Jaybird - Freedom F5 In-Ear Wireless Headphones - Gold Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐:emptystar:

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To Buy Or Not Summary

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3.8 out of 5
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    3.2 out of 5
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    4.1 out of 5
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    3.9 out of 5

Features

  • Wireless music & calls with complete remote controls
  • Patented Micro-sized premium metal buds
  • 8 hours play time (4 hrs. On-board + 4 hrs. with included charging clip)
  • Patented SECURE-FIT with enhanced comfort ear Fins
  • My sound app (customize your sound Settings & save them to your buds)
  • Buy
  • Don’t buy

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#2

Amazon Review by Amazon Customer :star::emptystar::emptystar::emptystar::emptystar:

272 people found the following review helpful

Not worth it

I really wanted to like these - I've been addicted to Jaybird since the X1 and currently use the X2.

Some things to consider:

  1. The standard battery time is 4 hours; you can get another 4 using the battery clip
  2. The battery clip is NOT sweatproof and if you sweat while it’s attached and it damages the headphones, it won’t be covered by warranty
  3. The ONLY way you can charge these is with the battery clip; if you forget it at home or lose it, there is literally no way to recharge these. They’re planning to sell additional battery clips at some point for $24.95 but that’s pretty expensive considering how much these already cost
  4. The basic remote on these is considerably bigger and heavier than the X1 or X2; adding the battery clip makes the remote roughly the same size and weight as a AA battery (see pics)
  5. These are super hard to fit properly; I tried every combination of foam and silicone plus the various ‘fins’ but never got them to fit well. Once you attach the battery clip, these will be almost impossible to wear.
  6. Bluetooth is not great; if I put my phone in my front left pocket (same side as the remote), the audio stutters like a scratched CD

I really really wanted to like these - the buds are incredibly small, which is cool - but for half the price, you can get the X2 which are easier to fit, have double the battery life without any easy-to-lose extra pieces and have better Bluetooth connection.

Amazon.com - Customer Reviews: Jaybird - Freedom F5 In-Ear Wireless Headphones - Gold


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Walmart Review by MikeyLikesIT :star::star::star::star::star:

11 people found the following review helpful

TOPSHELF HEADPHONES!!

I have been on a life long journey to find a headphone that could stay in my ears for hours on end and not hurt my ears. The Jaybird Freedom headset is the winner. I can have these in my ears for 5 plus hours and forget they are still in my ears. Freedom comes with the Isolation Comply foam tips, and a micro-sized design that allows these headphones to be so comfortable for so long. Besides the stellar fit, the sound quality on these is the best in class for wireless headphones. One thing I really like about these headphones is that they will tell you the battery percentage every time you turn them on. Also the clip on battery pack is revolutionary for wireless headphones. The battery clip is much lighter than you would think just by looking at it. You can use this headphone over the ear, or under the ear. I prefer over the ear when I'm being active, and under the ear when Im stationary. If you are a headphone guru, this is an awesome addition to any collection!

Walmart.com - Customer Reviews: Jaybird - Freedom F5 In-Ear Wireless Headphones - Gold


#4

check out this youtube video

Jaybird Freedom | Best Wireless Earbuds? - Review

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#5

Best Buy Review by Kevin :star::star::star::star::star:

Incomparable sound quality

I recently had chance to try PopwerBeats2 wireless, Bose Quiet Comfort 20 and 25, Plantronics Back Beat Sense, Jaybird X2, and several others (two sony headphones, Mpow bluetooth, IdeaUSA phones, etc) looking for right headphones for me, and finally found this Jaybird Freedom. Here I mostly compared Freedom with X2 as other phones just simply had inferior sound quality (or biased sound eg BackBeatSense with little bass) or not comfortable (eg., Bose noise canceling caused weird air pressure change in my ear drums which made me sick within an hour of use). Anyway, here are my thoughts

Sound quality
All of above mentioned phones sounded not bad or good (with my iPhone5s) but Jaybird Freedom was simply better than all those. Freedom has well balanced and rich sound with deep and rounded bass/mid but still maintaining crystal/detailed highs, which all makes remarkably pleasant and impressive hearing that I have never experienced with all the other phones that I’ve tested. And this was just default setting of Freedom! You can even further make it better sound using MySound App. Because I liked the default setting a lot, I haven’t tried it yet. Because I liked the price of X2, I tried several EQ settings to make Jaybird X2 to make it sound similar to Freedom but nothing worked, which made me think that Jaybird made something different for Freedom (not just modifying its bud shape) that sounds fundamentally better than X2. I will not talk about other phones, but Bose QC20 and 25 sounded a little boring. They sound great but not impressive as Freedom.

Fit
Comparing with X2, I can say Freedom is better. Even with the slightly heavier remote, Freedom didn’t fall off at all even without the clips they provide. If you need really tight secure fit, you can always use clips so that the remote controller doesn’t dangle under your ear… I used X2 and Freedom more than 3 hours straight and found Freedom was more comfortable. I think this is due to the smaller buds that fit better in ear canals.

Battery
Freedom lasted for more than 4 hours (close to 5 hours I think). I can’t say 4 hour battery is better than 8 hour of X2 although the battery pack provide quick full charge for additional 4 hour. I think this is trade off for having better sound quality/fit and perhaps better look as well.

Bluetooth connectivity
Connects to up to 7 devices. I haven’t tried more than 2 but no problem at all so far. No single drop.

Noise isolating
Bose noise canceling is like magic, and better than Freedom in terms of noise reduction but Freedom blocks out amazingly well too (about > 80~90% reduction) which makes even better environments for enjoying high quality sound. PowerBeats2 had nice sound quality with good bass but it is almost like open phones and can’t hear the details unless you increase the volume.

Summary
if you are waiting for X3 to come out, I recommend getting Freedom (if you don’t care recharging them more frequently) as I expect no improvement of sound quality in X3 except the availability to utilize MySound app (and the battery life will be reduced to 7 hours due to smaller size). If you believe customization of EQ setting can’t change the fundamental performance of phones and you are looking for best sound quality bluetooth phones, Freedom is what you need.

Bestbuy.com - Customer Reviews: Jaybird - Freedom F5 In-Ear Wireless Headphones - Gold