JAM Transit Wireless Earbuds Review

JAM Transit Wireless Earbuds Review

It’s one thing to listen to music during downtime, but it’s totally another when you’re doing some sort of workout activity. Even though some people can somehow juggle wearing beefy sized over-the-ear headphones while exercising, others prefer sporty centric ones that are more ideal for the occasion. We’ve managed to put the JAM Transit Wireless Earbuds through its paces to see exactly how it handles, so we’re here to tell you what you can expect from them.

Unfortunately, the design of the JAM Transit Wireless Earbuds is unsavory – you get a sense that it’s almost toy-like in our opinion. Our particular unit, the blue colored one, is constructed out of this cheap feeling plastic that makes the earbuds themselves hollow. At the same time, those earbuds are obnoxiously big in size to make stand out – and not in the good way!

When it comes to its fit, we’re not particularly fans of how loose they feel in our ear. Indeed, it’s beneficial to use the included ear clips so they’re secured properly. Without them on, however, the various sized ear tips never feel snug enough to make them stay in place. In fact, they come out fairly easy – so it’s imperative to use those ear clips! In addition, when we’re not wearing them, there’s a magnetic connection that allows the two earbuds to stay firmly next to one another. All of the controls are found on the right earbud, so they include the buttons for power, pause/play/pickup/end, volume up, and volume down. Meanwhile, the unit’s microUSB port is hidden behind a plastic flap on the left earbud.

To tell you the truth, we’re not all that shocked by its disappointing audio quality – its cheap construction doesn’t help in any way. At its loudest volume, the JAM Transit strains tremendously to the point of making it unusable. Seriously, it sounds more irritating than anything else. Setting it to a more level volume, its quality sounds subdued – so we never get that sense of substance and power with its quality. As for phone calls, you can also forget about using it, just because our callers complain about all the noise that the microphone picks up.

Certainly, quality isn’t particularly a strong point for the JAM Transit Wireless Earbuds. From its design, construction, and audio performance, there’s nothing that points to anything meaningful with this one. Its saving grace, however, is probably its low cost of $39.99, which is undeniably cheap for a sporty styled pair of headphones. Sure, you can get away thinking about its price, but trust us, you might grow to despise it the more you use it.



Pros

  • $40 price tag is pretty cheap for a sporty styled model

Cons

  • Cheap construction
  • Loose fit without the ear clips
  • Disappointing audio quality

PhoneArena Rating:

5.0

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7 Comments

1. BBRYy

Posts: 29; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

After the ridiculous score you gave the BlackBerry Classic I could never take one of your reviews serious anymore.

2. g2a5b0e unregistered

You sound hurt. Believe it or not, your opinion isn't going to be the same as everyone else's. Get over it.

3. mr.fuh.q

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

i owned a pr of these for about 5mos now. just use them for the gym, needed to be wireless. the quality if feel isnt that geat. imo, the sound quality is pretty good. now what i have noticed is that sound quality depends on if your player has an eq and on what kind of rubber ear buds you have on them. for my workout music (rap, alternative, rock) everything is clear, bass is on pt. the major dislike i have is that i wish they had better ear hooks.

4. g2a5b0e unregistered

You've been registered on the site for over 3 years, but this is your first post? I find that absolutely fascinating. I'm seriously curious. Out of all the moments you've had to do this, why now?

5. faizan-sharif

Posts: 98; Member since: Jun 26, 2013

he might not have commented bcz he kept it for JAM TRANSIT WIRELESS EARBUDS TO be reviewed :D, any one has experience of Philips headphones? i want ask about their quality, + durability, in my visit to retail store sales man said to me you can buy many in the range of 100 dollars but none wud be as durable as PHILIPS ONEIL stuff ? please guide me for that, thanks in advance

6. mr.fuh.q

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

i come here to see whats new and read/compare the reviews. i dont get caught up in all the fanboy hype. matters not to me. get my info and im out. so there is never a reason for me to log on and comment. imo, i think the jamz are more like a 7-7.5 instead of a 5. so thats why i commented.

7. g2a5b0e unregistered

Got it. That's cool. I will tell you this: commenting is like opening Pandora's Box. It might be hard to close.

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