a-Jays One earphones review: a-Jays One earphones

Typical Price: $49.95
4.5 stars

CNET Editors' Rating

The Good Flat headphone cable. Fair audio quality.

The Bad Carrying case is too large.

The Bottom Line Jays entry-level headphones have a flat cable and anything but flat sound.

8.7 Overall


The most interesting thing about the a-Jays One design isn't so much the ear buds themselves, which are an ordinary bud style only enlivened by the presence of sets of different-sized silicone sleeves, but the cable, which rather than the customary round, is instead 115cm of flat black cable. While the a-Jays One represents the very bottom of the rung of the ladder of Jays headphones, with prices increasing as you go up the quality scale, it's a nice feature to have at a budget price point, as it makes it very hard (but not quite impossible) to tangle up the headphones themselves.

As with other entries in the Jays line, the a-Jays One ships with a large plastic case to house both headphones and silicone sleeves. It's good for home storage, but we'd strongly argue that it's too large to realistically be carried around for terribly long.


Editors' Top PicksSee All

  • Sony MDR-1A

    4.5 stars

    The supercomfortable $300 MDR-1A looks very similar to its predecessor, the MDR-1R, but...

  • Sennheiser Momentum 2.0

    4 stars

    Thanks to some design tweaks, the second-generation Momentum is now more comfortable to...

  • Beats Studio Wireless Series

    Starting at: $479.95
    4 stars

    It may seem overpriced at $380, but the Beats Studio Wireless Over-Ear is an excellent...

  • Beyerdynamic T51i

    4.5 stars

    While it's fairly pricey at $300, the German-made Beyerdynamic T51i is one of the best...


Discuss a-Jays One earphones

Conversation powered by Livefyre