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JVC HARX900 High-Grade Full-Size Headphone by Review Summary ,  Sep 9, 2015

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JVC HARX900 High-Grade Full-Size Headphone
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 293 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.4
Returned or considering to return: 3.1%

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Individual Feature Rating
Fit5.0   above average
Heavy4.7   above average
Quality4.7   above average
Noise4.6   above average
Price4.6   average
Audio4.5   above average
Comfortable4.5   average
Listening4.5   above average
Headphone4.3   average
Sound4.3   average
Value4.3   below average
Loud4.2   average
Cable4.1   above average
Music4.1   average
Size4.0   average
Range3.9   below average
Headset3.3   below average
Speaker3.1   below average


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Audio

Audio:
"These aren't quite as good as a pair of Audio Technica ATH-900 that I have, but then they're less than a third of the cost, so for the price, these JVCs are just amazing."
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"I would NOT recommend them to someone looking for serious audio gear."
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"They're loud (I assume on any decent PCI sound card), but not too loud and far from the edge through onboard audio (although I believe I have a decent onboard audio chip on my X99 classified mothrboard, but I don't think it's a match for any modern discrete sound card out there).COMFORT - I have a normal size head, so they're fine and comfy for me."
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"i bought them on sale after reading about them winning an audio magazine shoot-out of under $100 headphones."
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"Surprisingly great, was recommended them by a friend and was greatly surprised when despite being only $70 they could easily pass as $200 headphones as far as audio quality is concerned."
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"Eventually the right ear lost it's audio and only the left ear was able to produce any sound."
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Cable

Cable:
"2 downsides that I found were that they were very bulky, and the 11.5 foot-ish cord does sometimes get in the way."
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"The minuses------------ Cable not detachable- Bass not great as a few users have reported- I've heard of long burn in times."
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"if you have a big head theyll fit greatEXTREMELY comfortablecons: little big11.5 feet cord makes it hard to transport."
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"The only complaint I have is that the cord is way too long, as in probably around 3 feet (possibly more) long, which proves to be a nuissance when not sitting in one spot."
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"It is, though, a pretty thick cable so it probably has some fiber wound in it to make it hard to break."
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"Love the long cord."
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"The cord is nice and long, the cups fit all the way over my ears...and again, GREAT sound."
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"The cord is more than long enough (a coiled cord would have been nice), and it includes a 1 4 adapter."
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"The cord is more than long enough for what I need it for, and is easily coiled up to tuck away."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"I've had them a week and probably had them running about 80 hours now, so I'm hoping some amount of burn-in has taken place (although I've noticed none, truthfully).Pros:- big, handsome set of phones- comfortable- if you can work an EQ, there's some nice bass response hidden in these things- with some EQ, they're *fine*Cons:- Somewhere between 150-300k is a miserable bass low-mid hump."
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"I also like to be comfortable while enjoying my music, and I would be a little bit disappointed in these if I had not found them at a deeply discounted price on a used, like new, deal."
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"I also found that while the outside is nice and comfortable, the actual inside of the headphones (where the speakers are) can be painful if your ears go that far in."
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"In conclusion, it's still pretty darn comfortable, but it can also be extremely painful with glasses."
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"I MUST SAY, these headphones are down right comfortable BUT, as far as sound quality, they are not as good as most reviews say or even the JVC sight itself."
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"The comfort is the only problem I do have with these, I have large ears so maybe that's the case but after a couple of hours (1-2) I have to take them off, they start bothering my ears."
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"Great head phones for the price and they are very Comfortable."
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"The sound is pretty good and they are comfortable."
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"I've had them a week and probably had them running about 80 hours now, so I'm hoping some amount of burn-in has taken place (although I've noticed none, truthfully).Pros:- big, handsome set of phones- comfortable- if you can work an EQ, there's some nice bass response hidden in these things- with some EQ, they're *fine*Cons:- Somewhere between 150-300k is a miserable bass low-mid hump."
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"Wonderful quality, comfort, and very soundproof from others."
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"Really great sound quality and comfort for the price."
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Fit

Fit:
"I have a big head and these fit comfortably on my head."
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"The cord is nice and long, the cups fit all the way over my ears...and again, GREAT sound."
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"Also a word about comfort and fit: These are very large headphones which fit my large head and ears very comfortably."
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"They fit very well over my ears and sound absolutely perfect for my electronic music and heavy metal."
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Headphone

