The target audience for the MR77X was mainly towards DJs. At a suggested retail of only 100 dollars, these can be considered a budget headphone for professional use. However, a lot of budget equipment might not be the best bang for your buck, so lets see if the HA-MR77X is worth your 100 dollars.
The MR77X is a very big and bulky headphone that has reasonable build quality and features high gloss as well as soft touch plastics. The earcups swivel back, which is a useful DJ feature, but the headphone doesn’t have a detachable cable. This could be a dealbreaker for some people because if the cable breaks, you basically have to get a new headphone, and DJs are known to treat their gear quite harshly.
Because of the bulky design, you get very large earcups so the earpads are quite large, which makes this a very comfortable headphone. However, the noise isolation is quite abysmal on this headphone considering the fact that it’s targeted towards DJs. The headband does not have any padding, and this isn’t a particularly lightweight headphone, so it can get uncomfortable for longer listening.
The first thing you notice about this headphone is the bass. Not only is it very well extended, but it’s also very controlled and doesn’t distort very much. At this price range, the bass on the
MR77X is one of the best. So how does the rest of the sound fair in relative to the bass? Well unfortunately, I am quite disappointed in the rest of the sound. The mids and highs aren’t very well tuned and sound very tinny and grainy. For a 100 dollar headphone, it’s not quite at the level that other headphones at this price range perform.
Although I’m a bit hesitant to recommend this headphone to consumers and DJs, the main selling point of this headphone is the bass. There are other alternatives out there that outperform the MR77X in various categories and have a better overall value, but if you’re looking for a unique bass experience, the MR77X is hard to beat.
A special promotion is going on right now at our store where if you buy a pair of JVC HA-MR77X, you get a free pair of JVC Gumy Earbuds, so that’s a 120 dollar value for 100 dollars. Click the link below if you’re interested.