Jaybird Freedom and X3 Wireless Headphones – First Impressions [#CES2016]

I had a chance to review the Jaybird BlueBuds X last year and they became one of  my favorite headphones to use at the gym. I was also excited to hear they had upgraded the BlueBluds X to the X2 (the BlueBuds had been out for a while now). Around CES 2016 they announced a few more things. The new Jaybird Freedom and MySound app (you can see the press releases below). Jaybird is on a roll. X2 was recently released and they are already planning for the release of the X3 later this year.

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First Impressions Jaybird Freedom / X3 Wireless Headphones 

 “Freedom combines fashion and sport into the smallest and most elegant wireless earbuds we’ve ever designed,” said Rene Oehlerking, Jaybird’s CMO. “The product is both gorgeous and versatile and is designed to be the only buds you’ll ever need for fashion, fitness and work. Freedom takes a huge step forward in wireless earbuds innovation by giving users the features of premium over-the-ear headphones in a micro-sized, in-ear package.”

While I obviously couldn’t get a lot of time with the headphones, I did come off impressed with the size of the new Jaybird Freedom. They are smaller, and feel more comfortable (less intrusive). The Freedom are tiny, but have the same drivers as the Jaybird X2. They felt lightweight and comfy when I tried them on. Also, if you’ve read any of my reviews on this site (or social media posts) before, you know that I am most happy about the new color choices. Not only do the Jaybird Freedom feel light and sturdy, they look great too. They will come in a variety of colors. Most importantly two of those colors will be rose gold, and yellow gold.

 

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According to Jaybird reps, the Freedom should last up to 8 hours (4 hours alone, and 4 more with a charger that attaches to the controls) and can be paired with up to 8 devices. Freedom will be available for $199.95 and come in five beautiful color metal options — Carbon (black on black metal), Blaze (red on silver metal), Ocean (blue on silver metal), Gold (white on gold metal), and Blush (white on rose gold metal). 

I really can’t wait to put the Freedom to the test with Jaybird’s new MySound App. What’s great about the app is any adjustments you make to the EQ, it stays on the headphones. So it’s like you’re updating the software on the Jaybirds permanently. Lightweight, pretty, and customized sound are pros in my book!

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“Jaybird has always prided itself on delivering world-class sound, and the MySound app in both the new X3 and Freedom will give users audio control like they’ve never experienced in a wireless sport earbud,” continued Oehlerking. “We’re excited to give users full musical freedom to crank up the bass or fine tune for that perfect acoustic sound. ”

 

Stay updated at www.JaybirdSport.com

 

Jaybird Press Releases

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Jaybird Freedom

The micro-sized, secure-fit Jaybird Freedom are the company’s most advanced Bluetooth earbuds ever. The most notable feature of Freedom is its patented tapered step-down design, ensuring a comfortable, secure fit in any ear size. These sweat-proof premium metal buds fit perfectly in even the smallest of ears and come with Comply™ memory foam tips, as well as enhanced comfort ear fins to ensure a secure fit.  Its passive noise isolation drowns out ambient noise to enhance the sound quality customers have come to expect from Jaybird’s audio line.

With its new, patent-pending Jaybird MySound app — available for Android and iOS — users can now customize their equalizer settings, which are then automatically synced to Freedom, creating a unique sound profile that is saved on the buds no matter the music device they’re paired with — a first for the wireless sport earbuds market.

Freedom provides users with eight hours of playtime — four hours in the buds and an additional four hours with the included charging clip — for worry-free listening throughout the day or a week’s worth of workouts. Equipped with Bluetooth 4.0, Freedom can be paired with up to eight devices, and its inline metal remote gives users complete control over their wireless music with volume buttons and allows for phone calls with its built-in microphone.

Freedom will be available for $199.95 and come in five beautiful color metal options — Carbon (black on black metal), Blaze (red on silver metal), Ocean (blue on silver metal), Gold (white on gold metal), and Blush (white on rose gold metal).

 

“Freedom combines fashion and sport into the smallest and most elegant wireless earbuds we’ve ever designed,” said Rene Oehlerking, Jaybird’s CMO. “The product is both gorgeous and versatile and is designed to be the only buds you’ll ever need for fashion, fitness and work. Freedom takes a huge step forward in wireless earbuds innovation by giving users the features of premium over-the-ear headphones in a micro-sized, in-ear package.”


 

Jaybird X3

The successor to the wildly popular Jaybird X2, these secure-fit sport Bluetooth 4.0 buds also feature the proprietary Jaybird MySound app, which gives users complete control over their sound profile by allowing them to customize the EQ settings, and like Freedom automatically sync on the X3 hardware. The seven-hour battery allows users to enjoy a week’s worth of music during workouts on a single charge, and Jaybird’s proprietary SignalPlus™ antenna architecture allows for a stronger signal resulting in skip-free music listening in outdoor environments.

Featuring the same powerful award-winning Jaybird sound, the X3 includes passive noise isolation technology to enhance sound quality. Sporting a smaller hardware profile than its predecessor, the new sweat-proof buds also incorporate the X-Fit™ system as well as enhanced comfort earfins to give users an even more secure fit during the hardest of workouts. The inline remote allows for easy wireless music and call control, and its Voice Prompts let you know when you’ve successfully connected X3 or turned the device on or off. At launch, X3 will retail for $149.95 and be available in five colors —  Blackout (black), Alpha (military green), Road Rash (red), Dune (tan), and Surf (blue). 

 

“Jaybird has always prided itself on delivering world-class sound, and the MySound app in both the new X3 and Freedom will give users audio control like they’ve never experienced in a wireless sport earbud,” continued Oehlerking. “We’re excited to give users full musical freedom to crank up the bass or fine tune for that perfect acoustic sound. ”

 

About Jaybird

Established in 2006, Jaybird is an active lifestyle consumer electronics brand based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Jaybird makes premium market leading sports tech products to inspire people to be active and empower them to improve their lives. Jaybird is known primarily for its innovations in the Bluetooth headphone market. Jaybird is one of the fastest growing private companies in the world, ranked in the Inc. 5000 three times running (currently 392nd nationally, 13th in Utah), and the third top premium sport headphone brand in the US behind only Beats (Apple) and Bose. For more information, please visit www.JaybirdSport.com

 

 


 

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Author: Analie Cruz

Analie Cruz is a Mobile Editor for Tech We Like. She specializes in mobile reviews for the site. A lover of all things technology, she uses gadgets for work and fun, but mostly fun. Your typical girly girl, one phone isn't enough. Currently using an iPhone 7 Plus and a Samsung Galaxy Note 5. You can find her playing with her many gadgets, pets or enjoying the many sites New York City has to offer. Her latest quest? Finding all things chic and geek! Follow her on social media as @YummyANA (on Twitter, Instagram, Periscope, and Snapchat) for updates!

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