Headphone:
"These jvc headphones would probably not work well for the aforementioned purpose."
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"So these headphones are good, very good, but not perfect and not for everybody."
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"Good sound, big enough to wear, but because I'm sensitive to fatiguing headphones, the original pads caused some discomfort from getting too warm."
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"I have no idea why everyone else seems to love these things, but they are quite possibly the worst sounding headphones I've heard in any price range."
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"I'm going to differ with the many glowing reviews here, and say that these JVC headphones are almost unbearable right out of the box, but can easily be modified to be very good."
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"I use volume level 13, my other Headphones, I have to use 16.I give them 3 stars, because they're UNCOMFORTABLE!"
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"I'm one of those people who get headaches easily from headphones being to tight, but these were super light on the sides of my head."
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"MOVIES&GAMES; - Once again, these headphones do need an extra kick for a good bass, so if you have it, then you're all set and I can tell that they'll do fine for movies and games."
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"These headphones (JVC HARX900) do very good job on highs and mids, but for good bass it needs a serious kick from a decent grade receiver (wich in my case is Yamaha R-S300) or a stereo."
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"If you've got an analog receiver or a headphone amp (ideally w some EQ carving) then maybe you'll be able to drive these cans to sound nice, but otherwise they're muddy and boring."
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"i bought them on sale after reading about them winning an audio magazine shoot-out of under $100 headphones."
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Headset

Headset:
"If you have a smallish head like myself, unfortunately, you will find it somewhat difficult to get the headset tight enough to not slip around."
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"I dropped my old headsets and they broke."
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"Only downside is no volume control in line or on the headset."
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"The main reason I bought these was that I was sick of cheap gaming headsets that broke easily."
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"Pros: Sound quality for music movies is much better than all my previous gaming headsets Price is amazing."
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"I used to use a gaming headset and was very pleased to get such great sound from a relatively inexpensive headphones."
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"Almost no different from my now broken headset, Beats by Dre Studio."
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"Minus the bass this headset is just as good as $300 Beats by Dre Studio."
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"The adjustable features allow the headset to fit quite comfortably."
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Heavy

Heavy:
"The JVC HARX900s are by far the largest and best constructed but they don't feel heavy or uncomfortable on my head and I can wear them for several hours at a time."
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"The headphones are somewhat heavy but not necessarily uncomfortable."
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"Crystal clear sound, not too heavy."
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"They fit very well over my ears and sound absolutely perfect for my electronic music and heavy metal."
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"I think it's great for all except bass heavy music."
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"a little heavy but well worth it JVC makes great stuff!"
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Listening

Listening:
"Suffice it to say I get sick of listening to music much sooner than these get uncomfortable)+Closed so you won't bother your neighbors as much as open headphonesCons:-Needs to be modded (only tool required is a small flathead screwdriver) to unleash full potential-A little unbalanced - I've noticed that the headphones have slightly different response at different frequencies."
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"First, I am not an audiophile, but I do love listening to various forms of music."
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"These are very comfortable but I'm returning these because I just can't see listening to them without being constantly disappointed."
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"Well, l took the plunge and bought the JVC RX900 headphones and am sitting here right now listening to some good slow blues and I'm finding the sound quality to be very enjoyable."
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"I enjoy listening to all different genres of music with the X900s."
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"Very good for general music listening!"
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"My wife did tell my however that she can certainly hear what I'm listening too so they don't keep the sound in very well."
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Loud

Loud:
"Sound is decent for the price, not very good for deep or loud bass."
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"My sound card is not all that powerful, so I was not able to drive them as loud as I can some other headphones."
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"They're loud (I assume on any decent PCI sound card), but not too loud and far from the edge through onboard audio (although I believe I have a decent onboard audio chip on my X99 classified mothrboard, but I don't think it's a match for any modern discrete sound card out there).COMFORT - I have a normal size head, so they're fine and comfy for me."
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"The bass is good, and the sound rich and deep, not just loud."
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"Everything is loud and clear with these headphones and I hereby highly recommend them to anyone for home use*."
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"But they are pretty loud at the moment."
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Music

