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JVC - Wired Ear Clip-On Earbud Headphones - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 3811 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not the best

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    cnelson88
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    I bought these to have an extra set of headphones with me at work, for use when I need headphones with an 8mm input. I have my apple earbuds with the lightning plug but I didn't want to worry about bringing my only lighting-to-8mm adapter around with me because I knew I would lose it, so I thought I'd just buy a cheap pair of regular headphones, and cheap is what I got. First off, I recognize that these come in at a low price point, but that didn't deter me because I thought that with technology these days and the competitive tech industry, I wouldn't have to pay a lot to get a decent little pair of throwaway/spare headphones. However, these are even below my low standards I had. First off, they are quite uncomfortable. The section that fits inside your ear has this plastic pointed piece, I guess to help keep them in and secure, but they become exceedingly uncomfortable. These wrap around the exterior of your ear so I don't even know why this painful plastic piece was worked into the design. Additionally, the sound quality is pretty bad, even at this price...bad enough that I am distracted from what I am listening to, because of the poor quality. I should have just spent the money on either an extra travel adaptor for my apple earbuds or spent a little more for decent quality headphones. I'll still give them two stars because they've been twisted and thrown around over the past couple months and they still function fine.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Sounds great but no longer designed for activity

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    Gigs
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    I've purchased a set of JVC headphones each year for likely the last 8 years. I run quite a bit (5 days a week) and leave a set in my gym bag. Ive purchased the same for my daughter who is a runner. The sound is great! The price is great! The headphones usually fail from sweat or a wire separation, hence the necessity to replace from time to time. I will say these are very durable. Like I stated earlier, I leave these in gym bag so they get handled roughly during their lifespan. I have no issues with the headphone from what I've mentioned thus far. Where the headphones are now a fail, is in their design. One headphone (the left) has a short wire, and the right has a long wire. This makes wearing the headphones a bit difficult when used for athletic activity. The former design consisted of similar length wires and a small rubber collar that could be pulled taught. When pulled taught, the wires would extend under tension from each ear to the back of the head. If the extending wire were pulled from a head turn or other, the collar mechanism would manage the tension and the headphones would stay fully placed in the ear. The new design does not include collar/tension feature, so when turning the head or simply jogging, the headphones come dislodged. Annoying! This will be the last set of long wire/short wire headphones I purchase. For further background, I own set of Jaybirds (use for competative events and or traveling, as these have charging issues), and a set of Bose qc25,

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Possibly the worst headphones I've ever bought

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    jefFmm

    I purchased these because I needed a quick low cost replacement when my old Sony in-ear headphones were damaged after about 5+ years of regular and reliable use. I needed a pair that was both in-ear and has an ear wrap around as regular in ear headphones frequently just fall out of my ear or fail to maintain the needed seal for the full sound and I can't use them. Unfortunately, Best Buy no longer carries in-store my preferred Sony type, so I gave these a shot. They were fine and good for about 2 or 3 days, then I noticed the volume in the left ear dropped drastically (by about 80-90%). I was able to re-balance my player to mostly compensate, then a day or two later the same happened to the right side. The drivers had both been blown out, and all I could get from them was a tinny micro volume sound. I verified this was indeed a failure with the product after I got my new/replacement in-ear Sony ones and compared the two using the same player during the same playback. I did not use these under any weird or strange circumstances or excessive volume (the same as I have for years with my old Sony pair - and now the new ones). Even my generic 10 dollar emergency headphones that I got in a bargain bin worked better / right. These simply failed under normal use. Will be returning to store. This is the first time I've strayed from my usual headphone brand in 30 years. Won't make that mistake again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Next best thing to Christmas tree tangled lights

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    A1st
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    Every year I have to untangle Christmas tree lights. I don't get it. I try balling them up in different ways, but the next year they are tangled up. Not only that, but somehow over the course of the year the bulbs burn out. So a holiday tradition at my house is to sit on the floor untangling lights and trying to find the one that is burned out that makes the rest of the string go dark. What's this have to do with my ear clip-on headphones? Not much really because they have to do with hearing not seeing. I wear them at the gym so I can watch Netflix on the treadmill. The clips keep them from falling off [the insides of my ears get all slippery when I sweat]. The sound quality is good enough to hear Bruce Willis or Nicole Kidman speak in near whispers. Plus I don't have to converse with the people next to me--they can obviously see my headphones! Great for an introvert at the gym. But just like my Christmas tree lights, they get tangled up. Every morning I have to take time to unravel the cord. How do these things get tied up in knots every day? Every. Single. Day. Alas. Perhaps technology will come up with a solution one day. Until then, these are just what I was looking for at a price I could afford. Five stars

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love these!!!

