To begin with, JVC is determined in its noise cancellation efforts when it comes to noise reduction headphones. They provide a 40mm neodymium driver in each of the ear pieces of the HANC250. JVC also has perfected the engineering of the construction of the earpieces themselves. They equip each with a double housing set of insulation layers and then went further in enhancing the performance and comfort of the memory foam that fits around the ears. These techniques are so innovative that patents have been applied for!
You would think that with all of the added features that these headphones would feel awkward and “heavy.” That’s not the case! In fact, they weigh only 5.3 ounces! This is among the lightest set of headphones in its class! The headphones can easily be folded flat, so much so, that they fold slimmer than most competing models.
Update: (12/6/2009) – The JVC HANC250 High Grade Noise Cancelling Headphones are available for a FANTASTIC price at Amazon.com!!
- Eliminates 85% of background noises from areas such as airports, airplanes, college dorms and activity in the home
- Feedback technology that constantly monitors noise cancellation and isolation features
- Double Structure Sound Insulation Construction for the ear pieces
- 40mm neodymium driver
- Innovative Earpiece foam memory
- Noise Cancellation may be turned off
- Weight: 5.3 ounces
- Folds flat for portability
- Requires a single AAA Battery (Batteries will last around 50 hours)
- Slim Carrying Case
- Airline Dual Plug Adapter
- 4 foot detachable cord
- 1/4 inch plug adapter for use with other audio components
The average customer rating at Amazon was four stars.
D. Gaston (Idaho Falls):
“These really are a great pair of headphones.
I got them for work since I recently took a job that involved a cube farm. Putting these headphones on and turning on the noise canceling instantly makes me breathe a sigh of relief. It's like having my own little haven to go to in order to get away from the noise of the cube farm.
They block all lower frequency sounds (low voices, air condition, computer fans, etc.) and muffle higher frequency sounds (women's voices, etc.). Combined with some music I can't even tell I'm in a cube anymore.
Speaking of music, I have found the sound from these headphones to be superb! Sure, it doesn't have huge amounts of bass, but what is there is clean and pure. Also, the detail in the mid and high range is exceptional.... I find myself hearing lyrics and background music details that I never heard before. “
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