August 10, 2022
JVC HA-A10T True Wireless Earphones Review

Better known for car and home audio products, the JVC brand is used for a few other product lines in India, including televisions, earphones and headphones. The company has recently launched a new range of wired and wireless audio products in India, priced from Rs. 799 to Rs. 9,999. The new range includes the JVC HA-A10T, a relatively affordable pair of true wireless earphones.

Priced at Rs. 3,999, the JVC HA-A10T is one of the most affordable pair of true wireless earphones that you can buy today from a leading global brand, which is competing with Indian brands such as Boat and Noise. Do these true wireless earphones have what it takes to compete in the crowded affordable space in India? Find out in our review.

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The earphones are lightweight, and you get several foam and silicone tips to choose from

JVC HA-A10T Design and Specifications

We’re used to seeing fancy styling and premium materials used in higher priced true wireless earphones, but the budget segment usually sees a functional, basic design. That said, JVC has done a good job of keeping the HA-A10T earphones looking good despite their price ranges; The earphones are made entirely of plastic, but feel well put together and solid. They don’t get very big either, and are light enough to stay in your ears, anchored only by the tips of the ears.

These earphones are available in four colors – black, grey, pink and blue – with the outer surface sporting a distinct matte finish on the body of the earphones. There’s a single physical button on each earphone that controls playback (single-press on either side), volume (double-press on the left to decrease volume and right side to increase volume), and track skipping (long-press). -Press on) Left for previous, Right for next). A triple-press on the left earphone invokes the voice assistant on a paired smartphone.

Pressing the buttons requires some force—and usually a three-finger grip on earphones—and isn’t as smooth as touch controls. However, the buttons work well and the effort required meant we were less likely to accidentally hit them or trigger the wrong function. A small dim indicator light on each earphone shows when they’re charging, and the status of the connection. The headset uses Bluetooth 5 for connectivity, and supports only the SBC Bluetooth codec.

Unlike most pairs of true wireless earphones, the JVC HA-A10T only has a microphone on the left earbud. It’s also the active earbud that connects to the source device, while the right earbud connects to the left. So you can only use the left earbud for music or voice calls.

The earphones are IPX5-rated for water resistance, and will be able to safely handle sweat or a few drops of water.

The sales package includes five pairs of ear tips – three are silicone, while two are foam. We generally prefer foam ear tips for a more secure fit and better noise isolation, but many people prefer silicone which feels less ‘sticky’. That said, the foam tips that came with the JVC HA-A10T offered us a very tight, incredibly noise isolating fit that helped improve sound quality as well as comfort.

The case matches the color of all types of earphones, and is just as functional and sturdy as them. There are four battery indicator lights on the front, a micro-USB port at the back for charging, and a lid that closes magnetically when closed. The case is a little bigger than you’re used to seeing in that segment, and it’s not very pocketable.

The JVC HA-A10T true wireless earphones have a claimed battery life of four hours on the earphones and an additional ten hours for the case (two and a half extra charges of the earphones) for a total of 14 hours per charge cycle. , We were able to match this claim; It’s not exceptional for the segment, but decent enough.

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Large charging can’t easily pocket

JVC HA-A10T Performance

Many of the affordable pairs of true wireless earphones we reviewed are packed with features, and they can get the form factor and functionality right, but they generally don’t deliver the same sound quality as mid-range or premium offerings. Although the HA-A10T sounds great; Much better than anything else at this price, and even some options that cost twice as much.

We used the earphones with the OnePlus 7T Pro (Review) for review, listening to music in streaming services and our high resolution audio collection, watching videos, and taking voice calls to get through a typical work day. The JVC HA-A10T earphones only support the SBC Bluetooth codec, but that doesn’t hold back the sound quality at all.

The quality here was immediately apparent, starting with Baba O’Riley by The Who. When drummed and Roger Daltrey’s vocals sounded loud, clear, detailed and incredibly catchy, gaining more character and drive. Equipment separation was especially impressive on the JVC HA-A10T, with every element of its timeless rock classic feeling different and fresh. The soundstage was equally impressive, with the earphones working hard to give each element a strong sense of direction.

Moving on from a different genre to another classic, we listened to Right Here Right Now by Fatboy Slim, which once again highlighted the level of detail and depth that the JVC HA-A10T can achieve. Despite its bass-heavy main hook, some of the faint elements in the track were crisp and present.

The HA-A10T’s sonic signature is incredibly neutral, giving enough leeway to the mid-range and highs while maintaining the aggressive, tight bass that many listeners love. It was especially audible on one of our favorite high-resolution test tracks, 9000 Miles by the Pendulum. This aggressive drum-and-bass track allowed the lows to take the lead, without any other frequency crossing the limit. The result was a sound that was aggressive, punchy and driven, while simultaneously providing the most detailed insight into the track we’ve heard with any true wireless earphones that cost less than Rs. 10,000.

In Love Is Gone by Netsky, we heard the first real flaw in the sound we’ve come to love. With such a busy track, the earphones weren’t able to keep pace with too many different, fast-paced elements. That’s where we missed the presence of better Bluetooth codecs, but the JVC HA-A10T true wireless earphones still do an impressive job with the busiest tracks, despite technical limitations.

The JVC HA-A10T is capable of handling voice calls, but it’s not good at it. Sound The sound was too soft on calls, and the presence of only a microphone meant we needed to be in the quietest of environments to be heard by the caller. It wasn’t a problem at home and in the office, but it was hard to hear or hear with earphones outside.

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There’s a physical button on each earbud for control

Decision

Despite its limitations, the JVC HA-A10T is an incredible pair of true wireless earphones for Rs. 3,999. This is the best-sounding pair of earphones we’ve heard at this price by a long shot, and puts the option at twice the price to shame. Without a doubt, we’d recommend this headset to anyone looking for an affordable pair of true wireless earphones, thanks to its wide range of sound and adaptive sound signature.

The earphones are not without their problems, as would be expected on any affordable headset. Micro-USB charging, the inability to keep up with the busiest tracks, and poor performance on voice calls mean the JVC HA-A10T isn’t perfect even at this price point. However, if sound quality and comfort are your most important criteria, there’s nothing better than the JVC HA-A10T at this price today.

worth: Rupee. 3,999

professionals

  • Expansive sound, great soundstage
  • neutral, adaptive sound signature
  • light, comfortable
  • Foam ear tips are included in the box
  • IPX5 Water Resistance

Shortcoming

  • Micro-USB Charging
  • Sound loses its edge with fast-paced tracks
  • poor for voice calls

Rating (out of 5)

  • Design / Comfort: 4
  • Audio Quality: 3.5
  • Battery Life: 3.5
  • Value for money: 4.5
  • Overall: 3.5

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