Jaybird X3 Wireless Sport Headphones to arrive in Singapore

Looking for a great pair of wireless earbuds for your outdoor lifestyle? The Jaybird X3 now comes with enhanced sound, customisable audio options and an improved secure-fit, in its classic low profile design.
Price: SGD $215
Availability: Pre-Order from Apr 27, 2017; In-stores by May 4, 2017

What’s New?

The Jaybird X3 promises an enhanced sound experience with an improved 6mm driver this time around. Physically, the X3 is now smaller, making it the first in the X-Series to be helmet compatible.

Multi-device pairing is also on the cards. You can now pair two sets of X3 headphones to one device and even pair your X3s to two devices simultaneously.
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Review: Jaybird X2 Sweatproof Wireless Earbuds

Been using the Jaybird X2 (review set) for a couple of weeks now. They are a sweet pair of in-ear sports wireless earphones that promises good music as you work out with great sound isolation.

Box Contents

The Jaybird X2 comes with :

  • X2 Wireless Buds
  • Comply™ Foam Ear Tips
  • Silicone Ear Tips
  • Secure-Fit Ear Fins
  • Cord Management Clips
  • USB 2.0 Charging Cable
  • Silicone Sport Carry Case

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The different sized cups, as well as different materials offer a snug, customised fit. There are holders for over or under ear placement to make them even more secure. Audio quality is decent, with good all around sound largely helped by securing an excellent fit. And they are perfect for the gym or for an outdoor run. Other earbuds have a tendency to slip out once your start perspiring but these Jaybirds stay snug in the ears.

Although personally, I find them a tad uncomfortable when worn for over an hour. I am already using the smallest holders and ear plugs. I might have small ears?

The Audio Experience

I’m not able to compare it to the previous version but the ear buds held up nicely against a variety of songs. Bass is good, coupled by the tight, secure fit, especially if you use the Comply tips. I like that the overall response was quite neutral, with the lows, mids, highs not overpowering each other. The Jaybird X2 excels in sound isolation, and when fitted properly, it is able to remove significant portion of background noise, leaving just you and the music.

The bluetooth does skip / drop slightly, not sure if it’s due to a congested bandwidth when stucked on the MRT, but otherwise performance has been quite stable. I noticed that skipping audio become more frequent when the battery is low. That’s also about the same time the Jaybird X2 cues you that the battery level is low. On that note, battery life is rated at 8 hours and it’s true to spec, often able to last a decent 8-9 hours on a stretch.

Features

8 Hour Battery Life

The battery life is rated at 8 hours and it’s true to spec. Typically it lasts me about a week for my daily up / down commute. The charging port is located under the right earbud cap.

Pairable to 8 devices

You can pair it to your mobile phones for commute, to your tablets when you are couch surfing, or to your smart watch (like Sony Smartwatch 3) if that’s what you take with you for jogs.

Sweat-Proof

The earphones are designed for the sports enthusiasts. I had a couple of bluetooth earphones damaged by sweat but this particular pair looks pretty sturdy. Jaybird X2 also a lifetime warranty against sweat.

Super Light and Snug Fit

At only 13.8g, the Jaybird X2 is super lightweight, I won’t even notice it if it’s draped around my neck. The included ear fins allow you to wear the Jaybird X2 both over and under ear, so you can choose your own preferred way. I prefer the over ear, since the cords don’t dangle around your neck.

Verdict

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The Jaybird X2 retails for $259 in Singapore, at major retailers, and you can also buy in online from Lazada. Worth it for the sports enthusiast? Mostly. It’s a tad expensive but you get a great pair of sweat proof bluetooth earbuds that stays in place during your workout. While research haven’t show that music during runs boost performance, it does help with the boredom and monotony of running for me!

Jaybird releases the next gen wireless sports ear buds X2

Designed for the sport enthusiasts, the new sweat-proof Jaybird X2 will be available in Singapore from today. They are the second generation to the rather popular BlueBuds X, which are standalone bluetooth earbuds for the sports enthusiasts. The new X2s have improved ear fin ergonomics, longer battery life, new vibrant colours, and an enhanced bluetooth signal to match your active lifestyle. This time around, the retail package will also include three sizes of comply sport memory foam ear tips, which were previously sold separately. These foam tips help ensure a better ear canal fit for you to immerse yourself to your workout tunes.

The X2 will be available at all leading electronic retailers from October (today), at the recommended retail price of $259. We will follow up with a review soon!

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