Jaybird X3 Wireless In-Ear Bluetooth Sport Headphones - Black

  • Model #: 985-000580
  • Web Code: 10510605
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$159.99
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Jaybird X3 Headphones Overview

Jaybird X3 Headphones Overview

Jaybird X3 Bluetooth Wireless Sport Headphones provide ergonomic comfort & massive, customizable sound that keeps on rocking no matter how much you sweat!

Overview

Rock out while you work out. These JayBird X3 wireless in-ear Bluetooth sport headphones are designed to keep you in tune with your favourite tunes while you push the exercise limits. They're sweat-proof, have a long-lasting built-in battery, and feature an inline microphone with handy volume control.

More Information

  • Micro-sized in-ear behind-the-neck headphones with a universal fit include both over-ear and under-ear fit options
  • Enhanced-comfort ear fins and premium isolation foam ear tips ensure a comfortable fit for hours on end
  • Bluetooth connectivity lets you wirelessly stream audio from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, tablet, or other device
  • Lithium polymer battery powers 8 hours of usage between charges, so you can go several days or week on a single charge
  • Inline volume control makes on-the-fly volume adjustments a cinch
  • Built-in microphone lets you easily answer calls on your connected smartphone with hands-free ease
  • Sweat-proof seam design and hydrophobic nano-coating protects the headphones from sweat damage and rain showers
  • Compatible with the JayBird MySound app, which lets you personalize your sound settings and store them on your earbuds for use with any music device

What's in the Box?

  • X3 Wireless Buds
  • 3 Sizes Silcone Ear Tips
  • 3 Sizes Secure-Fit Ear Fins
  • Cord Management Clips
  • Shirt Clip
  • Charge Clip
  • USB 2.0 Charging Cable
  • Sport Carry Pouch

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)

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  • Headphone Style
    In-Ear/Ear Bud
  • Primary Headset Usage
    Music Playing
  • Band Style
    Behind-the-Neck
  • Sports & Fitness Ear Clip
    Yes
  • Sound Isolating
    No
  • Noise Cancelling
    No
  • Echo Reduction
    No
  • Wireless
    Yes
  • Bluetooth
    Bluetooth 4.1; Multipoint
  • RF Wireless
    No
  • NFC Ready
    No
  • Wireless Talk Time
    8 h
  • Wireless Standby Time
    200 h
  • Charge Time
    2.5 h
  • Effective Wireless Range
    10 m
  • Designed For Gaming
    No
  • Designed for Sports
    Yes
  • Designed for Kids
    No
  • DJ Style
    No
  • Professional Grade
    No
  • Water/Sweat Resistant
    Yes
  • Inline Volume Control
    Yes
  • iPod/iPhone Control
    Yes
  • Android Control
    Yes
  • Fitness Tracking
    No
  • Built-in Mic
    Yes
  • Heart Rate Monitor
    No
  • Folding
    Yes
  • Step Tracking
    No
  • Cord Length
    0.49 m
  • Plug Material
    Not Applicable
  • Plug Size
    Not Applicable
  • Plug Shape
    Not Applicable
  • Ear Cushion Material
    Silicone and Foam
  • Driver Unit Size
    5.8 mm
  • Power Source
    2 x 3.8V 50mAh Lithium Polymer Battery
  • Frequency Response
    20Hz - 20kHz
  • Impedance
    16 Ohm
  • Colour
    Black
  • Colour Family
    Black
  • Weight
    13.8 g
  • Collection/Theme
    Sport Bluetooth Headphones
  • What's in the Box
  • Warranty Parts
    1 Year(s)


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Customer Reviews

3.5 / 5
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Positive vs. Critical Reviews

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44 Reviews

Critical 35%

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  • from Burnaby, BC
1.0

Not recommend headphones, not recommend BestBuy

Purchased those on multiple recommendations. The headphones designed really well, sounds amazing. However it seems like they designed to work indoors only. Once outside start loosing Bluetooth connection. Impossible to use while running. After first 3 minutes try had to return to the store. And there was a surprise! BEWARE! BestBuy won't accept headphones back once the package is open. This is ridiculous and Stone Age policy - you can't try them in the store, and if in some reason they don't suit you BestBuy keeps your money. Think twice before buy at BestBuy.


