147 of 153 people found the following review helpful
on June 6, 2010
I purchased these after my SONY MDR-J10 sport headphones finally gave out. As soon as I put these on I noticed the headphones fit much better in my ears than the Sony's did. Second the earpiece loop is flexible and soft. The best feature is the ear loops are adjustable and have 3 settings which allow you to cinch the ear loops downward to keep the earpieces secure. Third the cord is of ample length. Now I plugged them into my Zune HD and turned on some Nin Inch Nails (good to test highs, mids, and lows). Highs are great, the Mids are a bit hollow but good for sport headphones, and the lows are also a bit lacking but far better than my Sony's were. Next test was a 1 hour circuit training workout at the gym. Through all the exercises, which included barbells, jumping, pull ups, etc these things stayed really secure. With my old Sony's I was always having to push them back in. Another great surprise was how well they isolate background noise. My Gym always plays terrible music and I always had to have the headphones cranked to block it out. I can lower the volume on my Zune from 26 to 20 with these. I love these headphones! ( I run too but just haven't done that test yet, but I bet the will pass with flying colors).
65 of 67 people found the following review helpful
on August 11, 2010
I bought these to replace my ear bud headphones (they were great, but I was sick of them coming loose from my ear while running). These were wonderful. I ran a 5k with them in and didn't have to adjust them even once. The adjustable hook is SPLENDID.
41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
on September 20, 2010
I bought these after the $50 Sennheiser unit I'd bought broke. The JVC's stay put, don't hurt, and sound good. During a couple of hour-long sessions (one hiking, one gardening) they never budged. At the sub $15 price they're an amazing deal!
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on March 11, 2013
There are those who need the very best, high-end, high fidelity ear candy. I am not one of those, and these are not one of them.
I am frankly too old in the ear to gain the benefits of the best, and even if I weren't, the idea of spending over 100 dollars on a pair of what will inevitably be a pair of disposable headphones insults my sensibilities.
I have better long-term junk I'd rather waste a Franklin on.
These guys are for train commuting, 45 minutes twice a day, five days a week. The headphones strap on, get wrapped around the ipod, and get lightly misused. I know they're going to bust - it takes about 6-9 months. In fact, these are the third pair of this model I've purchased, and they're in reserve for that day when the left earphone on my current set starts to crackle and die. Then, I'll buy a fourth pair to hold in reserve in expectation of this pair's death. .
The way I figure it, that'll give me about two and a half years use for 36 bucks. With Dre "Beats" running $150, this tin-eared codger can make do with 11 years of these things for the same cash. Past that, I doubt I'd get them past the hearing aids. Or the mortuary.
The old gray horse aint what he used to be; but he's still taking his music on the go, and even at a buck a month, the sound quality is better than those Walkman players my generation started out with. So, OK.
19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on August 21, 2010
I bought these for my husband to use during his sweaty gym workouts. He said they don't always stay in his ears while he's running, but they have great sound and are putting up with his sweaty ears for now. Recommended earphones for a very reasonable price.
21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on October 7, 2011
I chose this pair of headphones because of the emphasis on adjustability, but find they only work for ears that are HUGE or HUGER. They fall right off at the smallest setting and the "ear bud" part is about as big as my thumb and would never rest snugly where it should. Very disappointed that i still have no headphones for running.
19 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on September 29, 2011
Purchased these headphones primarily for my workouts. During workouts with just weights the headphones are fairly stable, but the audio quality is awful. I have had the headphones for just over a month and I can already hear crackling in them. In my opinion even for cheap headphones this is unacceptable. Despite the crackling, I have noticed that as long as I am not power cleaning or anything that requires a lot of movement the headphones stay in place.
With that said, these headphones are terrible for running. I am constantly adjusting them while running to keep them in my ears. The clip that goes behind the ear does not reach behind my ear, but rather just catches the top which doesn't offer a lot of stability when running/jogging. I went out on a limb when I purchased these, because I needed a cheap replacement while my Sennheiser headphones were being repaired. In conclusion I would not recommend this product. Based on the quality and lack of stability, you would be better off purchasing the Sony behind the ear headphones for around the same price.
25 of 33 people found the following review helpful
on July 13, 2011
Well, first off, 2 things hugely influence my purchase. First, I am a complete metalhead and secondly, I go to the gym. So you pretty much get the picture. I bought these, thinking that they would hold up well in the gym and also deliver decently good sound quality. But it has disappointed on both fronts. On the music front, there is absolutely not an iota of bass coming out of the shrouded ear phones. I have a Transcend MP650 mp3 player with an equalizer and still could not get any noticeable bass, even at higher volumes. Also the wires are flimsy, so beware if they get caught up in something when you are working out at the gym. Also the back-ear rubber shrouds are comfortable, but they tend to slip when covered in sweat. Finally, the earphones do get uncomfortable and start hurting the ear canal after about 3-4 hours of continuous use.
So, to sum it up, do not buy this. Please. even if they are cheap. Look away.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on February 26, 2013
This is the second pair of JVC sport clip headphones that I have bought. The first pair is still running strong, but I tend to lose headphones quite easily so I got a backup just in case. I like the way these fit my ears and they are great for anyone who runs or exercises where you tend to move a lot (elliptical etc..). Sound quality is good and I like the adjustable feature on the clips.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on February 15, 2011
I only use this headphones at the gym when I am working out, and not for any other activities. That being said, these headphones are better than my previous Sony in-ear style buds (w/o clips) that constantly kept falling out of my ears. And my Sony one's died after less than 6 months of use which led me to search for a better pair of headphones for the gym.
I do like the fact that the JVC HAEB75B headphones have clips with 3 adjustable settings, as this helps to keep the headphones in my ears much better. However, unless you have pretty large ears, even the tightest clip setting isn't going to feel as snug as it could be. You are left wishing that it could go one or two extra "clicks", but it sadly does not (take this as a recommendation JVC). The other issue is that if you sweat a lot at the gym like I do, they will have a tendency to come out of your ears even on the tightest clip setting. They usually start getting too much sweat on them by the end of a 3-mile run to stay in my ears. If they could fit a little more tightly, I think they would be much better and I would give these 4 stars. On the plus side, these do seem more sweat-proof than my previous Sony's.
The other thing to note, is that these are by no means the most comfortable headphones to wear. In fact, when I first put them in, they did hurt my ears. However, after a few minutes of wearing them I got used to it. Maybe it's because I am used to wearing bluetooth headsets for work and personal calls, that I got used to it. If you aren't used to something like that, you might find these hurt your ears.
Overall, these are a good pair of headphones for the price, that do work better (and are cheaper) than my previous Sony headphones. Here is a quick breakdown of my Pros and Cons:
- Adjustable clips make for a better fit than headphones without clips
- "Sweat-proof" if you sweat a lot
- Cord length is adequate for a gym setting
- Great price
- Sound quality for a gym setting is good
- Have a tendency to fall out of your ears if you sweat a lot
- Can be painful in your ears, since the piece that fits in your ear is more rubber and not really a soft in-ear piece
- Cord material seems very "plastic" like, so not sure how durable it will be over time
- Wish it had a right-angle plug instead of a straight angle...but that's probably asking for too much at this price :)
At this price, these are a good pair of headphones and I would recommend them.