updated 07:00 am EDT, Thu July 30, 2009
JVC Black series, in-ear
JVC has released a new series of foldable headphones, called the Black series, and two new in-ear headphones, the HA-EBX85 and HA-FX20. The Black series is available in two models, the HA-M750 and HA-S650, that are both over-the-head style headphones and use large driver units with carbon compound diaphragms for their bass reproduction. The two Black series headphones also have carbon bodies with anti-resonance properties to improve their sound clarity.
The HA-M750 in particular uses a twistable housing ideal for a DJ's one-ear monitoring. Its sister HA-S650 is a flat-folding model and is lighter than its counterpart. Both models include a quarter inch, gold-plated plug adapter.
The HA-EBX85 has a 0.43 inch neodymium driver for relatively more powerful sound, while the HA-FX20 uses a smaller 0.33 inch driver. The HA-EBX85 also differs in ergonomics with an over-the-ear hook to keep the earbuds in place. Both in-ear headphone models are available in various colors.
The Black series HA-M750 and HA-S650 cost $80 and $70, respectively. The in-ear HA-FX20 will be available for $15, while the sport use HA-EBX85 will cost $20. Both the Black series and in-ear models will be released in August.