JVC HA-FX1000 stereo headphones


Using birch wood is not new to JVC, as birch cone speakers have appeared on a number of ‘high end’ midi systems and using the same source material on ‘in the canal’ headphones was in effect a logical progression. The quality of both the construction and the overall finish of the phones is exceptional, with a polished wooden housing, a wooden diaphragm and a high gravity brass ring on a stainless unit base to control the diaphragm movement – this is clearly not a cheap product! They are surprisingly lightweight and come with removable/interchangeable ear pieces/caps which are provided in both silicon and memory foam, with a choice of shape and size which neatly and easily pop over the head of the unit. The sound quality is remarkable and I am really impressed by the range of these phones, the separation and the tonality – each beat on the ride cymbal is easily heard and it’s crystal clear. They’re not overly warm and the balance across the full spectrum is extraordinary – perfect for the jazz listener.

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