  • from Brampton, ON
1.0

Trash

Sound stage is trash, cracking at high volume, Bluetooth interference, and the fit requires smashing the headphones into your ears.


  • from Vancouver
2.0

Poor battery life

If you'd like to make the jump from a wired to wireless earphones you need to consider the issue of battery life. The Jaybirds have a pretty mediocre battery life i.e. It does not even last a week for 1.5 hr commute per day. It was also because of battery life that I decided not to take this on a long haul flight because I knew it wouldn't last. Essentially, don't be saying bye to you wired headphones, this will not completely replace them.


  • from Oakville, Ontario
1.0

Useless Outdoor

I should have checked the forums before buying these. Lots of documented issues of sound cutting out, skipping, etc when using these outside. My personal experience is that they are essentially useless for any outside activity. On my maiden bike ride with these the sound would cut out every 10-15 seconds for about .5-2 second duration. My mobile phone was in my cycling pocket located on my back within 2 feet of the headset and the signal loss was horrible. If I held the jaybird wiring so it was within "line of sight" it appeared to be better but that doesn't exactly make a comfortable workout. Went back to wired.


  • from Hamilton, ON
1.0

bought out by company

Jaybirds used to be good, but a company that i will not name bought them out and now of course there terrible headphones.


  • from Vancouver, BC
3.0

Amazing headphones.... but don't lose the charger

These headphones are absolutely Amazing! I've had them for almost 6 months now and they're my favourite to work out in. I've tested many headphones and I've always had the problem with them falling out of my ear during an intense work out. The great thing is that they have different sizes for the ear inserts so they'll have your perfect fit! The only reason why I'm rating this 3/5...... is because you're basically screwed if you lose the charging clip. Nowhere else has just the charger so you need to go on their website and wait 2-3 weeks for it to come in. While waiting, your headphones are basically a dud. Headphones would have been perfect if only they made the charger a universal port instead of their custom one.


  • from Kelowna
4.0

Great fitting earphones

Love the wireless over plug in head phones, great for the gym or just walking around. Headphones have good range with BT up too 30ft away from my phone still works. Battery says 8 hours but I only get around 5 listening at mid volume. The app is nice to adjust the pitches but a lot of them will make the headphones crackle, I currently use the bass setting it seems to be best so far. Bass isn't as deep as my beats but quality is really nice. Charges pretty quick as well.


  • from Waterdown, On
5.0

Ok

I find the reception spotty when moving and frequently breaks up. Fine when not moving. Sound is good. Battery life is ok. I had the X2 and think they had better battery life and stayed connected. I also don't like the charging system and liked the micro USB that the X2 had. With the decreased battery life a more convenient charging method like the USB would be better.


  • from Toronto, ON
2.0

Disappointing

Bought these from Best Buy just over 3 months ago. The advertised battery life is 8 hours, however, out of the box it is realistically more along the lines of 6 hours. Advertised battery life is exaggerated. The battery life started drastically decreasing after the first month and in the last few weeks only lasted about 2 hours at which point it needed to be charged. I use these approximately 6 times a week for around 1 hour each time while I work out doing weights or cardio. I noticed a couple of times in the last 2 weeks when I was working out I tapped the control unit when trying to switch to next track and the unit powered off in the middle of a workout. For the price I paid in my opinion these are way overpriced for the quality. You may be better off to buy cheap disposable wireless headphones and throw them out every time to avoid the support process. I opened a support case through Jaybird which you can only do via their webpage and now the waiting game begins. Will probably be out a pair of headphones for at least a month now while the warranty process begins. These were great for the first 2 months the sound quality was very good, the app for android was great, they fit really well and stayed on and in my ear for the duration of my workouts and the noise isolation was very good. It's a shame this happened and I am hoping Jaybird honors their product and replaces it quickly as I may have just received a lemon.


