Product Comparison: JayBird Freedom vs JayBird X2


General Specifications
Brand
JayBird
JayBird
Model
Freedom
X2
About the Product
JayBird Freedom Stereo Bluetooth Buds for Wireless music and phone calls. Features include a Lifetime Warranty Against Sweat, up to 6 hours of music play time, premium sound, warm bass and secure fit. Includes: 3 sizes of the new Secure Fit sport ear cushions, 3 sizes of ear tips, USB charging cable. Great for working out, running, fitness and an active life style.
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"
JayBird Freedom Bluetooth Earbuds, Retail Packaging, Midnight Black
  • I really like these. The sound is great. Much better than Skull Candy (which suck anyway, so that's not saying much).
  • The headphones work semi well. Sound quality is decent for its size and they pair pretty easily.
  • There is also solid sound quality. I wouldn't say great, but I thought the sound quality surpassed what you would expect from an inexpensive Bluetooth headset.
  • As for the sound quality? If you are a hardcore audiophile, nothing will every satisfy you so please go away and stop bothering us normals. The sound quality is great, considering it is a Bluetooth and runs on battery, and has significant bass.
  • The sound however is great-if they fit, if they are lose, the sound is dull and not how I would like it to be.
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
7 in.
0.9 in.
Width
2 in.
21 in.
Depth
5 in.
0.5 in.
Weight
4.8 oz.
0.46 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
JayBird Freedom Bluetooth Earbuds, Retail Packaging, Midnight Black
  • They are supposed to fit into the folded part in your ear and yet they don't quite fit well. They seem awkward and I'm thinking I'm using a size too large.
  • This headset is actually quite nice. It has a stylish appearance, is seemingly built well, and is very light. Jaybird also includes a variety of earplug sizes and attachments to suit your personal wearing style.
  • Since they are lightweight, these puppies are very comfortable, and since they are more or less in ear, there are none of the issues with wearing glasses like there are with the Motorola's, and none of the painful ears or temples the Motorola's can cause.
  • In sum, this is a well built and stylish headset. I would actually say it is one of the better headsets in terms of overall weight, comfort and style.
  • Fitting can be a bit of a challenge to find the right combo between plug sizing and ear grips. But that is also one of the major pluses to these headphones - you can get them right for you.
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
Black
Alpha
Pairing Interface
Bluetooth
EDR, Bluetooth
Fit And Convenience
Comes with extra ear tips
Includes comply premium sport foam ear tips
Connection Range
30 feet
32 feet
Carrying Case
No
Yes
Water Resistant
Yes
Yes
Built-In Microphone
Yes
Yes
Extras
Secure Fit for Sports, Bluetooth Wireless Music+Calls
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"
JayBird Freedom Bluetooth Earbuds, Retail Packaging, Midnight Black
  • The button controls are nice and function when connected to the device. The built-in also mic works decent enough to hello and goodbye. All of these great features led me to believe this was a fantastic headset.
  • Bluetooth range - incredible! With my HTC Incredible 2 Android smart phone, I can holster my phone on my belt or hold it im my hand with NO dropouts! Exceeded even the mfgr expectations!
  • Range is pretty good. I can walk about 20 feet+ away from my phone (unobstructed view) before I start getting cutouts
  • Horrible mic, when talking to others they often said you sound muffled not cleared at all like they described.
  • Bluetooth - button require a firm long press to pair. Somewhat annoying but a small price to pay for durability.
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
What customers say about "Power"
JayBird Freedom Bluetooth Earbuds, Retail Packaging, Midnight Black
  • The real plus is the long time period they are stay charged and the short amount of time it takes for them to be fully charged.
  • Battery life is pretty good. In the month I have owned these, I have only charged them 3 times following the initial charge, and have yet to fully drain them even after an hour workout and then watching a 3 hour movie on my phone.
  • Great battery life and I have used these for working in the yard, walking the dog, jogging, etc.
  • I lost the charging cable and unfortunately the charging port is not standard so cannot use the micro usb cable. luckily, I had a nikon camera which used the port and I use it now. wish it came with standard port.
  • The battery life was extremely awful. They would only be able to be used for about 2 hours then needed to gain a full charge.
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


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