February 07, 2017 2 Comments

In today's head-to-head comparison we look at two of the most popular earphones for at the Rs. 5000 price point, the Jays-a-Jays 4+ from Sweden and theRHA MA600i from Scotland. They are both amongst the most popular and critically acclaimed earphones in their class. We thought we'd do a detailed buying guide to help you choose.

Both of these in-ear earphones have been applauded for various reasons, one for its amazing sound delivery, whereas the other for its durability. Both the in-ars come with an extensive range of accessories that is sure to keep you gazing. We ourselves were in a dilemma when asked to choose between the two. So we pooled all the differences together and thought maybe you could decide the one for yourself.

CUTTING THE LONG STORY SHORT

"JAYS-a-JAYS Four+ is the best audiophile option for Android users and are simply the most accurate sounding earphones available in this price range.

But, If you are an iOS user looking for an earphone with great design, versatile sound and incredible durability, the RHA MA600i should be your pick.

-Raghav Somani

JAYS-a-JAYS Four+


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Acoustically clean sound with minimalistic design

RHA MA600i


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Crisp and punchy sound in a durably stylish body

 


DESIGN: JAYS-a-JAYS Four+ vs RHA MA600i

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The a-JAYS Four+ is an all-new edition of the award-winning a-JAYS series. It comes along with a stylish executive designand has been tuned to produce sound that is sure to impress the masses. These in-ears feature an in-line microphone and three call control buttons that have been made, specifically for  Apple and Android devices respectively. Thus making them an ideal marriage of sartorial design and executive professionalism. Besides, like many other earphones in this price range, they don't scream for attention and instead have their product speak for itself. 

The a-JAYS Four+ evidently improves on its predecessor with its updated tangle-free cables and JAYS' latest remote control and noise-reduction microphone technology. The a-JAYS Four+ also provides enhanced noise isolation capabilities with its multiple ear tips that come in 5 different sizes. The 5 mm flat cable has been an award-winning feature for JAYS earphones and have made them stand out from the rest.

MINIMALIST SLEEK DESIGN VS STYLISH AIRCRAFT GRADE ALUMINIUM   
The RHA MA600i are a stylish pair of earphones andare crafted fromaircraft grade aluminium.The earphonesare designed using RHA's trademark and patented Aerophonic™ design, that resembles a reversed trumpet. The aluminium housings along with custom drivers deliver powerful audio with full bass response. The cableis braided and coated in plastic to keep it tangle-free.

In order to enable safe storage and easy portability, the headphones come with a small carry case. The package also includes a stainless steel metal frame that holds seven alternative plastic silicone ear buds, including two that are double-flanged. Overall, a 3-button remote, dual insulated cable and premium accessories range contribute to an in-ear headphone of all-around quality.


USABILITY: JAYS-a-JAYS Four+ vs RHA MA600i

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Jays-a-Jays 4+ comes with the latest cable update which have passed Jays' toughest reliability tests for your guaranteed pleasure and comfort. The "fettuccine"-style flat cable is coated in rubber to prevent it from tangling in your pocket or purse.The Android/Windows cable comes with an L-shaped jack whereas the iOS cable comes with I-shaped jack. The a-JAYS Four+ comes in black and white with elegant gold or silver accents for every preference. 
AN OPTIONAL UPGRADE FOR YOUR PHONE OR A COMMENDABLE iPHONE RESPONSE

The RHA MA600i on the other hand is made to be used with only iOS devices. This means that while all functions workflawlessly with Apple's devices, the remote may not work to its full functionality with Android devices. Android users can opt for the RHA MA600 model, and ditch the in-line remote altogether.

When it comes to the warranty, the a-JAYS Four+ comes with a warranty of 1 year, whereas it is 3 in the case of that of the MA600i. This clearly is a reflection of the build quality and durability of the RHA MA600i.


SOUND: JAYS-a-JAYS Four+ vs RHA MA 600i

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The JAYS-a-JAYS Four+ in-ears are certainly amongst the best sounding earphones in its class. The driver units have been tuned to produce a subtle, refined and neutral sound that is extremely well balanced and accurate.

Like most Jays products, The a-JAYS Four+ packs tones of treble. The bass is heavy, and it is not been imparted intentionally and is due to their construction. No other in-ears at this price point manages to produce this level of accuracy.

NO OTHER IN-EARS AT THIS PRICE POINT MANAGE TO PRODUCE THIS LEVEL OF ACCURACY. 
Over the years, RHA has greatly been lauded for its solid performance. You will notice that the MA600i, like all RHA products, does not disappoint. The MA600i efficiently delivers clear, powerful audio through the lightweight, driver housing. Along with the sonic and durability properties of high-grade aluminium. The audio is well articulated and makes for an entertaining listen.

As compared, to the MA600i, the JAYS-a-JAYS Four+ is richer in its low-end producing a punchier bass making them more enjoyable to listen to EDM and Hip-Hop. The MA600i in this respect is certainly the more versatile earphone that will appeal to a broader range of users to across various genres.

No matter what, both the brands are very particular about delivering the best accurate sound signature, and as far as it is considered they are pretty damn close. 



Summary


 JAYS-a-JAYS Four+
  • Lighter than the MA 600i
  • Minimalistic design and shape 
  • Tangle prone cable
  • Available for iPhone and Android 
  • 1-year warranty   
RHA MA600i
  • Heavier than RE 400
  • Aerophonic design with Aircraft grade aluminium
  • Tangle free cable design
  • Available only for iPhone
  • 3-year warranty

 


Conclusion


The target audience for the JAYS-a-JAYS Four+ and the RHA MA600i are audiophiles who want to give up on their flimsy in-ears that come along with their smartphones and upgrade to a better sounding earphones in the vicinity.   

If you are looking to experience music with much accuracy and clarity, then the JAYS-a-JAYS Four+ should be your pick.

On the other hand, the RHA MA600i makes for the best pick for iPhone users who'd like a slightly more versatile sounding earphone and seek an astounding 3-year durability cover. 

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What is going to be your pick? Let us know in the comments section below.


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2 Responses

Bernadette
Bernadette

April 03, 2018

Hi Sid,
In terms of bass, the a-JAYS Four is certainly a winner amongst the two.

Sid
Sid

March 14, 2018

Which among these two is better in terms of bass.?

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