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Since starting this, my latest, diet I've been making an effort to do more walking. Well, that was the idea but now my son has gone into his forward facing buggy I'm getting bored with the strolling. When David was in the car seat part of his travel system I could cover miles, chatting away to him and watching his reaction to the outdoors. Now though all I've got to look at is the hood of the pram, I feel bored and lonely before I've even got to the end of our road - and my walking regime was at serious risk of failure. Then my daughter won a new iPod from school and offered me her old Nano to use on my walks and the very rare occasion that I might go to the gym.
When she handed it over I quickly realised I'd rather buy new earphones than go to the bother of untangling and cleaning this set, so I logged onto Amazon to see what they had to offer. I had only one criteria, my new earphones were not to be Apple branded as (apologies to Apple aficionado's) their earphones are surprisingly rubbish considering how fab they make their electronic products. The JVC Gumy F140PN earphones jumped out at me, I remembered reading a positive review about them a while ago and the information provided on Amazon (along with their reviews) made me think these could be my perfect earphones.
The Gumy's come in a range of colours including shades to match the current wave of iPod colours, as the one Charlotte gave me is a gunmetal grey colour I didn't have to worry about mixing and matching so simply went for the set that appealed to me the most. Pink. And yellow. Highly recommend.
I brought these headphones from asda a year ago as i liked the bright colours and the cheap price.
I work in a factory and have ear phones in all day, and am quite hard on them so was fed up paying lots of money for ear phones so decided to try a cheaper model.
The main draw back was the length of the wire that only just about reached my pocket. This but a lot of strain on the wire and after a month the connections in the wire came loose and I kept losing sound. I had brought to lots of earphones at the time so I tried the next set with my ipod on a strap on my arm that I used for running.
This set then lasted six months being used ten hours a day, five days a week. They all so took going through the washing machine and tumble dryer several times and being used by my young daughters who can be very destructive at times.
I would recommend this earphones to anyone who is also heard wearing on earphones as for the price I don't think I can do much better.
I have to say the sound was as good as my apple earphones but they was a little more comfy. The sound on them was not as good as my Samsung earphones when turned up loud which was a bit of a problem in a factory at times, but for running or at the gym they would be great.
These are perfect headphones for anyone and i mean anyone. These are of such good quality that I can guarantee you will fall in love with every aspect of these headphones. I brought these last summer due to having various amounts of headphones previously that lacked in sound as well as longevity. Every week I was buying new headphones because every set I had continuously broke and so at that point I realised I was in some serious need of getting a worthwhile pair.
Soon after this I was on my usual trip to buy groceries and was at Asda. I didn't mean to end up in the technology/audio section but somehow I did and I thought why don't I have a look. So i looked up and down the rack and spotted these headphones. The price of these definitely reeled me in as they were on offer at I think they were £3 and so after so many broken pairs I really did not want to fork out for another that would break.
I brought them in pink(to go with my ipod) although they do have a range of colours available and used them as soon as I got home. I LOVED THEM! The quality of sound was simply mind-blowing, it literally felt as though I was in a club and the music was pulsating through me. Already I had fallen in love but I still kept my doubts as only time would tell as to whether or not they would last. A great thing about these headphones is that they don't fail to impress and with the price they are for sure a bargain.
Now for the longevity. I still have these headphones and I still use them. They are yet to fall out of their perfect condition and have been dropped/stepped/tangled many a time but don't break. I haven't experienced any cracking or audio-related problems within/with the headphones as of yet either. My search for a perfect pair is complete and I cannot see myself shifting to any other brand or type of headphones soon. I honestly would recommend you buy them if you want cheap, amazing and worthwhile headphones. Also great for teenagers, those on a budget or simply those looking for a pair of headphones that do the job( to a great extent might i add.
I bought these in Asda 4 years ago to go with my iPod touch for the gym. I find Apple's headphones are so uncomfortable and they end up hurting my ears after a few minutes of wearing them. These cost me around £7 and I got a pink pair and an orange pair for my ex.
JVC make these headphones in various colours to match the iPod.
The headphones come in a plastic case with a cardboard insert which I threw away once I had opened them.
The headphones are described as having a soft rubber body making them comfortable to wear. I noticed when I opened the packet that the headphone part did feel really soft and slightly rubbery. The speaker part of the headphone is grey in colour. The headphones have a matching 1 metre cord.
I bought these mainly because I had heard they were comfortable and I wasn't disappointed. They fitted perfectly in my ear. They felt really comfortable and unlike Apple headphones I didn't need to move them around for ages to get a comfortable fit.
