I have been looking for a replacement for the original headset supplied with my Samsung Galaxy S2 as I find it uncomfortable, not the best build quality and not up to the sound quality of my previous Sony earphones. As most headsets seem to be completely i-biased, the Android compatible Jabra Rythms had caught my eye but then I saw the A-Jays had an Android app all to themselves, and the standard jays ones had received pretty good reviews. At the price Amazon were doing them for, they seemed the ideal solution. So, ordered on 2nd Jan and delivered 5th Jan (Amazon top marks yet again).
First thing was the packaging. Looks great, feels great, but not for anyone who can't wait to open it up and get their hands on their nice new sound buds! You need to remove a (high adhesive) sticker, push down a tab with a thin object (pen, screwdiver, scissors or whatever else you can lay your hands on) to release the inner pack then slide it out. A bit over-engineered. Then again, they are from the same country that gave us Volvos.
Once I had freed the headset, straight away it feels good quality. The flat cable is new to me (I still managed to tangle it, but it is easier to free up). You get 5 sets of ear buds, so finding a fit was quite straight forward even if fitting the rubber cones onto the phones was not. They are quite a tight fit, but once on I guess that's a good thing. Buds are comfortable.
A quick read of the manual, plug them in to my S2 and pressed play and instantly I recognised the difference in sound quality versus the OEM Samsungs. Deeper bass, clearer range and better noise insulation. Then I tried the headset button. Didn't work. Downloaded App. Button still didn't work. Put app into advanced mode, set a player and button did mostly work. After much head scratching and Googling finally tracked the problem down to a headset setting in the MyPod app I have (which didn't show up on Jays app "Check for Conflicts" section either). Unchecked it and all works fine. I've included this for for any of you who get these and have problems; make sure you check any media player type apps for any headset settings.
I also discovered that the A-Jays app will work with the standard headset, so if you would like additional functionality for your headset it is worth downloading the app even if you don't have the A-Jays headset.
Overall, a great purchase and a huge leap above the standard earphones, for not a lot of money.