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Jaybird - X4 Wireless Headphones - Storm Metallic/Glacier-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 443 reviews

84%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally, workout 'earphones' that survive sweat!

    Posted
    gabemstr
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I've a wide variety of headphones and earphones, but these are the first Jaybirds I've owned and had the pleasure of using. Yes the in-style truly wireless earbuds that most people go for nowadays are ear pods, but they'ren't practical for working out especially with all the sweat generated. When I sweat, my entire shirt is drenched, that after the workout I change my shirt, and that shirt gets fully drenched as I'm cooling off. I want you to understand the amount of sweat generated. And this is why I've never enjoyed listening to music on runs, because nothing can handle my sweat. These Jaybird X4s have finally solved the problem. Being IPX7 Waterproof, sweat is nothing to them. I've other earphones that are water resistant or sweat proof that I feel aren't sufficient and get more wet than they should, and sometimes I feel a bit of an electric shock in my ears (not good I know), but so far the X4 has done wonders. No longer do I've to worry about them breaking, and about me worrying I'll get shocked in the ears. Also, they're very comfortable and don't easily fall out of my ears! I run a combination of trails and on the treadmill, and it always annoyed me when one side of the earbuds would come off while running, and I couldn't focus on my run as I was focused on making sure it wouldn't fall out of my ear or have to think about adjusting them. Keep your earpods for your commute to work or while working or in a coffee shop, but use your Jaybird X4 for your workouts.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great until you sweat

    Posted
    Brian
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I received the X3s as a gift and started to see some issues with the headphone on the side with controls after using them running a few times. I tried to deal with it to see if the sound would return to normal quality, which it didn't. The battery also stopped holding a charge for more than a couple hours so I contacted support and they sent me a new pair of X4s. I was really excited. After running for a couple months in these, the headphone on the side with the controls lost all bass sound, is quieter overall, and sounds distorted. The headphones were great until I sweat in them and I think the sweat got into the controls and ruined the sound on both pairs of headphones that I used. I won't be buying from jaybird in the future after having two pairs of headphones fail after wearing while running - something they advertise that you will be able to do.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Jaybird Support Team

      Hi Brian,

      We're sorry to hear that the Jaybird X4 lost audio on the right side and we'll be glad to help you out! Just send us an email at Jaybirdlistens@Jaybirdsport.com and we will get you taken care of.

      Please try the following to resolve the issue of your headset:

      1. Put your buds in pairing mode. Turn the buds off, then press and hold the Power Button for more than 4 sec until you see alternating red/green LED.
      2. While the LED is flashing red / green double press the Power Button.
      3. The LED will turn orange and your buds will turn off.

      Isolate the issue by testing with a different device or a device with a different OS and checking your device's equalizer settings.
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      Bruce
      Jaybird Customer Experience
      #poweryourpassion jaybird

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best on the market hands down!

    Posted
    Angie
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Wanted earbuds with decent sound to use in the gym so I figured Powerbeats 3 would be the best because of them being owned by apple now. WRONG! They started malfunctioning after heavy use and sweat ofcourse so I had to return them. Picked up these Jaybirds and they sounds SOOO much better than the powerbeats and were cheaper too. Jaybird all the way!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Bluetooth headphones

    Posted
    J0A0A7
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    For being my first pair of Jaybird headphones the experience has been good. Out of the box you get plenty of ear tips and wings to find a comfortable size. The app is very well designed and provides extra functionality for the headphones like adjusting equalizer setings or setting them up. Equalizer settings works well with my Android device and with most music players. One of my favorite features is how Jaybird allows you to upload your equalizer profile to share just like you would with your Spotify playlist. I found several ones that I like already and being able to preview them without having to save them is nice. Sound quality has been good with difference genres of music from rock to hip hop music. The headphones seem to be built well and being sweat and water resistant should help with the durability term. My only gripe would be how you charged them. I can see why they designed it this way due to the water/sweat resistant design but if you forget to bring the charging cable you will have no way to charge them. Jaybird does offer a charge crade that uses a micro usb connection but for now it's sold out at this time. Overall I could not find any cons besides the short proprietary charging cable. Battery life is decent and the sound coming out from the headphones is good. With the additional ear tips and wings provided they don't fall off easily and are comfortable to use for an extended period of time. The Jaybird x4 should be on top of your list of Bluetooth headphones that you are considering purchasing. For future purchases I will definitely be considering Jaybird.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound. The Jaybird App is a must have to use

