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Can you honestly expect something that is $350 to beat something that is a $1000+? The fact that it hits that high is very impressive. It's like guys on the FX850 thread expecting the 850 to compare to the 1Plus2 when in reality it doesn't at all.
 Mimouille did say the X5 gives about 80 to 85% of the 901s sound quality. They share a similar sound sig from what I was told. I don't consider the X5 to be better than the DX100 but it does hit pretty high and has a much better UI and smaller build.
 Let me guess on your reference 1 IEMS :P. That baby needs the S-mod ;).
You'll probably have to have it serviced by irver if the os was whipped. Unless someone can give you a copy of the os. Not sure if that is possible or not.
 Well I've never heard a bunch of CIEMs so I wouldn't know in that regards. But vs say the 1Plus2 and Flat 4 Sui the SE5 doesn't compare in dynamics IMO. This is in part due to the SE5s thicker sound which really won't allow for that due to this. The sound is overall more together, not sure is syrupy would be the word lol. That comes to mind though. In other words it just doesn't have that contrast that I desire.
 Hard to argue that point. But I wish it wasn't lacking in dynamics.
 You'd probably save a bit more through amazon.jp depending on their pricing as they aren't charging a handlers fee. I paid about $310.00 for my pair and $20.00 shipping I think.
 The isolation on both are similar IMO. Maybe the JVC would give a slightly better isolation due to being bassier overall. Both are an open design BTW. Cheapest means of ordering would probably be through Amazon.jp and have it shipped via tenso. Or Price Japan.
If you get the FX850 I really recommend you get a Rocoo BA and install the Studio V firmware on that. Sounds superb. If you go for the Sui I recommend the X5.   Not sure about selling the SE5 :P. At times I wonder if it was worth buying it due to the resale value (virtually none). I still haven't found the perfect source for it besides my desktop which is a shame as I'd like to enjoy it on the move or away from the desk as much as I do at the desk...
The 850 treble isn't hot and its mids are in no way recessed. I would find it easier on the ears for longer listening than even the SE5. The Sui is more aggressive overall (it has a slight U-shape) but in reality I can listen to it at louder volumes than the SE5 without fatigue. A part of it could be due to the IEMs being of an open design and are dynamic drivers. The Sui is very revealing and I've used it time and time again to root out good tracks vs poorly mastered when...
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