We were recently reintroduced to JVC, a nearly 100 year old Japanese brand with a rich history in consumer audio and video. Although the company is better known for its car audio products, we had the chance to try out some of its new wireless earphones, including the JVC HA-A10T, which we consider to be one of the best true wireless earphones you can buy for less than Rs. can buy in Rupee. 5,000 today.
The latest product from the brand’s stable is the JVC HA-FX65BN Wireless Noise Canceling Headset. Priced at Rs 4,999, this is one of the most affordable pair of wireless noise canceling earphones that you can buy today. Does the sound quality and noise cancellation make it worth the price? Find out in our review.
JVC HA-FX65BN: Simple design, entry-level noise cancellation
The JVC HA-FX65BN isn’t exactly basic when it comes to design, but there’s nothing fancy about it. Unique aspects of its design are the use of rubber in the earpiece and flat cable of the earphones; On one hand, this is a simple looking pair of wireless earphones.
We found the headset comfortable enough for everyday use, though we weren’t too impressed with the passive noise isolation offered by the included ear tips. This naturally affected the quality of active noise cancellation, as we didn’t get the ideal seal. On the right side of the neckband are buttons for power, playback, volume, and noise cancellation.
The key feature here is active noise cancellation, and in fact, the JVC HA-FX65BN is one of the most affordable wireless noise cancellation headsets we’ve seen. Microphones for noise cancellation are mounted on the earpiece itself, while an additional microphone for voice communication is on the neckband. The device is charged via a micro-USB port on the right side of the neckband, just below the controls, and we were able to get a little less than six hours of mixed use with the noise cancellation switch on.
JVC HA-FX65BN: Just a Signal Quieter
Compared to the more affordable true wireless JVC HA-A10T, the JVC HA-FX65BN doesn’t sound as good. The sound quality was on par with what we’ve heard from affordable wireless earphones like the Mi Neckband Bluetooth Earphones. The JVC HA-FX65BN costs three times more in this department.
However, all that extra money gets you active noise cancellation. Noise-canceling quality isn’t great, or anywhere near the kind of lack we experienced on the Apple AirPods Pro, but we found it quite good considering the JVC HA-FX65BN’s price. While at home, the earphones managed to cut out some of the hump of an air conditioner and a ceiling fan; However, there was little shortage.
This level of reduction was similar to what we experienced on the Claw ANC7 noise-canceling earphones; The advantage of the JVC HA-FX65BN is that you also get wireless connectivity. While this level of noise cancellation might not be enough to clear the hump of an airplane or heavy machinery, it certainly helps to make our home environment a little quieter by reducing low-end tones. This will also come in handy while traveling, as it makes the music or dialogue in the video a little more audible.
Listening to music with active noise cancellation was an overall pleasant experience, with the JVC HA-FX65BN having a distinctive V-shaped sonic signature that goes well with most popular music. We felt that the sound was lacking in detail, though the earphones sounded a bit rough on the low end. On voice calls, the sound was a bit quiet, but the active noise cancellation helped make conversations clear and hassle-free.
Affordable active noise cancellation may be rare, but it does exist. The JVC HA-FX65BN Wireless Noise Canceling Earphone is exactly that; At Rs 4,999, you get basic but functional active noise cancellation that can come in handy in even the simplest of settings, including at home or on your commute. The earphones silence things to make listening a little easier.
That said, these earphones are not the best option that you can buy under Rs. 5,000, and the battery life isn’t great either when it comes to sound quality. It’s an affordable pair of earphones with a great added feature that not many others in this price range can claim, but if you’re looking for a whole lot of sound quality for the price, the 1More Stylish Dual Dynamic Driver might be worth BT considering instead.
worth: Rupee. 4,999
- Affordable Active Noise Cancellation
- complex controls
- weak passive noise isolation
- doesn’t sound great for the price
- average battery life
Rating (out of 5)
- Design / Comfort: 3.5
- Audio Quality: 3
- Battery life: 3
- Value for money: 4
- Overall: 3.5
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