Product Comparison: JayBird X3 vs JLAB Epic Sport


General Specifications
Brand
JayBird
JLAB
Model
X3
Epic Sport
Origin
China
China
About the Product
X3 delivers wireless music and calls coupled with superior customised audio performance. Plus, you get revolutionary eight-hour battery* play time, a patented secure fit for sports, sweat-proof and over/under ear fit options which lets you lift the cord off your neck for the perfect untethered workout.
The Epic Sport Wireless Earbuds won't let you slow down. The 12-hour battery life keep you GOing from game to game, activity to activity. Its IP66 rating will protect them from all of your sweaty hobbies. The secure Memory Wire and multiple eartips provide endless all-day comfort.
Key Specs
Min. Frequency Range
20 Hz
20 Hz
Max. Frequency Range
20 kHz
20 kHz
Battery Life
8 hours
12 hours
What customers say about "Key Specs"
JayBird X3
  • Excellent sound quality with use of the free downloadable app. Very easy to use.
  • From an audio quality point of view, I was initially disappointed with the flat sound, until I read the manual and realised there is an EQ app available that lets you configure the sounds as you prefer.
  • Headphones are great at first, with good sound quality, and they’re quite comfortable.
  • The sound is great, not just for wireless headphones but just generally. It definitely competes with my momentum 2.0s
  • The sound is average, not really detailed but it's loud and the dedicated app with the equalizer helps but still it's nothing impressive. Cheaper Bluetooth headsets have the same sound.
JLAB Epic Sport Wireless Earbuds
  • My factors for purchase and consideration include primarily fit when doing aggressive exercising, sound quality, price and battery life. Everything is fine!
  • One of the best wireless headphones that I've had as far as battery life, sound, and comfort.
  • The sound quality is pretty good, Bluetooth is great, and battery life is awesome.
  • Biggest complaint is battery life, honestly - very weak. Advertises 12 hours charged, but no way. I may get 3 or 4. Very frustrating.
  • They do not have the 12 hour battery life as advertised, they have died about every other day mid workout, and today won’t even turn on despite being charged.
Size & Weight
Height
7 in.
5.6 in.
Width
5.1 in.
3 in.
Depth
2.6 in.
1.67 in.
Weight
0.63 oz.
0.52 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
JayBird X3
  • I'm still having great problem with the fitting, I've tried the different sizes and materials of the tips and fins but still I have to constantly adjust them during a simple treadmill run.
  • Comes with a number of different ear bud sizes so you should be able to find one that suits.
  • The ear tips and fins come with different sizes so you can find the right fit.
  • This did not happen with my other bluetooth headphones (much more expensive and full-size).
  • If you try two three combinations then you will not have any problem with any ear size .
JLAB Epic Sport Wireless Earbuds
  • These used to be our top pick because they stayed put during workouts, sounded great, were comfortable and lightweight.
  • These used to be our top pick because they stayed put during workouts, sounded great, were comfortable and lightweight, and had a 12-hour battery life in our testing.
  • The controls on the cord are again something I needed to learn to use by feel, but it's second nature now. They're very lightweight.
  • Due to the controls (weight) being on the right side, it tends to slip to the right when running with them.
  • It's bulky in terms of size, but the weight is pretty acceptable.
Features
Color
Black
Black
Pairing Interface
Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth 4.2
Fit And Convenience
In-ear headset with 3 sets of silicon eargels
The Memory Wire™ earhook and compact earbud with 6 tip options, keeps the Epic Sport securely in place while you run, jump, and play.
Connection Range
33 feet
30 feet
Carrying Case
Yes
Yes
Water Resistant
Yes
No
Built-In Microphone
Yes
Yes
Extras
Hydrophobic Nano coating, Super-secure comfortable fit, Jaybird MySound app for full control of your sound profile
aptX Technology, Magnetic USB, IP66 sweatproof
What customers say about "Features"
JayBird X3
  • Lots of features available through the app (you can swap Left and Right channels) as well as customize EQ settings.
  • Something that I didn't even bother checking in the specs is the absence of aptx protocol, haven't decided if it's a good or bad thing yet but it's a feature that is standard in so many other rival headsets. Will have to get back to you.
  • Wireless and sweat proof were two key features I was after, and these are great for that. But the sound lacks any real presence. The earphones I got with my old Xperia Z1 were SIGNIFICANTLY better than these.
  • There is no firmware update for the buds and based on the forums I have viewed they don't plan on changing this feature anytime soon.
  • Life span, foam tips wear quickly (a common feature of foam-tips really, but worth having, Amazon sell a brand called Misodiko that I found better than the ones that came with the X3's)
JLAB Epic Sport Wireless Earbuds
  • Sweatproof (IP66), so you don't have to worry about them during a hard training, or in some light rain.
  • They resisted sweat, water, and dust well, and their proprietary charger prevented sweat from leaking into the charge port.
  • They offered the most hassle-free setup of any earbuds we tested—you just pop on the tips, adjust the cable length, and go.
  • They do fit very snugly in the ear, several options for buds, plus bendable plastic rubber ear hooks.
  • Not water or sweat proof. Don't try to run outside on a humid day, if a drop of sweat touches these the sound automatically goes scratchy.
Power
Battery Type
Lithium-ion
Lithium-ion
Rechargeable
Yes
Yes
Battery Charge Time
2.5 hours
3 hours
What customers say about "Power"
JayBird X3
  • The battery life is very good though, can listen to music for hours without need to charge it and the microphone for phone calls is good. I haven't had any problem during a call and the other caller could clearly hear me.
  • Battery life is great and comes with a handy little bag to store the small USB charger adaptor so very easy to charge where ever a USB connection is available.
  • Good battery life almost 8 to 9 hours of listening to music.
  • The only potential negative is the battery life. My other bluetooth headphones last around 15 hours. These only last around 6-8.
  • The battery life is not great, the charging clip SUCKS, and you can’t buy a replacement. Oh yes they are kind of sweat proof too.
JLAB Epic Sport Wireless Earbuds
  • Battery is good, have consistent 10-12 hours a charge. I use them almost everyday for 20-40min and usually charge maybe once every 1-2 weeks.
  • Easy to custom fit to your ear, great sound quality, and super quick to recharge but the battery lasts quite a while!
  • The battery charges pretty quickly, everything is as advertised, very satisfied!
  • The charger is proprietary so if I forget it I can't charge them. The magnetic solution is not bad it would just be better with usb C.
  • Trying to recharge after a long day means that carrying around the special attachment or buying a new one. If you are traveling and lose it, you are out of luck.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
99.00 $


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