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JVC HARX300 Full-Size Headphones Black by Review Summary ,  Aug 20, 2015

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JVC HARX300 Full-Size Headphones, Black
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 1329 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.2
Returned or considering to return: 1.5%

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Individual Feature Rating
Value5.0   average
Light4.7   above average
Response4.7   above average
Listening4.6   above average
Weight4.6   average
Audio4.5   above average
Comfortable4.5   average
Price4.5   average
Quality4.5   average
Range4.5   average
Music4.4   average
Noise4.4   above average
Sound4.4   average
Fit4.3   average
Durable4.0   below average
Adapter3.9   average
Cable3.9   above average
iPod3.8   average
Plug3.6   average
Size3.5   below average
Volume3.3   below average
Connector2.9   average
Speaker2.5   below average
Plastic1.6   mediocre


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Adapter

Adapter:
"The only thing is that I accidentally broke the adapter that came with it and need to find a replacement."
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"Originally I purchased a cheap adapter so he could use his earbuds, but the adapter was junk."
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"Work Great, and like the plug adapter."
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"I also don't use the adapter, but again perfect for musicians."
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"Long cord with an adapter for 1 4 inch, these are great out of the box headphone."
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"I do appreciate the included 1 4 to 1 8 adapter and relatively long cord."
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"Nice that it comes with the plug adapter."
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Audio

Audio:
"My 7 year old Audio Technica phones have a damaged cord, so I needed a quick replacement set until I can replace the cord."
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"Most of them had poor audio quality or broke after a few months years."
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"The straight audio wire is terrible, it gets caught on everything and because its not springy it feels like it will tear out easily."
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"As far as audio quality goes... these aren't anything exceptional."
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"JVC used to be a good name in audio but these are just unbelievably bad."
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"If any audio professional tells you this is a good product, hire someone else."
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"Bought them to listen to movies on my computer--They work very well for that---Not an audio expert so I can't comment on sound quality."
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"These are great to listen to music and audio books!"
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"Lightweight, comfortable for up to a couple hours, and they have the same audio quality as the $125 Audio-techa's I returned, but maybe I'm just not as discerning as others in that field."
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Budget

Budget:
"The cost of these headphones was well within my budget."
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"Don't hesitate if it's within your budget and enjoy"
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"I would recommend these to any audiophile on a budget."
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"If you are on a tight budget of less than $25 these are the most fantastic pair of headphones that go OVER your ear that you can buy."
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"These are not expensive headphones, but they are really, really excellant and if you need something and are on a budget--I HIGHLY recomend them."
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Cable

Cable:
"My 7 year old Audio Technica phones have a damaged cord, so I needed a quick replacement set until I can replace the cord."
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"The cord is a definite weak point though."
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"Only dissatisfaction is cord isn't long enough, but then you have to improvise, right."
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"My use is at the gym, so the really long cord does me no good."
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"My only complaint is the length of the cord."
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"Unfortunately I could go with a shorter cord and the ability for them to fold up for safe travel, but the description says exactly what these phones seem to be so I can't complain."
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"It would of been nice if the cable that came with this was coiled."
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"Mids and highs are clear as a bell and the cord is plenty long enough for me as I'm using these headphones with my guitar amp as to not annoy my neighbors late at night lol."
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"Long cord and excellent quality."
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"I bought them cause they had a nice long cord for watching tv at night and to my surprised they sounded really good, so i tried them on my computer and i was really surprised they sounded even better."
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"And the longer cord, for the audiophiles, is really fun."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"Not the most comfortable or best sounding headphones ever, but for the price you can't complain."
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"The comfort issue is getting to be more of a problem."
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"great sound only problem they are not too comfortable"
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"Pros:+ Sound+ Durability+ Comfort+ Quality+ PriceNeutral:- SizeAfter going through 4x Sony MDR-V150 headphones over a period of 2 years and witnessing their mediocre durability and comfort firsthand, I decided to upgrade to something better."
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"The plastic they use is extremely weak feeling and I do not feel comfortable taking these headphones to gigs in my bag as they seem like they would break or crack under any pressure."
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"i enjoy these because they are terribly comfortable, i love them for tv and movies so comfy that i can fall asleep with them on...Anytime I let someone use my pair they beg me to keep them!"
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"I love them that much for sound quality, price, and comfort."
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"(R. I. P.)The sound quality is wonderful for the price, they are very comfortable over the ears and not too heavy."
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"...comfortable, decent sound quality."
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"Great Sound and comfortable"
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"These headphones are very comfortable to wear and the sound is great."
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Connector

