Product Type: JVC headphones
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JVC HA-F150-B-E GUMY
Member Name: LillyAnnJones
JVC HA-F150-B-E GUMY
Date: 24/07/13, updated on 14/01/14 (20 review reads)
Advantages: Good value and quality, good looking
Disadvantages: Wires are a bit thin and can tangle easily
I bought these because they are a reliable and trustworthy brand at a good price. I pay £4-£5 for mine from an eBay shop, the prices varies a bit depending on what model you buy. There are a few different models available because new, updated versions come out. I think this is really good because it shows that they are always trying to improve and upgrade their products.
They are available in a range of different colours and the colours are all quite bright and vibrant which makes them look unique. I have seen purple, yellow, white, purple, red, pink, green, orange, black and blue. They stand out from all the white, silver and black earphones that are available. What's even better is that the whole thing is the same colour- the wires, the whole earphone and every detail on the headphones. There is text printed on each of the earphones in white saying 'JVC' and 'L' and 'R' for left and right.
When I first got these, I noticed that the wires looked a bit thin which I think shows bad quality so I was a bit wary. I find that thin wires tangle easily and also tend to break inside so one ear stops working. Something that I really like about these is that the whole of the ear part is all in one piece, there is no rubber or sponge part to fall or break off which is great. The part that goes in your ear has a rubbery coating and is quite comfortable and fits snugly without falling out.
As for sound quality, I definitely think these are are good. They don't crackle like the pound shop ones I have bought so many times. They are also quite loud, I have had expensive Samsung and Apple headphones in the past which have came with phones/iPods and these are about the same volume as them which is a great factor. With the really cheap headphones, I find that there are some songs I just cannot listen to when I'm on the bus because I literally cannot hear them. I have never had this problem when using the Gumys. The sound quality is good too, I would say that they pick up the bass in songs which means that the sound isn't just flat and you can enjoy what you are listening to more. The sound quality is clear and you can pick up the little details in what you are listening to which I think is a good sign of quality in a pair of headphones.
These aren't marketed as noise-cancelling but I think they do a reasonably good job at that. That means that they block out some of the noises outside of your ear so you can hear what you are listening to through the headphones. They don't do as good a job as some more expensive headphones though but I haven't really had a problem with this.
The wire on these are a metre long which is so useful, the wire doesn't get pulled when they are plugged into my phone in my pocket or bag which is important to me. I have used cheap headphones with short wires and they have been almost unusable because of this.
I have had a few pairs of Gumy headphones. I have found that the newer the model, the better the headphones with Gumys. My first couple broke after maybe 3 months of every day use but I have had these for about 7 months now with no issues at all. I do think they could make the wire a bit thicker though just to make sure they don't tangle which I know can make the internal connections break. I am quite careful with these, I try not to let them get tangled. I found out that if you roll any wire up in a circle, it can make the internal connections and wires break which makes the whole thing break. So, apparently you are meant to roll wires up in a figure eight which is supposed to help this. That is what I do with these and maybe that's why they haven't broken. If you are putting these in your pocket/bag then I think doing this is quite important. Also, putting them in a bag pocket instead of the main section helps a lot so they can't get tangled round things. Because the wires are on the thinner side, these do get tangled pretty easily if I don't do any of this, which is a bit annoying.
For the price, these are great! I definitely recommend them, these have saved me money when I compare them to how many Poundland headphones I would have bought during the time. These are a good pair of headphones, but probably not that great if you are used to using the more high-end brands of headphones.
Summary: Great quality for the price
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