JAYS a-Jays One Earphones Review
Review: JAYS a-Jays One
Looking for an earphone? Consider the entry level earphone from Jays – the a-Jays One.
Jays, a Swedish manufacturer, is focused on making earphones and headphones that are reasonably priced without sacrificing sound quality. And they’ve hit the mark with the a-Jays One. The a-Jays One represents the entry level earphone of the a-Jays line up that promise heavy bass.
The minimalistic design of the a-Jays One suits my taste very well and will surely appeal people looking for a low profile earphone. The housing has a semi-glossy finish and the back has the Jays branding plastered on it. I personally would have liked it better without the branding…but that option is available for higher models. The housing looks tough enough to endure some punishment, but I’m a careful guy so I think this would last a long long time in my hands.
The a-Jays One comes with 5 pairs of silicone rubber sleeves in different sizes so we can pick one with the most comfortable fit. The silicone also works well in reducing ambient noise. I do not think that the silicone has enough hold to endure rigorous activities…unless you really stuff them in the ear.
One highlight of the a-Jays series is the flat tangle-free cable…this doesn’t mean that the cables can never be tangled though. But in the rare chance that the cables get tangled, the flat cable makes it easy to untangled. The L and R labels are found on the inner side of the cables, right after the point where it meets the housing. I wish they made the labels a little more discrete though.
The gold tipped 3.5mm audio jack is angled…this design has its advantages over the standard straight audio jacks. One advantage that I like is how the angled jack will not be so easily removed if the cables get tugged. The jack also designed to plugin a smartphone even with a cellphone casing or bumper on it.
The sound quality is deep with a bias for bass…which is OK because the product was designed to favor bass. The midrange is good and the treble is satisfactory because it lacks that crispness that I look for. On the flip side, the highs don’t make my ears hurt at all. Compared to the t-Jays that Liane reviewed, the t-Jays delivered a better balanced performance and a bigger sound stage but the bass was more prominent on the a-Jays One.
I really don’t like to get into the specs because it’s the sound that really matters, and the a-Jays One is really a very nice bass focused pair of earphone in that respect. But if you’d like to get into specification, you can view the a-Jays One, Two and Three product sheet here.
Overall, the a-Jays One sells for Php 2,300. For what it’s worth, I think the a-Jays One is a good pair of earphones. For that price, you get a well-built minimalistic earphone with a tangle free cable and a rich deep sound profile.