Product Type: JVC headphones
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Great comfy headphones
JVC HA FX34P Marshmallow
Member Name: 85fiona
JVC HA FX34P Marshmallow
Date: 07/05/12, updated on 07/05/12 (39 review reads)
Advantages: pretty cheap, last a long time, good sound quality
Disadvantages: might be uncomfortable for some people
I love my ipod, I walk to and from work every day and listen to it while I'm walking, its also great for train and bus journeys or the gym. Due to my ipod obsessiveness I tend to go through a lot of headphones, around 2 per year, probably because I tend to keep my ipod in my jacket pocket and I wrap the headphones round the ipod (maybe not so good for them), I used to always buy the same sony headphones for around £18 as I really liked them, expensive I know but they gave an excellent sound and fitted my ears really well. I was given these JVC headphones as a birthday gift about a year ago (done pretty well for headphones, usually only get about 6 months out of them!) and I have to say I really like them.
The headphones I have are the same model as pictured (JVC HA FX34) but are the black version with black earbuds and silver detail round them and a grey earphone cord. They are "in ear" headphones meaning they poke right into your ear canal, I love this style of earphone but it may not be to everyones taste. The bud part of the earphone is squishy so it doesn't hurt your ears and it becomes more squishy as it warms up in your ears. This means it moulds to the shape of your ear and is very efficient at noise cancelling, this is great as you don't need to have your music as loud but I make sure I check, double check and triple check before I cross the road as I really can't hear cars coming! Also because they fit right into your ear they don't fall out, this is especially good when your at the gym as some other styles of headphone I find just fall right out your ear all the time, pretty annoying. The headphones come with 2 sets of earbuds of different sizes so you can hopefully find one that fits your ears best, also if you lose one of them you have a spare!
The cord on the headphones is around a meter long which means you can easily put your ipod or mp3 player in a pocket or a bag without having to stretch the cord too far. The cord splits into two separate cords (one for each earbud) around two thirds up and there is a slider so you can make the split part of the cord shorter or longer, I don't ever bother with this but it would probably tidy things up and stop the cords flapping about so much.
I think the sound quality on these headphones is very good, I have had a variety of headphones in the past and the sound on these are one of the best. I think because they are noise cancelling as well you get an even better and louder sound as you are not disturbed by outside noises. You also don't need to have the volume as high as some other headphones I've had which is better for your ears and less annoying for people sitting on the bus with you (I hate when you can hear peoples music really loudly, your just thinking turn it down!!)
Although this was a gift I had a quick look at the prices and you can get these headphones for less than £8 on both amazon and play.com. Much cheaper than my old favourite the sony headphones and they have lasted much longer. I would say the sound quality on these is just as good as my sony ones had and they have lasted much longer which is great. I think its safe to say these have overtaken the sony ones to become my favourite headphones and when these eventually die (which I have no doubt they will) I will definitely be buying another pair of them.
Summary: a great pair of headphones
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