Every DJ needs a pair of headphones that are portable but still deliver the type of professional sound that were used to. Monster, known for creating the Beats by Dre Studio headphones recently gave us a pair of their Jamz in-ear headphones to try out.
Monster is known for crafting good looking, sleek products and these are no exception. The Jamz come in a sleek chrome finish and included in the package is a velvet pouch for storage. The wire itself it thin but seems like it could take a reasonable amount of abuse.
The Jamz come with multiple different size ear pieces, so the key to getting a comfortable fit is finding the piece that fits your ear the best. Still, in-ear headphones tend to cause discomfort after wearing for a while and these are no exception. Nonetheless they are one of the more comfortable in-ear headphones I have worn. The fit was secure enough to block out external sounds and to stay in while walking, however we wouldnt recommend them for running or sports since they have a tendency to fall out in those situations. The Jamz are more suitable for listening on a plane or subway where you want to block out external sounds.
Overall we are extremely impressed with the sound of the Jamz. They outperformed by Shures and my Bose in-ear headphones by delivering both crisp highs and deep base. I would even go as far as saying that the Jamz could outperform a decent pair of over-ear studio headphones. Overall, we would recommend these headphones for all music types - from dance to hip hop and instrumental.
- Excellent sound clarity
- Sleek looks
- Reduces or mutes outside/background noise
- Extremely sturdy
- Strengthens bass appropriately
- Fixed while in ears (does not fall out)
- Music played at low volumes remains clear
- Music played at high volumes is not distorted
- Attractive chrome finish
- Practical design
- Very heavy
- May cause some discomfort in ears if left in too long