Connector:
"These have served me well for over 2 years, and ave only recently nearly broken due to my bad treatment of the head of the jack."
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"Only problem it has for me is the pin for the jack is a little loose or small."
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"I jus hate 99% of headphones because manufactures still do nothing about the cables and jack connection weakness!"
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"The metal jack broke in half inside my laptop while plugged inside."
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"This is my fault for not thinking about this but: the plug in jack casing is too big around to connect to my iphone 4s through my Otter Box Commuter Case."
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"I use these on my psp since my iPods headphone jack broke."
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"My cable split by the jack after about a year of heavy use, and thats pretty good for me in this price range."
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"It includes an adapter so you can use the small phono jack or the large phono jack, which is a nice feature."
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"Well, before they see this and jack up the price, buy 'em."
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"Along with an HRT HeadStreamer) The 500s DO sound great with your stock PC Laptop jacks."
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Design

Design:
"the design weakness is the hinge on the top could have been made stronger."
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"And the single-sided cord design is a feature that you can't fully appreciate unless you've had to constantly untangle a pair of headphones with a cord on each side."
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"Very good Noise Cancellation effect even it was not designed for, so it is good to use in a noisy office or airplane.4."
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"Tells me that they sound great, but I could tell that what she liked most was the fit of the over the ear design of these."
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"That being said their design has comfort over looks in mind, they are large and roomy but definitely NOT sleek and sexy."
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"These headphones have very little design, they look just about as good as putting two campbells soup cans to your ears."
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"This part of the design is really good, has padding on top, plenty padding and large enough to fit your ears completely inside the headphone!"
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"Verdict: don't regret purchasing at all, great value for comfort and decent sound, but far from perfect in terms of design and lacking sound isolation"
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Durable

Durable:
"My only complaint is the swivel of the ear pieces is not durable."
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"They are durable, not the best headphones but they get the job done."
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"On the downside, they don't look very durable."
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"They sound great, they cover my elephant ears well, and they are durable."
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"Excellent sound for price, long cord, durable, comfortable."
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"Great sound, very comfortable, and very durable."
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"They have very nice sound and are extremely durable."
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"They are fairly durable as well."
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Fit

Fit:
"Fit snug and unless you have abnormally large ears, these fit over, not on!"
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"The product was very large and did not fit well which led to a lot of outside noise being heard."
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"They fit terribly, and 'fit' isn't even correct."
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"They do not fit good on my ears."
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"They are very light and the earcups are a comfortable fit for my head I've had them for several months and I have had no problem at all."
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"As a note, not a criticism: The headphones do adjust to fit different sized heads, but even on the smallest setting they slide off of my children's heads."
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"Fit over the ears is great and means you can wear them longer without fatigue."
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"They fit my kids, as well as me."
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"Tells me that they sound great, but I could tell that what she liked most was the fit of the over the ear design of these."
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Heavy

Heavy:
"These headphones are extremely bulky, heavy and very uncomfortable."
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"These headphones work great (I am not an expert though, just a music lover), not too heavy, and they are comfortable on my ears."
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"Not super heavy or horribly uncomfortable, but pretty big and awkward."
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"(R. I. P.)The sound quality is wonderful for the price, they are very comfortable over the ears and not too heavy."
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"Lighter weight than they look, blocks outside sound perfectly, clear, even with heavy bass."
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"My cable split by the jack after about a year of heavy use, and thats pretty good for me in this price range."
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"i like the size, very comfortable and not too heavy"
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"Good sounding a little bass heavy but other than that great headphones."
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Light

Light:
"These headphones have a light weird static noise in the background sometimes."
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"PROS:-If you have been using apple earbuds and the like, the sound quality of these will blow you away-Comfortable for long durations of time-Very light, but still sturdy-SOME noise blockage-Decent bass enhancement (if that's what you're looking for)-Literally UNBEATABLE price for the qualityCONS:-Foam padding is a bit stiff, so it doesn't contour to your head as well as some pricier sets-Sound quality still inferior to more expensive sets-Frame entirely built out of light plastic, so probably not as durable as Bose for example, which has metal slidesSo if, like me, you are looking for a pair of over ear headphones for casual use (i. e. studying, relaxing) these are for you!"
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"Light and comfortable to wear like 6 hours."
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"They are very light and the earcups are a comfortable fit for my head I've had them for several months and I have had no problem at all."
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"Soft ear covering, fully adjustable, light weight and comfortable and cancels out the external sounds that you do not want."
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"Really light sounds great just wish it was more portable but GREAT ITEM! "
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"I have not tried them in a loud setting, so not sure how they will do, but for light home use and pod webcasting that are perfect."
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Listening