Music:
"I also like to be comfortable while enjoying my music, and I would be a little bit disappointed in these if I had not found them at a deeply discounted price on a used, like new, deal."
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"Not just for movie, they are great for general music."
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"Out of these headphones, I heard parts of my favorite music that I've never heard before because I've always had crappy headphones."
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"After the Break In Period:I broke these in by playing music ranging from classical to metal and even some hard and heavy dubstep."
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"Suffice it to say I get sick of listening to music much sooner than these get uncomfortable)+Closed so you won't bother your neighbors as much as open headphonesCons:-Needs to be modded (only tool required is a small flathead screwdriver) to unleash full potential-A little unbalanced - I've noticed that the headphones have slightly different response at different frequencies."
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"They won't sound their best until you play some music through them."
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"MUSIC - Well, this is a tricky one..."
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"Great music sound quality as it sounds like 200 dollar headphones."
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"I also like to be comfortable while enjoying my music, and I would be a little bit disappointed in these if I had not found them at a deeply discounted price on a used, like new, deal."
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"If you like rock at a high volume, or want to hear the high notes in opera or classical music these headphones are amazing! "
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"In hard rock the electric guitar does not distort even at a higher volume which it does in the Samson CH700.If you intend to watch videos of movies or documentaries online and occasional pop or rock music the Samson CH700 are good."
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Noise

Noise:
"EQ is weak and noise cancellation is not the best."
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"Had crappy ear buds, then had an inexpensive crappy Sony noise cancelling pair with lots of annoying intermittent cell-phone interference."
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"I have a pair of 20 or 30 dollar earbuds, the type that fit snugly in your ears as would a pair of earplugs, therefore canceling a good deal of background noise."
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"The substantial padding really blocks exterior noise reasonably as well, so I would suggest these if you need something to help you focus and block outside sound."
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"- treble (after a quick and easy mod - removing some felt behind the plastic lense cap) is somewhat clear but eventually you'll interpret it as noisy."
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"I got these headphones because I wanted better audio quality and more noise reduction, on those fronts I was totally satisfied."
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", great for blocking outside noise, fine build quality, amazing price!"
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Price

Price:
"I also like to be comfortable while enjoying my music, and I would be a little bit disappointed in these if I had not found them at a deeply discounted price on a used, like new, deal."
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"I have no idea why everyone else seems to love these things, but they are quite possibly the worst sounding headphones I've heard in any price range."
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"Bass:The sound is great for the price but the bass isn't that great."
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"Sound is decent for the price, not very good for deep or loud bass."
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"Had crappy ear buds, then had an inexpensive crappy Sony noise cancelling pair with lots of annoying intermittent cell-phone interference."
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"First I looked at Koss products and really didn't see any with great reviews for $100 and under, my price range."
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"The sound is great for the price."
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"Great sound well worth the money"
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"Great head phones for the price and they are very Comfortable."
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"I'll likely hang onto them because they were affordable enough and I do think they're comfortable."
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"You get a very decent headphone for the price."
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Quality

Quality:
"I MUST SAY, these headphones are down right comfortable BUT, as far as sound quality, they are not as good as most reviews say or even the JVC sight itself."
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"I was disappointed to hear such poor quality sound."
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"However, upon receiving the headphones I was disappointed: the sound quality was average."
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"While the headphones feel as if they have a decent build quality overall, this terrible lapse of quality was enough for me to justifying the product two stars."
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"I don't think any type of mod will I attempt on any of these JVC headphones, why mess with the pure quality sound that these units provide as-is?"
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"I am certainly not an audiophile, at least not in the sense that I would pay big $$ for perfection in terms of sound quality."
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"Sound and build quality are excellent."
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"Sound quality is amazing."
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"Wonderful quality, comfort, and very soundproof from others."
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"Surprisingly great, was recommended them by a friend and was greatly surprised when despite being only $70 they could easily pass as $200 headphones as far as audio quality is concerned."
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Range

Range:
"I have no idea why everyone else seems to love these things, but they are quite possibly the worst sounding headphones I've heard in any price range."
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"Wonderful full sound reproduction with tight punchy lows that are not muffled and a well balanced mid and high range."
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"First I looked at Koss products and really didn't see any with great reviews for $100 and under, my price range."
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"Best headphones in it's price range, and probably more."
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"Beautiful, full range, even toned sound."
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"Nice wide range, great bass frequency and great mid and highs."
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"Pretty safe to skip the whole $40-$100 range for cans."
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"Fantastic broad range frequency response, and very comfortable on the head and ears."
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Response

