JLab J5M Metal Earbuds

JLab J5M Metal Earbuds


The JLab J5’s titanium micro drivers deliver an incredibly smooth and consistent response across the entire frequency curve, from deep, rich bass to full, luscious mids and crisp, vibrant highs. The all new 45° angle jack leverages the strength of pure metal with the durability of flexing rubber. The Y-joint features the rugged exoskeleton pioneered on the J4, now more compact. The lightweight cable is reinforced with Kevlar for optimum flexibility and strength. Sleek housing ergonomics deliver an ultra comfortable fit with a satin soft feeling inside the ear.

JLab JBuds J5M Metal Earbuds

JLab JBuds J5M Metal Earbuds

JLab J5 Noise Reduction

The JLab J5MS does not offer active noise reduction, but when placed in your ear comfortably they do block out most noises. One thing to keep in mind is that this is a single earbud so you will have an ear free to hear other sounds. But throughout using it to talk to others, the ear with the bud in it has been relatively noise free depending on how loud it is outside.

JLab J5 Comfort

The buds fit very well in the ear and come with four different size silicone cushions that fit comfortably in the ear. I have not tested than in an activity, but wearing them throughout the day, they stay put pretty well and do not shift out of the ear without anything snagging on them.

Crafted from solid aluminum and polished with a silky, scratch-resistant anodized finish, these headphones are finished in sleek Black and Pearl combination. 24-karat gold plated 3.5 mm jacks for premium, lossless connection. They include four pairs of soft, silicone cushions in XS, S, M, L, as well as a detachable clip for securing the cable. The J5M’s are the perfect choice for anyone looking for the convenience of earbuds with the sound quality of over-the-ear headphones.

JLab JBuds J5M Metal Earbuds

JLab JBuds J5M Metal Earbuds


– Single (one) earbud rugged hands-free wired headset with mic (different from JLab J5M which has two earbuds)

– Push button control for answer calls / music control

– Sturdy metal construction with signature five durable flex joints and Kevlar reinforced cable

– Primarily designed for use with cell phones, two-way radios, and other applications such as driving or biking, where only one bud is preferred to leave the other ear open

– 24 karat gold plated 3.5 mm jack for premium, lossless connection

Impedance and Sensitivity


Impedance and sensitivity go hand in hand and represent the amount of power required to achieve a certain volume level. Lower impedance and higher sensitivities are better with lower power devices such as MP3 players or smartphones. The JLab Audio JBUDS J5 is one such headphone with a slightly lower than average impedance. As such, to avoid damage we do not recommend using it with an amp.

Frequency Response


The frequency response indicates the range of pitches the headphones can produce. Human hearing range is usually quoted at 20 Hz – 20kHz, with most music falling well within those bounds. The spectrum shows where certain frequencies are classified.

What’s In The Box?


(1) Pair of JBuds J5M Earbud-Style
Metal Earbuds with Mic (Black Pearl)

4 Different Sized Tips

Cable Clip



– Drive unit 2xo8mm

– Frequency Response 20-20khz

– Impedance 16ohm +/- 20%

– Sensitivity (at 1kHz) 92 +/-3dB

– Cord length: 129cm

– Plug Type: Dia. 3.5mm Stereo Gold Plug, 45 degree angle

– Max. Power: 10mW

– Channel Balance: 3dB at 1kHz

JLab JBuds J5M Metal Earbuds

JLab JBuds J5M Metal Earbuds


+ light weight

+ clear

+ durable

+ good sound and voice quality when making and receiving calls



+ not all capabilities functioning properly

+ very simple, no frills



I would recommend this earbud if you are looking for a wired way to communicate with others while using your cell phone. They offer good noise reduction in the ear they are placed in. The JLab J5MS can play audio loudly without much distortion or feedback and are clear when used to talk with others. The microphone works well and seems to pick up what is said from a short distance.