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JVC 900MHZ Wireless Headphones - Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer) by Review Summary ,  Sep 5, 2015

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JVC 900MHZ Wireless Headphones - Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 583 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.5
Returned or considering to return: 8.2%

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Individual Feature Rating
Comfortable4.8   average
Price4.6   average
Range4.4   average
Quality4.3   average
Sound4.3   average
Audio3.9   average
Fit3.9   below average
Volume3.9   average
Music3.8   below average
Reception3.6   below average
Level3.5   below average
Video3.5   below average
Television3.2   below average
Base3.0   below average
Battery3.0   below average
Cover2.9   below average
Charging2.8   below average
Noise2.7   mediocre
Wireless2.5   mediocre
Loud2.3   mediocre
Static2.1   below average


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Amazon

Amazon:
"After carefully following directions and seeking help from the Amazon tech support, all attempts to 'hear' the TV programs failed."
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"VERY disappointed in JVC -- and AMAZON"
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"I was very disappointed because I order almost everything I need from amazon and very seldom I would an issue with their products."
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"Although we had a failure with the first headphones we purchased, Amazon readily replaced the unit and made the return of the defective product painless."
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"Thank you Amazon for a great product you have given me my peace and quiet back again."
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"I love Amazon !"
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"Bought from Amazon in 2007 and Still working well 5 yrs later in 2012 with single set of batteries."
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"Amazon is the place to shop, select, and buy....all with confidence."
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"Very very happy with Amazon & the product."
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Audio

Audio:
".The audio quality was horrible."
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"My tv does not have an audio connection so I was unable to use."
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"That can be frustrating when doing something that doesn't require constant audio stream--like researching things that involve some videos, some audio, or some silence during reading."
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"Good audio"
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"The audio quality is good - when the receiver can stay on station, which it seems incapable of doing for any length of time."
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"I can hear my TV program or movie downstairs and the quality of the audio is wonderful."
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"Very clear, no audio noise, and wireless!"
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"Purchased these looking for even average sound quality simply to have decent audio while not disturbing others either as they work or later in the evening when kids go to bed."
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Base

Base:
"Good sound qulaity by cheaply made and hard to fit securely on charger base."
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"Base station can be hidden behind TV because no line of sight required."
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"The most significant weakness in the design is the electrical contact in the base which allows the headphones to be recharged."
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"The unit power supply connector in base unit was broken on a brand new unit straight out of the box so the Christmas gift was a bit of a let down."
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"The charging base and transmitter are hard to set up to charge the batteries in the set."
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"My final complaint is when the headphones are charging, the base unit shuts off."
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"It was nice while it worked: only for one day.... Then the base would not come on."
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"The only good thing for them is the base."
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"However, the Voice call Page function on base unit is a very good feature that even some much more expensive headphones do not have."
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"The range and sound quality are both quite well (It has deep base that I like.)"
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"good wiay reless unit, if the transmitter base becomes inoperative, it is a throw no repairs are available short warranty"
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Battery

Battery:
"Had to deduct a star because of the extremely frustrating experience installing the batteries."
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"They have designed them so that it is difficult to replace the battery but I have found that if you peel some of the label on the negative end of the rechargable battery then you can use any 1.2v AAA battery."
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")I saw that the customer Pat in Rochester returned the headphones because he though the headphones were out of order after he had put fully charged normal rechargeable batteries in the headphones and experienced the same problems that I came across."
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"On top of the other complaints, I suspect the rechargeable batteries are substandard."
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"The unit WILL work with standard Ni-MH batteries with the following simple fix:Trim the plastic wrapping 1 4 off the bottom (negative side) of the battery just like the original ones are."
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"Best value, great quality but a bear to get the batteries in."
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"Once the batteries are installed it's a great product."
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"Maybe the Sony's have been improved over the last ten years but the reception on these is distortion free and the battery holds a charge extremely well."
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"they were good while they lasted but only 2 months then the battery died"
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"follow the instructions and the batteries are easy to install."
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Charging