    Posted
    MVilla
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    This is my first time owning a pair of Jaybird Bluetooth wireless headphones. I have previously owned a Powerbeats3, but do currently own a Powerbeats X. This somewhat reminds me of the Powerbeats 3, though not entirely (and had a great plague of problems with the Powerbeats 3 due to supposedly not really sweatproof, and I sweat a lot). I have tried these so far only one time at the gym doing sweaty cardio, and so far they still are functional. They somewhat remained stuck inside during the duration of my workout (you have to push them back in sometimes, which has been the same with any type of earbuds for me). Asides from that, the Jay birds X4 came in a nicely packaged box, with a compartment "door" that shows the other accessories such as your different size earbuds/tips, carrying case, along with a USB charger. When I first put them on, the ear tips that were already on them stock, didn't seem to stick well. They would slip out. Fortunately as I was going through the bag of different ear tips, I have found one that are supposedly mushy like, or memory foam like, but they do stick and creates a great seal of isolation. As I played some music, it sounded pretty well. Though I understand that there's a companion app for this. Of course first you would have to pair your Jaybirds, and then launch the app. Sometimes in the app, it will show that no devices are connected, but it only takes about a few seconds or a bit so and then you are all set showing your connected. The companion app is a must have to use these. The "bring the bass" preset is ideal for alternative rock music or heavy metal. However, in my case with the iPhone, it does have an equalizer in the music settings. For the most part, pretty much from owning the first iphone, that setting has been mostly off. I have not tried listening to these with the equalizer settings onto a different preset, and at the same time having a preset on the Jaybird's app. I can imagine that it may cause some over modulating or some distortion. I would pretty much say to leave the equalizer off in the music settings of the iPhone, or any other smart phone (that supports the companion app. @@@@@@@ The Bluetooth range is good, as I tested this from going from one room in the house (leaving my phone behind), down the hallway, and right entering the kitchen there's some hiccups or disconnect. But my phone will be always in close range. I find the charger to be something different, rather than a common mini usb plug or anything else, there's metal contacts that you align with to the Jaybirds' contacs, to charge. I believe that will be easy to get used to. I often have the loop under my chin that around/over my neck (the same with the powerbeats 3), that appears the only good way for me to wear them. But I'll definitely start using these more from time to time, and will try them next when it comes to swimming. I believe these are a great alternative to AirPods or powerbeats, and reasonably priced too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Jaybird X4 improvement over the X3.

    Posted
    CrysisComplex
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 100 ContributorTop 100 Contributor

    Jaybird really stride themselves on making great affordable prices at a good sound, The Jaybird X4 is miles better than the previous models and the durability is top notch. The design is nice giving green and black and is much more sporty than the X3. In the box, they give you everything you need to get started and customize the earbuds. The earbuds and fins fit the size to your ear just right and they stay in my ears when I'm working out. Speaking of working out I did get this X4s as wet as I can. from the rain in Chicago (strange weather) to the sweat and they kept going as they are rated IPX7. They sound great and is a nice set of headphones, all sound is balanced with a nice bass. These are not the most audiophile earbuds but they come in handy when you need them. Mids and lows are fine enough to the ears, BT connection seems to not degrade the music that much with these. Battery life is what these headphones are great for. I have had the full 8 hours of charge and took these headphones for about a week and a half at the gym without changing them out. The 5 min. the quick charge comes in handy. The X4 is a monster when it comes to the battery. The Jaybird App you can bring the most out of these X4s which lets you set the EQ among other things. The app itself is quick and does the job. I have no grips about that. You can also save the settings on the app within the earbud itself so if you change devices your settings will remain the same. The mic is fine with calls so you would have problems there. Overall they are a nice pair and does the job. It has all the nice features you need in this day an age such as the IPX7. Everything seems to work just fine in my week and a half of testing. The Jaybird X4 are solid headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Excellent headphones, but a fatal flaw

