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Jays t-JAYS Three review

These in-ear headphones boast a 10mm driver and and strong bass

Our Verdict

For

  • Strong bass
  • Neutral midrange and treble

Against

  • More subtlety would be welcome
  • Bass could be considered by some as too strong

Dedicated to headphones and earphones, Jays designs in Sweden, but manufactures in China, maintaining several ranges of products each of which is closely targeted, for instance at the phone/ music-player user.

The t-JAYS range is where the hi-fi lives and boasts a 10mm driver and an angled sound tube, in an assembly which is shown on the company website as nestling securely in the ear. We didn't quite manage to duplicate such secure mounting but with a little experimenting with earbuds (several sizes are supplied) we contrived a comfortable and secure fit.

The cable is quite short, though an extension is provided and there's a neat little toggle which can be used to adjust the amount of cable that's split.

We enjoyed the sound of this model, but in general would have liked a little more insight and precision.

Even after extensive fiddling and prolonged listening, we couldn't persuade ourselves that the bass is entirely honest: it seems more than a touch over-present and, perhaps more disturbingly, generalised in quality. That is, it's easy to hear that bass is there, but sometimes tricky to discern which instrument is playing it.

Midrange is more exact and, at best, quite pleasingly detailed, but it still lacks some of the finesse we've heard from other models. Treble is quite well-balanced, perhaps a shade bright, but not worryingly so and very informative.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeEarphone
Earpiece TypeBinaural
Driver Size10 mm
Minimum Frequency Response15 Hz
Maximum Frequency Response25 kHz
Product Familyt-JAYS Three
Connector PlatingGold Plated
ColourRubber Coated Black
Connectivity TechnologyWired
Brand NameJays
Form FactorOpen
Sound ModeStereo
Host InterfaceMini-phone
Cable Length60 cm
Earpiece DesignEarbud
Height14.8 mm
Width6.9 mm
Depth17.5 mm
ManufacturerJays Earphones
Product Namet-JAYS Three Earphone
Product Linet-JAYS Three
Impedance16 Ohm
Manufacturer Part NumberT00078
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.jays.se
Marketing Information

Head-Turning Sound Reproduction
Your t-JAYS Three loves music. It will deliver an ultra wide frequency range with a resonating deep bass response and a sound experience which will stop you in your tracks.

Precision Audio
A crisp, clean and natural sound is what t-JAYS Three provides; anytime, anywhere. The JAYS-developed 10mm TCD driver with strong neodymium magnets ensures that instrumentals and vocals are reproduced in exactly the way the performers originally intended.

A vented bass port on the back with an acoustic filter effects a bass response which is snappy, precise and deep and vocals which are crystal clear and uplifting.

MaterialSilicone, Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE), Kevlar
Weight (Approximate)8 g