A quick question if one may , after reviewing this great amount of IEM`s ,
would you say an armature pair is (generally/technically) better than a dynamic one (or vice versa) ?
I am pondering between the FXT90/RE262's and the DBA02-MKII 's and I have no idea which path to choose really .
Many thanks ,
You've already received some excellent advice in response to this question, especially Gilly87's suggestion to get examples of a few better bang-for-buck cheaper IEM's with different sound signatures, so that you can determine your own preference.
I'll just offer my personal experience with two of these (never heard any RE's of any type).
I have both FXT90's and DBA-02 Mk.I's. The latter were my long-time favorite for several years, and I still love them, but I find that there's something a bit more exciting about music through the FXT90's - I think that's the lush/thick sound of the JVC's coming through versus the Fischer's clear/dry/transparent sound. I am certainly not a basshead, and the FXT90's can sound overly bassy on tracks that have been mixed for heavy bass, but lots of folks like that emphasis. They are certainly more colored and not as accurate as the Fischers, which feel like they deliver the music exactly as it was mixed. BTW, the DBA's give me a good seal so the bass quantity seems adequate, but certainly light in comparison to the JVC's.
My ears are pretty old compared to most head-fi-ers, so I don't have any problem with sibilance, and the 'aggressive' nature of both these IEM's may actually offset any high frequency hearing loss.