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post #121 of 271

Try Amazon or buy.com Both have them..

post #122 of 271

just got rid of my turbines (i always thought they could use more bass) because of weak cable that ripped near plug, sucks i know tried to save them but sound is wacky now, and i'm about to order some xtreme xplosives seeing as i think they would satisfy my bass needs for gym use.

 

can anyone comment on the difference between the original 10mm black and red version, and the new different colored 8.5mm driver version with the mic and volume control? is there really that much difference in sound between the 8.5mm and 10mm drivers? thanks to anyone that can answer!

post #123 of 271

Yeah I am also wondering how the smaller drivers on the version of these with a mic compare. If the sound quality is somewhat comparable, the smaller versions are appealing as they would be a better gym/running set with the smaller housing.
 

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Originally Posted by oskarcaz View Post

just got rid of my turbines (i always thought they could use more bass) because of weak cable that ripped near plug, sucks i know tried to save them but sound is wacky now, and i'm about to order some xtreme xplosives seeing as i think they would satisfy my bass needs for gym use.

 

can anyone comment on the difference between the original 10mm black and red version, and the new different colored 8.5mm driver version with the mic and volume control? is there really that much difference in sound between the 8.5mm and 10mm drivers? thanks to anyone that can answer!



 


Edited by ChoppedBroccoli - 4/4/12 at 2:37pm
post #124 of 271

^^^ yes exactly they would make great gym earphones if they sound similar to the 10mm driver

 

 

post #125 of 271

Hi friends, I saw only in ebay the HA-FX3X that seems be the metal housing of plastic FX1X. It's real? or i'm wrong.

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http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ja&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=sv&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww3.jvckenwood.com%2Faccessory%2Fheadphone%2Finner%2Fha-fx3x%2Findex.html
 

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Hi friends, I saw only in ebay the HA-FX3X that seems be the metal housing of plastic FX1X. It's real? or i'm wrong.



 

post #127 of 271

http://www.eardio.com/jvc-hafx3x-xtreme-xplosives-in-ear-headphones-p-144.html

 

hmm any idea when these will be available on amazon

post #128 of 271

honestly i dont understand how these can get any amount of love from anyone, these things are some of the worst phones i've ever owned, unless i got a defective model i couldnt recommend these at any price, first the bass....WHAT ******* bass, where is it? any attempt to eq it even slightly results in pure distortion and still no impact, i used these with my cowon e2 and then later my sansa clip, both with a fiio e6 on and off and no matter the combo, the sound is always garbage

 

 

 

i really have only tested this with hip hop (mostly 90's golden era and late 90's ny boom bap) and found everything i threw at it to be lacking, my old v moda bass freq's out classed this in nearly every department, my old apple earbuds i think may have been better than these, im typing this as i listen to deadmau5's for lack of a better name in flac on my sansa and all i can is shake my head is disgust, for 20 dollars im sure you can do much much better than these ****s, i should have gotten some s4's :(

post #129 of 271

hey guys, looking for a sub $25 IEM, is this the way to go? i've also been lead to the soundmagic e10, or the monoprice 8320. what wins in the end

post #130 of 271

I've ordered a pair of the new HA-FR201 model (the one with the microphone and 8.5mm drivers). Should get them sometime this week, will update everyone when they arrive.

post #131 of 271
Ok,
Just received my xx hafx1x and burning them in.
Just put them on after 1hr burn in and one word amazing.

Exactly what I want in my headphones.
Had fisher audio eterna v1, vsonic ro2proii, hifiman reo originals, etymotic er6i, and now these babies blow them all and amazing value bang for buck.

I have them paired with wolfson dac chipset in my phone and it is truly bliss. Magic, detail, sound stage present what more could you want? Did I hear bass? You bet and just the right amount.

Jvc well done. I look forward to buying even more stuff from you in the future. Your engineers are on a winner.

Tips -
Keep burning them in
Use very good quality dac music player to get the best out of them.

It's amazing but they come sooooo close to my overhead grado sr80's which have always been for me the benchmark.
post #132 of 271

So the jvc hafx1x and they re ok right out the box, but I had to customize the eq on my fuze because the highs were very harsh and the bass wasn't too prominent ( turned the bass way up, and everything else down and they sound great) . They're pretty big but not that bad, they re really light and look pretty swag.  overall pleases my bassheadedness in the bass department I think these jvc's are great if you can use an eq to make them sound better. 

 

EDIT: WOW just decided to small the smallest ear tips and the bass blew up! Was not expecting that, the seal REALLY affects the sound. Tamed the highs a lot also. Think i'm gonna order some sony hybrid tips to get an even better seal. Overall these are definitely very fun earphones and happy with the buy.  Hopefully they keep sounding better with burn in.  

 

 

EDIT: They keep sounding better with burn in and things aren't as harsh, bass is smoother, awesome earphones.


Edited by oskarcaz - 4/25/12 at 5:35pm
post #133 of 271

Ok, done some more burn in..

 

Listening to them now the bass has mellowed more and the mids and high are more smoother without being more dominant/harsh.

I compared them to my Fischer Audio Eterna V1 and the eterna's have a more metallic mids and top end. The bass is less on the eterna no question about that.

 

What appeals to me most about the JVC is the smoothness and less metallic-ness to the mids and tops. I am starting to think this is the way to go with music. Hate mid and top end shrill and am thinking designers are using too much metallic drivers.

The bass in these JVC is amazing and funky...and the soundstage is also better on these than the eterna's.

 

I am very pleased with these canals. They are definitely bang for buck.

Now listening to some heavy dubstep music.. gosh..my ears are getting a pounding..

 

Keep them reviews and updates coming in..

These are winners(Charlie Sheen style)....:P

 

post #134 of 271

I have a pair of these, they sound fantastic especially consider that I got them for $25. Only other in-ears I've tried besides the crappy Apple ones are the Klipsch Image S4 and the Audio-Technica ATH-CKM50 and I'd rank them like this...

 

- Xtreme Xplosives

- ATH-CKM50

- Image S4

 

The sound is by no means balanced. Highs and mids aren't bad but it's really the bass that sells these IEMs.

post #135 of 271

lol im sorry...i have to apologize to everyone in this thread for thinking deep down inside that you were all idiots and sheep dancing to dsnuts tune, i did the suggested 50 hours burn in and i honestly notices zero difference, but yesterday just on a hunch and because i had nothing better to do i decided to add an additional 15 hours of burn in

 

 

left it looping on this song

 

 

 

as opposed to just random music across a wide spectrum of musical genres and i have to say....i was wrong :( 

 

 

I WAS WRONG ABOUT EVERYTHING! BURN IN IS REAL!!!!!! lol i swear to god, i kid you not i listened to 1 song continuously yesterday before burn in (big pun - twins deep cover for those interested) and it always always ALWAYSSSSS sounded like pure #$%^, just muddy, garbled trash, today i put it on and realized...holy #$%^! there are words in this song! lol the bass is slightly recessed, not alot but noticeable but the mids and highs finally emerged and work in harmony with the previously overpowering bass, these things are definitly worth the money and i no longer have buyers remorse on these, i plan on adding another 24-48 hours of burn just to be triple sure these are fully cooked

 

 

in closing, op, dsnuts and the rest of you who posted in this thread praising the jvc xx's..... YOU WERE RIGHT, I WAS WRONG...AND THANK YOU!!!!

 

 

edit: also i switched out the stock tips with sony hybrids and while the sound was left mostly unchanged, the much better seal raised the overall volume by about a decibal or 2, so if you have any spare hybrid tips lying around, don't hesistate to switch up


Edited by Dutchi MerenGue - 4/22/12 at 6:14am
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