So what is so different about the anniversary edition? A whole lot actually. The entire ear bud, cord, mic and jack plug were all redesigned. They are like a whole new monster. Just take a look at the pictures and you can easily see the difference. They didn’t come in a super cool case like the J4M’s did, that was a little depressing but I will survive. The J5Ms still have the Kevlar reinforced cords to help give you added protection from bending and damage. They went back to the round cable design instead of the tangle free flat cords.
A small note that is pretty cool. The headphone plug itself is coated in 24 karat gold. Pretty cool.
As far as sound is concerned. You can’t go wrong with these guys. They have some great deep bass, luscious mids and crisp, vibrant highs. They sound phenomenal for ear buds. What ever changes they made to the inline mic has worked as well. I had a few issues with people unable to hear me in the past on the J4M’s. No one has even noticed I was using an ear bud with the new J5M’s.
If you are looking for great sound, at a great price with one heck of a warranty plan included, these are them. They normally retail for $59.95 but are currently on special for $34.95. Not to shabby for something of such great build quality.
Here is a little side by side of the J4M’s next to the J5M’s so you can see the differences that were implemented. The J4M’s are on the left and the new J5M’s are on the right, obviously.
Head over to their website at jlabaudio.com to take a closer look at these, plus all the color variations they offer. Be sure to check out their other products while you are there.