Excerpt: These did help reduce the lower frequencies on a transatlantic flight. They fit on the ear quite well and were not too uncomfortable. But I think that the Bose Noise cancellation is better although I only tried it in store, but for the price I am happy with these.
Excerpt: great sound but VERY uncomfortable if you wear glasses or wear them for long period. I wish I had returned them; but too late now. If earpieces fit AROUND the outer ear would be better, As it is they smash your outer ear against you head and cause a great deal of pain. I wish the description included the fact that the earpieces were small.
Excerpt: The JVC - HAN 250 headphones is decent at best. The headphones does a good job at canceling low fequency noise, such as from airplanes. However the headphones fail to cover my ear, and after a few hours of wearing the headphones, they begin to hurt my ears. If the headphones were to encase my ear, this review might be a different story. The sound quality is excellent. I can hear both low frequencies to high frequencies.
JVC HA-NC250: Decent cans, reasonable $, but not great quality.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I researched the over-earh, active noise cancelling, under $200, relatively small category and thought I had a winner with these based on most of the other reviews. I don't find the sound particularly good. However the size and the noice cancelling pretty much met expectations. I had a pair of JBL /Reference 510's that sounded much better, even though they are smaller.
Excerpt: I get this product to listen to my Android phone on the road to work. It has a good balanced frequency response. Noise reduction function is OK. It was defined as 85% noise reduction. That's quite acceptable for comfort. However, there is one important thing I have to mention. Especially it is seen while listening to classical music.
Excerpt: Maybe I was expecting too much. I was disappointed with the noise canceling. I thought it would block out much more than it did. Not great for airline travel all it did was just slightly reduce the sounds.
Excerpt: Music is very good with noise cancelling on. Does not completely block ambient noise. Bought for college student to use while studying in dorm common room. Does not totally block voices when cancelling is turned on. Disappointed, as I understood it to be highly rated for that purpose.
Excerpt: I bought these for use on the plane while traveling. I have experience with the earlier model of Bose Quiet Comfort 15's and thought they were amazing. I didn't want to spend 300 dollars so I read reviews and opted for the JVCs for best all around features. I bought the JVCs for the strong reviews, detachable cord, over the ear style and semi hard carry case. The result is ok but not great. The audio sound seems imbalanced..
Summary: Haven't had an opportunity to try these on a turbo-prop plane for a thorough work out of the noise canceling feature.
Pros: Lightweight, and the noise canceling feature works adequately for office environments. Comes with a nice, compact travel case so your cans don't get mashed in your bag.
Cons: Definitely not circumaural, unless you have ears the size of a newborn babe (big minus for me). The cable is both short and flimsy, which is ok if you're traveling, but for home/office it just doesn't cut it. Make sure to pick up a 3-6 foot extender for practical use.
Summary: Very comfortable in use. Good at cancelling low frequency noise, however this increases the high freqency noise that is noticed. For example it will cut out the drone of a low frequency diesel engine, whilst highlighting the noise of (say) tyres on the road. General usage is good. Cable has been caught many times and been ripped from headset, but has never broken, which is for the user a big plus.