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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, Com...
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...
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.