Excerpt: Every once in a while I encounter products that do so much for so little that their value quotient is off the charts; the a-JAYS Three in-ear headphones ($59.99) from the Swedish firm Jays is just such a product. How good are these stylish little ‘phones in an absolute sense? They’re good enough that, in terms of sound quality, style, fit, finish, and the accessories they include, they could in may ways pass for models selling for two or even three times their actual...
Excerpt: The a-JAYS Three bundle includes 5 pairs of soft silicone tip sleeves designed to envelop the earpiece and prevent ingress of exterior ambient noise. They claim this technology reduces leakage by up to 40dB. On one hand this offers better S/N ratio (signal to noise ratio) in busy environments, but make make them unsuitable in situations on the move where it is better to keep alert to external cues for personal safety reasons, like tube (subway) travel.
Excerpt: The most visible difference between these two new affordable in-ear headphones from Jays of Sweden is the cables. One is flat and wide, and the other is skinny and round. Closer inspection reveals speaker driver housing design variations. One is small and round, and the other is squared-off and chunky. Both models ship with identical accessories and superb packaging, to be described several paragraphs below. Here is a photo, after the cases have been opened.
a-Jays THREE earphones in review – got bass on my mind
25 August 2010
Conclusion: If you’ve enjoyed your Sennheiser CX series earphones but want to jump up to something with more style and better highs, the a-Jays is a great choice. If you are looking for replacement to the horrendous iBuds, look no further.
Pros: good, meaty bass, good extension in both lows and highs, excellent packaging and accessories, to die for looks, non-tangling cable
Cons: average build quality, fit can be a bugger, case, while nice, isn’t overly practical
Conclusion: The a-Jays Three are amazing headphones for the price. Sound quality, bass and build quality are all right where they need to be to put these ear buds at the top of the pack in their price range. The packaging and included accessories that come with the a-Jays are top notch, and more than you would typically get from a set of earbuds in this price range. The a-Jays Three come highly recommended.
Pros: Solid build quality, Excellent imaging and sound stage, Nice tight, deep bass, Flat cord, Lots of accessories
Cons: Highs could be brighter, Carrying case is cool, but awkward
Excerpt: The first thing that hit me when I unpacked the a-JAYS Three earphones was just how brilliant an overall package I held in my hands. Lets be clear: when you buy a pair of these a-JAYS Three, you’re buying a portable music solution, not just a pair of headphones. The packaging and range of included accessories are borderline premium, and at the $89.95 price point this struck a pang of doubt in my worried head.
Pros: Fully comprehensive portable audio solution; great sound; good value
Cons: Won’t suit everyone’s listening preferences; flat cabling means cables hang awkwardly from your ears
Summary: У шведов, на мой взгляд, получились неплохие наушники. Переплачивать ли за улучшения в качестве звука относительно младшей модели? Определённо. Всё-таки непонятный TCD-излучатель – это весьма интересная штука. Так или иначе, в свой список «что посоветуете за пару тысяч рублей» JAYS я обязательно занесу.