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JVC HA-FX66 review

These in-ear headphones claim to be good replacements for your iPhone freebies, but we think you can do even better Tested at £25.00

Our Verdict

Better than Apple’s freebies – we’d pay extra for a more convincing upgrade, however


  • More detail than you'll get from the freebies


  • Lacks weight and punch

JVC is one of the first companies to offer iPhone-compatible plugs on its entire range. The HA-FX66 'phones are the first in-ears that we've seen from the new range.

Though they're certainly better than Apple's bundled 'phones, the JVCs still aren't brilliant. A track such as Citizen Cope's Pablo Picasso lacks the weight and punch that is present in the original recording, and there's some directness missing to the delivery.

Having said that, presentation is at least clear, and offers more detail than you'll get from the freebies. If it was our choice, though, we'd pay a bit more than £25 and go for the Grado iGrado on-ears instead.


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General Information

Manufacturer Website Address
Brand NameJVC
Product TypeEarphone
ManufacturerVictor Company of Japan, Limited
Manufacturer Part NumberHAFX66B
Product NameJVC HA-FX66
Product ModelHA-FX66B

Technical Information

Sound ModeStereo
Minimum Frequency Response10 Hz
Connector PlatingGold Plated
Connectivity TechnologyWired
Impedance16 Ohm
Cable Length1 m
Maximum Frequency Response23 kHz


Package Contents
  • HA-FX66A Binaural Earphone
  • Compact Bag


Earpiece DesignEarbud
Earpiece TypeBinaural
Driver Size8.50 mm

Physical Characteristics

Form FactorOpen
Weight Approximate3.5 g


Host InterfaceMini-phone