Listening:
"They will be alright to record AFTER I have the sound exactly right in the 'mix monitors' and NOT depend on these for a final mix...May be ok for occasional listening for someone that doesn't care is it great and is just OK...but that's it...I'm keeping mine to record for general purposes but ALREADY have a pair of KOSS in my 'wish list' ready to buy...Other than that, they look and feel like very nice headphones...."
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"The only thing wrong with this product is that the cord is way to long..but listening to music has never been sooo sweet."
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"These are good for casual use, I would not recommend for long term listening as they are not very comfortable for extended use."
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"(I have heavier and tighter fitting headphones which were not great for longer then 1 hour listening sessions."
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"The only things I would change on this headphone are to add a volume control in the cord and add a pad on the headpiece which can get to be irritating with extended listening."
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"I don't usually give bad reviews, and I know that listening pleasure is purely subjective, sorry JVC, and this is just one opinion out of many, but bygolly I can't find anything good to say about these headphones."
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"However, for the price, these were exactly what I wanted, extremely comfortable, and great for listening."
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"Works great for listening to my TV & computer."
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"I enjoy easy listening and show music and some older artists."
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"The over the ear muffs are comfy and block out extraneous noise for extended listening pleasure."
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Loud

Loud:
"If I can complain about anything, it's that they don't go loud enough!"
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"The next negative is a big one for me, they don't play very loud."
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"Good headphones, very loud, not the best sound ever but acceptable quality,also they are very confortable."
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"My wife is always sending me nasty text messages saying It's too loud!"
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"Its great for the price...Skullcandy headphone wire broke near the jack witch was nearly impossible to fix, found these on radioshack so looked on here.... Im 14 so i aint the most pervessional but its great for me...Great durable cord, fits meh ear, love the swivels on it because i love making music and it helps out, only downside, not as loud as i expected and the bass ain t hardcore like i exprected."
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"Love them they r real loud and the bass is the truth"
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"Works great for me at work to keep me from hearing my open loud mouth eating co worker."
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"They are ok not as loud as I like and the bass is not as loud as I like but these are good for everyday use."
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"They are pretty loud, but are clear."
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"They're decent and the bass is there, however, they just aren't loud enough for me."
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Music

Music:
"I've had problems with ear buds, which provide excellent music, but seem not to stay in my ear canal."
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"If you are getting these to vibrate your ears then get the sony XB headphones because the harx300s could not make your ears feel the music before the nasty distortion."
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"Perhaps the music purist can find fault, but for me they are perfect, not just because the sound is excellent (in my opinion), but especially because they extremely comfortable."
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"The highs aren't very sharp and the lows don't carry very well so don't bother with these for serious music inless you have an equalizer in your audio options on your computer that you can mess with to get it to sound normal."
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"These headphones work great (I am not an expert though, just a music lover), not too heavy, and they are comfortable on my ears."
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"Anything to not have to hear his music and not have him complain is great in my book."
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"I use audiophile grade headphones to listen to music on my stereo, and it's important for me to have good sounding (but cheap and sturdy) headphones for my computer."
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"Music sounds wonderful."
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"They are very comfortable to listen to music or to wear while watching tv."
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"She needed something comfortable and cheap for soap operas music and these were exactly what she wanted."
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"I listen to music and watch videos and the headphones work wonderful."
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Noise

Noise:
"The product was very large and did not fit well which led to a lot of outside noise being heard."
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"Sound quality is excellent, and it isolates external sounds very well (I needed external sound isolation from certain irritating noises in my lab, specially at lunch time)."
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"the noise cancelling isn't so great but the sound is good."
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"These headphones have a light weird static noise in the background sometimes."
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"The only problem that the outside noise is not eliminated so I do not think this headphones would be beneficial in noisy places such as flights - I never tried though."
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"They cover most people's ears but are not very noise isolating and the bass is not good."
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"People can still get my attention but it makes it easier to ignore the background noise."
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"the comfort was great for both and so was the suppression of outside noise."
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"We use these to listen to the tv, with these you can hear very well and they block noise reasonably."
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"The headphones have great sound, block outside noise well and are very comfortable - my ears are not smashed."
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"Great sound,comfortable and shuts out a lot of the outside noise."
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Plastic

