REVIEW – I do know Artistic Labs from their line of headphones and different audio gear so I used to be excited to evaluate this acquainted model title. These on-ear headphones didn’t disappoint, and as with most Artistic merchandise, they put in plenty of high quality for the value.
The Artistic Soundblaster Jam V2 headphones are light-weight, on-ear model, wi-fi headphones.
What’s within the field
- One Sound Blaster JAM V2 headphone
- One set, ear cushion substitute
- One USB-C to USB-A cable
- Fast begin information
- Warrant leaflet (1 yr)
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Connectivity vary: ~49 toes
- Codecs: aptX HD, aptX LL, aptX, SBC
- Driver: 32mm neodymium magnet
- Multipoint connectivity
- One faucet bass enhancement button
- Twin microphones
- Charging and wired playback: USB-C
- Battery: 200 mAH lithium polymer
- Battery life: 22 hours
- Charging time: 1-2 hours
- Frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz
- Weight: 2.9 oz (1.6 oz on my scale – Artistic could have included the cable weight.)
- SmartComms Package: Home windows 10 app together with VoiceDetect that routinely mutes and unmutes the consumer’s microphone primarily based on voice detection. The 2-way NoiseClean function permits customers to listen to and be heard clearly throughout on-line calls. Growth is alleged to be underway for added working methods.
Design and options
The Soundblaster Jam V2 headphones function consolation, mild weight, lengthy battery life, quick recharging, switchable bass enhancement, onboard quantity and music ahead / again controls, twin microphones, and ‘multipoint connectivity’.
Multipoint connectivity permits for the Jam V2 to be related to 2 gadgets directly. The instance given by Artistic is, with the ability to take heed to music on a laptop computer and with the ability to instantly reply a telephone name by way of the headphones by merely urgent the principle headphone button to reply.
Set up and Setup
Pairing was fast and simple with the Jam V2 headphones. With the system off, an extended maintain on the on-off button (which is a 1.5” circle within the heart of the best earpiece) initiated pairing. I recognized the system with my telephone, the 2 did a fast handshake, and the duty was executed.
Testing and observations
Turning the bass enhancement on and off, or answering/ending telephone calls, generated tones which can be louder than the listening quantity setting and I discovered the tones too loud. Ouch.
The amount and bass controls had been a bit tough to find when the system was new to me. There’s not a lot tactile distinction to the buttons in comparison with the encompassing floor of the earpiece. However when you get it, you’ve acquired it.
The bass and midrange had been excellent with the Soundblaster Jam V2 headphones. The highs had been current however not as particular as with excessive finish listening gadgets. Bass guitar notes had been clearer to me than had been kick/bass drum beats on most music, however the Jam V2 delivered extra balanced sound than different gadgets I’ve been just lately reviewing.
In-bound telephone name audibility was wonderful throughout calls and my voice was stated to be clear and noise-free with no echo throughout indoor calls. I had the identical expertise with Zoom and Meet on-line conferences.
The ‘multipoint connectivity’ function was a little bit of a shock after I was listening to music with the Jam V2. My spouse had come residence from a exercise at which she used the Jam V2. I placed on the Jam V2, related it to my telephone and went upstairs. Later I got here downstairs and inadvertently joined a telephone name she was on! Fortunately she was solely speaking to her sister so I wasn’t actually intruding. This may solely be a difficulty in the event you share this system.
My spouse co-evaluated these headphones. Kate works out at a health club that performs loud music. She discovered the Jam V2 comfy and sound replica was excellent, however this isn’t a noise cancellation system so she is going to in all probability favor a completely over the ear model of headphone. No fault of the Jam V2.
The Jam V2 head band slipped backwards or forwards on her head when she used the elliptical and treadmill so in her expertise this set was not properly suited to these workout routines. Kate could have a smaller cranial space however she claims the contents are extra properly developed than mine. She did say she wished the Jam V2 was a bit smaller. With the audio system not prolonged, their heart level nonetheless sat a bit under her ear canals.
I primarily do weights and the Jam V2 stayed in place fairly properly for me in that setting, even throughout reclined workout routines, on my again. The headphone fell to the ground as soon as after I was doing a face down routine (dumbell rows). Tilting the scarf again earlier than these routines took care of that. The extendability of the Jam V2 headband allowed me to seek out the right adjustment for my semi-developed head measurement.
What I like
- Good vary of sound manufacturing at this value level.
- Light-weight and cozy.
- Glorious battery life.
- Quick charging
- The 1 yr guarantee is nice for an digital merchandise
What I’d change
- These needs to be shipped in a field vs. bag. Fortunately, no injury.
- Quiet the button push tones to half their present quantity
- A strip of froth on the prime of the head-band may maintain the telephones extra securely to the top throughout train for small-frame customers.
The Artistic Soundblaster Jam V2 handed my pockets take a look at. After reviewing it I can say I might have purchased this for myself, and can purchase it as a present.
The place to purchase: Artistic
Supply: The pattern for this evaluate was supplied by Artistic.