JVC HAS4X Xtreme Xplosives On Ear Headphone : Brilliant sound, too small for my head!

I have these headphones since dec 2011 and still using them today without any issues so far. Really well built, with good materials; sound is great, they work best while listening to music with lower tones, deep bass. Fit is pretty tight and they can become uncomfortable after wearing them continuously for a couple of hours (or maybe it’s just me). Overall, the best headphones that ‘limited’ money can buy.

I listen to music and podcasts daily on my ipod touch and had previously used in ear buds of varying quality and price, due mostly to the mobility factor. After the third pair in as many years went mono on me i decided to try these out, certainly the price was good enough to take a risk. Now i won’t lie these are a pain to transport around with you unless you have a bag to toss them in, but that’s an obvious given. The build quality is pretty rugged and despite other reviewers stating these were uncomfortable and with me having a larger than average head, i have to disagree. Best of all though is the sound quality, surely that’s why you are reading these reviews in the first place. Simply put i am hearing subtle sounds and notes that i had previously not heard before, once the initial 20 or so hours of burn in have passed all of my eclectic music collection sounds richer with more depth than i was experiencing with the ear buds.

JVC HAS4X Xtreme Xplosives On Ear Headphone

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  • 40mm large diaphragm neodymium driver units and Extreme Deep Basse Ports deliver ultimate bass sound
  • Rubber protectors for body durability
  • Soft earpads for excellent sound isolation
  • Soft headpad for wearer comfort
  • 2.6mm-thick and robust 1.2m pure copper cable (Y-type)

Tried them out as soon as they arrived with my iphone and i was pretty impressed to begin with. Great bass and loudness even with the low power of the iphone. Plugged them into my macbook pro and it was even better. Had to fiddle with the equalizer to get the treble to come through a bit more as the bass is initially a bit overpowering, however once i’d changed some things around it was perfect. Snug and comfortable on the head, even these smaller versions are on the large side but if you are after some excellent headphones instead of a fashion accessory, these would be a great choice.

Been using them for the 3 hours since they arrived & can’t stop grinning. The only drawback is the very short lead. If you’re planning on using them with a home stereo you may as well order an extension now as there’s no way a one metre lead is long enough. Would’ve made sense to make the lead longer or include an extension. That’s my only gripe though. Otherwise, they’re comfortable to wear with excellent sound quality & seem reasonably robust too. Very happy with my purchase.

Padding on headband feels really hard. Not sure if it’s because i have piercings (i have two in each ear, 8mm and 10mm in left ear no pain,12mm and normal piercing in right not a normal earring it is a small togue bar with balls on each end so no spike like you’d get with a normal stud) but after about 10 minutes my ears and head hurt also feels like i’m getting a migraine. Might just be me but be warned. Also annoyingly iv’e noticed that the bigger 50mm driver over ear versions are only 2 pound more so gett them they will be amazing.

JVC HAS4X Xtreme Xplosives On Ear Headphone : Great sound, not as crystal clear as dre headphones but for this price you are getting way more than your money’s worth. Yes, they are tight at first but shape themselves to your head fairly quickly. Bigger than i expected, they are not much smaller than the over-ear model. I have an ipod with a pathetically low volume so i wanted something that would crank it up a bit, these do a good job although occasionally i wish it were a little bit louder, however that’s a criticism of apple, not jvc. The lead twists up after a couple of months although this has not affected the sound (yet). Can’t really criticise these considering the price. These will certainly fill the gap until you have silly money to spend on a top of the range set.

I have never witnessed such great audio on headphones at this price range, koss porta pro headphones being and exception. The bass is very deep which really brings out the best in the music and they are comparable to sennheiser audio quality. Unfortunately i had to return these headphones due to their very tight fit. Being a lad with quite large ears, they did put on a lot of pressure which did lead to me getting a headache. I would highly recommend these but only to be wary of their comfort. I will be placing an order for the slightly more expensive ham5x model, at only £5 more, i hope not be disappointed as i haven’t read any reviews regarding bad comfort. Also, i have to commend amazon on their, always great, service. Ordered on friday and arrived on monday.