Plastic:
"Headband is hard plastic, not comfortable after a while."
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"Piece of junk, it only lasted like a year and some plastic parts began to torn apart because of the tiny screws that support the headphones to the head-set."
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"The plastic they use is extremely weak feeling and I do not feel comfortable taking these headphones to gigs in my bag as they seem like they would break or crack under any pressure."
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"I just dislike the plastic its made out of and the wire is like 4feet long but the quality of them is good."
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"The overall structure frame of the headphones is made of plastic and doesn't seem very durable."
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"the main disadvantage is that the frame is cheap plastic but other than that they are a great buy!"
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"Despite being made almost exclusively of plastic, these sound-emitting devices are suprisingly durable and can withstand much more mishandling than the MDR-V150s."
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"the main disadvantage is that the frame is cheap plastic but other than that they are a great buy!"
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"That plastic does have its advantage though: since it splits on the top, you can wear a hat with them, with the little top button thing in between the plastic pieces."
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"Comes in a plastic factory box nicely package."
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"The fault is they are pretty flimsy and all plastic."
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Plug

Plug:
"The plug broke on it in about the same time frame."
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"The plug broke within a few months, so I bought another."
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"This is my fault for not thinking about this but: the plug in jack casing is too big around to connect to my iphone 4s through my Otter Box Commuter Case."
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"Sound quality is above what you would expect for the price range, however they can be bulky, and rather uncomfortable if you wear glasses, (have to take them off) the plug is nice and bulky which is good because it is very well insulated, no buzzing noise if you use while charging phone."
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"The sound is pretty decent on these but unfortunately the plug was slightly loose and the sound can cut out--that can be a problem."
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"They finally went the other day when I accidently broke the plug in trying to straighten the bend."
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"Work Great, and like the plug adapter."
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"It makes it easy to plug into my CPU from several feet away and still have enough cable to move around a little bit."
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"i got these headphones a couple of years ago they have great sound quality however the plug did break off in my ipod after a few months"
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"I also wanted a pair that had a longer cord than just the standard like 2-3 foot cord & this set has a nice long cord for the headphones so I an plug them into my home stereo & listen to the music myself without disturbing anyone else & I can still sit at my desk & get some work done."
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"Sound quality is above what you would expect for the price range, however they can be bulky, and rather uncomfortable if you wear glasses, (have to take them off) the plug is nice and bulky which is good because it is very well insulated, no buzzing noise if you use while charging phone."
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Price

Price:
"Worth a buy if you're just looking for a cheap pair of headphones, but I would not recommend it for someone looking for high quality."
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"I like them alot, hard to beat for the money."
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"The sound is fine for the price, but these aren't particularly durable."
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"Not the most comfortable or best sounding headphones ever, but for the price you can't complain."
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"Material feels cheap and flimsy."
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"For the price you cant go wrong."
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"I love these headphones, great quality for the price! "
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"For the price these are amazing headphones."
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"I love them that much for sound quality, price, and comfort."
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"Great sound for the price!"
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"I use audiophile grade headphones to listen to music on my stereo, and it's important for me to have good sounding (but cheap and sturdy) headphones for my computer."
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Quality

Quality:
"Also, for sound quality is not the best."
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"Worth a buy if you're just looking for a cheap pair of headphones, but I would not recommend it for someone looking for high quality."
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"If you are hoping for a $200 headphone quality sound, you won't be able to find that with this headphone."
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"Padding is awful on the head, sound bleeds out of the right earcup, sound quality is subpar, not very comfortable."
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"I might not be the best person to talk about sound quality since I've only owned two sets of headphones in my life."
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"Anyway, the sound quality of these $20-25 JVC headphones is obviously not as good as the $130 Audiotechinca."
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"I love these headphones, great quality for the price! "
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"Very well made, sound quality is very good."
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"I love them that much for sound quality, price, and comfort."
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"Long cord and excellent quality."
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"(R. I. P.)The sound quality is wonderful for the price, they are very comfortable over the ears and not too heavy."
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Response

Response:
"Bass response is not that great."
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"Sounds great and has plenty of bass response."
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"Fabulous frequency response."
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"The headphones I purchased provided data on their dynamic response that guided me in selecting a headphone that would provide enjoyable music yet not waste my money ."
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"Good bass response."
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"otherwise these phones work just fine, good response as advertized and love the over the ear snug fit, just exactly what we were looking for, thanks again."
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Size

Size:
"The one drawback is that, because these phones are full size, the make you look like a space cadet in a rocket ship to planet Krypton! "
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"Only problem it has for me is the pin for the jack is a little loose or small."
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"I'm not small and I think my head is of at least average size, so this might not be the best model for small-boned people and children."
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"The only negative is the size and weight."
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"But I made a small mistake about a year ago."
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"Overall if i could do it again I would get a different pair just because of the size and the excessive length of the chord."
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"i like the size, very comfortable and not too heavy"
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"I like the JVC Harx300 Full Size Headphones Black and I also liked the shipping & handling that was carry out the Amazon."
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"I love the size and shape of the head phone but the wires are so very easy to damage even with being extremely careful."
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"These headphones are superior to the MDR-V150 in every area except size, which is a small price to pay to acquire better specifications."
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"Only drawback for me: I've got a big head and the full extension is not quite big enough to fit over a small cap and still fit comfortably over the ears."
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Sound

