JVC FXH30


Energetic, bright microdriver notable for its wide and immersive stage and very good instrument separation. Sonically V-shaped; somewhat enhanced bass isn’t the most-etched or quickest but has good quantity and doesn’t bleed over; leanish mids are less forward than ideal but very clear, while the treble is well extended and presents a lot of detail—drums in particular sound very natural. Not as big-sounding, but more accurate and  better controlled than the FXT90 or FXT100. Comfort and isolation are just fine, making them a good walking-around companion.

A very solid pick for sound quality, although our top budget Chinese-branded picks offer comparable quality for less.