Summary: I will never understtand the claims made by some sellers or makers of products that simply do not work as described. I bought thses to ease the background noise on the bus I take to work. I lost my sony headphones and was a a little low on cash. Well I got what I paid for, a nice case but a useless product that made the sound worse on my unit thaN any other earphones I used. No noise reduction just some kind of sound diminuation in general.
Summary: Active noise cancellation has been around nearly as long as helicopters (as that is a primary use). With that in mind, I certainly expected more. If you would like to listen to music with cancellation, these might be for you (or you could use your existing headphones and simply turn up the volume). If you are hoping for quiet, you will not find it with these.
Summary: Hi, i bought this product thinking that combining in-ear phones and active noise cancelling could really work out in creating a silent environnement in a very light and small package. Also I liked the design. I was so wrong!!! Comparing it to a Sennheiser PXC300 which i have, the JVC is a huge disappointment there is absolutely no active noise reduction but a constant hum that tries to cover outside sound.
good sound, good angle, BUT noise cancelation is poop
28 June 2009
Summary: These headphones are good, they sound good for the price and I love the angle it goes straight to your inner ear, but the noise cancelation piece is worthless, I cut that piece off and solder to a reg headphonejack and the sound still the same, so unless you know how to solder and have the equiptment to do it go ahead and do the same if not, don't waste a dime. noise cancelation does not work, it's a phony.
Summary: This is absolutely useless gadget. My version didn't reduce the noise but actually gave me a hissing sound on the right ear. Contacting JVC was fruitless. I still haven't gotten a reply to my complaint 1 month ago. Do yourself a favour and save your money...
Summary: This product is, plain and simply, falsely advertised. I fly often between coasts and bought these for listening to my ipod on the plane. To market these as "noise cancelling" is flagrantly deceptive marketing. I actually found the sound WORSE with the noise cancelling feature turned ON. The earbuds alone drown out a good deal of the aircraft engine noise...that's probably where they get most of the "80% sound reduction" from.
Summary: Received and returned JVC "Noise Canceling Earphones". I haven't used any kind of earphones that tinney since the early days of the first transistor single-ear phones. The JVC is far worse. In fact, I think now that they must have been defective. I've gone back to the $3 earphones that came with my 1980's walkman.
Summary: The power LED wouldn't light, but it seemed to be functioning because of the light hissing ... but bursts of static were discouraging. Returned. Cool looking, though ... still considering trying to get a pair that works.
Summary: Lost my iPod and Etymotic ER6i earphones a month ago. Spend 10x longer trying to decide on what earphones to buy than on which iPod. For both the cost reasons (I'm cheap - I drive a 1996 Corolla) and cause I lost the last pair, I didn't want to shell out $300+ on the Bose / Sennhieser, but did want something good. Finally decided to give these JVC a try - even after reading the mixed reviews. What a huge mistake. The noise cancellation doesn't appear to do anything.
Summary: I can't imagine how anyone could give these a positive review (well, maybe - check out one of the 5* reviewer's other reviews). The two 1* reviews are spot on, the noise cancelling feature is useless. I lost my Bose and purchased these at the last minute for a 4-week trip to Asia. After spending 40+ hours in the air it's very clear that these are almost completely ineffective.