Pros: Best sound quality from a running bluetooth headphone set.
Cons: Piss poor durability
Bought a set of bluebuds x in January 2015 ins Singapore at roughly S$230.00. I am not sure whether it was a sweat related issue or a battery issue, but my first pair failed on me within 2 months. I could "charge" it, but headset died almost immediately when i switched it on.
Went to the local warrenty center, had it exchanged for a new pair. This time i took additional care when charging the headphone, using my pc (low amperage) to charge the headset. Same thing happened to this headset. I was beginning to think that the sweat could have gotten into the device somehow.
Took it back to the warrenty center, managed to convince the warrenty center manager to replace my bluebuds x with a bluebuds x2. After 4 runs, the headset died on me again.
Now for something that costs more then S$100, i expected some form of reliability from it. This product is just disappointing. Don't get me wrong, audio quality is one of the best out there, when it comes to bluetooth headsets. But given the durability, this product is certainly not worth it. Not gonna try my luck with "sweat resistant" headsets anymore.
At this price point, I don't get the company's business model, which is to keep supplying it's customers with replacement units, knowing that's products will fail. Replacements may be easy in the US, but certainly not so in other countries.
I am now rocking sony b trainer, which is supposed to be "sweatproof". At S$350.00, it has a gps, hr monitior amongst other sensors. Pricewise this product is definitely worth it. See http://runningcommentarysg.blogspot.sg/2015/08/final-verdict-sonys-smart-b-trainer.html for independant reivew.
Will keep this review updated on the durability of the sonys.
Update: Sony B trainers are proving to be a excellent product. No issues with sweat. No signal drops. No issues with battery. Device's ability to track my runs, is outstanding. You will find that sound quality is above average. All in all an excellent product. Moving forward, I am definitely gonna be cautious when purchasing products from un established brands as compared to established brands.