SOL REPUBLIC Jax In-Ear Headphones Offer High End Sound for an Affordable Price

Saturday, July 6, 2013
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Thank you to SOL REPUBLIC for providing a complimentary product sample for us to base this in-ear headphones review upon and for providing an additional product for our contest prize. All opinions expressed are my own.

If you have read anything I have written on this blog then you already know I love my SOL REPUBLIC products. I own the Master Tracks and the Track HD Anthems and love them both, however, I cannot always use a big set of headphones. Sometimes I need something more discreet like earbud style headphones. For those occasions I have a very nice pair of Monster Lil’ Jams. My Lil’ Jams are $100 earbuds, a big sum of money in my opinion for earbuds, but well worth it if you appreciate great sounding music.

When I was given the opportunity to try SOL REPUBLIC Jax earbuds I had mixed feelings. I am a diehard SOL REPUBLIC fan, but the Jax are priced like entry level earbuds at $39.99. Can $40 earbuds be as nice as my $100 earbuds?

For a fair comparison, I will tell you a little bit about my Monster Lil’ Jams first. The Lil’ Jams are all machined billet steel. They have a heft to them and are clearly of fine quality. They sound great and have nice and soft silicon plugs. The Lil’ Jams are exactly what I would expect for a set of $100 earbuds.

So how well do the SOL REPUBLIC $40 Jax stand up to the $100 Lil’ Jams by Monster? They stood up very well.

I am not going to pretend that the all-plastic Jax are as impressive to hold and look at as the machined billet Lil’ Jams are, because they aren't. That's not to say they aren't good looking and sleek. Plus, appearance is also not what is important about a set of earbuds: It is the performance that counts.


The Jax sounded fantastic (as I expected them to, being a giant fan of SOL REPUBLIC’s sound). They sound at least as good as the $100 Lil’ Jams which is no small feat in my opinion. The Jax also come with a thick and grippy no-tangle cord like their big brothers, Master Tracks and Track HD’s, do. You would think for $100, Monster would figure out a way to keep the cord from tangling. The Jax also comes with a set of buttons on the cord to control your music or your call if you are using them with a phone. They are in fact the same controls that are on the $200 Master Tracks. Impressive.

Ironically, the fact that they are all plastic makes them a great deal more comfortable to wear for prolonged listening than the metal Lil’ Jams. I love the feel of the machined steel on my Lil’ Jams, but I need to be honest and state they get tiresome and uncomfortable to wear because of their weight. I guess sometimes plastic is better than metal!

The Jax come with an assortment of silicon ear plugs to fit any ear size, some may even fit a young child. The mid-sized set were perfect for my ears.

The Jax are light and comfortable to wear and sound at least as good as my far more expensive set of earbuds. I think at $39.99 you simply cannot go wrong with the Jax. I cannot imagine how great SOL REPUBLIC's more expensive earbuds are if this is what they are putting out there this affordably!

For the third time SOL REPUBLIC has won my business and delivered an amazing product at a more than competitive price.  Visit www.solrepublic.com to learn more about the Jax in-ear headphones and the wide array of other SOL REPUBLIC high definition headphones.
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111 comments
  1. EliB123 Said,

    Tracks HD On-Ear Headphones (Black)

    Posted on July 7, 2013 at 1:24 AM

     
  2. I would love to have a pair of the MASTER TRACKS OVER-EAR HEADPHONES. Pricey but awesome!
    heymissvirginia at embarqmail.com

    Posted on July 7, 2013 at 4:38 AM

     
  3. abfantom Said,

    I would like the Tracks HD On-Ear Headphones (Red)

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

    Posted on July 7, 2013 at 8:01 AM

     
  4. Karen Said,

    LOVE the MASTER TRACKS OVER-EAR HEADPHONES !!

    ktgonyea at gmail dot com

    Posted on July 7, 2013 at 8:22 AM

     
  5. peg42 Said,

    I'd also like the Master Tracks Over-Ear Headphones. Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

    Posted on July 7, 2013 at 8:33 AM

     
  6. Tamar Said,

    I like the Remix.

