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post #1006 of 1086
Too bad, I cannot seem to be able to find the mid sized clear Head Direct tips anywhere in my drawer only the larger biflanges (which coindentally is the only tip that works for me with the RE0, all others simply do not allow insertion deep enough ).... Still using them with generic mid size biflanges from ebay.

ATM I'm messing around with the RE0 but to be honest, I still don't particularly care for their signature, FX500 are just a lot more fun and the story about the bass simply not being as prominent, I'm not entirely convinced but in fairness they do respond to EQing quite decently it's just that the EQ in the Clip sucks badly. RE0 are amazingly fast and the instrument separation and treble is brilliant, I absolutely love them with Meatloaf who generally has lots background in his tracks.

I have used my NE-7M last night (was out and didnt want to risk the FX500 getting stolen/damaged) and boy was I underwhelmed by them after using being spoiled by the FX500 for a few weeks; the low bass simply is not there (and here I am quite certain, with the RE0 I'm as of yet undecided) which you don't even notice if you have never used the FX500 and it sounds a bit veiled overall...

Been also thinking about getting Fisher Audio Eterna just for kicks to compare or possibly Jaben's Rocoo bundle with a Hippo VB which has been hyped quite a bit over at abi...
post #1007 of 1086
At the bottom it says compare to the FX500

But at Approximately US $439.38 for the FX700 I think not.

VICTOR HA-FX700 NEW WOODEN HEADPHONE SET - eBay (item 200441823257 end time Mar-22-10 08:34:31 PDT)
post #1008 of 1086
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Originally Posted by Woody469 View Post
At the bottom it says compare to the FX500

But at Approximately US $439.38 for the FX700 I think not.
Silly price. These can be bought and shipped directly from Japan for less than $300
post #1009 of 1086
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Originally Posted by javajive View Post
Silly price. These can be bought and shipped directly from Japan for less than $300
Thats great to hear, thank you.
post #1010 of 1086
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Originally Posted by FLACvest View Post
Head-Direct sells those as a a kit of two pair plus a sheet or two of the RE's series filters. I like those filters on the FX-500s as well...
There's the clear coloured ones
I'm talking about the black coloured and white ones that are slightly smaller and have more isolation.
post #1011 of 1086
Would I be able to get these onto the FX500? They are Atrio M5 Dual Flange.

Future Sonics Earfills dual flange silicone tips.: Amazon.co.uk: Amazon.co.uk:

Cheers,
MiG
post #1012 of 1086
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Originally Posted by chinesekiwi View Post
I'll state it here right now

After a lot of tip experimentation I've settled on the Head-Direct Double-Flange silicone tips. There are the ones that come bundled with the RE series of earphones that Head-Direct offer and are not the larger clear coloured bi-flanges that Head-Direct offer on their website. I feel they are much better than the Koss Earcushions and also isolate the most as well. It gives the FX500 much better isolation and more depth as well.

It gives the FX500 the mids without missing much at all of the deep bass quantity wise at all!

So really, the best tips for the FX500 are definitely the Head-Direct Double-Flange silicone tips. Massive improvement over the stock tips and change it considerably for the better.
I have emailed Fang in terms of the availability of these tips.
To add to the tip suggestions, I have a new favourite also... The JVC Marshmallow tips!

The tips smooth out the treble, bring out the mids slightly (by smoothing said treble) and add a slight bit more weight to the bass, along with good isolation - A total win for the $10 or so that the Marshamallows cost
post #1013 of 1086
I think I'm going to give a shot to the PFE tips. abi claims they are designed to improve treble and mids, just not entirely sure which size I should get (thinking large, as I usually used large when I was using single flanges like e.g., the CX300 or C551 ones, anyone care to comment?)


So far pretty happy with the lelong double flanges (quickly tried the RE2 black double flanges after I found them again, but the silicone is quite stiff and they didn't feel like they sealed properly, sound wise the difference was barely noticeable anyhow).

Got some cheap triflanges from ebay as well but they are much too small for my ears.
post #1014 of 1086
So got the PFEs Tips in large. Initial listen would say it smooths the treble a little and takes away a little bass as well (might help the mids but hard to say). But boy, they were a pain to get onto the stems and are one set of uncomfortable b*****. They also don't seal particularly well, not sure I want to keep them for long. 15usd not spent very well, all in all.
post #1015 of 1086
Listened to them a for a while. Seemed to get more comfortable and overall the sound is a lot more balanced with them. I think I like them, I am just not sure if they are good for the IEM stem as tight as they are. Next up is probably trying the Playaz orange foams...
post #1016 of 1086
what comply tips model is compatible with FX500?

thanks
post #1017 of 1086
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Originally Posted by heishiro View Post
what comply tips model is compatible with FX500?

thanks
If i remember rightly i am using the T400 Comply foamies which i also used when i had my IE8's.

I reverse mine though as i found when inserted the correct way the foam part that inserts into the ear went past the plastic core so when inserted it squeezed together and blocked the tube muddling the sound, so i reversed it so the faom is flush with the plastic core (like Shure yellow foamies are) so there is no foam overhang and i also get better isolation from it this way as well as a crisp clear sound.
post #1018 of 1086
thanks sir FortisFlyer75! ^__^



*just bumping for the same question.
post #1019 of 1086
Right, just got these back from a warranty repair, took a while but now I have a brand new pair

Upon opening the box, I have noticed a few changes:

- The headphone cables seems different, a bit more flimsy, but there are no microphonics at all so far. This is from a quick test but i'll be able to confirm tomorrow, I could be jumping the gun a bit here.

- I would say they are not harsh, at least not in comparison with my old pair. The old pair required -2db at about the 8khz range in order to keep them burning my ears. These new ones don't exhibit any harshness at all out of the box.

-The headphone cable also seems a bit longer, although the box says 0.8m. The old pair would not reach from my jeans to ears without the extension, which sucked as the extension was so long, however the new one reaches just fine...

Minor changes, I could be dreaming them all, but it seems they are slightly updated. The first pair I had were bought in June last year.
post #1020 of 1086

hi all

 

Victor fx 500 cable made in china?

 

fake or not?

 

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thanks

for looking


Edited by bobjohns - 7/6/10 at 3:57am
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