USB-A or USB-C connectivity (internal DAC) – perfect for listening while charging or where BT may not be convenient
200mAh USB Fast charge 10 minutes for four hours use. 0-100% in 1.5 hours. Can charge off any 5V/.5A or higher PD charger or USB port
BT 5.0 for about 15m distance from the host device
Works with the Creative App (like most Creative products) for an easy-to-use Equaliser (EQ) and pre-sets
Works with the SmartComms app in wired mode
24-bit sound from 16/44/1/48kHz
Two mics 24-bit/48kHz with Qualcomm cVc 8.0 noise cancellation
Bass boost button
Volume +/- button
32mm Neodymium speakers 20Hz-20kHz
Google Assistant and Siri support
There are not too many objective tests because our measuring equipment is for speakers.
So, we play a large genre from 20’s jazz, rhythm and blues, synth, instrumentals and vocals.
The soundstage is wider than your head – good
Left/right separation is excellent
Spatial sound – directionality – is clear
Frequency response is superb
Maximum volume is 80dB on-ear – that is loud
Hand-free noise reduction is effective
Creative has managed to create an almost perfect low-cost listening device.
It has bass building from 40Hz to 100Hz and then flat (good) to nearly 10kHz before a gradual drop off in treble to 20kHz. This means that its native state is flat (good), and you can use either the Bass button or the EQ app to change it to what you want.
I rarely hear such a good device – reserved for the best Sennheiser and Sony headphones. If you want to know more about Sund Signatures and why they are so important, click here.
Over two business days (16 hours) at 65%, factory defaults we had 20% battery left.
At $59.95 inc postage, the Creative SoundBlaster Jam V2 offers incredible performance and value. It is a pleasure to listen to them, and the built-in USB DAC (listen while you charge) is almost unheard of at this end of the market. Creative, you have done it again!
On-ear means no sound isolation, but the foam pads (spare set provided too) are comfortable and cut down external noises. Use them anywhere you don’t need noise cancellation.
For its incredible sound signature., USB DAC, Creative App and overall listening pleasure its q 10/10. For the price, it’s a 20/10.
Creative SoundBlaster Jam V2 on-ear BT Headphones
Creative SoundBlaster Jam V2 on-ear BT Headphones offer incredible value, features and performance unheard of at this price.
Value for money
Ease of use
One of the most flexible and listenable sound signatures
Can’t believe the low cost
USB DAC lets you listen and charge
All Qualcomm aptX codecs as well
They are all plastic, so don’t expect years of use