Powerbeats 3 and Jaybird X3 are probably the two best sports Bluetooth headphones. Comparing these two is going to be a task and if you are wondering which one would suit you the best then I recommend that you read every feature in detail to make the best buying decision. Without wasting any more time let’s get straight to the comparison.
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Design and Build Quality
The Jaybird X3 headphones are simple Bluetooth headphones with the fin tip for a better fit. The earbuds have the Jaybird Logo in silver and overall the headphones are made up of premium quality materials which makes them pretty durable and long lasting.
The material on the Jaybird headphones are sturdy and the design is probably one of the best in comparison to any other sports Bluetooth headphones.
Coming to the Powerbeats 3, it comes with the ear clip design which initially I was skeptical about but later on, I felt that this design was really comfortable and the ear clip material was soft and comfortable to wear behind your ears. The headphones stay put while running or any other physical activities which make them the best when it comes to the build quality.
Comparing both the headphones, I have to say it depends if you like the ear clip design or the in-ear design of the Jaybird X3. I would declare this as a tie as I felt both the headphones have different designs but at the same time they look and feel great.
The sound quality on the Jaybird X3 is flawless. As I have mentioned this a couple of times on my blog that the Jaybird X3 probably has the best sound quality that you can find on any sports Bluetooth headphones and honestly I don’t think any Jaybird owner would disagree to that.
The sound quality of Jaybird X3 headphones is really amazing and when it comes to taking calls, you can do that with the help of the inline remote and mic.
The Powerbeats, on the other hand, has a pretty good sound quality as well but I think when it comes to sound quality we have to give it up to the Jaybird X3 headphones as they are slightly better. You can take up calls with the Powerbeats 3 and the connectivity on these headphones is amazing.
When it comes to connectivity I would definitely prefer the Powerbeats3, so you need to decide which one is a more important feature for you to have in your sports Bluetooth headphones.
The Powerbeats 3 comes with the ear clip design and there are different ear tips that you can choose from. Once you are done choosing the ear tips then you are ready to go with the headphones. I really like the ear clip design on the powerbeats3 and initially thought that it might be irritating to wear a headphone with that design.
After using the Powerbeats3 for a while now, I can say that the headphones are going to stay in your ears without falling off which is one of the major advantages of these headphones. The Powerbeats 3 is probably the best headphones when it comes to running as there is no way that these headphones are going to fall off from your ear.
The Jaybird X3, on the other hand, come with the fin tip and the perfect combination of an ear tip and fin tip will give you the perfect fit. The Jaybird X3 headphones are really comfortable once you are done with the selection of the perfect fin and ear tip combination.
Comparing both the headphones, I would give Powerbeats 3 one extra point when it comes to comfort, however, if you do not like the ear clip style then you might want to go for the Jaybird X3 headphones.
The Jaybird headphones are sweatproof and waterproof hence you can workout with them in any weather conditions. You can even drop them in water and they wouldn’t get damaged, this makes the Jaybird X3 really durable and long lasting.
The Powerbeats, on the other hand, is waterproof and sweatproof as well. The Powerbeats 3 comes with an IPX 7 rating which means you can drop these headphones in the water and still be able to use them without any issues. Both the Jaybird and Powerbeats 3 are pretty much similar when it comes to durability and both these headphones can last you really long when taken good care.
Make sure you put them in a dust bag after your workout session instead of just tossing them into the gym bag which can result in lose wires near the earbuds which might damage your earphones forever. Taking minimal care can ensure that your headphones last really long.
The battery life on the Jaybird X3 headphones is good as it lasts for about 8 hours after a complete charge. Battery life of 6 hours and above in a sports Bluetooth headphone is considered really good and above average. With a single charge of 15 minutes on these headphones, you can easily get 2 hours of battery life in the headphones.
Powerbeats 3, on the other hand, has a battery life of 12 hours which is pretty amazing and not to forget 4 hours more than the Jaybird X3. For someone who likes a Bluetooth headphone with an amazing battery life, Powerbeats 3 is definitely the best choice.
If you are okay with an 8-hour battery life which I think is fine for many people who do not use a headphone for more than 8 hours a day then even Jaybird is not going to be a bad option. However, in terms of battery life- Powerbeats 3 wins the game.
It was a close competition between both the headphones and there are many features that you might want to weigh in before making your final buying decision. The Powerbeats 3 headphones win when it comes to comfort, sound quality, durability and battery life.
On the other hand, the Jaybird X3 headphones have an amazing sound quality, beautiful design and built quality, comfort, and durability. You can choose which features suit your needs the best and then go ahead and get the perfect headphone of your choice.
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