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JAYS q-JAYS Dual Armature In-Ear Earphones -Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Dual-Armature Drivers
  • Smallest earphone on the market
  • AirBooster for deeper bass
  • Balanced Sound

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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: JAYS
  • Model: q-JAYS Black
  • Color Name: Black
  • Item Weight: 0.66 pounds

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 7.3 x 1.2 inches ; 10.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001068T5Q
  • Item model number: q-JAYS Black
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 10, 2009

Product Description

With a size of an astonishing (L)19 x (W)7.5 x (H)7.4 mm the q-JAYS are the smallest earphones on the market. Despite this it fits dual micro armatures and an AirBooster that deepens the bass and listening experience. The sound will blow you away. If you thought you had heard it all – think again.

q-JAYS are built with the same technology used in our awarded d-JAYS, but we have managed to shrink the armature size drastically. Despite a housing size almost the third of the d-JAYS, our top model fits two micro armatures in each earphone – one tweeter that delivers precise highs and one woofer that creates rich lows and mids. Furthermore an AirBooster enhances the low frequencies and gives an even deeper bass.

Smart earphone design and a soft silicone sleeve, available in five sizes, enables the earphone to fit snugly in any ear. The sleeves are washable and allow you to keep them clean at all times.

JAYS Sound Isolating System reduces the background noise of modern life. With this silent setting you can experience an amazing sound experience even at low volumes.

q-JAYS cord can be adjusted both in length and with different input connectors. q-JAYS comes standard with a 60 cm (~24inch) long cable with a straight 3.5mm (1.8 in) Mini-Plug Stereo connector. It is delivered with two 90 cm (~35inch) extension cords, both with 3.5mm (1.8 in) Mini-Plug Stereo connector, one L-shaped and one I-shaped.

Customer Reviews

I'm definitely glad i took the chance!
J. D. Seifer
They are comfortable; they come with a few different rubber plug sizes so they should fit most ears.
The Guilty Party
The highs and mids sound very smooth and realistic.
Benjamin D. Heller

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Benjamin D. Heller on April 25, 2008
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
This is my fourth pair of different in ear monitor headphones. My first were the Sony EX71, then Etymotic ER-6, then Sennheiser CX-300, now these the Q-Jays. The Q-Jays have the in my opinion a great mix of great sound, practicality, portability, and value that should make them extremely popular for a commuter who takes a subway or bus to work. First, the SOUND DAMPENING of these headphones is slightly higher than the Sennheisers and the Sonys, but not as much as the Etymotics. They claim it blocks out 90% of sounds. I don't know if that is accurate, but regardless, it is the ideal sound dampening level for me. The Etymotics needed to be "installed" deep in your ear, not the easy placement of the 71s or CX300s. They blocked out too much sound... they were dangerous to use while walking in the city. Additionally if the cord accidentally got caught on something and ripped the headphone out of your ear, there could be serious complications. The Q-jays are placed in your ear very similarly to the 71s and CX300s, perhaps a tiny bit deeper. Next the EFFICIENCY - Jays got it right. The CX300s are too efficient. They don't actually block out any hiss level of components, and if an announcement comes on during a Jet Blue flight while you are watching a movie, prepare to rip them out of your ears in pain. The Q-Jays are easily powered, but have enough resistance to avoid these unfortunate situations. BTW - The ER-6 are so inefficient, they cannot be powered by an ipod. Had the ER-6i been available at the time, that may have been at the correct efficiency level for me. On to arguably the most important factor - THE SOUND... and the Q-Jays sound great. A very balanced sound overall that produces much better imaging than any other IEMs I have tried. The highs and mids sound very smooth and realistic.Read more ›
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Gladius on October 18, 2008
Color Name: Black
Ok, it's not Amstel light or Amersterdam but Sweden and made wherever.

I've tried too many IEMs and full size headphones. It's fun but pricy and one tends to focus on the qualities of the sound rather than the sound itself.

These are best IEMs I've had or used. (No, I have not used any triple drivers such as the SE 530 and assume they would sound better). For the price, though, I bet these can't be beat.

Put these in your ears (incredible how small these and their two drivers are) and detail/soundstage amaze. Treble and bass are good --- but more importantly the sound is addicting and distortion is at a minimum. Also, no hiss unlike many other IEMs. (Note: despite the lack of hiss they
are easy to drive and are a perfect IPOD companion).

I compared them closely to a pair of SE210s. (About the same price.) Some songs sounded good on both. I very much like the modest brightness of the Q-Jays over the loudness of the 210s. More importantly, some songs sound really distorted with the 210s --- especially highly compressed songs. That is, bass and vocals sound off. For example, the pretenders new "Chinese Plastic" song and "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes. I played the same songs with the Q-Jays and the distortion was not apparent. Like day and night.

Remembering back to other IEMs I've had (Ety 4p's, Ety 6i's, Shure 3c's. Sony 71s), these are the best. The second driver apparently pays real dividends.

This is how I would, somewhat subjectively, rank order them (partly based on memory and partly based on price):

Q-Jays (A)
4p/s (A-)
3c (B+)
6i (B)
71 (C+)
210s (C+)

Highly recommended. Well packaged and good accessories --- the pouch is a bit small, but no big deal.

If this fits your price point, buy them without fear. Sometimes a company just gets a product right! You'll enjoy them and your music.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Benjamin D. Heller on September 16, 2008
Color Name: Maroon Red
This is my fourth pair of different in ear monitor headphones. My first were the Sony EX71, then Etymotic ER-6, then Sennheiser CX-300, now these the Q-Jays. The Q-Jays have the in my opinion a great mix of great sound, practicality, portability, and value that should make them extremely popular for a commuter who takes a subway or bus to work. First, the SOUND DAMPENING of these headphones is slightly higher than the Sennheisers and the Sonys, but not as much as the Etymotics. They claim it blocks out 90% of sounds. I don't know if that is accurate, but regardless, it is the ideal sound dampening level for me. The Etymotics needed to be "installed" deep in your ear, not the easy placement of the 71s or CX300s. They blocked out too much sound... they were dangerous to use while walking in the city. Additionally if the cord accidentally got caught on something and ripped the headphone out of your ear, there could be serious complications. The Q-jays are placed in your ear very similarly to the 71s and CX300s, perhaps a tiny bit deeper. Next the EFFICIENCY - Jays got it right. The CX300s are too efficient. They don't actually block out any hiss level of components, and if an announcement comes on during a Jet Blue flight while you are watching a movie, prepare to rip them out of your ears in pain. The Q-Jays are easily powered, but have enough resistance to avoid these unfortunate situations. BTW - The ER-6 are so inefficient, they cannot be powered by an ipod. Had the ER-6i been available at the time, that may have been at the correct efficiency level for me. On to arguably the most important factor - THE SOUND... and the Q-Jays sound great. A very balanced sound overall that produces much better imaging than any other IEMs I have tried. The highs and mids sound very smooth and realistic.Read more ›
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