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JVC HA-NC80 On-Ear Noise Cancelling Stereo Headphones

You Pay: $34.14
Product Highlights
  • Folding Design
  • Dual-Mode Noise Cancellation
  • Thick On-Ear Cushions
  • Adjustable Headband
  • Uses 1 AAA Battery
  • Up to 50 Hours of Operation
  • Plane Adapter and Carry Pouch Included

The HA-NC80 headphones from JVC provide high-quality audio and exceptional noise cancellation abilities in a compact and comfortable design. Neodymium drivers provide clear, crisp audio with a wide frequency response. There are 2 modes of noise cancellation; "Wide" and "Low" for targeting general noise, such as a jet cabin, or lower-frequency sounds, such as bus or train. The headphones operate for up to 50 hours on a single AAA battery.

The headphones have thick on-ear cushions and a padded, adjustable headband to provide long-lasting comfort. The standard 3.5mm plug is compatible with a wide variety of MP3 players, CD players, and other consumer devices. A dual-prong airplane plug is included for connecting to in-flight entertainment systems. The fold-flat design and included carrying pouch make it easy to store the headphones for travel.

Active noise cancellation with 2 modes for cancelling out "Wide" or "Low" sound environments
Neodymium drivers provide high-quality sound reproduction
Thick on-ear cushions and a padded, adjustable headband provide long-lasting comfort
Operates for up to 50 hours on a single AAA battery
Standard 3.5mm mini plug with included dual-prong airplane adapter for wide compatibility
Fold-flat design for easy storage in the included carrying pouch
Type On-Ear, Noise Cancelling
Frequency Range 10Hz - 22kHz
Impedance 27 Ohms (NC On)
42 Ohms (NC Off)
Sensitivity 103dB (NC On)
105dB (NC Off)
Maximum Input Power 1500mW
Battery 1 x AAA
Up to 50 Hours of Operation
Connectors Gold-Plated 3.5mm Stereo Mini Plug with Airplane Adapter
Cable Length 4.92' (1.5 m)
Weight 5.82 oz (165g) (Including Battery)
JVC HA-NC80 On-Ear Noise Cancelling Stereo Headphones
  • AAA Battery
  • Airplane Adapter
  • Carrying Pouch
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    JVCHA-NC80 On-Ear Noise Cancelling Stereo Headphones
     
    4.0

    (based on 24 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good value (17)
    • Comfortable (16)
    • Lightweight (15)
    • Compact (13)
    • Great sound (12)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (15)
      • Portable devices (11)
      • With my computer (8)
      • Music (7)
      • Home audio (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (10)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Traveler (9), Audiophile (4), Gear head (4)
        • Primary Use:
        • Travel (7), Listening to ipod (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (20)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great for the Money

      I got these just in time for a cross country trip. I sat in the rear of the cabin for both flights,where engine noise is most pronounced. These headphones did a very good...Read complete review

      I got these just in time for a cross country trip. I sat in the rear of the cabin for both flights,where engine noise is most pronounced. These headphones did a very good job of suppressing the drone of the jet engines and allowed me to enjoy my in-flight DirecTV and iPod. While they do not have the fidelity of Bose (that cost many times more), they sound much better than iPod earbuds.

      I owned an earlier version of the JVC's that were closed-ear. They did a slightly better job in the noise cancelling department. They also had a retractable cord, which while very convenient, eventually wore down the connections and had to be replaced.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Noise Cancelling Hardly Worked

      These cans sound really good for its price but I guess I expected too much especially when it comes to noise cancelling.

      Structure: Frame is made of plastic and there are...Read complete review

      These cans sound really good for its price but I guess I expected too much especially when it comes to noise cancelling.

      Structure: Frame is made of plastic and there are times I think i would break it while adjusting it. It also looks smaller than I expect it to be. Ear cushion is made of synthetic leather and it feels small and thin when you rest it on your ears. Cable length is good and feels durable. The folding design makes it portable for transport and it comes with a synthetic leather bag.

      Sound: For its price, it is a steal! Though the bass is quite weak.

      Comfort: Contrary to the other reviews here, it feels uncomfortable after about an hour of use. Since the ear cushion is small, it takes some time to find the right comfort level.

      Noise Cancelling: Don't bother! The two levels of noise cancelling is useless. Turning the noise cancelling barely made a difference. I have owned a Yamaha EPH-20 and cancels more noise than this without the digital noise cancelling.

