Redefining The Experience Of Brilliant Sound – The Jaybird X2 Headphones
Note that this is a re-review of the Jaybird X2 earbuds. One of our other reviews already reviewed these in-ear headphones and we are simply reviewing the product again. You can check out our previous review of the Jaybird X2 earbuds here. Having said this, let us start our review of these earbuds.
It is rightly said that necessity is the mother of invention. With the fast growing world, everything needs to be constantly upgraded and so does the world of music and sound. In the past few years, there has been some incredible advancement in the field of music and sound. Unlike the past where music was played only with instruments; today technology has completely changed the face of music. We have entered a digital era today and one cannot help but marvel at how music has evolved and continues to evolve every single day.
At a concert, you can hear your heart thumping away at the loud sound thrown out by those massive speakers but on the other hand, when you are back home and want to enjoy some music or out on a walk, your headphones seem to be your best buddy. Headphones are nothing but miniature speakers that function exactly the way a regular speaker does; just that they are lighter on the ears. If you desire to experience really fine quality sound, if you are particular about hearing the sound of every instrument distinctly or basically if you are someone who is really serious about music, then the latest addition by Jaybird, called the Jaybird X2 Headphones will certainly be your best bet.
These headphones are primarily designed for people who love music and love themselves. Primarily designed for all the sports and fitness enthusiasts; Jaybird has always been a top favorite amongst them. Headphones that are designed for sports enthusiasts have to be designed differently; special care has to be taken regarding the size, fit, performance etc.
Jaybird is a leading company based in America that has been in the limelight these days for its latest addition called the Jaybird X2 Headphones. Their previous product called the Bluebuds X Earphones had already created a noteworthy impact in the nation and people were anticipating nothing less than brilliant from these manufacturers for their next launch.
Jaybird as a company understands the need to keep pace with the current trending technologies in the world and perhaps tapped into the need of creating Bluetooth Headphones. Formerly Bluetooth transmissions didn’t have great reception and so one couldn’t expect the high-quality sound to be transmitted efficiently. However, wireless radio has grown by leaps and bounds today and Bluetooth transmission allows one to experience very high-quality sound. The company proudly advertises their latest product as “perfection in wireless sound” – and this thorough review will help you determine if their claims are really promising or a mere hype.
Amazing features of this product
- Uninterrupted Music – now you can enjoy uninterrupted music with the help of SignalPlus. No more being restricted by signal losses. Use your music device anywhere on your body. Let your workouts be hassle-free.
- Fit – the headphones are created with keeping the fitness and sports enthusiasts in mind. It offers a great fit wherein one need not worry about the headphones popping out while running or any other activity. Also one doesn’t have to worry about the sound being muffled due to speedy movements during exercising; the headphones stay intact in one place and offer a smooth sound experience. They fit securely and one could plug them into the top of the ears, back or even under, as it suits best. The enhanced fit offers great comfort.
- Sweat-proof – fitness enthusiasts delight when they sweat it out but we all know that sweat and headphones aren’t friends. These headphones are designed to be 100% sweat-proof. One should not mistake them as waterproof and use them in the pool, though. The material used to make the product ensures that it can protect the machine installed in the headphones against sweat.
- Clarity of sound – Bluetooth has never been much appreciated when it comes to music as the quality of the sound is lost out in the transmission. However, you will be more than glad to know that these headphones offer terrific clarity and far outweigh any other rival competitor in the market for Bluetooth wireless sound.
- Battery life – the first question that will spring up in your mind as you consider purchasing wireless headphones is its battery life. The manufacturers claim that the battery lasts for up to 8 hours on a single charge. With limited use, they promise that the headphones can last up to a week without charging.
The design and why it matters
- Minimalistic approach:
The current trend of minimalistic design is a top favorite and the manufacturers have ensured that they keep the product to being as close to minimalistic as possible. The look of the product is elegant and sporty.
- More colors:
Their previous product called the BlueBuds X was available in only two colors but this time with the Jaybird X2, the manufacturers are offering their customers a host of trendy, smart, bold and beautiful colors for their new gear. You could choose from these 6 colors: Midnight Black, Storm White, Alpha, Ice, Fire, and Charge.
