Some follow-up to my article, Fit.

I mentioned in that article that after several weeks despising my wired earbuds, I bought the JayBird BlueBuds X for use when running.

The BlueBuds seem to get nothing but high praises from bloggers, Amazon users, and Twitter folk. I’ve been using them for two weeks now and will add to their accolades: the BlueBuds X are a great pair bluetooth workout earbuds. The sound quality is superb, the fit is pretty great (they actually stay in your ears while running), and having no wire between the earbuds and my iPhone is priceless (well, actually, it’s $150).

JayBird BlueBuds X with Comply Foam Active Tips

After posting about the BlueBuds I got many recommendations right off the bat from people saying to get these Comply earbud tips to replace the rubber tips that come with the BlueBuds.

And so, of course, I ordered some. And I’m sold. The difference between the Comply foam tips and the rubber tips that come with the BlueBuds is significant. The former improve the sound quality (due to a tighter seal), and they are even better at holding the earbuds in place for the entirety of my run. The latter is the most important to me. I don’t want to think at all about my earbuds, I just want to run and have good tunes while I’m doing it.

Two side notes:

  1. I ordered the multi-pack to start so I could figure out which size I needed. Future replacements you can get a 3-pack of a specific size.

  2. There are a lot of different styles of the Comply tips. Whichever style you get, you’ll need to get the 500 series of that style to fit the BlueBuds X.

Comply’s Foam Earphone Tips for the JayBird BlueBuds X