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Why does JVC make so many good earbuds and headphones?

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
what's their history? I have seen several different models of JVC earbuds with excellent reviews, including aircushions, marshmallows, and the hd model (can't remember the name of it, it's under 20 on amazon)
post #2 of 25
The Marshmallow's are trash IMO. Don't know about the others on your list but I have a pair of HA-F10C's right hear that I'm about to listen to. I don't have very high hopes because they are even less than the Marshmallow's but I'll let you know what I think.
post #3 of 25
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Originally Posted by Olimoronio View Post
The Marshmallow's are trash IMO.
Yeah, but they're not that bad for $15, especially when Kramer modded.
post #4 of 25
JVC Invented VHS. Show your respects!
post #5 of 25
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Yeah, but they're not that bad for $15, especially when Kramer modded.
OK, I'll have to take your word on the modded Mallow's but that begs another question. Why not take one of three phones that sound better out of the box (Sentry ho470 Wooden, Sentry ho480 Metalix and Skull Candy 2XL "Grills Collection" Spoke) for less money and mod them instead???
post #6 of 25
The JVC Marshmallows are terrible no matter what you do to them.
post #7 of 25
Meh, the JVC HA-F10C's are nothing special. They don't really do anything too offensive and they are rather clear sounding but they have almost zero bass and severely rolled-off highs.

Do not recommend.
post #8 of 25
Yep, I'm a fan as well. I've owned quite a few JVC products and most of them offer at least competitive bang/buck.
Hits (from what I've owned):
HA-FX33/34 Marshmallows
HA-FX66 AirCushions
HA-FXC50 MicroHD
HP-NX55
HA-S150 Flats
HA-S700
HA-M750 Black Series
HA-RX700
HA-DX1
HA-DX3

Misses (from what I've owned)
HA-FX300 BiMetals
HA-G55
HA-RX900
post #9 of 25
Just for the record I'd like to say that I am not some JVC hater. Even though I don't care for the IEM's that I've heard from them so far, I'm rather a fan of there full-sized cans. The old JVC HA-D700 are probably my favorite phones priced under $80. Also, a little more bass is all I could really ask of the JVC Flats for their street price.

I just really, really hate the Marshmallow's.
post #10 of 25
Team JVC Reporting in. You'd be hard pressed to find a better value than the RX700, especially if you enjoy modding.
post #11 of 25
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Originally Posted by Olimoronio View Post
OK, I'll have to take your word on the modded Mallow's but that begs another question. Why not take one of three phones that sound better out of the box (Sentry ho470 Wooden, Sentry ho480 Metalix and Skull Candy 2XL "Grills Collection" Spoke) for less money and mod them instead???
Good point, but I don't know of any mods for them. I'm happy with my RE0s, and have little to no desire to mod those IEMs. Why don't you give it a shot? You could have the next cool mod that gets everyone all hyped up. I'm not trying to be mean, but do you see my point?

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Team JVC Reporting in. You'd be hard pressed to find a better value than the RX700, especially if you enjoy modding.
I bought a pair of those and wasn't very impressed. Did the foam ring mod and felt removal mod, but they still sound kind of weird to me. KSC75's (Kramer modded) and Portapros (mine are still stock) both sound a good bit better, IMO. More clarity and a much better presentation. The RX700's work well for gaming, well, at least for my purposes. They're really comfortable too, I've got to give them that.

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The JVC Marshmallows are terrible no matter what you do to them.
Everybody's got to start somewhere. It was a pretty fun mod. I really don't think the Klipsch S4's are a whole lot better than Kramer modded Marshmallows. I gave away my Marshmallows, but when I had both, that was my experience. YMMV.
post #12 of 25
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Originally Posted by bba1973 View Post
I bought a pair of those and wasn't very impressed. Did the foam ring mod and felt removal mod, but they still sound kind of weird to me. KSC75's (Kramer modded) and Portapros (mine are still stock) both sound a good bit better, IMO. More clarity and a much better presentation. The RX700's work well for gaming, well, at least for my purposes. They're really comfortable too, I've got to give them that.
Interesting, those are somewhat the opposite the impressions I read of people round the forums. Their positioning is rather poor for gaming, fps gaming at least, and I much prefer them to stock KSC75s and Portapros, even if i prefer the KSC75 sound signature. But as always ymmv :P
post #13 of 25
Thread Starter 
microhd! That was the one i was getting at. How do you feel about them? What are some of the better JVC's you've owned?
post #14 of 25
Skilled engineers and designers maybe? Engineering and designing products that many people out there find good.
post #15 of 25
And then of course there are the DX-1000 Enigmatic, but fantastic.
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