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JVC HA-S160-R-E

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A budget pair of headphones, the JVC HA -s160's are adequate for the price, but they are certainly nothing to get excited about. They are comfortable to wear, but they are ultimately let down by the sound quality.

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      23.07.2014 19:21
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      What do you expect for the price

      I had these headphones about two years ago. They were not too bad at all, especially for the price, just nothing truly special. I'm pretty rough on headphones and I use them a lot, but these held up for almost two years stylen absolute record for me. It's always the jack that goes bad and I would almost swear most makers design it that way. But these held up better than any I've found, the sound is phenomenal for the price, and they fit my ears perfectly and are extremely comfortable, which is pretty important when you wear them a lot. My local stores stopped carrying them, so for convenience sake, I figured I'd just buy other brands I've used before. Either the sound,volume, bass were a real disappointment (since I'd been spoiled by the JVC flats), or they fell apart. I had one pair fall apart ( the jack, of course) in less than a week. Disgusting. But now I ordered two more pairs of these JVC flats online, and am happy as can be with them. I very highly recommend them to any serious music listener. The buds just don't cut it for me.
      They look fairly nice, albeit a little cheap and fragile, but certainly wearable.
      I would recommend these headphones as a cheap alternative to just listen to your songs I decent quality but they are a compromise in my opinion, and it is worth investing in something a little bit more long term in a product such as this.

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      19.07.2014 23:12

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      • cheap

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      • flimsy
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      Not good, save the money to buy something better.

      Another pair of headphones that I have had in the past, these headphones are ok I suppose if you do not have a lot of money to spare when buying a pair of headphones. These headphones tend to hurt my ears quite a bit when I used them, after about 15 minutes of use they began to leave marks and scratches on and around my ears. They also kept slipping off my head quite a bit even when I was just walking. Not only that, the design is not exactly great either. Also they feel like they could snap at very easily because the part that sits on your head is not very strong either, I was worried I might snap it in 2 pieces if it fell off my head and I stood on it. Audio is also a bit to be desired. Don''''t recommend them, save up for a much better pair.

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      01.03.2014 11:28

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      Solid headphones

      Well first they are good because they are light but after a little time of wearing them your ears hurt like hell. It's a nice quality but not that good but not that bad it's like the others headphones. Since they are not that excpensive it's a great choice but you can find better ones on ebay. Sure the shipping here is really great but it's about the quality. I have these like a year and they are still holding on but I'm planing to change this with some lighter and better quality. If you're not patient you should get these ones but there are a 100 beter than these ones. But like I said if you're not patient order these ones they are light nice quality and portable for me. It's not the best brand but it's cheap. I'm giving 3/5 just because they are not that comfortable. Only reason you buy headphones is that they fit nice but not these ones.

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      15.01.2014 20:04

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      Don't buy these headphones. Buy some different headphones instead,

      What I think of these headphones? Not a lot, to be honest. I picked them up for £4.99 and I think I've been had. The best thing I can say about them is that the 3.5mm socket fits into my hi-fi, so that I can use them, and when I put them on I can hear sound through them. But there are problems even with these: they don't fit very well, and are forever slipping out of place, and as far as I'm aware this is not a fault with my ears (which are perfectly standard ears) but a fault with the headphones (which are perfectly substandard headphones). Also, when I say that I can hear sound through them, I can: but it doesn't sound very good and, again, that's not a fault of my musical tastes but a fault of the headphones. The sound's much too bassy and 'thick' and sounds as though you're listening to music in a cave, and if you turn the music up a little bit the headphones don't seem to be able to handle - there's distortion, and crackling - not much, but enough to hamper your listening experience. And the actual quality of the make doesn't seem too good - mine haven't broken yet, but they look as though they will do at some point - much too flimsy. So, yes, these headphones are cheap, but it's still a waste of £4.99 in my opinion. Worth forking out for some better ones, I reckon.

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      31.10.2013 02:09

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      not worth the purchase

      BLACK / RED DESIGN

      Whatever industry and whatever product, generally what you pay is what you get and these headphones by JVC is a prime example of that.
      They are very cheap to purchase ranging from around £5 online and come with the standard 3.5mm audio lead which is compatible with just about any 'normal' headphone socket.

      Produced from a cheap looking and feeling plastic these headphones are designed purely for basic use, home or small office etc. However cheap doesn't always mean good, as the frame is quite flimzy it wasn't long before the one arm snapped on my set which disatisfied me to say the least as I now needed a new pair. Quality is nothing other than poor, too much bass = crackling & distortion and same goes for too much volume.

      Works for the simple mind, anything more maybe a challenge.
      Thanks for reading, only buy if desperate!!

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      12.10.2013 10:07

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      Although these do not look like very much, they are nowhere near the worst pair of headphones, for this price, you cannot really go wrong! The sound quality from these are simple put, amazing despite there lack of size. My brother had a pair of these and they lasted him along time and he used them for almost everything and would take them almost anywhere! Eventually they did break, but that has to be expected, although this was only due him sitting on them. So yes, that does say how weak they can be, but if you are really careful, you can get a long time use out of them.

