In this article, we review the $149 USD Jays t-Seven TWS.
Disclaimer: Jays sent us the t-Seven TWS IEM for the purpose of this review, free of charge. All thoughts and experiences with the product are naturally my own.
We have reviewed a lot of Jays gear before, if you want to check the reviews out, you can do so here. Today we have another TWS from them and it is a feature-packed device. It has active noise-cancellation technology, a really good microphone layout, and more. Let’s get to the review!
JAYS was founded in 2006 with a vision that everyone should have the opportunity to experience great sound and design. Two pioneering digital-music-entrepreneurs, Jens and Johan combined their skillset and founded Jays. Jens already has extensive experience in the world of digital music at this time. He founded the company Jens of Sweden in 2001. The name Jays was derived from the combination of the founders initials J+J. They are mainly focused on designing headphones and in-ears but they also have a couple of Bluetooth speakers and they look fantastic. From my point of view, they seem to follow a certain design language and their products look very elegant. I really like the coherency between the product ranges.
The t-Seven is the latest addition to the Jays TWS lineup and it has a rich feature set in its price bracket. The Jays t-Seven sports the rod-design and it has 2 high-quality microphones per side. The ‘’t’’ series stands for ‘’talk’’. Jays claim that the t-series are tweaked for better communication via superior microphones. It also offers active noise cancellation and auto ear detection. Sound-wise it utilizes a 6mm dynamic driver and we will see how good it is together, in this review.
Specifications & Technical Data
* Driver: 6mm Dynamic
* Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
* Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 5.0
* Available Codec: SBC
* Single Earphone Weight: 6g | Case: 45g
* Playtime: Approx. 20h including the case. 5h per charge.
* Charging Time: 1.5h
*Charging Method: USB-C & Wireless
Packaging & Accessories
The Jays t-Seven comes in a chic, elegant box. Jays listed the various information on the sides of the box. The majority of specifications and features are listed on the back. I liked the design and aesthetics of the packaging. The cover is held by magnets and upon opening it, the buds and the case welcomes you inside a protective foam. The accessories are located under the foam. You get a USB-A to USB-C cable, a manual, and 3 pairs of silicone ear tips. Accessory-wise the package is not rich, I would want to see a couple more ear tip options, to be honest.
Design & Fit
Jays is a company that pays attention to detail and what we see here is, in my opinion, an outcome of serious design work. The unit is available in two colors, black and white. My unit is in black color and the finish is quite nice. It has a smooth-to-touch matte black finish that feels premium and elegant. The case is not too big, I can carry it easily in my pockets without discomfort. The magnets and hinge mechanism seem durable and there seems to be enough headroom for custom tips inside the cradle. If you are wondering whether this soft surface would retain fingerprints or not, I have an answer for you. Not as much as you would expect it to. The case supports USB-C charging and the port is located on the back. Just above the charging port, there is a button that can be used to reset the earpieces if anything goes wrong. I like this especially because I know how hard it can get to reset touch-control-based earphones. Having a button is always faster and easier. The case has 4 white LEDs on the front and those let you know about the battery status.
Now that we talked about the case, let’s move on to the earphones themselves. They too have this smooth finish that I liked very much and they too look very chic. The earphones utilize the rod-design, if you are not familiar with the concept, many TWS IEMs on the market use this design for a superior call quality due to microphone acoustics. Usually, the microphones are located at the end of the rod, facing the user’s mouth. Although my experience in this matter varies from brand to brand, I regret that the brand I find most successful in this regard is Apple. However, I would want this to change, as soon as possible, preferably by a brand that is mainly audiophile-oriented. That time may have come, we’ll talk more about it in the ”features” section. Back to the matter at hand, the IEMs are not huge but not really small either. My experience with them has been quite positive, they stay on my ears tightly, without any discomfort, even after a long listening session. The included ear tips resemble the traditional Sony ear tips and they are low profile. I found out that using longer tips provides a better ANC performance. I would suggest doing a bit of tip-rolling to find out what works best for your ears. Apart from this, I have nothing to say about the fit as it is perfect for me. We will talk about touch controls and auto ear detection in the next chapter. I really liked the overall design and build quality of the IEMs. It is not very often we see IEMs in this price bracket built and designed this well so cheers to the JAYS company here, well done!
The review continues on Page Two, after the click HERE or by using the jump below.
Page 2: Features & Highlights
Page 3: Sound & Comparisons