This is my jam.
Bluetooth headphones are everywhere and range from the very affordable (yet questionable performance) to the expensive ones. Creative sits in between, and has consistently offered audio device on every price range.
For just about $100, the Creative Sound Blaster Jam may look like any other Bluetooth headphones: a simple design with controls located on the ear cups. While that this true, its performance definitely was one of the key aspects why we loved this headphone.
The Creative Sound Blaster Jam is lightweight, and the outer plastic exterior make it easily comparable with the rest of the other headphones currently available. Not that it’s bad, but most of the time you’d rather have a design that somehow stands out from the rest of the crowd.
That being said, the headphones are comfy and the snug fit means it’s just tight enough to not easily fall down when you are using it, yet comfortable enough to wear for long periods.
The main controls are located on the right ear cup. Playback controls are present, along with volume controls and a Bass Boost function. There is also NFC so you can easily pair with compatible devices. A micro USB port is present that is used for charging the headphones.
Pairing should take less than a minute and in no time I’ve managed to connect it to my iPhone 6S. Sound was surprisingly good: trebles were clean and even with the Bass Boost function turned on I didn’t hear any distortions of any kind. Even with classical instruments, the Creative Sound Blaster Jam managed to deliver a decent sound experience. It won’t compete with more expensive options, but for its price, it definitely delivers.
I managed to use the Bluetooth function on the Creative Sound Blaster Jam for about 11 and a half hours before it needed a recharge. Calls made through the headset were good, though it’s mostly hit and miss. I also wished they’d included a wired option when the batteries are low.
The Creative Sound Blaster Jam’s design won’t turn heads, but its performance definitely shines.