longtime lurker, and love the extensive IEM reviews, so thanks for all who have contributed!
I had a set of JVC HA-FX80 IEMs, which I quite liked once the bass improved upon burn-in.
They crapped out, and JVC said they are discontinued (as is the FX300 series), so they will offer a "comparable" replacement or else a refund.
I paid just under $35, so I'm now being offered the HA-FX1X or HA-FXC51 (or HA-M5X, over-ear), though I'm not sure I'm too thrilled with any of those options, given I can buy any of them for less than what I paid for the FXC80.
Would you suggest that any of those three are truly comparable/suitable replacements, or should I push for a refund and buy something else?
FWIW, I listen mostly to breakbeats, funk, other EDM, etc. so solid bass is kind of a prerequisite, but I do want decent overall sound quality (sorry, I lack the tech-knowledge to be more detailed).
I find it rather strange that JVC USA continues to list both the FXC80 and FX300 series on their site if they are discontinued - and why not hold back some stock for warranty issues for a period of time afterwards?