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February 01, 2011

Earphone Alternative: a-Jays One

We’re tried that Php12k q-Jays earphones back in December and most of the readers commented that the price point was way beyond their budget so the distributor sent us another pair. And this time, it’s one of their entry level earphones — the a-Jays One.


Been using it daily for about a week when I go to the gym so I’m pretty much familiar with the audio performance. Before anything else though, this unit retails for only Php1,799 — which, IMO, up in the alley of most other entry-level branded earphones.

The a-jays One comes with this pretty neat packaging — a solid oval-shaped plastic that actually took me a bit of time to unbox (there’s that clever little latch that locks up the packaging securely).

Inside the box is the pair of earphones plus 4 additional sets of silicone sleeves with varying sizes from XXS to L. That should allow any user to pick the right size and make the right fit on your ears.

The long cable is flat (about 5mm in width) and has a bit of weight to it — a somewhat different approach to the usual thin, cylindrical cables of most earphones (including the high-end q-Jays).

Just like the q-Jays, I liked the audio quality. It’s not as impressive as the q-Jays I’ve tried before but for most of the time, the sound performance is indistinguishable (that’s as far as I can remember it to be) especially with the bass.

The silicone sleeve effectively blocks ambient noise although the earpiece often falls off due to the weight of the cables. Clear and crisp sound with good bass is all I mostly care about in-ear earphones but the cables just feels a little bothersome with all that heft. Maybe, I just need to get used to that configuration (which claims allows for minimum tangle).

a-Jays One specifications:
8.6 mm Dynamic Speaker
Sensitivity: 95dB @ 1kHz
Impedance: 16 Ohm @ 1kHz
Frequency Response: 20Hz – 18,000 Hz

But then again, with a retail price of Php1,799, I think I am more likely to pick this one up over the q-Jays off the shelf. Jays’ attention to detail with their earphones (including the packaging) deserves some plus marks too.

Jays q-Jays Dual Armature Earphones
a-Jays One+ was made for Android, sort of

39 Responses to “Earphone Alternative: a-Jays One”

  1. GEO says:

    @achter109

    bought it at Tipidcp look for silie (member)…door to door delivery pa…she sells all kinds of a-jays suggest ko sayo bilhin mo yung a-jays three may kasama ng carrying case tsaka splitters

  2. achter109 says:

    @GEO

    alright I’ll look into it, pero pano yung warranty?

  3. GEO says:

    @achter109

    should be tipidpc pala not tipidcp nandun yung ad nya….yung sa warranty tinanong ko sa kanya dati contacting ko lang ulit siya and siya na bahala sa warranty

  4. achter109 says:

    @Geo ayun nakita ko yung seller sa tpc, kaso nag aalangan talaga ako sa warranty sir.

    For those who want to buy from a legit retailer, I found that the A. Store at eastwood has them jays.

    Eastwood Mall, Libis, Quezon City
    July 23, 2010
    A.Store

    JAYS j-JAYS – Php 2,550
    JAYS s-JAYS – Php 4,050
    JAYS d-JAYS – Php 5,130
    JAYS q-JAYS- Php 9,200
    JAYS v-JAYS – Php 4,050
    JAYS c-JAYS – Php 6,250
    JAYS a-JAYS One – Php 1,850
    JAYS a-JAYS Two – Php 2,210
    JAYS a-JAYS Three – Php 3,000
    JAYS t-JAYS One – Php 3,350

    source:
    http://www.headphiles.org/index.php/topic,11.0.html

  5. @achter109 – JAYS products carry global 2 year warranty. We honor purchases through our retail partners. Currently these are:

    * AstroPlus in SM MOA, Vmall and Shangri-La
    * PC Hub @ Gilmore

    Purchases made through Silienation are also honored by us. Thanks for the interest.

    – Maclin Electronics, Inc.

  6. mongi says:

    a-Jays One Look Great

  7. iPimp
    Twitter: pimpmyigear
    says:

    Those who own iPhone 4s should take a look at the a-JAYS Four. Jays sent me one and I reviewed it on my blog.

  8. thepurplecrown says:

    how come the price on A-Jays online store is around 2,200php? Did they increase the price?

  9. Xiao Duan says:

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  10. Anth says:

    Hi Sir Yuga, there’s a new a-jays one+ with remote and mic, hope you can do a short review of this, and when it will be available locally (and price). Also, my CX-200 Sennheiser earphone broke a week ago due to tangled wires, i used it for 2 years tho and now im thinking of replacing it with this, what do you guys think? Thanks!

  11. nathan says:

    bro, baka gusto mo nang a-jays four white.. mayroon ako, gusto ko sanang makipag swap, hindi ko kasi magamit ito dahil d pwd pang nokia pang apple lng./. send me an email fact_nathan@yahoo.com

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