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Portable Bluetooth wireless isolating ear-insert sports earphones that come with six pairs of ear pieces in various types and sizes, three pairs of removable ear bowl supports in various sizes, a charging clip, a USB charging cable, and a carrying pouch.

About

The Jaybird X3 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 wireless reception range of 33 feet. They have a built-in microphone and integrated Bluetooth volume, music player function, and call connect/disconnect controls. The X3 is claimed by the manufacturer to be water resistant and comes with six pairs of ear pieces in various types and sizes, three pairs of removable ear bowl supports in various sizes, a USB charging cable, and charging clip, and a carrying pouch. It is covered by a 12-month warranty.

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.
Yes
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 8 hrs. on built-in rechargeable Lithium-polymer batteries with a charge time of 2.5 hrs. Has battery recharge indicator. Manufacturer claims water resistance. Has pairing memory for up to eight Bluetooth devices. Has Multipoint feature - allows simultaneous connection of two Bluetooth devices (to switch between connected devices stop sound on device and start sound on the other). Has Sharing feature - can be Bluetooth connected to a second X3 to allow both earphones to hear the same Bluetooth source. Has power on/off, Bluetooth pairing and battery status voice announcements. Bluetooth connected Apple mobile devices using iOS Version 5 and above will show the battery level. 20 minute partial charge will power earphones for up to 1 hr. Free Mysound app download for Apple or Android mobile devices can be used to change the sound of the earphones.
Included accessories Included accessories Indicates what additional accessories are included.
Six pairs of ear pieces in various types and sizes, three pairs of removable ear bowl supports in various sizes, charging clip, USB charging cable, two removable cable shortening clips, removable clothing clip, carrying pouch, free Mysound 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.
None
Weight (oz.) Weight Reflects the weight, in ounces, of the headphones including the audio cable and batteries, if any.
0.64