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alaTest has collected and analyzed 958 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and bass quality. The value for money and comfort also get good comments, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the JVC HA-FX34 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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JVC HAFX34V 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.

Staff Recommended

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JVC HA-FX33 Marshmallows


Inexpensive and generally comfortable to wear for extended periods. Isolation is excellent, as is the build quality of the headphone. Sound is generally clean sounding, although not exactly neutral

Not the last word is midrange clarity. Cable could be thicker. Foam tips can get rather gross after a few listening sessions. Bass is tad lumpy

For under-$20, it is hard to criticize these in-ear earphones too harshly. Sound quality is certainly above average and the isolation from outside noise is really quite superb. Far better than any other headphone at this price point.

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JVC Marshmallow


JVC's Marshmallow Inner-ear Headphones are one of the most popular earbuds available today. Many people are familiar with marshmallow headphones, but few people are so familiar with their

The bass response is fantastic, producing frequencies well below any other pair of earbuds we reviewed

The audio quality, outside of the bass, isn’t very impressive, and the one-year warranty is quite short

While the bass is impressive, it’s one of only a few standout features of the JVC Marshmallow Earbuds.


Consumer review by:

"You get what you pay for..."


Earbuds are hard to find the correct/perfect size. One day you will find your best size and fall in love with it, while others will notice the quality drop because its not for them. From my experience, these headphones were not a good fit for me, as it...

The only good thing about these earbuds is that they are cheap.

They fit normally on my ear, doesn't feel too natural. The sound quality is horrible, worse than $5 earbuds. The squishy memory foam tips drown out the music and give 0 bass unless you press the earbuds into your ear (which is probably not safe).

Consumer review by:

"Not just for price, these are some quality headphones!"


The best headphones i've ever used at that price range. They may not quite match up to something like beats, but they're pretty awesome nonetheless.

They have an incredible sound, if you like the softer sides of music, and very distinct. The bass is very amazing, and the headphones lasted me for about a year before one split on a manufactured line, and it could have been fixed easily with super glue h

They do reproduce sounds through their wires, but you'll be hardpressed to find headphones that don't. and if you're listening to music through them while you're wearing them, you don't really hear anything at all anyway.

Consumer review by:

"Tip for former skullcandy owners"


After just under a year of owning these, the foam eartips wore out and would no longer stay on the bud (they would get stuck in my ears). I didn't think the replacements were worth it since the cost is halfway to a new decent pair of headphones, just...



Consumer review by:

"superior qulaity at a low price"


for the low price you can't beat the sound of these headphones, they are as good as or better than a lot of the more expensive headphones out there and they are very comfortable i highly recommend this product

loud, comfortable, great sound - doesn't muffle you can hear all the tracks in the mix, not too bassy like a lot of the newer hearphones out there with the bass overpowering the music .... the sound is comparable to 100 dollar headphones

like a lot of headphones the plugin is weak and breaks fairly easily if you use your headphones a lot, the cord itself could be longer but other than that they are perfect

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"GREAT product at an EXCELLENT price!"


These in ear headphones are amazing with their sound quality, and all the better with the low price. I have used an expensive pair of Bose in ear headphones before, and these JVCs no only cost MUCH less, but had better quality! A very good buy!

Exception audio quality, with deep bass, comfortable highs and lows, and amazing noise cancelation.

None! A solid product!

Consumer review by:

"Beware avid mp3 users!"


Do not buy if you intend to use while exercising or working.

Great sound and bass until it starts to short.

The insulation around the adapter(plug) is VERY WEAK. If you are listening while active over 1 hour a day it will short and tear after 1 month. This has happened to me 2 times back to back!

Consumer review by:

"Great value for picky people"


I was looking for a pair of buds to replace the terrible free iPod ones. My primary criteria were comfort, price, and retention (as I exercise with them). I found that they are extremely comfortable; you just stick the bud in your ear and after it has...

Comfortable (conforms to your ear shape)

Not for the long-term investor!

Product Specifications

JVC is one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of sophisticated audio, video and related software products. Building upon a wealth of technologies the company is moving decisively to offer appropriate solutions for the multimedia age. To remain at the forefront of the audiovisual industry in the 21st century, JVC is marshalling its resources to create the ultimate in appealing, cost-competitive products.

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud/In-ear ear-bud
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:8 - 23000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Portable audio system

Dimensions & Weight



Model:FX33A/FX33B/FX33W/FX34 Marshmallow/FX34-RN Marshmallow
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC HA

Remote Control

Type: None