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      07.10.2013 02:01

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      Ok But Nothing Exciting

      I wish i could say more about these headphones but they are a very basic set with clear limitations. Although adequately padded and relatively comfortable, they do not quite reach the sound quality of a slightly more expensive set. However it is a budget headphone and should be reviewed as that.

      What I did like about the JVC S160 is the style and convenience of a set of headphones that actually fold into a size that is truly portable. I can take these on a flight without taking up all my hand luggage space !

      These headphones also come with an unusually long cable. The 1.2 metre cable provides enough room to move without tugging on the plug. Very handy when on the cardio machines at the gym.

      Overall these headphone are very average and in my opinion an extra ten or twenty quid is well spent to buy a set with a better sound. However at the price they are, they provide good value.

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      22.08.2013 15:07
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      Great headphones at a cheap price

      A few months back my ten year old daughters headphones broke, she was forever leaving them lying about in random places so it was inevitable really. She asked for another pair, but we told her she would have to do without them for a while as she should have looked after them better. After about two weeks of listening to her pop music and the inane tunes from her handheld console we realised we were only really punishing ourselves and I began looking on line for a cheap pair of headphones. I did some research and had it down to a top five, then my my boyfriend came back from Sainsbury's with these JVC HA-S160-R-E FLATS Lightweight Headphones. Seriously that's the way we are, I like to research products to ensure I am getting the best item for the cheapest price, my boyfriend simply saw them, thought they look alright and popped them in his basket. I don't know how much they cost him, other than they were "around a tenner". They are available in a wide range of colours which match all the iPod colour variations, prices vary. We have the red as shown above, which currently cost £11.19 on Amazon.

      The headphones came packaged in thick plastic, through which the headphones can clearly be seen. I needed a sharp pair of scissors (and a fair bit of patience) to open the packaging.

      Initially I thought that the headphones felt a little flimsy, my daughter has took much better care of these ones but I am still a little surprise that they have lasted this long, so it seems they are of a better quality than I had first thought. They are incredibly lightweight, in fact holding them in my hand now it barely feels like I am holding anything at all.

      The stainless steal headband is adjustable, they are really simple to adjust should you need them a little bigger or smaller. My daughter has them on the smallest possible setting, on the few occasions I have borrowed them I tend to have them set somewhere in the middle. They fit very well and do not move about or slip off. There is a "L" and a "R" on each side to ensure the headphones are on the correct way although I am not sure that my daughter pays much attention to this.

      As mentioned earlier we have the red headphones looking at them now I cannot believe how good these look, there is no scratches or marks on them, in fact they still look really bright and shiny. The brand name is clearly displayed on each of the earphones in silver capital letters. The ear phones are padded inside and both my daughter and I find them comfortable on the ears. JVC claim that they have a "noise cancelling design", whilst wearing them they do cancel out most of the sounds from outside, but not completely. Personally I quite like this as my daughter can get quite absorbed in her music and games, so I like that she is at least a little aware of whats going on around her. Most importantly, others around cannot hear any noise coming from the headphones, which is a plus when Justin Bieber is my daughters choice of "music". The volume however is determind by the setting on the device not the headphones, I would have liked a separate volume control on the actual headphones but its not something that has ever bothered my daughter. I do encourage her to make sure the volume is not too loud on her device as I am aware that this can be dangerous.

      Now, these are called "flats", not because they make the music sounds particularly flat but because they fold flat. The ear phones can twist about a little and therefore lie flat. Combined with their light weight this has proved to be incredibly helpful and useful. My daughter often stays at her grandparents house and packs a rather large suitcase to take with her and of course all her devices go with her including these headphones. The headphones can be neatly placed in the suitcase without the ear parts sticking out, meaning they are a little less likely to get broken.

      The cable is black in colour and measure 1.2m, its a nice length - being neither overly long or too short - which suits my daughters needs well. As the cable is quite thin it has got tangled on a few occasions but this seems to be a problem with most headphones and I can easily untangle it.

      As mentioned earlier I have borrowed these headphones on a few occasions although I haven't used them to listen to music but catch up on some TV through BBC iplayer. As I don't want to disturb my boyfriends sleep whilst I catch up on the latest goings on in " The White Queen" on my laptop, I stick these on. I have found the sound quality to be pretty good, they are certainly not amazing but they are much better than I was expecting. I've just had a little listen to my daughters MP3 with these headphones and the sound is pretty good, my daughter has never complained that they have a poor sound quality.

      Thankfully my daughter really seems to be looking after these headphones, the lightweight flat design has actually been a good choice as they are really easy to fold up and put away when not in use. My daughter likes the design and colour even though they don't match most of her pink devices, I think she feels they are more grown up looking than her last headphones which is a definite plus. The sound quality is good and the headphones are comfortable to wear. She has had them around three months now and they still look as good as new, they are of a really good quality. Clearly my daughter has been happy with these headphones, as am I. For a little over £10, they are incredibly good value for money, so full Dooyoo marks from me.

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