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Looking for a cheaper alternative to JVC FXD80

post #1 of 3
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Hello,

 

Last year I purchased a pair of FXD 80s and absolutely fell in love with the sound. I paid a premium as I got them shipped over to the UK from Japan. Unfortunately less than a year in one channel has stopped working, (basically the right side is now really quiet). I really looked after these so was gutted that they broke after less than a year. I've tried to chase up the seller to help me with the warranty but it looks like i'm screwed in that department. 

 

So now I need a replacement, but unfortunately I cant afford anything like the £120 I paid for the FXD80s (including import duty and postage). Also I'm a little down on paying this kind of price since it seems to not be a guarantee of robustness. Previously I had paid £150 for a pair of JVC FX500s which once again I loved but broke after just over a year. 

 

So now I'm looking for something no more than about £50 that will hopefully give me something close to the FXD 80s in terms of sound. At this price I wont be so upset they fail after a year.

 

I'm tempted to stick with JVC as I know I like their sound. I have stumbled across the HA-FR65S which seem to be priced reasonably, but I cant find much information on them. Are they any good or style over substance?  

 

Any recommendations around the £50 or below that would fit my criteria would be greatly appreciated. 

 

Thanks!

 

Sam.

post #2 of 3
Perhaps take a look at the HA-FRD60, which should be just a FXD60 with remote. There will probably be less detail and refinement when compared to the FXD80, but the signature should be very similar.
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Thread Starter 
Thanks for the reply. I did look at those, does anyone have any thoughts on the FDR 60?

Does anyone have any other possible recommendations? Perhaps a different brand?

Thanks guys!
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