If you’re still using headphones that came with your phone, you’re really missing out. Audio — especially music — can be so much more. For example: Q-Jays earphones which offer phenomenal build and sound quality, though they lack a few features found on several far cheaper products.
I used to think of headphones (and earphones) as somewhat disposable. An accessory that, while cool and useful in the present, would either become quickly out of date, out of style or would eventually break down. But Q-Jays are built to be different. They’re built for the long-haul. It’s hard to imagine the technology being bested anytime soon (although a purely wireless version would make me reconsider that statement), the pure-black aesthetic is essentially timeless and the materials and engineering principles are such that these headphones will certainly last far beyond most competitors.
And that premium quality comes with a premium price tag of between $425 to $494 (depending on the model). The question in your mind is whether or not that price tag is worth it for you and the answer is that it depends. While Q-Jays pump out delicious, satisfying sound — there’s no question about that — there are a few features many people will miss. I’ll go ahead and mention those now before I continue on to sing the praises of these prodigious audio instruments.
Complaint number one for me is that adding a remote and a mic to the setup costs significantly extra. For my testing Jays sent me the cheapest version of these earphones which, unfortunately, are remote-less. I brought the Q-Jays with me on a recent business trip and I can’t tell you how annoying it was to have to take my phone out of my pocket to pause, skip or restart tracks and change the volume. When you’re on a plane, for instance, with your seatbelt on, I’d consider it a major pain. And so if you own a smartphone, I’d caution against buying the cheapest version; spring for that upgrade.
Complaint number two is that Q-Jays are missing several features that you can find on many earphones priced under $100. A travel/carrying case (Q-Jays come with a storage case, but you’d have to unscrew the cord to store the earphones, which isn’t very convenient or likely), magnetic connectors to help prevent tangles, etc. Now I know why Q-Jays didn’t include some of ...