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Joker, I've found FXT90's highs too harsh with some sibilance, how do FX500 or FX700 compare? And do they have more bass quantity and extension?
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post



The IE8 is clearer, smoother, and more detailed than the S4 but the S4 is quite v-shaped in sound signature so don't expect the IE8 to be more energetic in the conventional sense. If you want pumped-up treble you're better off with a JVC FX700/FX500.



After looking up on the FX500, and seeing that they are rather affordable, I feel that I am kind of interested in them. After owning the RE-262, I know for a fact that I am not an especially big fan of "smooth treble". I know we all perceive sound differently, but they did sound a little veiled/muffled to me - making me feel a little claustrophobic.

 

Thing is, I live in Sweden - sometimes a rather cold and harsh environment, sometimes a rather warm and "moist" environment - and I wouldn't want any IEM to die on my because the cables couldn't handle the weather. So, obviously I would want them to have a rather good build quality. Normally this isn't a big problem for most IEMs, but the JVC house is made of wood... Is it very fragile or does it withstand a little beating weather wise?

 

Edit: ...and obviously: Would they be a substantial upgrade from the Klipsch S4, or would I have to go up to FX700 for that?

 

I'm so close to ordering them now. Good looking, seems like my kind of IEM.. I just wish they have that extra "drive" and "weight" (in lack of better words .. I felt the S4 had rather good sound singature and all that, BUT they didn't have that extra something.. "body", "weight".. hard to describe a feeling and English is my fourth language) to their sound that I feel the S4 lacks. The RE-262 gave me that, but the RE-262 were too much mid-based for me; not enough bass and not enough treble.


Edited by Coq de Combat - 12/26/11 at 7:30pm
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Here is something I'm looking forward to in the immediate future!  First batch is already created.

 

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Edited by shotgunshane - 12/27/11 at 3:16pm
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As always, great reviews, Joker. The Aurvana InEar3 seems like a bit of a disappointment. I was half-expecting a hidden gem, but they don't seem to get as much out of a dual-driver setup as others can.

 

The ACS T15 looks mighty interesting though. They look absolutely miniscule! I can envision musicians using it for on-stage use when they want a low profile look, instead of the 'hearing aid' look.

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Does anyone have any recommendation between the GR07s and the Ety hf3s? I'm replacing a pair of SE210s that died on one side and I can't decide confused.gif .

The isolation and volume/mic on the hf3 are making me hesitate from just getting the GR07s (plus the hf3s are cheaper). I'll be using them a decent amount on planes/cars/trains and I'm not sure how good a job the GR07s will do in that regard. My Shures provided more than enough isolation, but I've only ever owned E2Cs and SE210s, so I don't have much to compare to.

You might want to consider the Yamaha EPH-100.
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Does anyone have any recommendation between the GR07s and the Ety hf3s? I'm replacing a pair of SE210s that died on one side and I can't decide confused.gif.

 

The isolation and volume/mic on the hf3 are making me hesitate from just getting the GR07s (plus the hf3s are cheaper). I'll be using them a decent amount on planes/cars/trains and I'm not sure how good a job the GR07s will do in that regard. My Shures provided more than enough isolation, but I've only ever owned E2Cs and SE210s, so I don't have much to compare to.



E2c isolation should fall pretty much between the HF3 and GR07. Solely for plane use I would go up to the HF3 but realistically the difference between the three won't be very big.



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Originally Posted by olear View Post

Joker, I've found FXT90's highs too harsh with some sibilance, how do FX500 or FX700 compare? And do they have more bass quantity and extension?


They are all pretty similar in treble quantity. FX500 is a bit more edgy than FXT90, FX700 less so. FXT90 treble peak is rather small quantitatively and can probably be tamed with foam tips. They don't have a tendency to add sibilance where none is present on the track. Yes, the bass on the FX500/700 is bigger - deeper and more powerful.

 



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Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post

After looking up on the FX500, and seeing that they are rather affordable, I feel that I am kind of interested in them. After owning the RE-262, I know for a fact that I am not an especially big fan of "smooth treble". I know we all perceive sound differently, but they did sound a little veiled/muffled to me - making me feel a little claustrophobic.

 

Thing is, I live in Sweden - sometimes a rather cold and harsh environment, sometimes a rather warm and "moist" environment - and I wouldn't want any IEM to die on my because the cables couldn't handle the weather. So, obviously I would want them to have a rather good build quality. Normally this isn't a big problem for most IEMs, but the JVC house is made of wood... Is it very fragile or does it withstand a little beating weather wise?

 

Edit: ...and obviously: Would they be a substantial upgrade from the Klipsch S4, or would I have to go up to FX700 for that?