I used these for the gym mainly and they were great for that, the cord was long enough for me to put my iPod in the holder while I was on the treadmill.
The sound quality of these headphones is really good, I didn't notice that they sounded tinny at all. I found that they were so good I needed to lower the volume on my iPod from what it normally was on.
I would recommend these headphone they stay put during a workout, look stylish and sound great there is also a colour in the range to suit everyone.
JVC HA F140PN Gumy phones
**** Background/ History....
I wanted a pair of earphones to match my bright pink Sony Vaio netbook which I purchased in 2010 and these were ideal! The colours match superbly and decided to make the purchase!
I brought them from Play.com for a fiver - back in the day this was cheap for these earphones as they retailed for about a tenner (or even more) in HMV and other stores!
These earphones come in a variety of colours such as black, blue, green, orange and red etc... so you can select the colour you want or choose which suits your personality - a bit like the new iPhone mini colours!
**** How they came....
The hot pink earphones came sealed in a plastic casing which you had to use scissors to cut open - I really find this type of packaging really hard to get into and usually end up cutting my finger on the sharp edging!
Once released from the packing you are left with the earphones.
Well they were hot pink - the length was the standard length for earphones and had letters on each ear piece for the left and right ear to ensure comfort! They were quite smooth to touch and remained smooth throughout the years, the colour did get a bit 'dirty' probably from not looking after them as well as I should and chucking them in my bag.
These earphones have been with me everyday in my bag, folded up, knotted up and over-used and have lasted me quite well! The sound quality is superb and when placed in the ear there isn't noise when on a normal level from these which means it doesn't affect other people around you (and can even block them out!)
However sadly my hot pink earphones are now deceased after much usage, the right ear-bud went (had to keep twisting the connection to get sound from it) and the ear-piece started to come out of the molding for the ear-bud and I am left using the standard iPhone headphones for my iPad (which has a hot pink cover to match) which I am not overly impressed about as it doesn't work as well and I find myself having to turn the volume up more then I used to (almost on full in some places!).
**** Final thoughts....
I intend to purchase a new pair (in the same colour) when they are on promotion or on special offer as these are quality earphones and co-ordinate with my netbook, iPad cover, iPhone casing etc.... and I look forward to owning a new pair in the near future.
I got these JVC Gumy earphones for Christmas last year.
~ Appearance ~
They came in difficult to open clear plastic packaging.
The earphones come with an average length 40 inch pink wire, which splits into two wires at about 28 inches.
The earphones themselves are oval shaped and have rubber covers and clear pink plastic on the back.
'JVC', is in white lettering on the back of each earphone and there is a letter 'L' and an 'R' to indicate which is for the left and which for the right ear.
On the other end there is a straight universal jack, which plugs straight in to your phone, ipod or other device.
~ In use ~
The earphones feel unbelievably comfortable and the oval shape stops them from falling out of my ears, which is very handy. They never fall out of my ears like my previous Apple earphones did.
The sound quality is really good in these earphones.
Something I found with my previous Apple ipod earphones was that the wire became grubby from being thrown around in my handbag and they looked worn and aged. I went through a few pairs of Apple earphones before I got these JVC ones and they seemed to be a lot less hard wearing.
These JVC Gumy earphones still look as good as new after almost a year of use. The wire and the earphones themselves have not discoloured or become grubby like the white Apple earphones. The wire is good quality and hasn't developed any kinks or other problems.
I like the way that they look. The colour makes them different and they make a nice change from the white, but grubby Apple earphones that everyone seems to have.
~ Price and availability ~
These earphones cost around £5.00 from Amazon.co.uk although the recommended retail price is about £10.00.
~ Conclusion ~
These earphones are good quality and the sound quality is excellent.
They look nice and the colour is different from anything else on the market. They also feel very comfortable and they stay in my ears because of the oval shape, which I find really handy. They are quite hard wearing and reasonably priced.
I have been impressed by these earphones and would definitely buy them again if I needed some more earphones.
WHAT ARE THEY?
Earphones that are made by JVC.
You can buy these earphones in a lot of different colours, I have got a pair that is pale blue but before that I had a pink pair. The wire and ear pieces are the same colour and I think they look very attractive when they are in the ears and when my iPod is on the table also because they look a lot more cheerful than black or white earphones.
WHAT I THINK
I have been very happy with my JVC earphones and it was only recent after a year of using them that they stopped working and I think that is very good because I have had other earphones that have lasted me for a fortnight or even less.
