I consider myself a pretty simple runner. I don’t spend excessive amounts of money on running clothes (except my shoes, of course) and I didn’t even own a GPS watch until about 2 months ago. HOWEVER, I think I have found something that has seriously changed my running game for the better. These Jaybird Bluebuds X wireless headphones.
I absolutely must have music when I run. If I’m on the treadmill, I’m watching Netflix or Hulu. I just prefer to be distracted. I’ve always had issues with headphones that stay in my ears when I start to get super sweaty and I always tangle myself up in the cords.
I’ve read about bluetooth headphones on some other runner’s blogs and when we went on our family vacation this year, but uncle was sporting a pair of these Jaybird Bluebuds X wireless headphones. My dad seemed particularly interested, so me and my brothers got him a pair for father’s day. As soon as he opened the box I wanted a pair for myself, so I reached out to Jaybird and they graciously offered me a pair to review and another pair to giveaway to one of you fabulous people.
I’ve been using them for about 3 weeks now and (spoiler alert): THEY ARE AWESOME. Thomas and I literally fight over who gets to wear them when we go to the gym together. He is really into weight lifting and mountain biking, and they are great for both of those activities too. No wires while lifting weights is a real game changer.
Anyway, let me briefly tell you why they are so great.
- They do exactly what they are supposed to do. Great sound, they don’t move at all and I can’t even tell I’m wearing them.
- They come with these neat little hooks that hold them in place. The hooks are flexible and comfortable, so it doesn’t feel like something is jabbing your ear. There are three different size earbud attachments and three different size hooks so you can use what works for you. Whenever I let Thomas borrow them he simply switches out the attachments to use what works for him.
- They don’t fall out. I took this disgusting picture to show you how much I sweat when I run. Whenever I finish a run it literally looks like I just stepped out of a swimming pool. Sorry, that’s gross, but I’m trying to make a point: these headphones are tough – all that sweat and I still didn’t have to readjust them once. Get this – they actually have a Lifetime Warranty Against Sweat and Liquipel Sweat Repellent Nano Technology. Fancyyyyyyy!
- One full charge = 8 hours of use. You don’t have to worry about them cutting off in the middle of a marathon or a long run.
The list of features goes on and on. I honestly haven’t discovered anything I don’t like about them. They are just one of those things you don’t realize you need until you have them… It’s like going from a flip phone to an iPhone 6. There’s no going back to regular headphones now!
Jaybird provided the product for this review and has offered a second pair for a giveaway. To enter, use the form below and post a comment. Other entries (twitter, instagram) are optional to get you extra entries! Good luck, winner will be announced next Monday!