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    Meaghan
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    I usually have to replace my earphones every year because I use them during workouts and the sweat/moisture destroys them. Sure enough that happened the other day so I went in to Best Buy to buy some more. I decided to spend the extra money ($10 more) to purchase these active wear earbuds in the hopes they will last longer since they're meant to endure sweat. I wanted to compare them with another product so I also bought Sony's version of these headphones, both priced the same but slightly different designs. I listened to one song (the same song) with both to compare sound quality (bass, crisp, clear, etc...) and if they would fall out while walking at a fast pace. The Sony pair was hard to hear because they sit in your ear, but don't actually go into the ear canal. The JVCs were AMAZING! I listen to a lot of songs with heavy bass, and these don't disappoint. I heard the songs in a whole new light compared to my old earbuds that I thought delivered good quality. I'm sure you could get better sound quality/performance for earbuds that are $150+, but if you're looking for a product that delivers and is affordable, these JVCs are the headphones you want to buy. They come with small, medium, and large buds to suit your ear needs. I have tiny ears and usually stay away from these gummy buds because even the "small" size is usually too big for me, but these fit like a glove. I would definitely buy these again and recommend them to anybody looking for a good pair of headphones to use when exercising.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good sport earbuds for the price

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    JChalk
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    For the money these are great earbuds. I wear these primarily for weightlifting at the gym, however I haven't tried running with them yet. Before I bought these I was using my iPhone earbuds, but got annoyed with them as they always fall out of my ears and decided to get something that wraps around your ears. These earbuds sit comfortably in your ears and because they are lightweight, you easily forget they are wrapped around your ear. They almost have a rubbery feel to them rather than cheap plastic and they are very flexible. I think the cord design is somewhat ingenious, the right earbud cord is longer than the left, and you simply put the longer cord behind your neck (sort of like you see with bluetooth headphones). I imagine JVC designed the cord like this so they don't pull out if one side gets snagged on your clothing or an object. My only complaint on these earbuds is the sound quality. I see a lot of people praising these for good sound quality. Perhaps I have a bad pair, but I think the sound quality is pretty bad on these. It's hard to describe, but it sounds like your listening to your songs from a far distance with these. However, I wasn't expecting Bose quality sound from a pair of $15 headphones. For the price and what I was looking for, these earbuds are great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound for affordable workout headphones

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    MustSeeHDTV
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    I was shocked really. I had the previous version of the JVC sport clip-on in-ear headphones and the sound was pretty flat. I figured it was for working out and I didn't need the sound quality. Well, the previous version broke after 4 years, so I decided to go with JVC again since they are affordable and one of the few brands that have sport clip with in-ear buds. Best prices on these new ones range from $10 to $20 at Best Buy. I missed my chance to get them at $10, but I got them anyways because I had reward points to make them $10 after reward. Boy was I surprised by the sound quality. I heard on frequency ranges in songs that I normally only heard with good headphones. I almost wanted to go out and buy another pair just as a backup for the future when it will eventually die. The only thing that bugs me is the different cord length feature (left bud has a short cable while the right bud has a long cable), which allows you to wrap it around your head, so cables don't get snagged when exercising. It is useful and comfortable for cardio, but a mess to put away, which is why I'm only giving 4 stars out of 5. I'd going to buy them again if needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Decent sound / not durable

