The Rock Jaw Audio T5 Ultra Connect headphones have been getting a lot of four- and five-star reviews online since they launched, so we picked up a pair to test them out.
The first thing I noticed – and loved – was the design. The earphones are aluminum-cased and have a gunmetal look, along with a sleek banded style that looks and feels premium. The magnets on the rear allow them to ‘snap’ together around your neck when you’re not listening. There’s a thick rubber outer on the cables, battery pack and control pack, which is smooth and feels sturdy – this is also the reason for the IPX5 rating, and that means a good quality of build. Even the rubber plug for the USB-C socket is sturdy and fits snugly, unlike other headphones I’ve tried where this is the first thing to break. I got right down to the detail when I was looking at these, and even the tuning filters are well-made, and I don’t expect them to go missing any time soon.
The T5 Ultra is essentially Rock Jaw at their best with the additional benefits of Bluetooth 5.0. They come with interchangeable tuning filters to promote more bass, or a clearer high-end, and a great selection of earpieces. HD music and aptX compatibility means these are seriously good for sound. Charging is via USB-C, and they seem to charge fairly quickly, and last a good length of time between charges.
Rock Jaw T5 Ultra Connect Earphones Specs
- Drivers: Titanium-coated diaphragm & CCAW voice coil
- Chipset: aptX & AAC
- (IPX) Water Resistance: IPX5 – Sweatproof & water resistant, in the gym or outside
- Playtime of battery: 11+ Hours
- Filters: 3x Interchangeable tuning filters
- Range/unobstructed: 12M
- Compatibility: iOS / Android / Windows
- Impedance: 24 ohms (+/-15%) @1KHz
- MIC. Yes. MEMS professional microphone
- Sensitivity: 102dB (+/-2dB) @1KHz, 1mW
- Frequency response: 15 – 25,000Hz
- Connects via: USB Type C (charging cable)
- Ear tips included: Comply Foam (S/M/L) | silicone (S/M/L) | (M) Bi – Flange
Personally, I love foam earphone tips and the fact these ship with Comply foam ear tips is a huge bonus as I’d usually purchase those separately anyway. Comply tips are flexible, comfortable, and soft – they’re made with memory foam, expand to fit your ear, and block out more of the outside world to create a seal for the perfect bass experience. The sound quality is all the better for it.
With the gold filters installed, you get a clear sound across all frequencies, but you can also change to the silver filters for enhanced bass, or black filters to push the treble. I started with gold, then changed out to silver, and didn’t notice a massive difference. The black definitely drops the bass. With any of the filters in place I enjoyed the quality of the sound, especially in the mid- and treble-range.
The Rock Jaw Audio T5 Ultra