They are very comfortable to wear in my ears and I like how soft they feel. The ear pieces have got a nice round shape that points down a little bit and that means they do not feel like they are stretching my ears or causing pain. The wire is very light and it has got a good length so that I do not get tangled up with it but it is not short so that I feel like I am going to pull the earpieces out when I turn my head around.
Music sounds very good through these earphones and I have not listened to anything that has sounded bad or unsharp. I like to listen to music that has got a good bass or dance music and that comes through these earphones very sharp and some songs that need to go from speaker to speaker do exactly that when I am using my JVC earphones just like if I was listening to the music through my speakers. It happens quite a lot with dance music so I am very glad these earphones let me listen to my favourite songs how they were meant to be played. Both of my pairs have broken when one of the ear pieces stopped playing sound but they have both lasted for longer than one year and I think that is very good because they are not very expensive earphones to buy.
I like also how smooth the earphones feel when I am sliding them into my iPod and I think that shows that they are very good quality because of how smooth the metal is and how accurate it has been cut.
A pair of JVC Gumy earphones costs only about £5 and I think that is value because they last for longer than other earphones that cost more money. I am going to buy another pair because I like to wear them and think they are high quality also. These earphones can be used with any music player or your phone and that makes them very versatile and even better value I think.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
I listen to music frequently and because I usually walk most places I like to have my headphones in attached my mp3 player so I can walk listening to songs I like. My preference in terms of headphones are for earbuds but ones that sit in the outer part of my ear rather than in the canal itself. I find that the latter give me headaches as the music I listen to sometimes sounds as though its echoing plus I listen to my music loud and find that these kinds of headphones blare out the music so that you can still hear it when someone around you is listening to it. I like to be courteous and so try to avoid this. Not to mention just for my comfort I think the former earbuds are more comfortable.
The shape of the headphones is a slightly pear-shaped drop which fits comfortably in the ear. They tend to fit snug without causing any rubbing and obviously not falling out. The material of the bud itself is a pretty standard plastic texture which is comfortable for use from time to time but I find if I keep them in for prolonged periods of time they do start to ache. They are made by JVC which is a pretty reliable brand and yet are still fairly cheap at around a fiver on Amazon.
The cable isn't very long at over 1m and so I have to place my mp3 in my top pocket so that it doesn't pull too tightly. By contrast, however, I would prefer the wire were not too slack as I'm prone to accidents and even tripping and snagging out the cable. The cable has a movable plastic tag which allows you to change the length from which the two wires split to lead to the left and right earbud. As I have to wind up the cable to store it I did find they became twisted in places although like some other headphones I've used they didn't split at the joining part so that the wires began to show.
The quality is fairly high and I can still listen to my music loud as I like. One issue is that the base is not overly clear although I happen to listen to music which isn't too bass heavy so while this isn't an issue for me it may be for those who listen to music genres dominant in this areas.
They come in a range of colours from plain black, yellow, white, violet, orange, blue, green, pink and red to select from. I like the variety and how they don't come in just the standard black or white which tends to come with mp3s.
Overall this is a product I would recommend especially at such a reasonable price and with lots of variety in colours. They last me fine whenever I use them even if they do become less comfortable after prolonged use. The fit is comfortable, they look colourful and attractive, and they do the job.
As the sole person with an iPod in a family of 8, it's fair to say it gets 'borrowed', along with any accompanying headphones quite a lot. This tends to end up with my headphones usually lasting maybe a week or two due to biting, chewing, twisting and various other atrocities (including the washing machine, along with said iPod).
After trying out more brands than I can count, from over-the-heads to £2 bargain buys I've finally found an enduring set of buds at a fantastic price (you can get them for as little as a fiver from Amazon), but also of decent quality and colours a peacock would be envious of.
So first off, the sound quality. These are not going to immerse you in a world of sound, and give you the full experience that a pair of more expensive headphones will do, but that's not the point of this product. Unlike basement bargain pairs, these are thankfully buzz-free, with no hint of 'tinnyness' or that you're listening to your music etc. from behind several walls. Instead, you get a good clear sound that also comes loud enough for me to listen to various podcasts whilst walking by the rather busy roads to my lectures and back.
Next, durability. It has to be said, my brothers still found ways to total these, but at a lesser rate than before, and since moving out they've not broken yet! They are the only headphones I can ever remember lasting a couple of weeks, despite almost daily abuse. One common problem I find with headphones is that they split down the middle, leading to even more entanglement and what is essential two sets of one-ear headphones. However, this brand have never done this. Neither have the actual speakers fallen out, or wires become exposed. Gradual wear and tear on the actual wiring inside seems to be the only thing that can take these down.
