I hope you’ll agree with me when I say:
Life is not possible today without a good pair of Wireless Earbuds…
Or is it?
Well, there is only ONE problem. Finding those good headphones isn’t an easy job.
That is why I decided to compare two of the most popular wireless earbuds – Jaybird x3 vs Jaybird Freedom.
I also listed some alternatives in the table below.
The products above are obviously the best choices if you’re looking for wireless earbuds.
Keep reading, we’ll reveal some important things to keep in mind, if you’re deciding which headphones to buy.
Here is our detailed comparison – Jaybird x3 vs Freedom.
Jaybird Freedom F5
Design / Build Quality
Design and Build Quality are definitely two of the most important things to consider when shopping for new headphones. Let’s see how well these two perform in this area.
Nobody can argue with that; Jaybird X3 headphones just look amazing! There are 4 colors available – Blackout, Sparta, Alpha Green and RoadRash Red.
They are a bit smaller than the previous version Jaybird x2. Besides that, the design has also changed, they look more sleek and premium. Their smaller size also makes them more comfortable and the issue with earbuds sticking out is fixed.
Soft plastic finish makes them look really good, plus they also added more metal to the earbuds, which makes them more durable and sweatproof!
Jaybird Freedom F5
Those are even lighter than the Jaybird X3. Now you know which ones to order, if 2 grams of weight difference matters to you that much.
There are 3 colors available – Gold, Carbon and Black Special.
In my opinion, the Jaybird Freedom F5’s design looks as good as the X3’s. This earbuds are also very small, which makes them easier to wear for longer periods of time.
There is really not that big of a difference in design and build quality between Jaybird Freedom vs X3.
Both are well-made, can be worn for longer periods of time, are sweatproof and really comfortable.
Jaybird X3 vs Freedom Sound Quality
Sound quality is pretty much the same on both. There is more stereo separation than on the previous version Jaybird X2. The sound profiles are very similar as on the X2, just a bit more detailed and crispy.
Both of them sound great, no matter what genre of music you’re listening to. Besides that, you can now use the app called MySound and customize their signature sounds, make your own listening profiles and more.
Both earbuds are very comfortable. Because of their even smaller size, the Jaybird Freedom F5’s are more comfortable to wear than the X3’s.
But don’t let that stop you from buying Jaybird X3, as they are both very pleasant to wear, even for a longer period of time.
Jaybird X3 vs Freedom F5 – Which earbuds have the best battery?
One thing to take into a consideration with these, is the new controller and battery.
Instead of being built into the earbud itself, the battery is now in the controller. You will still get roughly 8 hours of battery life on Jaybird X3, and around 4 hours on Jaybird Freedom F5.
This right here is a major downside to Jaybird Freedom F5.
Another upside or downside, is the new charging system – Cradle.
With those 2 headphones, you don’t actually have a direct Micro USB input in the earbuds. Instead, you have a cradle with pins (refer to the photo below).
The downside to this is that you have to carry both earbuds and cradle.
It really all comes down to your needs. I’ve pointed out the most important things to consider when comparing Jaybird earbuds and deciding which ones are better for you. Personally, I’d go with X3, as the battery is so much better and I actually like the design on those more.
Let’s do some more comparing!
Jaybird X3 vs X2
Like mentioned above, the sound on X3 is a bit better. They are also smaller and better looking (in my opinion) and definitely worth upgrading. They say “new is always better” and I definitely agree with that in our case.
Jaybird X3 For Running
The answer is simply YES! They’re just made for that. Their design and build quality is made for running, they’re sweatproof, water resistant and very durable.
Even if you just want to buy those earbuds for normal listening, you should definitely try Jaybird X3 For Running!
Jaybird x3 vs Freedom 2 Sound
I didn’t really cover any comparison between Jaybird x3 and Freedom 2, so here it goes.
Freedom 2 earbuds are even smaller than Jaybird X3, which can only mean that they are even more comfortable for people with smaller ears.
Look at them like they’re Jaybird X3, just smaller!
Jaybird X3 vs Jaybird Freedom – Final Thoughts
I hope that you now have a better idea of which earbuds to purchase. Buying new headphones can sometimes be really difficulty process, that’s why we decided to write this (long) Jaybird X3 vs Jaybird Freedom review.
Even though those earbuds are pretty cheap, the sound quality, design, build quality, durability and batter life is just amazing.
I feel like those earbuds can be used for listening to music in any possible situation. Whether you’re running, lying in bed, taking a ride with bike or anything else, they can serve their purpose and make your life better.
Jaybird x3 vs Freedom F5
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We also made a more detailed, in-depth review for both earbuds seperately. You can check them out by clicking on the links below.
So that’s all you have to know about these two amazing earbuds. We have written a lot of articles about audio gear for other websites, but since a lot of people have been asking us to make review, we decided to give it a shot.
Hope our words will help you make a better decision if you’re currently buying, or thinking about buying these earbuds.