I don’t usually write product reviews unless it’s something I’m genuinely impressed with or would highly recommend to others. The earphone market is huge, many products for many purposes – for many like myself I like to listen to music from my phone, computer and watch videos on the iPad etc. For my needs, earphones only need to be reasonable quality – I’m not an audiophile.
Over the past couple of years I’ve had two pairs of Skullcandy Full Metal Jackets – the first pair was around £50 and the second was a warranty replacement. Both of them had good sound quality, but both gave me electric shocks when using with my laptop and desktop computers – both also suffered an issue with one side failing altogether. Following a recommendation, I picked up a set of Sennheiser CX300’s … these sounded better but after a shorter period of time one of the earbuds died – same problem happened with a friend that I recommended these too so I didn’t replace them. (Though, my Sennheiser HD201 headphones have been perfect for over a year!)
I change my phones often also and last year bought a Samsung Galaxy S3 and for a few months I’ve been using the earphones that came with that – but have been looking to replace them. I came across the JVC HADX1X on Amazon at less than £10 delivered and over a thousand reviews with an average of four stars -so I bought these.
Firstly, as always the service from Amazon was quick – they came within a couple of days. The packaging as always was overkill as you’ll see below. If packed into a nice flat box – they’d have fitted through the letter box and wouldn’t required delivery by a van.
The sound of audio I’d say is on-par with the CX300’s … the bass is better with these I’d say. When listening to audio the outside noise is blocked pretty well – ideal if you are listening to music or watching something when someone else is watching TV in the background. A lot of comment was made on Amazon about the bass being overdone, however I’d say this isn’t the case – perhaps the devices people are using need re configuring if they have been changing earphones.
I’d really recommend this product, they are cheap, comfortable, convenient and deliver great sound quality. I’m considering buying another set as a spare, should these ones break – they are cheap enough!