jaybird x2 wireless bluetooth headphones review

Taking a look at the Jaybird X2 wireless Bluetooth headphones and all that they offer, are they really worth the price tag?

My girlfriend bought me a pair of X2s for Christmas and I’ve been using them for the past 2 months at the gym. I figured now, with some mileage on these things, I’m finally qualified to give my opinion.

Features

  • Compatible with any device that can play audio via Bluetooth
  • Work as a wireless phone or music player with a full range of remote controls
  • 3 different sizes of foam ear tips
  • 3 different sizes of rubber ear tips
  • 3 different sizes of sport ear fins
  • Clips for sizing the cord to fit snugly in the back or front of your head
  • Voice prompts
  • Lifetime warranty against sweat

Pros

  • The sound quality is stellar. While, obviously, anything over Bluetooth (and especially also over Spotify) will be compressed, this is the best you can hope for. The vocals are clear, the bass is present, and the maximum volume is acceptable.
  • The battery life is pretty good. I’ll forget to charge them for 3 days in a row and I’ll still have some battery left for my morning gym routine.
  • The included ear fins and ear tips allow the ear buds to fit snugly in my ear and I never have to worry about them falling out.
  • The x-fit clips and fitting options help to manage the cord depending on the size of your head. The cord can be looped through the little plastic clips in order to attain maximum comfort.
  • The included carrying case for the ear tips/ear fins/clips/charger is stylish and durable.

Cons

  • The foam ear tips are not very durable. Mine ripped completely after less than a month of normal use.
  • The piece of plastic underneath the cap that guards your charging port fell off the first day that I used the headphones. I ending up supergluing it back in place, but that absolutely shouldn’t happen.
  • Sometimes the Bluetooth connectivity can be finicky. I’ll have the unit fully charged and I’ll go to turn it on and it won’t respond. I keep the charger in my car so, in a pinch, I can plug it in for a second to kind of “reboot” it. This is probably the most annoying part of the headphones.

Bottom Line

Despite some annoyances with the Bluetooth connectivity and some shoddy durability, I feel that the Jaybird X2 Bluetooth headphones are a decent buy for the price range. They’re comfortable and they sound good, so I can look past their shortcomings when it comes to materials.

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