Charging:
"The headphone does not fit perfectly in the holder and it's hard to get the headphones on the charging pin."
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"I got worried when I first got them because the manual said to charge for 30 hours before using and there were no other charging times given."
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"My only complaints, so far, is that that wasn't spelled out in the manual and that the charging light doesn't change color when they're fully charged."
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"the headphones dont sit easily on the charge base,its difficult to connect them."
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"Good sound qulaity by cheaply made and hard to fit securely on charger base."
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"The headphones looked good but overall, the design was cheap and putting it on the charging station was a challenge in itself."
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"Maybe the Sony's have been improved over the last ten years but the reception on these is distortion free and the battery holds a charge extremely well."
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"They're easy to charge."
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"So I guess it is a tradeoff between nice sounding and long lasting charge."
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"These are very nice sounding headphones but they don't maintain a charge as long."
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"Charging is easy and efficient."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"Altho the unit was quite comfortable to use, I was very disappointed that the sound only went to a normal conversation level."
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"They are comfortable and the sound is OK although not particularly impressive."
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"The headphones are comfortable and keep the room very nice and quiet."
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"Excellent quality very comfortable very good sound fast delivery get it 5 stars"
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"Great for casual listening, very comfortable, and once you figure out how to change the channel on the transmitter there's little stray interference."
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"Good points: the sound is good and the headphones comfortable."
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"They work great and are comfortable to wear."
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Connection

Connection:
"Drawback is that headphone charger connection could be made differently for a more secure connection while charging...the slightest bump can disconnect it."
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"I ordered extra connections though, because it was not clear to me that the proper connections came with the unit, and it was not necessary."
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"My tv does not have an audio connection so I was unable to use."
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"The device is reasonably good when it works, but the problem was the power connection."
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"Looks like the connection is not very good."
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"No problems with this product at all - Took a little bit of figuring out how to put in the batteries and how to get it connected to the TV but all in all, once it was hooked up it's been great! "
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"Once connected it worked great!"
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"Maybe a simple plug-in would ensure a good connection each time."
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"The device is reasonably good when it works, but the problem was the power connection."
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"The headphone base connection to TV is easy to set up and the package comes with the convertion cord from TV to the base."
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Cover

Cover:
"Too difficult to get the foam ear covers back on it's truly irritating."
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"Getting the right ear cover back on after installing the batterieswas a bit challenging but (hopefully) you won't have to do that very often."
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"the only thing I do not like about it is how hard it is to remove and especially how hard to reattach the cover on the earpiece where the rechargable batteries are (would not take a charge after leaving it in the power mode) but I have put a slit on the cover to make it easier--seems like it should have an elastic around built in to the band holding it in place."
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"Putting the ear cover back on was equally annoying."
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"The only negative part is getting the ear cover back on after you put the batteries in."
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"I have larger ears and can't usually stand anything clamped on them but these are light, soft and cover the ear pretty well."
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"the only thing I do not like about it is how hard it is to remove and especially how hard to reattach the cover on the earpiece where the rechargable batteries are (would not take a charge after leaving it in the power mode) but I have put a slit on the cover to make it easier--seems like it should have an elastic around built in to the band holding it in place."
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"NOTE, to successfully and easily get the ear cover back on, read the directions, they make it very easy."
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"I had NO problem putting the ear cover back on after installing the batteries... just follow the instructions, and don't assume you know it all...."
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"The plastic where the cushion covers has little threaded parts, basically, that are designed to help with gently getting the cover back on in a way that won't stretch and damage the cover cushion, but I find that was still very cumbersome to work with."
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Fit

Fit:
"The headphone does not fit perfectly in the holder and it's hard to get the headphones on the charging pin."
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"Good sound qulaity by cheaply made and hard to fit securely on charger base."
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"The one downside is how they fit onto the charging station as nothing holds them on besides the charging connector which looks kind of like a small tab sticking up connecting the one side - other side flops off."
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"They worked OK, except that they were bulky, not fitting well, and tuning had to be done manually."
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"I prefer my HP headset that fits nice and snug around my ears."
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"Good sound quality, much better fit on earphones and head piece."
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"They are comfortable and fit over the entire ear."
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"Fits my needs perfectly."
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"They fit comfortably, are light weight and the padding is almost totally noise cancelling (from outside interference)."
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Level

