Review: Jays q-Seven Wireless

Best budget choice

Jays q-Seven Wireless: It is impressive that you can get both good sound and ok noise reduction at this price.

Jays q-Seven Wireless
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Jays q-Seven Wireless
We think
Comfortable thanks to generous upholstery. Clear buttons. Captivating sound.
Takes up space as they cannot be folded. Micro-USB charging. No app.
Specifications
  • Type: over-ear, closed, wireless, active noise reduction
  • Connection: 3.5 mm, Bluetooth 5.0
  • Microphone: yes
  • Element: 40 mm
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Battery life: up to 30 hours
  • Weight: 215 grams
  • Web: jaysheadphones.com
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To protect the headphones, a cloth bag is included to prevent any sharp objects from making marks when you have them in your bag. It’s not as good as a hard case, but wait in this price range. There is also an audio cable, which is needed on the plane, but no adapter for the planes that still have the old double connectors. However, one can buy cheap ones in most home electronics stores. Also a short Micro-USB cable for charging.

Construction and comfort

As usual, Jay’s design is straightforward and without unnecessary frills. The headphones can be folded completely flat when they go into the bag. However, they can not be folded further, which means that they take up more space in the luggage than most of the competitors in the test. They feel a bit plastic when touched, but thanks to the simple construction, they still feel robust. A generous padding in the hoop and in the ear pads means that the q-Seven fits well on the head even when listening for a long time. They sit tight enough against the ears so as not to slip around, but without pressing so much that it becomes uncomfortable.

Generous padding makes q-Seven comfortable even when listening for a long time. (Photo: Jays)

Features and handling

On the left clock is the button that controls the noise reduction, while the right clock has the volume control and a multifunction cap. It is used to handle phone calls, pause and play music, and to activate the voice assistant. The noise reduction can be switched on or off, and there is a listening mode so that you can listen to what someone is saying without taking off your headphones. Or to hear the traffic when crossing a street. When the headphones are charged with micro-USB, there is no fast charging, but it still takes no more than 2 hours to fully charge the battery.

The headphones can be folded flat, but no more. (Photo: Jays)

Sound quality and noise reduction

Q-seven has a flattering and pleasant sound that makes pop and dance music sound captivating. This is of course because the Jays have raised the bass, which makes them less suitable if you want to listen to acoustic music with a natural sound. The noise reduction gives a bit of a buzz, but you only hear it if you use them to keep it quiet without playing music. It is otherwise ok for the price range, without sticking out in any way. The noise reduction makes the music sound more confined and makes the treble a little sharper. But if you are in a noisy environment, there are details you can overlook.

Conclusion

Jay’s first noise-canceling headphones look nice and sit comfortably on the head, even when listening for longer. However, they take up space in the luggage. They sound captivating with dance music, and make the film feel engaging. The noise reduction is approved, but affects how the music sounds. The handling is simple, although we would like an app as well. Battery life is good, but we miss fast charging. In terms of price, the compromises feel affordable, and we therefore give the thumbs up.

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Sony WH-XB900N

Good noise-cancelling has become cheap

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Good build quality and convenience. Easy handling. Feature-rich app. Excellent sound and noise reduction.
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Philips PH805

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Very fast charging despite micro-USB. Good sound quality. Comfortable on the head.
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JBL Live 650BTNC

Headphones full of contradictions

With as many disadvantages as advantages, it is difficult to recommend JBL Live 650BTNC.

Sound settings app. Fast charging. Tough design that stands out.
Not good enough padding in the hoop. Mediocre noise reduction and sound quality. Micro-USB connector.

Pioneer SE-S6BN

More for commuting than long flights

Pioneer headphones Pioneer SE-S6BN works well on the street, but are not the most effective at reducing noise.

Neat size makes them easy to carry. USB-C fast charging. Nice colors.
The on-ear design is not good for flights. Moderate noise reduction.

Sennheiser HD 450BT

Reliable Sennheiser headphones

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Nice feeling of quality. Good sound and ok noise reduction. AAC and aptX support. USB-C charging.
Cannot be folded. A little uncomfortable. Too many confusing buttons.

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