    Posted on July 7, 2013 at 9:44 AM

     
  7. Heather Said,

    I like the Master Tracks Over-Ear Headphones.

    rsbryswrrl at gmail dot com

    Posted on July 7, 2013 at 2:53 PM

     
  8. Denise S. Said,

    I like the Tracks HD On Ear Headphones.

    Posted on July 7, 2013 at 4:02 PM

     
  9. slb3334 Said,

    tracks ultra on-ear headphones.

    Posted on July 7, 2013 at 4:09 PM

     
  10. I like the Tracks ULTRA on ear headphones.

    Posted on July 7, 2013 at 6:26 PM

     
  11. Michelle Said,

    I like the Amps In-Ear Headphones (Red). Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

    Posted on July 7, 2013 at 7:02 PM

     
  12. I would love to have the Tracks HD On-Ear Headphones (Grey)

    Posted on July 8, 2013 at 1:20 AM

     
  13. would like the Tracks HD On-Ear Headphones

    Posted on July 8, 2013 at 2:16 AM

     
  14. Hunter B Said,

    Tracks ultra in ear headphones!

    Posted on July 8, 2013 at 5:52 AM

     
  15. Jackie Said,

    I also like the Master Tracks Over-Ear Headphones (Electro Blue). My husband would love them.
    Thanks!

    Posted on July 8, 2013 at 7:24 AM

     
  16. bayctygrl Said,

    i like the Steve Aoki Tracks HD On-Ear Headphones

    hippopurplemonkey at yahoo dot com

    Posted on July 8, 2013 at 8:56 AM

     
  17. Jennifer T. Said,

    I'd love to own the Master Tracks Over-Ear Headphones (White).
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

    Posted on July 8, 2013 at 11:49 AM

     
  18. Master Tracks Over Ear Headphones (in electric blue)! :)

    Posted on July 8, 2013 at 12:20 PM

     
  19. BillJude56 Said,

    The TRACKS ULTRA ON-EAR HEADPHONES

    Posted on July 8, 2013 at 11:52 PM

     
  20. I like the: Master Tracks Over-Ear Headphones (Electro Blue)

    Posted on July 9, 2013 at 1:07 AM

     
  21. jlafount Said,

    I like the Master Tracks Over-Ear Headphones (Gunmetal)

    Posted on July 9, 2013 at 1:19 AM

     
  22. Michele P. Said,

    I like the MASTER TRACKS OVER-EAR HEADPHONES (ELECTRO BLUE)

    Posted on July 9, 2013 at 1:27 AM

     
  23. bison61 Said,

    the Line Logo T-Shirt (Red)

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

    Posted on July 9, 2013 at 9:56 AM

     
  24. mecarolks Said,

    I would like the Tracks HD On-Ear Headphones (Red)

    Posted on July 9, 2013 at 12:06 PM

     
  25. Lizzy Said,

    I love the over-ear headphones in gunmetal!

    Posted on July 9, 2013 at 12:16 PM

     
  26. Miranda Ward Said,

    the Tracks HD On-Ear Headphones

    freebiegoddess03@aol.com

    Posted on July 10, 2013 at 3:58 AM

     
  27. latanya t Said,

    I would like the Master Tracks Over-Ear Headphones (White)

    Posted on July 10, 2013 at 11:22 AM

     
  28. I love the Master Tracks Over-Ear Headphones (White)!
    mcfallsk8er(at)aim(dot)com

    Posted on July 10, 2013 at 12:19 PM

     
  29. I like the remix!

    Posted on July 10, 2013 at 2:40 PM

     
  30. Sara Said,

    I would like a pair from the Tracks line

    Posted on July 10, 2013 at 9:31 PM

     
  31. Mastertracks over the ear phones

    Posted on July 11, 2013 at 11:33 AM

     
  32. crankyyanky1 Said,

    I would love to own the Master Tracks Over-Ear Headphones (Electro Blue)

    Posted on July 11, 2013 at 9:33 PM

     
  33. Tanya White Said,

    I like the MASTER TRACKS OVER-EAR HEADPHONES

    Posted on July 11, 2013 at 10:09 PM

     
  34. linda landes Said,

    I like the Bandana Black Light Glow Headband (Limited Edition)

