Product Type: JVC headphones
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JVC HA F140PN Gumy phones
Member Name: funzo
JVC HA F140PN Gumy phones
Date: 22/06/12, updated on 31/12/12 (67 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap, good sound and funky looking
Disadvantages: cheapish material
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
Summary: JVC Ha F140pn Gumy EarPhones
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