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Jaybird RUN XT headphone

Portable Bluetooth wireless isolating ear-insert sports earphones that come with four pairs of ear pieces in various types and sizes, four pairs of removable ear bowl supports in various sizes, a carrying case/charging cradle/recharger battery, a USB charging cable, and a carrying pouch.

About

The Jaybird RUN XT portable Bluetooth wireless sports earphones have an isolating ear-insert design. These earphones are intended for use with Bluetooth enabled audio devices including cell phones and have a reception range of around 33 feet. They have a built-in microphone and integrated music player function and call connect/disconnect controls. It also supports various digital voice assistant functions when used with Bluetooth capable devices that have those features. The RUN XT is claimed by the manufacturer to be water resistant and comes with four pairs of ear pieces in various types and sizes, four pairs of removable ear bowl supports in various sizes, carrying case/charging cradle/recharger battery, a USB charging cable, and a carrying pouch. It is covered by a 12-month warranty. The free Jaybird app download for Apple or Android mobile devices can be used to change the sound of the earphones and has a tracking feature that can be used to help find the earphones if they are misplaced.

Connections

Plug type Plug type The type of connection at the end of the audio cord, which will be plugged into the source component. Most have 1/8-inch standard (3-contact) "mini" jacks that fit portable devices. Models intended for use with newer iPod, iPhone, and some Blackberry smartphones, that have integrated microphones, audio player controls, and call connect/disconnect controls use a 1/8-inch 4-conductor mini jack. The audio function of models with 4-conductor mini jacks may not work properly or consistently with non-iPod/iPhone devices.
None

Features

Integrated microphone Integrated microphone Has an integrated microphone for use with some cell phones or audio players with a recorder function.
Yes
Call connect/disconnect control Call connect/disconnect control This allows you to answer or disconnect from a phone call with some cell phones.
Yes
Integrated volume control Integrated volume control This allows you to adjust the volume without having to dig into your pocket or purse for a player.
No
Integrated function control Integrated function control This allows you to control some player functions (for example: play, pause, track skip) via a control without having to dig into a pocket or purse for a player.
Yes
Warranty: parts, labor (mos.) Warranty: parts, labor Warranty (parts/labor, mo.) indicates the length of the manufacturer's warranty for parts and labor, in months.
12/12
Additional features Additional features Additional features for this model.
2.4 GHz transmission frequency, Bluetooth wireless, around 33 ft. operating range. Operates up to 4 hrs. on built-in rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries with a charge time of 2 hrs. Has headset auto power off function, low battery indicator, and battery recharge indicator. Carrying case/charging cradle has built-in rechargeable battery that the manufacturer claims can be used to recharge the earphone batteries up to 2 times between its own charges, manufacturer claims water resistance (IPX7). Has power on/off, Bluetooth pairing and battery status voice announcements. Supports Apple Siri and Google Assistant digital voice assistants when it is used with Bluetooth devices that have those capabilities. Bluetooth connected Apple mobile devices using iOS Version 5 and above will show the battery level. 5 minute partial charge will power earphones for up to 1 hr. Free Jaybird app download for Apple or Android mobile devices can be used to change the sound of the earphones, shows battery level, and can be used to help locate lost the earphones if they are misplaced, and provides notification of firmware updates.
Included accessories Included accessories Indicates what additional accessories are included.
Four pairs of ear pieces in various types and sizes, four pairs of removable ear bowl supports in various sizes, carrying case/charging cradle/recharger battery, USB charging cable, carrying pouch, free Jaybird app download for Apple or Android mobile devices.

Specs

Cord length (in.) Cord length Cord lengths indicates the approximate length of the cord from the headset or earpiece to the plug, measured in inches.
N/A
Weight (oz.) Weight Reflects the weight, in ounces, of the headphones including the audio cable and batteries, if any.
0.56