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post #8071 of 16803

So there you are.... not a suprise at all for those of us that bought the FX40,  for under 20 bucks they are very good iems at that price range, not suprised at all with that score.

 

Yes, they are on the "trebele happy" side, but if you got tracks with good quality its not an issue at all, beacuse the highs are not harsh and not silibant once they are properly burned, unless you are a bass head then you should look to other options.

 

My FXD80 should be arriving very soon, so i am expecting a very good sound from those, just as the JVC S500 is a very good sounding portable headphone with the same technology.


Thanks for the review Joker!


Edited by rickdohc - 9/6/12 at 7:08am
post #8072 of 16803

Really glad that you have finally posted up the review for the fx40, joker, it describes exactly how I feel about them.

I just realised that I havent thank you for all your hard work even after I have settled down on the ety hf5, thank you very much for the reviews! biggrin.gif

post #8073 of 16803

The thing I liked most about the FXD80 review was the little mention of the R-50 which means will be getting a review of them and I hope you found some good tips to use (Ety grey triple flange work great).

post #8074 of 16803

Appreciate the suggestions! My friend has pulled out of buying them from me, so I'm stuck with them for the next while. I guess I'll just have to try love them. 

post #8075 of 16803

@ljokerl

 

 I've been reading a lot about the Brainwavz B2, and I  was thinking in purchasing them.

 Would they be a good complement to my other iems?(HF5, PFE112 & W4r)

 

 I love detailing, and also I was looking for something brighter than the W4, and maybe not so foward as the HF5. I don't feel the need for more bass than it offers, and most of the time I don't mind the (lack of) bass quantity of the HF5, though I would like something with a bit more in this case.

 

 I listen to a bit of everything, ranging from classical, barroque, jazz, classical rock, (progessive) metal, j-music....

 

 As budget,  I wanted to keep it below the US$ 200 mark if possible.

 

Thanks in advance

post #8076 of 16803
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Originally Posted by Zelda View Post

where did you get em from?

I bought them off eBay, via the seller 'lendmeurears'. They're still listed: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vsonic-GR06-/320964209663?pt=US_Headphones&hash=item4abaf52bff

 

When I bought them they were out of stock in the US warehouse, so they shipped direct from Singapore. They still arrived here in Australia in around a week.

post #8077 of 16803
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Originally Posted by jhelsas View Post

 I've been reading a lot about the Brainwavz B2, and I  was thinking in purchasing them.

 Would they be a good complement to my other iems?(HF5, PFE112 & W4r)

 

 I love detailing, and also I was looking for something brighter than the W4, and maybe not so foward as the HF5. I don't feel the need for more bass than it offers, and most of the time I don't mind the (lack of) bass quantity of the HF5, though I would like something with a bit more in this case.

I'm not joker, but let's answer.

 

B2 might be what you're looking for if W4 is not bright enough (in the 3-6k range at least). General signature, aside from quite a bit more 6k-12k brightness, is similar to W4 but less sculpted. (which is not good in my case) Unlike W4, B2 actually gets more sparkle with foam tips.

 

Personally, I'd go for W4 with somewhat brighter extreme highs (>=12k) and less of a midrange dip/low midrange boost (same thing, depends on whether I take 1 kHz or 500 Hz as center), but I don't know if it exists.

post #8078 of 16803
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Originally Posted by suman134 View Post

nice review of fxd80 , was looking for this . nice upgrade from micro hd .

 

Thanks! And to think it all started for the JVC with the FXC50.

 

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Originally Posted by phantompersona View Post

Thanks for the review on the JVC's. Been wanting to hear your take on them since they've been such a hot topic on Dsnut's thread.

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Originally Posted by FieldingMellish View Post

I enjoyed the FXD-80 while I had it; now maintaining an A161P and RE-272 in the stable. FX-40 I am keeping for it's simplicity and ease of carry; kind of an on-the-go shopping and errand IEM.

 

I have to say I preferred the A161P/SBA-03 to the FXD80s in A:B listening just because the bass on the A161s is flatter and cleaner.The mids, treble, and soundstaging are difficult to call between the two for me.

 

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Originally Posted by rickdohc View Post

So there you are.... not a suprise at all for those of us that bought the FX40,  for under 20 bucks they are very good iems at that price range, not suprised at all with that score.