      Conclusion: These cans are good for the one's looking for portable, great sounding and cheap cans. In my case, I am looking for more than great sound. Comfort and good noise cancelling is better for me for the same price.

      My Solution: Returned the item and replaced it with Sony MDR-XB300 headphones

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      4.0

      Good travel headphones for the price

      By James

      from NYC

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Good Value
      • Great Sound
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portable Devices
        • Traveling

        Comments about JVC HA-NC80 On-Ear Noise Cancelling Stereo Headphones:

        These are compact and sound great, especially for the price. The noise cancelling feature works, but not as well as a pair of Sennheiser PXC 250 headphone that I have. Because these are on-ear headphone, they need to be positioned precisely to putting too much pressure on the ears.

        • Primary Use:
        • Traveling
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        great quality for low price

        By ar

        from new jelersey

        Comments about JVC HA-NC80 On-Ear Noise Cancelling Stereo Headphones:

        these are my buddies all the time now. love the way they fold easy to transport and comes with leather bag

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        4.0

        Fit Nicely

        By Office Joe

        from New York

        About Me Office worker

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Good Value
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Traveling
          • With My Computer

          Comments about JVC HA-NC80 On-Ear Noise Cancelling Stereo Headphones:

          Headphones can fold up and lay flat and slide easily into a small satch provided in the package. Headphones come with airplane jack adapter, too.
          They are soft and padded at the ear, but hurt after approx.+3 hours of wear. There is also a battery provided by the manuf. for the noise cancelling feature, which I wouldn't think to use these headphones for.

          • Primary Use:
          • Listening to iPod
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Good headphones for the price

          By RD

          from St Louis, MO

          About Me Gear Head

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Audio
            • Music
            • Relaxing
            • Traveling

            Comments about JVC HA-NC80 On-Ear Noise Cancelling Stereo Headphones:

            I use the headphones to listen to music when I want some quiet time. They aren't the greatest but they are very very good for $.

            • Primary Use:
            • Traveling
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            3.0

            JVC HA-NC80 folding noise cancelling pho

            By Mortimer22

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Frequent Traveler

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Compact
            • Good Value

            Cons

            • Too Much Ambient Noise

            Best Uses

            • Traveling

            Comments about JVC HA-NC80 On-Ear Noise Cancelling Stereo Headphones:

            I bought these to use when traveling, on airplanes, train, busses. So far I've just tried them around local higher noise level areas and the do cancel some of the noise. About what I would expect for the price these sell for. I'm still waiting to see how they do on an airplane while trying to watch a movie, so I can't say anything about that yet.
            They fit comfortably, they sound OK, and they do fold into a more compact bag to save space when traveling.

            • Primary Use:
            • Traveling
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Great sound at a great price

            By Miyan

            from NYC

            About Me Gear Head

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Compact
            • Good Value
            • Great Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Music
              • Traveling
              • With My Computer

              Comments about JVC HA-NC80 On-Ear Noise Cancelling Stereo Headphones:

              Good clean representation of a variety of musical genres. Noise reduction really makes a difference on the NYC subways

              • Primary Use:
              • Listening to iPod
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              3.0

              Value for money headphone

              By Piet

              from Zwijndrecht, the Netherlands

              About Me Frequent Traveler

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Compact
              • Good Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Traveling

                Comments about JVC HA-NC80 On-Ear Noise Cancelling Stereo Headphones:

                I bought this headphone in order to check out for myself to what extent airplane noise is reduced. Rather than buying one of the more expensive brands, I felt this headphone is a nice starting point to find out more. Well noise reduction is not as much as I had expected, so I am still doubtful whether or not to go for one of the more expensive ones.
                The headphone itself is very nice, comfortable and provides nice sound. It is foldable and has become a fixed item in my travel kit.

                • Primary Use:
                • Traveling
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Very good product for the price

                By Chris

                from Canada

                About Me Audiophile

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Good Bass
                • Good Value
                • Great Sound
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Cord Too Short

                Best Uses

                • Portable Devices
                • Traveling

                Comments about JVC HA-NC80 On-Ear Noise Cancelling Stereo Headphones:

                Highly recommanded for the price; light and good sound

                • Primary Use:
                • Listening to iPod
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Solid commuter headphones

                By Chris F. headphone fan

                from Queens, NYC

                About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Good Value
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Little noise cancelling
                • So so sound

                Best Uses

                • Portable Devices
                • Traveling

                Comments about JVC HA-NC80 On-Ear Noise Cancelling Stereo Headphones:

