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post #16 of 110
The DX1 is plastic but I will let the guys who own the DX3 answer about them.
post #17 of 110
I'd love to hear some more comparisons between the dx1 or dx3 and some other headphones in their price range. Anyone got the 'phones and some extra time?
post #18 of 110
Damn I just snagged a set of RX700's, now I'm almost regretting it. Oh well, I'm sure they'll still be a decent upgrade in music in comparison to my TB HPA2's. But those DX3's are interesting for sure. Hows gaming with them? I listen to a lot of music, but as much as I do that is matched by gaming too, so that's definately a requirement and where I'm nervous about the RX700's in comparison to my TB HPA2's...those should show up monday though.

But I'm definately going to keep an eye on these!
post #19 of 110
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The DX1 is plastic but I will let the guys who own the DX3 answer about them.
The DX3 is plastic also.
post #20 of 110
its supposed to have metal cups!
mine should be here this week...
post #21 of 110
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its supposed to have metal cups!
mine should be here this week...
Be interesting to hear your thoughts especially from a gaming perspectives. You've heard most of the JVC line-up as well as some AT cans I believe. Let us know
post #22 of 110
Definitely interested how well the DX3s do with gaming, particularly with positional audio. ourfpshero, can you give us some impressions of the DX3 against the RX700/RX900 as well as against the Denon D2000? I'm currently trying to justify purchasing the Denon D2000 as my dedicated closed cans.
post #23 of 110
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its supposed to have metal cups!
mine should be here this week...
Really? It looks like brushed metal, but I'd say plastic. The box makes no mention of metal cups.

1 month later...

I'm so glad I got these. Previously I was swapping phones to accomodate different music but these really do it all, even 3D positional gaming audio.
post #24 of 110
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Really? It looks like brushed metal, but I'd say plastic. The box makes no mention of metal cups.

1 month later...

I'm so glad I got these. Previously I was swapping phones to accomodate different music but these really do it all, even 3D positional gaming audio.
How is the bass? I found the bass seemed missing or recessed on the DX1 phones. They also seemed to sacrifice detail for smoothness in comparison to my AD700 phones.
post #25 of 110
got the dx3 today. metal cups, cloth pads. more detail than the dx1, fuller and brighter. bass is light without power and eq added in. amping and some eq give very nice bass! deep note reached, nice mellow thump. better than the dx1 for sure but not a lot. seems more 'refined' than the dx1, which is already far better than the rx700 and 900.

compared to the denon d2000, the dx3 is more midrangey and less bass. also the dx3 needs an amp for sure. mp3 player = no way! x-fi sound card or small amp= ok. strong mid range amp=very nice

i will do some gaming with these
post #26 of 110
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How is the bass? I found the bass seemed missing or recessed on the DX1 phones. They also seemed to sacrifice detail for smoothness in comparison to my AD700 phones.
I like the bass. Tight and smooth but will whomp and grrrowwl with EQing. I mostly always leave them playing flat, but there are some interesting and cool results trying iPod eq profiles. My preferrred band ATM is progressive metal so my DXs must deal with mant sorts of music and black-tongued death metal in the course of the same songs. It's not any easy task choosing betweem monitor and reference speakers for this kind of music, but the DX3s do it quite well. With headphones it usually went to the RX700s or the D1001s.

I can say with confidence the DX3s are my new benchmark headphone, that honor previously held by the RX700. A/B'd together, the RX700 and 900 sound a bit mudddled while the DX3 sounds a bit strident.

It's such a shame you can't get these at retail with standard return policies.
post #27 of 110
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i will do some gaming with these
Which phones have you been using?
post #28 of 110
Interesting. I have both the RX-700 and 900 (Both modded with felt cover removal, pulled out the holes, and dynamatted them for good extra measure) modded.

Did you have them modded before-hand or were they simply fresh out of the box without any customizations? Either way, could you give a bit more impression between the RX-700 and the DX3?

Last summer I was saving up to buy a new computer but since I didn't get to acquire enough funds I spent my hard earned money on expensive audio equipment. Now it looks like I'm going to make the same mistake again this summer.

Some people just don't learn.
post #29 of 110
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Interesting. I have both the RX-700 and 900 (Both modded with felt cover removal, pulled out the holes, and dynamatted them for good extra measure) modded.

Did you have them modded before-hand or were they simply fresh out of the box without any customizations? Either way, could you give a bit more impression between the RX-700 and the DX3?
I didn't mod either of my RX headphones. The more I listened to them, the more I liked and appreciated the difference in bass response. A little EQ goes a long way.
The DX3 is tighter and more analytical than the RX700, yet has a forwardness that keeps it fun. My initial reaction to the DX3 has not changed: This is a definite step up for SQ from the RX700, the RX900 and the D1001. By the original price of $229, it's higher than the msrp of any of these others, so it ought to sound better.
While the DX3 runs right off my iPod 5.5, I can sense it's on the verge of wanting amping. It seems to need a little more volume for want of fullness.
post #30 of 110
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Which phones have you been using?
all of them! look at my sig. mostly the denon and technica lately.

did some gaming this morning. 3d sound works great with dolby headphone or openal games. very bright mid and upper ranges. bass not as deep as i like up, but can handle a ton of bass eq'd in (which i did)
cloth pads are an improvement over the dx1 pleather pads. still have the squeakiness at the ball hinges when moved like the dx1. overall a nice headphone, jvc's best for sure (except the victor 700-1k$ models)
can i recommend it? sure , BUT, at this price (115-ish) there is a lot of competition. also this can needs an amp to shine.
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