Response:
"I've had them a week and probably had them running about 80 hours now, so I'm hoping some amount of burn-in has taken place (although I've noticed none, truthfully).Pros:- big, handsome set of phones- comfortable- if you can work an EQ, there's some nice bass response hidden in these things- with some EQ, they're *fine*Cons:- Somewhere between 150-300k is a miserable bass low-mid hump."
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"When I wrote to them, asking for the address of a repair facility, stating that I was willing to pay for repair and return shipping, JVC's response was Physical damage automatically voids the warranty, and I clearly voided my warranty by damaging them!"
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"Cons:* Frequency response isn't as good as I had expected after reading the reviews."
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"I've had them a week and probably had them running about 80 hours now, so I'm hoping some amount of burn-in has taken place (although I've noticed none, truthfully).Pros:- big, handsome set of phones- comfortable- if you can work an EQ, there's some nice bass response hidden in these things- with some EQ, they're *fine*Cons:- Somewhere between 150-300k is a miserable bass low-mid hump."
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"These sound like they have a nice flat frequency response curve, better than other headphones I have tried."
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"Has a great low end response but need to use an EQ frequently to bring it the level I want it."
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"Excellent frequency response."
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"Fantastic broad range frequency response, and very comfortable on the head and ears."
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Size

Size:
"Overall I still really like the headphones, despite their size and excessive cording."
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"One drawback is that they are big and kind of goofy looking because of their size...so I never wore them out of the house."
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"The only slight downside some may have is the size."
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"They're loud (I assume on any decent PCI sound card), but not too loud and far from the edge through onboard audio (although I believe I have a decent onboard audio chip on my X99 classified mothrboard, but I don't think it's a match for any modern discrete sound card out there).COMFORT - I have a normal size head, so they're fine and comfy for me."
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"This can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on the size and shape of your head."
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"The bass is nice (After i removed the small piece of cloth that enhanced the basS or whatever.)"
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"I like the QC15 for flights (noise cancellation excellent but adds distortion), HARX900 for home office (good sound and very comfortable but very clunky), V6 for on-the-go (best all-round phones - small, excellent sound, less comfortable than HARX900)."
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"In fact, for their size, I am amazed how light they feel on your head."
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Sound

Sound:
"I have no idea why everyone else seems to love these things, but they are quite possibly the worst sounding headphones I've heard in any price range."
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"I was tempted to try modding these, as one of the other reviewers on here suggested - but I decided after listening to them that no amount of modification would fix the fundamentally terrible sound reproduction."
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"The sound is muted and overall not that impressive."
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"Bass:The sound is great for the price but the bass isn't that great."
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"Sound is decent for the price, not very good for deep or loud bass."
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"Don't get me wrong, I just didn't do my homework, these are great headphones and they sound great, but one needs a quiet environment to appreciate them."
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"I am certainly not an audiophile, at least not in the sense that I would pay big $$ for perfection in terms of sound quality."
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"I got these for gaming, and they sound awesome and are super comfortable."
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"They're loud (I assume on any decent PCI sound card), but not too loud and far from the edge through onboard audio (although I believe I have a decent onboard audio chip on my X99 classified mothrboard, but I don't think it's a match for any modern discrete sound card out there).COMFORT - I have a normal size head, so they're fine and comfy for me."
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"When I tried to connect the headphones directly to the sound card on my PC(SoundBlaster ZxR), I got a good result, but not excellent."
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Speaker

Speaker:
"Right speaker was dead out of the box."
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"I took the ear padding off the HARX900 to get at the JVC's ridiculous speaker plastic acoustic lens cover piece that covers and impedes the mid range and high frequencies."
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"I also found that while the outside is nice and comfortable, the actual inside of the headphones (where the speakers are) can be painful if your ears go that far in."
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"However, I've broken in hundreds of headphones and speakers for clients, and frankly, everything sounds crappy out of the package."
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"Trust me, just do it so you can hear what's wrong with most speakers more easily."
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"Left speaker sounded pretty awesome out of the box."
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"Certainly as good as any speaker I've heard."
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"It is also worth mentioning that while these headphones are over-ear, they let out so much sound that they may as well be used as speakers."
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"I also found that while the outside is nice and comfortable, the actual inside of the headphones (where the speakers are) can be painful if your ears go that far in."
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"Here's an update: Yes I do notice the sound does get better with more use, I hear sounds from movies and T. V. shows I watch on DVD that can't be heard from the external speaker system, and I've got a good one to."
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Value

Value:
"All in all, these headphones are a fabulous value, and I can't recommend them highly enough."
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"Simply not good value for money."
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"Good headphones and I feel I received great value for my money and will probably enjoy them for years to come."
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"If you value good sound, buy something else - anything else."
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"Trully a great value."
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"Excellent value."
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"Good value!"
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