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JVC HAM5X Xtreme Xplosives Around Ear Headphone

by JVC
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (264 customer reviews)

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  • 50mm ultra-large diaphragm neodymium driver units and Extreme Deep Basse Ports deliver ultimate bass sound
  • Rubber protectors for body durability
  • Memory foam earpads for ideal sound isolation
  • Soft headpad for wearer comfort
  • 2.6mm-thick and robust 1.2m pure copper cable (Y-type)
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JVC HA-M55X Xtreme Xplosives Stereo Headphones JVC HA-M55X Xtreme Xplosives Stereo Headphones 4.0 out of 5 stars (18)
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 28.5 x 24.5 x 10.5 cm ; 426 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 481 g
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  • Item model number: HAM5X
  • ASIN: B004W73TCI
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 8 April 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (264 customer reviews)

Product Description

Product Description

Around-ear headband headphones that reproduce powerful and dynamic deep bass sound. The new three-model Xtreme Xplosives, or XX, series combines aggressive new design with JVC’s traditional high-quality build and style to meet the needs of today’s music enthusiasts in comfort, sound and price.The series includes an inner-ear headphone, on-ear model and an around-the-ear headphone. All three XX series models feature a bass port for outstanding bass reproduction, a durable rubber protector for impact protection and to help withstand heavy use, and a gold-plated 3.5mm stereo plug. The around-ear HA-M5X headphones are equipped with an impressive 50mm diaphragm with neodymium magnet. The around-the-ear design delivers superior sound isolation and the soft headband pad and memory foam earpads ensure comfort even during extended use.

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162 of 169 people found the following review helpful
I'm often traveling for 6hrs + so I've been on the lookout for some great cans to really enjoy music, that are robust and comfortable.

Research: After many days research on the net and in shops the Monster Beats seemed the best option so I bought a set of HD Solos. Absolutely amazing sound but could only wear them for half and hour at a time before my ears were in such pain I had to let them rest for a while. I have largish ears I guess that stick out a bit so the Beats clamp my ears to my head as they are ON the ear rather then AROUND the ear. I also found that for the high price I was constantly worried I might knock them or drop them and wasn't comfortable when I had them lying around somewhere out of my sight. I also read in several reviews they snap easilly from over stretching them so I whenever I put them on I had to make sure I did so carefully and gently. After a few days of bearing with earache as I couldn't stop listening to the amazing music quality, I decided to look for something else. I considered the Monster Beats Pro editions, which bigger, more robust, even better sounding and... loads more expensive. I still really want them but the price puts me off.

Comparison: I came accross these JVC Extreme Explosives over ear headphones, strangely I could only find one review on the net after a long time searching which didn't say much but did mention they were equal in bass to the Monster Beats, this got me excited. I ordered them and when they arrived I was immidiately impressed by the feel. They are rather large but then they do produce a rather large sound. Of course I immidiately compared them to my Monster Beats listening several bass heavy songs and swapping between the headphones and found that on some songs the JVC XX outBassed the Beats HD Solos.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars worth the cash 17 Aug 2012
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these headphones are very good for the value, using them atm to listen to d&b and they provide great definition and clarity of sound, they are serving me well for other genres also for they seem up to most jobs, a little clunky and bulky but the build quality seems sound, overall a good set of headphones for the price and way better than the logik ones i previously owned. they are comfortable to start with but after a few hours my ears get sore and i have to take a short break to let them cool down but again this is a minor flaw in a good overall product
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!! <3 20 Jan 2012
By Matt
I was looking around for a while for a pair of decent quality headphones with a decent price, I did look at beats but I read reviews and everyone was saying they had no bass, and the sound quality wasn't worth the money, but these are awesome, well worth the money in my opinion. :)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Big bass and Excellent soundstage!! 4 Jan 2012
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These cans are Amazing for the price have them hooked up to my X-Onar DG sound card Dolby headphone the sound is fantastic considering the price!!
I have had many headphones in the past but never heard anything like these for bass good for films music radio etc.
If you like bass then these are for you as your music will come alive with these on.

