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Uncompromising limited edition craft

q-JAYS Anniversary Edition reference earphones are our finest and most precise instruments we have made till date.
For iOS, Windows & Android
q-JAYS Anniversary Edition
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USD 349
2-year warranty | Free worldwide shipping | 14 days return policy | Fast delivery

Celebrating our first ten years

Made with the intention of crafting the world’s finest earphones, q-JAYS is built to deliver the most authentic and detailed sound experience possible. Its perfect timbre, high-resolution details and minimal size has been awarded everywhere it’s been launched. We’re now taking it one step further with a limited Anniversary edition.

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10-year anniversary

At JAYS, we never stop refining. To celebrate our 10-year anniversary, we decided to produce this limited Anniversary edition of our q-JAYS Reference earphones. With this limited Anniversary edition we raise it yet another level by making an unique solid stainless steel metal finishing accompanied with a newly developed twisted cable. Crafting something this uncompromising and special; something we would not be able to do in normal production, is our way of celebrating 10 years with you. We hope you will like them!

Two speakers in each side

Engineered like a set of reference loudspeaker monitors, q-JAYS feature dual speakers built into each side, one for low frequencies and one for midrange and highs. Each speaker renders its dedicated frequency spectrums relaxed and naturally reproducing perfectly accurate tones. Thanks to its custom drivers and crossover filter, you will enjoy a seamless frequency response without irregularities often found in many larger multiple driver systems.

Solid stainless steel

Bigger isn’t always better. q-JAYS housing is designed to be remarkably small and sturdy. The durable and precisely manufactured fine-tolerance stainless steel housing brings out every last detail of the drivers with absolute accuracy. First, q-JAYS curved one-piece body is created by high-strength Metal Injection Molding stainless steel to a solid part. After several CNC operations and regular polishing, the stainless steel part is then subjected to eight additional rigorous polishing procedures to achieve the final fine-polished, slightly sooty, reflective steel finish.

Twisted, exchangeable audio cables

q-JAYS are the world’s smallest earphones made with exchangeable cables. Despite its small form factor, we have managed to implement reliable, custom-made threaded connectors in each housing. The q-JAYS Anniversary edition also comes equipped with a newly developed set of twisted, high-purity, oxygen-free copper cables for enhanced audio signal transmission. Twisted cables minimize electromagnetic interference from external sources meaning you will get an even better signal/noise ratio.

Certified high-resolution earphones

q-JAYS Reference earphones has been certified by the Japan Audio Society as Hi-Res Audio instruments. The certificate is a seal of quality, awarding products capable of reproducing the fine details in Hi-Res Audio, which for digital audio is from 24bit/96kHz and above.

High-frequency bandwidth to 40kHz

The q-JAYS are able to reproduce an incredible amount of resolution and fine details throughout the entire frequency range. q-JAYS, with its high dynamic range, are also capable of unveiling the subtle details in the high frequency bandwith up to 40 000 Hz and above. Reclaim the music and hear what you’ve been missing.

Measuring full performance

Measuring in-ear earphones using ear simulators give a realistic portrait of what we are hearing, however the method is usually unable to detect frequencies above 20 000 Hz. By using Hi-Res microphones and measuring earphones in free space, higher frequencies can be detected and the earphones’ full performance measured.

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  • "Out of this world."
  • "A truly first-rate product."
  • "High level of craftsmanship."
  • "Absolutely outstanding."
  • "A very balanced
    frequency response."
  • "The q-JAYS are built to
    last a long, long time."
  • "Exquisite little
  • "All in all, the q-JAYS are
    a class act."
  • "A new dimension."
  • "Wow!"
  • "For the critical listener."
  • "Must have."


