Jays v-Jays Headphones in Review – when Koss met Grado…
2 November 2009
Conclusion: Grab ‘em! The v-Jays is priced attractively enough that it warrants a buy. Is it the best-sounding headphone in the world? No, but for the price, it is certainly among the very best in a competitive class, and considering the market, one of the most balanced hardware releases. If you like bass, the v-Jays will satisfy unless your tastes drop to subwoofer levels, or you prefer less lean and more flab.
Pros: Great construction, Safe packaging, Great sound quality, Light and comfortable
Cons: In the often graceless ~100$ category of folding headphones, the v-Jays has a touch of reserved midrange class. Full-sounding and powerful, instruments aren’t hot, nor over-poised – they don’t seep into other frequencies and blur the lows and highs. Clear and succinct, yet subtly strong, the v-Jays is a good performer for pop, rock, trance, jazz, etc.. Considering that the box says, ‘Heavy Bass Speaker’, I am surprised by how well the mids stand out in relation to an ...
Conclusion: Looking for for punchy bass without the burden of clunky studio cans? Ditch the wannabe earmuffs and grab a pair of these powerful welterweight champs. The $98 price tag pushes them to the upper edge of what most average consumers might consider, but the sound quality justifies it for those who want to switch to headphones without sacrificing the grunt they get from a real system.
Conclusion: Jays’ v-Jays headset ticks nearly all the right portability requirement boxes thanks to its lightweight design and surprisingly stellar audio quality at moderate volumes. We just wished that it had a bit more bass kick and some inline controls that cut down on the need to pull your smartphone out of your pocket to skip or pause tracks.
Pros: Excellent sound quality at any volume., Clear, undistorted sound even at the loudest volumes., Affordably priced., Thin and lightweight., Audio cable extender., Adjustable headband.
Cons: Lacks the bass punch of any pair of Beats headset., Design is not very flashy, lacking the eye-catching appeal of Monster’s new earphone lines., Feels a bit flimsy in hand., No travel pouch.