As someone who graduated with a degree in music, I am always looking for something that is cheap and portable without losing audio quality in the process. Having never heard of Jays before, I was excited to see what kind of headsets they would offer, and jumped at the opportunity to review one of their products. They sent us their new v-Jays, their first collapsible set of on-ear headphones, and I was certainly in for a surprise.
My initial reaction upon seeing the product wasn’t a good one. They resemble typical plastic headphones that you can pick up at your local dollar store, with rectangular earpieces. It seems a bit intentional, as if the Swedish company purposely wanted the headphones to elicit some sort of nostalgia for music lovers who can’t seem to let go of the past. The earpieces in themselves swivel for people with different head shapes. They also collapse into the headband, for portability.
The sound quality of this product blew me away. With two 40mm mylar speakers, the audio was incredibly clear and balanced something a lot of the lower end headphones seem to lack. The mid tone regions and bass are also not forgotten, as they treated with a very balanced sound. The volume on the headphones is also loud, much louder than the TurtleBeach headphones I did a direct comparison to.
They also provided a neat little feature I loved about my old Wesc headphones: plug-in extension cord. This 70 cm cord will simply disconnect if the headphones get snagged.
As for comfort, I thought they fit pretty comfortably, but my male colleagues who have larger heads seem to put a strain on them. The earpieces felt a bit small, but that seemed to be the characteristic for all portable headphones.
Overall, I would recommend this product, especially at the reasonable price tag of $69.99 I have seen online. I hope to see more of their products on this side of the pond.
Overall Rating: 8.5/10