So I am trying to wrap my head around what sound these are going for..These have nothing to do with any type of cheap Bassy earphone sound. I am sure we all have an idea of what cheaper bassy earphones should sound like. Meelc earphones comes to mind. The older HAFX1X. Or even the Xeport 5010.This is the reason why I couldn't wrap my head around this sound earlier.. I was expecting maybe a newer version of the old HAFX1X.. Guys JVC went all out on these earphones. They are offering some of their best sound for the cost of almost nothing. When I say these are special. I mean it.
Isolation, least microphonics, comfort . TOPS
Clairty, staging, depth. .Astounding.
Detailed and imaging. Impeccable
Bass. Tight and not the boomy type at all. I will get to the bass end more in detail later.
Just when I was blown away by the new HAFX40. These come out of left field and shows me another area that JVC can do with master like sound tuning that I was not aware can even come close to this sound for this price. Guys this sound I am hearing is a HIGH END SOUND and not a cheapo at all. Not even close. Believe me these sound nothing like a bass heavy. Bass hump junk you hear on bassy earphones. These have nothing to do with any of that non sense. These are a different sound from the FX40s but I can clearly tell the team responsible for the tuning for them are also responsible for these. The sound is full yet clean and precise. The balance in sound will flip your lid.. Gone are the mid recessed sounds of JVC earphones past. These have a full mid section that only comes 2nd to the CKM500. You can read that part again.! In fact the only bassy earphone that come this clean is MG7 and the CKS77. But we are talking about earphones that cost $100 plus vs these..
These actually have a more natural tone vs the others I just mentioned. Not as colored sounding as the CKS77 and no limiting imaging like the MG7. These have layers and layers of sound that is just exciting to hear. No earphone that cost less than a $100 should sound like these.. These are JVCs answer to what AT has done with their Solid bass series but in all honesty minus the massive sound of the CKS77 these are clearly at that level of sound. And there are some aspects these actually do better.. These have the cleaner sound with even more precision and better speed over them too. I will still give the edge to the CKS77 for the big bold sound those have that currently nothing matches for me. But these. Wow.
This is what is crazy.. These sound like what a CKM500 and a CKS77 would sound like if they had kids.. The clarity and balance of the CKM500 with the bigger sound of the CKS77...Nothing surprises more than hearing an earphone that matches $100 earphones in sound easily but only cost $16..Now I do have one warning. Of all the people these might actually disappoint.. Believe it or not is gonna be bass heads. These are at the bottom end of what one would consider basshead material. I noticed the sub bass was tuned to be strong just like the FX40s but these do not have a big punch like the CKS77s. But for non bass heads these will sound perfect for you..
I am not gonna say these are bass light. These might be a perfect bassy earphones for guys that thought the CKS77 was too bassy yet want full bass. The older FX1X is what I would consider more basshead than these. These have a high quality bassy sound. Tight, punchy and deep but half a notch lower than basshead levels. Which imo is a great compromise for clarity and detail. Much like the versatile CKS77s these sound great for everything. These sound stupendous for vocals. Very intimate and clean..The resolution in the sound is very evident. Very clean and even sound for a bassy iem.. These are definitely easier to listen to over the FX40 but it doesn't mean the highs are not as lively or detailed..The highs on here is gonna surprise as it is perfect for the presentation. The highs are more crisp and clean vs extended and sparkly of the FX40 but these highs have depth and detail on them again has nothing to do with a cheapo..For guys that listen to your music at a working environment and want more isolation over the FX40 these have awesome isolation for earphones. Way above average. They just keep on impressing.
Edited by Dsnuts - 5/19/12 at 11:52pm