The Jakcom WE2 earphones use Bluetooth 4.1 technology for wireless connection. They are described as “wearable” as the two earphone pieces are magnetic so they can be connected while the strap is worn around the neck or wrist. A microphone is built into the control buttons for hands-free calls.
Bought on eBay for the lowest price of £14.99.
Jakcom. Based in Shanxi, China.
- Brilliant sound quality
- Comfortable fit
- 20m> Range
- Decent battery life
- Fits very securely in ear
- Easy to connect & reconnect
- Very good value for money
- Slightly bulky controls
- Not ideal for use while driving
- Magnets could be stronger
I like the wearable design. It is a lot easier to wear your earphones around your neck when they’re not in use than shoving them in your pocket and having to fish them out and untangle them later. You also don’t have to carry a bulky case around with you as with true wireless earphones. The control buttons on the strap are slightly bulky and can weigh the right side down when you are using them but not so much that it is uncomfortable.
The sound quality is very impressive and hands-free calls are clear and easy to accept/end. These are probably built more for the gym/fitness market as using them while driving would not be practical due to the double earbuds. If you’re looking for a hands-free headset to use while driving, you should always go for a single ear kit.
Bluetooth range whilst paired with my iPhone 8 was around 21-22 meters outdoors. Walking around an average sized house whilst leaving your phone or device in another room is no problem at all. Pairing the headphones and my device was very easy and once paired they automatically connect to the last paired device when turned on.
I have found no issue with, or reason to dispute, the 5 hour listening time battery life that is claimed by the manufacturer and seller. The maximum time I have listened continuously to music on these earphones is two hours, after which time I put them back on charge. The handy display of the earphones battery power that appears on my iPhone home screen has not gone below 60% while in use for the two hours. Re-charging is very quick, 30 minutes full charge is claimed by the manufacturer and again I have found no reason to dispute that.
Instructions are found online by scanning the QR code found on the outside of the packaging and also on a sticker inside the packaging. The code takes you to the instructions section of the Jakcom website which are easy to read and follow.
Overall, for the price I paid for these earphones, I was very impressed. At £14.99 they are a lot cheaper than other more well known branded versions and I couldn’t find many cons to write about. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for easy-to-use Bluetooth headphones for either working out or just listening around the house.