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JVC HA-RX500 3.5mm/ 6.3mm Connector Circumaural Full Size Headphone

  • 10Hz-22KHz
  • 3.5mm/ 6.3mm Connector
  • 11.48 feet Cord Length
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JVC Circumaural Full Size Headphones - 1/8" & 1/4" (3.5mm & 6.3mm) Connectors

The HARX500 is JVC's new high quality full size headphones, featuring Ear Direct Structure with inclined driver unit for more direct transmission of powerful sound to ear drums. It also features Twist Action Structure for more comfortable listening style. Driver unit is large 40mm high quality neodymium magnet and comes with comfortable cushioned head band.


  • Ear Direct Structure with inclined unit for powerful sound.
  • Twist Action Structure for more comfort during prolonged use.
  • High quality sound reproduction with large 40mm neodymium driver unit.
  • Comfortable cushioned head band.
  • Sensitivity: 105dB/mW
  • Frequency Response: 10 - 22,000Hz
  • Maximum Input Capability: 1200mW (IEC)
  • Nominal Impedance: 70Ω
  • 11.5ft (3.5m) cord with gold plated plug.
  • 1/4" (6.3mm) plug adaptor provided
  • Weight: 6.94oz


Headphones HA-RX500
Driver Unit 1.57
Magnet type Neodymium
Frequency Response 10 - 22,000Hz
Nominal Impedance 70Ω
Sensitivity 105dB/1mW
Max. Input Capability 1200mW (IEC)
Cord Length 11.48ft (3.5m)
Weight (without cord) 6.94oz (194g)
Plug Gold Plated
Accessory Plug Adaptor

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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  • Dana W.
  • 2/18/2015 3:28:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat for the price

Pros: Good sound range, better than any speakers or other headphones I own. I don't have anything fancy so not a big surprise there. Highly adjustable and pretty comfortable, can accommodate large heads no problem. Handles bass very well, high volume is no problem. Build quality is very good but it's a fully plastic unit. The cord is long and doesn't tend to wrap around itself.

Cons: The cord is too long to be used with an mp3 player or laptop - these are meant to be used when you're going to be stationary. There is no padding at the top of the head, and being bald this set can dig into my scalp at times.

Other Thoughts: Good headphones. I foolishly got these as carry around replacements for some lesser Sony earbuds that stopped working. I would buy again, but not to use while on the go.

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  • matthew r.
  • 3/2/2014 7:03:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Quality for a low price

Pros: Clear mids and highs
Decent Lows
Had These For years. They have survived many raids, Afghanistan. Black Label Society and Alice in Chains at ridiculous volumes. I am very pleased with these

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I don't know if these could be used with a headphone amplifier. I doubt I will try. I have seen that JVC has a newer model of these. I may try them out and post a review.

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  • Andrew R.
  • 11/28/2013 7:54:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Sound for the price

Pros: Sound isolation is fantastic, i'm no sound engineer, but it's got some of the best sound of any headphones i've ever used. Amazing sound for the lay person.

Cons: When I would wear them for hours at a time, I would eventually get a pain on the top of my head where the cross piece rests on my skull. Maybe my head's a little too skinny, but it felt they weren't all that secure, jostled a little. And somehow, after probably 4 months, one of the tiny cushion pads fell off without notice. Definitely got more use out of it than I paid for though.

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  • Zachary E.
  • 11/21/2013 9:59:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat audiophile level headphones

Pros: great sound when powered right, 70 ohms people.

Cons: not amazing by any means but for 10 bucks free ship im not complaining, more comfy then my HD 598's inferior sound but sometimes i need comfort.

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  • Agata P.
  • 11/4/2013 10:42:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Fantastic sound quality. Built well, as I dropped them dozens times and they're still in one piece.

Cons: None

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  • Thomas M.
  • 7/15/2013 6:49:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIts a really long cord

Pros: Sound quality is on par with what you would expect for the price. The cord is very long, which is awesome if your computer isn't right next to your face.

Cons: Very little padding on the head area, can be uncomfortable with extended use.

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  • John P.
  • 12/25/2012 4:16:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSound great

Pros: Have purchased 5 of these for Christmas gifts for use with MP3 Sansa Clip MP3 players. The people that got them are very happy with the sound

Cons: only drawback to these is the extra long cord for them 6' would have been more than enough for the usuage they were bought for

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  • Jesse L.
  • 12/10/2012 1:00:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect

Pros: Long cable. Low sound bleed

Cons: No cons!

Other Thoughts: The long cable is perfect for running to any device that is not directly on a desk or next to your face. computers on the floor.

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  • Lukasz Z.
  • 6/5/2012 10:32:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSound almost great-comfy? No.

Pros: They sound almost as clear as the best phones I ever owned (sony mdr xd 100)-and they do kind of look the same. These are just slightly more "muffled" to me. For this price nobody expects awesomeness I hope.

Cons: Bah! If I had only noticed the rx700 with their huge headrest before I got these!
These tiny four pads you see are extremely small-width seems smaller than my pinky's tip.... that is no way to create good support: and so I lament again that I did not get the rx700s, which are also quite cheap.

Other Thoughts: I suppose some here could get used to wearing these, because they are fairly light on ears as well as light overall.
Just consider the rx 700 model.
Whatever you do don't get the free shipping.... cause it's pretty random: they will state to deliver on one date, then no delivery happens and you'll have your hopes up that perhaps next day it will be there... will it? HA!

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  • Gift R.
  • 6/1/2012 2:15:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPretty Good

Pros: Long cord
Pretty sturdy

Cons: Long cord

Other Thoughts: I've had these for almost a year already, and I'm using them to listen to music before I fall asleep. The long cord gets tangled a lot, but it's long, so it doesn't matter anyway. They just get tangled too, not knotted, so that's a plus. A lot of headphones I've owned are cheap and fall apart quickly, but these are good quality and I haven't had any problems.

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