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Brilliant build and sound, comparable to more expensive units
on 10 March 2014
I bought these as a punt, because I found them for a bargain price elsewhere and couldn't resist.
I was after a high quality pair of in-ear Earphones for times such as the Gym when I need small and portable rather than larger on ear such as my B&W P3 set.
I was considering spending upwards of £150 on a pair of Shure SE315 or similar, or even another pair of BW C5's (I lost mine).
I've had three pairs of Shure head and earphones and I consider these premium with outstanding build and sound quality.
But reading some reviews I came across the Japanese market version of these JVC's' Victor FXD80 and they all spoke highly of these earphone's which were comparable in build and sound Quality to the Yamaha EPH 100 which are almost 3 times the price of these.
Anyway, mine arrived today and after wearing them and comparing them to the other pairs I have I was blown away by how brilliant these are.
They're iOS and Google compatible with a switch on the control unit.
They feature a nice built cable, gold L shape connector and the units themselves look a million dollars - beautiful Aluminium and quality weight and feel.
They come with a nice pouch, cable clip and cable cord keeper (so the cord doesn't flap around when too long) and different sized buds.
They're very comfortable in ear, fit could be more secure though.
There is some sound leakage and they isolate fairly sound giving full, rich, nice level of music.
Great balance and clarity.
Deep bass with no distortion. - the Shure's (and BW) have less leakage and do isolate the sound a tad more, I think this is because of the ear buds which I need to play with (you get three sets of different size)
I am very impressed with these, they're excellent, the build and sound are of units much more expensive than these.
I tested them with Hip-Hop, Rock and some dance tracks - obviously it also depends on what player is being used, but the quality is outstanding.
With a decent unit featuring a Wolfson DAC such as the iPod 5th generation (classic) you'll have superb sound for minimum outlay.
Would've given 4 stars but the price = a 5 Star product.