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JVC's Micro HD Line: HA-FXD80/70/60

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It's no secret that JVC has been on a roll lately in the portable segment. While its high-end HA-FX700 and FX500 (aka FX1000) wood cone earphones have been a hit, its more budget-oriented HA-FXT90 has also struck a chord with consumers.

 

The HA-FXC71/51 have also been good budget options for the sub-$100 category, but have been largely unheralded on here, perhaps due to lack of exposure. The few that have heard the FXC series have thought that they were great performers in the micro driver category. I personally believed the FXC71, while much smaller in size, easily rivaled the sound of the much-ballyhooed Yamaha EPH-100, with which it shares a similar micro-driver configuration.

 

The current FXC series seemed to borrow a lot of technology from its bigger brother, the FXT90. Announced at the Tokyo Headphone Festival in 2012, the next generation FXD goes even further with that shared technology platform of carbon nanotube drivers and brass retention rings, and improves upon both build quality and ergonomics as well.

 

Many members have been enthusiastic and satisfied with this new lineup from JVC.

 

Prices (converted from Japanese Yen)
Model JPY USD
HA-FXD80 6980 ~$88
HA-FXD70 4980 ~$63
HA-FXD60 3980 ~$50
HA-FRD60 (in-line remote) 4480 ~$57

 

Links (in Japanese):

Official Webpage: http://www3.jvckenwood.com/accessory/inner_sp/fxd/lineup.html

Impressions: http://av.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20120510_531747.html (Translation)

FR Measurements by Sonove: http://sonove.angry.jp/jvckenwood_HAFXD80.html

 

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Exploded view of the HA-FXD80

 

Strain Relief

Novel strain relief mechanism designed to minimize touch noise (a.k.a. microphonics)


Edited by tomscy2000 - 1/16/13 at 2:27am
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Nice write up.
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最高です!!

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As I mentioned in another thread, that was unrelated, 

 

 Those JVC's are available: http://www.geekstuff4u.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=HA-FXD80  at a very reasonable $135 plus shipping. 

 

Pre-order. 

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post #6 of 1806
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Originally Posted by JCJiffy View Post  The FXD80 will retail for 6,980 yen.

 

~$88... great domestic price.

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That is the best presentation of an explosion graph I've ever seen in my life.

 

 

Yes it's no secret that JVC is at the cutting edge in IEM's now, from speaker cones made out of wood soaked in Sake, to Carbon Nanotube in these latest models.

 

Vectran 2,900 1.40 2,071 211  
Copper 220 8.92 24.7 2.5  
Carbon fiber (AS4) 4,300 1.75 2,457 250  
Kevlar 3,620 1.44 2,514 256  
Spectra fiber 3,510 0.97 3,619 369  
Zylon 5,800 1.54 3,766 384  
Colossal carbon tube 6,900 .116 59,483 6,066  
Carbon nanotube    62,000     .037-1.34    46,268-N/A     4,716-N/A  
spider silk 1,400 1.31 1,069 109

 

 

Sony used to be very pioneering in IEM and earphone technology.  Now JVC seems to be solar eclipsing them, my listening impressions mirror Tom's on the Sony XBA series and the JVC FXC51/71 in the $100 sub cat.

 

 

Finally a new IEM to be excited about that just looks like stellar sonic セックス

 

HA-FXD 80/70/60

クールな切削加工のステンレスボディ。新開発ダイレクトトップマウント構造のFXDシリーズ

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Edited by Xinn3r - 5/30/12 at 11:27am
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Amazon.co.jp pre-order

 

^ I'll probably use this along with the Tenso shipping service to get it to the states ^

 

EDIT

 

Just pre-ordered through Amazon.co.jp (w/ forwarding to US via Tenso).  Let the wait begin.


Edited by FlySweep - 5/30/12 at 4:20pm
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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post

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Amazon.co.jp pre-order

 

^ I'll probably use this along with the Tenso shipping service to get it to the states ^

 

EDIT

 

Just pre-ordered through Amazon.co.jp (w/ forwarding to US via Tenso).  Let the wait begin.

