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JVC HA-S500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of JVC HA-S500. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviews about the bass quality and usability are on the whole positive. The portability and price are also appreciated, but there are some mixed opinions about the size. There are some less positive views about the soundstage and durability.

sound, price, portability, usability, bass quality

comfort, durability, soundstage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the JVC HA-S500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for JVC HA-S500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of JVC HA-S500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the sound. The bass quality is also appreciated. There are some critical views about the soundstage.

bass quality, sound

soundstage

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

The most solid-performing closed on-ear headphone I have heard in its price range

 

This is my fourth review here on head-fi and unlike my previous reviews I've decided to put a lot more effort into this one, which may sound odd considering that these are the cheapest headphones I currently own but I found that my previous reviews...

Affordable price, audio quality, portability, aesthetic

Not comfortable for long hearing sessions, hard ear-pads

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

The most solid-performing closed on-ear headphone I have heard in its price range

 

This is my fourth review here on head-fi and unlike my previous reviews I've decided to put a lot more effort into this one, which may sound odd considering that these are the cheapest headphones I currently own but I found that my previous reviews...

Affordable price, audio quality, portability, aesthetic

Not comfortable for long hearing sessions, hard ear-pads

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

Probably the best low-budget phones ever made.

 

I bought this product via eBay, paid a ridiculous 33 dollars for it, from Japan, shipping included. :D They are almost free, but only available in Japan. Here are my brief expressions. I opened the really simple package, plugged them in my Fiio,...

Sound, lows, DYNAMICS!!! Amazing value for money ratio.

No in-line controls, no carry case, doesn´t feel sturdy.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

One of the most well balanced enjoyable headphones

 

These have been my main headphones for a long time. Their simplicity combined with their excellent sonic character and relatively cheap price make them legendary headphones. There's a reason they have a cult following.

Perfect combination of highs, mids, lows with very good clarity.

For an on-ear it's almost flawless. Could probably use more soundstage but it's pretty good for an on-ear.

Dec, 2014

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

Price/Performance rate is awesome but build quality not equal to this f/p rate :/ Not comfortable because of PADS.. But usable :)

 

Sounds quality is really god i have to say this. This headphone is undisputed wonderfull :) I wish i can say these words to comfort. But i cant say this. Because pads are killing me and my ears. I dont want to change it but i must i guess. What is my...

Price/Performance rate is awesome

build quality not equal to this f/p rate.Not comfortable because of PADS.

Dec, 2013

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

Excellent bang for the buck.

 

TL;DR: If you're looking for a good portable with excellent sound, go buy these now. I said now. Why are you still reading this? I said go buy it! I would like to start by saying that those can usually be found between $30-$70. I got mine for $40 and...

fun sounding, very detailed, portable, folds up, smooth treble (non-fatiguing), easy to drive.

uncomfortable for long periods of use, some may find them too bassy (i don't), a carrying case would've been nice.

Aug, 2013

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

Great first pair of cans!

 

These are my first pair of cans and straight out of the package they look pretty amazing. When I first put them on I thoroughly enjoyed what i heard. Works well for bluesy songs and there is an emphasis on bass but not incredibly bass heavy by any...

PRICE, awesome sound, is very capable for all songs, dont look half bad

Comfort may be an issue for some (not for me), wish cords were detachable but can't complain for this price

May, 2013

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

JVH HA-s500: Amazing value in an extremely portable package!

 

I got these straight from Japan via Tenso right as Dsnuts got the hype train rolling last fall. Bought 3 pairs, of which I gave one to a colleague (yes,they are so inexpensive you can just give them away!) and one to my brother in law, and luckily, I...

Price! They are basically free! Portability, they fold up really nicely. Bang for buck! Fun sound with slight emphasis on bass!

The black version has been know to chip (wear). Can be uncomfortable during prolonged use.

May, 2013

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

JVH HA-s500: Amazing value in an extremely portable package!

 

I got these straight from Japan via Tenso right as Dsnuts got the hype train rolling last fall. Bought 3 pairs, of which I gave one to a colleague (yes,they are so inexpensive you can just give them away!) and one to my brother in law, and luckily, I...

Price! They are basically free! Portability, they fold up really nicely. Bang for buck! Fun sound with slight emphasis on bass

The black version has been know to chip (wear). Can be uncomfortable during prolonged use

May, 2013

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

JVC HA-S500 Quality Supra-aural. Carbon Nano Tube Technology

 

Straight out of Japan, not available in North America, why do the Japanese get all the good toys? I have had these for just over 2 months now and these are my go to portable headphone. The S500's are light, compact and I personally do not find them...

Amazing Soung, Very easy to drive.

Uncomfortable for some, Fork swivels can creak at the end of travel, Carying case or bag would have been nice.

May, 2013
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