  • from Toronto
1.0

VIdeos not in sync

There's a noticeable lip sync delay watching videos. This didn't happen with my X2's. Very disappointed.


  • from Etobicoke, ON
1.0

x3 is worst Jaybird ...

Instead of Jaybird getting better... It's gone to crap. My old bluebuds (x1) still work! My x2 lasted 16months.. Before DEAD. Constant audio drops from the x3. Sound quality isn't better than x1. Also their silly APP doesn't make anything better....


  • from Mississauga, ON
3.0

Great sound and comfort, poor battery

I bought these a few months ago. At first, they lasted the 8 hours as promised, which was great. But now that it's been about 3 months, I'm lucky to get 5 hours out of them. I was very careful to not charge them early, or charge them in anything other than a pc usb port. I don't blame jaybird - I just don't think the battery technology is there yet (a small, lightweight battery that lasts very long). I don't want to deal with the hassle of exchanging them under warranty and being without headphones, so I'll just keep them until they die completely. Battery life aside, they have really great sound quality and the app is awesome. They sounded a bit tinny at first, but after a week or two were broken in.


  • from Toronto, ON
1.0

Do not buy Jaybird

My dad's work gave him a new set of these "jaybird" earbuds and we just opened them to find that none of the buttons work and the earbuds them selves won't charge. the battery pack works but instead of the so called "8 hours" of battery life we only get 2 if that. The worst part is that we don't have a "proof of payment" to see if they are still covered. It's great that I got them but if it were my money being spent i would go back and not get them. I looked around to see if anyone else had this problem and several people did, so i don't recommend buying them.


  • from Toronto, ON
1.0

Not working

My dad's work gave him a new set of these "jaybird" earbuds and we just opened them to find that none of the buttons work and the earbuds them selves won't charge. the battery pack works but instead of the so called "8 hours" of battery life we only get 2 if that. The worst part is that we don't have a "proof of payment" to see if they are still covered. It's great that I got them but if it were my money being spent i would go back and not get them. I looked around to see if anyone else had this problem and several people did so i don't recommend buying them.


  • from Toronto, ON
2.0

Good headphones but has connection issues

So firstly, connected to my Android Phone with no problem. Turned them on & paired. Easy. The sound quality is good and with the app you can save different sound preferences for different genres of music. Good fit on the ears and the volume is sufficient. Note: You will NOT be able to pair this device with Apple products as of right now... despite what you read. I have tried two different iPhones and an iPad with no luck. Jaybird will tell you it's an Apple issue with their updated software (which may be true) but offer no work around and don't mention that on their website. So if your a pure iOS user, don't buy these headphones. I've also had trouble connecting to laptops using Windows 10. I managed to get one to work, but the other, no luck. There's lots of messing around, trying to find drivers and USB adapters etc. unpairing, re-pairing and so on. The bluetooth can be sketchy at times. If you have the phone if your pocket or stand in certain spots it can cut in and out. Not a huge problem but it's there. Battery life DOES NOT last 8 hours. I like the headphones sound and fit, but if there's other options that offer better customer support, for around the same price and have easier connectivity, then go with that option. Connectivity is the killer for me.


  • from La prairie, Québec
5.0

Defective battery after 4 months of use

I purchased the X3's after having done extensive research research online. The main pupose for my purchase is biking and indoor rowing with some casual Netflix viewing. Pros: Great sound Great app to customize the sound to the type of activity that you will engage, you can also save and use different profiles Comfortable in ear with different attachements which are provided Customer support Cons: The one I purchased gave up on me last week, although it is under warranty and will be receiving a new one through customer support this has made me nervous as to the overall quality and/or durability of the product considering the price that I paid.


