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Jaybird X4 (2018)
Jaybird Run XT
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Jaybird X4 (2018) vs Jaybird Run (2019)

Analysis:

The Jaybird X4 (2018) has done really well in a number of roundups conducted by sources that perform their own hands-on testing, such as Android Central, Gear Patrol, and iMore - it was awarded the "Jaybird dominates the workout earbuds market, and for good reason. Its latest offering in this space, the X4, features an IPX7 waterproof design, Comply foam ear tips that provide a secure fit, custom EQ profiles to tailor the sound to your preferences, and eight hours of play time between charges." title by Android Central, "Ranked 1 out of 10" by Gear Patrol, and "Ranked 1 out of 7" by iMore. That's high praise from reliable sources.

As for the Jaybird Run XT, it wasn't able to earn a top spot in any roundups from trusted sources that conduct their own hands-on testing. Nevertheless, it managed to impress reviewers at PCmag, Rtings, and Tom's Guide enough to make it onto their respective shortlists.

Sources that tested and scored both products, like PCmag, Rtings, and Tom's Guide, haven't shown a preference for either in their reviews.

We also examined the available data to learn which sources liked these two Wireless Earphones best and found that the Jaybird X4 (2018) managed to get its highest, 9, review score from Macworld, whereas the Jaybird Run XT got its best rating from PCmag - 8.

Finally, we also compared their review scores to the rest of their competition - the Jaybird X4 (2018) earned an average review score of 8.1 out of 10 points and the Jaybird Run XT received an average of 7.4, compared to the 7.2 average of Wireless Earphones in general.

Comparison of expert ratings
Highly Recommended
Recommended
Mentioned
Not Mentioned
PCmag
SoundGuys
Rtings
Tom's Guide
bicycling.com
iMore
Gear Patrol
Android Central
headphonesaddict.com
Macworld
Tech. Specs Comparison
Jaybird X4 (2018)
$44
Jaybird Run XT
$119
Higher than average expert review score
Has average expert review score
7.3
Overall Avg. for Wireless Earphones
7.4
Avg. Review Score
Score
Recommended by trusted experts
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #4 out of 10
in “The best running headphones 2023: top audio for running” 
Last updated: 6 Jan 2023
musiccritic.com
-
Depth of
analysis
No
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “10 Best Headphones for Working Out in 2022” 
iMore
Trusted Source
-
Depth of
analysis
No
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Best In-ear Headphones in 2020” 
Last updated: 19 Aug 2020
bicycling.com
Highly Trusted Source
-
Depth of
analysis
No
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “8 Best Waterproof Headphones for Cyclists” 
Last updated: 16 Jun 2022
PCmag
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The Best Tech Products of 2018” 
Last updated: 20 Nov 2018
Android Central
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Best Accessories for Galaxy S10e in 2022” 
Last updated: 2 Dec 2021

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