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post #31 of 170
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Originally Posted by edubb11 View Post
Thanks for the mini-review! I would imagine that the next question would be how these compare to the X3's or XB's.

First post!
Welcome to Head-fi! Sorry about your wallet. :P
post #32 of 170
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Originally Posted by shineman View Post
I did a search on Amazon and Google and $34.99 is the highest price on the web. The JVC press release (http://www.jvc.com/press/index.jsp?item=608&pageID=1) states a SRP of $29.99. Amazon has them for $20.
Not listed on Amazon today. Sure you have the right ones.
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post #34 of 170
sounds good!
post #35 of 170
One of the things I liked most about the FX33s was that they fit so well and deep in my ears. I could insert them upside down and loop the cord around my ears (like Shure IEMs). When I used E2 foam tips and wore them like this, the sound was far better for me than when worn with stock tips and the way JVC describes them to be worn. The FX66 are shaped like many cheaper canalphones which I can't insert very deep into my ear. Headphones like this never sound too good to me. But if I find these on sale, I'll give them a shot, JVCs are my favorite budget canalphones.
post #36 of 170
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Originally Posted by shineman View Post
The seller isn't Amazon, but ANTOnline through Amazon. ANTOnline gets mixed reviews on customer service at some sites when people have had problems with orders. In other words, if the stuff is in stock and delivered, no problem. But if there is a mess up with the order, many people report they are less than helpful. In fact, the word "crook" is used on epinions.com. Just an FYI. Caveat emptor. That price just seems so low - 1/3 off the total cost is a big discount for a new, relatively inexpensive product.

Edit: Just checked, and they charge $9 for shipping a $20 item.
post #37 of 170
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Originally Posted by cmirza View Post
One of the things I liked most about the FX33s was that they fit so well and deep in my ears. I could insert them upside down and loop the cord around my ears (like Shure IEMs).
That reverses the sound stage though.
post #38 of 170
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post

The FX33 are totally veiled and muddy compared to these, and mine have the same number of hours on them (24hr). These are brighter without being sharp, and punchier without being as muddy, and isolate better while being more comfortable.
Thanks for that. I've been really hating my FX33 because of that 'veiled' sound, so I'll definitely check these out if they're better. I just hope I'll be able to transplant them onto my iPhone's cable like I did for the FX33.

I guess now it's just a matter of waiting until they're actually available up here.
post #39 of 170
These FX66 fit deep inside my ear canal and stay in while I sleep. One night one had fallen out by the time I woke up, which is no different from the fX33.

My original FX33 foams have become hard as a rock - what's up with that? Also, the body of the FX33, where to foam touches the body, would rub against my ear opening if I jammed then in deeply and hurt - the FX66 don't hurt..
post #40 of 170
The last two IEMs I've owned, CX300s and FX-33s both died in the left ear, making them completely useless.

I'll pass.
post #41 of 170
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Originally Posted by pez View Post
That reverses the sound stage though.
wait sounds can be upside down now?
post #42 of 170
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post
Yeah, and those aren't the UM3, the're the Westone 3
That is precisely what he meant.
post #43 of 170
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Originally Posted by pez View Post
That reverses the sound stage though.
Care to elaborate on that?
post #44 of 170
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Originally Posted by DubPimp View Post
Care to elaborate on that?
Think about it this way. You're playing a game and there's a someone above you. If you have the IEM's on proper, then the sound will sound "centerish" refering to an "above you" sound. If they are upside down, it would make them sound as if they are below you. As for music, if something is coming from the right (say a guitar riff) and in front when worn proper, then when worn upside down, it will sound to the right still, but behind you instead of properly in front as intended.
post #45 of 170
There is no driver that reproduces sound on a plane parallel to the speaker itself.
The only spatial clues that speakers can reproduce are left to right. Now if you had a vertical speaker array and the proper decoding you could get the type of imaging you are talking about, but with a simple stereo setup it is impossible to reproduce vertical imaging.
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