Sound:
"Also, for sound quality is not the best."
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"It was so good, I thought it was broken at first -- as in, I thought the sound was still coming out of the speakers on my digital piano."
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"The sound is fine for the price, but these aren't particularly durable."
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"If you are hoping for a $200 headphone quality sound, you won't be able to find that with this headphone."
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"Not the most comfortable or best sounding headphones ever, but for the price you can't complain."
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"Absolutely the worst sounding headphones I've ever heard in my life."
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"A musician friend said that for good headphone sound to blast the sound through the phones (while NOT wearing them) to break them in...and should result in great sounding headphones."
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"Sounds great and has plenty of bass response."
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"Sounds good."
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Speaker

Speaker:
"One of the speakers has nearly broken because of it."
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"If you're used to nice speakers headphones and are expecting these to sound amazing you'll be disappointed."
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"The plastic piece that stops the speaker from spinning too far broke, and I suspect eventually I'll need to glue the speaker, to keep it from falling off."
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"The hard flat speaker itself presses painfully and immediately on your ear before the pads can cushion anything."
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"Have have had them for 2 years great for one year but after the cable started to come out of the speaker and started to get all fuzzy the sound was terrible after that"
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"If you're used to nice speakers headphones and are expecting these to sound amazing you'll be disappointed."
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"Best speakers available in the price range."
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"They only invented the micro speaker along with some VERY nice Executive Stereos awhile back."
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"I have harmon kardon speakers on my laptop, which are pretty good speakers, and after using the headphones my speakers almost sound bad by comparison."
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Value

Value:
"Excellent value for the money."
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"great value"
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"Very good value."
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"Given the cost of these headphones, they're an excellent value and really decent product."
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"Over all I think for the value they bring, it's a good deal for the price."
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Volume

Volume:
"They're a bit simplistic, of course (someone mentioned no innate volume control, definitely a valid criticism), but I think they're wonderful and I would recommend any of JVC's gear to someone looking for a great set of headphones that don't break the bank."
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"Muddy mids, scratchy highs, terrible volume."
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"Fairly decent sound, but no volume control, which was disappointing."
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"I would have purchased a set of Headphones with a volume control if I knew... That is my fault, but with a volume control switch I would have rated them 5 Stars."
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"I was pretty disappointed at how far the volume dropped with these."
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"The volume and bass are perfect."
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"Tried them after getting the RCA hook ups last night while watching a movie that I currently had the volume up to about 80 on my Vizio and with these I took the volume down to 8 and the sound was amazing!"
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"They are also really efficient, achieving louder than necessary volume with my LG G2 phone and Sansa Fuse portable."
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"When playing music through the headphones, sound does bleed into the room (not ideal for high quality recording), especially if the headphone volume is pretty high."
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Weight

Weight:
"The only negative is the size and weight."
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"These headphones are a little bit lightweight but that's about all I don't love about them."
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"You could call it lightweight, you could call it flimsy, but for the price its about right."
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"Lighter weight than they look, blocks outside sound perfectly, clear, even with heavy bass."
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"A surprising pro is just how lightweight and straight up comfortable they are, you could actually forget you are wearing these, I have a big head and they fit quite nicely."
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"Soft ear covering, fully adjustable, light weight and comfortable and cancels out the external sounds that you do not want."
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"They are lightweight and fit comfortably."
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"These headphones are comfortable, lightweight, and have great sound."
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iPod

iPod:
"I use these on my psp since my iPods headphone jack broke."
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"Hooked to ipod not as good.....but overall not to bad for the price......much better than ear buds....but a bit bulkyer...."
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"so, I bought these as a replacement for my broken ipod earphones... they are really good for the price... after listening for a while the sound quality gets better."
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"Even though these have 70 ohms, they still sound really good on my iPod - with a flat EQ, or EQ off."
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"Comfort 5 stars,sound quality 2or3 stars, durability ,so far so good,aren't very loud, with iPod ,could be volume settings, but was expecting better sound from JVC, because of past experiences."
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"My ipod can't either, but my ipod was never the problem because my old headphone played it well."
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"I set the EQ on my iPod Classic to treble boost and I'm quite pleased."
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