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alaScore 84

1623 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1623 reviews of JVC HA-NC250. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and noise isolation. The comfort and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

sound, price, comfort, noise isolation, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the JVC HA-NC250 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for JVC HA-NC250


alaTest has collected and analyzed 177 user reviews of JVC HA-NC250 from 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 Reviews about the comfort and usability are overall positive. The noise isolation and sound are also mentioned favorably.

price, sound, noise isolation, usability, comfort

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

This summary is based on the products: JVC HA-NC250 High Quality Noise Cancelling Headphones with Comfortable Ear PadsJVC HANC250 Noise Cancelling Headphones with Travel Case Black

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for JVC HA-NC250


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1217 user reviews of JVC HA-NC250 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Opinions about the portability and noise isolation are on the whole positive. The comfort and sound are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the reliability.

price, sound, comfort, noise isolation, portability


84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC HANC250 Noise Cancelling Headphones - BlackJVC HANC250 High-Grade Noise-Cancelling HeadphonesJVC HANC250 High-Grade Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: CNET (

JVC HANC250 (Black)


The JVC HA-NC250 Noise Canceling Headphones make a great travel companion for those who demand quality sound. And they may not be cheap, but they seem that way next to the Bose QuietComfort 3.

The JVC HA-NC250 Noise Canceling Headphones are comfortable and offer good sound quality, including tight bass response. The headphones work with or without the noise-cancellation feature activated. JVC includes handy accessories such as a compact,...

The cable that comes with the JVC HA-NC250 is too short for nonportable use

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Mathew Honan (

The Price Is Right for Headphones, But the Leash Is Sho...


Price-wise, JVC's snug but easily adjustable phones are well within reach of even nonaristocrats, but the 4-foot audio cable is too short for just about

Oct, 2008

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The new JVC HA-NC250 combines outstanding sound quality with advanced noise-canceling and isolation technologies to provide a superior listening experience. The HA-NC250's noise cancellation circuitry includes feedback technology that constantly...

Not yet reviewed by editors.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Dan McNamara (

JVC HA-NC250 Noise Cancelling Headphones


Noise cancelling headphones are almost a necessity for frequent travelers. Benchmark Reviews has just complete field trials of the JVC HA-NC250 noise cancelling headphones. These headphones provide solid all around performance for a very competitive...

Great value for money ; Interior noise cancellation feedback control ; Slim and effective carrying case ; Double wall earpiece construction ; Detachable Audio Cable ; Light weight

Audio Cord can become unattached at both ends ; Would like a longer Audio Cord ; Require ear pad removal in order to replace the battery

In all test environments, listening to various types of music the JVC Ha-NC250 Noise Cancelling Headphones perform as advertised. Noise is reduced sufficiently to allow you to listen to your music at a reasonable level. Audio reproduction is crisp and...

Oct, 2012

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Expert review by: Jammer (

JVC HA-NC250 Review


Use JVC HA-NC250 head phone to avoid back ground sound

JVC HA-NC250 headphone contains a noise cancellation circuitry. Within a very affordable price listening music will go up to a very superior level with this device. Your joy will be enhanced with no background noise giving a superior listening experience

JVC HA-NC250 headphone possesses a problem with buzzing. The clarity hampers while you are being shaken

JVC HA-NC250 headphone assures to provide 85% external ambient noise clearance while listening to music. Its feedback technology gives to two JVC pioneering developments helping the listener to be isolated from external noises. This strong monitoring...

May, 2011


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This JVC headset will provide you with an excellent listening experience. They are capable of playing a wide range of sounds and can cancel up to 85 percent of ambient noise. Since they are lightweight, these noise-canceling headphones won't weigh your...

One battery lasts 50 hours

The design doesn't isolate noise as well as others

These headphones will give you long-lasting noise cancellation.

Expert review by: Frank Lewis (

JVC HA-NC250 noise-cancelling headphones review


The JVC HA-NC250's impressive sound quality and excellent noise-cancelling features mean these comfortable cans are a good option for weary travellers. The attractive price doesn't harm their cause either

Comfortable ; Good sound quality ; Good noise-cancelling capabilities

Non-folding design ; Battery compartment is badly located

Conclusion We hate the hard-to-get-at battery compartment, but this is a small fault on what is otherwise an impressive pair of headphones. If you're after a comfortable set of cans with good sound quality and great noise-cancelling features then these...

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: rjchief (

"Short battery life, unreliable, but nice when they work"


This product, when it works, works well for the money. It is hard to find inexpensive noise-canceling headphones, and these fit the bill for a regular business traveler with not the best hearing to begin with. That said, the short battery life made the...

Great set of accessories allows the headphones (and other peripherals) to be used in a variety of settings

Battery life is incredibly short -- I couldn't go on more than 3 trips without replacing them (although the AAA batteries fit easily within the case

May, 2011

Consumer review by: dquetsch (

"bad battery life and not reliable"


After less then 2 weeks of owning the headphones I had to call in for a replacement set because the noise isolation would work properly. The noise isolation would randomly turn on and off at a moments notice resulting in poor quality sound. I thought...

When working, it is a very comfortable set of headphones with a very crisp sound and good noise isolation.

Poor battery life

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: simon_nyc (

"Sound cuts out during movement or moderate volume"


I will not buy another pair of headphones without trying them out first. I don't listen to music at high volumes but when stationary the bass distorts. When walking, or travelling the sound cuts in and out. Unless yous listening to news casts at a...

Comes with a case

Walking or travelling on a train, plane, the sound cuts in and out! This is apparently a known issue. I listen primarily to Classic Rock and the bass breaks up constantly. They sound terrible

Dec, 2010

Product Specifications

The HA-NC250's noise cancellation circuitry includes feedback technology that constantly monitors the noise cancellation process. As a result, the headphones eliminate up to 85 percent of extraneous background noise. To further block noise, the HA-NC250 offers two JVC innovations that help isolate the listener from outside sounds. First, each earpiece employs a double housing structure for an extra sound insulation layer. Second, JVC developed a technique for attaching the headphone's smooth memory foam cushioned ear pads to the housing that helps isolate background noise. The smooth pads also enhance comfort. These sound isolation features, for which patents have been applied, are especially important since the HA-NC250 can be used with the active noise cancellation switched off. For the best possible sound quality, the headphone uses a 40mm neodymium driver in each earpiece. For comfort and portability, the JVC HA-NC250 is one of the lightest headphones in its class, weighing just 5.3 ounces. It folds flat, and when folded is slimmer than most competing models. Included with the HA-NC250 are a slim carrying case, a four-foot detachable cord, airline dual plug adapter, and 0.25 inch plug adapter for use with many home audio and video components. The headphones use a single 1.5-volt AAA battery for powering the noise cancellation circuitry.

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

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Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC HA

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