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Rock Jaw Clarito Review: Great Budget Earphones

The Rock Jaw Clarito serves as the perfect introductory headphones to higher quality audio equipment. They are a phenomenal pair of budget earphones.

While the sound quality isn't perfect, it definitely outshines the low price. With the good build quality, great comfort, and decent isolation, these earphones could easily be sold for a higher price.

Our Rating:

Pros

  • Very low price
  • Good bass
  • Lots of accessories

Cons

  • Not the best sound quality at high volumes
  • Lacking mid-range

Key Features

  • 8mm dynamic drivers
  • Aluminum housings
  • Shirt clip included
  • Right angled 3.5mm jack

Disclaimer: Rock Jaw provided me with a review sample of the Clarito. This does not, however, affect this review in any way. This review is my personal and subjective opinion.

Rating

Sound Quality

Build Quality

Comfort

Value

Specifications

  • Driver Unit: 8mm dynamic
  • Rated Impedance: 16 Ohms
  • Frequency Response: 20 – 20000Hz
  • Sensitivity: 108+/-3db
  • Cable: 1.2m
  • Plug: Gold plated 3.5mm (right angle jack)

Who They ARE For

  • Those looking for a cheap upgrade from standard earbuds
  • Those who want to dabble into higher quality audio equipment

Who They Are NOT For

  • Those who are willing to spend more for higher quality
  • Those who are looking for a pair of earphones with a high level of isolation

Rock Jaw Clarito Detailed Review

Below, you'll find our detailed Rock Jaw Clarito review.

Packaging and Accessories

If you've witnessed the packaging of other Rock Jaw headphones (like the Alfa Genus V2), then you won't be surprised by the packaging of the Clarito.

While there's nothing utterly special about the box itself, you get an immediate sense of quality. It's not just some plastic that's thrown together. It's an actual box that is well designed with foam protecting the earphones.

Rock Jaw Clarito packaging

As soon as you've removed the top, you'll find:

  • The Rock Jaw Clarito earphones
  • A shirt clip
  • Three additional silicone tips
  • A soft carrying bag
Contents of the Rock Jaw Clarito

This seems to be the standard accessories that Rock Jaw likes to include. It is, in my opinion, the perfect amount of accessories. It will allow you to find the perfect fit, as well as provide you with the basics for a good earphone experience.

Build Quality and Design

Sitting at a very affordable price, you might expect the Rock Jaw Clarito to be a pair of low-quality earphones.

If this is your assumption, then you couldn't be more wrong.

The Clarito has a tangle-free cable that is thick and sturdy. It does an excellent job of keeping tangles away, but it is slightly difficult to roll up and store in the bag.

While there is a slight amount of cable noise, it can be reduced quite heavily with the proper usage of the shirt clip and having a good fit.

At the end of the cable is a gold plated right-angled 3.5mm jack.

the Rock Jaw Clarito

The housings are made of aluminum, which gives the impression of quality and solidness. They're marked with L and R for left and right respectively.

Even with the thick cable and the aluminum housings, the Clarito is relatively light weight.

The earphones have a simple design. In this case, simple isn't a bad thing at all. As a matter of fact, the Clarito is rather well designed.

The purpose of the Clarito is to serve as an introduction to higher quality headphones. It allows people to throw out their standard earphones and switch to a higher quality pair without breaking the bank.

The build quality is definitely on par with the cost of these earphones — if anything, it over delivers.

Close-up of the Clarito

Comfort, Fit, and Isolation

The light weight, combined with the ability to achieve a very good fit, offers great comfort.

I've personally been wearing these headphones for hours and during long walks without any issues whatsoever.

The downside is that the noise isolation isn't all that good. This means that you'll have to crank up the volume to be able to hear your music properly in noisy environments. Just make sure not to damage your ears.

That seems to be the only downside to the design. In environments with a low level of noise, these are pretty much perfect for such a cheap pair.

Sound Quality

Again, the keyword for these headphones seems to be the price tag. In short, the Clarito has a phenomenal sound quality when considering how little they go for.

That being said, the sound isn't exactly perfect. The mids get slightly neglected due to the slight emphasis on bass.

However, this focus does provide the Clarito with a great bass, but only if you're getting a proper fit. The lowest of the bass tones are perhaps a bit too laid back, while the mid-bass tones come out very well.

I don't recommend listening to these earphones at high volumes, as you'll start hearing quite a bit of hissing.

The highs are sparkly and sound great. They can bring most of my records to life.

The weakest point of the Clarito is the soundstage and instrumental separation. A lot of the music I listened to sounds sort of boxed together. Like there isn't enough space.

Nevertheless, the Clarito offers a much better sound quality and experience than your standard earphones. So if you're looking for a cheap upgrade to your Apple earbuds, then the Rock Jaw Clarito might just be the perfect choice.

Value

If you've come this far, then you know that the strongest point of these earphones is the low price. They offer a phenomenal quality when considering how little they're asking for them. Therefore, the value of the Clarito is very high.

Overall Score

Should I Buy Rock Jaw Clarito?

Before you purchase the Clarito, all you have to consider is whether or not you're willing to pay more. These earphones are definitely a budget pair of headphones, meaning that you get a good quality while having to part with very little money.

Nevertheless, they obviously won't be able to offer the best sound quality. Therefore, if you're willing to part with a slightly higher amount, then the Rock Jaw Alfa Genus V2 might be a better choice.

In short, if you're on a budget, then go for the Clarito. If you're not, then look elsewhere.

Conclusion of Our Rock Jaw Clarito Review

The Rock Jaw Clarito is a pair of budget earphones that offer a phenomenal quality when considering how little they're asking for them.

If you're looking for a cheap option to upgrade to from your standard earbuds (like the Apple earbuds), then the Rock Jaw Clarito is one of the best choices out there.

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