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post #1486 of 1763

Does anyone could post pictures of the filters?
Mine look damaged...
 


Edited by riton66 - 9/16/11 at 4:34am
post #1487 of 1763
Oh crap. frown.gif

James' FX700 > James' EX600 > my FX 700

1. The EX600 sound extremely lifeless in comparison. I'd like them if I wouldn't A/B them. Especially considering their price tag. They're spacious, never sound fatiguing and are comfortable.
But switching to the FX700 is like a new experience. It's like stepping into the television instead of watching it.

2. My FX700 still have too much bass emphasis and sound much worse with clipping. Switching to James' pair is like breaking out of jail. They sound much more lifelike, free from any bonds, master difficult passages with ease. My pair is a cripple when compared.
I put them back in the drying box and will keep them there for several days at least. I hope St. James let's me wait a few days for a final comparison. I will die if mine won't sound as good!
post #1488 of 1763
Thread Starter 

Damn, sorry to hear that. frown.gif Let's just hope that your pair will continue to improve with prolonged drying. Keeping my fingers crossed... It's a shame that Taobao can get away with something like this. mad.gif

 

Oh, and of course you can keep the loaners for as long as you need them. I'll be away anyway during the next few weeks, and I don't need them back before mid October or so.

post #1489 of 1763

Right now, after A/B-ing for one hour, my pair sounds exactly the same as St. James'. This is also proof for me, that these don't need any burn-in. :D

 

All together, they were in the drying box easily for over 100 hours. At some point, I thought they were perfect, but got a little worse again - but that is a very subjective perception from before I got James' FX700. I will have to examine further. I also got some PMs from another member who has the same problem as I had.

I assume they will profit from the drying box regularly.

There are yellow filters behind the venting holes in the inside. I think it's them causing the dampened sound - not the fuzzy foam in the nozzle.

 

(As for the EX600: I never thought I'd dig neutrality, but it's way less fatiguing if also less thrilling. Some W4 are on their way now...)


Edited by Ultrazino - 9/21/11 at 2:44pm
post #1490 of 1763
Thread Starter 

Hey, that's great news, Ultrazino!  Tbo, I had some doubts that these could be saved without removing the filters. Glad to see that I was wrong. smile.gif

 

As for neutrality, wait till you get the W4. They're the litmus test whether you dig neutrality, much more so than the EX600. wink.gif

post #1491 of 1763

A/B comparison done right:

 

2x FX700

 

Well... *sigh*

 

I was right about my feeling. On some tracks they sound both astonishing and extremely similar. Both me and my wife could not tell them apart. But on bass excessive tracks, like Machine Head's recent release Unto the Locust, the differences are definitely there.

 

James' pair feels lighter, has less fundamental tone. My pair has more weight and the bass tries (only tries!) to suck in the mids. Male voices get pulled down a bit while female voices are not affected. It's really no dramatic difference and I would have never known if I didn't compare. But in the end it makes the difference between very good timbre and great - maybe even the best among all IEMs?

Now that is what bothers me!

 

I currently also have a bunch of IEMs to compare: next to the EX600, I have lying here some SE535, W4, TF10, UE4 and a JH5 (the customs are in a universal shell for test purposes).

But still, the JVC hits my sweet spot. For simple, uncomplicated and immersive listening it's still my favorite. Of course I want it to sound its best. I will probably sell my pair and buy a new one when I have the chance again. 198 € was pretty cheap anyway.

 

Thank you James for pushing me to settle for nothing but perfection! ksc75smile.gif

I will order either the W4 or UE4 tomorrow. It should ease my pain a little, lol.

