[Early Review] a-Jays Four

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by frunk, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. frunk macrumors member

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    Hey all, I got the a-Jays four two days ago, and as a cheesy public service I'll give you a short, layman's review of the sexy buds. I'm no audiophile, so I'll make it concise with just pro's and con's.

    Pros:
    Cables don't tangle. At all. I cannot stress how amazing this is. Coming from Apple Earphones, the tangle-free cables are godsends.

    Sounds great. From what I've read, the a-Jays provide above decent lows and decent mids and highs. I must agree with the general consensus. Bass is there and feels great when it thumps in your ears. Everything from Daft Punk to Muse also sounds sweet. I also noticed that lower quality recordings sounded slightly better than previous earphones. Might just be a placebo effect though...

    They look sexy. They're like the better looking Beats by Dre. I'm a sucker for well designed products, and JAYS has certainly done their job in that field. Everything from the box to the manual looks sleek and sexy.

    Cons:
    Earphones aren't for diverse usage. They work ideally if you're on a bus or in class and want to get sucked into a song, but forget about using them while on a bike or treadmill at the gym. After several minutes of trying to get them in, I just took them out. I think that the heavy flat cables are to blame for this. Whenever I was lifting weights or doing stationary exercises, then the earphones were fine.

    They hurt my ears. For me, the earbuds themselves are too hard. There isn't enough silicon acting as a buffer for the buds, so my ears felt slightly irritated. If you plan on using Comply tips, this won't be a problem at all.


    Well, there you go. I can answer any other questions you guys have. I really do recommend these earphones. Some people have noticed static noises when moving the headphone jack, but I don't have any of those. The remote worked fine; callers said they heard me just fine, even when I was riding my bike on a moderately windy day.
     
  2. oakie macrumors 6502

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    nothing about the remote and mic?

    how about the packaging and included accessories?

    msrp vs. street price, where you got them, etc?


    btw... if they make lower quality recordings sound better, something is terribly wrong with them. specifically, their range is limited somewhere in the spectrum that results in their masking the telltale signs of a low quality recording. these types of holes in the spectrum prove they are incapable of reproducing the full spectrum of audible sound accurately, resulting in a reproduction that deviates from the original recording. you dont need to be an audiophile to know this is an undesirable effect.
     
  3. frunk thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the comment!

    I wrote that the remote / mic sounded okay, even when it was windy out. If you want to know how it performs, take a look at your default one from Apple. Same idea.

    I got them from Amazon for $69.25 with free 2-day shipping. As every other reviewer said, there is nothing included besides the manual, the buds, and replacement tips.

    I really don't understand what your last paragraph means. High-quality songs sound the same, and some older songs like 'House of the Rising Sun' don't sound as old as with previous buds.

    Hope that addresses any of your questions.
     
  4. tadad1 macrumors 6502a

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    Nice to see an honest user review from someone who is not just spamming their own blog.
     
  5. frunk thread starter macrumors member

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  6. Meltdownblitz macrumors 65816

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    Have you tried the Klipsch s4i? How does it compare?
     
  7. frunk thread starter macrumors member

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    Unfortunately, I haven't tried them. You should keep in mind that the Klipsch are around 50-60 bucks more expensive, so it isn't exactly the same price range...
     
  8. Austin M. macrumors 6502a

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    How's the soundstage and what is the sound signature of these?
     
  9. frunk thread starter macrumors member

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    What's that? Remember me saying I don't understand anything techy about headphones?
     
  10. Austin M. macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, sorry, nevermind. :)
     

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