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135 of 143 people found the following review helpful
on 8 October 2011
After 5 years, I had gone through at least 4 pairs of IPod Headphones (which, as well as being expensive, have inadequate sound quality) and some Skullcandy ones (which broke to pieces within about 4 months). So, feeling rather down on my luck and definitely down on cash, I bought a pair of these! I wasn't expecting much, but really, these are the best Headphones I've ever owned! They're durable and have excellent sound quality! You can get them in a range of different colours but I loved these Violet coloured ones, and am definitely going to buy another pair in the same colour just in case. I've had these now for just over a year, and they're still like new. Brilliant quality for the money, well worth it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I bought these after having great experiences with JVC HA-F140-WE In-Ear Gumy Headphones - White.
I was fooled by the model number - thinking that F150 must mean it's better than F140 Gumy earphones, right? Sadly, I was mistaken.

So what's new in this so-called 'upgrade' of the Gumy formula?

Well, the earpiece shape is no longer circular - it's sort of bean-shaped. Presumably to fit the ears better - I have no problem with this, the earphones are indeed a comfy and snug fit.

The problem however, is sound quality - far more canned and tinny than the F140s. Everything sounds rough and compressed compared to the earlier model, which sported far better mid and bass response. I might be paranoid, but I also suspect there's more sound leakage from these headphones - ie. everyone else on the bus can hear the thumping beats of which ever Britney song I'm listening to more than I can.

It could be that I was unlucky and caught a faulty pair, but I've bought several F140s in the past and never had this problem once.

My advice? Get some JVC Gumy F140s instead. They're around the same price if not cheaper, have superior bass performance and less sound leakage.
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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful
on 4 March 2010
A perfect fit, and a great sound to boot. Comfortable in the ear, although the wire may be a little too long.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
I've had loads of pairs of headphones over the last 35 odd years, my first were two tin cans connected by string. I thought they were good myself! Well it seems headphones have moved on fortunately.

These being gummy can fit any sized ear so no more fiddling about with tiny silicone covers for different sized ears, good idea! The cable length is not too long either in my opinion. They fit snugly into the ear and once music/radio/DS/ipod or whatever is being pumped through them they do sound great. The sound is brilliant, crisp and very clear, you can pick up on individual sounds/layers in music that you probably couldn't without them. They are definitely geared for heavy bass but that does not take from anything else. If you've never used gummy headphones before these will blow you away for sure. One good aspect of this type of headphone is that you do not need to have the volume too loud at all as the sound is being directed deep into your ears, no damaged ear drums! I purchased two pairs of these, one for me for my phone which has a 3.5mm socket which I have tons of music stored on and one pair for my son who uses his on his ipod nano, DS, pc games and guitar amp so we don't have to listen to a 14 year old banging Slipknot and Slayer riffs out! I know what your thinking. . . .14 year old and Slipknot. . .but you need to meet him! Anyway. . . .you will love these headphones, they're brilliant!

I love this blue colour too!

Recommended.
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44 of 51 people found the following review helpful
on 10 October 2011
when i looked at the reviews for the earphones i had doubts because someone mentioned them being faulty, but my friend had a purple pair and they worked just fine. they arrived yesterday and im really happy with the sound quality and comfort of the earphones, for anyone reading this get them, well worth the money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 3 September 2012
They're cheap, simple and effective, fit my ears comfortably and are good for wearing for long periods of time. Been using a pair for running for the last 3-4 years until I broke one by accidentally squashing it in some baggage. Bought these replacements as I was so happy with the last pair.

These headphones stay comfy for hours, I wear mine for at least 1-2hours at a time while training. Sure, they're not as good technically as Bose or Beats etc, but for sub £5 they're fantastic, music comes through clear and rounded, though base lacks a bit, but that's not that important for me personally.

Amazon price is great too - less than half price compared to the high street!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 6 August 2012
These headphones are startlingly average. The good points are that they have a decent length of cable, the fit comfortably in the ear and they are quite cheap. However the two let downs is sound quality, which lacks any kind of bass leaving songs to feel a little flat and 2D and the other is the headphone jack. I don't quite know why but it seems to have issues hitting all the connection points meaning that if you turn your head and it slightly pulls the cord, even if it isn't enough to make the jack pull out you will lose the majority of sound. If you are on a budget and listen mostly to podcasts or audiobooks then these will be fine but otherwise you might want to try looking elsewhere.
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28 of 33 people found the following review helpful
on 23 November 2011
I really like the colour. These earphones are soft & comfortable, the oval ear shape fits my ears a treat. The sound is good too.
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on 15 September 2014
These are great little ear phones, cheap, fairly tough and the sound quality is ok for the price. I've had several sets so far, and they each last about 12 months of heavy use before the soft plastic that fits in the ears starts to perish. I use them to listen to pod-casts and audio books for which they are great. They are not amazing with music and need to be firmly pushed into your ear to get any decent sound depth, and as long as you keep fairly still they will stay put.

I've just taken delivery of a brand new set, and was a little surprised to find both ear phones are for the right ear. While they are labelled L & R, both are identical in shape and because they are asymmetric and ear-specific this has caused me some problems! I'm currently returning them for a refund. I'm sure this is an 'amusing' one-off manufacturing error, but it might be worth checking yours when they arrive... maybe someone out there has two left-ear ear phones!

In summary, a definite 4 stars for all the previous ones I've had, but I don't think it's fair to mark them down for my latest purchase which is obviously an unusual error! I'll definitely be buying a new pair... though I'll be checking them as soon as they arrive!

And on that note, it's worth saying that the plastic blister pack they come in must be the worst design in the history of packaging - it won't tear, it isn't easy to cut, using scissors is likely to sever the headphone cables which are located too close to the edges, a sharp knife is likely to end with cut fingers. The only way is to hack at it and totally destroy the pack and hope for the best. Please, JVC, consider better packaging!
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on 5 June 2013
I was looking for a backup pair of headphones, as I'm always forgetting to put my headphones back into my bag. I chose the Gumyies primarily because they're really cheap. Overall they're quite a nice design and they're really comfortable to wear, you can almost forget you're wearing them. The cable is about the right length, however it's pretty basic in design; it's two plastic sheathed bonded cables the entire way up and the adjustable slider is just a loop of plastic which just slides back down. In addition the cable is that type of plastic which looks like it picks up grime like a magnet, so I doubt the cable will stay white for very long. On the plus side however, the cable has very little undesirable 'cable noise' when it moves. In terms of sound, I guess the Gumies are about what I'd expect for the price. In the vocal and treble range they have good fidelity, you'll be able to hear every word really clearly, particularly as the lower frequencies are so weak! For listening to music this means they have quite a hollow sound which really feels as if it's missing something, also oddly I have to turn them up really high compared to other headphones just to be at the same volume. I compared them to my 3 years old basic iPod headphones, and for all the slating that the ipod headphones get, I would consider the Gumies to be quite significantly worse in sound quality. Despite my disappointment overall in the sound quality, for something so cheap I guess I wasn't really expecting much. So as a backup pair they're ok, and it won't be a disaster if they're lost. However for primary headphones for listening to music, I'd recommend spending a bit more on headphones. Twice the cost will probably give you twice the audio quality at this price.
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