FiiO JadeAudio JW1 Review – Open Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds
Introducing the all-new FiiO Jade Audio JW1, an open, non-in-ear design wireless Bluetooth earphones. Designed especially with an ear-hook design that cleverly balances the forces around the ear at multiple points and provides a comfortable fit. Jade Audio JW1 is suitable for high-intensity sports as the pair ensures a comfortable fit and keeps you aware of your surroundings as well.
FiiO Jade AudioJW1 comes with a large 14.2mm dynamic driver that produces a strong sound with powerful bass, clear midrange, and a nice, smooth treble. The Jade Audio JW1 is suitable for different scenarios, you can use it outdoors while working, or even while doing a workout. It has a waterproof and sweat-proof design.
Different from traditional TWS earbuds, the JW1 is an open, non-in-ear design with excellent comfort thanks to it not being inserted into the ear. The weight of each earbud is merely 9.5g, making wearing the JW1 feel almost like you are not actually wearing anything. The pair is designed to sit comfortably on the outer side of your ear and provide great comfort even for hours of usage.
The ear-hook design that cleverly balances forces around multiple points securely fits ears of different shapes. Even when running or participating in high-intensity sports, the JW1 securely stays on your ear.
The JW1 supports Wireless Bluetooth V5.3 connectivity. It provides a fast, smooth, stable connection with the source device. You won’t notice any lag, and the overall connection is smooth.
The JW1 re-pairs itself to the last connected device when powered on, so you don’t have to worry about manually re-pairing it. It also supports switching between single earbud unit and dual earbud unit usage modes on the fly, allowing you to use the JW1 however you like.
FiiO Jade Audio JW1 houses a large-capacity battery. The TWS lasts for up to 6 hours with a single charge. With the carry case, the total battery life can be as high as 18 hours.
What’s in the box
Open True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds.
Non In-Ear Design.
Latest Bluetooth V5.3 Connectivity.
Water & Sweat Resistant Design.
Strong Sound Performance with a 14.2mm Large Dynamic Driver.
Easy to Access Touch Controls.
Two Color Options.
Good Battery Life.
Suitable For Sports, and everyday casual Usage.
Supported Codecs: SBC/AAC only.
Dimensions: About 91.6×55.6×28.6mm
Weight: About 9.5g x 2 (earbuds only), in a total of about 85g
Battery: Earbuds 65mAh, Charging case 250mAh
Water and dust rating: Water-resistant
Standby time: 3 months
Battery life: Earbuds single-use 6h, with charging case 18h
Charging method: Electric shock (earbuds), Type-C (charging case)
Charging time: About 1.5 hours for earbuds, about 1.5h for charging case
The soundstage is wider compared to IEMs and you are thankful from the first moment you put them on because it affects the whole experience in a very good way. I think this comes with the design as the driver sits far from your ears compared to IEMs.
FiiO JW1 has an extremelysmooth andnatural sound. Its stand-out feature is a vivid and wonderfully textured mid-range that is forward without being shouty, and which puts vocals and instruments front and center.FiiO JW1’s tone makes it great-sounding, but what makes itspecial-sounding is its very good sense ofspaceandimaging. A genuine out-of-head experience.
FiiO JW1’s bass is impressive considering its style, being an open earbud.You aren’t going to find the levels of bass that you might get from a well-sealed pair of IEMs, but it’s actually considerable in terms of both extension and texture. JW1 creates some genuine bass heft when called upon.It’s not head-rattling but it has a very nice reproduction of bass texture.
The mid-range is very much the star of the show here.The way the JW1 dissects the instrumental parts and places them around you is amazing. The mid-range is silky smooth with fantastic timbre quality for this budget price. The FiiO JW1 sounds definitive, transparent, and very detailed in the mid-range, giving you a very musical experience but with excellent resolution and micro details. Mids are silky smooth with fantastic timbre quality. The FiiO FJW1 sounds definitive, transparent, and very detailed in the mid-range, giving you a very musical experience but with excellent resolution and micro details.
High frequencies are well extended with great detail ability and most importantly, with great articulation. It personally got me by surprise, as I didn’t expect it to deliver this level of separation. But the treble has great energy but also great balance and smoothness. The FiiO JW1 doesn’t disappoint in this regard and provides clear, transparent, and snappy highs.These open earbuds easily dispatch the fast and busy passages without ever breaking into sibilance or harshness.
JW1 is a wonderful set of TWS, Open TWS we can say, that promises quality sound, stable wireless connectivity, and also keeps us aware of our surroundings. It produces a balanced and lively tuning that complements different genres of music well. I still can’t understand how this package is for sale for only $27.99. If you can’t live without listening to music all the time, just get one, it’s a no-brainer.