The Jaybird X3 vs Jaybird X2 comparison is going to be really intense as both the headphones have some great features.
Soon after the release of Jaybird X3 headphones, there was a lot of argument and people wanted to know if the X3 headphones were as good as the Jaybird X2 Bluetooth headphones, or maybe even better!
Both the Jaybird X3 and the Jaybird X2 headphones are pretty amazing and there are some really minor differences. The Jaybird X3 is coupled with a few additional features that make the overall performance of the headphones impressive.
If you look at both of them one by one then they are pretty good for workout or gym sessions. When you compare each and every feature, you realize the true difference. So without any further ado, let’s get comparing-
Design and Build Quality
The Jaybird X2 headphones are comfortable to wear and are made up of premium quality material. The X2 earbuds are slightly larger in comparison to the X3 which means the X3 has better fit especially for someone with my tiny ears.
The X3 headphones are slightly more comfortable than the X2 earbuds and that is definitely an upgrade. The overall shape might be similar but the X3 headphones have a design that makes it simply more comfortable.
When it comes to the design both the headphones have almost the similar design just that the logo on the X3 is more metallic which gives it a more premium look in comparison to the X2 earbuds.
The X3 headphones are definitely more compact and comfortable so when it comes to the overall design and build quality then you have to give it up for the Jaybird X3 as they are definitely better.
Both the headphones have an inline remote that consists of volume controls and there is not much of a difference there. You can take up calls easily on both the headphones, however, I did find the inline remote better on the X3 in comparison to the Jaybird X2.
The sound quality on both the Jaybird headphones are amazing and it is really difficult to say which one is better. The quality of sound on these headphones is way better in comparison to the other affordable Bluetooth headphones and you feel that you are getting what you paid for- an amazing sound quality.
The bass gets a little deeper with the Jaybird X3 and the highs and lows are pretty clear like the X2 headphones.
If you are someone who would enjoy a deeper bass with some really clear and crisp highs and lows then you should start thinking about the X3 headphones.
Another difference when it comes to sound quality is that there is the MySound app which you can use with the Jaybird X3 headphones and it allows you to do the finer tunings with the music being played.
Although this might just be a small update you can definitely feel the difference in the sound quality of the headphones.
The headphones are pretty amazing and if you want to take advantage of a better sound quality then you might want to invest in the X3.
Both these headphones come with controls which lets you change the music when you are away from your phone or you can even keep your phone in your gym bag as you can easily control the track that is being played on your headphones.
Both the Jaybird headphones are really comfortable with the different ear fins and the option to choose between different sizes of ear tips.
The headphones stay in place and do not move during the entire workout which means that you can go for any kind of intense workout and the headphones are still not going to fall off from your ears.
Since the Jaybird X3 has slightly smaller earbuds and is more compact which means it is much more comfortable to wear than the X2 earbuds.
Although most of the other things are similar to both the headphones when you consider comfort the X3 might be slightly better making the Jaybird X3 earbuds more comfortable to wear during workout sessions.
Both the headphones have different fin tip and ear tip sizes. Once you get your perfect combination, you would find the headphones really comfortable, although do spend some time in figuring out the perfect fin and ear tip combination.
Honestly, Jaybird headphones are known for being really durable and can last you for 2 years and even more.
The headphones are waterproof although they are not meant for swimming, they can survive if you drop them in water and are sweatproof as well.
Any intense workout and these headphones are going to stay on your side and help you push your limits. The headphones can survive literally anything and hence when it comes to durability you can actually say that both the headphones are equally good.
The headphones do come with a box in which you can store them in order to make sure that you keep them safe and not get the wires all tangled when not in use.
I have personally lost a lot of headphones because of the wires getting loose due to tossing them in my gym bag without storing them in the dust bag first.
Both the headphones have the same battery life so there is nothing new here. The Jaybird X2 and the Jaybird X3 both have 8 hours of playback time and a quick charge of 10 minutes can give you another hour of playback.
The Jaybird X3 could have been better than its predecessor but with all the other features and update, this one seems like a minor change that they probably missed.
However, there is one difference and that is the way you charge the headphones. While the Jaybird X2 uses the same old USB charging, the X3 comes with an attachment that you need to plug along with the cable in order to get your headphones charged.
This is not a really huge issue, but carrying that attachment all the time is really important so that you can charge your headphones on the go. While you can charge Jaybird X2 with any phone charger.
The 8-hour battery life is pretty much above average battery life as most of the sports Bluetooth headphones come with 6 hours of battery life.
However, there are a few high-end headphones like the Powerbeats that come with 12 hours of battery life but that is pretty rare.
According to me, 8 hours of battery life is enough for a workout headphone unless you are planning to use these headphones for work.
Both the Jaybird X2 and the Jaybird X3 are pretty good headphones, however considering all the aspects it would be clear that choosing the Jaybird X3 will make a lot more sense than going for the Jaybird X2 headphones.
There is a difference in the price point of both the headphones and the Jaybird X3 is less expensive than the X2 headphones.
Looking at all the features, the Jaybird X3 is definitely more compact and user-friendly, with more app features than the X2 and hence in between the two, I think it is pretty clear that you should go for the Jaybird X3 headphones.
However, if you have a perfectly working Jaybird X2 then I would not ask you to replace them with X3 as the X2 headphones are perfectly fine and come with all the needed features for a workout session
However, if you want to go all out and get some amazing features with your Jaybird then you can go and get the X3. Both the headphones are fine and you are going to love them, so do take a look at both the headphones and let us know which one you would get for yourself.
Do check out both the headphones on Amazon and let us know what you think about them in the comments section below.
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