- Durability and Warranty:
You may be a little apprehensive about the durability of the product by looking at the plastic make. However, here is some news for you; the product comes with a lifetime warranty against damages related to sweat and otherwise, in general, it offers a one year warranty for the product as a whole. They have used fine plastic material that makes the product strong and sturdy and thereby perfect to be used in gyms and for exercising purposes.
- Added features:
The Jaybird X2 comes with three new pairs of tips which are made of Comply memory foam. One is sure to find a perfect fit for their ears with one of these tips. This guarantees you that the in-ear fins (as they call it) will stay steady inside and lets you enjoy an uninterrupted workout as you do not have to worry about moving the headphones back in place each time.
- Carrying case:
The all new carrying case comes in a clamshell design made out of silicone that is not just great looking as compared the previous case but also offers greater protection to the headphones and more ease and convenience in taking them out and putting them back in after use.
Why you should have this product
- Brilliant fit:
One of the key factors that a fitness person would consider before buying a pair of headphones is how the product really fits in the ears. The greatest advantage of this product is that it uses Comply foam tips which are fabulous when it comes to giving you a perfect fit. No longer do you have to be worried about the headphones falling off and getting your workout interrupted. The box pack comes with three tips and one would certainly find that the product has a great fit from day one. The tips come in three sizes and you can find one that fits best. The fins work to keep the seal locked in at all times giving you a secure fit. Another advantage is that you could use it over the ear, on or under as per your comfort and convenience.
- Sound quality:
Generally one wouldn’t expect great quality sound from Bluetooth transmission but you would be pleasantly surprised to know that this product offers a real fine sound experience that stands almost matchless as compared to the other competitors in wireless sound. The high and mid range of the sounds ensure that one enjoys an overall great experience.
The Bluetooth connectivity is just fabulous. The signals are transmitted smoothly offering a great sound experience. One would find it easy to change devices from one to another too. The manufacturers have used the Shift Premium Bluetooth audio which is undoubtedly one of the best in the market today when it comes to technology used for Bluetooth transmission.
- Call quality:
You could attend to calls comfortably on this headphone. The clarity of the phone call is superior too. Thus even if you’re plugged in the headphones in a different position, the sound quality will still stay intact. Although they are meant for sports enthusiasts, you could comfortably enjoy using them as regular headphones that offer great sound at home to listen to music or take calls.
- The cable:
Firstly the cable is longer than the usual cables. Also, one of the problems is that whenever the cable touches you, it produces a sound in your ear, which can be a little annoying.
- Battery life:
The manufacturers claim that they battery last a good 8 hours on a single charge. However, on regular use the battery last for roughly around 6.5 hours. The other drawback is that it takes a long 2 hours for a machine that small to get charged and to add to it, the device switches off while charging means you cannot use it when it is charging.
- Low bass:
One of the biggest disadvantages of this machine is that the bass sound it offers is not very great. Since this equipment is used by sports persons, one would need a loud bass sound that keeps one going as their heart beat increases; sadly, this product doesn’t offer that to its users.
The Final Verdict
We would definitely claim that there are more pros than cons to this product. There are very few products in the market today that offer this kind of excellence in performance. The Jaybird X2 is a product that falls a little on the steeper side when it comes to pricing however if you notice closely and observe how much the manufacturers have tried to pack into a machine as small as this one, then you would not find a reason not to purchase this product.
Sports enthusiasts understand the role that music plays in fitness. One may think that the two fields are not linked but the truth is that the bass sound that an upbeat song can provide a runner will ensure that he keeps at it, it pushes him beyond his limits; that’s exactly when exercising becomes a satisfying experience, when we are pushed beyond what we can do. Thus it is good to invest in a pair of sturdy and durable headphones that offers great sound too. This product by Jaybird has already taken the market by a storm since its launch.
Wait no longer. For all those fitness freaks, this product will certainly ensure it pushes you to reach greater heights and for those of us who are contemplating about getting fit, this product will play a great role in inviting you to love your workouts. Connect these headphones to your device, download a playlist that you love and run your way to getting fit as you enjoy an amazing sound experience that accompanies you all the way through.