JVC HANC250 Noise Cancelling Headphones - Black
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- Advanced noise-cancelling design offers 85% noise reduction for superior listening
- Noise-cancelling can be switched on/off, and is powered by AAA battery for up to 50 hours use
- Double housing for sound insulation; foam-cushioned ear pads for comfort and further isolation
- Headphones weight just 5.3 ounces, and fold flat to fit in included carrying case
- Includes four-foot detachable cord with airline and 1/4-inch adapters,Type: Active Noise-Cancelling, On-Ear
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The new JVC HA-NC250 combines outstanding sound quality with advanced noise-canceling and isolation technologies, for a superior, uninterrupted listening experience.
85% Noise Reduction
The HA-NC250's noise cancellation circuitry includes feedback technology, which constant monitors extraneous background noise to eliminate up to 85 percent. For further isolation, JVC employs a double housing structure on each earpiece, providing an extra sound insulation layer. The headphones' foam-cushioned ear pads add one last layer, not to mention they're nice and comfortable for long listening sessions.
The headphones use a single 1.5-volt AAA battery for powering the noise cancellation circuitry, squeezing about 50 hours of use from a single battery.
Noise Reduction On/Off Switch
For convenience, the HA-NC250's active noise cancellation can be switched off, enabling you to address someone speaking to you, hear announcements on a plane trip, etc.
Eliminating outside sounds is half the job. For the best possible sound quality, these headphone use a 40mm neodymium driver in each earpiece, for high sensitivity and a great frequency response.
For comfort and portability, the HA-NC250s are one of the lightest headphones in their class, weighing just 5.3 ounces. The phones folds nice and flat, for toting around in the included slim carring case.
Also included are the four-foot detachable cord, airline dual plug adapter, and 1/4-inch plug adapter, for use with a wide range of audio and video components.
JVC HA-NC250 Specifications
|Noise Reduction:||18dB at 150Hz(85%)|
|Input Impedance:||40 Ohms (On), 96 Ohms (Off)|
|Sensitivity:||102dB/1mW (On), 100dB/1mW(Off)|
|Power Supply:||AAA Battery (DC 1.5V) x1|
|Battery Life:||50 Hours (Using Alkaline Battery)|
|Cord Length:||3.94 Feet (Detachable)|
|Weight (without cord):||150g (With Battery)|
|Connector:||iPhone compatible, Gold Plated|
What's in the Box
JVC HA-NC250 Headphones, Carrying Case, AAA Battery, Dual Plug Adaptor, 6.3mm Plug Adaptor
Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
Top Customer Reviews
1. Quite tight around the head, difficult to wear for long periods of time.
2. Good sound quality, particularly bass, but an annoying hiss and missing treble and highs during audio playback.
3. Fairly heavy owing to needing 2 AAA batteries.
A colleague at work bought the JVCs and we did a comparison. Initially I was skeptical because my Solitudes were around the ear vs the JVCs which are over the ear. We went into a very noisy server room to do the test and I have to say the performance of the JVCs was astoundingly good.
All three issues that I had with the Solitudes were absent.
1. Extremely comfortable and light. Great build quality.
2. Even better noise canceling performance despite the over the ear design. Even with the active noise cancellation off, merely wearing the headset provides good sound insulation.
3. Great sound quality, very balanced bass and treble, zero hiss.
4. Better battery life than the Solitudes despite needing only one battery.
In addition, the JVCs have some of the benefits of the Solitudes over the industry's most famous headset (Bose).
1. Conventional cable (not proprietary like Bose).
2. Audio passthrough even when the battery dies.
3. Single AAA battery, non-proprietary (if you forget to charge your proprietary Bose battery, your headphones are dead).
4. Great price/value tradeoff compared to the Bose QCII or III.
The only negatives of the JVCs I could perceive are:
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I have always been thinking about buying noise cancelling headphones, and with a pending trip to Australia (from New York) I decided that now was the time.
Great sound quality
Excellent Noise Cancelling
Long battery life (changed the battery 2X over a 48hr use period)
Changing the battery under the ear cup is not the best design, but not that hard to do either
1. Keep a couple extra batteries in the accessory pouch inside the headphone case
2. Put a business card in the same pouch in case of loss
UPDATE: Feb, 2009
After owning the JVC HANC250 for a year they are still the best headset I have ever owned. I travel by plane almost every week, and they are always along for the ride. The hard cover case has well protected them and the headphones look like new. I comfortably wear them for hours at a time and use them with the airline sound system, my BlackBerry and notebook PC. There is no hiss and excellent sound quality.
UPDATE: May, 2010
Unfortunately I damaged the audio cable (totally my fault). There is a replacement part available from JVC [...] the part p/n J34915-001 is pricey at $33.69 + tax + shipping but I like original equipment.
UPDATE: January, 2016
My ear-pads degraded and I tried ordering some cheap replacements which were round and not oval and immediately fell off. I ended up ordering them from JVC @ 19.95 each + tax + shipping; but cheaper than buying a new set.Read more ›
Although I did not have as much time with the Bose, I was able to use all three pairs to listen to city street noise outside my building as well as co-worker chatter in my office.
Although all three pairs did a fantastic job of removing the low frequencies (the ventilation system hum, etc.), the Bose really excelled here. It's really true that speaking while wearing them let's you hear your voice absent its lowest octave! The JVC and Panasonic pairs could not quite compete in that sense.
But for blocking higher frequency sounds, the JVCs were the winners. With the noise cancellation turned on, but without any sound playing, the voices of my office mates were muffled to the point where I could hear that they were speaking, but often could not make out what they were saying. The others muffle the chatter as well, but to a lesser extent.
Interestingly, it was sometimes hard to compare the Panasonics, as they produced audible hiss when the noise cancelling was turned on. The hiss was low, and wasn't distracting with even soft music, but the JVC's near-complete lack of hiss sometimes made me question whether the Panasonics were blocking as much sound as I thought, or just masking it.
But overall, the Panasonics and the JVCs were very comparable.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great sound and runs on AAA battery for a good while. Bose are very nice but I am happy with this purchase. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Jayr
First off the 85% Noise Cancellation as claimed should be more like 50% when used for airline travel it does reduce "Some" noise but the drone is still very evident. Read morePublished 13 days ago by teddie
These have been okay for the price -- bought a second pair after receiving the first - but after a couple of years, the padding cover partially detached. Read morePublished 22 days ago by popeye
No these are not the perfect audiophile headphones, but for $100 bucks you'd be hard pressed to find the quality anywhere else. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Tom Herwick
I love these. Extremely durable and sound quality is great- -better than more expensive Sennheisers. Read morePublished 25 days ago by surfer
Not as good as my Bose, but what do expect for a fraction of the price. I think these are the best bang for the buck!!Published 27 days ago by Becky Jo
For the price these are great headphones. I have used these on many overseas flights and find them comfortable and good at nose reduction. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Crash Davis