    Posted on July 12, 2013 at 12:15 PM

     
  35. steve stone Said,

    racks HD On-Ear Headphones (Black)
    gabbflabber at live.com

    Posted on July 12, 2013 at 10:17 PM

     
  36. sd4david Said,

    Master tracks over ears in blue

    http://www.solrepublic.com/headphones/master-tracks

    Posted on July 12, 2013 at 11:21 PM

     
  37. jakiesmom Said,

    tracks ultra on air ear phones

    Posted on July 12, 2013 at 11:29 PM

     
  38. I'd love to own the Master Tracks over the ear in electro blue -

    Posted on July 13, 2013 at 3:24 AM

     
  39. I would love to have the Master Tracks Over-Ear Headphones!

    Posted on July 13, 2013 at 5:05 AM

     
  40. Jean Said,

    I would like the Jax in-ear in blue and steller

    Posted on July 13, 2013 at 5:44 AM

     
  41. Master Tracks Over the Ear in White

    Posted on July 15, 2013 at 10:17 AM

     
  42. Tony Said,

    I like the geodome headband.

    Posted on July 15, 2013 at 8:23 PM

     
  43. ape2016 Said,

    I like the Master Tracks over the ear headphones.

    april yedinak

    Posted on July 16, 2013 at 11:13 AM

     
  44. Carrie B Said,

    Nice ear buds!

    Posted on July 16, 2013 at 3:15 PM

     
  45. Unknown Said,

    I want to own the Sol Republic Washington State University Collegiate Series Headphones.Go Cougs!

    Posted on July 17, 2013 at 12:57 PM

     
  46. Mz Tee Said,

    I need some new headphones! I go thru them too much for me....i need to find a good pair that will last

    Posted on July 17, 2013 at 1:16 PM

     
  47. Melissa B. Said,

    I would love to own the red amps in ear headphones.

    Posted on July 18, 2013 at 6:07 PM

     
  48. Jen Walters Said,

    I think that the Amps HD In-Ear Headphones (Aluminum)are sleek!

    Posted on July 18, 2013 at 10:17 PM

     
  49. I like the line logo tee in red.

    Posted on July 18, 2013 at 10:30 PM

     
  50. buckeye614 Said,

    MASTER TRACKS OVER-EAR HEADPHONES (ELECTRO BLUE)

    Posted on July 18, 2013 at 10:57 PM

     
  51. josh808 Said,

    I like the tracks remix

    Posted on July 18, 2013 at 11:06 PM

     
  52. I'd pick the master tracks over-ear headphones in gun metal.

    Posted on July 19, 2013 at 9:35 PM

     
  53. I like the track HD anthem headphones

    Posted on July 20, 2013 at 2:11 AM

     
  54. Donna Pyszk Said,

    TOKIDOKI TRACKS HD ON-EAR HEADPHONES

    Posted on July 20, 2013 at 1:56 PM

     
  55. Robin T Said,

    I would like to get the Master Tracks Over-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic

    rtrexel@gmail.com

    Posted on July 20, 2013 at 3:00 PM

     
  56. peterg201 Said,

    Amps HD In-Ear Headphones (Aluminum)

    Posted on July 20, 2013 at 6:26 PM

     
  57. Lisa Garner Said,

    I love the TOKIDOKI TRACKS HD ON-EAR HEADPHONES
    Item No: 817210010800

    Posted on July 20, 2013 at 7:32 PM

     
  58. Derek Timm Said,

    Id love the Master Tracks Over-Ear

    Posted on July 20, 2013 at 9:54 PM

     
  59. bryanclark34 Said,

    Tracks HD On-Ear Headphones in blue

    Posted on July 20, 2013 at 10:13 PM

     
  60. Candice Said,

    I also like the tokidoki Tracks HD On-Ear Headphones
    Thanks

    Posted on July 21, 2013 at 12:41 AM

     
  61. mystrosense Said,

    first and foremost thank you 2 garnets and 2sapphires for this opportunity to win the sol in-ear headphones. I would like to own the Tracks HD On-Ear Headphones (Red)