  • from Boucherville, QC
1.0

Just burn your money instead

These things don't stay connected to your phone very well. They work fine indoors but outside...not so much. They have a habit of just turning off for NO reason which can leave your phone blasting music on a crowded bus. Worse thought is the fact the ear pieces have nothing to hold on to, so they will get stuck in your ear when taking these off, or fall and you will lose them. They are also NOT sweat proof, using these to run...they died because they got a bit of sweat on them. Sure they sound good...but..not worth it...save your money


  • from Nanaimo
1.0

Terrible design

If not for the fit of the earbuds these headphones would get 4/5 if not 5/5. Having said that I cannot stress how much I hated wearing these. The earbuds just would not stay in my ears. I tried the different sizes for the earbud tips both rubber and foam and it didn't matter, medium were the best but I was constantly pushing them back into my ears. I think if not for the batteries being on the earbuds themselves these would probably stay in better. I used these while at work which has me walking a lot and I can not see these being used when exercising. For the price I expected a much better fitting product, very disappointed. I ended up returning them and getting the Philips MetalixPro and love them, the earbuds stay put in my ears, battery lasts my full workday and I barely notice the neckband.


  • from Lethbridge, AB
2.0

sound quality not great

The sound isnt very good for the price of the headphones kinda disapointing


  • from courtenay bc
4.0

love them, really comfortable

I use these earbuds at work everyday battery last 5 to 6 hrs depending on how loud u play music love that the stay in my ear, even as I'm laying brick or cutting there are very comfortable once u find the right site up sound quality is great I have owned there for about 4 month and I'm pretty hard on my stuff and they are still working great and as long as I don't lose them I figure they should last year's.


  • from Barrie Ontario
2.0

Connectivity is crap

Bought a set.... exchanged due to connectivity going in and out. Second set....same issue. Sounds great except for cutting in and out all the time with phone a foot away


  • from Vancouver, BC
1.0

3 Months old. Will not power up

Loved them when they worked. Died a couple of days ago. Green light on charge but will not power up. Tried all the reset approaches; e.g. 8 clicks and 5 sec hold the power button. No luck. Look at their website, issue is pervasive.


  • from London, ON
3.0

Decent product but overall, disappointed

The headphones are solid, well made, and well packaged. There are 3 foam inserts and 3 silicone inserts but I couldn't get a comfortable fit. The headphones were somewhat painful to wear and wouldn't always seal. Ended up returning them.


  • from Montreal, QC
2.0

Lest than 3 months later, the battery is almost dead, have to return them

The battery is far from what the feature advertises (ie: 8hours). During the first few weeks the battery would last at best, 6-7h max. But quickly it started to show signs of diminishing charging capacity. Now, close to 3 months after I bought them, the battery is done(almost). I can charge them all night, and the red light will still be on in the morning. When I take them it says "fully charge" but obviously it is not because 30 minutes later I hear "battery 20%" and then 10-15min later, I hear "please charge, power off" and the battery is dead. Also, if I charge them, the decharge even when turned off. Conclusion, even though the fit and sound is really great, the poor battery quality makes them worthless.


  • from Coquitlam, BC
1.0

X3 Silicon pieces fall off

Excellent sound, easy to use BUT the silicon ear tip pieces keep falling off. Looking at the design they simply slide on and off. I think this is a poor design but a great way to get you to keep buying replacement pieces.


  • from Coquitlam
3.0

Good so far but losing accessories

Great quality. It has been difficult to get the correct earbuds to fit and stay on with the wings. The smaller sized ear bud come off easily and I've lost (and found) them several times. Sometimes when I take it off the earbig gets stuck in my ear. Lost wings twice already. Need to make these items stay on better.... And a reason for the large assortment of then in the package.