If your looking for a budget pair of cans for general music etc then you won't regret it I was presently surprised at how big the sound can be.
If hooking up to an MP3 player better to hook them through an headphone amp to drive them fully as I have a 5.1 sound card that really boost's these to there full potential Very good buy indeed!!.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WWWWOOOOOOOWWWWW 12 Nov 2011
By josh
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The Earphones are so good you can really feel the bass, i am a hearphone maniac and i have loads of different earphones of all different ranges, some people are really bothered about earphone range but you got to remember the human ear can only hear around 10hz-20khz so this beats that by miles, so your headphones (if you have these) wont just be blasting out good tunes but also notes you cant hear...witch is really cool he he !
The quality of the build is great! you can really feel the 50mm driver, the bass kicks you in the face (in a good way)
The postage came very quick
The only thing i found a problem was it took my about 10 mins just to open the plastic packaging to get to the earphones but it wasnt that hard ;)

overall if your looking to get these headphones i say get them, your missing out of you dont, you wont find headphones this good for the same price! :D

ALSO: The look of them is rugged and very hardcore ;)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By marek
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I am using these for drum head phones (which are normally really dear). The extra large diameter speaker give very good bass reproduction, making these ideal for drummers - they are good for DJing and music with a heavy dance beat too.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great sound, extremely comfortable. 14 Sep 2011
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First off, these headphones are on the larger side. So large in fact that you do very often get strange looks from passers by but DO NOT let this put you off.
These headphones are robust, sound fantastic and are extremely comfortable (even if your ears do feel as if they are in a sauna when the weather's on the warm side!).
I has some bad experiences with Sennheiser headphones and them constantly having to be replaced so took a punt on these and have not looked back. It was a punt as I could not find any reviews on these anywhere (except the one on here) and I'm not sure why this is as these are impressive.
In summary if you are looking for some reasonably priced, great sounding and comfortable (if slightly large) headphones these are definitely worth a go.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
brilliant headphones comfy well built brilliant bass all round a happy customer would definately recommend to a friend happy happy
Published 1 month ago by Francis Jennings
1.0 out of 5 stars poor sound quality
bought these without trying. thought my hearing was just fading. sound quality very murky and muffled. Read more
Published 2 months ago by E. Beaumont
5.0 out of 5 stars Comfortable and good quality
I mainly use these to watch films through my iPad. They are very comfortable to wear for a 2.5hr film and produce good base notes - ideal for those dramatic parts. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ben Chee
1.0 out of 5 stars Too big & too tight
Massive headphones, very tight on the head though sound was great couldn't live with them so they had to be returned
Published 2 months ago by Mr. Nigel Eaton
4.0 out of 5 stars i like it
moody bass but overall it does what it is supposed to do..... quality of product is also good ..... average make ..
Published 3 months ago by sherilq8
5.0 out of 5 stars great head phones
have tried these out and was surprised by the sound quality good bass, just what the doc ordered. nice and comfy
Published 3 months ago by Jaffa
2.0 out of 5 stars Too heavy .
Too heavy , couldn't wear them too long . There are better lightweight headphones at comparable price . Cabling not sturdy enough. Could break easily😠
Published 3 months ago by Mr. Graham J. Markham
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Quality
I like these headphones.Brilliant sound and good quality bass.....I would again buy a JVC product because I love the quality
Published 3 months ago by MR ANTHONY FALZON
3.0 out of 5 stars Good sound, bad fit
The sound from the headphones is good, but they are a rather tight fit, even when fully extended. The earphones feel like they are squeezing the side of my head! Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mr. RJ WILLIAMS
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible product
I bought these after I had used the in ear JVC XX headphones. These headphones lasted about 2 days before the right sided headphone almost completely broke. Read more
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