After buying the jvc haf 1×1 in ear head phone i thought i’d try these. Came about a week after i ordered them (i live on a small island in scotland)these have very good sound quality very good bass mids and highs here’s the but you cannot use these for very long before they become uncomfortable and painfull so i’d recommend getting the ham5x’s as they have a bigger speaker and will be more comfortable. I would give 5/5 but sadly due to the fact they’re unusable for me at least i have to only give 3.

The sound quality is epic and makes these headphones the best. Before i purchased this product i read other coustomer reviews and 26 of the 48 were 5 star so i decided to purchace them. The only down-side is that they are very tightly packed making them very hard to get out of the plastic.

They’re a very stylish cool pair of headphones. 2m long, for me not long enough but i just used a 3. 5mm extender and it works perfectly stillthey’re not the loudest headphones ive had but certainly one of the bassiest, great frequency response, loud and clear. The only downside with these are the fact that they start to hurt on your ears after a while. I am aware that this isnt meant to be avoided with on ear headphones but if you want to wear these with comfort and for long periods of time definitly skip straight past these and go for these jvc ham5x xtreme xplosives around ear headphone for about £10 more they are definitely worth it as you get more comfort with them for longer periods of timeoverall a very good pair of headphones but the around ear ones are the ones that get 5 stars from me.

After buying many different kinds of headphones all for around the £30 – £50 mark, these are by far the very best. They drown out the sound of my kids beautifully – ‘peace’ at last. There are only two tiny little issues; 1: the headphone cord is quite short but that will be easily remedied with an extention cord – problem solved.2: i can’t hear myself singing which is really annoying my kids. Hang on, surely that’s another plus.

I dont usually write a review for anything but i had to for these headphones, they are really comfortablei wear earrings and i thought getting a pair of headphones like this would hurt or rub against them but they dont interfere with them at allthe sound quality is excellent, the length of the cable is perfect tooi would recommend these for music loversi got these to use with my iphone when im doing cardio and they are perfect.

When i ordered these a week ago i also ordered another pair of jvc ‘gummy’ in ear ‘phones after mine broke. These are my first pair of headphones like this, as i thought they would just be too large and ungainly and frankly look a bit stupid. However, i shan’t be going back to in-ear after using these. They are by no means incredible, but they are definitely impressive. In comparison, in-ear phones sound tinny, and are also less comfortable. These do take a bit more settling to get comfortable, but once they are you’re set. They aren’t exactly as subtle as in-ear, but by no means look ridiculous. The bass they deliver is not exaggerated, especially if you have an equaliser, bass boost or similar function. As proof, i recommend dialling in all the bass you can, turn the volume up, and listen to the intro of ‘in for the kill’ by la roux, thank me later.

I nearly bought a pair of those dr dre headphones, and a friend recommended to me a pair of i cant remember the name, but they too were over a hundred pounds, professional headphones. I don’t need professional headphones and i’m not anywhere near as involved in the fine tweaking of my sounds as some of the people who have reviewed these. But i do appreciate good sound and a good purchase. For me, spending less than 25 quid on a pair of headphones that sound as good as i want them to is money well spent. Comfort wise i think they could be just a little better, but that’s really nit-picking. I’m so glad i read the reviews and in doing so saved myself over a hundred pounds by opting for these. I would certainly consider buying again if necessary and certainly recommend them.

I have been a dj / producer / sound engineer for over 25 years, so feel fairly well qualified to review these headphones. They work perfectly well and give an acceptable sound, they do not however:i) match the sound given by the in-ear jvc xx’s, which i also bought at the same time and am delighted with, orii) match an expensive pair of headphones – dr dre ‘beats’ for example. Anyone who tells you they do is mistaken. As far as these headphones are concerned, you get what you pay for. They sound ok and weren’t expensive [£22. I shall use them for dj’ing so they’ll be just fine for that, although they are very plasctic-y, so it’ll be interesting to see how robust they turn out to be. Update – i’ve now owned these for about 4 days. As at least one other reviewer has said, the headphones are very tight, wearing them for over 30 minutes is uncomfortable. ]

These have to be the best headphones ive used in a long time. I even walked into a music store to see how they would compare with beats headphones, there is little to no difference, i would actually say that the base frequencies are much more crisper through jvc’s headphones. Impressive sound quality, which rivals that of highend headphones, for a fraction of the price. Wearing these puppies in public kind of makes a bold statement too. A conversation went like, ‘what are those on your head?, jvc has4’s here listen, nice there pretty good how much did they cost, £30, no way man’. Public agrees these are bang for buck.

