Excerpt: Intriguingly shaped and blessed with a comfortable in-ear fit, the JVC FXC51s feel well worth the asking price. With one caveat, these are quite nicely balanced and detailed. Presentation is (mostly) natural and enjoyably musical, and they handle rhythm and timing well. Low frequencies enjoy presence and solidity, and the midrange is open and revealing enough to make the most of a vocalist. It’s the top-end reproduction that spoils the party.