Level:
"Headphones have a very loud hiss that cannot be tuned out--volume has to be turned up to an uncomfortable level to drown out the hiss."
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"Altho the unit was quite comfortable to use, I was very disappointed that the sound only went to a normal conversation level."
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"Turning the volume up to an unbearable level will override the noise."
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"While the signal quality is good, the noise level is unacceptable."
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"The noise level and interference is greater than the Sennheiser model."
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"I am able to keep the TV volume at a reasonable level while hearing every word clearly."
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"Allows me to hear the TV with much more clarity than at high volume without the head set while letting everyone else in the room lower the volume to a comfortable level."
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"The sound quality is superb and the adjustable volume level is quite adequate (from muted to quite loud)."
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"At max volume level the volume was good for me (no hearing loss) but no help for my dad."
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Loud

Loud:
"Marriage saver, I got one for my husband because of the loud tv, he liked it so well, I got one so I coule listen to a tv in another room, We just love them, I have suggested them to several women who complain about husband's loud tv."
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"Have problems with how loud I can make it."
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"These are fuzzy sounding, they dont get loud, the sound quality is not clear or robust, and they are bulky."
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"I am getting older and my hearing isn't as good as it used to be, the TV was too loud for my wife."
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"My mom loves them because she can't hear well and she doesn't have to have the tv up so loud that the neighbors can hear."
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"I would recommend them for anyone especially if you have hearing problems and disturb people in your house with loud TV movie experiences it will be worth it."
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"Marriage saver, I got one for my husband because of the loud tv, he liked it so well, I got one so I coule listen to a tv in another room, We just love them, I have suggested them to several women who complain about husband's loud tv."
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"they feel good on head put not loud enogh"
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"These phones do a good job of bringing dialogue 'out front' of the loud and exasperating background noise in so many TV programs these days (I assume they are going for realism, but instead they achieve only annoyance!"
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"I ordered for my husband who always seems to have the tv so loud, I catch myself saying please turn it down!"
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"The sound quality is superb and the adjustable volume level is quite adequate (from muted to quite loud)."
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Music

Music:
"Not too great for any music."
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"From 6 to 12 feet I could still hear the music but the noise was awful -- totally unacceptable."
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"Since she goes to bed earlier than he, he wasn't able to listen to his music played as loudly as he likes it."
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"I use these to listen to TV as well as music."
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"I bought these headphones so I could enjoy music in a quiet environment at work."
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"They work very well, and I am not tethered to my music source."
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"Love listening to music or music videos now with these headphones!"
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"Music sounds wonderful and they have a great sounding bass."
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Noise

Noise:
"did not work well, too much white noise."
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"The distance was better than with an IR setup but the noise factor made it hard to wear for any length of time."
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"Have tried a lot of wireless headphones RCA, Sennheiser,Rocketfish and now these which are horrible the white noise is really bad as well as having to keep hitting the auto scan button every time you turn these on."
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"Initially, ignoring some of the negative reviews suggesting that this thing was an overpriced noisy piece of crap, I ordered it."
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"I hate the noise."
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"It seems like you need to position your head just right to reduce the static noise, annoying!"
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"The noise level and interference is greater than the Sennheiser model."
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"After installing the special batteries, the headphones worked very well for a minute or so then it started to make lots of noise."
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"They fit comfortably over your ears and while cutting out surrounding noises makes the dialog very clear."
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"Have tried a lot of wireless headphones RCA, Sennheiser,Rocketfish and now these which are horrible the white noise is really bad as well as having to keep hitting the auto scan button every time you turn these on."
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"Very clear, no audio noise, and wireless!"
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Price

Price:
"However you don't need to go shopping with them but still I hate when somebody is advertising just to make money."
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"The headphones looked good but overall, the design was cheap and putting it on the charging station was a challenge in itself."
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"Dont hesitate and buy a Sony for the same price you cant go wrong."
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"When you look at the price and value this is hard to beat."
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"For that price, you can't expect perfection."
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"No way to adjust the levels, all you can do is max out the TV volume, but not enough to hear.2) a prominent electronic hum that never stops.3) a charging base that is cheap and poorly designed, so that it is hard to keep the headphones on the electrical contacts to get them charged."
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"well worth the money"
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"Nice headphones for the price"
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"Good value for a good price."
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"works great, great price."
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"Good sound quality at the right price."
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Quality

