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 â€“ 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.