JVC HANC250 Noise Cancelling Headphones – Black

Price: $111.99

4.0 out of 5 stars (847 customer reviews)

10 used & new available from $55.96

JVC HA-NC250 is an advanced, yet not sophisticated pair of headphones that has been brought out by the company. With a promised noise cancellation of up to 85%, these are fuelled by an AAA battery, which is said to last for up to 50 hours. It also comes with a detachable cord and specific adapter for airlines, which is a pretty common feature in most such headphones. For those of you who are frequent flyers and travel long distances, these make for an ideal travel companion.

The noise cancelling is excellent. The technology employs a feedback monitory system that continuously monitors and reduces external environmental noise. The double housing structure that is present in each of the ear cups, adds a second layer to the insulation against noise. A third layer is formed by the extra padding that is given, which makes its noise cancellation superior to its counterparts in the market. The extra padding, along with the light weight makes these pair of headphones extremely comfortable. For being over the ear headphones, they are relatively smaller and slimmer. The build is solid, and the headphones are durable. They might not be the sturdiest in the market, but they certainly aren’t flimsy, and I haven’t experienced any problems as such, so far.

The sound quality is better than I expected. The treble and bass are well-balanced, and considering that I’m not that big an audiophile, I was pretty satisfied with the sound quality. Some users, however, have had a problem with the fact that the HA-NC250 does not have too tight a bass. If you are a true audiophile, then these pair of headphones might not meet your expectations on the sound quality front. Another advantage with these headphones is that they are foldable; in fact they fold flat, and come with a slim carrying case, making them extremely travel friendly. The length of the cable that comes along with a pair is sufficient. One thing I liked about the HA-NC250 is that the noise cancelling feature can be switched on and off whenever required by the press of a single button. This particularly comes in handy during flight announcements.

There are not too many drawbacks or things to complain about with these headphones. One possible feature is that there is no volume control dial on the headphones. Also, replacement of the battery might prove to be a little difficult as the right ear piece has to be popped out for this purpose. The cable length might seem insufficient to a few if you’re looking to connect it to home stereo equipment. However, for a pair of noise cancelling headphones that are just above $100, the perceived drawbacks can be ignored. They are definitely worth the price.


  • Excellent noise cancelling
  • Great sound quality
  • Worth the price

  • Lack of volume control dial on the headphones
  • Replacement of battery a little tiresome
  • Bass might be a little too tight