                Summary: Decent commuter cans if one can accept the concessions for the price point. I was looking for a commuting set of headphones to replace my imported Audio Technicas. For the price , the HA-NC80 is a decent set. Despite the bulky appearance, it is surprisingly comfortable. They provide some physical isolation to block out noise, though not as a good as a Dr. Dre Beats set. The sound quality is not as crystal clear as a decent set of Sennheisers (ex. Px100) or a Bose, but any audiophile knows that one cannot immerse in concert quality sound on an iPod in the subway. That said, one will only truly notice the sound difference when using this in a home/office environment. In terms of music, frequencies in the lower registers - bass - are noticeable but lack the punch of a more expensive set but I really notice it is not as sharp in the higher registers; some electronica and classical music seem to be less pretty driven through this set. The gain is not as high as a set with lower impedence (in other words, you have to crank up your media device to hear the music better). And I hardly notice any difference between the noise cancelling on and off. So anyone buying this for an airplane ride may be disappointed if they were buying the set for that purpose.

                • Primary Use:
                • Listening to iPod
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Headphones that keep the world quiet!

                By LINDA THE TRAVELER

                from EDISON, NEW JERSEY

                About Me Frequent Traveler

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Good Value
                • Great Sound
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Music
                  • Relaxing
                  • Traveling
                  • With My Computer

                  Comments about JVC HA-NC80 On-Ear Noise Cancelling Stereo Headphones:

                  I use my headphones when I want to get away from everyday "noise". It's a pleasure to listen to my songs with these headphones, they're GREAT!!!

                  • Primary Use:
                  • Traveling
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  They reduce noise and are compact.

                  By Denny G.

                  from Carlsbad, CA

                  About Me Frequent Traveler

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Compact
                  • Good Value
                  • Great Sound
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Portable Devices
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about JVC HA-NC80 On-Ear Noise Cancelling Stereo Headphones:

                    I purchased the JVC HA-NC80 noise canceling headphones for watching movies on an iPod during air flights. My next flight won't be for a while; so out of curiosity and to the extent possible; I performed two tests of the headphone "noise canceling" capabilities in my home.

                    Test one was done in the bathroom using the ventilation fan as a noise source.

                    Test two was done in my living room with a tank-type vacuum cleaner as a noise source located far enough away to simulate the volume of jet engine noise.

                    In both tests, the headphones, when worn, DID cancel/reduce the exterior test noises. Most of the noise reduction simply came from the seal between the headphones and ears. I tested the electronic noise canceling using the on-off switch and the low/wide mode switch on the phones. The mode switch did not make an appreciable difference canceling either test noise. The on-off switch did produce a slightly more noticeable noise reduction, but more so from the vacuum cleaner than from the bathroom fan.

                    I would have to say, overall headphone noise reduction comes pretty close to the 75% advertised and is adequate for reducing jet engine noise sufficiently to comfortably hear the movie audio from an iPod. In all fairness, the real capabilities of the JVC headphones won't be realized until they are tested using a real jet engine noise source. It is possible that the headphones electronics are more accurately tuned to a jet engine's frequency. We shall see.

                    I've tested the mighty, high-priced Bose noise canceling headphones in a department store using their "jet engine" noise source from a speaker. Impressive! But, for my purposes, the low cost JVC phones should be more than adequate for me. The JVC headphone's sound quality, appearance, craftsmanship, and fold ability are excellent; I would recommend them.

                    • Primary Use:
                    • Traveling
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    2.0

                    Noise Cancelling Hardly Worked

                    By Chuck

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Frequent Traveler

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Cheap
                    • Compact
                    • Great Sound
                    • Lightweight
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy Construction
                    • Mediocre Noise Cancelling
                    • Uncomfortable

                    Best Uses

                    • Music
                    • Portable Devices
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about JVC HA-NC80 On-Ear Noise Cancelling Stereo Headphones:

                    These cans sound really good for its price but I guess I expected too much especially when it comes to noise cancelling.

                    Structure: Frame is made of plastic and there are times I think i would break it while adjusting it. It also looks smaller than I expect it to be. Ear cushion is made of synthetic leather and it feels small and thin when you rest it on your ears. Cable length is good and feels durable. The folding design makes it portable for transport and it comes with a synthetic leather bag.

                    Sound: For its price, it is a steal! Though the bass is quite weak.

