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.
|HA-FRD60 (in-line remote)||4480円||~$57|
Links (in Japanese):
Official Webpage: http://www3.jvckenwood.com/accessory/inner_sp/fxd/lineup.html
Exploded view of the HA-FXD80
Novel strain relief mechanism designed to minimize touch noise (a.k.a. microphonics)
Edited by tomscy2000 - 1/16/13 at 2:27am