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Established in 2006, JAYS began with a simple idea – To create great musical experiences that everyone could enjoy and love. Today JAYS is based in an old brewery in central Stockholm. They maintain a relentless focus on cutting edge engineering and innovative design that humanizes technology. The u-JAYS were released back in 2015, and with the anticipated wireless version coming this December we took a long critical listen so you know what to expect.

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In terms of build, the u-JAYS look and feel solid. The metal core headband, removable ear pads and replaceable cable gave us peace of mind when considering long term use. The memory foam ear cups and rubberized headband were comfortable, with enough pressure to keep the headphones from moving unintentionally. Inside, the u-JAYS use 40mm Japanese silk diaphragm drivers. We reviewed a white iOS version, but the u-JAYS are available in 4 colors with models compatible with Android and Windows phones as well.

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How do they sound? A first impression of the u-JAYS showed off their surprisingly natural sound stage for on-ear headphones. A wide frequency range featured satisfying highs, and a fantastic sub-bass when listening to music that dares to get low. The mid-range frequencies (responsible for vocals and leads) are slightly subdued, but well represented. I recommend the u-JAYS to anyone listening to EDM, R&B, Hip Hop, and Top 40 artists.

Artists Listened to:

  • Glass Animals
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Hermitude
  • Shura
  • Rammstein
  • Eisbrecher
  • Rob Zombie
  • Michael Jackson
  • Aaliyah
  • Usher
  • TLC
  • Cascada
  • DJ Sammy & Yanou
  • Daft Punk
  • Alice Deejay
  • Junior Boys
  • Tears For Fears
  • Romantics
  • The Police
  • The Beatles
  • Soundgarden
  • The Eagles
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • J. Cole
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