What's the general consensus on the Jaybird Bluebuds?
Are they still considered the best sounding in-ear bluetooth earphones?
Anyone know who has the best price for them?
I've used mine since August and at least 2 half marathons, a full marathon and plenty of hours at the gym and I'm very happy with them. They recently had a coupon for 25% off but I think it ended on Christmas Day. Check Amazon and if you don't want to get them online, Best Buy will match the price.
I have no problems wearing them over ear with controls on the right. It is kind of comical that they don't seem to care about correct l and r though.
It's a bit of a problem because the microphonics of the cable are absolutely terrible when under-ear, or you get reversed channels when over-ear. It would seem to be a simple firmware change to reverse them too, but of course unlike some other Bluetooth headsets and headphones, Jaybird doesn't do user-updated firmware.
So I have these now. I must say, I'm pleasantly surprised how good they sound. They can handle every genre I've tried so far, unlike the cheap POS Philips that were pretty much diarrhea for my ears. SO nice to have nice sounding buds again.
I'm still trying to get the best placement/fit/seal though. I'm using them wrapped around my ears with the cable cinched. They still tend to come loose after a bit, so I'm wondering about using different tips, possibly foams.
For those who do use foam tips, are yours soft or solid core? I ordered some black tips, but they arrived with soft cores and they just bunch up and don't hold their shape well. I find the solid core foamies to sound and fit better.