Rock Jaw, which came to light with its Alfa Genus and Alfa Genus V2 flagship earphones, has launched a new offering — Rock Jaw Clarito. Here is a review of the company’s budget offering, which promises to be solid earphones.
Packaging and Accessories
If you have earlier seen the packaging of the Rock Jaw, then you won’t be surprised. The Clarito has the same packaging that we saw for Alfa Genus V2. Now, coming to what’s inside the box, you’ll find:
- Rock Jaw Clarito earphones
- Shirt Clip
- 3 earbuds
- Carry pouch
The accessories included in the box are pretty standard. While the company is offering three additional silicon ear buds, the memory foam earbuds are missing. However, given the price range, there is nothing to complain about here.
- Drivers: 8mm dynamic
- Compatible with iOS / Android / Windows Smartphones
- Impedance: 16Ω
- Sensitivity: 108+/-3db
- Frequency response: 20 – 20000Hz
- Cord Length: 1.2M
Design and Build
The Clarito earphones come with a thick and sturdy cable, similar to that of Alfa Genus V2. The cable length is also decent (1.2 meters). Due to the cable’s thickness, the earphones are tangle-free up to some extent. At the end of the cable, there is an angled 3.5mm audio jack, which is gold plated.
I especially liked the material used for the housing. Even at this low price, the housings for the earphone are made up of aluminium. It’s good to see that RockJaw stuck with aluminium and didn’t opt for plastic to reduce the cost. But, the housing could feel a bit large in size to some users. As far as the weight is concerned, the earphones are relatively light-weight.
The cable noise is present, which is quite annoying. This is the same problem that I faced with Alfa Genus 2. However, it can be minimized with the proper usage of the shirt clip that comes in the box.
Now coming to the build quality, Clarito scores exceptionally well on this front. Considering its price range, I wasn’t expecting such good quality for the earphones. The fit of the earphones is also good. Due to its light-weight, they are very much comfortable to use. You won’t find it uncomfortable even for prolonged usage. I’ve actually used them for quite a few hours, without any issues.
However, the noise isolation isn’t very good. If you are in a noisy environment, you’ll have to crank up the volume to be able to listen to music properly. In a normal environment, they are pretty much perfect.
Aiming to replace the bundled earphones that come with the smartphones, there is something very important that the company missed — microphone and in-line remote control.
The Rock Jaw Clarito is powered by 8mm dynamic drivers, has an impedance of 16 Ohms, and a frequency response range of 20-20,000 Hz. Thus, it can get extremely loud at peak volume, which will appeal to a lot of users looking for a loud pair of earphones.
The earphone has an extensive presence of sub-bass that reaches deep. For the price tag, it delivers a powerful result in this department. Occasionally, the bass gets too powerful and attacking, but bass lovers are in for a delight.
Coming to the midrange, it has decent levels of clarity, which one doesn’t expect from an IEM at this price point. Sometimes, due to bass bleeds, the experience of this frequency gets altered. While the mid-range is on the warmer side, the upper mids are elevated to provide a sense of clarity.
Unlike lows and mids, the highs are not that great. Sometimes the Clarito seemed a little untamed and harsh. I do not mean to say that highs are bad, they are just average.
The Rock Jaw Clarito provides very good clarity and details can also be heard fairly well. Even at high volume, there is not much issue as far as distortion or loss of detail is concerned. But, the instrument separation is average.
Overall, the Clarito is an affordable solution to those looking for durable and powerful earphones, without having to break the bank. They are perfect for the casual listener.
Rock Jaw Clarito, which offers a good fit, comfortability, and great build quality, is a solid entry-level option. If you are comfortable using just earphones, without the mic, you should definitely consider this as a worthy alternative.