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JVC HA-FX1 "Xtreme Xplosives" vs Urbanears Kransen

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I have a pair of Maxell headset earphones that sound REALLY good and have KILLER bass, but they aren't comfortable.  I wanted a pair that sounds good and is comfortable, so I did a little research, and found the MEElectronics M9P with flat cable and bought them.  I burned/broke them in for 50+ hours and played some music (the music I tried was encoded in the highest quality) and they didn't sound loud at all.  I tried to EQ them, but they got distorted when I did that.  So, I decided to return them and do a little more research and then buy another pair from a different brand.  So, I did my research and found these two:

 

#1:  JVC HA-FX1 "Xtreme Xplosives"

#2:  Urbanears Kransen

 

Which of these are best?  These are my requirements:

HEAD-THUMPING BASS while having clear/un-distorted highs and mids, durable design, good looking, comfortable, and a built-in mic and remote is nice to have but not required.  My price limit is $30.  I am planning on buying by January 13 (Monday).

 

UPDATE:  I just bought the JVC HA-FX1 on ebay for $17.  They should arrive by Thursday, so I will do a review on them then.


Edited by ccard3dev - 1/13/14 at 8:44am
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I had some Nuforce NE-600X IEMS that had pretty serious, pounding, undistorted bass. Good build quality too. I haven't heard the ones you listed, so no comment there. 

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I just ordered the Kransen earbuds. On sale at B & H Photo for $26. I will put IUPAC a review shortly after they arrive.
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Hey AtariPrime, what did you think of the Kransen earbuds?

I'm doubting on whether to get those or the e10's.


Edited by andreslev - 2/12/14 at 6:53pm
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The Kransen earbuds performed well for a time.  They eventually started to cut-out however.  They were never abused and were treated quite well, so it came as a surprise when the sound started cutting out.  I have read where others have encountered similar issues.

 

Pro's:

- extremely comfortable

- excellent noise cancelling

- storage system is clever

- music is very clear

 

Con's

- while clear, the music could be louder

- bass is lacking

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