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post #976 of 1086
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Originally Posted by zunairryk View Post
So what would you recommend for DEEP bass? FX500 or Atrio m5/m8?
Well i can't say till the FX500s are fully burned in.But the bass is coming in nicely.I just listened to them hooked up to my Minibox E+ and S9.And the bass is starting to sound very good.A little more impact,and they extend nicely to the lower frequencies.Some songs which have emphasized bass sound very good.As of now the Atrios might have more quantity,but the FX500s have better detail,sound stage and clarity.Awesome sound stage and treble extension!Before the little mod i did and the Super-Fi EB tips,they were too bright.And i think they sound better amped.It will come down to preference.But burn in is not completed.So far they are keepers.
post #977 of 1086
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Originally Posted by Nirvana1000 View Post
Well i can't say till the FX500s are fully burned in.But the bass is coming in nicely.I just listened to them hooked up to my Minibox E+ and S9.And the bass is starting to sound very good.A little more impact,and they extend nicely to the lower frequencies.Some songs which have emphasized bass sound very good.As of now the Atrios might have more quantity,but the FX500s have better detail,sound stage and clarity.Awesome sound stage and treble extension!Before the little mod i did and the Super-Fi EB tips,they were too bright.And i think they sound better amped.It will come down to preference.But burn in is not completed.So far they are keepers.
Is Super-Fi EB comparable to FX500? Someone recently commented Super-Fi EB is better then Atrios on bass, that makes me curious.
post #978 of 1086
IMO the Atrios have better bass then the Super-Fi EBs,but by a small margin.But i'm really digging the FX500s.They have better bass extension but less overall.Keep in mind that they are still burning in,though i don't think that it would change that much.It comes down to opinion and preference.But i went from being dissappointed to really enjoying the FX500s natural,organic sound.And i think they are source dependant.And the resulting sound is very transparent,transient and spacious.They are rewarding like full sized headphones.
post #979 of 1086
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Originally Posted by Nirvana1000 View Post
IMO the Atrios have better bass then the Super-Fi EBs,but by a small margin.But i'm really digging the FX500s.They have better bass extension but less overall.Keep in mind that they are still burning in,though i don't think that it would change that much.It comes down to opinion and preference.But i went from being dissappointed to really enjoying the FX500s natural,organic sound.And i think they are source dependant.And the resulting sound is very transparent,transient and spacious.They are rewarding like full sized headphones.
Very nicely stated and I agree wholeheartedly.
post #980 of 1086
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Enjoy them Nirvana - they have been a favourite of mine for a long time. My wife has now stolen my second pair . The only reason I sold my first pair is that I use them whilst out and about because at home I prefer speakers or large headphones-and they don't isolate that well. But, yes, organic, and in terms of maturity, a very good approximation of many good full size headphones. Of all the woody headphones, definitely the best I have heard, and better than many/most other earphones in the class if not up to a certain price point.

The signature will be loved by some, and by others not so much.

I had the D2 when I originally bought the FX500. The S9 is supposed to be a slight upgrade, but the FX500 were the last straw and I sold the D2 as it sounded horrible for trance with the Atrio and the FX500 only solidified an often painful listen (throbbing, central bass with no definition and separation). I hope your music jives with the S9 and FX500.
post #981 of 1086
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post
Enjoy them Nirvana - they have been a favourite of mine for a long time. My wife has now stolen my second pair . The only reason I sold my first pair is that I use them whilst out and about because at home I prefer speakers or large headphones-and they don't isolate that well. But, yes, organic, and in terms of maturity, a very good approximation of many good full size headphones. Of all the woody headphones, definitely the best I have heard, and better than many/most other earphones in the class if not up to a certain price point.

The signature will be loved by some, and by others not so much.

I had the D2 when I originally bought the FX500. The S9 is supposed to be a slight upgrade, but the FX500 were the last straw and I sold the D2 as it sounded horrible for trance with the Atrio and the FX500 only solidified an often painful listen (throbbing, central bass with no definition and separation). I hope your music jives with the S9 and FX500.
Thanks.Well i have to say that with the S9 and Minibox E+, the FX500s have an undeniable synergy.But the S9 sounds good with any IEM or HP i have matched them up with.But S9 adds more impactfull bass and compliments the sound stage very nicely.It seems that they need more juice then other IEMs.So they sound better amped.And they sound fantastic with Electronic, Trance,house and hip hop,especially.But they also shine with rock and metal,because of their detailed imaging and speed.I was listening to STP,System Of A Down and Slipknot.And they really sound good with all rock or metal because of their transient sound and ability to reach the very low frequencies with ease.Oh and the mids are also great and full now.If they hard a little more bass quantity/weight they would be perfect.So which tips,do the best job of releasing the bass?I'm using the UE Super-Fi EB tips right now.
post #982 of 1086
I switched to my Sony MDR-EX082 medium tips for the FX500s.And they are the best tips,i've tried so far.Great isolation and bass response.
post #983 of 1086
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Originally Posted by walkman_heart View Post

TO: chinesekiwi
Does the Koss Eartips will help to increase noise isolation? If yes how much 20%?

Please post the links of the Koss Eartips in ebay...

Thanks in advance..
Sorry, haven't checked this thread in a while.
Anyway, the Koss eartips will seal better than the default tips but in terms of isolation, a little bit but not too much.

This link will directly add the earcushions to your cart:

http://www.koss.com/koss/baskets.nsf...ilconeCushions
post #984 of 1086
Thread Starter 
There is a sale going on with Seyo right now - 8% off.
post #985 of 1086
Could someone recommend a full-sized headphone that sounds like the fx500 for about 300 dollar?
post #986 of 1086
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Originally Posted by nemmo View Post
Could someone recommend a full-sized headphone that sounds like the fx500 for about 300 dollar?
I think Denon D2000 sounds closest to the FX500 of the various full sized headphones I've tried.
post #987 of 1086

A quick question

I see these are compared favourably to top tier iems, but is this in absolute terms or relative terms?

ie, are people saying they are good for the price, or can they hold their own in terms of resolution, imaging, detail etc with ie8's w3's tf10 etc.
post #988 of 1086
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post
There is a sale going on with Seyo right now - 8% off.

11% off in total? gawd how tempted am I to rebuy these and get some custom tips done
post #989 of 1086
Thread Starter 
no just 8%. As for full size headphones, it is hard to find one which matches that well: deep but dry low end and dry, extended high end isn't exactly something they all do. Many full size are more lush in either end though...
post #990 of 1086
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Originally Posted by Nirvana1000 View Post
I switched to my Sony MDR-EX082 medium tips for the FX500s.And they are the best tips,i've tried so far.Great isolation and bass response.
Hehe, they're Sony Hybrids. Sony tips are known to emphasis the bass
I personally dislike the Hybrids for the FX500's. It tunnels the sound far too much as the opening for the tips is too small for the earphone. The Hybrids suit earphones that have a narrow tube like the Apple In-Ear headphone (ADDIEM) or SoundMAGIC PL-21.
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