    Posted
    BobinVA
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    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    I've been on a quest to find the perfect Bluetooth headphones, and my latest foray is the Jay Bird X4 model that just came out. A friend has been raving about the X3s, so I was very excited to learn that the X4s were coming onto the market. I jumped at the chance to get them for myself. Did they live up to my expectations? Read on... The X4s come with 3 sets of silicone fins that help the X4s stay put in your ears, as well as 2 different sizes of comply foam tips (a nice touch) and 2 sizes of silicone tips. These are necessary to get the right fit, since the fit's critical to fully enjoying these earbuds. It's important to take the time to try out the different tips and sizes of fins so that you truly get a good fit. This was an area that I didn't fully appreciate, as I'm accustomed to buying lower-quality earbuds and just going with the default setup. The X4s are designed to be used in one of two different ways: with the cord going over your ears, or with the cords hanging down below your ears/behind your neck. The over the ear configuration is great for running. With the innovative cord tightener, the cord is tight against the back of your head and doesn't restrict your ability to turn your head to either side. This is something I really loved, and is one of the reasons that these are such good earbuds. The other configuration, with the cord going around the back of your neck, is much easier to pop into your ears and go, but it can be annoying when the cord drags against your skin while turning your head. In my opinion, this is partially due to the fact that the cord is flat, and a smaller diameter round cord would alleviate this. Either way, the X4s are not going to move while using them during exercise. They're sweat and waterproof, meaning you don't have to worry about them during a workout, and they can just be rinsed off afterward. The sound quality of the X4s is outstanding! One of the reasons for this is that Jay Bird has included an app that allows you to customize the EQ settings and send them to the earbuds, making them available for all your listening, no matter the source. Getting the right fit in the ear canal is important to getting the right sound quality. Call quality is also excellent, probably better than any other Bluetooth headset I've used, including those dedicated to phone calls. There was one area where I thought the X4s were disappointing, and unfortunately, it's a big one. The area is Bluetooth connectivity. The X4s were especially sensitive to the location of the phone on my body while walking or running. If I put it in a back pocket on the side of my body opposite the controls, the signal would drop out frequently. During an audiobook, this would cause me to miss out on words. Using the over-ear configuration made this problem even worse, rendering them basically unusable. To me, this is a critical flaw, since there's not much point to wireless earbuds if they can't maintain a connection. If not for the Bluetooth issue, I would have rated these higher, but that's a deal-breaker for me. For comparison, I used some of my other Bluetooth headphones, and subjected them to the same positioning of the phone that I used with the X4s, but none of my other models exhibited the same problem. Perhaps this is something that can be improved through updated firmware (if that's even possible), but for now it prevents me from liking these as much as I wish. The excellent audio quality, good fit and high quality build make these something I want to love, but can't quite get there due to the Bluetooth issue. Maybe I got a bad unit. I will definitely increase my rating if this can be fixed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome earphones with great sound & comfort.

