Creative wants to make several target groups happy with the Sound Blaster JAM V2. Besides gaming enthusiasts, music lovers and hard workers in the home office should also be happy with the headset. The long battery life, useful features and attractive price already sound promising.
Sound quality is “premium”
Of course, if you ask the experts from Creative about their latest headphones, they will only rave about them. For example, the company itself describes the sound quality as “premium.” However, we dare to doubt whether this is really possible for a headset at a real fighting price of just 40 Euros. We take a look at the specs to see whether you get “premium audio” on the ears, at least in theory. The heart of the sound is a 32 mm neodymium driver. This should be able to cover the frequency range from 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz. That is already impressive considering the low price. We are also pleased that Creative supports a high-quality audio codec with aptX. This should not only improve the audio quality, but also minimize the audio delay.
More bass at the touch of a button
If the headphones don’t “rumble” juicy enough, you can provide more power by means of Bass Boost. To activate this, you have to press the button on the ear cup of the Sound Blaster JAM V2. Other things can also be regulated here. Among other things, you can conveniently adjust the volume of the headphones on the ear cup. This is especially convenient when the playback source is just not within reach.
Of course, given the low price, you can’t expect miracles when it comes to sound. Here, the spearheads in the gaming headset segment have their noses in front. However, Creative doesn’t want to outdo them in terms of sound, but rather convince with a high degree of flexibility. Thanks to the multipoint connection, for example, you can pair them with two devices at the same time. Those who regularly switch between smartphone and PC will be happy about this feature.
A persevering lightweight
Compared to the first version, the JAM V2 has slimmed down considerably. It weighs just 100 grams. This should not lead to neck pain even during long gaming sessions or overtime in front of the PC. Creative provides the headset with two high-quality microphones. They offer VoiceDetect and should be able to be turned on and off automatically thanks to this technology. On top of that, the NoiseClean feature is supposed to reliably filter out annoying background and side noises.
So you should be able to speak undisturbed and understandable while gaming, but also during video conferences. Thanks to Qualcomm cVc 8.0, noise is also supposed to be suppressed. The battery life should be a special purchase incentive. The headset is supposed to last up to 22 hours. Should the battery ever be empty, it can be conveniently recharged via USB-C.
Price and Availability
The Sound Blaster JAM V2 is available now at an MSRP of 39.99 euros.