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Jvc-ha-ncx78.1820616
7.0 out of 10

JVC HA-NCX78

The JVC HA-NCX78 headphones use several noise-reduction technolo Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

I like them

Anonymous, Newegg
27 March 2012
  • Pros: I use them while flying and am very pleased. They remove background noise very well. You can still hear other passenger voices but I have yet to find any noise cancelling headset able to remove that.
  • Cons: The cord could be a little longer but they are still very usable.
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Overall 2
2.0

scam

kalin r., Newegg
25 March 2011
  • Pros: None. They work like standard ear buds, which you can get free when you buy an mp3 player.
  • Cons: Noise canceling doesn't work in any way shape or form.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good ear buds at a fantastic price.

Mark H., Newegg
2 February 2011
  • Pros: After opening the package, I immediately went and stood by my woodstove, with the external fan turned as high as it would go. The earbuds fit snuggly in my ear canal, blocking a good amount of noise on their own. I then cycled the power switch for the noise cancelling on, then off about 3 or 4 times. I'd say the electronic noise cancelling cut the noise level by 65-75%. Certainly a significant amount. Like many others, I will be using these for outdoor work, the major...
  • Cons: The compartment for the battery should be further up the cord, or further down. It has a clip on it, but it is too short to reach your beltline, so it hangs and tries to pull the earbuds out.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sounds great!

Javier L., Newegg
27 October 2010
  • Pros: - Really good audio right off the bat.
  • Cons: - The heavy dangly battery pack is an inconvenience, but you can clip it to your jacket. I guess it is a trade off to not wearing bulky headsets with the battery in one ear.
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Overall 6
6.0

These are okay.

Michael H., Newegg
30 September 2010
  • Pros: They fit well, and the rubber pieces you can attach for securing the phones over-the-ear is useful. The sound is fine.
  • Cons: I was unimpressed with the noise reduction. I got these to use on airplane flights, and I found the noise reduction barely noticeable. A better choice for noise reduction is the audio-technica ath-anc3.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not very good

paul w., Newegg
2 August 2010
  • Summary: If this was meant to be a belt clip, you would have to be 3 feet tall. The noise reduction is negligable. I bought this instead of the Sony. I got cheap, WRONG! Sony sounds better with grest NR. Better ergo too. I know I had 2 Sonys. Stepped on one, and broke the belt clip on the other.
  • Pros: Build seems ok.
  • Cons: Very short cord from the main section (battery/electronics/clip)
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 4
4.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Audio & image quality 4
4.0

Not much.

Overstock
20 January 2010
  • Summary: JVC makes some wonderful products, like the on-ear NC250. The NCX78 does not deliver.Placement in the ear is awkward. Sound quality is average.Most importantly, since you're buying these for active noise reduction, I couldn't discern any difference when the active noise canceling was turned on. The only consolation is that the Sony NC33's are no better, and they cost three times as much.
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Overall 10
10

Impressed

Russell M., Newegg
1 January 2010
  • Summary: I definitely agree with the other reviewer who said the highs were strident. The high frequencies really don't sound that great through these headphones. They sound like they are too loud. It is more noticeable when there isn't much background noise. With a lot of noise it seems to balance it out.
  • Pros: I love these headphones. The standard earpieces are very comfortable and stay in my ears very well. I like the detachable ear loop too.
  • Cons: Like all noise cancelling headphones they don't do a very good job of cancelling out human speech. Don't expect them to silence everyone around you. These headphones are best with low frequency and repetitive noise like engines and motors.
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Overall 4
4.0

Dissapointed

William M., Newegg
20 October 2009
  • Pros: The memory foam does block some noise.
  • Cons: I could not tell the difference when I turned on the electronic noise cancellation. Also, the bass is very weak.
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Overall 10
10

Money Worthy

Bryan S., Newegg
3 October 2009
  • Pros: As you may already know, the main pro is the active noise reduction. It does what it says, and I am very impressed at how much it actually cancels out. It cancels out mostly the lower frequencies, such as the appliance hum or wind. I use these when I fly, slip them in under my headset, making it a cheap alternative to active noise reducing headphones. They cannot effectively cancel out the human voice, which makes them ideal for listening to the air-to-air communicati...
  • Cons: At higher volume, the bass on these tend to cancel out all other parts of the song that I listen to, making it quite an annoyance. Other than that, These are 5-egg worthy.
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