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New Jaybird Freedom and X3 earbuds offer custom sound profiles
Jaybird is the top name in sports earbuds, and at CES 2016, the headphone maker is looking to expand its lead with two new models, the Jaybird Freedom and the Jaybird X3.
Both earbuds are Bluetooth 4.0 models that can be paired with up to eight devices. In what Jaybird claims to be an industry first, the Freedom and the X3 both feature custom sound profiles that are synced on the earbuds themselves. Using a companion app called MySound, you can tweak the equalizer settings so the earbuds sound exactly how you like them. The settings are saved on the earbuds, so you can simply connect them to a variety of devices and enjoy your preferred profile hassle free.
The Jaybird Freedom feature a metallic design that is, of course, sweat proof, with Jaybird’s signature design. You get a microphone for taking calls, an in-line remote, and battery life should be good for up to four hours of playback, with an additional four hours available if you use the bundled charging clip.
The Jaybird Freedom will cost $199.95 when they hit the stores in Q2. The buds come in Carbon (black on black metal), Blaze (red on silver metal), Ocean (blue on silver metal), Gold (white on gold metal), and Blush (white on rose gold metal).
The Jaybird X3 (follow up to the well-received X2 model from last year) offer a proprietary antenna technology dubbed SignalPlus that should ensure uninterrupted playback in all conditions. The Jaybird X3 will cost $149.95 and come in Blackout (black), Alpha (military green), Road Rash (red), Dune (tan), and Surf (blue).
Stay tuned for more CES 2016 coverage throughout the week!