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First Look: Jays A-Jays Four earphones

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First Look: Jays A-Jays Four earphones

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The Jays A-Jays Four earphones provide a well-balanced sound and a polished, utilitarian design that make them excellent replacement earphones for your iOS device.

Hey, I'm Justin Yu with CNET.com and these are the Jays A-Jays Four stereo earphones. At $70, they're an affordable replacement for the stock headphones that came with your iOS device and there's also a few upgrades that make it worth the price as well so let's check them out. So there's are a lot of headphones out there to choose from and it seems like the trend nowadays is for companies to offer a handful of bright colored choices that turn the purchase into a fashion choice, but the A-Jays Four have a subtle design that matches your iPhone 4, and doesn't attract much attention. Instead, they focused more on utility. The headphone cord, you can see here, is flat and it's coated in rubber so that makes it nearly impossible to tangle. That's really convenient when you're pulling it in and out of your pocket or your purse. You also get a remote control about 6 inches down from the earbud here. It has 3 buttons that you can use to control your music, you can skip and pause tracks on an iPhone 4 and it works on a 3G and 3GS iPhone as well, but you won't be able to manipulate the volume with those phones. As usual, the back of the remote has a small pinhole for the microphone that isolates your voice when you're outside in loud areas and making a call. That said, we do have a few complaints about the earbud covers. They're not supposed to be shoved all the way in your ears like in-ear canal headphones, but we still did struggle to find a comfortable fit even with the five earbud covers Jays includes in the hard case here. The earbuds themselves aren't very wide and they sit almost flush with your outer ear flange, which got uncomfortable for us after just half an hour of listening. As with all headphones, these buds may fit differently in your ears so you should see if you can try them before you drop the cash. Once you have them in, though, you will be satisfied with their sound quality. They're a big improvement from the stock Apple earbuds but their fidelity isn't quite on par with our favorite headphones. Those are the Klipsch S4is. On the other hand, those will run you double the price so we're happy with the Jays at this $70 range. That said, you can read more about these headphones in our full review on CNET.com and you can check out its competition as well, but that's gonna do it for me. I'm Justin Yu, these are the Jays A-Jays Four stereo earphones and that sounds good to me.

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