HWZ Forums

Login Register FAQ Mark Forums Read

Jaybird X3

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-05-2017, 11:43 PM   #1
Master Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 4,262
Thumbs up Jaybird X3

Received my pair yesterday and have been using it quite extensively. So far sound is decently good and the fit is comfortable when used for hours on end. Battery also lasts up to (or slightly more than) the claimed 8 hours on moderate volume.

You're getting very much for what it's worth (factoring 3 pairs of comply tips provided) and the companion app is also very interesting and intuitive. I have yet to play with the eq settings but that's by far one of the biggest thing about them as your preferred sound setting is saved directly onto the earphones itself, rather than on the app. This means the settings will follow your earphones even when you switch from device to device.

I will definitely recommend these if you're on the search for a pair of wireless earphones, be it for doing sports or everyday use. The water resistant rating on these are great for our SG climate as well. .
uplorry is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2017, 12:20 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 538
Received my pair yesterday and have been using it quite extensively. So far sound is decently good and the fit is comfortable when used for hours on end. Battery also lasts up to (or slightly more than) the claimed 8 hours on moderate volume.

You're getting very much for what it's worth (factoring 3 pairs of comply tips provided) and the companion app is also very interesting and intuitive. I have yet to play with the eq settings but that's by far one of the biggest thing about them as your preferred sound setting is saved directly onto the earphones itself, rather than on the app. This means the settings will follow your earphones even when you switch from device to device.

I will definitely recommend these if you're on the search for a pair of wireless earphones, be it for doing sports or everyday use. The water resistant rating on these are great for our SG climate as well. .
Jaybird had been making great sports bluetooth earphones for quite a while. The old X2 is good and I'm sure the X3 will be better. 8 hours playback is a long time to work with..
dancingqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2017, 06:09 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,180
Does it cut off the surrounding sound? I am looking for a pair that does not, as I will using it when cycling. Thanks.
Cyno505 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2017, 11:04 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 261
Does it cut off the surrounding sound? I am looking for a pair that does not, as I will using it when cycling. Thanks.
If you meant active noise cancelling then no. Passive noise isolation level depends on how well the silicone earphone sleeves fit into your ears when you wear them.

I'll be dropping by Stereo tomorrow to try, will update how well it isolates.
Jason8811 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2017, 11:51 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,180
If you meant active noise cancelling then no. Passive noise isolation level depends on how well the silicone earphone sleeves fit into your ears when you wear them.

I'll be dropping by Stereo tomorrow to try, will update how well it isolates.
Thanks. Yes, I am referring to passive noise isolation. Need to be able to hear the surrounding while cycling.
Cyno505 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2017, 03:24 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 706
Hope this review can answer some questions that some may have of the Jaybird X3.. Quite a few things are covered in it..

http://www.prischew.com/sports/runni...rts-earphones/
Raylasan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2017, 08:07 PM   #7
Master Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 4,262
Reporting in after more days of use... battery life is about 7.5 - 8.5 hours depending on device and how loud I play. I realise it lasts longer when paired with my iPhone 7 as compared to my mid 2014 model MacBook Pro. Probably because the former has BT 4.2 and the later comes with BT 4.0. Will be great if they can actually make it last 12 hours or more in the future. I use these for very long hours so I charge them about twice a day.

I really enjoy them and I feel I'm accustomed to the sound thus no needing to play with the EQ as of now. Isolation is pretty good and comparable with other IEMs when used with the medium sized Comply Foam Tips. I'm quite surprised that as a purveyor of higher end IEMs and Custom Monitors, I find myself to pick these up more. The freedom of moving around the house without any cables to tie you to the desk is really a gift.
uplorry is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply
Important Forum Advisory Note
This forum is moderated by volunteer moderators who will react only to members' feedback on posts. Moderators are not employees or representatives of HWZ. Forum members and moderators are responsible for their own posts.

Please refer to our Terms of Service for more information.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On