If you already have a pair of Jaybird X3 wireless sport headphones, chances are you won’t find the Jaybird X4 that much appealing. The only advantage the successor has is that it’s IPX7-certified, which means the model can withstand submersion up to one meter for 30 minutes.
If you’re not a swimmer by any stretch of imagination, you can hold on to your Jaybird X3 and skip the upgrade. However, you should definitely go ahead and purchase the new edition if you plan on going swimming or if your Jaybird X3 is one accidental yank away from breaking completely.
In that regard, the Jaybird X4 is one of the best bangs for your buck, especially if you’re on the market for new wireless headphones to accommodate your workout sessions and morning sprints. For just $130, the Jaybird X4 ticks all of the boxes. It’s waterproof, it doesn’t fall out when you’re running, and, most importantly, it sounds excellent.
We’re talking about wireless headphones here, of course, so you need to charge the device every so often. Not too often, though, as a single charge will give you about eight hours of music playback, which is plenty enough. You can also download the companion app to access a whole slew of features, including customizing the sound experience to fit your preferences. You can even download EQ settings from your favorite artists or musicians and find out how they like to listen to their music.
There’s also an in-line remote control that features three buttons and a microphone so you don’t have to fish out your phone if you need to answer a call, change the volume, or skip to the next track.