Jays is a Swedish company whose headphones adhere to distinctly Scandinavian design aesthetics: clean, functional and minimal.
The q-Seven is a wireless over-ear headphone with active noise cancellation, priced around $160 USD. This is a unique niche in the marketplace; premium noise cancelling over-ears start around $200, and low-end options run about $100. The q-Seven will be one of the few models priced in between. Let’s see how they do in the Jays q-Seven Wireless Review.
Along with the headphones, Jays provides a manual, 3.5mm cable, micro-USB charging cable, a suede carrying pouch and a Jays sticker. Everything is black, grey, and simple in true Jays fashion.
The headphones are plastic but look classy. The headband has a leather (or maybe faux-leather) exterior. The earcups have an interesting design that makes them look like speaker cones. It’s a pleasant departure from typical designs.
There is a multi-purpose button and volume button on the right earcup, and a noise-cancelling button on the left earcup. Battery life is 30 hours on a single charge.
The multi-function button, stamped with the ‘power’ symbol, controls almost everything. Inexplicably missing from the control scheme is the ability to skip tracks. Triple taps instead redial the last call; a function I still find unnecessary. One tap is play/pause, two taps activates voice control.
The volume + / – button a single long button, with the two controls on each end. This can be confusing when reaching for it blindly, as it’s tough to discern which end you are pressing. There is a little braille dot on one end, but two separate buttons or perhaps a raised + and – would’ve made it easier for my hands to distinguish.