Daniel Rubino LOVES Jaybird headphones... watch the video here (don't blame us if you end up buying a pair!)

As Chief Media Officer of Mobile Nations, I'll admit, I was a little worried for Dan to take to the #CESlive stage on Wednesday. Dan has a lot of passion for Windows Phone, but sometimes when you ask Dan to do to things that he's less passionate about or he doesn't feeling like doing, well, sometimes you get grumpy Dan.

My worries we're quickly alleviated though when the cameras came on. Dan rocked the stage hard with all his guests. In particular, I loved his interview with Jaybird. Normally, guests on the #CESlive stage are there to show off their products and convince the audience why they're awesome. In this case, it was Dan who did all the selling. He simply LOVES his Jaybird Bluebud X headphones. Don't believe me? Watch the video above.

After watching this interview, I immediately ordered a pair from Amazon. Be warned, if you watch the video you'll probably order a pair too. Awesome interview Dan!



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Shane says:

Bought a pair of Bluebird X last week! Awesome headphones!

carlosrdd says:

If Bose would make their sei2 headphones compatible with WP8 would there even be a question to what the best pair of headphones are?

Shane says:

Dunno, I haven't been so impressed with Bose latley. It's also nice to have something of quality that is different.

greggsauce says:

Are you serious??!?!?!?! hahaha, bose headphones are unanimously known as garbage and overpriced, they're basically the other side of "beats" headphones. As far as all in one with a microphone its sort of close I suppose but you can get an adapter cable and run tons of headphones and earbuds with a microphone.

Jazmac says:

Bose? Garbage?  High dollar yes but garbage?? Clearly you have never owned a pair of Bose. Beats I have never owned so I can't speak to them but Bose I have and I do. There are others that are pretty nice too, like my other phones, Technica ATH-M50's. I think they get real close to Bose in sound quality. But Bose is far from garbage.

I agree to garbage, I am an audiophile, and I have owned bose, beats (beats are the worst headhpones ever... CRANK DUH BASS FOR NO REASON) and all kinds of expensive headphones. bose arent the worst headphones ever, but certainly not the best, and are priced far above their quality range.

TL;DR: bose is horribly overpriced

aximtreo says:

Bose are the iPhones of headphones. Good but grossly overpriced.

In Limbo says:

I was looking for someone like you here (as I listen to my Grado's, lol). Thanks for saving me the time!

papanoongaku says:

if you like Beats, then you must not care about fidelity or natural sound. you just want lots of bass and mid-highs.

go get some Grados or Sennheisers, or Shures, or even Bose. Otherwise, stick with your Skullcandy and consumer audio toys.

TheNexxuvas says:

Bose & Beats? lol, no thanks. I have owned so much over the years, Klipsch, Shures, you name it.


Once I put on a pair of Sennheiser i-80s I stopped wasting my money and time. I haven't found anything yet that comes close unless I decide next year to break the $350 barrier and check out the $500 and above range of stuff you find on head-fi.org. Until then these Senn's are in full use, podacsts, audio both normal and experimental sound so amazing.

tkadrum says:

Had this for 4 months, then I decided to get these Nokia Bluetooth Stereo Headset BH-111 .

Guess what?  I sold my Bluebird X on ebay, and glad i did. Because Nokia BH-111 is way so much better, and battery lasted longer. 

NIST says:

Bose, home of the 4" driver. How many do you want in your speaker. 3, 5, 9?

Dexterrino says:

im surprised that bh-111 is better. please explain.

fraztto says:

Damn I had to order a pair too.

rodneyej says:

Damn, I'm sick of this Lumia 1520 screen brightness dimming bug❕

NIST says:

It's not a bug, your eyes are going bad.

rodneyej says:

Hey, do you have the 1520❔

dasfoto says:

You must be looking at it wrong.

rodneyej says:

Are you NIST boyfriend❔

rodneyej says:

Where's the video❔

PurpleOmen says:

I thought I was the only one! At least I'm not going mad!

rodneyej says:

Its not on the desktop site either.

Fixed. Used a different means of video embed that isn't supported here yet (but will be soon). Should be good to go now!

paulomalley says:

Is that the same method used on SmartwatchFans, because I can't watch any of the clips on the site...

rodneyej says:

Lol.. They do need to work on that..