  • from Toronto
5.0

Best headphones

Jaybird x 3 is of of the best of the best . Amazing sound with customized sounds available on the app free of charage. The quality over all is 10 out of 10 . I returned my bose after listening to jaybird x 3 . Long lasting battery . Well worth the money


  • from Stoney Creek, ON
2.0

Poor Customer Support from Best Buy

Earbuds are every bit as good as advertised. Charge last about 8 hours. Unfortunately the charging clip is very small. Shame on me I lost it. Bestbuy's helpful customer support all but told me "sorry about my luck", "we do not sell any accessories and we cannot / will not assist in contacting to manufacturer. Went to Jaybird's Official site and the product is there for sale, but out of stock in either colour. Product was great for 8 hours. Not sure who I am more ticked at, the manufacturer for being out of stock or Best Buy for not supporting what they sell.


  • from Hamilton, ON
5.0

Awesome!

I must say, the sound quality is really really awesome. This is my first wireless earbud. I have a Bose Over-Ear Wireless Headphone. This one has better sound quality then Bose OE Wireless Headphone even though I am a huge fan of Bose. I am happy with the purchase. Good thing I got the 2-years Protection Plan with this. I am happy!


  • from Vaughan, ON
5.0

Stop questioning AND PURCHASE

These headphones are one of the best investments I have made to date. I have always struggled with keeping ear-buds in my ear while working out, these buds stay VERY firm in place. If you doing exercises that involve the front of your body, you swing the cable to your back - and visa versa if your exercises involve your back. These ear buds are a clear front runner in comparison to others. Stop researching because these are the BEST!


  • from Vancouver, BC
2.0

annoying to wear

the audio is good but any time you touch the buttons it fells from your ear. stuck with your cloth and pull from your ears. I think the cable is too short. It hurts after few hours and won't last 8 hours listening to podcasts. button line, wrong design for something that can't be returned.


  • from Cold Lake, AB
5.0

I love these!

These in ear headphones are extremely comfortable, low profile and the sound quality is amazing. I also have a pair of Bose Pulse sport earbuds and the Jaybird's fit move comfortably and has a sound quality equal to the Bose.


  • from Toronto, ON
3.0

Incredible sound & fit

PROS: Incredible sound & exceptional fit. Awesome mobile app. CONS: Terrible charging cable/clip design!


  • from Sidney, BC
3.0

Sound good, but lots of connectivity issues and support was no help.

The sound quality is great and maybe if you only connect to one device, and you have no problems connecting with that device, then they will be ok. I move between several devices and I'm constantly having problems connecting. My laptop recognizes the Jaybirds but the Jaybirds sometimes refuse to recognize the laptop sitting right in front of it. On my desktop, there are many times when audio cuts out. I've contacted support and they basically ran me through obvious simple fixes and the blew me off, saying it was an issue with the device, even though I have issues on multiple devices. Too much money for something this unreliable.


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

Nice!

I have X2s which I like. I didn't need these, but wanted to try them out. They sound better than the X2s and I was happy with those. The iPhone app is great for adjusting the sound. If you are using these with an iPhone, Siri actually sounds like Siri with these, on the older version the Siri sounds were not quite right almost mono as opposed to stereo. These seem to fit better as well. The X2s were good. These are great. Glad I got them.


  • from Vancouver, BC
5.0

Best earbuds

This is the best pair of earbuds i have ever used


  • from Mississauga, ON
5.0

Great!!

Great bluetooth earbuds. Best ones ive used so far!


  • from Calgary, AB
2.0

I'm losing connections after 6 weeks use

The X3s were great initially but at about the 6-7th week of use, I'm constantly dropping connection. With my iPhone6 - if I turn my head away it cuts out. I have to keep the control outside my ear as opposed to behind to keep a better connection. Even if its in my pocket at the gym it cuts out. If its on the ground, it totally loses connectivity. I would say I have connectivity about 50% of the time, and this is always within a few feet on my device. I've noticed in the last few days it does the same with my MacBook if I go around a corner in the room. Worst part is Bestbuy hasn't received new ones in stock for a while so I can't get a replacement. May have to send to the US for warranty.