Got these today, after breaking them in for a few hours i can attest to the pretty excellent sound quality of these, they can certainly do better quality media justice in terms of what you’ll hear (once you’ve broken them in, of course). However, as a few other reviewers have noted, they are quite a bit smaller than they might appear in the available product images, and of course as the product title states, they are ‘on-ear’, which for some people (especially if you’re not really used to these kinds of headphones) can feel very uncomfortable, this smaller issue is unfortunately exacerbated by the headphones being just a bit too tight, which can make the generous amount of padding feel quite restrictive on your ears. But over time, an average person would probably get used to this. In short, the quality you’ll get with these is very cost effective, but if you’re not used to these kinds of headphones, go for the jvc ham5x xtreme xplosives around ear headphone (which are over-ear, and only like £2 more) or the jvc hafx1x xtreme xplosives in ear canal headphones (very comparable quality to these, but are in-ear).

I admit, when i first got these i was slightly worried, they were very tight on my head and there appeared to be very little treble. However, after i continued to burn them in, the treble got better and better- it is very good on my computer, but i still have to use the treble booster on my ipod. They have also loosened up, for the first few days i could not use these for more than an hour without getting a headache, i can now wear them almost all day with very little problems. The bass is brilliant, and these are better quality than my old £30 sony and sennheiser in ear headphones. I doubt you will get better for the price, and these may even outperform more expensive products. Overall, give them time to wear in, and you will not be disappointed. Dont be put off by your first impressions.

These are a tight fit and after a while don’t feel to good on the ears. Sound wise they sound ok but i have cheaper sony ones that have much better base then these. I would only get these for voice work. (like for a video camera) to check sound. As for music i would look else where.

Brilliant, compared these to the sonys most my mates have, for the same price these are excellent, deep bass and although they have ali of sound leakage, the sound is too good to care. Robust aswell, i snowboard wearing them and they can take hits. I’m not saying no helmet is good though :pvery happy.

Jvc has4x xtreme are the best available for the right price headphones for music movies and gaming. Sry for late review as i am writing after 5 months or so after purchased but still this product has exceed my expectations. Mostly used for music and gaming but in gaming this rocks as bass of it very powerful. I even went out for selling theses but these headphones are in my fate to use and own so wont be selling anymore. I coupled ot with creative sound card xfi pro on my laptop and this rock 1 sound is so amazing and bass is freaking amazing. A little tip for first time buyer. Use them or keep them for hard test i mean u have play music or whatever on this atleast for 2 hrs every day. This is burn in testing so headphones reach there true power. At first you may not get desirable sound but if you make sure to keep them running for 3 hrs or 2 hrs daily for a mouth they will show you what bass is 1take my word for it. After 5 months for burn in headphones are rock solid. Only con is they are bit heavy and big so don’t use them outdoor ,ideal for desktop or laptop. Cant wear theses big bulky if going out .

My husband borrowed a friend’s beats, and was very impressed with the quality of sound (but not the price). He believes that the sound quality of the jvc xx’s are at least equal to that of the beats. The bass is fantastic, excellent volume, and the clarity of sound with classical music is superb, and all for £20believe me when i say my husband believes that you can’t go wrong for the price.


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Very loud and bassy, also very uncomfortable for a long time due to the very restrictive head band, cables are non replaceable and easily damaged, ok for dance and general pop music, not for anything else.
Very loud and bassy, also very uncomfortable for a long time due to the very restrictive head band, cables are non replaceable and easily damaged, ok for dance and general pop music, not for anything else.

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Cord is a bit short but the sound quality is top notch. Much better than some more expensive headphones.

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Cord is a bit short but the sound quality is top notch. Much better than some more expensive headphones.

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But really uncomfortable on the head after a point – and feel heavy.

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I have these headphones since dec 2011 and still using them today without any issues so far. Really well built, with good materials; sound is great, they work best while listening to music with lower tones, deep bass. Fit is pretty tight and they can become uncomfortable after wearing them continuously for a couple of hours (or maybe it’s just me). Overall, the best headphones that “limited” money can buy.

