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JVC HA-FX850 Reviews

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JVC Step Into the Right Direction

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Pros: Beautiful Construction, Removable Cables, Great Accessories, Unique Timbre (due to wooden driver)

Cons: Bulky Housing, Only Sold in Japan (limited warranty support), Bass Balance

  Introduction    Having had extensive experience with the previous Wood series of JVC, FX500 and FX700, I was exited to see what the company had planned for this next iteration. They introduced FX650 to replace the FX500 and FX750 to replace the FX700, in addition to announcing the new flagship, FX850. Thanks to user James444, I was able to hear all 3 IEMs of this new series, while still having in possession an FX500. The FX850 garners the spotlight as the flagship and proves that JVC is moving in the right direction for the reasons followed. Accessories and Packaging  Packaging presents the IEM quite well and comes with extensive instructions, which...
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leadbythemelody

Excellent Tonality

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Pros: Non-fatiguing coherent treble, timbre of drums/wooden instruments, quick bass-transients, very-detailed rich bass, powerful subbass, dramatic sound.

Cons: Isolation is lacking due to vented design

I have never in my life heard such detailed and powerful bass in an earphone. What's even more unbelievable is that these earphones are incredibly detailed without ever sounding thin like detailed earphones and headphones tend to do in the mid and upper treble. These are the most tonally accurate earphones and headphones I've ever listened to. And the most bass-detailed headphones/earphones I've ever listened to. I can actually hear bass passages I've never instantly noticed before on headphones, but only could hear on good floor-standing speakers. The drums don't muddy up with the bass guitar, but separates wonderfully. Drums actually sound like drums now; they don't sound like a pencil...
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az060693

Amazingly fun to listen to

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Pros: Bass, timbre, beautiful design, soundstage, fun, bright

Cons: Can get too energetic and bright

Build- These things are built extremely well. The earpieces are very solid with no gaps or any manufacturing defects and they’re just plain beautiful to look at. Better yet, they use the popular MMCX connection without any modifications (unlike the Sony XBA-H3 where the connection is recessed) so should you choose to or need to replace the cable, there’s a huge choice of replacements. Something that I didn't notice till much later on was how clever JVC's removable cable implementation is. On both the driver unit and the cable itself, there is a kind of tape to add some friction between the driver and the cable, preventing it from swiveling loosely, a common issue Shure MMCX IEMs are known...
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