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JVC Victor Head-band Foldable Headphones | HA-S400-B Black (Japanese Import)
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High quality sound powered by world's first "Carbon Nanotubes diaphragm". Lightweight and foldable portable on-ear headband headphones. 3-way foldable structure for compact portability High quality sound reproduction by 30mm Neodymium driver unit with world's first carbon nanotubes diaphragm Soft cushion ear-pads for ideal sound isolation and comfortable fitting Lightweight design for long period of use 1.2m cord with L-shape 3.5mm gold-plated iPhone compatible slim plug. Carbon nanotubes diaphragms represent a breakthrough in headphone technology as the material provides a balance of strength and flexibility that cannot be matched by diaphragms made from either metals or plastics. Paired with 30mm neodymium driver units the nanotubes diaphragms enable the HA-S400 to deliver exceptionally crisp, detailed full-range sound, particularly in the mid-high frequency range, and vivid, deep bass. The lightweight design and soft headband make the HA-S400 ideal for extended periods of use, while the unique three-way foldable structure makes the HA-S400 compact and portable. Additionally, the on-ear design helps to effectively block out background noise while also providing a comfortable fit with the soft cushioned ear pads. Other features include 1.2m cord with gold-plated iPhone-compatible slim stereo plug.
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There is no where to store the cord or even wrap it around the product which is why it lost a star as far as I'm concerned.
The sound is good for what I paid so no complaints there.
I still would recommend this product even with the poor storage.
When it comes to sound quality, it's pretty disappointing in comparison to other headphones at this price point. The Sennheiser HD 202, which is usually the same price or cheaper, blows these headphones away in terms of sound quality. There's no contest at all.
These are OK if you're on the move and need to stow your headset away often and you're willing to sacrifice sound quality for portability. Otherwise, there are several other headsets that will blow these headphones away in terms of sound quality at this price point.
This is the easiest review i'll ever have to write because from the moment I got these and started to listen to music on them I placed myself into two of the most applicable scenarios and these headphones fail at both. Scenario 1 is me as a musician playing in a band on stage with a live vocalist and scenario 2 is me being in studio having recorded the live band and vocalist and replaying the final edit on the audio monitors in the edit suite. I 100% guarantee you that in either scenario these headphones sound EXACTLY like if you're listening to live music from just outside the door of where it's happening or in the room adjacent to where it's being played. Initial impressions of build quality and comfort are in the 4 star region but the audio this thing produces is deeply underwhelming. I kept wanting to lower the mid bass and make a small gain adjustment to the frequencies at around 8Khz
UPDATE: A few more days with these and i'm on the verge of tossing them in the garbage. I can't understand why these headphones are so popular. There's a whole lot not to like about the sound that these produce from annoying sibilance issues to excessive midbass which rolls off into a total absence of low frequency response and on and on. What makes this even more annoying is that at lower volumes the midbass overpowers everything but a very small volume adjustment tips the scales way over in the opposite direction resulting in almost nothing in the low frequency range and screamy annoying vocals while still exhibiting huge potholes of muffled or absent details in the upper mid range frequencies. It also becomes uncomfortable if you use it for periods extending beyond 1 hr or so because it fits just a little bit on the tight side. The tight fit is probably a good thing as it should get to the point where it fits perfectly comfortable as it stretches with use (if you even keep using them) as opposed to becoming too lose fitting. If you're using this to just watch youtube content on your mobile device or laptop I guess it's not bad but there is no version of reality where these headphones work for music. I've heard many free earbuds that ship with samsung or even nokia phones that easily sound better than these headphones. I can't believe JVC put their branding on these headphones. 4 stars for build quality, 3 stars for comfort, 1.5 stars for sound quality. (I honestly don't think I hate the sound but I feel more strong negativity towards the sound than to just say that I don't like it.) The most optimistic outlook I can give you is that if you can apply very fine equalizer adjustments to the signal sent to these headphones you can probably make them music worthy despite the lack of very deep bass.
UPDATE (2): 9/18/2016
So as time passes these headphones have not improved so I borrowed a pair of brand new free samsung smartphone earbuds, still in plastic with no break in use whatsoever. I had used the exact model earbuds once before (previously deceased backup pair) and remember that they had decent sound quality (well for free earbuds anyway). Sure enough in comparison to these JVC headphones those free samsung smartphone earbuds completely BLEW ME AWAY. The headphones are so cheap they aren't even designed with any earbud gel or foam tips and you can't add them after either just because of how they're designed. It's just hard plastic going directly in your ear with no possibility of comfort. Despite the awful fit and the fact that while at higher volumes they would distort easily and become "screamy", as long as the volume was adjusted correctly they were still an order of magnitude better than these JVCs. I'm starting to wonder if the japan version is a cheap knockoff of a better product???? Anyway without proof that I got a dud there is no possible way I can recommend these JVC HA-S400 headphones to anyone at any price for any reason whatsoever. They just cost far more money than what they should for the way they sound. I'm even tempted to say that it doesn't matter what other headphones you buy other than these it's almost guaranteed these will sound just as bad if not worse. Still not returning them for the simple reason that everytime my "go to" pair of headphones stops working I switch to the backup pair and never remember to repurchase another backup pair so when the backup dies I don't have headphones till I can find the time to purchase a new pair. Since the only circumstance under which i'd be able to tolerate these headphones is for standby/backup duty in a pinch i'm pretty sure i'll always have a pair of backup headphones now cause there is no way I would damage my "go to" headphones and just fill the vacancy with these. Since my backup headphones are usually cheap earbuds (that have always sounded better than these JVCs btw), at least now my backup pair will have reasonable short term comfort and build quality, and be decent looking, albeit with $h!##y sound quality. That's something i'm willing to live with in the given scenario.