Quality:
"The quality of the headset was not very good also."
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"Before it died, it experienced every problem you can find listed in the customer comments, every problem stemming from poor design and horrible quality."
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".The audio quality was horrible."
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"Not good quality sound very scratchy would not buy again"
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"Lighter than my older Sony models but doesn't have quite the range or sound quality and may not prove to be as durable."
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"These are fuzzy sounding, they dont get loud, the sound quality is not clear or robust, and they are bulky."
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"Best value, great quality but a bear to get the batteries in."
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"Good sound quality at the right price."
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"Good sound quality, much better fit on earphones and head piece."
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"Excellent quality very comfortable very good sound fast delivery get it 5 stars"
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"Good quality and good service."
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Range

Range:
"The range on these is not very good, filters are not great and CFL bulbs cause static when starting, using a laptop at the same time causes static, and the ad said batteries included but, what it didn't say is that they are not common rechargeables and when they wear out new ones will cost $26!"
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"The description states that it has a 164 foot range, but when used in my house, I start hearing degraded signal about 45-50 feet away through walls and closed doors."
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"It has a very short range reception, plus They made it entirely too hard to install the batteries."
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"Also the range is terrible on mine."
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"I now have these JVC's and the range is good enough I can walk about 70 feet through three rooms + and still get great reception."
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"The range and sound quality are both quite well (It has deep base that I like.)"
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"The sound is average at best, the range is about 5-10 feet and if you have many other wireless devices in the house may cause a lot of interference."
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"The range is great."
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"Good range and clear sound."
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Reception

Reception:
"terrible reception and a lot interference"
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"reception is not very clear."
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"It has a very short range reception, plus They made it entirely too hard to install the batteries."
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"Would not recommend if you want a clear reception."
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"I now have these JVC's and the range is good enough I can walk about 70 feet through three rooms + and still get great reception."
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"They also have good distance reception for those important trips to the frig."
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"Continued humming was the best reception."
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"You would think that a quality brand like JVC would have gone to greater lengths to resolve issues with reception and sound quality, but they certainly didn't make the extra effort with THIS model."
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"It's comfortable, has nice reception quality and you can turn your TV volume off completely."
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Sound

Sound:
"Also, the sound isn't nearly as good as my old pair of Able-Planet."
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"These aren't that good for one you can't adjust the sound it's at one level and one level only then appliances interferes with the sound you here popping noise that's why I bought another pair of headphones that are a good price and sound better than beats."
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"Weak signal causes a interference sound most of the time."
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"Good sound qulaity by cheaply made and hard to fit securely on charger base."
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"Not good quality sound very scratchy would not buy again"
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"Lighter than my older Sony models but doesn't have quite the range or sound quality and may not prove to be as durable."
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"Good sound."
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"2nd time I have bought this device ... the sound is totally independent of the TV, great device in a house with others sleeping."
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"They have good sound, but I don't like the problem I just described"
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"Sound is clear."
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"I haven't heard how they sound, but she is quite happy with them."
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Static

Static:
"they are terrible static all the time and you cannot move your head at all or higher static and bad noise at a high level."
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"Unfortunately with these there is a ton of static interference coming from the treadmill."
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"Excessive static."
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"If i turn my head to either side I get annoying static."
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"The range on these is not very good, filters are not great and CFL bulbs cause static when starting, using a laptop at the same time causes static, and the ad said batteries included but, what it didn't say is that they are not common rechargeables and when they wear out new ones will cost $26!"
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"My main problem with the unit is electrical static picked up from my treadmill and other devices in the room where used."
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"At first I really liked these, but they started to develop a static popping which makes it difficult to hear and stand since it is so in your ear."
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"Both brands are great, but the JVC has less static when moving about."
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"Sound quality is just like the TV and there is no annoying beeping or static when the headphones are searching for the best signal."
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"I took them out, set it up, charged it for the recommended 30 hours (seriously) for the initial charge, and......well......STATIC."
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"Pretty good sound, but does allow some static noise a little too often."
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Television

