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V-Jays Review

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V-Jays review

Before you read this it’s probably a good idea to read my C-Jays review as I will be referring to it



(btw ignore the dates on the pics, I forgot to take when I actually opened the box)

ooooh Sweden you still have the ugliest stamps ever. Box opening time, oh where is the bottom of the box where the accessories live? On the bright side the box isn’t glued together so that’s an improvement, small I know but I like that they listened. Okay there are no accessories, none, that feels a little mean but isn’t a big deal. Like the C-Jays these feel like a quality product in your hand, plastic but solid.








Initial impressions: Oh, these don’t sound anything like the C-Jays, oh these are much better. God damn these are much better. Jays so listened to what I said about the C-Jays. Good lows and highs all at the same time. I’m going to enjoy these I think, off to the burn in machine with you.





Source is 5G ipod via icon mobile or the icon mobile as a dac


Lows: Now on the front of the box it says “heavy duty bass speakers” and I don’t really know why, “heavy duty bass speakers” to me makes me think of a mass of fat and excessive bloated bass. The V-Jays have none of that. Its clean, its tight, its powerful, its controlled and most importantly it doesn’t spill over all over the place like it did with the C-Jays. Here the bass stays in the lows and doesn’t try to take over the mids too. Yey!!! Jays this is what I wanted, this is some good bass and plays so nicely with everything I’ve thrown at it. Granted it not the deepest I’ve ever heard but in this price range its bang on the money. Its bang on the level of abundance too, I might prefer a smidgen less but the masses will be most happy I’m sure. They do handle “Your Father and I” with relish and gusto, this pleases me. (oh does that song have a bass line.)


Mids: These are great too, clean, clear and crisp. They shine through with ease and remain clear no matter what you throw at them in term of genre or volume. Now I do have to admit if you start really cranking the volume knob then they can get a little shouty but you really have to crank things before they became too unruly. They have a really fun, happy mid range on them. The chaps voice on “a sadness runs through him” is soft and smooth on the ears, not too warm just clear and neutral like it should be. These really like a male voice. (Howie Day and Jack Johnson I’m looking at you here.) I do have to mention there is a spike in the upper mids that at high volume may start randomly shouting at you but no sibilance at all which is nice.


Highs: This is where they surprised me the most, I can hear the highs and what’s more they are clear and crisp!!! This so everything I wanted from the C-Jays. They are really good, not massively abundant but that suits me and is always a good thing I think. Highs are always the first thing to start craping out but these stay rather well controlled. When too much is going on at volume they do start to get a little lost but at that volume you’re unlikely to be listening out for that tambourine in the corner. Impressive.


Fit: Go on head. Music goes into brain. No fuss at all, effortless.





Comfort: Well I think these must allow the ear pieces to angle a touch more than the C-Jays as they fit me perfectly. Snug yet utterly comfortable, I have no trouble wearing these for hours at a time. Yey!!!


Soundstage: Meh, nice instrument separation but these never feel as though are enveloping me with music. Feels very two dimensional but the instrument separation is definitely good.




Cable: The exact same as on the C-Jays, one of the better cables about but nothing stands out. That’s probably a good thing as a cable shouldn’t be what’s important here.





Unamped: Not really a big change, a fraction less definition, still sound great


Isolation: Simply there is none, shocker there I’m sure.

Value: Pretty damn good value if you ask me. A little stingy in the coming with no accessories at all but then like how often do you use them anyway? I think the lack of accessories is how and why these cost less than the C-Jays. I’d like to see the C-Jays accessory bundle made available to buy not that I would want them myself. I just think they should be there in case some do.





Final Conclusion: After a reviewed the C-Jays I told jays they needed to lose the variety of pads and stop trying to tune them for them all as it just meant they were lacking with each. The big pad highs but no bass the small pads had a shed load of bass that took over the mid range and no highs. I knew the drivers in them were potentially great but they were just tuned all wrong, it was trying to be three different headphones and getting each of them not quite right. Accordingly it really didn’t get glowing reviews anywhere and frankly that just what it deserved in my opinion.


The V-Jays are the C-Jays done right. They are without question better on every front, A B’ing the two of them the V-Jays are easily a level above the C’s in terms of clarity and balance. Sound signature wise these are very reminiscent of the UM3x, everything in relative balance with a slight bump in the bottom end. Every frequency is very nicely handled, cleanly and with a nice degree of instrument separation. The C-Jays I may have said were good for movies and gaming, well these are good for everything I’ve been able to throw at them. They just shine.


Fault wise I just can’t really find any, there is a lack of accessories but that’s as close as it gets. These make great noise for their circa £60, great value and a joy to listen to.
post #2 of 114
nice review. the thing is that the c-jays are coming down in price so which would you recommend?
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nice review. the thing is that the c-jays are coming down in price so which would you recommend?
V-Jays easily. the V-Jays arent just better value they are better in every way
post #4 of 114
nice review - it mirrors my thoughts very well. finally we get to see your face!
post #5 of 114
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my face has been in reviews previously
post #6 of 114
i know, but this is the best one yet!
post #7 of 114
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lol
post #8 of 114
JAYS won't enter the stamp business. Even though we probably would do the best stamps in the world.
post #9 of 114
v-JAYS seems more interesting than c-JAYS, guess I should try it out when I can. I really hope JAYS will put in a pair of spare foam pad in the box since there is no accessories included.
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post
v-JAYS seems more interesting than c-JAYS, guess I should try it out when I can. I really hope JAYS will put in a pair of spare foam pad in the box since there is no accessories included.
Actually there are extra foam pads included in v-JAYS
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Actually there are extra foam pads included in v-JAYS
Sound great!
post #12 of 114
So i assume, because they don't isolate at all, you wouldn't suggest them for use outdoors, or on a plane.

are the c-jays any better then?
post #13 of 114
Man, these sound good! You got me thinking of sellling my ATH-ES7's for these now.

Nice review, where did you get them? Are they available in the US?
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post
v-JAYS seems more interesting than c-JAYS, guess I should try it out when I can. I really hope JAYS will put in a pair of spare foam pad in the box since there is no accessories included.
oh yeah, i just dont really think of that as being an accessory, but yes there was a spare set

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So i assume, because they don't isolate at all, you wouldn't suggest them for use outdoors, or on a plane.

are the c-jays any better then?
no, neither isolate in the slightest so on a plane your neighbours may not like you much

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Man, these sound good! You got me thinking of sellling my ATH-ES7's for these now.

Nice review, where did you get them? Are they available in the US?
i do believe if you are after a set the chaps here JAYS 'in ear sound,' noise isolating Earphones and Headphones will send out to most places including the US. i dont think there is anywhere in the US selling these directly as of yet, no idea why
post #15 of 114
Great review Mark, really thorough and informative.

Nice to see you don't have antenna sticking out of your head anymore

You must have to pick up radio some other way now?
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