a-Jays Two earphones

Swedish brand Jays delivers powerful headphones at an affordable price

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  • Expert Rating

    4.00 / 5
  • User Rating

    3.50 / 5 (of 2 Reviews)

Pros

  • Tangle-free cable, adapter and splitter included, good sound, five pairs of ear sleeves provided

Cons

  • Sleeves are difficult to slip on

Bottom Line

The a-Jays Two earphones are well-designed and deliver great sound. They offer performance that's equivalent to the big-name brands in the market, and they are competitively priced

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In the Sennheiser-dominated headphone market, it's easy to overlook brands that are relatively new compared to the German audio heavyweight. The a-Jays Two in-ear earphones are produced by little-known Swedish company Jays.

These headphones are the next model up from the a-Jays One and feature glossy black earphones with rubber silicone sleeves and a design that's simple and effective. The listener is able to customise the earphones to suit their ear size, with the sales package including five pairs of silicone sleeves -- from extra small to large. The sleeves are a little difficult to slip on and off; they'll require a bit of a jiggle before they are locked securely on the earphone.

Another welcome feature is the flat cable, which means your earphones are less prone to tangling. Sennheiser also uses a symmetrical braided-design cable for the MX 471 and MX 581 earphones. The flat cable of the a-Jays Two has an uncanny resemblance to squid ink linguini; make no mistake, however, it certainly is tangle-free. The cable is 1.15m long, which is perfect for someone who keeps their MP3 player or mobile phone in their pocket while listening to music.

Sound from the headphones' 8.6mm speakers is very impressive, considering the affordable price tag. Bass is rich but not too overpowering, with slick basslines that may sometimes be neglected by other earphones projected loud and clear. Snare drums, smooth synths and fine details in the music were all clearly audible. Mid-tones and treble are well-balanced. For such a little pair of earphones, the a-Jays Two exceeded our expectations when it came to sound quality.

The earphones do a respectable job of eliminating background noise considering that they are not specifically designed as noise-cancelling earphones. They are comfortable and secure to wear: the in-ear design makes the earphones feel snug in your ear.

An aeroplane adapter and a stereo splitter so that you can share your music with a friend are included.

We were initial a bit sceptical of these headphones because Jays isn't a well-known name in Australia, but we came away very impressed. These little earphones are a great buy and have a very affordable price tag.

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Carl

4.5

1

Pros
Tangle free, great sound and good quality
Cons
the cable if a bit heavy
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Andrew. They are built for good sound to a good price and not for usning when exercising because the flat cable is to heavy and makes a bad noice. I put my cable inside the shirt/jacket when I use them for training or just my bluetooth headphones.

Their new a-Jays five will have a clip on them so that they can be used for exercising as well.

Andrew

2.0

2

Pros
Tangle free
Cons
Exercising with them, fitting was painful
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The sound quality is great for sitting down listening to music or movies. Great that they don't get tangled very easily - major problem with iPhone earbuds. Biggest problem though for me is the performance when running. The cords are so wide that they have a lot of surface area to bump into things(themselves, each other, shirt, treadmill bar, arms, etc) and the amount of noise that it creates makes it unbearable to exercise with - had to simply take them off.
Not able to get a good fit that didn't cause me some pain at some point.

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