    Posted
    MJack974
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    I use headphones primarily for the gym. When my regular Bluetooth ones died after over a year of daily abuse and my back up corded ones also broke (unlucky timing) I looked for a cheap pair to last until my Bluetooth ones could be replaced. I ended up with these and was originally impressed with sound quality given their extremely inexpensive price. Unfortunately I wasn't impressed for long since after about a week, or roughly 5 uses at the gym, the right ear failed to thrive. I assume this was due to sweat but an autopsy wasn't an option since the left ear worked fine and the right ear was at about 10%. Not sure if you have ever tried listening to music in a gym with one earbud significantly louder than the other but the frustration definitely fuels any extra reps you may push for. I'm not sure if my set was a lemon but the experience was less than satisfactory. To rub dirt in my scrapes, I declined the warranty at checkout thinking the headphones would last longer than the receipt would stay in my pocket. My next pair of corded backups will not be the same.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good cheap haedphones

    Posted
    donnell
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    I have been buying these headphones to ride a motorcycle for the past few years. I had an expensive pair of headphones for the bike but I broke them and had to go back to these. The fit is very comfortable even better than the more expensive pair they don't hurt after a long ride. The only down fall is if you wear them for a long period and sweat in them the screen over the speaker gets clogged and the music becomes very hard to hear. Like I said I have bought about 5 or 6 pairs over the years and I just decided to take a pair apart and see why this happened to the others. I found out if you remove the screen they work just like new again. Worth the $20, not a huge difference in sound quality over the $100 other headphones I have, especially at lower volumes when cranked all the way up you can hear the differance. Haven't used much for working out but the few times the fit nice and worked as designed. Only thing is the leads are two different lengths and that takes a little getting used too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    better for out doors

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    4KLover
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    I needed earbuds that would not be so distracting on morning walks and I Like to listen to podcasts. These buds are nice and comfortable and come with replacement cushions which I didn't know till I opened the box. The cord is nice and long so as far as comfort and not being distracting has worked better then the Apple ones. I do have and older Apple 6 phone and did not want to buy expensive Blu tooth at this time. I was disappointed in my store here. I explained to the floor staff my needs and the person who was helping me did not know stock very well. I was able to find these on my own, but that was the kind of service that makes people not want to go into the store and that means brick stores are going to disappear..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect

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    underdog217
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    I got these as a last ditch effort when my headphones broke while I was on vacation and I needed something reliable for my trip home and futures adventures at the gym and I was pleasantly surprised. The price was very fair, and I always prefer sport clip/over the ear headphones to anything else so that I can be active while wearing them without fear of them falling out. These definitely hit the mark. They don't seem to have any problem keeping secured, the sound is really great for a low cost headphone, and they aren't as tight or as noticeable as other sport clip earbuds. I do recommend these as a great/cheap headphone for anyone who is physically active. The only downside being that they don't split ears as most headphones do. The wire runs from device to your left ear, then the wire travels from the left speaker to the right, carrying the wire under your chin to look like a goof. Either way, I give it a solid thumbs up and think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great set of inexpensive Headphones

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    Richard601
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    Needed a pair of headphones to use with my phone for the gym. These inexpensive wired headphones are great if one falls out, it stays with you, no batteries to run out or worry about charging. The sound is good, and if I wreck them at the gym, well they were inexpensive and I will replace them with the same or similar model. The only downside is the cord, it can get pulled on or get tangled when not in use, but its also easy to take one out of your ear and let it hang to talk with someone. I think the minor issues don't outweigh the benefits. Plus my daughter said I don't look "Bougie" sporting the white Bluetooth headphones everyone else has...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for working out

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    Walt
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    I purchased these to use when I am in the gym (planet fitness) working out. They have a nice loud sound and depending on the device you use I would not turn them all the way up because they could damage your ears. Only issues with these are the short left ear cord which seems like a defect. The right ear cord is plenty long enough but it does feel and look weird when place in your ear with the left one being so short. The only other issue is that in order to hear the bass which they do have you need to push the ear piece into the ear more. Overall they are good for what I paid which was under $20. I wore them on the plane last week and they canceled out a lot of the jet engine noise when I pushed them further in my ear. Some reviews say that they didn't last them long or they shorten out after getting wet from sweat but I sweat hard at the gym and they have held up find for me with no issues in the month I have had them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent value headphones

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    Gorilla800lbs
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    This is a perfect option for workouts if you don't need the headset/microphone capability. The drivers are responsive and clear of distortions at the highest volumes my Sony Xperia Z5 is capable of putting out. They ensure that the buds stay in and dont plop out once you begin to sweat. After using them for workouts and backyard cleanups and everything in-between, I don't see any signs of wear and tear. They come with S, M and L tips. M fit my ear canals comfortably. The best feature of the design are the earloops. They are stiff enough to keep the buds in place, but at the same time the lateral surfaces are soft enough so as not to be an annoyance when I wear a hat. Previous headphones I had (adidas/Sennheiser) had that issue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    You can do better than these.

