JVC HANC250 Noise Cancelling Headphones

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JVC HANC250 Noise Cancelling Headphones – Black

  • Advanced noise-cancelling design offers 85% noise reduction for superior listening
  • Noise-cancelling can be switched on/off, and is powered by AAA battery for up to 50 hours use
  • Double housing for sound insulation; foam-cushioned ear pads for comfort and further isolation
  • Headphones weight just 5.3 ounces, and fold flat to fit in included carrying case
  • Includes four-foot detachable cord with airline and 1/4-inch adapters


You can talk on your cell phone while operating a vehicle such as a car.

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The new JVC HA-NC250 combines outstanding sound quality with advanced noise-canceling and isolation technologies to provide a superior listening experience. The HA-NC250’s noise cancellation circuitry includes feedback technology that constantly monitors the noise cancellation process. As a result, the headphones eliminate up to 85 percent of extraneous background noise. To further block noise, the HA-NC250 offers two JVC innovations that help isolate the listener from outside sounds.

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2 Responses to “JVC HANC250 Noise Cancelling Headphones

  • Review by S. Noronha "dabreutx"

    I travel fairly frequently on work and the long international flights were getting to me. I’d originally bought a Solitude Plane Quiet II headset which I was fairly happy with except for:
    1. Quite tight around the head, difficult to wear for long periods of time.
    2. Good sound quality, particularly bass, but an annoying hiss and missing treble and highs during audio playback.
    3. Fairly heavy owing to needing 2 AAA batteries.

    A colleague at work bought the JVCs and we did a comparison. Initially I was skeptical because my Solitudes were around the ear vs the JVCs which are over the ear. We went into a very noisy server room to do the test and I have to say the performance of the JVCs was astoundingly good.
    All three issues that I had with the Solitudes were absent.
    1. Extremely comfortable and light. Great build quality.
    2. Even better noise canceling performance despite the over the ear design. Even with the active noise cancellation off, merely wearing the headset provides good sound insulation.
    3. Great sound quality, very balanced bass and treble, zero hiss.
    4. Better battery life than the Solitudes despite needing only one battery.

    In addition, the JVCs have some of the benefits of the Solitudes over the industry’s most famous headset (Bose).
    1. Conventional cable (not proprietary like Bose).
    2. Audio passthrough even when the battery dies.
    3. Single AAA battery, non-proprietary (if you forget to charge your proprietary Bose battery, your headphones are dead).
    4. Great price/value tradeoff compared to the Bose QCII or III.

    The only negatives of the JVCs I could perceive are:
    1. No volume dial control on the headset itself which is less of a convenience as you now have to turn down the volume from your ipod or computer rather than just reaching up and dialing down.
    2. Headphone cable is fairly short (43in) so its difficult (not impossible) to use it with home stereo equipment.
    3. Replacing the battery is a bit difficult and involves popping the right earpiece out.

    Update (Jan 2008): I was able to compare these against the Bose QC3s. The Bose sound quality (you will not believe this) is really bad compared to the JVCs. Specifically the sound of the QC3s is muddy with extremely muffled treble. I am even happier now that I bought these instead of the Bose.

  • Review by Dana Stetson "stetsoninc"

    I recently purchased the JVC HANC250 headphones after researching the options on the internet. The Bose were an obvious option, but the price could not be justified.

    I have always been thinking about buying noise cancelling headphones, and with a pending trip to Australia (from New York) I decided that now was the time.

    Great sound quality
    Excellent Noise Cancelling
    Very comfortable
    Long battery life (changed the battery 2X over a 48hr use period)
    Nice looking
    Excellent value

    Changing the battery under the ear cup is not the best design, but not that hard to do either

    1. Keep a couple extra batteries in the accessory pouch inside the headphone case
    2. Put a business card in the same pouch in case of loss

    UPDATE: Feb, 2009

    After owning the JVC HANC250 for a year they are still the best headset I have ever owned. I travel by plane almost every week, and they are always along for the ride. The hard cover case has well protected them and the headphones look like new. I comfortably wear them for hours at a time and use them with the airline sound system, my BlackBerry and notebook PC. There is no hiss and excellent sound quality.

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