I’m a pretty active person, I Box, Muay Thai, Go on hikes and runs and I keep moving while listening to music – and the BlueBuds X are a great companion to have while on the go in the gym, at play at work or just chilling.

The Rundown:

2 Earbuds with a cord in the middle, and some controls. JayBird Bluebuds X are wireless earbuds that are sweat resistant – and have a lifetime guarantee. It pairs wirelessly thru Bluetooth.

Pairing:

You can pair up to 8 devices on the Bluebuds X and it uses Bluetooth 2.1 HDR coupled with Jaybird’s own special codec that’s called Shift Premium Bluetooth audio – it basically compresses the audio with high quality. Pairing is pretty simple – Turn on your device’s Bluetooth, and hit the center button on the Bluebuds X – You’ll hear a Beep, and once connected a voice prompt will saying so (Her name is Jenna). I’ve tried it with my BlackBerry Z30 and it works great! If you own an iPhone, it will display a battery indicator on the status bar. There was virtually no lag / skip at all and im very happy about that!

Controls:


On one side of the BlueBuds X, there’s a sliver of plastic where the controls and microphone are. The center button serves as the Power, Connect, Pause/Play and Redial (Double tap). The volume rockers – aside from controlling volume – serve as skip / next song (Long hold) 3 buttons and no fuss. Pretty simple to use.

Sound:

Sound quality on the BlueBuds X is superb. I was really impressed by the bass in particular and treble was very crisp and sharp, and mids had great tone, Overall sound quality is very rich. Alongside great sound quality, the Bluebuds X also did not let much sound pollution offering a great experience as a whole.

Call quality is also pretty good. Even if the mic is behind your ears, the flat cord is angled so that the mic is facing forward and towards your mouth. I was walking along katipunan during rush hour while talking to someone and it was pretty clear.

Whether you’re listening to music, making a call or listening to an audio book, the Bluebuds X will not disappoint.

Battery Life:

I have absolutely no idea how they crammed the battery in this thing. Seriously. On the Box the BlueBuds X shows 8 Hours of battery life per charge, so I tested it with a normal days use.

I started the day at 8, I went to work listening to music, made a few calls with it, came home around 6. Went to the gym while listening to music, Used it while boxing and working out in the gym. Went home listening to music and it’s still got juice left in it!

Checking battery life is pretty simple, in standby mode just press one of the volume rockers and you’ll see a small light on the buds – Green means you’re still pretty good. Red is nearing lowbatt. (Jenna will also tell you if you’re at 20%)

iOS users will have a battery monitor in the upper right. 

Fit:

Designed as sports buds, the BlueBird X goes above and beyond the call of duty. The Fit is comfortable, also thanks to the rubber cushions and the buds. You can wear them under ear OR over the ears – in over the ear mode JayBird provides clips so that you can neatly bundle the cable – providing for a tighter fit.

Aside from being comfortable, these things really stay in place. I went boxing with them and they didn’t even budge – which is awesome.

Here’s a video of my boxing with it.


Sweat Proof:

I sweat a lot – and I’ve broken a few headphones and earbuds because of sweat but not this pair. The Bluebuds X uses Liquipel to repel sweat from sensitive areas and it does so pretty effectively – and they put their money on it too with a lifetime guarantee. I got caught in the rain without an umbrella and I was just chugging along happily listening to music – even if I was soaking wet. Mind you it’s not waterproof so you can’t submerge it in water.

Inside the Box

  • BlueBuds X Premium Bluetooth Buds
  • 3 pair ear tips (S,M,L) none installed.
  • 3 pair secure fit ear cushions (S,M,L)
  • 2 X-Fit cord management clips
  • Standard Micro USB Cable
  • Premium Protective Carry Case

Shut up and take my money!

JayBird BlueBuds X are available for Php 7,490. A bit hefty but worth the investment – you’re getting a great set of earbuds that look great, fit perfectly and sound awesome and you can take with you on adventures. You can grab them from the following stores:

  • Beyond the Box
  • Altera
  • BCG
  • Astrovision
  • Automatic Centre
  • Digital Hub Baguio
  • Digital Hub Burgos Circle
  • Digital Hub Cagayan
  • District 32
  • Ecentral Cebu
  • iGig
  • iStudio
  • JMB Alabay Gadgets
  • Lazada
  • Listening Room
  • Mobile1
  • Power Hub
  • PRG Photoshop
  • R.O.X.
  • Runnr
  • Sencolink
  • Switch
  • Technoholics
  • Techshop

Check them out on: Facebook / Twitter / Instagram: JaybirdSport

Also if you’re looking for an awesome band to listen to check out the Ransom Collective here: https://www.facebook.com/theransomcollective

About the Author:

Rafael Oca is the Social Media Guy at The Circle Hostel, one of the co-hosts of The Big Time Show and also part of BlackBerry Elite. To Challenge him to a fight, Add him up on BBM 2B5C71A2, Follow him on Instagram and Twitter : @rafaeloca

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