Like many other headphone makers at CES this year, Japanese electronics company JVC released several wireless headphones, bringing us ever closer to a wireless future where we’re all juggling a dozen chargers in our bags.
JVC is launching the new HA-ET90BT wireless sport headphones aimed at athletes. JVC claims its headphones have a water resistance rating of IPX5. The headphones are supposed to stay in place during a workout thanks to a rubber fin at the top of each earpiece that adjusts to a user’s ear shape. Users can choose from three different sizes and either a conventional earpiece style or an “open” ear style that lets runners hear nearby noises in their surroundings. The left earpiece has a built-in microphone and a button that controls music playback.
The wireless sport headphones come with a carrying pouch with a belt clip and charging case. The HA-ET90BT headphones will be available in March for $149.95.
JVC is really trying to appeal to its athletic users, as it’s updating its JVC XX headphone line with a sport HA-ET103BT Bluetooth model. These new in-ear headphones have rubber fins on each earpiece for secure fit and they’re sweat-proof with an IPX2 rating.
The HA-ET103BT headphones are built around an 8.5mm driver and deep bass ports. There’s a mic and three-button remote for answering calls and controlling music playback. It’s accompanied with three silicone earpieces in small, medium, and large, as well as a hard plastic carrying case. The headphones come in black, blue, or red, and will be available in March for $49.95.
Meanwhile, for commuters dealing with noisy planes or trains, JVC is also releasing new HA-S80BN Bluetooth on-ear noise-canceling headphones. It claims the foldable headphones have 11 hours of battery life on a single charge with both Bluetooth and noise canceling turned on.
The headphones also have an integrated mic and remote, and a detachable cable so that users can charge while they listen. The headphones have three sound modes: normal, bass, and clear. It will be available in May for $99.95.
JVC is also trying to appeal to the fashion-conscious headphone wearers with its HA-S20BT Flats Wireless line of Bluetooth headphones that come in blue, pink, black, or white. They look... weird and toy-like, but I could see the fashion appeal in a minimalist kind of way? To some, it might just look like you’ve wrapped a landline around your ears as pseudo earmuffs.
These “fashionable” headphones are foldable and have a three-button remote and mic, as well as 11 hours of battery life on a single charge. They’re available in March for $39.95, which is a little cheaper than its probable competitor, Urbanears.