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I have these headphones since dec 2011 and still using them today without any issues so far. Really well built, with good materials; sound is great, they work best while listening to music with lower tones, deep bass. Fit is pretty tight and they can become uncomfortable after wearing them continuously for a couple of hours (or maybe it’s just me). Overall, the best headphones that “limited” money can buy.

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I like a good bass to the music i listen to along with clarity. These headphones give you lots of bass but i think are more suited to the modern highly processed music of today. I prefer the other sets of headphones i have as these are a tight fitting on your ears and does begin to hurt after about half an hour or so.
I like a good bass to the music i listen to along with clarity. These headphones give you lots of bass but i think are more suited to the modern highly processed music of today. I prefer the other sets of headphones i have as these are a tight fitting on your ears and does begin to hurt after about half an hour or so.

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Great sound but very uncomfortable, gave them away and bought a pair of akg k550’s which are much nicer.
Great sound but very uncomfortable, gave them away and bought a pair of akg k550’s which are much nicer.
Really nice sound, i’m no audio pro but i love the sound. They are also surprisingly comfortable but wearing them for a long period of time might make your ears a little clammy. Lasted me about 2 years, now 1 connection is dodgy where sometimes my right ear goes. They would be a 5 if there wasn’t dumb camo on the top and bigger ear pieces.

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Really nice sound, i’m no audio pro but i love the sound. They are also surprisingly comfortable but wearing them for a long period of time might make your ears a little clammy. Lasted me about 2 years, now 1 connection is dodgy where sometimes my right ear goes. They would be a 5 if there wasn’t dumb camo on the top and bigger ear pieces.

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I have had these headphones for 3-4 years now and i must say they are great. I wouldn’t call myself an audiophile but the audio quality is brilliant. The bass is not overpowering like other headphones in this price range. Also the vocal frequency is very good as well as the balance on the left and right channels. Another good feature is the gold plated headphone jack which has done its job for the past 4 years but sadly the gold plating has worn off and i am looking for a replacement. Also one of adjustment slides has come loose and one of the speakers falls of from time to time but they have done well for 4 years.

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I have had these headphones for 3-4 years now and i must say they are great. I wouldn’t call myself an audiophile but the audio quality is brilliant. The bass is not overpowering like other headphones in this price range. Also the vocal frequency is very good as well as the balance on the left and right channels. Another good feature is the gold plated headphone jack which has done its job for the past 4 years but sadly the gold plating has worn off and i am looking for a replacement. Also one of adjustment slides has come loose and one of the speakers falls of from time to time but they have done well for 4 years.
Those headphones was the best thing i could imagine for such a low price. The sound is really good, same as the base in them. I have recently switched from my beats for these and i am happy about that, even my manager was comparing it with his beats monster. Beats don’t stand a chance ;).

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Those headphones was the best thing i could imagine for such a low price. The sound is really good, same as the base in them. I have recently switched from my beats for these and i am happy about that, even my manager was comparing it with his beats monster. Beats don’t stand a chance ;).
These are really nice headphones. Comfortable on the ear and they produce really good quality sound with a heavy bass. I listen to a lot of dnb and they carry the sound brilliantly. They’re probably not upto dj standard but for walking round town or chilling at home they’re perfct. I’d have these over beats by dre everybtime.

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These are really nice headphones. Comfortable on the ear and they produce really good quality sound with a heavy bass. I listen to a lot of dnb and they carry the sound brilliantly. They’re probably not upto dj standard but for walking round town or chilling at home they’re perfct. I’d have these over beats by dre everybtime.
Lasted a over a year of every day use before breaking. Cant even tell how old they are from looks,worth the money.
Lasted a over a year of every day use before breaking. Cant even tell how old they are from looks,worth the money.

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Thanks ever so much really good quality perfect son loves them good sound would buy more they are excellent thanks.

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Thanks ever so much really good quality perfect son loves them good sound would buy more they are excellent thanks.

