Product name: Jaybird X3 Sport Bluetooth Headset
Recommended place to buy: Amazon
Warranty: $29.99 for 4 years
Rating: 7.5 out of 10
Hey what’s up guys I’m Sujandar here. This is a quick review of the Jaybird X3 Sport Bluetooth Headset. The super portable Bluetooth wireless earbuds connected by a wire unlike the more expensive Apple Airpods. The X3 is definitely an incremental improvement to the Jaybird X2 which makes sense because it’s not like they are smartphones where there are new features to add every year.
So, these will be very familiar to those who have seen the Jaybird X2 or even the original Jaybird Bluebloods X which is fine because those are also both pretty good.
So first off, the new shape is different and it’s a bit of a new design. If you look at these earbuds, they are a bit smaller in volume than the Jaybird X2 and they are a bit shorter and also a bit lighter which helps with the comfort. The important part of this Earbuds is the back. It is that they are now flat on the back. So, the Jaybird X3 are now what I’ll call hat proof. So, while the other earbuds had a sort of round bulbous back that would stick out of your ears more, these X3 stick out less.
They don’t get caught as easily. So, if you have like a winter hat to put on over the top of your earbuds that works better or if you ride like a motorcycle and it needed to go under a helmet this new design helps a lot with that. Then the shape of the fins as well which I do use are also slightly more curved which helps with the fit. They were already pretty good at not falling out of my ear, but this helps even more and sort of passive seagull that it forms over your ear.
That is extremely good even with the rubber tips that I use but as you can see, they do come with both the rubber tips in different sizes and the comply foam that molds to your ear. You can even get a better seal there. Also, this soft touch plastic finish instead of the glossy ones are really better. Which I’ll recommend buying a matte black. Plus, now there is a little more metal to bolster to build quality.
As an athlete I’ll take any enhancements to the build. I can get there fully sweat and water-resistant again you can beat them up and take them out on a sand take them to the track wherever they can hang. Now they technically have new divers inside the new six-millimeter driver with a more of a cone-shaped cylinder housing.
Listening to the Jaybird X3 wireless is that it has a slightly wider sound stage like a little better instrument separation which is cool to hear but overall the sound profile from the Jaybird X3’s lows, mids and highs are very similar to their previous model X2. I’m streaming Apple music over Bluetooth audio from my phone to wireless earbuds so, it’s everyday use.
They sound great. So, the one thing that can be considered either an upside or a downside or both is the new controller and the battery. Instead of being built into the earbuds itself now the battery is in the controller. So, you will still get roughly 8 hours of streaming battery life which is on the high end of what you can get out of any wireless earbuds.
New Charging Method
Now the charging method is different here. There is this little cradle thing here with the pins. It works fine. You just must line up the pins and click it into the place and it should start charging. In the ends it’s like a full-size USB so it works pretty much anywhere.
But now the downside here is you can’t forget this little charged cable you got to remember to bring this thing on trips if you lose it you are kind of stranded because you can’t just plug the headphones right into a cable like a normal earbud. So yeah, a bit of a mixed bag here that you now require this little cradle to charge. I guess I consider that as the biggest downside.
Then for What I would consider to be the biggest upside in my opinion of the newJaybird X3 is the price. So, when the Jaybird X2 were first launched they were about $179.99 for most places they are premium but for what you are getting for the price is A plus. So, you might have expected the Jaybird X3 to follow the suit well they don’t. These X3’s are slightly better at $159.99. That is already a great price for an improvement over the headphones that launched for over $180.00 so that’s dope. Thank you Jaybird for that
It is happy to see that jaybird is pricing their products competitively now. I’m not saying these headphones are a hundred percent worth it for everyone but if you often exercise they are a great a value. I have been using the Bose sound sport wireless for running but for $20 less I might just make the switch to these. I hope, this helped if you were thinking of buying the Jaybird X3. If you have any questions or comments let me know below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.