Product Comparison: Bose SoundSport vs JayBird X2


General Specifications
Brand
Bose
JayBird
Model
SoundSport (761529-0020)
X2
About the Product
When you work out, you demand performance. So we engineered a wireless sport headphone that delivers exactly that. And with redesigned StayHear+ Sport tips built for your toughest workout, you have everything you need to push to the next level.
Premium Bluetooth wireless music + calls with complete remote controls with a lifetime warranty against sweat
Key Specs
Min. Frequency Range
20 Hz
Max. Frequency Range
20000 kHz
Battery Life
6 hours
8 hours
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Bose SoundSport (761529-0020) Wireless Headphones, Aqua
  • Initially there seemed to be little bass, but turning up the volume increases the overall frequency range and dynamics.
  • Great range of sound and distance.
  • A strong presence of bass which is totally lacking in many other sets, a nice, balanced frequency range with good instrument separation.
  • I have to say that I definitely like the sound quality and range that I get from the device that I'm streaming from.
  • These stay put while being active and have great sound with a good battery life.
  • Overall the battery life isn't good. The battery drains even after I turn it off.
  • The battery life on the bluetooth head phones does not last that long, but the quality of sound the headphones produce is amazing, far better than other wireless headphones I have owned.
JayBird X2 Wireless Sweat-Proof Micro-Sized Bluetooth Sport Headphones - Alpha
  • Sound quality is great - As good as my $100 bose soundtrue earbuds(for a regular joe, it is more than enough). I use to watch movies on my mac and netflix on my roku and it sounds great.
  • The sound is good, especially for bluetooth headsets. It's not comparable to corded sets, but most people already realize this. Not too bassy, very balanced.
  • They worked but sound quality was poor and there was a light buzzing sound in both ears whenever they were active.
  • Surprisingly good. I like the sound signature in that it's not too heavy nor devoid of bass. If you're a Beats person don't get these. It has a bit more bass than my studio monitors but that's okay for me for casual listening.
  • These really make the sound seem rich and full. I listen to audiobooks and music, and you can hear a lot of subtleties and richness in music particularly.
Size & Weight
Height
1 in.
0.9 in.
Width
1.1 in.
21 in.
Depth
1.1 in.
0.5 in.
Weight
0.8 oz.
0.46 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Bose SoundSport (761529-0020) Wireless Headphones, Aqua
  • Needless worry, they are very light weight and have the same type of soft yet durable wing that fits comfortably in your ear that the wired ones have. Very happy with this purchase.
  • Light weight, fit great, and sound awesome.
  • Hey have solid weight which keeps them in your ear.
  • Great quality, sound, light weight and easy to use.
  • Light weight & no cords to get tangled!
  • A little bulky and weighted.
JayBird X2 Wireless Sweat-Proof Micro-Sized Bluetooth Sport Headphones - Alpha
  • The smallest bluetooth earbuds money can buy in the market(I tried a lot ie backbeats go2, jabra sport, etc and they all look like I have a jawbreaker in my ear). The fit is great but when I ran it started to fall off with the sweat and all.
  • They are very light and the weight is equally distributed, so if you take them off and leave them hanging from your neck, one tip will not be heavier than the other.
  • The comply tips are VERY comfortable. The foam is a type of memory foam that is very hard to detect once in your ear.
  • Ear fins may not work for everyone: depends on ones ear
  • Price inconsistencies between colors, black and white are hundreds of dollars less then other colors.
Features
Color
Aqua
Alpha
Pairing Interface
NFC, Bluetooth
EDR, Bluetooth
Fit And Convenience
Earbuds fitting with standard and ergonomic sports ear tips, Collar pin, 3 sizes of StayHear + Sports tips, Built-In Microphone, Volume and call control, Track selection
Includes comply premium sport foam ear tips
Connection Range
32 feet
32 feet
Carrying Case
Yes
Yes
Water Resistant
Yes
Yes
Built-In Microphone
Yes
Yes
Extras
Exclusive Stay Hear+
Shift premium Bluetooth audio premium sound & warm bass, outperforms most wired headphones, Signal plus for skip-free music outdoors - use your music device anywhere on your body
What customers say about "Features"
Bose SoundSport (761529-0020) Wireless Headphones, Aqua
  • Bose is the absolute best bluetooth that I have ever purchased. I am a professional driver and I can hear clearly while driving my truck.
  • They have a crisper sound nfc and are way more secure in ear.
  • Bluetooth and NFC pairing was easy. I use the Bose Connect app for controlling and switching between multiple devices.
  • Bluetooth connection very good and the range is huge. I often forget my phone on the treadmill and realize only much later. No disconnection.
  • Microphone is very loud and clear.
  • Headphones are great! The microphone is not great for the phone in a slightly noisy place.
  • Sound is great but microphone does not work that well if there is too much noise in surrounding.
JayBird X2 Wireless Sweat-Proof Micro-Sized Bluetooth Sport Headphones - Alpha
  • Noise cancelling is passive(enough to zone in but safe enough to hear surroundings while running).
  • Good connectivity to music: used with Spotify and have not had a problem with disconnection
  • The remote works well to adjust the volume and pause/play music on all devices. The iPhone specific double-tap and triple tap track controls do not work. In fact, try to break your habit of double tapping the center remote button because that will redial the last person you called.
  • The volume and power button on the side is within reach and easy to learn. It found and connected to my iPhone 5 with no problems. Got it to fit perfectly and comfortably.
  • No issues except for old bluetooth devices. Disconnected once but it was my old 2009 mac(so I bought a bluetooth dongle). Switching from one device to another is very easy. It can only get connected to one device.
Power
Battery Type
Lithium-ion
Lithium-ion
Rechargeable
Yes
Yes
Battery Charge Time
2 hours
What customers say about "Power"
Bose SoundSport (761529-0020) Wireless Headphones, Aqua
  • Great sound, very very little time to recharge and battery life last long enough for me.
  • They let you know how much life is left before recharging.
  • I get 5-6 workouts before having to recharge battery.
  • The battery is long lasting and charged in a respectable amount of time.
  • Charge time is quick and lasts about 6-7 hours.
JayBird X2 Wireless Sweat-Proof Micro-Sized Bluetooth Sport Headphones - Alpha
  • Battery life is as advertised - Ran for a week running 5-7 miles daily, watching movies without charging. Gets approximately 8 hours.
  • After 16 months, the battery will run about 5.5 to 6 hours per charge. I Love that the headphones will give me an audible "battery low" message when I have about 22 minutes left on my charge.
  • They were fully charged after Saturday but on Sunday morning, at the middle of my run, they just turned off by themselves without a low battery warning.
  • My only complaint is that battery life is markedly worse than the X's. I'd get a solid 8+ hours with the X's, divided over 3 or 4 workouts. With the X2's I'm lucky to get 4 hours, I'm not sure why. I have 2 pairs and both are the same.
  • Good but not great. I mostly use these for work and travel. They last me fora god amount such that I'm not constantly worried about whether they are charged or not. A full charge lasts me a week with about 30 minutes of listening everyday.
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
CE
CE

Price History


Other reviews