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JVC HA-M5X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 439 reviews of JVC HA-M5X. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and comfort. The bass quality and price also get good feedback, but there are some mixed reviews about the size. Many are negative about the portability.

sound, price, bass quality, comfort, durability

portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the JVC HA-M5X is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for JVC HA-M5X

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 252 user reviews of JVC HA-M5X from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the durability and comfort. The bass quality and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the size and portability. Opinions about the noise isolation and reliability are different.

sound, price, bass quality, comfort, durability

portability, size

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: JVC HAM5X Xtreme Xplosives Around Ear Headphone

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JVC HA-M5X

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 user reviews of JVC HA-M5X from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. Opinions about the price and comfort are generally positive. The durability and sound also get good reviews, but reviews are divided on the reliability. Many are less positive about the portability.

bass quality, sound, durability, comfort, price

portability

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC Ham5X Xtreme Around Ear Headphones (Discontinued by Manufacturer)JVC Ham5X Xtreme Around Ear HeadphonesNew - Xtreme Xplosives Around Ear by JVC America - HA-M5X

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

JVC HA-M5X

 

Far better than most under-$50 headphones and a major upgrade over Apple earbuds. Handles heavy bass at high volumes without distorting

Design is a bit over-the-top. Not terribly comfortable for long listening periods

If you can get past the too-flashy design, audio performance from the $50 JVC HA-M5X headphones exceeds expectations.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Thomas (headphoneinfo.com)

JVC HA-M5X

 

The JVC HA-M5Xs are a pair of relatively inexpensive over-ears that come packaged like most plastic toys do: in a clear plastic clamshell that is impossible to open without a knife. Despite some disappointing audio quality results and a design more...

The JVC HA-M5Xs are a little disappointing in performance, but not irredeemably so.

May, 2011

Expert review by: Justin Yu (cnet.com)

JVC Xtreme Xplosives (Black) review: JVC Xtreme Xplosives (Black)

 

While most audiophiles value open headphones that emphasize balanced accuracy over artificial bass boosting, the popularity of digitally enhanced headphones like the Monster Beats by Dr. Dre Studio prove the average consumer's attraction to bass. JVC...

A unique Ring Port structure in the earpads gives the JVC HA-M5X full-size headphones a deep bass kick for a much lower price than competing models.

The headphones leak sound even at low volumes, exposing your music tastes to the world around you.

You'll get a kick out of the JVC HA-M5X headphones if you like music that emphasizes thundering bass, and their sturdy construction and adequate noise cancellation come at an affordable price.

May, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Thomas (reviewed.com)

JVC HA-M5X

 

A scientific, in-depth analysis with side-by-side comparisons

While it’s plain to see that the JVC HA-M5Xs are by no means studio headphones, but they aren’t going to leave you with an empty feeling that you’ve gotten ripped off if you pick them up either. Despite their bland design and mediocre-to-bad frequency...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

JVC HAM5X Xtreme Xplosives Around Ear

 

Aggressive-looking headphones, aggressively priced.

Wide sound ; Can sound great with sufficient EQ

Unbalanced sound ; Lack treble sparkle ; Not that comfortable ; Significant sound leakage

The JVC HAM5X Xtreme Xplosives Around Ear are basic headphones, with little need for accessories. The 1.2m cable ends in a 3.5mm jack, and is home to neither handsfree kit nor remote control. There's no case supplied, but at the low price it's not...

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Afrosamuraiist (cnet.com)

"Amazing over ear headphones, can't fault for the price"

 

they are amazing and a complete steal - for me no headphones around its price range are even in close comparison! <3 buy them!

Amazing Bass and plays mids well

leak sound, though this really does not bother me

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: xd3thw1shx (cnet.com)

"Great around the ear headphones for the price."

 

I have a pair of some premium noise-cancelling "Studio" gaudy headphones, and I don't exactly want to sweat all over them at the gym. With that said, the JVC Xtreme Xplosives are a magnificent value for the price. I listen to a lot of heavy rock and...

Cheaper than the leading gaudy headphones. The bass is in fact "Xplosive". Frequency response: 7Hz-23KHz. Not too many headphones sport a good freq response these days. I also dig the ridiculous aesthetic design.

Treble could be a little bit better.

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: le5042 (cnet.com)

"Blast of bass to the face, Awesome !"

 

I bought these headphones of ebay for £34 bargain and havn't regreted it one bit the bass they produce is awesome its like your getting punched in the face by it (in a good way). I thought the mid and highs would be distorted but it didn't notice any...

Powerfull 50mm bass drivers

None of yet

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: jordan m. (newegg.com)

Great while they lasted.

 

i would buy these again but nobody has them in stock except am zon, and every time i buy something from ama zon it's a counterfeit or a really cra ppy damaged product! it would be nice to see these on newegg as i would graciously buy these again.

for $65 at the time i got these they were quite comparable to headphones of a higher price. great bass and it is hard to find headphones with the amount these have especially for the price. lasted from 2011 to 2016, very durable. professional sounding...

short cable and made the top of your head sore after a while, also the mids (125 hz to 2k) were deadly without an equalizer which is a simple fix and nearly every device / pc has one.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Dinatius (newegg.com)

Wub Cannons

 

I use these for everything from voice chat to gaming to music. Excellent for all applications. Recently, I dropped them and they dented my wall. Suffered no damage. Also, they really can get your ears shaking all the way down to 7 Hz without...

Beautiful sound quality, amazing bass and infrasound, solid construction, super comfortable

Heavy, but I hardly notice it anymore

May, 2013

Product Specifications

Configuration

Active Noise Cancellation: No
Dolby PL / AC3: No
Earclip: No
Neckband: No
Noise Cancellation: No

General Features

Ear Canal Headphone:Not Applicable
Indoor/Outdoor :Outdoor
Signal Connection:Wired
Type:Headphones / Traditional Headphone
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