DVELOPinc says:

I wish my ears would hold ear buds and be noise canceling but I haven't found a pair yet that works for me especially since I'm a daily bike commuter and light cyclist. I did find a pair of Bluetooth DJ style headphones that cost me less than $40.00 at Big Lots and believe it or not, they make the likes of Beats and others sound cheap. Dam things have only been charged once over a month ago and still going.

navidee says:

Im interested in these headphones. Please tell me more!

DVELOPinc says:

They're just DJ style Bluetooth 4.0 over ear headphones. The mic is awesome for calls\txts and the sound is excellent. These are Big Lots exclusives so you can get them in store but as far as online I have no idea.

navidee says:

Awesome thanks! Didn't realize they were a exclusive. Ill check out my local store and see if they have em.

DVELOPinc says:

Should have added: Model# BTK-28 :)

I find I have same problem. Does not matter what size tips they all fall out with the slightest movement. I have heard for a minimal fee, hearing centers can make tips for your ears. Have yet to try this myself though, lol could be just a big lie.

DVELOPinc says:

They do. They're called hearing aids, rofl. j\k I couldn't help myself, lol.

greggsauce says:

i don't even like beats but there is no way those things are better, $/performance sure they'll blow them out of the water. As far as getting ear buds that work you can go with any monster set and then order their pack of different sizes and it'll be perfect. monsters don't set you back that far either but their sound is pretty solid

get foam tips that you crush similarly to ear plugs, they expand in your ear and won't get dislodged outside of your cord being tugged.

DVELOPinc says:

I wouldn't have made the claim if I had not compared them. People tend to always believe cheaper is not better but its not always the case. I like Beats but like alot of things, I think they are way over priced. Monster on the other hand, I've never had luck with quality on their products, I'd choose Skullcandy over them any day.

walkingdogs says:

Get a set of comply memory foam tips that are compatible with whatever earbuds you buy. They won't make them noise cancelling but the will isolate almost all the amient noise out due how they form to the inner ear cavity. They are super comfortable and make most ear buds sound better due to the seal that is created. I won't wear earbuds without a pair of comply tips on them.

DVELOPinc says:

That's the issue I have is the noise cancelling. When I'm riding my bike 20-30 mph for several hours in and around downtown New Orleans, all the noise including my wind speed comes through and overpowers my music.

greggsauce says:

i don't even like beats but there is no way those things are better, $/performance sure they'll blow them out of the water. As far as getting ear buds that work you can go with any monster set and then order their pack of different sizes and it'll be perfect. monsters don't set you back that far either but their sound is pretty solid

DiabloBlanco says:

If you haven't used these how can you comment on their quality in a comparison? These things are badass. Absolutely love mine. The inline controls are perfect for music, calls, and texting. I use them in the gym every day.

DVELOPinc says:

I didn't say these headphones weren't any good, I said all ear bud headphones have had the same issue with noise canceling. My scenario (read comment above) is more unique than just sitting or walking listening to headphones. To be fair, my cheap headphones sound badass, cancel noise extremely well ( thanks to the oversized cup of the DJ style), calls, read&respond to txt and read emails so to each his own.

Man, you've got some balls, I'd never ride around New Orleans with isolating headphones. Drivers here are so bad, I need every sense I've got to be unimpeded to stay safe!

DVELOPinc says:

Lol, I've gotten used to it and only have battle very rarely with cars.

schlubadub says:

It's typically illegal in most countries to operate a vehicle (bicycles included) with headphones in both ears. Some have laws that just apply to motorcyclists and bicyclists as their hearing is more essential to their safety. Having said that, I usually ride with one ear-piece in, so I can still be aware of my surroundings and they're definitely not noise-cancelling - that type are reserved for my workplace.

bluesman897 says:

I have Bluebird X's on right now. I've had them for maybe six months. I love them!!!

tkadrum says:

Glad you like them. Had this for 4 months, then I decided to get these Nokia Bluetooth Stereo Headset BH-111 .

Guess what? I sold my Bluebird X on ebay, and glad i did. Because Nokia BH-111 is way so much better, and battery lasted longer.