  • General

    • Type:
    • Sound impression:
    • Price:
    • Colors:
    • Reference earphones
    • Balanced, detailed, reference sound
    • From USD 349
  • Driver

    • Type:
    • Sensitivity:
    • Impedance:
    • Frequency response:
    • Custom dual balanced armatures
    • 103 dB @ 1 kHz
    • 50 Ohm @ 1 kHz
    • 5 - 20 000 Hz (Ear simulator)
      8 - 16 000 Hz (+/- 5 dB)

      5 - 40 000 Hz (Full performance)
      Full earphone performance measured in free space.
  • Earphones

    • Material:
    • Finish:
    • Isolation:
    • Stainless steel
    • Fine-polished
    • -40dB @ 2kHz
  • Cord

    • Type:
    • Length:
    • Plug:
    • Exchangeable twisted cable
    • 120 cm (47in)
    • Gold plated L-shaped 3.5mm (1/8 in) + Custom threaded SSMCX
  • Accessories

    • Carrying case:
    • Cable clip:
    • Extension cord (I):
    • Exchangeable cord:
    • Silicone ear tips:
    • Comply Foam ear tips:
    • User manual:
    • 5 pairs
    • English, Swedish, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portugese, Japanese, Korean, Chinese


  • Trusted Reviews

    April 2016, United Kingdom

    Trusted Reviews

    "Given the size of the JAYS q-JAYS, fitting in a removable cable is extremely impressive. […] You don’t see earphones this high-end released all that often."

    - Trusted Reviews
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  • Les Numeriques

    April 2016, France

    Les Numeriques

    "Cette courbe de réponse en fréquence d'une linéarité exemplaire traduit une excellente neutralité et permet de retrouver au plus près le signal encodé sur la source. C'est ce que l'on appelle la fidélité, et c'est ce qu'on aime auxNumériques!"

    - Les Numeriques
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  • Gadgetmac

    November 2015, USA


    "I have never tested anything that comes close to being as impressive as the 2nd generation q-Jays. They really are out of this world in terms of design and build quality."

    - Gadgetmac
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  • Audio 46

    November 2015, USA

    Audio 46

    "This is the earphone for the critical listener who wants to hear EVERYTHING in EVERY TRACK."

    - Audio 46
    Read More
  • Inearspace

    October 2015, UK


    "The design, form, feel, comfort and connectors are absolutely outstanding, I cannot stress this enough."

    - Inearspace
    Read More
  • Headphonics

    September 2015, USA


    "Jays have released a truly first-rate product with the q-Jays. The build quality is outstanding and puts many other similarly-priced offerings to shame with their innovation and practical features."

    - Headphonics
    Read More
  • Headphonia

    September 2015, USA


    "Jays advertise them as "reference earphones" – and it’s really nice to see someone delivering on them claims."

    - Headphonia
    Read More
  • MobileTechTalk

    September 2015, United Kingdom


    "The fact is they are exquisite little masterpiece’s and I love them to bits."

    - MobileTechTalk
    Read More
  • OldNewSound

    September 2015, Spain


    "JAYS wanted to create a "reference IEM” and that they have done, at least in the dual BA driver market. Its level of finish and build quality put a new dimension that seems almost impossible to beat."

    - OldNewSound
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  • HiFi & Musik

    September 2015, Sweden

    HiFi & Musik

    "Det första intrycket med nya q-JAYS i öronen blir: Wow! Vilket detaljmyller och vilken skärpa! Över hela registret, från lägsta bas till högsta diskant."

    - HiFi & Musik
    Read More
  • T3

    September 2015, Poland


    "Must have"

    - T3
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  • Gizmag

    August 2015, USA


    "All in all, the q-Jays are a class act."

    - Gizmag
    Read More
  • Engadget

    August 2015, USA


    "Would I shell out $400 for earbuds? If you'd asked me that before, I'd have said, "Never", but after trying the q-Jays, I say, "Hell yes.""

    - Engadget
    Read More
  • Digital Trends

    August 2015, USA

    Digital Trends

    "It may have taken two years to bring the q-Jays back to life, but based on what we’re hearing, we think it was time well spent."

    - Digital Trends
    Read More


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