I can understand that putting a value in the differences between the FXD80 and FXT90 is hard and pretty subjective, but is the difference fairly noticeable?
And are there many more differences between them?
Edit: I've just had a look through the FXD80/70/60 thread (didn't know it mentioned the FXT90) and it seems like the differences aren't as big as I thought - and I didn't realise that burning them in would take over 100 hours. A few users also said that the mid-bass gets a bit better with burn in so I'll try to burn my new pair properly (I had maybe 50 hours of just normal listening on them)
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Yeah, you would definitely notice the differences in sound signature, but not so much in performance (i.e. FXT90 might have a little more quantity of mid-bass and midrange, but with similar quality).
Thank you all for the helpful responses, I am looking into GR07 BE and XBA- H3 and TDK BA-200
MHA-750 has the dreaded " slightly V shaped signature " in reviews... deal breaker... No prominent highs for me in foreseeable future.
To give you an idea, my full size headphone is Sony MA 900 and I am HD 650 aspirant....dark and warm signatures.. I am always fixated on mids/vocals but am realizing the fun good bass can provide and that I am very sensitive to sibilance ( BD DT 990, DBA-02 mk II).
So so-called criteria above can be revised as
1) mid centric signature ( lush, thick, sweet, full sounding etc) with very very good bass ( punchy, clean, extending, deep etc)
2) easy to drive on GS3 aka high sensitivity, low impedance
3) Better than A161P as "upgrade" is the buzzword
Everything else is secondary and I can compromise on inline controls, comfort, microphonics, other sonic attributes etc
Tentative budget is up to 250 $
Can you please give me a few more recommendation with these less restrictive criteria?
TDK BA200 or potentially Sony MDR-7550 if you're okay with crap isolation and the odd fit. These are not bass-heavy earphones, but if you're okay with the bass from the A161 they should work for you. They both have a warmer, less analytical sound compared to the A161P but that seems to be what you're after.
How do you guys compare the GR07 BE to the JBL Synchros Reflect Non Bluetooth model.
I want to know basically is the GR07 BE honestly worth the 100 dollars more over those JBL's.
I'm looking for clear and detailed vocals like the Westone 2 supposedly has, more bass than the the S4, X Series by Klipsch. Not to too harsh on treble.
I own the S4 by Klipsch and they are okay for 50 dollars but they are muddy with bass and can't really handle EQ tuning.
I listen to Rap, Trap, Dubstep, Rock, Techno, Trance.
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Never tried those JBLs. The last ones I did try (the J22) were crap. The GR07 BE does not have more bass than the S4, the S4 is pretty bassy even though it's not great quality bass. If you want lots of bass while maintaining quality and good mids, you're looking at something like the Yamaha EPH-100.
Have you ever heard of these? They go by the name "Ivery IS-1" (or Liberty 1). They're making waves here in China, so I happen to buy one for just 40 RMB (around $6 US dollars). They sound incredible and basically out did all my IEM's! It does need burn-in time to open up (store owner told me 50 or more hours), but WOW! Does it open up!
1. Good build quality
2. Details are extremely vivid and Analytical
3. Vocals are breath-taking and realistic (not forward or laidback)
4. Bass is quick, stable and clear. Incredible sub-bass (not boomy, knor bloated)
5. Good soundstage
6. Overall, extremely balanced!
They also have a special switch (the first I've ever seen) for converting the signal to what ever source you're using (or reverse polarity for MIC and ground wire). So, basically you can use it for professional audio monitoring or your smart phone for incoming/outgoing calls. Incredible concept by this company!
Take a look at some PIX and enjoy!
Hope you enjoyed the pix as much as I did!
Please let me know what's your thoughts......
PS. -They're are starting to sell to the US market from as low as $12 to $30 dollars! I'm sure they're not fakes for the moment, for they haven't gain a large reputation, as of yet towards the US market.
Nope, never heard of them. That switch is very smart though! There's a few other manufacturers that offer a ground/mic reversal switch but it's always in the form of a separate adapter.