Eh, I exercise pretty hard and can't see how regular buds will stay in while running and sweating (shrug)

NIST says:

And the Windows Phone app will be available when?

Tegument says:

yeah, dan totally missed the opportunity to push that question...

I was wondering the same thing and was just waiting for Dan to ask.  Drat.  Dan, please find out if they will support Windows Phone.

We had a conversation before the recording, nothing to announce now.

Darren Walsh says:

Inertial dampeners!! Lol

BobLobIaw says:

Just got a pair as a gift--can't wait to try them out this weekend!

Seem like great earbuds, too bad I just recently got my Plantronics BackBeat Go 2. Had I known about these, I would have waited.

LMZR says:

I'm most likely among the few who actually won't order one of these as a result of this video, and as a result, i guess a lot of questioning to go through. :P

tpitts15 says:

is the reign app going to be released on windows phone?

DVELOPinc says:

Hopefully they do bring it over. It would be worth buying the Reign Fitness Band if they did.

venom5150 says:

I thought the same thing.  I imagine that perhaps it was inappropriate to ask at the time of the interview but it would have been a great oppertunity.  At least Dan has a contact he can reach out to later.  I would buy that if Reign came out on Windows Phone myself.  Both products look amazing.  I personally have the LG tone + for the Gym and I like them alot for $60+/-.

Racxie says:

Glad to know I'm not the only one who wants to know this :p though I'm sure they could have asked which platforms it's being released for (in general) which would have been an appropriate question.

kingjah says:

Seems like WPC is doing advertising for gadgets with iPhone Apps, is there anything existing without an iPhone App?

You are aware of the OS restrictions on Windows Phone that prevents these kind of apps, yes?

patiua says:

But they could reach out to Microsoft or Nokia to get help with OS restrictions for an app like this. I've been on Nokia and Microsoft windows phone developer sessions, where they tell developers to get in touch with them if they truly have a need to get around these restrictions.

Lots of things happen off camera. We have (and did) put companies like this in touch with Nokia to get the ball rolling (see Sphero too).

kingjah says:

Yes Daniel, I'm very aware, I have the last 4 versions of visual studios (except 2010). Just can't figure out why the biggest software company in the world has so much inconsistencies from on technology to the next. One would think MS should set the standards(like Intel) just too many techs half baked when we know they can.eg (Win7,Office,VisualStudio).

bforster says:

Yeah I would only buy them if the app is on windows phone. Really want them. So it's up to them to make sure they take my money!

NIST says:

I would have asked when the WP version of reign was coming out. Since he's sitting next to freakin Dan Rubino dammit.

kingjah says:

How do you know if he didn't?

I did. Off camera. I already knew the answer 'no' but had a conversation about them getting in touch with Nokia.

Ma Rio says:

Do they have a mic. on them because if not 130€ is just way too much. Its too much even if they have, tho this is so inovative and new to me that I may even buy them. 

jhoff80 says:

Recently picked up a pair myself. Two major problems in my mind. One, if you wear them under ear, the cord noise is absolutely terrible. However, they do have an over-ear option. That leads me to problem two though. There's a slight tilt to the nozzles, so you have to flip them around to use over-ear, as recommended by the manual. Except that means that you're getting left channel sounds in your right ear and right channel sounds in your left ear. And they don't mention this at all on their site or give any alternative solution. It's a shame, because if they had upgradeable firmware and customizable settings like many other Bluetooth audio vendors, it'd be simple to have a switch to reverse channels. With the Bluebuds X, you're SOL.

Shane says:

I would suggest using the cable management system to help eliminate the cord noise. The guide is a bit confusing on this because it only mentions the cable managment in the over the ear section. Btw, I edited because I reread your post.

Try the comply foam tips, foam tips have better fit, isolation, and less transfer of cable noise than silicone tips. I use the tsx-500 ones with my jaybirds, perfect combination!

palaudawg says:

I've had them for about a year. Completely satisfied!

Narr says:

Are these even WP compatible?

DVELOPinc says:

Why would they not be?

Narr says:

Lots of headphone controls aren't compatible with certain phones only iPhone or Android.

TechFan99 says:

Damn, does that mean I need to trash my Purity Pro set for these?

teriansilva says:

The Purity Pro headphones are great when travelling with the train or in situations where you do not move much or fast... but they are not good for the gym or on the bike and similar activities. Then the jaybird come in handy.