 

That seems like a good idea... I may imitate you slavishly...

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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

Vectran 2,900 1.40 2,071 211  
Copper 220 8.92 24.7 2.5  
Carbon fiber (AS4) 4,300 1.75 2,457 250  
Kevlar 3,620 1.44 2,514 256  
Spectra fiber 3,510 0.97 3,619 369  
Zylon 5,800 1.54 3,766 384  
Colossal carbon tube 6,900 .116 59,483 6,066  
Carbon nanotube    62,000     .037-1.34    46,268-N/A     4,716-N/A  
spider silk 1,400 1.31 1,069 109

 

 

 

 

Methinks you left off the column headings on that table. All I can interpret from that is carbon nanotubes are OVER 9000!!!!!

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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post

popcorn.gif

 

Amazon.co.jp pre-order

 

^ I'll probably use this along with the Tenso shipping service to get it to the states ^

 

EDIT

 

Just pre-ordered through Amazon.co.jp (w/ forwarding to US via Tenso).  Let the wait begin.


How expensive is the service for a pair of earphones?

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The tenso service is complicated! I wanted to order as well but can't figure out if the address is correct, when pasting from the tenso service website.
I would hate to spend the money any never receive the headphones because I didn't do something right.

The forwarding service is around 2400 yen, which is about 30$ for the s&h. Not a bad deal, total should be around 127.00$ compared to the site mentioned above thats asking 135.00. Plus 20 s&h.

Any help and I could join you on the voyage to audio bliss!
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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

That is the best presentation of an explosion graph I've ever seen in my life.

 

 

Yes it's no secret that JVC is at the cutting edge in IEM's now, from speaker cones made out of wood soaked in Sake, to Carbon Nanotube in these latest models.

 

Vectran 2,900 1.40 2,071 211  
Copper 220 8.92 24.7 2.5  
Carbon fiber (AS4) 4,300 1.75 2,457 250  
Kevlar 3,620 1.44 2,514 256  
Spectra fiber 3,510 0.97 3,619 369  
Zylon 5,800 1.54 3,766 384  
Colossal carbon tube 6,900 .116 59,483 6,066  
Carbon nanotube    62,000     .037-1.34    46,268-N/A     4,716-N/A  
spider silk 1,400 1.31 1,069 109

X2, wonder what the heading is, interesting stuff. Hope that bass controlling ring actually does it's job, JVC actually does a good job at HRTF (headphone related transfers) in the treble but they tend to degrade their IEMs with midbass weight due to looser air movement. Based on the FX500, 700 and FXT90. 

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Originally Posted by Sicilian0 View Post

The tenso service is complicated! I wanted to order as well but can't figure out if the address is correct, when pasting from the tenso service website.
I would hate to spend the money any never receive the headphones because I didn't do something right.
The forwarding service is around 2400 yen, which is about 30$ for the s&h. Not a bad deal, total should be around 127.00$ compared to the site mentioned above thats asking 135.00. Plus 20 s&h.
Any help and I could join you on the voyage to audio bliss!

 

This took me a while as well! But this yahoo post cleared up it up for me quickly:

 

http://au.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20101013031553AAed9Xk

 

 

Basically, if your Tenso address is similar to mine, then the first line with the number is the postcode. Then comes the next line, with the first three characters being the prefecture - or in my case, 東京都 (Tokyo-to) which is apparently some other designation. Then the next three characters are tell you the City, in my case being 足立区 (Adachi). Then in the street address I just copy pasted the rest of the address, including the Adachi City line again (not sure if that is correct but honestly I'm sure the postal service will figure it out.)

 

If you have an issue, you can actually just remove all the special information that Tenso gives (ie the Tenso number etc) and then put that address into google maps, and it will format the address and tell you the prefecture / city :)

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