Excellent sound quality, good bass reproduction, and a comfortable fit combine in this model to earn our highest overall marks.
The well-designed ring port structure funnels sound to the ear to provide loud, quality sound. The 50-millimeter driver offers some of the best bass reproduction available from comparable headphones without distortion. Sound quality is also enhanced by the gold-plated connector, and an adapter for larger ports is included. The wide-head pad is thick enough to sit comfortably on the ears of most users.
The headband on this model does not adjust very far, which may make this a tight fit for some users who require a larger headband.
This over-ear model offers superior comfort for long periods of use while offering good sound quality and bass reproduction.
Padding on the earpieces is designed to reduce pressure on the ears, reducing discomfort that develops over hours of use. The cushioned headband also adds to user comfort during long listening periods. With an upper limit of 100 decibels, the headphones are loud enough for most users, and the 40-millimeter driver is large enough to give quality bass reproduction with no distortion at normal volumes.
The lack of noise-cancelling technology means users may hear more outside sounds than some over-ear headphones.
The sound quality and bass reproduction are good, and the easy to use microphone makes this a good option for users who need headphones for gaming or smartphone use.
Headphones fold up for easy portability. Headband can be adjusted to the desired size. Sound quality is adequate, especially for users who like to hear the bass in their music, as the 30-millimeter driver and Deep Bass technology combine to offer clear bass reproduction with little distortion. When connected to a gaming PC or smartphone, the microphone can be operated with a 1-touch remote while providing clear 2-way communication.
Some users report that the audio cord can fray quickly with frequent use.
This model offers sound and bass quality comparable to similar models with good comfort over short periods, making this a good option for users who do not need a set to use for long periods.
Decibel level compares to similar JVC models. 40-millimeter driver offers good bass sound. Sound quality matches that of some higher priced models. The padding on these headphones is not quite as thick as on some other models, but it is adequately comfortable for shorter periods of time. The adjustable headband is durable and fits the desired size of most users.
The high-quality bass reproduction on this model can tend to overwhelm the mids and treble on some types of music.
The sound quality is adequate and comparable to similar models, but it is the superior portability of this model that earns it a spot on our list.
The 30-millimeter driver offers little distortion at normal volume levels and is surprisingly loud for headphones this size. With a design that allows the unit to be folded, and one of the most lightweight models in JVC's line, this model offers excellent portability. Padding on the headphones and the headband make this unit comfortable enough for moderate periods of use.
The bass reproduction is not as clear on this model as some others, so users who need headphones which optimize bass sound may prefer a different model.
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JVC is a trusted electronics brand, so it’s no surprise that their headphones are reliable and have rich sound. Their drivers are known for their deep bass sounds, which can sometimes be too powerful but are great if you’re looking for bass. Most of their headphones feature adjustable headphones that adapt easily to a range of head sizes and shapes. With wireless earbuds and traditional headphones, over-ear headphones, and on-ear headphones, it’s easy to find a pair that fits your lifestyle and needs. JVC headphones are moderately to low-priced despite their great sound quality, making them a popular choice for many consumers.
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