Finally, the aesthetics. As someone who gets bored with having the same black headphones all the time, they're a godsend. No longer do I have to choose from 'black', 'white' or 'pink', but purple, green, red, orange, you name it! The actual design is inviting too. The buds themselves are wonderfully simple, no fancy ridges or detailing, just a simple pair of headphones with a clean aesthetic.
In short, a cheap and cheerful set of headphones with surprising durability and quality. They wont give you the best sound experience, but they're not designed for that. If you're in the market for day-to-day buds you won't need to replace every couple of weeks, this is the brand for you.
Having decided that replacing my apple headphones for my iPod was a teensy bit out of my budget, I had a look round my local TESCO for a replacement. My eye was immediately drawn to the pink headphones. PINK! To match my iPod! (I'm easily sold on something where there's a pink option...). I thought, great, I can listen to my iPod again. So off I trundled to work. By the time cleaning down time arrived at the end of the night... out came my iPod and my new earphones.
The look and the fit:
My headphones look exactly like the picture, as I went for the pink option. The feel of the earphones is very smooth and they fit in your ear really well. Some earphones start hurting after a while, but I've not had any this comfortable.
The range of colours you can choose from, if you shop around the different places that stock these earphones is great, they are in white, black, pink, all sorts. Although I have a soft spot for the pink...
To be honest, I wasn't expecting the quality of these earphones to be all that high. I expected the original apple earphones I had to be far superior in quality. However, I was quickly surprised that the quality of the music was excellent and on par with the apple earphones. There was no tinny sound, regardless of the genre. I have quite an eclectic music taste and I have to say that the quality of Ravel and Gluck through these earphones was equal with AC/DC and Adele. The quality was brilliant.
I wanted something mid range. I didn't go for some apple earphones, hoping to save some money. So these came in nicely at £5.99 from Tesco.
I ended up breaking the wire of my earphones, but I should stress here that it was my fault! I ended up getting the wire caught on a fridge handle at work, not realising and walking away from it...!
I shall most definitely be replacing them with a new pair exactly the same! Especially for my new gym effort... Again...
After trying several different headphones I saw these on offer in Asda for £5, they are usually priced at £10 but I've seen them on offer a lot and bought 2 more pairs in a 2 for £8 offer.
The main thing that drew me to them was the range of colours, it took me ages to choose what I wanted because it was so tough to decide, I ended up choosing an orange pair as I thought they would good clashing with my green iPod. I think the usual white or black headphones look really cheap and boring, I really like that these Gummy headphones can be a further show of your personality like the colour of your iPod can be!
They are extremely durable but not kittenproof, my first pair only stopped working because my kitten managed to get hold of them and chewed through to the wire. Before this, though, they lasted me for about 4 months. I've since been using another pair of headphones and I started using them probably even before Christmas (about 7 months ago from when writing this!) which is the longest any headphones have lasted me. I'm also not one of them people who takes paticurlarly good care of my iPod and headphones and they aren't protected in a sock or anything, I literally wrap the wire around my iPod and chuck it in my bag.
I'm seriously impressed with these headphones and even though you can get cheaper ones they won't last anywhere near as long as these and have a really good sound quality and are really comfortable to wear.
--What you get--
Quality pair of headphones for an affordable price at £10 full price or £5 currently on offer in HMV.
--Value for money--
Excellent, whether they work for a month or a year as they are just a fiver at the moment! Compared to other, more pricey and more flimsy brands on the market, these are a great bet for a cheap pair of quality headphones. I have been using my current pair for a long time, but have had other pairs which have stopped working within a month.
--Where you can buy them from--
HMV, PC World, Tescos, all good quality electronics stores. Widely available but you'll find the best deal in HMV sales.
--My personal opinion--
At first I did not like the shape of the headphones in my ear, but I soon became accustomed to the new fit as compared to the Apple iPod headphones (which I wouldn't recommend). I have since bought several pairs of JVCs and though the sound quality of my current pair has deteriorated noticeably over time in the one ear, they are definitely still usable. The current problem is buzzing at higher volumes so I tend to have the volume on at approximately a third to halfway.
Sound quality is average due to the buzzing and slight distortion of the headphones once you have used them for some time.
They come in a variety of colours which is nice. Good to accessorise kids iPods too.
These headphones are very durable and withstand pressure on the cable.
