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Wow........I sold my Aviators that I bought yesterday for what I got them for on clearance to a friend.  I thought they sounded very clear, but for the type of music I listen to, they just didnt have enough bass.  A flat response is desired by audiophiles I realize, but I needed a more V-shape response for the Jazz, Hip-Hop, Country and R&B I listen to the most.  Let me tell you, JBL got it right for sure.  I love the highs, mids and lows these cans deliver.  I love the locking removable cable on the earpiece, and also the way the ear cups rotate up 180deg for storage.  I also love the flat cable....its thick and very sturdy.  The cable on the Aviators was a JOKE!!!  It was tiny, fabric covered and tangled all to hell.  I had already bought an off the shelf cable to replace it that was much thicker and rubberized.  I do have to admit that I liked the clarity of the Aviator and the fact it had alot of leather pieces, but it just didnt have enough bass.  I felt like I was missing a whole part of my music.  Anyhow, I recommend this headphone for those who like a warm, clear, bassy sound.  

 

PS.  I love the way these cans look.......typical JBL.  Classy!  The Aviators are a hit or miss depending on who you ask.  I thought they looked OK, but thank god they had a cleaning cloth for all the fingerprints you will handling the cans. 

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Anyone have a comment on these that have heard them?  Just curious what your thoughts are. 

post #3 of 10

Bump!

 

My AKG K167 just broke, the headband cracked :mad: and I am thinking of these as replacement.

Any other users of these cans?

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Originally Posted by lebomb View Post
 

Wow........I sold my Aviators that I bought yesterday for what I got them for on clearance to a friend.  I thought they sounded very clear, but for the type of music I listen to, they just didnt have enough bass.  A flat response is desired by audiophiles I realize, but I needed a more V-shape response for the Jazz, Hip-Hop, Country and R&B I listen to the most.  Let me tell you, JBL got it right for sure.  I love the highs, mids and lows these cans deliver.  I love the locking removable cable on the earpiece, and also the way the ear cups rotate up 180deg for storage.  I also love the flat cable....its thick and very sturdy.  The cable on the Aviators was a JOKE!!!  It was tiny, fabric covered and tangled all to hell.  I had already bought an off the shelf cable to replace it that was much thicker and rubberized.  I do have to admit that I liked the clarity of the Aviator and the fact it had alot of leather pieces, but it just didnt have enough bass.  I felt like I was missing a whole part of my music.  Anyhow, I recommend this headphone for those who like a warm, clear, bassy sound.  

 

PS.  I love the way these cans look.......typical JBL.  Classy!  The Aviators are a hit or miss depending on who you ask.  I thought they looked OK, but thank god they had a cleaning cloth for all the fingerprints you will handling the cans. 


Got pics?

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Got pics?


Edited by NewWaveAudio - 3/24/14 at 6:40pm
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Got pics?


Nice improvement over the "other" 55's.  Looks like removable cord and over ear cups.  How's the sound signature?  V shaped? 

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Nice improvement over the "other" 55's.  Looks like removable cord and over ear cups.  How's the sound signature?  V shaped? 
They're actually on ear, but fit like an over. They sound great very clear. They do have a V shaped response. Has nice bass, not overpowering, and there when you need it. Picked mine up for $44 at Nebraska Furniture. They are actually $55, but I got an opened package that was used for testing. Best $50 I've spent
Edited by NewWaveAudio - 3/24/14 at 8:14pm
post #8 of 10

I bought the JBL J55 and the AKG K403 the same day for my portable mp3 player.

 

I was disappointed... until I bought a Fiio E6 amp.  (I didnt know these thing was available since last year... and nobody around me know that too lol)

 

Wow... Now these headphones sounds good!!!

 

I love the J55

 

Both are On-Ear... but the JBL act more like Over-Ear. 

 

It's quieter for the people around me!

 

 

I think I pay 59$ for the JBL and the AKG K403 for only 8$ (clearance sale)

 

 

 

 

 

Now I cant wait to receive my C&C BH2 amp.

post #9 of 10
I bought one in Saudi Arabia but the headband broke near the inner padding.
post #10 of 10
I had these replaced and the head band got broken again
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