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alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 reviews of JVC HA-NCX78. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and price. The noise isolation and sound also get good feedback. Many are negative about the treble quality and durability.

comfort, sound, noise isolation, price, portability

durability, treble quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the JVC HA-NCX78 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of JVC HA-NCX78 from The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Views about the usability and portability are overall positive. The price and comfort are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the durability and noise isolation.

sound, comfort, price, portability, usability

noise isolation, durability

42% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: JVC HA-NCX78 In Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones with Monitor, Adaptor and Case

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for JVC HA-NCX78


alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of JVC HA-NCX78 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Reviewers really like the noise isolation and price. The sound and portability are also appreciated. Views are divided on the durability, while many are critical about the bass quality and treble quality.

comfort, portability, sound, price, noise isolation

treble quality, bass quality

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC HANCX78 Inner Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones (Silver)JVC HANCX78 Inner Ear Noise cancel (Silver)

Nov, 2015

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Expert review by: Jammer (

JVC HA-NCX78 Review


JVC HA-NCX78 earbuds brings the ultimate level of concentration to the music

JVC HA-NCX78 earbuds helps you to concentrate only on music avoiding the barking of neighborhood dog or any loud sound coming out from television. You can completely forget about the rest of world and take bring together your ear and mind into the...

The audible hiss sometimes bothers otherwise JVC HA-NCX78 earbuds gives clarity

JVC HA-NCX78 earbuds provide a reduction of other noises almost 88%. The monitoring system hanging between the earbuds and the input jack gives the idea of noise reduction. The button on that monitoring system can keep you away from all kinds of sound...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Jeff Bordeaux (

JVC HA-NCX78 Multi Noise Canceling EarBuds Review


The last pair of JVC earbuds I reviewed I didn't like so much.  These are much better, and cheaper!  The JVC HA-NCX78 Multi Noise Canceling EarBuds claim to reduce up to 88% of ambient noise interference.  How you could accurately gauge that is beyond...

Decent noise reduction in a variety of scenarios ; Good features: shirt clip, ear loops, active monitoring ; Fair price given performance

Noise reduction systems can be more placebo than reality ; Wind noise reduction is weak ; Sound reproduction can always be better

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (

Not impressed


I've tried these in both a cube farm as well as a couple of long flights. The noise cancelling does reduce low droning noise, but does nothing to reduce anything else. I found I got more noise cancellation from the good fit, than from the active noise...

Good selection of ear pads, good fit, good sound

Poor to non-existent noise cancelling

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: User (

I like them


I use them while flying and am very pleased. They remove background noise very well. You can still hear other passenger voices but I have yet to find any noise cancelling headset able to remove that

The cord could be a little longer but they are still very usable

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Kalin (



None. They work like standard ear buds, which you can get free when you buy an mp3 player

Noise canceling doesn't work in any way shape or form

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: lowbob79 (

Good ear buds at a fantastic price.


Initially impressed... they're not perfect, but they work well.

After opening the package, I immediately went and stood by my woodstove, with the external fan turned as high as it would go. The earbuds fit snuggly in my ear canal, blocking a good amount of noise on their own. I then cycled the power switch for the...

The compartment for the battery should be further up the cord, or further down. It has a clip on it, but it is too short to reach your beltline, so it hangs and tries to pull the earbuds out

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: lugaru (

Sounds great!


Really good audio right off the bat ; The long thick barrel buds (one of the many that come with it) are perfect in terms of comfort and blocking out noise ; Noise reduction is hard to notice until you get on the subway and find yourself not having to...

The heavy dangly battery pack is an inconvenience, but you can clip it to your jacket. I guess it is a trade off to not wearing bulky headsets with the battery in one ear

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: Owl (

These are okay.


They fit well, and the rubber pieces you can attach for securing the phones over-the-ear is useful. The sound is fine

I was unimpressed with the noise reduction. I got these to use on airplane flights, and I found the noise reduction barely noticeable. A better choice for noise reduction is the audio-technica ath-anc3

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Paul (

Not very good


Build seems ok

Very short cord from the main section (battery/electronics/clip) ; If this was meant to be a belt clip, you would have to be 3 feet tall. The noise reduction is negligable. I bought this instead of the Sony. I got cheap, WRONG! Sony sounds better with...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Nascarnick (



Overall I love these headphones because of the active electronic noise cancellation. I basically only use these for yard work (Which I do a lot of). These buds allow me to hear all frequencies of my music without cranking up the volume. I would not...

I love these headphones. The standard earpieces are very comfortable and stay in my ears very well. I like the detachable ear loop too ; The electronic noise reduction is really pretty impressive. It cancels out almost all engines or motors. I use...

Like all noise cancelling headphones they don't do a very good job of cancelling out human speech. Don't expect them to silence everyone around you. These headphones are best with low frequency and repetitive noise like engines and motors ; I...

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

The JVC HA-NCX78 headphones use several noise-reduction technologies to not only reduce ambient noise but also cord friction noise, wind noise and electrical noise, while maintaining excellent user comfort and outstanding sound quality. Superior noise canceling technology built into JVC HA-NCX78 headphones reduces ambient noise by up to 88 percent. This makes them a fine choice for enjoying music, and also for minimizing distraction by environmental noise in order to relax or concentrate more effectively.

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:In-ear ear-bud
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:18 - 22000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Portable audio system

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC HA