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Brilliant bit of kit for the money, have been well impressed with the sound quality and microphone, an essential bit of kit for gaming.
Brilliant bit of kit for the money, have been well impressed with the sound quality and microphone, an essential bit of kit for gaming.
Great headphones, has deep bass and doesn’t move works with any mp3 and ipod i would recommend to all bass lovers.

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Great headphones, has deep bass and doesn’t move works with any mp3 and ipod i would recommend to all bass lovers.

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Used this headphones, i enjoyed them unfortunatel i damaged them wen i was playing quite rough 🙁 🙁 would recommend.

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Used this headphones, i enjoyed them unfortunatel i damaged them wen i was playing quite rough 🙁 🙁 would recommend.
Great looking and sounding headphones from jvc, however if you wear them for any length of time they hurt your head and it feels like your brain is being sucked out by the headphones .
Great looking and sounding headphones from jvc, however if you wear them for any length of time they hurt your head and it feels like your brain is being sucked out by the headphones .
Really good sound, bass notes are heavy, chunky and full. Cable is better than most, thicker and less tangles. Not as discreet as some would like, but not giant looking either. All in all i would recommend these for all types of genres, out of the tin it suits house, heavy beats, etc. But this can be adjusted manually with a dsp on your phone (app).
Really good sound, bass notes are heavy, chunky and full. Cable is better than most, thicker and less tangles. Not as discreet as some would like, but not giant looking either. All in all i would recommend these for all types of genres, out of the tin it suits house, heavy beats, etc. But this can be adjusted manually with a dsp on your phone (app).

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The headphones are okay not the best i’ve had but decent quality wise and looking at the design side of it they look brilliant :).

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The headphones are okay not the best i’ve had but decent quality wise and looking at the design side of it they look brilliant :).
Bought them as a temporary replacement for my sennheiser headphones, but still using them. Handy little pair, with excellent ear pounding sound.

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Bought them as a temporary replacement for my sennheiser headphones, but still using them. Handy little pair, with excellent ear pounding sound.

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Bought to use with i pad instead of it blaring out all the time. Perfect fit for kids, teenagers and adults.
Bought to use with i pad instead of it blaring out all the time. Perfect fit for kids, teenagers and adults.

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As with the whole jvc xtreme xplosives range these headphones have big base, with no distortion. A fiddle with the equalizer may be required to bring the higher sounds to the fore as the base can sometimes be overpowering. This is the same with the whole xtreme xplosives range and not really a problemi have found these to be comfortable to wear for a few hours at a time without any pain to the ears, although be warned these are loud, so sensible use is advisedthere is a little sound leakage but this is due to the very loud performance, only really a problem to anyone sitting next to you on the train/bus:-)overall: a great set of headphones that sits well between the over-ear and in-ear versions.

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As with the whole jvc xtreme xplosives range these headphones have big base, with no distortion. A fiddle with the equalizer may be required to bring the higher sounds to the fore as the base can sometimes be overpowering. This is the same with the whole xtreme xplosives range and not really a problemi have found these to be comfortable to wear for a few hours at a time without any pain to the ears, although be warned these are loud, so sensible use is advisedthere is a little sound leakage but this is due to the very loud performance, only really a problem to anyone sitting next to you on the train/bus:-)overall: a great set of headphones that sits well between the over-ear and in-ear versions.

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These headphones are as good if not better than any i have previously owned. There is a great frequency responce giving crisp clear high end and evcellent bass.
These headphones are as good if not better than any i have previously owned. There is a great frequency responce giving crisp clear high end and evcellent bass.

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For the price that you pay for these headphones, they have a fantastic sound. A great frequency response and a beautiful smooth and heavy base, not too far off monster beats. I highly recommend these headphones if you love your music.

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For the price that you pay for these headphones, they have a fantastic sound. A great frequency response and a beautiful smooth and heavy base, not too far off monster beats. I highly recommend these headphones if you love your music.

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Worked well and are great sounding the only draw back is that the didn’t have a case and did not fold other than that great product.
Worked well and are great sounding the only draw back is that the didn’t have a case and did not fold other than that great product.
It does however spill over a fair bit of noise to the outside world, so if you’re rocking out people around you may get annoyed.
It does however spill over a fair bit of noise to the outside world, so if you’re rocking out people around you may get annoyed.
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