  • from Calgary
5.0

Great Bluetooth headphones

Have been using these JayBird X3's since November 2016, used for running, walking my dog and general everyday use, they work really good, sound quality is incredible nice clear highs, mids and lows to my ears but everyone's hearing is different, but to have a app to customize the sound of the headphones for your taste and music is one of the best features of these headphones. Battery life averaging over 8 hours depends how loud and amount of bass in music. Lots of choice of ear bud adapters like sizes and plastic/rubber or foam. Only time is have experienced a hiccup in the bluetooth signal is when the controller is tight against my head and wearing a toque and my phone in my lower pant pocket, but if I dangle the controller off my head behind my ears I haven't had any problems with Bluetooth signal no matter where my phone is on me. Highly recommend them especially if they go onsale.


  • from Vancouver, BC
5.0

5 star

Good quality sound. Long battery life. Stable and fast connection. I don't like the way the charging works but I just have the charging adopter attached all the time so it is not bad.


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

A very satisfying purchase and above my expectations

So far I am very satisfied with the purchase (definitely wait for sales), these are well-designed for sports. A bit trial and error to get the right fit, but once it's done, it is quite comfortable and secure. I wear it well over an hour running and my ears would not feel fatigue nor would them fall out. Really light weight and the cord shortening accessories really helps with getting them out of the way. Battery lasts around six hours on highest volume after a full charge. And bluetooth connection is very smooth. Sound isolation is really well-done, and I would say that to use them while running on the road, the volume should set lower to hear a bit of the traffic. Overall great sounding headphones and able to find a nice sound profile using the app (the default a bit too overkill in high range).


  • from Edmonton, AB
5.0

Good in the gym

Once i figured out the right size of tips and wings to use these were solid. I've only used them in the gym for a week and a bit but so far they are great. So nice to not have wires to worry about. The app is solid and lets you set the EQ to your listening preference, more bass less bass etc. I highly recommend these as a workout headphone


  • from Montreal
1.0

Très mauvais

Les écouteurs ne reste pas dans l'oreille malgré tout les adaptateurs fourni. Le Bluetooth se déconnecte tout le temps du ipod. Dès qu'on le met dans une pochette le signal ne se rend plus au écouteur et la musique coupe tout le temps


  • from Calgary, AB
4.0

Phenomenal sound and app

The sound quality is fantastic with great bass and isolation thanks to the comply foam tips that are included. The battery life is great at roughly 8 hours. I do wish they made the drivers detachable like high-end IEMs so that if something happens to the cable or when the battery dies, you could just replace the cable. Maybe that's something that the X4's can have ;-)


  • from Toronto
5.0

Good headphones

Solid build - the cord is strong but not stiff and material is nice matte rubber Lots of options for fit - though I couldn't find a combo that's perfect for me. I'm using the largest silicone one. Also comes with foam ear buds for extra tight fit and sound cancel - don't particularly like foam in general but that's personal preference. Sound was quite good with the foam when I tried though. Fins are good for keeping the buds in - make sure to push the fins all the way in PAST the ridge - the ridge is not a stopper... Sound quality is great and probably the best feature. Pretty solid.


  • from Ontario
5.0

highly recommended sportsbud

love em! Another awesome piece of tech from Jaybirds!


  • from Burnaby
5.0

Amazing

Pros: -Sounds amazing -A lot of ear accessories to ensure proper fit -Cord organization accessories included - *VERY IMPORTANT SO THE IS NO DANGLING CORDS -8hours of battery with fast charging Cons: -Takes time to find the perfect fit.


  • from Surrey, BC
5.0

Excellent earphones

These earphones are very versatile in sound ranges and paired with the app for them, it only makes it better. Only issue I have with the earphones is that if you have big ears you'll struggle to fit them properly


  • from Montréal, QC
5.0

Vraiment satisfait

Vraiment satisfait


  • from Port Moody, BC
5.0

Lightweight and great sound.

Have been using these for a couple weeks and I love them. They stay in while running better than other wireless earbuds I have tried. The comply foam tips are very comfortable and I love that you can wear these under or over the ear. The MySound app is a very cool feature. I have tried the jay bird x2 and these fit better, have more bass and look nicer.


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