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I honestly thought that the new sony xba-4sl would be perfect but now that there finally out i see that the standard model 4sl has a J cord which i refuse to wear and the 4ip model with controls costs a bit more for something i cant use with an amplifier lol and i'm not sure if there size would make it hard to get a fit. I'd think about getting the 4sl remolded into customs

 


I don't think anyone will reshell any of the XBA's into customs.
 

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Edited by bmeat - 8/17/14 at 9:33am
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i agree!unfortunately i just spent a lot on a senn hd598, and i cant justify purchasing a k240 right now haha. even though i want one VERY badly. only gripe is why dont they make the cans like a vertical oval instead of round. if they were oval, like the senn's design, there would be more room for the tops of the ears and theyd be even more comfy

 

 


The Austrians are very conservative.biggrin.gif
To find a Sennheiser which sounds good (HD 800) , IMHO,  I'm afraid it's too expensive, would you solve the problem also does but plus large (56mm) but it has the same design of AKG.frown.gif
 
Meanwhile you can look at  on a good IEMwink.gif

 


Edited by joe it - 1/7/12 at 2:04pm
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Originally Posted by Angelopsaro View Post

Is it me or the Hisound Crystal have no nozzle filter?


Mine does. Filter is black and finely meshed.

 



 

post #5465 of 16802

Looks like your Fxt90 review is much anticipated...lol

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tomcy2000 and I discussed that the FXT-90 could be a dual-core version of the FXC51 / FXC71.

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tomcy2000 and I discussed that the FXT-90 could be a dual-core version of the FXC51 / FXC71.



I was wondering if they used the same micro driver in the FXT90 as they do in the C51.  If they are they tuned the FXT to sound a lot better than the 51 and I don't think the 51/71 have the carbon nanotube on theirs.

post #5468 of 16802

The transducer is at the very end of the IEM, so there is no tube, there is an aluminium looking cap.  The driver itself is carbon nanofibre or something like that I think.

 

If you increase the sub-bass 10Hz-50Hz, turn off 60Hz-400Hz and increase 1kHz-2.5kHz you realise just how much potential the driver has, if it's the same driver I'm sure JVC put a lot of effort into the filters, cable impedance and crossover and that's why the FXT-90 sounds good, ultimately the FXC51 driver lacks some clarity and refinement though and tomscy2000 called the FXT-90 grainy so I started wondering.

 

Just theory of course.

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With this EQ applied it's the closest thing I've heard to a sub-woofer in an IEM, there is no distortion and yes that is +12dB - http://i.imgur.com/vFxk4.jpg

post #5470 of 16802
kiteki you have this strange habit of making all your EQ settings stair-shaped rather than a smooth curve don't you? wink.gif Does it sound better to you this way?
post #5471 of 16802

I received my GR07 in the mail today. I purchased them on Amazon. Aside from the fact that the packaging was filthy (obviously stored away somewhere for awhile) the transaction was great. The phones themselves were fine. 

 

So far I have about 10 hours of burn in on them. I have to say I was worried about buyer's remorse - but I don't think I could be happier. The bass is punchy, just deep enough for my tastes and I find it fast and accurate. The mids are crisp and clear and I don't find the highs fatiguing at all.

 

I was worried about going with an over the ear phone as I had poor luck with them in the past but I know now that if the phone is designed correctly it certainly won't be an issue. I think I actually prefer the over the ear style now. I haven't tested all of the tips it came with yet as the ones that came installed already were a great fit. The phones easily fit into my ear for a great seal. I am amazed by the comfort as well. The NE-7M has nothing on these for comfort (or any other category, really). A wonderful upgrade. 

 

I have tossed a lot at them so far... AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Cradle of Filth, Don Henley, Eminem, Ferry Corsten, Kenny Loggins, Lady Gaga, Shania Twain, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, etc etc... I tried to have a wide range of genres. Some of these were acoustic tracks as well. I have also recently re-ripped a large part of my library in FLAC format instead of MP3. I did a few comparisons between songs in MP3 format and FLAC with the phones... using the NE-7M's and then the GR07's... and the amount of detail I missed listening to MP3 was not only astonishing... but the amount of detail I was missing out on with the NE-7M's was as well. Overall, I think I will be satisfied (at least for awhile). Time to lay low for a bit since I had to try and convince my wife today that the price I paid wasn't that expensive. beyersmile.png

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Reported to be only $5 more than the normally aspired E10.  Should be out by the end of this month.
 

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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

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

 

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Originally Posted by Y2HBK View Post

 

I was worried about going with an over the ear phone as I had poor luck with them in the past but I know now that if the phone is designed correctly it certainly won't be an issue. I think I actually prefer the over the ear style now. I haven't tested all of the tips it came with yet as the ones that came installed already were a great fit. The phones easily fit into my ear for a great seal. I am amazed by the comfort as well. The NE-7M has nothing on these for comfort (or any other category, really). A wonderful upgrade. 


Glad you like them! 

 



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Reported to be only $5 more than the normally aspired E10.  Should be out by the end of this month.



Wow, only $5 more for a 3-button remote. That's setting the bar for value .

post #5474 of 16802

Sure is. Other companies charge 50$+ for a 3 button mic.

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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

The transducer is at the very end of the IEM, so there is no tube, there is an aluminium looking cap.  The driver itself is carbon nanofibre or something like that I think.

 

If you increase the sub-bass 10Hz-50Hz, turn off 60Hz-400Hz and increase 1kHz-2.5kHz you realise just how much potential the driver has, if it's the same driver I'm sure JVC put a lot of effort into the filters, cable impedance and crossover and that's why the FXT-90 sounds good, ultimately the FXC51 driver lacks some clarity and refinement though and tomscy2000 called the FXT-90 grainy so I started wondering.

 

Just theory of course.

Theres no crossover and the carbon nanotube driver is a new innovation from JVC, different than cAarbon used in the FXCs. I hope JVC goes dual carbon nanotube and ditches the FXC drivers for the next one 


 

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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

tomcy2000 and I discussed that the FXT-90 could be a dual-core version of the FXC51 / FXC71.

Carbon and carbon nanotube are two very different materials. Yes one of the drivers used in the FXT90 is most likely from an FXC, but the carbon nanotube driver is brand new.
 

 

 

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