Let it not be said we never listen to you; you've demanded we check out some earphones that don't require taking out a mortgage just to look at in a shop and lo, here are the Jays a-Jays Three earphones. While any fool will anticipate the £36 asking price precluding the Threes from qualifying as 'audiophile,' that's not to say they aren't well worth consideration.
Certainly, there's nothing to complain about as regards the overall package. The a-Jays Three earphones themselves come along with five different silicone tips, a hard plastic carrying case, an aeroplane adaptor and a stereo splitter. We've seen far more expensive earphones come with far fewer accessories. Some may prefer to think that every last penny is going into the quality of the actual earphones, but we think a good bundle makes for better value for money.
The earphones themselves are a little unusual, featuring flat cables, which look interesting of nothing else. Supposedly this tagliatelle-like design stops the wiring from turning into mess of cable spaghetti when coiled up in a pocket or case and in practice it seems to work. The cabling is finished with a rubberised coating that gives it more of a high-end feel than you might expect for earphones costing under £40.
The earpieces are quite fat, but not so much that they don't nestle snugly into the ear. The whole arrangement only weighs 14 grams, so the a-Jays Three are barely noticeable when worn.
The generous selection of different size tips helps with ensuring a comfortable, secure fit. The right earpiece has a small notch on it differentiating it from its counterpart, aiding correct insertion in the dark when you can't read the "L" and "R" labels.