 

Yes, they are on the "trebele happy" side, but if you got tracks with good quality its not an issue at all, beacuse the highs are not harsh and not silibant once they are properly burned, unless you are a bass head then you should look to other options.

 

My FXD80 should be arriving very soon, so i am expecting a very good sound from those, just as the JVC S500 is a very good sounding portable headphone with the same technology.


Thanks for the review Joker!

 

They are one of the higher-scoring budget IEMs that I personally don't like tongue.gif. The treble is interesting in not being overly harsh or sibilant as you've noted.. it's more the overall tone and balance that bothers me but at that point I'm being too critical of a $22 set. 

 

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Originally Posted by dustdevil View Post

Really glad that you have finally posted up the review for the fx40, joker, it describes exactly how I feel about them.

I just realised that I havent thank you for all your hard work even after I have settled down on the ety hf5, thank you very much for the reviews! biggrin.gif

 

Glad you like the HF5s! There was an HF3 deal yesterday and I had to stop myself from picking up a set (would have been my 3rd, I've owned HF3s and HF2s already). The ER4S is nice but the HF3 has always appealed to me more as a daily carry.

 

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Originally Posted by Techno Kid View Post

The thing I liked most about the FXD80 review was the little mention of the R-50 which means will be getting a review of them and I hope you found some good tips to use (Ety grey triple flange work great).

 

Working on that. I believe someone asked about my tip selection a page or two ago. I'm using the gray Ety triples on them right now.

 

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Originally Posted by jhelsas View Post

@ljokerl

 

 I've been reading a lot about the Brainwavz B2, and I  was thinking in purchasing them.

 Would they be a good complement to my other iems?(HF5, PFE112 & W4r)

 

 I love detailing, and also I was looking for something brighter than the W4, and maybe not so foward as the HF5. I don't feel the need for more bass than it offers, and most of the time I don't mind the (lack of) bass quantity of the HF5, though I would like something with a bit more in this case.

 

 I listen to a bit of everything, ranging from classical, barroque, jazz, classical rock, (progessive) metal, j-music....

 

 As budget,  I wanted to keep it below the US$ 200 mark if possible.

 

Thanks in advance

 

Difficult to say - I really don't think the B2 is less forward than the HF5 on the whole. Is the PFE112 not a brighter and more laid-back earphone than the HF5? I would think that's a better match for what you want than the Etys when used with the gray or even black filters. On that note I think you might like the Ortofon e-Q5 - I saw a couple on ebay for <$230 the other day.

post #8079 of 16803

Oh no, the PFE112s are not more laid back than the HF5s unfortunately due to the midhighs, unless you use black filters in which they become a slightly warmer but less coherent version of the HFs. I agree EQ5s will be a nice pick. 

 

Thanks for the FXD80 vs A161P comparison, it astounds me how the A161P got so overlooked when it's at least on par, but seems better based on what you said. 


Edited by Inks - 9/6/12 at 11:49pm
post #8080 of 16803

Sir |joker|, question! 

 

From your memory of your experiences with the Tier 1C IEMs, which of those did you feel had the best synergy when paired with your J3? I may be stretching your memory a bit. I ask because at times I feel my MTPC sound better on the Clip+ vs J3. It could be all in my head though. I'm very curious as to which ones you will mention. Thanks :D 

post #8081 of 16803
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post


 

They are one of the higher-scoring budget IEMs that I personally don't like tongue.gif. The treble is interesting in not being overly harsh or sibilant as you've noted.. it's more the overall tone and balance that bothers me but at that point I'm being too critical of a $22 set. 

 

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Yea... i know what you mean, it can be a "love/hate" situation.  I dont listen  music over 60% of the volume, maybe thats the reason i like them, at this low volumes i can enjoy them more than my other cheap iems, once i crank the volume up those highs get a bit wild and thats the reason i only use them on very quiet places. 

 

In any case , i was expecting a even lower score. bigsmile_face.gif

 

 

Dont have to answer this, but how many hous of burn in they had?

 

Thanks again for the review.

post #8082 of 16803
Hi Joker,

Anything with a similar sound as the awesome EX1000 but with a Westone/Earsonics fit?
post #8083 of 16803
Vsonic GR07
post #8084 of 16803

Are the Vsonic GR06 good for rock/metal?

post #8085 of 16803

Joker, can u giv me a brief detail comparing the soundstage size n such with the Brainwavz Beta v2 and vsonic GR07 ?

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