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post #8101 of 16802
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Originally Posted by supernatural View Post

now im completely confused. the gr07 are somewhat famous for their sibilance, the fxt90 on the other hand even if they appear sibilant out of the box, the harsh treble becomes more tamed after a good burn in. atleast thats what I found out after extensive hours of research

i think ill just go with the fxt90's and if they are too sibilant for me than I guess im one of the few who are extremely sensitive to sibilance 

 

 

I'm one of those that found the FXT90 very harsh. I sold mine within a week of getting them.

post #8102 of 16802
+1. FXT90 nasty treble to these ears. GR07 competes well against my W4, um3x and SM3.
post #8103 of 16802
Could someone suggest something with good sub bass? I listen to all sorts so I don't want really want anything obnoxiously 'bassy' but I would really like some rumble for my trip-hop and dubstep. I can spend around $300 but I don't need to, if there's something cheaper that fits the bill then I can add it to my existing 'arsenal' and change about.
post #8104 of 16802
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Originally Posted by supernatural View Post

now im completely confused. the gr07 are somewhat famous for their sibilance, the fxt90 on the other hand even if they appear sibilant out of the box, the harsh treble becomes more tamed after a good burn in. atleast thats what I found out after extensive hours of research

i think ill just go with the fxt90's and if they are too sibilant for me than I guess im one of the few who are extremely sensitive to sibilance 

 

 

If you are going to get them, buy them used or get them from a place that accepts returns.

post #8105 of 16802
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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post

 

 

If you are going to get them, buy them used or get them from a place that accepts returns.

 

No need. This site has a decent insurance policy

post #8106 of 16802
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Originally Posted by supernatural View Post

now im completely confused. the gr07 are somewhat famous for their sibilance, the fxt90 on the other hand even if they appear sibilant out of the box, the harsh treble becomes more tamed after a good burn in. atleast thats what I found out after extensive hours of research

i think ill just go with the fxt90's and if they are too sibilant for me than I guess im one of the few who are extremely sensitive to sibilance 

 

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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

 

 

I'm one of those that found the FXT90 very harsh. I sold mine within a week of getting them.

 

      at times things go bad , avoid them with some equalizer , why lose other good things of a earphone . roll the frequencies above 7k down , or hit and trail will serve best . both you guys are talking of some of the best value phones . keep the goods , sideline the unwanted . even basic to basic player come with eqs .

post #8107 of 16802

now that I think of it, maybe im just listening to songs that are very poorly recorded (sibilance wise) because with 90% of my library I dont experience any sibilance whatsoever.

for example on this song i even cringe if I listen on a higher volume

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cyq2PiHoaA (the sibilance begins @ 0:28)

I think tonight ill listen to every song on my phone and ill see how many are actually sibilant. 

i always thought that even if one song in the playlist hurts my ears than the IEMs are not suited for me... im probably very wrong on this

post #8108 of 16802

There are some songs that are sibilant no matter what headphone you use. For example crumbs from your table by U2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MY5niA4eqmI) is probably the most sibilant song I have ever heard.

post #8109 of 16802

I hear no excess sibilance in the above song with either equalized SE-5 or B2. There's is a clearly audible presence boost which emphasizes plosives, but it's not at the annoying levels that GR07 (mkI) has - as it is more wideband or non-resonant?

Bad panpotted mastering with phase shift on guitars, lots of dynamic range compression.


Edited by AstralStorm - 9/10/12 at 9:20pm
post #8110 of 16802

FXT90 was not sibilant to  my ears despite their v-shaped and bright tendencies, likewise with bright IEMs such as UE700 and dba02mk1. I was bothered more with lower treble peaks such as those found in GR07mk1 but YMMV.

post #8111 of 16802

FXT90 didn't sound V shaped. It was much forward in midrange and then there was mid bass hump

post #8112 of 16802

After the sub-par low bass and mid bass hump, the mids sounds comparatively thinner until the upper treble spike comes, so IMO it's v-shaped. Similar in way to tfp but less so.

post #8113 of 16802

hey ljokerl n all other head-fiers in this thread,

 

need advice...

 

I have to pick between  Bose ie2, klipsch s4 & sony XBA 3 as my gift..

 

Which is better and why...

 

I particularly like soundstage, true vocals, Nice treble, tight bass and most importantly instrument separation..

 

 

Plz respond

 

I am from india, so i only have only these IE's available around me...

 

:(

post #8114 of 16802
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Originally Posted by glac1er View Post

FXT90 was not sibilant to  my ears despite their v-shaped and bright tendencies, likewise with bright IEMs such as UE700 and dba02mk1. I was bothered more with lower treble peaks such as those found in GR07mk1 but YMMV.

 

Sibilnce wasn't so much the issue for me. I just found the highs harsh and unrefined

post #8115 of 16802
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Originally Posted by Lourdes View Post

Could someone suggest something with good sub bass? I listen to all sorts so I don't want really want anything obnoxiously 'bassy' but I would really like some rumble for my trip-hop and dubstep. I can spend around $300 but I don't need to, if there's something cheaper that fits the bill then I can add it to my existing 'arsenal' and change about.

 

Did anybody answer this?

 

Philips SHE3580, JVC FX101, or if you feel like spending more of your budget, Monster Turbine Pro Copper?

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