Jaybird X3 Earphones
Jaybird X3 has heavy competition in the exercise-focused wireless earphone department, but it releases excellent –sounding products in the market. That raises the standard for the entire category. The Jaybird X3 wireless earphones are not less expensive, but they deliver strong bass response and well- defined highs. It fits securely and comfortably and features a sweat proof design that is ideal for the gym.
It is available in different colors such as white, black, military green and gold. It can be used either from behind the neck or in front of the neck. It also has optional ear fins to add a level of stability but the ear tips alone provide a secure enough fit for more users.
On top of that, Jaybird, now owned by Logitech, says it’s tweaked the 6mm drivers inside the earbuds. I will say these are among the best sounding wireless sports headphones out there right now. And at $130, they cost $50 less than the initial price of the X2.
The X3 ship with quite a few accessories, including a generous array of eartips in various sizes (six total pairs, three in silicone, three in Comply foam) and optional ear fins (three pairs, S, M, and L), a micro USB charging cable that uses a cradle-style connection to snap on to the inline remote control compartment for charging, two cable cinches, a shirt clip, and a protective pouch.
One annoyance: The left and right earpieces are not labeled, but you can remember the inline remote control compartment is closest to the right ear. You can also change the left and right channels by using the free smartphone app. The remote has three-button variety, with a central multifunction button for playback and call management. Volume up and down controls work in conjunction with your device’s master volume levels. The volume buttons also double as track navigation buttons, an increasingly common design that we’re not huge fans of—it’s easy to hold the button down thinking you’ll gradually raise the volume and instead of skipping the track you’re listening to.
Jaybird’ companion app, Mysound is useful which is used to set the customized EQ or listen to EQ profiles from different Jaybird-using athletes. The ability to listening to other athelets profiles is neat but the ability to fine-tune your own settings is the most appealing aspect.
You can connect the X3 to two devices simultaneously. Jaybird estimates battery life to be roughly eight hours, but your results will vary with your volume levels.
We have tested the X3’s audio without using the My Sound app, but it is easy to add or tone down a little extra brightness or bass push to the earphones. In general, you get a bass-forward sound signature without the app but not one that upsets the overall balance with out-of-control low-end, as is the case with many exercise-focused earphones.
On tracks with intense sub-bass content, like The Knife’s “Silent Shout,” the earphones offer the powerful deep bass response. At top, unwise listening levels, the bass doesn’t distort, and the lows are still quite intense at more moderate volumes, though pleasantly balanced out with a solid presence in the high-mids.
It provides high-quality sound with strong, rich bass and well-defined bright highs. Ships with plenty of ear-fit options. Solid companion app offers customizable EQ.
Left and right earpieces are not labeled. It is easy to misfire with remote control layout.
The gym friendly Jaybird X3 wireless earphones deliver high-quality audio in a comfortable, secure fitting design.
You May Also Like: Best Bluetooth Headphones for Workout