 

I'm so close to ordering them now. Good looking, seems like my kind of IEM.. I just wish they have that extra "drive" and "weight" (in lack of better words .. I felt the S4 had rather good sound singature and all that, BUT they didn't have that extra something.. "body", "weight".. hard to describe a feeling and English is my fourth language) to their sound that I feel the S4 lacks. The RE-262 gave me that, but the RE-262 were too much mid-based for me; not enough bass and not enough treble.

 

I live in California so I'm afraid you'll have consult someone else for the FX500's cold weather performance. Overall the build quality is more than fine - all of the higher-end JVC gear is built to last. The FX500 is already a substantial upgrade from the S4. Two potential issues with it are excessive bass and excessive treble so I don't think you'll have to worry about it being mid-centric. There's a lot of texture to their sound, too. 

 



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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

Here is something I looking forward to in the immediate future!  First batch is already created.

 

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I guess even apple fans get a high value-for-money set thrown their way once in a while. Hopefully it'll be $45 or so.

 



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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post

As always, great reviews, Joker. The Aurvana InEar3 seems like a bit of a disappointment. I was half-expecting a hidden gem, but they don't seem to get as much out of a dual-driver setup as others can.

 

The ACS T15 looks mighty interesting though. They look absolutely miniscule! I can envision musicians using it for on-stage use when they want a low profile look, instead of the 'hearing aid' look.


If the InEar 3 wasn't so bland I probably would have liked it more but the fact that Fischer's SBA-03 managed better bass depth and punch along with better clarity and detail, all with a single armature, was indeed disappointing. 

 

The T15 is tiny - I wouldn't say it's smaller than the q-JAYS / UE700 because the nozzle is rather wide but in the ear it's just as unobtrusive. I had the pleasure of staying with family over the holiday weekend and got to use a number of my in-ears as nighttime noise blockers. The T15 was very comfortable to sleep in - more so than the GR07, Sennheiser IE7, and FA Tandem. The only thing that came close was the RE272.

 

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I live in California so I'm afraid you'll have consult someone else for the FX500's cold weather performance. Overall the build quality is more than fine - all of the higher-end JVC gear is built to last. The FX500 is already a substantial upgrade from the S4. Two potential issues with it are excessive bass and excessive treble so I don't think you'll have to worry about it being mid-centric. There's a lot of texture to their sound, too. 



Great. As said, most headphones can stand the Swedish weather, and for the really harsh days I could always use the S4 instead. Have you heard them yourself or are you going by what others are saying?

 

I couldn't find any reviews on them in your list..

post #5318 of 16803

Fantastic guide. With it, I finally feel confident enough to get out from under Sennheiser CX300's thumP!  smile.gif

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Thanks joker.
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

E2c isolation should fall pretty much between the HF3 and GR07. Solely for plane use I would go up to the HF3 but realistically the difference between the three won't be very big.


They'll be used in places other than a plane as well, and if the difference won't be huge I think I'll give the GR07s a shot. Thanks!

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Great. As said, most headphones can stand the Swedish weather, and for the really harsh days I could always use the S4 instead. Have you heard them yourself or are you going by what others are saying?

 

I couldn't find any reviews on them in your list..


I don't comment on gear I haven't heard. There's a list of upcoming reviews on the front page of this thread, below the table.

 



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Fantastic guide. With it, I finally feel confident enough to get out from under Sennheiser CX300's thumP!  smile.gif


Thanks, glad to hear it!

 

post #5322 of 16803

joker, have you heard the differences between IE8 and IE80?

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joker, have you heard the differences between IE8 and IE80?



I have not

post #5324 of 16803
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Originally Posted by Niyologist View Post

The A161 is to have more extended, yet beeper bass than the A151 and is to be much more well balanced sound signature with a peak around 8-13 Khz and the frequency range is around 5 hz to 30 Khz. Geez! basshead.gif


Has the A161 been announced yet?  I've been holding back commenting on it since hearing it last year at CES.  Absolutely the cleanest, most balanced listen I've heard from Meelec.  My favorite sounding Meelec IEM yet and definitely a contender for bang per buck performance if the price is right.  One reason I never commented on the A151 since I'd already heard the A161 which technically kicks it's ass IMO.

 

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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

I don't comment on gear I haven't heard. There's a list of upcoming reviews on the front page of this thread, below the table.

 



You know, I was so certain that you had neither reviewed it or planned it. I ctrl+F:ed too! I had to re-check now, and just like you said, there it is waiting to be reviewed. etysmile.gif

 

Sorry, my bad, I just missed it. However, I have decided on buying them. I mostly use fullsized on the go as well, but I want something good for the times when fullsized just can't be worn. I think this might right up my alley! I also talked to James444 about these, and we both came to the conclusion that these should suit me well. Thanks for the recommendation my friend, I'll let you know if I like them or love them when they arrive! I have to add: those wooden houses really are something special, aren't they?

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