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Old 07-28-2008, 08:20 AM
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A lot of people seem to really love 'em, but to me there's just....I don't know...something missing.

I got used to phones that have a fairly deep response..down to 15 or so they claim. These seem to have a roll-off that's somewhere around 80-ish. They also seem to have this peak around 3K or so that I can seem to equalize out. To my ears they're just not all that well rounded.

Maybe I need to burn them in and try again.

I'll give 'em one thing though...I haven't blown them yet. I've tried the three different Koss in ear thingies and have blown the right speaker out of all of them. All I have to do is swallow a couple of times and, POP...loose diaphragm. Don't know why they do that, but every one of them does. Not so with the JVCs.

Also...I'm not all that wild about cramming anything in my ear. It seems that we've been here before.



I know we've come a long way sense back then, but in a way we've wound up right back in the same place. I didn't like 'em then either. Yep..I remember when "stick it in your ear" was a bad thing.
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:29 PM
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Hey guys, im making the jump from dealextreme $4 metallic iems to something higher quality. Definitely need something sound-isolating and with good bass. I hear lots of good things about the cx300s, but im stuck between those and the bass freqs and ep630. cx300s are most expensive, ep630s are $10 cheaper. What would you recommend?
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:52 PM
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How much do want to spend? What kind of music?

Here is my opinion. I think the JVC FX66's are good. I think they are better then the FX33's which sounded muddy or tinny depending on the song.

I have heard from Eredor that has/had the CX300's and FX66's that they CX300 are muddy sounding compared to the FX66's. He even says the FX66's has a good amount of bass, too. Since I have the CX300's, I can not say that myself.

FrododorF has a pair of the FX66's, and here is his review of them: http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum...ad.php?t=32304

Edit: Plus, you will not have worry about fake CX300 or EP630 if you get the FX66's.

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Old 08-01-2008, 07:49 PM
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Well I wouldn't want to spend more than $40, but the cheaper the better. Mostly listen to rap/hiphop and rock, but my taste in music is kinda everywhere (w/e gets stuck in my head). I like listening to the background of the lyrics, which is why i like lots of bass. Id like something that'd last a while so id be willing to pay slightly more if it is more durable or has better sound. btw, where would I get the air cushions? are they at best buy/circuit city at reasonable prices?
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Old 08-01-2008, 10:56 PM
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Circuit City has them for $37: http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/JVC-A...oductDetail.do

If you buy them online on Amazon.com you can get them cheaper: http://www.amazon.com/JVC-HA-FX66-B-...7649330&sr=8-1

I have not seen then at Best Buy, yet.

I hope this will help.
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Old 08-02-2008, 12:09 AM
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Thats the thing, they're actually pretty expensive - I can get bass freqs, ep630s, and even the cx300 for $30 (newegg). The cx300 even has the $15 dollar off mir thing goin, so it ends up bein even cheaper. Do you still think the air cushions are worth the higher price?
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Old 08-02-2008, 01:47 AM
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Since I have not heard the CX300 or EP630s, do not know how good they are, but for what Eredor on ABi>> IRC has told me. That is why I provided the Amazon.com link so you can see the price there.
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Old 08-02-2008, 06:54 AM
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Thats the thing, they're actually pretty expensive - I can get bass freqs, ep630s, and even the cx300 for $30 (newegg). The cx300 even has the $15 dollar off mir thing goin, so it ends up bein even cheaper. Do you still think the air cushions are worth the higher price?
I own the cx300s and although I liked them in the beginning, I quickly got over them after I put them through my routine. I don’t use them any more because the unbearable wind noise they pick up while bike riding/skateboarding/running, even with the cable over ears and down inside back of shirt you still get the wind noise. Cable microphonics are high, I just hate the short/long cables, once I bought better phones, I noticed the muffled sound they actually produce and IMO there are better earphones available for not much more money.

I can't comment on the others.
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Old 08-03-2008, 01:08 PM
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Ok so i bought some fx66s from circuit city to try em out and I'm pretty impressed with them. They were $40 after tax, but I found a place online (Adorama camera) that sells them for $24 with free shipping, and placed an order. As soon as i recieve them Ill return the ones from CC. Its a big improvement over my dealextreme metallic earbuds, and the base is just great. I also ordered some dell rebranded ep-630s from ebay for around $10, and they look legit based on the ratings, pics etc. Ill be sure to post a comparison as soon as i get them. Thanks for all the help guys
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Your welcome. I thought they was what you want, too, and it sounds like it.

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I just got a pair of Philips SHL9500s from Amazon for use with my Sansa Fuze and E250. Sound great and comfortable to wear for extended periods. Not too tight or too loose on my head. They look good too. $25 shipped.
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I have some spark plugs and the bass drowns out all the highs and mids. Does anyone know of earbuds that are better than the spark plugs and cost about the same.
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I have some spark plugs and the bass drowns out all the highs and mids. Does anyone know of earbuds that are better than the spark plugs and cost about the same.
In that range, why not check out the JVC FX66's, advcomp2019 always raves about them … I might just buy a pair too
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Old 08-08-2008, 09:24 PM
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If you go to amazon.com, you can find the JVC FX66 cheaper then those Koss. I have not tried the Koss myself, but the JVC FX66 is great. FrododorF has a review on the forums, too.
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...... I have not tried the Koss myself, but the JVC FX66 is great. FrododorF has a review on the forums, too.
Click here for his review.
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Would it be a good it to give the spark plugs some break in time before returning them if so whats the best method? I have only had them since yesterday.
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I would say give them at least one one day, and if they do not sound good return them. I would still return them any way because those Koss from what I have read do not last, too. So it is really up to you.
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Philips SHE2610 have interchangeable caps-mix match according to the packaging.

15mm driver is almost like the E10LP's-and the sound quality is similar.

$29 for mine-may cost less in the US.
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MDR-Q38/Q68-ear-clip style, with retractable plug and cord (on the Q68).
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Would it be a good it to give the spark plugs some break in time before returning them if so whats the best method? I have only had them since yesterday.
I don’t think burning them in overnight will make any difference, on some phones it could be 50 + hours before you’d notice any difference in sound. Personally I don’t burn in any of my phones anymore, I’d rather just listen to them and try to indentify the changes along the way.
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