    Posted on July 21, 2013 at 2:51 AM

     
  62. sarah Said,

    I would love to have the Master Tracks Over-Ear Headphones (Electro Blue)

    Posted on July 21, 2013 at 9:08 AM

     
  63. sparkedcat Said,

    TRACKS HD ON-EAR HEADPHONES (BLUE)

    Posted on July 21, 2013 at 10:19 AM

     
  64. bac1 Said,

    master tracks over ear head phones in gunmetal

    Posted on July 21, 2013 at 10:43 AM

     
  65. brich2222 Said,

    I want their deadmau5 Tracks HD On-Ear Headphones



    brich22 at earthlink dotnet

    Posted on July 21, 2013 at 11:11 AM

     
  66. AMPS IN-EAR HEADPHONES (RED)is another one I like

    asketcher2@hotmail.com

    Posted on July 21, 2013 at 11:54 AM

     
  67. Master Tracks Over-Ear Headphones (White).

    Posted on July 21, 2013 at 12:11 PM

     
  68. Deb S. Said,

    I really like the Master Tracks Over-Ear Headphones (Gunmetal)

    Posted on July 21, 2013 at 1:57 PM

     
  69. MELINA Said,

    like the tokidoki Tracks HD on ear headphones

    Posted on July 21, 2013 at 3:31 PM

     
  70. tracey Said,

    Master Tracks Headband (Fluoro Red)
    ty
    rc name Rochelle johnson

    Posted on July 21, 2013 at 4:39 PM

     
  71. brendaelsner Said,

    I like the Amps HD in -ear headphones blue

    brat52101 at yahoo dot com

    Posted on July 21, 2013 at 4:45 PM

     
  72. Tara W Said,

    I like the deadmau5 Tracks HD On-Ear Headphones.

    Posted on July 21, 2013 at 7:01 PM

     
  73. Hotsnotty2 Said,

    I would like the Jax in-ear in blue and steller

    FunkyColdMadena@hotmail.com

    Posted on July 21, 2013 at 7:10 PM

     
  74. susan1215 Said,

    I like the Master Tracks Over-Ear Headphones

    Posted on July 21, 2013 at 7:15 PM

     
  75. http://solrepublic.com/shop/master-tracks-over-ear-headphones.html?sel=172#.UeyCG43VCSo

    star95011atyahoodotcom

    Posted on July 21, 2013 at 8:52 PM

     
  76. I love the Tracks ultra in ear headphones KMillheim609@aol.com

    Posted on July 21, 2013 at 9:03 PM

     
  77. April Said,

    I LOVE the tracks ultra in ear headphones! would give them to my hubby!

    ssgsweeps @hotmail .com

    Posted on July 21, 2013 at 10:55 PM

     
  78. like the Mayan de mayo headband
    hollow_sins@yahoo.com

    Posted on July 22, 2013 at 3:08 AM

     
  79. MASTER TRACKS HEADBAND (PROGRESSIVE PURPLE)

    Posted on July 22, 2013 at 7:37 AM

     
  80. Mihaela Day Said,

    the MASTER TRACKS OVER-EAR HEADPHONES (ELECTRO BLUE)

    Posted on July 22, 2013 at 8:51 AM

     
  81. I would love to own the Master Tracks Over-Ear Headphones (Electro Blue).

    Posted on July 22, 2013 at 9:28 AM

     
  82. I like the Master Tracks Over the ear Headphones.

    Posted on July 22, 2013 at 10:21 AM

     
  83. I like the master tracks over ear.

    Posted on July 22, 2013 at 10:22 AM

     
  84. Would love the Master Tracks Over-Ear Headphones

    Posted on July 22, 2013 at 10:56 AM

     
  85. crystalf Said,

    I like the tokidoki Tracks HD On-Ear Headphones. thank you!!
    crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

    Posted on July 22, 2013 at 1:46 PM

     
  86. k. Said,

    I like the Amps HD in ear headphones in aluminum.

    Posted on July 22, 2013 at 2:01 PM

     
  87. Nicole C. Said,

    I like the Line Logo T-Shirt (Red).