Like most headphones, a small amount of sound pollution is generated when you put the music on full blast so for trains and busses I'd recommend turning it down slightly!
Fantastic value for money, a few flaws with long term sound quality so I'm giving the product a 4/5.
I dunno about you, but I seem to go through headphones like there is no tomorrow. A combination of carelessness, physical exercise and an over excited Saluki dog has meant I am on pair no. 4 for the year and we are not even into July yet. Having waved goodbye to the most recent pair after catching them on my bike handle bar and ripping them painfully from my ears and ipod, I was given a pair of JVC Ha F140pn Gumy Phones by a friend feeling pity for me having to cycle 15km with only my thoughts to keep me company.
Although given to me as a present, a quick scan of the interweb tells me that these cost anywhere between £4 and £15. Amazon and Play.com both offer these at the lowest prices - just under £4
Coming in a variety of different colours, (nine) I was presented with a rather garish Valencia orange pair, but it could've been worse - they come in pink too! The design is very much the standard earphone design and made of the cheap looking plastic that most earphones are made of. The right and left earphone are clearly labeled.
Cable + Jack
The earphones come with a one metre cord (3.3ft in old money) and the jack is the regular sized jack which will fit into any iphone/ipod/mp3 player/laptop/computer.
How they fared
Whilst these do not give concert -like sound bursting your ear drums, the volume level was noticeably higher than some earphones I have had in the past. The 13.5mm Neodymium driver units inside provide a decent, crisp sound which I was actually impressed with, regardless of price. If I had paid £20 for these, I would still be impressed with the sound quality.
Although a little cheap and flimsy to the touch, they survived the 15km bike ride and subsequent carelessness and playful attacks by an exuberant dog. This was 3 weeks ago so I don't want to tempt fate, but so far I have been impressed with their robustness.
The cord is a good length - not so long that it gets in the way, especially on a bike, but long enough to be comfortable doing exercise or attached to a pc unit.
The colour is what the kids call 'funky' and I believe JVC produced the colours to match those of the ipod nano range. I have grown to like the garish Valencia orange and it almost matches my fake tan
These were comfortable earphones. Not the most comfortable in the world, but they fitted nicely in my ears and more importantly stayed there when pulled.
Value-wise, I think these are a good deal. The sound quality that these provide is well worth £4 and I know I have paid 5 times that amount for inferior sound quality
If you are looking for a decent pair of earphones, I have yet to find one as good as these for under a fiver. JVC has always been a name I trust and will continue to do so from my JVC Ha F140pn Gumy Phones experience. A definite recommendation from me
These earphones are fairly cheap and they come in a range of colours. I bought these earphones around a year ago for about £5 on offer.
My Apple earphones break quite easily so I thought I would go with something different for my iPod. I decided that I should buy a cheap pair. These earphones are ok but the sound is a bit muffled.
They are good quality though and they seem to have lasted a long time. The wire is of a good length so it is long enough to go down into your pocket with your mp3 player. However, the wire isn't too long that there is too much excess.
Overall, these earphones aren't too bad for the price that they cost. They do come in many different colours so they are suitable for men or women and they do last quite a long time. The colour on the earphones and on the wire doesn't seem to fade so they continue to look good.
These JVC Gumy headphones are one of the many pairs that I have bought fairly cheaply over the years after needing a replacement from the useless last pairs that I'd bought. I don't have much luck with heaphones and they never seem to last me more than a few months.
Price wise I think these headphones are around £8 or £9, but can usually be found on offer in shops such as HMV. They come in a range of lovely bright colours so you can find some to match your style. These include: black, white, purple, orange, yellow, blue, green, pink and red. I bought them in purple, my favourite colour!
The cord on the headphones is quite thin and weak, and it very easily gets tangled , especially if you throw it into your bag like I do. It is an average length cord too, long enough to put your mp3 player in your pocket and keep the headphones in your ears, but that's it.
Fit wise, these aren't the in ear types that sit in the ear canal, which I find comfiest and that stay in place, they are the type that simply sit just on the edge of your ear. I often have trouble with keeping these in place, but this is only really a problem if you're moving around whilst using them.
The sound quality on these is not amazing, but it does the job. If you turn them up to full volume they do begin to crackle a little so I don't think they're very good for continuous loud use, but the sound quality is fine at a normal volume. They're not the best for bass either, so they might not be great for particular genres of music.
Considering the price, these headphones aren't bad at all. I would recommend them for general day to day use as long as you don't need high volume or loud bass.