Jaybird is a known brand in the audio industry that offers high quality products with stellar sound performance. The Jaybird X4 had a huge upgrade in the form of advanced water resistance. This makes it a great option for individuals who play a sport or for those who are frequent gym goers. It has a waterproof rating of IPX7 making it one of the elite earbuds that are virtually weather-proof and sweat resistant. In this article, we will be sharing with you a brief Jaybird X4 review along with pertinent information about the product to help you decide if this model is ideal for your lifestyle.

Jaybird X4 Review – Who should buy the Jaybird X4?

Fitness and exercise lovers will surely enjoy the toughness and functionality of the Jaybird X4. Equipped with a little bit of everything, the Jaybird X4 earbuds have been getting rave reviews and positive endorsement from fitness lovers. Athletes will also appreciate the Jaybird X4 because it now has an IPX7 waterproof rating, a sign that it is one of the toughest and most versatile earbuds that clearly has an edge when faced with competition. If you’re looking for an alternative for Beats Electronics PowerBeats 3, you may also find the Jaybird X4 to be an interesting choice.

Jaybird X4 Review: Design

The Jaybird X4 is considered to be one of the most flexible and versatile kinds of wireless ear gears. When dealing with wireless headphones, one of the most common questions that arise is “How long does the battery last?” While most wireless pairs have a weak battery life, you won’t have any problem with the battery life of the Jaybird X4 at 7 hours average. There’s also no chunky band that needs to be worn around the neck or chin area so it’s definitely a plus for the aesthetics department of the Jaybird X4.

If you have been a fan of the Jaybird X series, then this Jaybird X4 review may seem all too familiar to you. Jaybird has actually used the same style that all of the X series models have been sharing year to year. However, there’s new content added to the Jaybird X4, sans the proprietary internal honeycomb structure and the signature in-ear hook.

The earbud hook of the Jaybird X4 are made of thick silicone that makes them flexible and provide a stable fit in the ear. A firm and stable fit is considered to be somewhat of an obligation of a product that is marketed for sports and exercise and the design of the Jaybird X4 fulfills just that and more. With the Jaybird X4, you get four pairs of ear tips and three sizes of fins. The successor of the Jaybird X3 does not offer a wide array of sizes but you can work around two silicone tips and two with expanding Comply or memory foam to make sure that you get a tight yet comfortable seal. It comes in three color variants – storm metallic glacier, alpha metallic, and black metallic.

Jaybird X4 Review: Cable Management

Earphones with a cable design like the Jaybird X4 may have some spare cable running behind the back to ensure an allowance for individuals with bigger neck sizes. However, if you have a small or standard neck size, the cable might end up flapping around your back. Fortunately, Jaybird has a unique feature in the form of a small, plastic lozenge that keeps the spare cable in check. Consider it as a life hack to manage the cable.

Jaybird X4 Review: Charging

As mentioned earlier, the battery life of the Jaybird X4 is quite remarkable compared to its competition. The proprietary charging style does not involve a microUSB but instead it uses four little metal points that are connected to the in-line remote and then plugged into a little USB dock. Charging time may take about an hour for a full charge.

Jaybird X4 Review: Sound Performance

The sound quality can really influence a review, and for our Jaybird X4 review, we are happy to share with you that the sound quality is quite impressive. It offers balanced sound and packs on some extra bass that can give support and motivation during intense workouts. Other frequencies don’t get distorted even with the powerful bass, so that’s a win for us.

The Jaybird X4 review just got more interesting as we downloaded its companion app, the Jaybird MyTune app. Primarily, the companion app is to customize the EQ of the Jaybird X4. It also has links to pre-set EQ settings by famous athletes with the likes of Rory Bosio and Timothy Olson. Another premium touch that scores well on our Jaybird X4 review.

Jaybird X4 Review: Microphone

Jaybird X4 has an integrated microphone that upon testing, was a bit mediocre, but expected with most Bluetooth mics on wireless headphones. If you are planning to use this for playing videos, watching TV or YouTube, you’d be fine with the sound performance. However, the microphone of the Jaybird X4 is really not recommended for calls or computer gaming because the audio is muffled and lacking in detail, even if it has an app to adjust the EQ.

Jaybird X4 Review: Our Verdict

So what’s our verdict for our Jaybird X4 review? If you are looking for wireless, sport buds that provide good audio and have water resistance features, these cans are worth our two thumbs up. In terms of battery life, pumped up bass and overall sound performance, you can enjoy the Jaybird X4 while listening to your favorite song or podcast from the computer or your smartphone or while jogging. Of course, if you are on a budget and looking for a similar model with the same performance at a lower cost, you can check out V-Moda Forza Metallo Wireless or OnePlus Bullets Wireless.  While the aesthetics of the Jaybird X4 it’s not really Instagram worthy, it’s sleek enough for you to look cool during gym workouts, at a price that won’t break the bank.

If our Jaybird X4 review has made an influence and made you want to purchase a pair for yourself, you can shop via Amazon.com or check out the brand’s official website and social media on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.