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JVC HAFXC51R New Micro HD in-Ear Headphones (Red) Reviews

Vonx

Pretty bang for the buck

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Pros: Surprisingly spacious soundstage, great instrument seperation for the price, highs are nicely detailed without sibilance, partially open, realistic

Cons: Bass anemic (atleast before EQ'ing), mids sound pretty recessed, some missing information in the midrange

I just put these in my ears and the verdict is......thin sounding ;(   atleast before EQ   I bought these by request from a Head-Fi'r, and regardless of that characteristic, im still not disappointed :)    The bass reminds me of the AKG 701's, practically non present.   However, I couldn't get over how large the sound stage was and how well instruments are separated.    Definately could see people paying $150+ for this and not being disappointed.    They seem a bit more picky to audio file quality than other IEM's in this price range, i found my poorly mastered recordings sounding particularly thin through these. ...
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staxxx

gem

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Pros: cheap, great detail for the price, great soundstage

Cons: recessed midrange, earwax gathers at the tip of the driver, not much isolation

I don't really have much experience with IEMs, because it's rare to find one that I truly like. There is always a problem which is either the sound or fit. That said, this satisfies me on both levels and my wallet is happy. It's not as comfortable as the Marshmallows or the Air Cushions, but it is comfortable, and that's a good thing because 90% of IEMs don't agree with me. The best IEM I've heard is the EX600 and the FXC51 can give it a run for it's money in terms of detail. The EX600 has a near perfect sound in my book along with a great fit and variety of tips, however the problem is that it's worn around the ear. Yes I know I'm whiny. Given a choice, I'd pick the FXC51. These...
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