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alaTest has collected and analyzed 493 reviews of JVC HA-NC100. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Comments about the usability and portability are generally positive. The noise isolation and sound are also mentioned favorably, but reviews about the bass quality and comfort are different. There are some negative comments about the durability and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the JVC HA-NC100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 482 user reviews of JVC HA-NC100 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on People really like the usability and portability. The noise isolation and sound are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the comfort, and the durability and reliability get negative opinions.

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82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: JVC HANC100 Noise Cancelling Headphones

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: PC Magazine (



These noise cancelers aren't as compact as the AKGs, but they provide excellent noise reduction, with 20- to 30-dB reductions throughout most of the range. Passive noise reduction is effective in the higher end, and the active circuit does a good job...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Rick Broida (

JVC HA-NC100 Noise Cancelling Headphones


The cushy JVC HA-NC100 Noise-cancelling headphones don't block out ambient noise entirely, but they do a good job of reducing it -- for an affordable price as well.

Inexpensive ; Comfortable ear cups ; Convenient fold-up design ; Autoretracting 1.5-meter cord ; Solid sound quality

Noise-cancellation feature affects only lower frequencies ; A bit weak on bass

As for the headphones themselves, we found sound quality to be decent overall. Bass response seemed a little weak, and during quiet music passages, we could occasionally detect a bit of the hiss produced by the active circuit, though only in the right...

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: N/A (

JVC HA-NC100 3.5mm Connector Circumaural Noise Cancelling Headphone


automatic cord reel. one x AAA (1.5volt) battery needed for noise cancelling, which is activated by a small switch. noise cancelling technology appears very effective

battery operated. standard plastic construction. somewhat tight fit on the ears

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Court (

Not bad, a bit uncomfortable


Good sound, especially for the price. Pretty good noise-cancelling, though it's really more of a volume boost than anything else. Collapsible, folds down for easy transport, and comes with an extremely nice leather carrying pouch

A bit hard on the head, mainly on the top. Cable has worn out after about 2-3 years, warranty I received with it only lasted for one year. This is probably due to the retractable cord being pulled this way and that

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (



I'm not happy with the purchase. I've owed them for a week and just want something better. I've had headphones that don't noise cancel, but surround your ears and fit so comfortably that they block enough noise anyway. Also the noise cancelling doesn't...

Sound quality is fine for the average user. They are fairly loud as well. I mp3 palyer used to be at 2/3's volume, and with these I keep it around half volume

They aren't very comfortable at all. I wore them for about 4 hours at work and my ears felt completely crushed afterwards. I would prefer headphones that surround your ear instead of sitting on top. The folding part in the middle rubbes against the top...

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: N/A (

They work OK


I bought this headphone because I did not want to spend a huge amount on the top brand A headphones. The top of the headset tend to rub the top of my head a bit, and the ear cup could be a little bit bigger. Also, they don't fold to a very compact size.

Pretty good noise canceling. Sound quality is decent

Uncomfortable on long flights. Not as portable as they seem

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: scienceinpro... (

Solid product, but there are better out there ”


I've had these noice cancelling headphones for about seven years. During the first few years, this product was pretty solid. Granted, the noise it was able to cancel wasn't one-hundred percent; in fact, although it canceled out most noise, it still...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Just wants silence (



I bought these headphones because someone commented that they could not hear the noise of a riding lawnmower with these on. I found the noise level of TV, radio and any other noises to be same with or without. I work out in a gym with TV's and radio on...


Too Much Ambient Noise

May, 2009

Consumer review by: jvolzer (

JVC HA-NC100 Noise Canceling Headphones


Love these headphones! Over-the-ear gives a little better NR, but I find these more comfortable.Lot to like in JVC small, light, noise reducing headphonesPros:comfort, small, light, good NR, standard AAA battery, nice case, priceCons:not as much noise...

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: wheels-a-go-go (

Works Great


I absolutely love these headphones. I bought them for my girlfriend. She loves them too. She was looking for some headphones to wear while she was on the riding lawnmower and they worked perfectly

Comfortable, Durable, Highly Compatible, Lightweight, Rich Sound

Aug, 2008

Product Specifications

The HA-NC100 is a noise canceling headphone that can produce a 75% noise reduction when in the active mode. It also has 50 hours of use on one AAA battery. The HA-NC100 also has a cord rewind system, so that it will retract its 4.9 foot cord back up into its left earpiece. And to make it easy to travel, the HA-NC100 folds down into a compact size for easy traveling and it comes with an airplane adapter and a carry pouch. And when you are not traveling the HA-NC100s can be used in the passive mode for great performance at home.

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:10 - 22000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

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Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC HA

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