Today we’re taking a look at some of the best Bluetooth earbuds on the planet. These are the Jaybird X2 earbuds and they are simply amazing. I suppose this review is a bit backwards as I’ve just given you the verdict here, but let me tell you why these are so great…
First up, let’s get into the box. The packaging is very similar to its predecessor, the BlueBuds X. Opening up the side flap will reveal the headphones and accessories. The first item you’ll encounter are the interchangeable ear tips, which now include an assortment of Comply Foam tip for maximum sound isolation and comfort. These are quite possibly my favorite tips for any earbuds. You’ll also get silicon tips, but those are nothing in comparison to these premium squishy foam friends.
Check out our Jaybird X2 review video below:
Pulling out the tray, you’ll find a carrying case which is also an improvement over the clam-style case from the original version, and the X2 earbuds secured with some tabs. Inside of the hard case you’ll find the ear-fins that will help keep these earbuds in your ear. They work very well thanks to the matte finish on the outside, they won’t slip and slide at all, which is an issue I often had with my BlueBuds X.
These will stay in your ears through walking, running, jumping, and basically any sport/task you throw at them. You also get a few little clips that will help with cable management as well. The good news is that you get everything needed to get up and running out of the box. You can also pair up to 8 devices to these little guys.
As for form and function, these are a dream to use. The battery life is rated at 8 hours and I have no trouble believing that number. It’s a rare occasion that I’m greeted with a low battery warning and charging them up is a quick and simple process. The charging port is located under one of the earbud caps and charges up with the included Micro USB cable.
There’s an inline remote control for changing tracks, play and pause, power, pairing mode, and even a microphone built-in that will allow you to take calls on-the-go. If that’s not enough these are sweat proof and guaranteed for life if they’re ever damaged because of that. Don’t go taking a shower with them, but they are sealed up with Liquipel and should withstand the most sweaty conditions.
So what makes the X2 earbuds a worthy purchase over its predecessor? Well a couple of things. The finish and available colors are outstanding this time around and I’m a big fan of the compact design, but that’s nothing special. These are extremely comfortable especially with the Comply Foam tips and the redesigned ear-fins make a big difference.
Another improvement here is the fact that the controls are now silent. The BlueBuds X use a small beep tone to let you know when volume or tracks are changed and that’s gone this time around. It’s a small thing to complain about, but the difference is huge in everyday use.
The main reason you should look at these headphones though is the sound quality. It’s definitely been improved this time around and I’m a big fan. Without a doubt, I’m convinced that these are some of the best sounding Bluetooth earbuds you can buy. The sound has been fine tuned and improved over the BlueBuds X and I can definitely hear the difference. If you want more information on the frequency response and other detailed info, you can find it on Jaybird’s website.
If you don’t have a good pair of Bluetooth earbuds in your life, stop this video now and go buy these. If you’re trying to save some cash, the original model is also a bit cheaper now. They may be a few years old, but they are 2nd best in the list of best Bluetooth earbuds ever. Trust me on this one, you won’t be disappointed investing in either model. If you want to pick the Jaybird’s X2 earbuds up for yourself, they are available for $179.99 in multiple color options.