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post #5521 of 16803

Wow, that's expensive. I think I've settled on the FX500, while not it's perfectly what I want, it's probably a sidegrade with a different sound signature.

post #5522 of 16803
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Originally Posted by staxxx View Post

Wow, that's expensive. I think I've settled on the FX500, while not it's perfectly what I want, it's probably a sidegrade with a different sound signature.



Have you considered giving Westone 4 a shot? Haven't heard them myself but enough people seem to rave about them on here. It might be up your alley considering your coming from the Sony EX and Etymotic lines.

post #5523 of 16803

Yes, but if I was going to spend around that, I might as well go full out and get a Westone custom, or another custom.

post #5524 of 16803

 

The real question is how the XBA-4 compares to the W4, or to 4-driver CIEM demo units.

 

 

post #5525 of 16803

I don't mind buying Sony as there's a dealer in my country. Perhaps an XBA-1 and 3. biggrin.gif
 

post #5526 of 16803
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The real question is how the XBA-4 compares to the W4, or to 4-driver CIEM demo units.

 

 



True, the last impression given on it in the XBA thread was rather mixed. I do question the reviews findings though. Looks like you may have been right kitki the low impedance on the XBA-4 might mess up a lot of people who bought it for straight DAP use.

post #5527 of 16803
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Anybody know if ACS is original manufacturer of T15? Dynamic Ear Company is offering exactly same in-ears, they are partners of ACS and I have info from local shop that they are original manufacturer.



It's the same product.

 

 


 

I know it is same product, but is it originaly from DEC or ACS? I tried to reach them, but they just ignore my emails.
 

 

 


Edited by Bina - 1/9/12 at 10:19pm
post #5528 of 16803

 

I already summarised that review, he said the XBA-4 isn't worth the upgrade from ER-4S (which is more expensive), he sold the Shure SE535 (which he thought sounded better), thinks the W4 is better still (which he hasn't heard), and then says he'll keep the XBA-4 forever (as long as it's connected to a Walkman).

 

Mkubota1 said the XBA-4 "stole the show" at the Tokyo event for him, the SE535LE and ER-4S were present (+50 other earphones) so his impressions seem more realistic.

 

Sony had a "100% satisfaction or full refund" offer for South-East Asia/Oceania until the end of January, and it's "not arriving until February or March" according to my local Sony store.

post #5529 of 16803
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I know it is same product, but is it originaly from DEC or ACS? I tried to reach them, but they just ignore my emails.
 

 



DEC. Their logo is on the back of my T15 box.

post #5530 of 16803

Joker, although i can see that Hisound Crystal is a capable pair of iems it seems that i like the more airy sound of  Vsonic GR07.

Is this usually a thing with fully closed iems? I see that fxt90 dont have a venting hole.. I cant explain the sound terms greatly but comparing the three, how airy is fxt90?

I only dont like the Crystals because of this thing which probably come due to the higher isolation(?). Are customs which are praised for isolation the same situation?

 

Thank for your time and if you dont understand what i mean thats ok bigsmile_face.gif

post #5531 of 16803

The FXT90 are vented. They have slot vents near the black band of the strain relief around the housing if I remember correctly. I don't have them in front of me at the moment. 

post #5532 of 16803
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The FXT90 are vented. They have slot vents near the black band of the strain relief around the housing if I remember correctly. I don't have them in front of me at the moment. 


 

Oups.. i havent read many stuff on them.. i thought when joker compared them with the open-back brothers ment that this is not.. For sure it doesnt have an open-back but as you say it probably has ventings

post #5533 of 16803

 

quick question... the FX500 distorts at high volumes and the FX700 doesn't... is this correct?  How high volume, and what kind of distortion, like, only in the bass?

 

post #5534 of 16803

They are pretty small vents. I believe 2 in each housing. The Fx500 is completely open on the back. Venting does seem to help make for larger, airier soundstages. 

post #5535 of 16803
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Joker, although i can see that Hisound Crystal is a capable pair of iems it seems that i like the more airy sound of  Vsonic GR07.

Is this usually a thing with fully closed iems? I see that fxt90 dont have a venting hole.. I cant explain the sound terms greatly but comparing the three, how airy is fxt90?

I only dont like the Crystals because of this thing which probably come due to the higher isolation(?). Are customs which are praised for isolation the same situation?

 

Thank for your time and if you dont understand what i mean thats ok bigsmile_face.gif


Presentation is the strength of the Crystal; I wouldn't compare it to the VSonics. The FXT90 is a lot more intimate than the GR07 (think 1st row feel vs 5th row) but still airy. Only way they'll be a downgrade in presentation is if you like that wide soundstage the GR07s have.

 



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Oups.. i havent read many stuff on them.. i thought when joker compared them with the open-back brothers ment that this is not.. For sure it doesnt have an open-back but as you say it probably has ventings


Most dynamics are vented in some way. FX500 and especially FX700 are open, which is rather rare.

 



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quick question... the FX500 distorts at high volumes and the FX700 doesn't... is this correct?  How high volume, and what kind of distortion, like, only in the bass?

 



Way higher than you would want to listen to them. Both of the JVC work best (are most balanced, etc) at low to moderate volumes.

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