HM02 says:

No need to trash them. You can send them my way. :D

link1873 says:

Been planning on buying for a while now.

Meh. I'll stick with my Sennheiser IE80.

lippidp says:

Without a doubt.

c41 says:

$170, ok.. :(

sundawg#WP says:

yawn.  now i'm grumpy.

FearL0rd says:

I do crossfit with those and the are the best ones that I've used

Racxie says:

Is it just me or does Dan have a bit of a James Bond eyebrow thing constantly going on?

datengu says:

These are one of the few that stay in my ear (I have small ears) I got these for xmas and love them. Great sound, great highs and lows!

I've had bluebud x with comply foam tips for a while. Worth every penny. Best BT buds I've come across. Previously had plantronics backbeat go2s, which were garbage in comparison.

Tryggr says:

I love these but mine broke 4 times in 6 months. Every time was because of sweat. I was extremely disappointed as they were amazing. They claim this isn't an issue but check reviews if you plan to use them for working out. Hopefully they fix this so I can buy another pair.

sherwin892 says:

Impressive sound, not so impressive when running/working out. Returned it

ikissfutebol says:

Daniel, you look like you are about to fall asleep :( Poor guy...although you are also a lucky SOB for being at CES so I suppose it all balances out.

onysi says:

Shameless plug.

Confession: I like some things, don't like others. True story.

onysi says:

Lol. I want to like jaybird rly bad, but im loyal to one brand.

ZX9 says:

Just curious, what do you not like?

too bad jaybird has such horrible service and support. they denied my warranty for no reason. 


mtimbs says:

Not sure how this video would make people want to buy headphones... Their wearable product however..

Camaroon says:

That reign app really looked ready for WP.  Just looked like a WP app in so many ways. 

rponting says:

Pardon me guys but I can never digest the fact that how can any headphone be so expensive! I got my panasonic hje125 for under $10 and I'm happy with them.

Sicarius123 says:

I have a love / hate relationship with my bluebuds. I love the product, its awesome, but the goddamn poles the buds go in before going into your ear are massive. My ear canal just isn't sloppy enough for them and they push out as I exercise.

I would definitely consider getting a pair of these, but I already purchased a pair of beats awhile back....

pmich says:

Doubt you'll see this but...What are you doing here Kev?  Stop stalking me.  :)  

RayWP7 says:

Hah! I thought they were black versions of the plantronics I picked up. I love them!

DonnaxNL says:

Damnit, I want one!

rvoje says:

Westone UM3X owner!

xxcorpxx says:

Just ordered. My current LG Bluetooth headset sucks for music. Great for everything else though. can't wait to try these out.

xxcorpxx says:

Just arrived - Thanks Amazon Prime!    These things are amazing.  I can't believe how great music sounds on these.  Thanks for the recommendation!  I'm finally happy with a BT headset.



Can the 920 be paired with 2 Bluetooth devices at the same time? Example using a heart rate monitor while training and listen to music with those Jaybird headphones?


tallgeese says:

Does their app support WP?

I think I'll stick to my Sennheiser Amperiors.  Everything I've ever wanted out of a portable set of headphones. 

nakialj says:

thats cool that danny bought him a pair. i want me one now.

Markp74 says:

Daniel, did you get a chance to ask if the app will be available to WP8 users?

Yes, off camera. No app currently but trying to get them to work with Nokia. Same with Sphero. 

Markp74 says:

Fantastic mate, I'd but one in a second if they supported WP8

Does this mean that you can't get an equalizer to fix the weak bass? I just got mine.......

AskaLangly says:

That pic. The Ancient Aliens meme...

mozman68 says:

Watched this video and went out and bought a pair today.  Never had Bluetooth headsets before, but since I switched to the Nokia 1520, makes it much better than being connected and carrying the phone. 

joluladu says:

Hola felicitaciones por el séptimo aniversario. Me gustan estos audífonos por lo práctico que son y me va bien con ellos en el trabajo diario.

gamato says:

So what about hi-fi Bluetooth support in Windows Phone ?
Any news when that might be coming? Now that everyone else has it.