Summary: The Jays q-Jays are excellent in-ear headphones that have sound quality equal to other high end established headphone brands. If you are interested in shelling out more than a hundred pounds on high quality portable in-ear headphones, these should be among the models you consider.
Conclusion: Jays has really created a set of unique earphones in the q-Jays. They feel almost hand-crafted for a specific set of user, which is fine. But at a price tag close to $200 we feel that there are some better models to choose from for the non-discriminating ear. For the same ball-park price, we would recommend the Etymotic ER-4P ’s, and if you really want a great bang-for-your-buck set of sound isolating earphones, take a look at the Sennheiser CX 400-II ’s which have an...
Pros: Very small size, comfortable fit, Should fit most ears, Plenty of accessories, Good clarity
Cons: Decent amount of cord feedback, Fragile cord, Poor bass, Overly bright highs at times, Expensive
Excerpt: After having listened to JAYS' a-Jays Four and t-Jays Three and absolutely loving both, my expectations out of JAYS' top of the line q-Jays in-ear headphones are higher than ever and I couldn't be more thrilled to review them. The q-Jays are audiophile grade in-ears with a price to match at $179. Despite their extremely small form, the q-Jays fit inside dual micro armature drivers making them the world's smallest pair of in-ears with dual armatures.
Q-Jays Inner Earphones in Review – Dual Balanced Armature Precision
31 May 2009
Conclusion: Jay’s research is evident in the Q-Jays. Articulate, tiny and beautiful, they are gems that exude confidence in solid construction and attention to detail. While not bass heavyweights, low notes and instruments are well defined with great bass detail and. Treble and mids are striking, extended and confident. Vocal music sings and highly sung instruments engage beautifully, if sometimes too much so and staging accuracy is great.
Pros: Great Fit Kit, Impressive Bass and Treble, Realistic Soundstage, Good cable construction, Housing is sturdy, Comfortable for sleeping!!!, Beautiful design
Cons: Package is an all-plastic finger-cutter, Cable is too short, extension too long!
Conclusion: Calling the q-JAYS the “Volvo of IEMs” would probably sound rude. Yes, they’re Swedish, they’re well built, and they perform nicely. However, while Volvo’s design is debatable, the q-JAYS certainly are very pleasing to the eye, even to the most discriminating design aficionado. All joking aside, the q-JAYS are truly great sounding phones.
Pros: Great clarity and detail, balanced sound response, refined across the whole frequency spectrum, Decent bass for a dual armature IEM, High impedance, low sensitivity – prevents background hiss on most portable audio players, Very small, stealthy, and comfortable, Good build quality and design, Comes with lots of accessories
Cons: Very microphonic cables (unless worn over the ears), rather unfavorable cable lengths, Somewhat difficult to remove from the ear canals due to their tiny size, They can sound a bit too bright and fatiguing on some players (without proper EQing), soundstage could be larger
Jays q-Jays review: These in-ear headphones have excellent sound quality
Good Gear Guide.au
26 August 2009
Summary: If you've got a bit of money to spend on some high quality in-ear headphones, we'd definitely consider the Jays q-Jays to be a strong contender. They're on par with high-end performers from audio specialists like Ultimate Ears and have excellent sound quality, tending slightly more towards all-out detail over musicality. They respond very well to equalisation though, making them a great choice for avid music listeners.
Pros: Tiny size, excellent sound quality and detail, wide variety of included eartips
Cons: We don't like the cord length, changing the eartips is fiddly work
Summary: Just like good or evil, City or United and medium or well-done, the size of your headphones is a particularly personal choice. Swedish headphone specialists Jays definitely knows which side of the fence it’s on – it’s new q-Jays are apparently the smallest in-ear design around. Of course, the unobtrusive size also reduces the headphones’ weight, so they don’t feel like they’re succumbing to gravity and dragging at your ears all the time.
Conclusion: Jag gillar dessa hörlurar, jag har inget att klaga på egentligen förutom att de är ganska dyra och mainstream-användare kommer inte att betala 1600 SEK för öronpluggar. Silikonhylsorna är fantastiska och öronpluggarna är mycket små så de nästan försvinner när man har dem i örat, jag gillar också att man får med en liten lagringspåse att förvara dem i när man inte använder dem.
Excerpt: Die Schweden haben ein Händchen für Audioequipment Eineinhalb Wochen ist es nun her, als mir Peter, PR-Manager von JAYS Schweden, den ich vor einiger Zeit auf head-fi.org kennenlernte, einen neuen „Dual Driver IEM“, also einen In-Ear-Ohrhörer mit zwei Treiber/Lautsprechern pro Monitor, zuschickte. Per UPS Express kamen die brandneuen q-JAYS (Preis: 172 Euro) mitten ins Tiefe Hessen – frisch versiegelt und mit perfekter, einfacher und somit sehr schicker Verpackung.