BTW, the EX600 are really great too! I enjoyed the presentation a lot as a budget all-rounder but the over-ear design is not working for me so I will skip the EX1000 too.

post #1492 of 1763
Just got my FX700 today from headfier PCWar and they are wonderful. In my opinion the Sony EX1000 has nothing on these. I just didn't like the EX1000 sound signature. Although I must admit the bass was to die for. This definitely compliments my pure silver cabled IE8s. They have a lot of similarities and yet still have differences. Awesome. The FX700s are not as laid back and more in your face. The IE8s are a tad more laid back, they would be much more laid back though with stock cable.
post #1493 of 1763
Hey Lee I'm glad you like them! Hope they're there to stay.
post #1494 of 1763
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Originally Posted by kckc View Post

Hey Lee I'm glad you like them! Hope they're there to stay.

So far I think they will be staying. We'll need to see though lol. If I don't use them enough then that may change.rolleyes.gif
post #1495 of 1763
Of course. I hope this "drug" grows on you in a couple days. Whether they stay or not, glad you got a chance to hear them.
post #1496 of 1763

@ UltraZino : All is changing with burn-in! I had the same problems, after using the drying tool, it was still a little bassy but VERY good.

Since then they stayed in my ears :) ... And now they sound perfect, they are much better than my previous HJE900.

I can't believe the sound they produce, I love them :D

post #1497 of 1763

That's great riton66!

Maybe you are right about the burn-in. Mine didn't get a lot of playtime yet because they were lying in the drying box and I got to try all the best BA earphones in the sub 500 € category.

I'm glad to say that the Westone 4 and FX700 managed to beat even higher priced IEMs due to the fact that - for me! - absolutely nothing distracted from the music. The SE535 was very close also, but it lacked bass for my personal preference.

 

I also don't have the chance to compare to James' pair anymore because I already packed them and prepared them for shipping. I am enjoying mine right now, though, so it's all good. I will definitely keep them!

ksc75smile.gif

post #1498 of 1763
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Originally Posted by Ultrazino View Post

That's great riton66!

Maybe you are right about the burn-in. Mine didn't get a lot of playtime yet because they were lying in the drying box and I got to try all the best BA earphones in the sub 500 € category.

I'm glad to say that the Westone 4 and FX700 managed to beat even higher priced IEMs due to the fact that - for me! - absolutely nothing distracted from the music. The SE535 was very close also, but it lacked bass for my personal preference.

 

I also don't have the chance to compare to James' pair anymore because I already packed them and prepared them for shipping. I am enjoying mine right now, though, so it's all good. I will definitely keep them!

ksc75smile.gif


I'll be keeping mine as well. The timbre is to die for. Still working on finding the best way to wear them. I like over ear but its harder to get the right sound using them that way. If I insert too much then there's too much bass. I could eq it down but I still don't like how it sounds that way. The FX700 really pairs well with the DACport LX and Fiio E9 amp. Definitely controls the bass better while bringing out the mids. I still find them to be a side-grade with my (pure silver cabled) IE8s, I'm very pleased with both thus far. Still a bit disappointed in the EX1000s though mad.gif
post #1499 of 1763
hello everyone!

I have recently picked these up thanks to all of your great impressions and reviews!

As soon as they appears on the fs thread, I knew I had to have them...was looking at the usual suspects um3x, sm3... And then they appeared!

I am new to hifi and and very excited about these tiny little gems, they are quite unique and that's what makes them special to me.
These iem's sound wonderful and the openness is a great help to the soundstage. I like the fact that I can hear the kids when I have them on albeit not so happy to hear my wife, but already I hear music too. This makes what she has to say slip through the ears faster, anyways!

I don't like the harshness through the unamped iPhone 3G, but when paired with my mamba and top kits opamp it's heavenly!

Is there a place to see all these tips you are all talking about, don't like the comply's and currently have fake Sony hybrids in medium which is the size I would normally use in the regular silicone earbud, so I think I need to get smalls....maybe amazon has them?

Erika badu, Alicia keys and orishas have been my favorite artists to listen to, but there are soooooo many songs that do sound phenomenal!

Over all very happy and thanks again!
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post #1500 of 1763
Hi again, just wanted to be post 1500, just incase head-fi gives out an award!
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