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Jays q-Jays

alaTest has collected and analyzed 140 reviews of Jays q-Jays. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and bass quality. The comfort and usability also get good feedback, but views are divided on the portability.

sound, usability, comfort, bass quality, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Jays q-Jays is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Jays q-Jays


alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Jays q-Jays from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on

82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

May, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for Jays q-Jays


alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Jays q-Jays from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Reviewers are impressed by the size and bass quality. The comfort and usability also get good feedback, but there are some critical opinions about the portability.

sound, usability, comfort, bass quality, size


86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

May, 2020

Expert review by : Ian Bell (

Jays q-Jays Review


Jays has really created a set of unique earphones in the q-Jays that feel almost hand-crafted for a specific set of user.

Jays has really created a set of unique earphones in the q-Jays. They feel almost hand-crafted for a specific set of user, which is fine. But at a price tag close to $200 we feel that there are some better models to choose from for the...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Steven Stone (

Jays q-JAYS Reference In-Ear Monitors Reviewed


Ever hear of Jays earphones? Me neither. But after meeting with the company at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest and trying out its new reference in-ear monitors, the q-JAYS (starting at $279), I decided that we should get better acquainted....

The q-JAYS are very well made ; The fit of the q-JAYS can be very comfortable with a little bit of effort ; The q-JAYS is easy to drive with a smartphone, which can't be said of every IEM in its class

It can be difficult to tell the right earphone from the left during initial assembly ; The cable is moderately microphonic ; The black, plastic travel case is easy to lose, due to its color and size

If you are looking for a well-designed, well-made, fine-sounding pair of universal fit in-ear monitors and your budget is under $300, the q-JAYS are a very attractive purchasing option.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Nir Schneider (

JAYS q-Jays In-Ear Headphones Review


After having listened to JAYS' a-Jays Four and t-Jays Three and absolutely loving both, my expectations out of JAYS' top of the line q-Jays in-ear headphones are higher than ever and I couldn't be more thrilled to review them. The q-Jays are audiophile...

Overall the q-Jays will be the very best in-ears for the price surpassing even the more pricier headphones out there. Never underestimate the small nature of the q_jays as they pack a massive punch delivering life-like sound quality with all the right...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Scott Schaen (

JAYS q-JAYS Dual Armature In-Ear Earphones Review


We present to you q-JAYS – the world's smallest in-ear headphones. Though small, the q-JAYS pack huge audiophile-grade sound. JAYS, a Swedish born headphone company, has managed to squeeze dual micro armatures and sound isolating technology into these...

Small, full of rich detail, natural sounding, noise cancelling, includes slew of accessories

Light on bass, short cord, cord extensions weighs down buds, carrying case is too small

q-JAYS are without a doubt an impressive set of earbuds. They are the smallest ear buds out there and yet manage to squeeze two micro-armatures in each bud and block out most ambient noise. The audio is very clear and extremely detailed. Both the black...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Calvin (

JAYS q-JAYS earphone review


I've actually read about the q-Jays in various music forums researching for headphones awhile back and the overall feedback has been great. So when i was asked to review this ” Dual Micro Armature Earphones,” I agreed out of curiosity to see if this...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Martin Sägmüller (

JAYS q-JAYS Review


JAYS, the company formerly known as "Jens of Sweden", lately shifted their focus from manufacturing well-designed audio players to equally classy looking in ear phones. After their relatively inexpensive j-JAYS and d-JAYS models they now launched their...

Great clarity and detail, balanced sound response, refined across the whole frequency spectrum, Decent bass for a dual armature IEM, High impedance, low sensitivity - prevents background hiss on most portable audio players, Very small, stealthy, and...

Very microphonic cables (unless worn over the ears), rather unfavorable cable lengths, Somewhat difficult to remove from the ear canals due to their tiny size, They can sound a bit too bright and fatiguing on some players (without proper EQing),...

Calling the q-JAYS the "Volvo of IEMs" would probably sound rude. Yes, they're Swedish, they're well built, and they perform nicely. However, while Volvo's design is debatable, the q-JAYS certainly are very pleasing to the eye, even to the most...

Oct, 2007


Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (

Jays q-Jays in-ear headphones


Jays q-Jays review: These in-ear headphones have excellent sound quality

Tiny size, excellent sound quality and detail, wide variety of included eartips

We don't like the cord length, changing the eartips is fiddly work

If you've got a bit of money to spend on some high quality in-ear headphones, we'd definitely consider the Jays q-Jays to be a strong contender. They're on par with high-end performers from audio specialists like Ultimate Ears and have excellent sound...

Nov, 2010

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Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

Jays q-Jays


The q-Jays are a resurrected, new and improved version of what are in my mind one of the best pairs of headphones of the last decade. You may not have heard of the original Jays q-Jays, but they were quite special.

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Apr, 2016

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Jays q-JAYS review


One of the smallest in-ear design around, the q-Jays are hugely effective, sounding good and weighing next to nothing

Tiny ; full-throated sound ; effective noise cancellation

Cheaper rivals

Hugely effective, the q-Jays sound good and weigh nothing. Only the premium price sounds a false note

Nov, 2007

Expert review by (

Jays q-Jays review


Show your lugs some love with these sound-isolating comfort kings – just make sure you've got your credit card ready…

The q-Jays sound good and weigh nothing - only the premium price sounds a bum note

Nov, 2007

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