I agree the DX1000 is the best in production dynamic headphone. Though there seem to be a number of competitors entering the scene here all at once all of a sudden.
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10/10/07 at 7:23pm
I can't believe this headphone is still somewhat of an underground phenomenon here at Head-Fi. I think it's chiefly because JVC isn't exactly known for their headphones and have never attempted anything on this scale before. It's not like there was some pent up anticipation, of "ooooh, I wonder what JVC will release next!" You know, the kind of speculation and rumor mill that's been building for months and months over what Senn's next flagship will be. I mean JVC just doesn't have a pedigree in the headphone geek world. These cans really seem to have come out of left field.
And for all those reasons, I basically ignored them until I recently had a chance to get a review sample. My mistake.
I've never understood the point of having more than one headphone before, especially since I first got my hands on a Sony R10 years ago. I've heard all the other other flagships since then, and was never moved enough to buy any of them. I just purchased my review sample of the JVC.
The serial number on my pair is only in the 500s, so it's not like they're moving massive amounts of units of these. Not many Head-Fiers have gotten to hear them yet, but I'm confident when they do, they'll be quite impressed. I certainly am.
I've got so many reviews to write, but hopefully within a few weeks I'll have time to put together my JVC DX1000 review for PF. I can't wait to write this review, I haven't been this excited about a headphone since I first heard the R10, and that's no lie. Will post links once it's up.
Rock on DX1000 underground!
Mine is in the mid 650s, although I believe JVC is currently not making these or has stopped some time ago. I think we are just ordering shelf stock, once that shelf is dry, alas no more. Hint to prospective buyers, buy now or miss out like many did with the R10s!!!
Just wanted to give everyone a heads up. I ordered a pair of DX1000 from audiocubes the 10th and they were shipped on the 27th.
Cecala talked about the possibility of JVC having stopped production of the DX1000, and my recent experience seems to add to that theory. So if anyone is interested in these headphones, this might be your last chance of getting one.
Just thought I'd let people know. Please keep in mind none of this is fact, it's mostly speculation. However a 17 day just for audiocubes to get a pair would certainly indicate that these are not easy to come by, even in japan.