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Comfy but tinny
on March 16, 2011
I own quite a few headphones ranging from inexpensive to "an arm and half a leg". The only thing that beats listening to music through headphones is listening to music in a recording studio. The acoustic panels do the trick.
One word to describe the "JVC HAFX67A Air Cushion" is comfort. I use these more than any of my other IEM's (in-ear monitors) while I workout, run, or hike because they're comfortable and they stay put. My other IEM's usually fall out of my ear when I'm doing my last few reps <frustrating>. I like the design because it uses the earlobes to lock the monitors into place.
Now the "not so good". The sound of the "JVC Air Cushions" are a bit too "tinny" for my taste. I have very sensitive ears, so I have to turn the treble down a few notches when I use these IEM's. When I do this, the clarity of the music suffers. Also, I prefer a richer bass which these lack. The bass is faint, but not muddy. The separation of each instrument actually comes through nicely; so that's a plus.
But then again, what do you expect from headphones that cost less than $20? I'd like to reiterate that, "I use these more than my other IEM's...". There's a reason for it; the good outweighs the bad. I think these IEM's are a good buy for an active lifestyle. They're durable, comfortable, and inexpensive.