    Posted
    optimummind
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    ==== Summary ==== The Jaybird X4 earphones blew me away with its quality build, supreme comfort, and excellent audio quality. It does so many things right - light & durable, super comfortable in the ears, water resistant, excellent control over sound through the custom EQ app, great audio, and long battery life. Athletes will love the Jaybird X4 as well as casual users who value sound quality and water resistance flexibility. Jaybird has lived up to the hype and has created a very good and compelling product. These are fantastic earphones. Pros: -Light and comfortable design. -Secure fit with soft ear fins/hooks. -Both the silicone & Comply foam ear tips are comfortable. -Comfly foam ear tips provide great natural/passive sound isolation. -Fantastic audio quality (with in-app EQ adjustment). -Good phone call quality. -Excellent battery life. -Earphone control buttons work well. -Excellent Jaybird app (custom EQ, battery status, Find my buds). -IPX7 water resistance. -Quick charge. -Tangle-resistant cord. -Cord cinch is useful. Cons: -Very short (~3") & propriety charge cradle cable with no wall charger. ==== Design & Comfort ==== The Jaybird X4 earphones are designed very well - for both athletes and casual earphone users. It is light, made with durable materials and quality plastic, very comfortable for extended usage during normal & physical activities, and come with both soft silicone and Comply foam ear tips (in different sizes). Between the two types of ear tips, I prefer the Comply foam tips (size small). They are more comfortable to wear and they also offer better passive sound isolation than the silicone ones. In addition, sound quality gets a boost, especially in bass-heavy songs. The ear fins come in two different sizes as well and they're soft and compliant and fit inside the ears snugly and securely. I'm a jogger and the X4 was an excellent running companion with its secure fitment, outside noise isolation, and comfort. During my usual 5 to 6 miles run, I sweat profusely so it was good to know that the X4 is IP7X water resistant. I also appreciate being able to quickly clean the earphones with water without fear of damaging them. The Jaybird X4 is controlled with a 3-button remote module located near the right earpiece - volume up, volume down, and the middle multi-function button. The middle button is used for Power On, Power Off, Bluetooth pairing, answering/ending phone calls, and launching Google Assistant (with my Samsung Galaxy S9+). Everything worked smoothly and perfectly. The X4's battery is replenished by a charge cradle with a cable. One side of the charge cradle snaps onto the body of the remote module of the X4 and you then plug the other end of the cable into a charger or device that accepts USB Type A. I successfully charged the X4 by plugging it in to my laptop, my desktop PC, and one of my smartphone chargers. It took a little while for me to get used to snapping on the charge cradle to the X4. It was kind of annoying trying to align the pins on the charge cradle to the remote module despite the four small guiding tabs on the charge cradle that help with the alignment. I'm sure muscle memory will kick in soon, though, and the process will become easier and faster through time and repetition. With that said, I prefer this charge cradle method over having to using my fingernail to pull back a rubber or plastic flap before inserting a charging cable. I believe Jaybird is using this method to meet its water resistance and durability requirements. All in all, Jaybird has created some awesome hardware with lots of thoughtful and useful features. 10 out of 10 from me~! ==== Sound Quality ===== Out of the box, I found the sound to be just so-so though it was still better than my other two wired Bluetooth earphones - some $30 earphones from Amazon and a $100 JLab earphones. Once I opened the Jaybird app and played around with the EQ settings, however, the sound quality became FANTASTIC and AWESOME. I started with the "Warmth" preset profile and made sound quality my own by adjusting the Low, Mid, and High ranges within the "Customize" option. After saving & applying my custom preset, my enjoyment of music from the Jaybird X4 went from a 7 to 10 out of 10. I highly recommend everyone to invest some time and play around inside the EQ settings to tailor the music to one's personal tastes. It really does make a HUGE difference. I'm not what you call an audiophile but the X4 - after EQ tuning - has really impressed me with its sound quality. The sound is crisp and clear, the bass is pretty decent (for Bluetooth earphones), sound separation and dynamic range are well-presented, and it delivers very well-balanced audio. I love it. Is it as good or better than over-the-ear headphones such as the Sony 1000XM3 or Bose QC35 Series II? Of course not. But for wired Bluetooth earphones that offer easy portability, lightness, and durability during physical activities, I don't think one can do better than the Jaybird X4. 10 out of 10~! ==== Battery life ==== The X4 offers very good battery life. 8 to 9 hours of playtime is higher than most other similar competing products and you won't have to charge it midday like you do with those small wire-free Bluetooth earphones. 10 out of 10. ==== Conclusion ==== Jaybird has created an excellent product in the Jaybird X4. It is stylish, light, well-built, super comfortable, durable, easy to use, and provides fantastic sound quality. The icing on the cake is its IPX7 water resistance and long battery life. For anyone that asks me to recommend a good pair of wireless Bluetooth earphones, I'll tell them to get the Jaybird X4. It is some good stuff.

    I would recommend this to a friend