Yeah, you heard it right. The c-Jays carry an MSRP of 129$ USD, but Jays are giving away a pair from their blog. The good news? This ain’t another blow-over company. Jays’ earphones have garnered two GRAB ratings from TouchMyApps for their excellent sound quality and overall value. Few companies grasp both ideas but Jays are pretty well abreast both. The other good news? You just have to leave a nicely written comment on their blog to get your hands on a pair.
In the next few weeks, TMA will finish reviews of the v-Jays headphones and the one that started it all, the d-Jays balanced armature inner earphones. Contest rules are noted after the gap. Note: This is not a TouchMyApps contest. To enter the giveaway, you must Jay’s blog and leave your comments there.
Ain’t sold on Apple’s ADDIEM (Apple Dual-Driver Inner Ear Monitor) and want to keep your Shure, Westone, Jays and Klipsch phones? Of course you do! Well, remote control is clearly out of the question, but at least you got the isolation and sound for which you dished out the big bucks eh? Well, you can’t have everything, right?
iLuv reckons you can. Their iEA15 resurrects the Apple controls which are lost when a user upgrades to higher quality earphones, yet retains a slim profile, and at 14.95$, it isn’t going to break the bank.
Audio Line Out (ALO), based in Oregon, USA, are masters of audio art. Their cables and line-out docks are among the best-built in the industry. Ken, ALO’s head, is always busy with some new project and this time, he is targeting the budding iPhone audiophile market with a top-secret new headphone amplifier – an amp whose spy-shots fell into my hands and whose final product will come to TMA for review! Following the break are a few details about the project.
Some of you may have never heard of Jays, Westone or even Sennheiser prior to our headphone reviews, so when I mention Jensen, Audiovox and Soundcat, you may be scratching your head. Well, the three have teamed up and created Ear Budeez, an upgrade earphone which is likely one of the least expensive on the market. Even in Canada, they can be found for less than 20$ – a nearly impossible feat – abroad, they are marketed starting at ~8$ US.
The University of New South Wales in Sydney have come up with a very general, yet good test of your ears’ own equaliser settings. Essentially, it proves that while you can hear 30Hz – 16 KHz, you may find certain frequencies much louder than others. This test (link after break) should be taken in an absolutely quiet environment with the best headphones or earphones you own. However, most headphones, loudspeakers, et al., impose their own frequency responses upon your hearing. This test has not been formatted for your source or your headphones, so it can remain only a general indication.
If you have heard of Jerry Harvey Audio, you are probably not the run-of-the-mill iPod user. You’re wallet is probably as skinny as your savings account and your list of purchasable grocery items. Despite being utterly broke, however, you exist in a state of audio bliss – or you will once your JH customs arrive in the post.
TouchMyApps have ordered the JH13Pro along with some other high-quality custom iems for review, but if Jerry Harvey is to be believed, there simply is no other choice in the industry than his products. Check out Jerry’s short but sweet message to a JH customer on CDPKorea‘s Zboard which is full of enthusiastic audiophiles.
For you hungry headphone-a-philes, keep your eyes peeled for our upcoming reviews. A high-end Westone UM3X has slipped in somehow which will be featured in an upcoming review, but this week’s will be the lovely looking and sounding Q-Jay from Jays of Sweden.
As many of you know, there is a massive headphone convention happening this weekend in California. CanJam will open its doors on Saturday to audiophiles from all over the world and feature all the big vendors that have made headlines in the hot, headphone world.
We have a busy few months ahead of us in order to finish reviews for the fabulous products from the above companies. Without going into too many details, look forward to our first Custom Inner Ear Monitor review from Sleek Audio, high end products from Sennheiser and the popular Monster Beats Tour as well as a new Metro Fi from Ultimate Ears.