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alaScore 81

548 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 548 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability and bass quality. The value for money and comfort also get good feedback. Views are divided on the build quality, while there are some critical views about the reliability.

sound, comfort, value for money, bass quality, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the JVC HA-FR36 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 548 reviews)

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JVC HAFR36V Marshmallow (Violet)


The first thing you're likely to do upon obtaining a new MP3 player is load it up with all your favorite music. Once that's done, the next best step is to replace the shoddy earbuds that came packaged with it. Of course, not everyone wants to drop a...

The JVC Marshmallow headphones are very inexpensive. They offer a secure, comfortable fit and good audio quality. They come in a wide variety of colors to match any recent iPod Nano.

The top part of the cable seems fragile, and the shallow earpiece design may not work for all users.

The JVC Marshmallow headphones are an exceptional value thanks to an ultralow price tag combined with solid audio quality, noise isolation capability, and a secure fit.

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Amazon review summary for JVC HA-FR36


alaTest has collected and analyzed 216 user reviews of JVC HA-FR36 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on

sound, comfort, bass quality, value for money, microphone

86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC HAFR36B Marshmallow Inner Ear Headphones with Microphone and Remote (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)JVC HAFR36B Marshmallow Inner Ear Headphones with Microphone and Remote (Black)JVC HAFR36P Marshmallow Inner Ear Headphones with Microphone and Remote -Pink

Consumer review by:

Great Earbuds


The sound is great and the memory foam ear pieces conform perfectly to your ear. Great for when I'm in front of my computer coding

I just opened the package so I'm curious how durable the memory foam is with ear dirt and sweat :) 5 eggs for now


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Great earphones but be careful Android


the switch on the microphone does not work well with my Android HTC smartphone. It can change the song you are listening to, but also call someone with just one click.

Comfortable","Compact","Great Sound","Lightweight

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Sound Quality and All


I'm thinking about buying another pair just for the different color so if I am willing to get more than one they must be good. JVC is really underrated and I have tried other leading brands such as Beats and JVC is up there with it for lower price and...

Amazing Bass depending on your software and the song quality, never scratchy, Very cheap, last long I have had them for about 2 months and they are still going like I bought them yesterday, I use them every night at work, Very comfortable when I put...

None that I can really list besides some earpieces not fitting in your ear

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JVC Earbuds are great and well constructed


JVC Marshmallow Earbuds are a great set of earbuds. I love how they fit in my ears. I think you will love these earbuds too. What the description from Amazon does not tell you that these earbuds are actual constructed from memory foam material. I also...

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Best earbuds Ive had


These JVC earbuds are comfortable, good sound quality, and good non-stick material. They block outside noise and are not heard by outsiders like most earbuds which annoy others with the tinny sounds.This product has... Perfect fitAbout me... Budget...

comfort, price


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Got these 3 years ago.


I gave these 4 stars for a couple of reasons. I got these 3 years ago as back up headphones. They were on sale for $10 at the time. At that price 3 years ago, they were totally worth it. 3 years ago you could not find earbuds with a mic for under $25....

They lasted long, great value

Sound quality

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Cannot use without earpieces.


Use of headset earpieces while driving is illegal in Hawaii. Without headset, device is unusable unless mike is held next to mouth and speaker next to ear...holding device like this is also illegal while driving in Hawaii. Thus constrained, I would...

Inability to use while sitting in driver's seat

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Poor fitting earphones


These are the worst fitting earphones as they will not stay inside your ears!This product has... Fall out of ears easily, Poor fit

Earphones consistently fall out of your ears

Product Specifications


Display: No
Integrated Amplifier: No
LCD Display: No
Mute Control: No
Noise Cancellation: No
Sound System:STEREO
Switchbox from Telephone to Headset: No
Volume Control: Yes


Bluetooth: No
Connection:3.5 mm Plug

General Features

Compatibility:for 4 and more brands
Form factor:In Ear Headset
Product Type:In Ear Headset
Type:In Ear / In Ear Headset