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JVC Flats Review


So, I wanted to start reviewing something other than in-ear headphones, and this is my second on-ear headphones review. I also bought these as I found out the hard way, that a high use of in-ear headphones can cause ear pain, no matter how comfortable they may be.

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The Sound:

At first, it was a little difficult to get used to on-ear headphones as I almost never use them. So I was a little disappointed in the sound at first. I thought it was horrible. But then, as I got used to the different profile of on-ear headphones, I became impressed with the sound quality. I’m not saying that it was great, but for the price range ($10-20) the sound was pretty good.

I think that it has a little trouble with the highs, and the bass isn’t that powerful, but these headphones are a nice average pair, and you would have to pay 2-3 times the price to get a better sound.

The Design:

These headphones have a nice design, I wouldn’t be embarrassed to wear them. They come in several different colors, meant to match all the iPod colors, but I chose the black. They have a nice glossy finish on the earpieces, and the headband is not uncomfortable. They are nice and light, without feeling too cheap.

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One of the nice features of these headphones is the swivel hinge on the earpieces that allow them to twist flat. That way you can store them easier and safer. Additionally, being able to twist to fit perfectly on your ears adds to the comfort of the earpieces. The earpieces have a nice sized cushion, and I found it to be pretty comfortable, unless I used them for a long time, then my ears started to hurt.

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Conclusion:

These are a nice pair of headphones for the price. I didn’t mind shelling out somewhere in between $10-20 for these small headphones. I would recommend them if you can’t afford anything more than $20. If you can afford something more, there is a lot out there.

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Posted by on November 26, 2011 in JVC, Over the Ear Headphones, Uncategorized

 

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JVC Air Cushion Review

JVC Air Cushion Review

It was suggested that I review these headphones, so, here is the review. At first I was a little skeptical, as I had been disappointed in JVC before, but after the first time I heard these, I was surprised. But after prolonged listening, a bomb dropped.

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The Sound:

First off, I was blown away by the bass on these headphones. I think that kind of distracted me from the lack of powerful enough midrange. So, after adjusting the EQ my Rockboxed Clip+, I finally got it to where these headphones sounded the best. So I used them like this for a couple days. It didn’t take long though for the bomb to drop. After a short amount of time using them, my ears would start to hurt. Now I am talking about sound here, so it was my inner ear that hurt. The problem was the piercing highs. I kept trying to adjust the EQ, but I could never get them to lose that piercing quality.

So in conclusion, the bass was awesome, the midrange was very poor, and the highs were too shrill.

The Design:

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The design of these headphones is very unique. It has an actual “air cushion” on the opposite side of the headphones as the earpiece. This air cushion is basically a hollowed out piece of silicone, that adds some cushion to the headphones. I found that the air cushion also helped to hold the headphones in my ears. The one problem with the air cushion is that it collects dust and earwax, which is kind of gross.

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The headphones also had a nice low profile. And what I mean by low profile is you could have something pressing on the headphones from the outside, such as a hat, helmet strap, pillow, and there would be no adverse affect on comfort and sound. I especially look for this in all in-earbuds.

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The cable is a standard plastic or silicone covered cable, which is highly conducive to tangling. I prefer a cloth covered cable, which is much easier to handle. I did appreciate that it was a solid cable up until it splits for the earbuds. I also like that it came with a cable clip to clip onto clothing.

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These headphones come with three different size silicone ear tips, and as a bonus, they come with a pair of memory foam ear tips.

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My Conclusion:

All in all, they are a pretty good pair of headphones. I know that everybody’s ears are different so these may work fine for someone, but not for me. Also, I tried to not let this factor influence my review, but the pair I purchased (for around $17), had a defect; the right ear was quieter than the left ear, and changing the balance on my MP3 player didn’t help much.

These headphones can be found at the manufacturers website here.

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Posted by on August 29, 2011 in Headphone Clips, In-Ear Headphones, JVC

 

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