One of the best sports Bluetooth headphones- Jaybird X3 and one of the most controversial wireless earbuds Apple Airpods, which one is better? Well, both the headphones are Bluetooth headphones with the Jaybird X3 having a cable running between the two earbuds and the airpods being completely wireless.
But can you use the airpods for workouts? Not, really but if you are just planning on a 1-2-hour gym session, you could consider using them. For more details on these headphones let’s discuss their features.
Design and Build Quality
The design of the Jaybird X3 headphones is pretty amazing, the earbuds fit really well giving you a good seal and they look sleek and high quality. The only wires you would find is the one connecting the two earpieces and running at the back of your neck.
The Jaybird comes with an inline remote that helps you take up calls, reduce or increase volume and next to the song that is currently being played.
The apple airpods, on the other hand, are completely wireless and all you have is to place the two earbuds on your ears and get started with playing the music. The earbuds do not exactly give you the best seal and resemble a miniature toothbrush, to be honest.
The design of the airpods could have been better but since it is from Apple, they are definitely going to sell. They do have other great smart features but when it comes to the design and look I would rather go with the Jaybird X3.
The sound quality on the Jaybird X3 is pretty amazing and the Mysound app that comes along with these headphones is really good for customizing the sound as you like. The quality of the Jaybird X3 is pretty amazing and they are probably the best in comparison to any other sports Bluetooth headphones out there.
The apple airpods, on the other hand, are good as well and you have tap commands which are actually amazing to use. The airpods can easily connect with your iPhone and your MacBook as well. The sound quality is decent and not as great as the Jaybird X3.
The better seal in Jaybird X3 headphones makes the music sound much better while the airpods are more for those people who would like to be aware of their surroundings. The airpods do give you noise isolation so you can use them for cycling or a run.
Both the headphones have pretty good connectivity, although when it comes to the Jaybird X3 the connectivity is pretty strong even when I wore them and moved from one room to another. The sound was intact whereas in the Apple airpods there was a slight disturbance hence I would definitely prefer the Jaybird when it comes to stronger connectivity.
Needless to say, both the headphones are comfortable but the Apple Airpods are completely wireless which gives them a much-needed edge. They are extremely comfortable and you cannot tell if they are there in your ears. They just blend well with your comfort and you can use them for hours together.
The Jaybird, on the other hand, do have a wire on them and that is going to make you feel that you have something around your neck. The Jaybird X3 headphones are comfortable but you just cannot ignore the fact that the airpods are completely wireless and you can use them for pretty much anything and everything.
The tap commands on the airpods make them more easy to use which means you can be doing something and all you have to do is tap on the earbuds in order to change the song. Believe me, using the airpods is the most comfortable feeling ever.
The Jaybird X3 headphones are waterproof while the airpods are not. Yes, you can drop your Jaybird headphones inside water and nothing would happen to it as it is completely waterproof and sweatproof, however, one cannot say the same about the airpods.
You might need to be more careful with the airpods and for that, you have the charging case that comes along with it which is pretty amazing. You can keep your headphones and if you do not lose one of them then they can last you long.
While the Jaybird can pretty much last you forever as these headphones have an excellent built and are more durable than the most talked about Apple airpods. I guess the airpods could be considered designed more for listening music and taking up calls from work while the Jaybird is for extensive exercises and gym sessions.
This is one of my favorite feature on any of the Bluetooth headphone since it is really important for me to have a headphone with a longer battery life because I never remember to put them on charge. The apple airpods have 10 hours of battery life with 24 hours of extra charge in the charging case that you get.
So basically you can take these headphones along with the charging case and go out no a small outing without worrying about charging it all the time. On the other hand, the Jaybird X3 headphones come with an 8-hour charge and in the case you have depleted the battery, a 15 min charging will give you an hour of playback which is amazing.
Obviously, when we are talking about the battery life, the Apple airpods totally steal the show and there is no way one would say that they have an average battery life.
Both the headphones are great but the Jaybird X3 is better for people who want to get a pair of wireless headphones just for workout sessions. The Jaybird X3 are durable, comfortable and have a pretty good battery life. You can even use them for work but they won’t last long as the battery is just 8 hours.
On the other hand, Apple Airpods have more features and an everlasting battery life. You can use them for gym sessions but they are not waterproof so you might want to be careful while using them extensively. These headphones are good for sports workouts but if you know there is going to be a lot of sweat and water involved then you might want to go with the Jaybird.
Airpods are good for little gym sessions and work. So, if you are looking for an all-rounder that gives you amazing features along with an everlasting battery life then the Apple airpods have to be your go-to earbuds.
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