                    Comfort: Contrary to the other reviews here, it feels uncomfortable after about an hour of use. Since the ear cushion is small, it takes some time to find the right comfort level.

                    Noise Cancelling: Don't bother! The two levels of noise cancelling is useless. Turning the noise cancelling barely made a difference. I have owned a Yamaha EPH-20 and cancels more noise than this without the digital noise cancelling.

                    Conclusion: These cans are good for the one's looking for portable, great sounding and cheap cans. In my case, I am looking for more than great sound. Comfort and good noise cancelling is better for me for the same price.

                    My Solution: Returned the item and replaced it with Sony MDR-XB300 headphones

                    • Primary Use:
                    • Traveling
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Well worth the dough!

                    By Munchkin

                    from NY

                    About Me Baby boomer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Good Value
                    • Great Sound
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Audio
                      • Music
                      • Portable Devices
                      • Relaxing
                      • With My Computer

                      Comments about JVC HA-NC80 On-Ear Noise Cancelling Stereo Headphones:

                      The Headphones were light and comfortable, even after long periods of use. The noise cancelling feature quality was surprisingly great for its value. It shut down all outside noise completely. I, an average non picky listener, thought the sound quality to be quite good and a crip. A great value for a wired headset

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      As Advertised - Good Value

                      By mdarling

                      from Seattle

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about JVC HA-NC80 On-Ear Noise Cancelling Stereo Headphones:

                            Best I've found for the price. Use the noise canceling features when I walk on the beach. Only suggestion: add an in-line voliume control. Would be much less hassle than pulling out my I-Pod, unlocking it, and controlling the volume there.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            3.0

                            HA-NC80 On-Ear Noise Cancelling

                            By JJPlayer

                            from Taiwan

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about JVC HA-NC80 On-Ear Noise Cancelling Stereo Headphones:

                                  Two type of Noise Cancelling

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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                                  5.0

                                  Fantastic Headphones on a Budget

                                  By The Jack Mamba

                                  from Wisconsin, USA

                                  About Me Audiophile

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Good Bass
                                  • Good Value
                                  • Great Sound
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Unattractive Design

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home Audio
                                  • Music
                                  • Portable Devices
                                  • Relaxing
                                  • With My Computer

                                  Comments about JVC HA-NC80 On-Ear Noise Cancelling Stereo Headphones:

                                  I use these headphones to listen to music on my iPod and movies on my laptop. For a pair of headphones that cost less than $50 the sound quality is quite impressive. I don't think you'll find much better in this price range. My favorite feature they have is, little to no sound escapes out of these headphones, leaving other people around you undisturbed, while you are free to crank up your favorite tunes.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  2.0

                                  Good value for money

                                  By Gerza1

                                  from Brussels

                                  About Me Frequent Traveler

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Compact
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Poor Sound

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Portable Devices
                                  • Traveling
                                  • With My Computer
                                  • Working

                                  Comments about JVC HA-NC80 On-Ear Noise Cancelling Stereo Headphones:

                                  Comfortable and easy for travelling

                                  The noise cacelling not very effective

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Good sound headphone

                                  By Rod

                                  from New York, NY

                                  About Me College Student, Frequent Traveler

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Good Bass
                                  • Good Value

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Portable Devices
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about JVC HA-NC80 On-Ear Noise Cancelling Stereo Headphones:

                                    An excellent headphone for the price. The noise cancelling is not the best but works quite well.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Headphones by jvc

                                    By l

                                    from san jose,ca

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Compact
                                    • Great Sound
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home Audio
                                      • Working

                                      Comments about JVC HA-NC80 On-Ear Noise Cancelling Stereo Headphones:

                                      Limited use todate, so far just right for yard work.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Great for the Money

                                      By Scotmahn

                                      from NJ

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Compact
                                      • Good Value
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • Unattractive Design

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about JVC HA-NC80 On-Ear Noise Cancelling Stereo Headphones:

                                        I got these just in time for a cross country trip. I sat in the rear of the cabin for both flights,where engine noise is most pronounced. These headphones did a very good job of suppressing the drone of the jet engines and allowed me to enjoy my in-flight DirecTV and iPod. While they do not have the fidelity of Bose (that cost many times more), they sound much better than iPod earbuds.

                                        I owned an earlier version of the JVC's that were closed-ear. They did a slightly better job in the noise cancelling department. They also had a retractable cord, which while very convenient, eventually wore down the connections and had to be replaced.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal
                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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