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Pro Durable Kevlar-reinforced flat cables with strain relief
J4 cables are reinforced with kevlar to resist breakage. The flat design helps prevent kinks, as the cable coils rather than twisting or bunching. Also, tough and flexible reinforced exoskeletons protect the cable connections and joints.
Pro Heavy-duty aluminum housing
JBuds J4 components are protected by rigid aluminum cylinders, capped with aluminum grills.
Con Heavy wires generate noise
The J4's thick cables carry sound like a stethoscope, including the sound of the cables themselves moving and rubbing against things. This can be particularly bad while walking or running.
Con Significant defect rate
Although the J4s are built to be durable, many users report them breaking down after 1-3 months of light use.
Con No volume control
The J4s come with a mic and control switch, but no built-in volume control.