    Posted on July 22, 2013 at 2:16 PM

     
  88. i like the master track over the ear headphones. I've never owned a pair but would be nice to ignore outside noise and distractions!

    Posted on July 22, 2013 at 2:28 PM

     
  89. kathy pease Said,

    I like the Master Tracks Over-Ear Headphones (Electro Blue)
    Item No: 817210014099

    Posted on July 22, 2013 at 2:31 PM

     
  90. Susan Smoaks Said,

    i would love to get the florida gator headphones
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

    Posted on July 22, 2013 at 3:06 PM

     
  91. i like the http://solrepublic.com/shop/tracks-headphones-remix-headbands-cables-speakers/blue-tie-dye-sound-track-headband.html#.Ue2KstIm0qo

    Posted on July 22, 2013 at 3:40 PM

     
  92. I really liked the TRACK HD anthem headphones.

    Posted on July 22, 2013 at 4:53 PM

     
  93. Erica Said,

    Tracks HD On-Ear Headphones
    ericaboscio at gmail dot com

    Posted on July 22, 2013 at 5:18 PM

     
  94. Tracks Ultra On-Ear Headphones

    Posted on July 22, 2013 at 5:49 PM

     
  95. amy16323 Said,

    Tracks HD On-Ear Headphones (Red)

    Posted on July 22, 2013 at 6:27 PM

     
  96. wallindeb Said,

    MASTER TRACKS OVER-EAR HEADPHONES (ELECTRO BLUE)

    Posted on July 22, 2013 at 7:25 PM

     
  97. Missa Said,

    Master Tracks Over-Ear Headphones!

    sweetmissa at gmail dot com

    Posted on July 22, 2013 at 7:26 PM

     
  98. kelley c Said,

    I like the tracks ultra on ear headphones.

    kelleyc76(at)live(dot)com

    Posted on July 22, 2013 at 7:27 PM

     
  99. michedt Said,

    I love the colors on the deadmau5 Tracks HD On-Ear Headphones.
    Michelle Tucker

    Posted on July 22, 2013 at 7:44 PM

     
  100. imaclutz89 Said,

    I love the tokidoki Tracks HD On-Ear Headphones!

    sugarsweet7202@yahoo(dot)com

    Posted on July 22, 2013 at 9:41 PM

     
  101. Jennifer Q. Said,

    I like the Anthem Tracks HD On-Ear Headphones

    Posted on July 22, 2013 at 10:06 PM

     
  102. Ruby Daniels Said,

    master track over ears

    Posted on July 22, 2013 at 10:12 PM

     
  103. trixx Said,

    I also like the Tokidoki Tracks HD on-ear headphones.

    Posted on July 22, 2013 at 10:23 PM

     
  104. i also like the MASTER TRACKS OVER-EAR HEADPHONES

    littleheathen9109 @ Yah00 dot com

    Posted on July 22, 2013 at 10:42 PM

     
  105. ladyt64 Said,

    I like the Tracks ULTRA on ear headphones. (Roxann)

    Posted on July 22, 2013 at 10:55 PM

     
  106. laurasloves Said,

    I love the Master Tracks Over-Ear Headphones in red.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

    Posted on July 22, 2013 at 11:05 PM

     
  107. Brian E. Said,

    Thanks for the giveaway…we like the Tracks HD On-Ear Headphones (Grey)
    Rafflecopter: Bryan E.

    Posted on July 22, 2013 at 11:07 PM

     
  108. candy Said,

    I also like the MASTER TRACKS OVER-EAR HEADPHONES (ELECTRO BLUE)wilcarvic
    [at]gmail[dot[com]]

    Posted on July 22, 2013 at 11:10 PM

     
  109. Breanne Said,

    Master Tracks Over-Ear Headphones (Electro Blue)

    Posted on July 22, 2013 at 11:13 PM

     
  110. Donna Said,

    Master Tracks Over-Ear Headphones

    Posted on July 22, 2013 at 11:59 PM

     
  111. I liked the Master Tracks Over-Ear Headphones. lexbaylor17 (at) gmail (dot) com

    Posted on July 23, 2013 at 12:12 AM

     

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