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- JVC HA-M5X
- JVC sent us a pair of comfortable over-ears, but with lackluster performance.
JVC HA-M5X Over-ear Headphone Review$49.00
Beyond the fake leather cups of the JVC HA-M5Xs you'll find the cloth-protected speaker element. Unfortunately the cups cannot be removed for easy cleaning, but the cloth should protect your HA-M5Xs from most foreign-object damage.
The back of the ear cups sport the Xtreme Xplosive branding, ironically clad in the most bland and subdued design and lack of actual explosives.
The band is made of the same black plastic, with a soft foam and cloth padding on the underside. The cloth is urban-camo patterned just in case having the padding glued to your head didn't provide it enough camouflage.
The bright red cable screams "serious business," but is actually pretty standard; measuring in at just under 4 feet in length and clad in somewhat thin insulation.
The plug is a standard 1/8th inch jack.
The cord guards on the HA-M5Xs are absurdly thick rubber, attached at the base of each ear cup.
In the Box
In the clear plastic case you will find your headphones. That's pretty much it.
The headphones themselves seem to be durable enough, but they lack many of the same build features that similarly-priced headphones have, like metal band elements. Still, the plastic s very thick, so you are unlikely to break it unless you make it a habit of jumping up and down on your cans.
As previously mentioned, the design of the HA-M5Xs are neither Xtreme nor Xplosive, instead JVC elected to keep their headphones entirely black with red cables. It doesn't do much to impress, but the HA-M5X isn't hideous to the point of ridicule either.