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Jaybird Bluebuds X still the best bluetooth earphones? Who has the best price?

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Thread Starter 

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?

post #2 of 18

I paid $120 on Amazon a couple of weeks back, but the price jumps around a lot. Not perfect, but pretty happy with them for BT, for gym. Compare favorably with aptX.

post #3 of 18
My JayBird's have surpassed my expectations.
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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.  

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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.  

That's what I did - matched at Best Buy and used some certs to get it down to $65 out of pocket. I think these are great for bluetooth headphones. Can't directly compare to other bluetooth since these are my first, but there is good body in the sound.

For those using Comply tips, just don't twist it as you're pushing it onto the tube. The tube started getting loose on me and after chatting with a Jaybird person, they told me that should not happen and to warranty it out.

Also, for those who didn't see it in the other thread, depending on how you wear them, the R and L channels may be backwards (if you care about that kind of thing). I.e., if you have them under ear, the L and R are correct. If you wear them over ear, they will be reversed.
post #6 of 18
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Scored a used set on eBay for $81.. should have them early next week, looking forward to it!

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Originally Posted by deltasun View Post

Also, for those who didn't see it in the other thread, depending on how you wear them, the R and L channels may be backwards (if you care about that kind of thing). I.e., if you have them under ear, the L and R are correct. If you wear them over ear, they will be reversed.

 

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. :dt880smile:

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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. dt880smile.png

I believe the earbuds are angled inwards to they say to have the controls on the left when over - ear. I may have missed someone saying that however.
post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by JBZ30 View Post

I believe the earbuds are angled inwards to they say to have the controls on the left when over - ear. I may have missed someone saying that however.

I think that's his point, that despite the wrong angle, he's still able to get them in without any fit issues.
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Oh ok. I made the mistake of using the controls on the right when over ear at first. For me it seemed more natural. Then I read something about the angles.
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I have not heard them, but you might take a look at the LG HB-800.

The Frequency Response looks impressive.

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I looked at the LGs (and others with dongles) but decided I didn't want anything around my neck or clipped to shirt. Mine are just for the gym.

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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.


Edited by jhoff80 - 1/4/14 at 1:19pm
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by Baroninkjet View Post
 

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. :dt880smile:

 

Same here. And yes.

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Originally Posted by kloan View Post
 

Scored a used set on eBay for $81.. should have them early next week, looking forward to it!

 

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.

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