I’ve been super eager to tell you guys about these JayBird Bluebuds X headphones for quite some time now.
For the past couple of months, I’ve been sporting these snazzy new headphones with me on my treadmill workouts and while sitting at my desk working (at home – probably wouldn’t work too well at work).
A lot of the time when I do my treadmill workouts at home, they’re first thing in the morning. That being said, I don’t really have the option of blaring the music loud, since hubby is still sleeping right above me. So up until I was introduced to the Bluebuds X, I would typically just use the earbuds that came with my iPhone and would plop the phone on the front of the treadmill.
It worked, BUT…the cord for the earbuds was ALWAYS getting in my way. Granted, I’m really only walking these days, so the arms aren’t flapping around too much. But this also proved to be an issue when I’d do my favorite 10-10-10 treadmill workout. Since that workout has me hopping on and off the treadmill numerous times, it just got to the point where I said screw it…that is, UNTIL I started using the BlueBuds X.
The thing about the BlueBuds X headphones, in addition to some other great features, is that there is NO cord to get in the way. Thanks to Bluetooth technology, all of my music can be transmitted right through the headphones without the messy tangles of cords in the way.
At first, it seemed like it might be a bit difficult to get the headphones set up, but I was honestly surprised at just how easy it was. To get them in sync with my iPhone, all I had to do was turn on Bluetooth (by going to Settings) and then press a button on the headphones to connect.
A light on each of the earbuds flashes to let you know that everything is set up properly and is trying to connect, and within a few seconds, you should have your music up and running!
Another thing that the BlueBuds X emphasizes is that quality sound is derived from a quality, properly fitting earbud…and because of that philosophy, the BlueBuds X headphones come with three different sizes of earbuds to allow you to ensure you’re getting a proper fit.
I wound up giving all three sizes a test run and it turns out that the middle-sized pair was best for me.
I was curious to see how they would stay put in my ears, since I feel like I have the hardest time getting earbuds to stay put, but I was pleasantly surprised at just how snug of a fit they gave, especially considering the fact that they’re a little heavier than the earbuds I had been wearing. I think a big contributor to the snug fit is the additional ear cushions that help keep things secure.
I would stress to anyone using the Bluebuds X headphones to definitely take the time to test out all of the sizes to ensure you have a proper fit. When I tried a few of the others that were too big/small, the quality of the sound and overall experience wasn’t nearly as good as it was when I found the right sizes.
*There’s also TWO different options to wear the earbuds. First, you can wear them in the traditional, under-ear setting, which is designed for listening to music and/or taking phone calls. The other way to ear them is up and over the tops of your ears.
This is designed for those who may be playing sports and don’t want the cord hanging down in front of your neck. Instead, the cord fits securely behind the head. For me personally, I liked wearing the earbuds under the ear but with the cord behind my head. But everyone is different, so you’d have to see what works best for you!
Some other features of the headphones:
- Quality sound using their special SHIFT audio.
- Secure fit with three different sizes of ear buds and ear cushion.
- 8 hour battery life.
- Easy to access buttons to control volume, song selection, etc.
- Strong signal so no dropping of the sound.
- Lifetime warranty against sweat.
- Easy to follow set-up guide.
- USA Triathalon official training headphones.
BlueBuds X Giveaway
Jaybird has offered to give away one pair of the BlueBuds X headphones to a lucky STSL reader (a value of $169.95!).
- Leave a comment on this post telling me one of your biggest pet peeves about headphones.
- Follow @JayBirdSport on twitter and tweet about the giveaway: “I want to win a pair of @JayBirdSport BlueBuds X headphones from @SweetToothCourt! – http://wp.me/p1g6nA-bVh #PowerYourPassion” and leave a separate comment letting me know that you did.
I’ll choose a random winner on Wednesday, April 3rd. Good Luck!
Disclosure: I received the Bluebuds X headphones free for review. Jaybird also provided compensation for my time. All opinions, as always, are 100% my own, real, honest opinions.