Head Gear Reviews by JK1
  1. SanDisk Clip Sport 8GB MP3 Player, Black With LCD Screen and MicroSDHC Card Slot- SDMX24-008G-G46K

    3.00 star(s)
    Many are very impressed with the Sandisk Clip+ and Clip Zip when running Rockbox. Rockbox is not available for the Clip Sport. The Clip Sport keeps card memory contents in a separate database from internal memory. Each dabase is limited to 2,000 songs. There is an experimental firmware that allows 4,000 songs for each.This player seems to be positioned to compete against the ipod Shuffle. Compared to the Shuffle it is much more capable, however it is inferior to the Clip+ and Clip Zip functionality, except for battery life. The sound quality of these...
  2. FiiO M3 - Digital Portable Music Player

    3.00 star(s)
    I have been waiting a few months for this player. Now that I have it, I am disappointed. Not due to the sound quality or the power output, which are both great, but due to the way the buttons are organized, and how poorly they feel. I also have a Rockboxed Clip Zip, Rockboxed Clip+, the Clip Sport, and a Fiio X1. The Clip Zip, Clip+, and Clip Sport have buttons that are ergonomicly spaced, and have a great feel. Unlike the X1, the M3 does not come with a skin. It also doesn't have a built in clip like the Clip+, Clip Zip, and Clip Sport have. I hate...
  3. JVC HA-FX40-B Earphone - KV6902

    4.00 star(s)
    This is great for the price. Its sound reminds me of Stax headphones or electrostatic speakers, both of which I don't own, but have heard on a few occasions.  It needs extensive(100+ hours?) breaking in to help tame the highs and bring out the bass. If you want a slightly warmer sound or are treble sensitive, then choose the Panasonic RP-HJE355 instead, although some may want to buy both.
  4. Panasonic RP-HJE355-K High Fidelity Ergo-Fit Inner Ear Earbud Headphone Black

    5.00 star(s)
    I bought this and the JVC HA-FX40 at around the same price($20 each). I like this for the better behaved highs, overall slight warmth, and what seems like a slightly better build quality. I like the HA-FX40 for its slightly better detail, although its highs are a bit too strong at times. The HJE355 has a very ergonomic shape and I think most people will find that it is very comfortable and fits well.   Since the  Panasonic RP-HJE355 and the JVC HA-FX40 are only around $20 each, I suggest people buy both!
  5. Panasonic RP-HJE450-K

    3.00 star(s)
    The sound reminds me of the PX100. It is warm and detailed, with plenty of bass. It has more bass impact but less detail than the HJE355. The HJE355 also has better detail, better highs, and seems to isolate better. I bought the HJE450 before I bought the HJE355. Even though the HJE450 is good, I prefer the less expensive HJE355.
  6. JVC HA S650

    4.00 star(s)
    When I first started listening to this, it reminded me of the Sennheiser PX100. While the PX100 is open and this is closed, the warm detailed sound and  tight bass seemed similar(but of course more bass on the HAS650 since it is closed). I don't have the PX200II(a closed version of  the PX100) to compare it to. The sound on the HAS650 also reminded me of the HAS600, so I compared the two. The bass seems tighter on the HAS650 and there is also more detail. I guess since this is  cheaper than the PX200II, and it is also more efficient, some people...
  7. JVC HAFXC80 Black Series In-Ear Carbon Headphones

    3.50 star(s)
    I have both the HAFXC80 and HAFXC51. The FXC51 seems easier to insert due to its shape, while the FXC80 seems to have a bit more detail and be a bit more dynamic. I bought the FXC51 first, and didn't realize when I bought it that the FXC80 was only $13 more. I bought the FXC51 based on recommendations here.     These IEMs use a micro driver which penetrates much further into the ear canal than the driver of a typical IEM. This makes the highs much better, as there is less reflection of the sound. It also leads to comfort issues, as the very hard...
  8. Sennheiser MX 580 Stereo Headphones with Intergrated Volume Control

    4.00 star(s)
    This is a great value for the price. Of course I do prefer the highs and midrange detail  on the Sony E-888 and the E-888 is much more efficient, however the E888 seems to be at least $75 now if you can find it.The E-888 has a biocellulose diaphragm which helps make the sound be more detailed, and more dynamic.
  9. Sony MDR-V6 Monitor Series Headphones

    5.00 star(s)
    This headphone was my first high quality one. It sounds extremely neutral with good bass that is in proportion to the other frequenciencies. The midrange and treble also sound natural. What this headphone lacks and what you get by stepping up to the Sony V900HD(aka 7509HD) is a higher level of midrange detail. For the price though, this is an excellent value, however this is not on the level of the 7509HD or CD1000.
  10. JVC HAFX67A Air Cushion In-Ear Headphones (Blue)

    4.00 star(s)
     Not bad for under $20. The fit is great. This is a good IEM to sleep in, as it doesn't stick out from my ears(I assume that will probably be the case for many people). Isolation is also decent considering the comfort level.  It seems like the bass and treble are boosted and the midrange seems  recessed. Vocals seem dominated by the bass and treble. I boosted the midrange quite a bit and brought down the bass and treble somewhat with the equilizer on my mp3 player, and now it sounds much more natural. I usually don't use the equilizer on my mp3...
  11. JVC HA-S600

    4.00 star(s)
    After being so pleasantly surprised by the $9 HA-S160, I was so curious to hear if this is better. Is it better? It has better bass than the HA-S160, but worse treble.  The midrange(including vocals) also sounds slightly recessed on this when compared to the HAS160. The bass sounds slightly exaggerated though, and not natural like it sounds on the HAS160. Overall I like the HAS160 better since it is better balanced.     PS. After a few more weeks of burn in the treble and detail have improved a bit more, while the bass has decreased. The bass...
  12. JVC HAS360B Lightweight Freestyle DJ Headphones (Black)

    2.00 star(s)
    After being so satisfied with the HAS160 I wanted to see if this would be a good improvement on it. It isn't. While the bass is a bit better than on the HAS160, the treble is much worse. The HAS650 has better bass and better sound overall, and much better build quality. The treble on the HAS160 is  better than the treble on the HAS650 though. I am glad I bought the HAS160, HAS600, and the HAS650, and regret buying the HAS360. Save your money and don't buy this one. Ironically I paid less for the HAS600 than for the HAS360. Even though I regret buying...
  13. JVC HAS160B FLATS Lightweight Headband Headphones (Black)

    5.00 star(s)
    On another forum someone recommended this headphone. Since it was so cheap I thought I would try it. I was so impressed by its neutrality. It reminds me of the Sony V6. It has decent bass, however the bass is in proportion and sounds natural. The midrange and highs also sound natural. Of course it doesn't have all the detail of V6. Imo it is much better sounding than the Portapro and sounds almost as good as the PX100. The bass is better on the PX100, however the HAS160 has better highs.  Those who prefer a  warm sound signature like on the  PX100 ...