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Old 05-22-2012, 09:35 PM
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Default JVC HA-FX40 A great $20 IEM *MSRP $29.95*

This is the first earphone that uses carbon nanotube technology. It has incredible detail. I can't believe this is just $20. It does need plenty of burn in though. At first the bass sounded strange and the highs were too strong. Now it is burning in nicely and the sound is evening out.
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:21 PM
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$20? Where at? Can you describe in more detail how it sounds?
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Link!!! Where's the LINK?!?!?!

Edit: I did a search, and I did find them for $19.99 on Amazon. The problem is the S&H $7.95. That's probably why JK98 didn't provide a link.

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overstock.com http://www.overstock.com/Electronics...9/product.html

Cdn Price is $32.78. $24.49 + 2.95 for Americans.

Kinda funny looking (to me, at least).

$30US at amazon.com. http://www.amazon.com/New-JVC-HA-FX4.../dp/B005TZ4CXC

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Kinda funny looking (to me, at least).
Yeah, I worry about that little piece that sticks out. I have a couple pairs of angled phones and judging from the photos that piece would get in the way and jam into my ears.
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:57 PM
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$21.56 shipped on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A2YLYLTN75J8LR

Remember, great prices are posted all over, but S&H changes EVERYTHING!
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It has great detail and clarity. It is a bit on the bright side. I don't know what else to say. This thread has more details about it.

Macmall.com has it for $19.99 with in blue, red or silver. They have free shipping on orders over $25.

http://www.resellerratings.com/store/MacMall

http://www.head-fi.org/t/586909/the-...1-page-96/1620

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how do they compare to the jvc air cushions?
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I'm adding the $29.95 MSRP to the title. I don't think it's unreasonable for someone searching to a $20 IEM to find a headphone they can get for $20. That's not what's happening here.

There's nothing about where to find it at that price or the vendor has a minimum purchase requirement. Having the MSRP in the title will let anyone looking know $20 isn't the base price and that they may not be able to actually get a set for $20.

For future reference if someone wants to create another thread like this they need to link in the first post to where the item can be found at the price in the title. Doing that will let the discussion be about the qualities of the headphones, not if the price is being properly represented.
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"how do they compare to the jvc air cushions? "

No comparison. Imo even the $8 JVC Riptidz sounds better than the Air Cushions. The HA-FX40 has so much better detail and clarity.
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I actually luv the JVC Riptidz, they sound fantastic - especially with my Sony.
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Am I wrong or is there no stress relief on the housings from the pics I see.
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There is no stress relief on the housings. They had to skimp somewhere to get this so cheap. I would have preferred to pay $5 more and get build quality that is a bit better(stress reliefs and a thicker cord). The Panasonic RP-HJE355 which also sounds great with great detail but is a bit warmer sounding than the HA-FX40 is also $20. It has stress reliefs and a right angle plug. The HJE355 also has an ergonomic shape and fits me so well. Imo both of these are worth buying.
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"how do they compare to the jvc air cushions? "

No comparison. Imo even the $8 JVC Riptidz sounds better than the Air Cushions. The HA-FX40 has so much better detail and clarity.
How do they compare to the RipTidz?
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How do they compare to the RipTidz?
Good question,...since I actually really like the Riptidz.
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:49 PM
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The HA-FX40 reminds me of electrostatic speakers or Stax headphones. Yes it does have that amazing level of detail. No, I don't have electrostatic speakers or Stax headphones, however I did listen to those. The HA-FX40 does need plenty of burn in.

The Riptidz is very good for the price, but doesn't have the amazing detail of the HA-FX40.

The new JVC HA-FX101 has extra bass. I haven't bought it yet, but reviews on head-fi are as enthusiastic as the reviews on the HA-FX40.

After you get the HA-FX40 and the HA-FX101, the next one to get is the HA-S200 headphone. The HA-S200 uses carbon nanotube technology like the HA-FX40. You could probably get all three for under $60. i only have the HA-FX40 now. I hope to get the others soon.

http://www.techfresh.net/jvc-kenwood...ad-headphones/

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