India is a price sensitive market. Here we have many audio brands competing to give the good sound quality at an affordable price range. The new entry into such market space is the Jays x-Five wireless headphones. The Jays is a swedish audio brand well known for their a-Jays in-ear earphones.
Packaging and Design
Jays as a brand tries to keep their design language simple and minimalistic. The Jays x-Five is no exception, the design is simple and clean with all the essential things.
- Jays x-Five wireless headphones
- Micro USB Cable
- 3.5mm to 3.5mm Cable
- User Manual
- Driver unit : 40mm
- Driver sensitivity : 109±3dB
- Frequency respone : 32Hz~18KHz
- Weight : 150 grams
Coming to the button and port placements. We have the micro usb port for charging and a charging status LED on the left cup.
On the right cup we have the 3.5mm port, power button with a Bluetooth status LED and microphone and one side. On the other side we have the play/pause button and volume control buttons. This play button also can be used to attend or reject call likewise the volume buttons can also be used to skip a track or go back to the previous track.
The headphones can be folded in half which helps a lot when you use it for travel and as a daily driver in your everyday backpack. The ear cups are made of soft memory foam which gives good comfort when you use it longer audio sessions. These headphones are lightweight and comfortable.
The clamping force also is very less because of the softer headband. I didn’t feel any discomfort even after using for 5 hours continuously during my video editing session.
Sound signature and call quality
I would describe the x-Five wireless sound signature as balanced and crisp. If you are someone who listens a lot to bass rich tracks this is definitely not for you. The mids and the trebles have a bit of higher hand but that doesn’t affect the overall audio quality in any way. If you are someone who listens to a lot of classic songs these are very good for the price.
The vocals sound so smooth and crisp. The stereo separation and sound stage are also good for headphones of this price range.
Coming to call quality this is where the x-Five fells short. The person on the other end couldn’t hear me loud and clear. There was always a slight hissing noise during phone call for the person on the other end.
The x-Five comes with an estimated 20-hour battery life. I used it as my daily driver for almost two weeks for my music listening and for 2 hours PUBG gameplay every day at night. During my testing these headphones lasted for almost 4 days with my above mentioned use case.
- Lightweight and comfortable
- Crisp sound output
- Good for vocal rich tracks
- Foldable compact design
- Value for money
- Not so great for phone calls
- No aptX support
- Micro-USB charging
The JAYS x-Five wireless is priced at an MRP of Rs.6,999. It is now on sale in Headphone Zone for Rs. 3,499 with a 1-year warranty. For the price at which it sells now these are definitely one of the best wireless headphones you can get under Rs.5000.