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    teddymac23
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    I know you get what you pay for. And these are certainly among the "cheapie" earbuds, so I'm not that upset with my purchase. Sound quality is about what you would expect for $20 earbuds. Not very rich and no bass quality whatsoever. My biggest hangup is the way in which they are worn. One tether (left ear) is significantly longer than the other. At first glance, I thought there was a production error. Nope. It seems that the left ear tether is meant to be draped behind the head. Not sure if I'm explaining this well enough, and maybe it's just me, but this proved to be very irritating while I ran. Very irritating. I was one and done with these. They have been set aside and will only be used as emergency/backup earbuds in the future, if ever at all.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent quality for the price

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    SnoopyWildseed
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    I purchased these headphones as a replacement for another brand. They were on sale when I went into Best Buy, so I figured, why not. I have small ears, and usually have problems finding earbuds to fit. The sports style that hooks over my ears works fine, and the earbuds fit inside my ears without discomfort. The sound quality is okay; it's not Bose or JBL, bit what can you expect for $20 headphones? They do what they need to do and are an affordable alternative. The only drawbacks are: --the strange, lopsided lengths of each ear phone (the right is way longer than the left). --the lack of a microphone. If you're using these earphones with a smartphone, remember to remove the jack from your phone before speaking. Otherwise, decent price/value/performance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Okay, but could be better

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    SnoopyWildseed
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    I saw these earbuds on sale & got them to replace my older, cheaper ones. I like the sports design of the earpieces that hook over the ears (I have small ears, and these have kept my earbuds from slipping out all the time while exercising). However, the strange, asymmetrical design takes some getting used to (the right ear cord is twice as long as the left one--on purpose). I also miss having a built-in microphone, which these earphones don't have; I have to remove the plug-in jack to answer/make phone calls. It's been a month since my purchase and now the sound quality in the left earphone is greatly diminished; I have to crank up the volume to get the barest sound in that ear. Had I known it would do this, I would have purchased another brand.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good quality, a little loose

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    Zedster
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    I like these headphones. I bought them because I play drums and have them wired into my ears so I can hear the other instruments without having a giant speaker next to me. They work as intended and the cord is plenty long enough, but I have difficulty getting the bud portions to actually stay in my ears. I hoped with the wrap around design, it wouldn't be a problem, but instead the design keeps them ON my ears, but the buds still tend to slip out pretty easily. The design itself is adequate, but it feels slightly odd to me. It doesn't feel like it quite fits the shape of the ear right. Might just be my ears, though. Sound quality seems good, though I'm not an audiophile by any stretch of the word, so your experience may vary!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great full sound

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    TMac
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    The rated frequencies are not as high and low as many other brand name buds (often more expensive), but these are terrific sounding for the money and exceed the others frequency response. I have two pair now and would consider cutting off the ear loops on one pair to use more conventionally since I'm not sure I could find better sound without the loops without spending big $$$. The wire routing though the loop plastic below the speakers also makes these more durable if the wire gets accidentally caught on something and gets tugged (e.g., the wires won't pull out of the speaker connections as easily). With the loops, they stay in my ears very well through even with high motion activities (burpees, agility drills, etc.).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for the big man!

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    RANGE
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    I needed to find headphones for my 6yr old son before vacation. We went into the store and looked at various types of headphones. Most of them didn't fit his small ears and he didn't want "childish" looking headphones. He picked this cool looking loop around pair and totally loves them. So much that he accidentally sat on them about 3 weeks later and crunch. I wanted to grab different ones and complained about the two replacement pairs. The third pair were these original JVC's and he doesn't listen to anything without them. So obviously they're very comfortable to him. And I guess his "I know what sounds good to me" trait is in full swing. Based on all that, I had to give them 5 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend