I thought it time to try another JVC product, after favorable feedback about the Air Cushions model.
These past few days, I’ve been listening to a pair ofXtreme Xplosives phones. Hey, anything with such a funny name is worth a shot, right? I mean, Dude! They’re Xtreme , right?
They are big units, replete with a bright red cable that resembles explosive det cord doesn’t it? The cable is very pliable, like test instrument cable; I hope it stays that way. The included case is badged with big X’s on the top of the clamshell case.
Note the offset ear tips. They fit in my huge ears pretty well, and can be worn with the cables looped over the ear, or straight. Out of the box, they sounded very bright, with a very forward upper midrange “hump”, but after running them for a few days, they’ve chilled out nicely. Nice enough to sound good even with the EQ disabled, in fact.
For the “bass heads” out there, they won’t disappoint. I was curious how that would work out, as the driver housing is big enough to hide a pistachio. Well, at least a pea or two… The bass is solid and doesn’t overpower.
Not bad for under $20.