Television:
"I have been using wireless headphones for over 20 years with various televisions and have yet to have one fail."
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"Watching television in the evening while my wife is asleep is annoying to her, and me as well since I have to keep the television so low that I can't hear it."
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"We use them for television, so I have no reference as to how well they perform in HiFi, but for television viewing they are exactly what we wanted."
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"This product is terrific you can hear your television clearly without disturbing others also the charger is a must the headsets that take batteries only be prepared to put new batteries in constantly I recommend this product highly"
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"I live in an old apartment with thin walls so these were purchased to keep in good standing with the neighbors while watching television."
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"Our family enjoy's comfort from not having to deal with a television sound volume that is required for my hearing lost."
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"Watching television in the evening while my wife is asleep is annoying to her, and me as well since I have to keep the television so low that I can't hear it."
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Video

Video:
"However, I'm disappointed to find that when I use the headphones to watch videos by sitting at my desktop computer, for an unknown reason there is a constant signal noise."
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"So if you plan on using the headphones when watching videos on a desktop computer, it's not a good choice."
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"I was really disappointed in it, I was not expecting great sound, just something to watch my war movies without waking up the baby, but is - definitely - not the answer."
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"I would recommend them for anyone especially if you have hearing problems and disturb people in your house with loud TV movie experiences it will be worth it."
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"They are light enough that small children can wear them comfortably through an entire movie."
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"I'm able to hear a movie like I was at the cinema."
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"Sound quality is great I use them in basement shop,mowing the lawn or just watching a movie when everyone else is sleeping....Price is great and delivery was 3 days sooner than expected."
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"I can hear my TV program or movie downstairs and the quality of the audio is wonderful."
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"These were simple to set up and really good for my father, who likes to watch movies like Die Hard, at full volume."
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Volume

Volume:
"Headphones have a very loud hiss that cannot be tuned out--volume has to be turned up to an uncomfortable level to drown out the hiss."
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"I had been checking in a few product including this one and the sound with my 60 inches tv is poor you have to go up to almost 60 with the volume and still is not that good."
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"I have a hearing problem and this is a great way to help my family with volume control .I've tried 2 other brands and this is the best."
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"Work great and keep the rest of the family from having to suffer from excessive volume on the TV set."
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"She does have trouble finding the volume control so she does have to take them off that is the only negative."
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"Turning the volume up to an unbearable level will override the noise."
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"No more complaining from the other half about volume being too high."
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"Our family enjoy's comfort from not having to deal with a television sound volume that is required for my hearing lost."
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"I am able to keep the TV volume at a reasonable level while hearing every word clearly."
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"I have a hearing problem and this is a great way to help my family with volume control .I've tried 2 other brands and this is the best."
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"I found that if I turn the volume up pretty high on the T. V. and keep the volume on the headset pretty low, I get the best results."
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Wireless

Wireless:
"We have two of these wireless headphones and they are terrible."
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"Not nearly as good as the wireless Sennheiser headphones it replaces.... but less expensive too."
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"I've been using these wireless headphones for a few weeks now and they do work but not as well as I had expected."
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"I have a different set of wireless headphones that work better but are not comfortable to wear! "
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"Have tried a lot of wireless headphones RCA, Sennheiser,Rocketfish and now these which are horrible the white noise is really bad as well as having to keep hitting the auto scan button every time you turn these on."
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"These are the worst wireless headphones i have ever owned."
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"These had decent reviews so I was hopeful they'd work as well as my 10 year old Wal-Mart pair of wireless headphones."
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"The sound is average at best, the range is about 5-10 feet and if you have many other wireless devices in the house may cause a lot of interference."
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"Overall the sound was good for wireless - I was not expecting super great sound like I would get from a wired solution."
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"Excellent wireless headphones form then price."
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"I bought this wireless headphones for my DH, he is very pleased with them."
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