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post #346 of 1763
Thx Eric. BTW, Search said he expects you to review some DBA-02's ASAP. I'm just saying.....
post #347 of 1763
It's as simple as this:

Once you start posting on this thread, there's a 50-100% chance that you will get this wooden bling bling. Once you follow this thread for like a week or so, there's almost a certain 100% that you might get the FX-700.

So those who want to save their wallet, they should get the FX-700. That way, they will stop splurging for quite some time before they get to find another IEM as wonderful as this...
post #348 of 1763
lol @ KLS (smart man)!!

lol @ Anaxilus... Search is just evil I tell ya!! lol
post #349 of 1763
@koonhua90: I've been following this thread for a while or rather looking at it once in a while and I can honestly say I will never buy this iem. I like to read up on different iem's just since it's interesting to read about but won't ever buy them since the way it was described is not something I want
post #350 of 1763
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
lol @ KLS (smart man)!!

lol @ Anaxilus... Search is just evil I tell ya!! lol
But you really should give us a review man, with the wealth of IEMs you have. With those Monsters, Senn's, Ortofon, and on top of that the FX-700 ... you should do a 5-way shout out! Now, if you get the DBA-02, wouldnt that be even nicer?

P.S.: I wonder if those of you who got it from seyo-shop, how long is the handling time?it's almost 2 days and they have not shipped the FX-700 yet. By right, they should have those in stock...
post #351 of 1763
Koonhua, well actually now I only have three top tier... FX700, Miles Davis and e-Q7... So the others wouldn't be fair to totally compare since I would be going off of memory.. I will eventually compare those three after some time with the Fx700...
post #352 of 1763
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
I don't necessarily wholeheartedly like this comparison, but lacking anything else I can compare them to, I would have to say (to me) that FX700 is sort of like an unveiled IE8 that is approaching some of the clarity and transparency of the e-Q7. Take that comparison as lightly as you would like, but that's the best can describe the sound sig. at this point. The FX700 is worth it!!
Wow, really (not saying you are wrong, just that we are hearing it differently)? I am hearing it differently as I think the FX700 is the least transparent/most 'fun' sounding IEM of the top-tiers. The e-Q7 disappears in my ears, the FX700 not, although I can get lost in the 'fun.'

But I do agree that they have width approaching the IE8 with better clarity.
post #353 of 1763
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
Koonhua, well actually now I only have three top tier... FX700, Miles Davis and e-Q7... So the others wouldn't be fair to totally compare since I would be going off of memory.. I will eventually compare those three after some time with the Fx700...
Well, that would still make a 3 IEM reviews/comparison...it will be a good read to see how they compare to each other. Meanwhile, I will try to do some comparison of FX-700 vs IE8 vs MD when the FX arrives, hopefully early next week. But right now my IE8 has really sprung to life, the result of few weeks' effort of tip modding.
post #354 of 1763
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Originally Posted by average_joe View Post
Wow, really (not saying you are wrong, just that we are hearing it differently)? I am hearing it differently as I think the FX700 is the least transparent/most 'fun' sounding IEM of the top-tiers. The e-Q7 disappears in my ears, the FX700 not, although I can get lost in the 'fun.'

But I do agree that they have width approaching the IE8 with better clarity.
Yep Joe, we all hear somewhat differently and don't agree all the time, but more times than not we see it the same....
post #355 of 1763
@joe-
So you hear the Coppers as more transparent than the FX700's, being one of the top tier??

...If so, I would have to say something must be really wrong with your FX700's because they are most definitely more revealing, clear, transparent, and tonally accurate to me.
post #356 of 1763
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@joe-
So you hear the Coppers as more transparent than the FX700's, being one of the top tier??

...If so, I would have to say something must be really wrong with your FX700's because they are most definitely more revealing, clear, transparent, and tonally accurate to me.
OK, maybe I was too general since I haven't had the Coppers in my ears for quite a while, basically since I got my FX700 and SM3 in the same week. Tonight is the first time in what, 2 weeks. And note I have been spending most of my time with the SM3, and listening to the FX700, e-Q7, and GR8. I used the HUD-MX1 headphone out (very neutral) as well as the line out to the Arrow.

OK, I don't want to post my initial thoughts and should give it a little time for me to adjust to the sound of the Copper...

OK, is that long enough?

Glad I didn't write what I was thinking at first because now that I have adjusted, so have my thoughts.

OK, where were we...
More revealing (better clarity)...FX700
Tonal accuracy...bass and instruments through the upper mids - FX700; most vocals and treble notes - Copper
Transparency...the FX700.

OK, I officially retract my overly general statement that the FX700 is the most fun/least transparent top-tier IEM.
post #357 of 1763
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...If so, I would have to say something must be really wrong with your FX700's because they are most definitely more revealing, clear, transparent, and tonally accurate to me.
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OK, where were we...
More revealing (better clarity)...FX700
Tonal accuracy...bass and instruments through the upper mids - FX700; most vocals and treble notes - Copper
Transparency...the FX700.

OK, I officially retract my overly general statement that the FX700 is the most fun/least transparent top-tier IEM.
To throw in my 2c (though I haven't heard the Coppers), the FX700 are definitely very revealing and clear, except for lower male voices (bass and baritone) where one can gain additional clarity by EQing down the upper bass a bit. But as far as transparency goes, even though they are tonally accurate to a great extent, they don't quite disappear from my ears like the e-Q7.

Regarding the 'fun' sound, IMO the greatest achievement of any headphone is to sound engaging and involving, while at the same time being reasonably accurate. I freely admit that to my ears the adjective 'neutral' translates all too often into 'boring'. Despite their obvious differences, the e-Q7 and FX700 are both highly rewarding phones in that regard. The Ortofons are as neutral as I can stand without getting bored, the JVCs as fun as I'm willing to allow myself without leaving top-tier territory.
post #358 of 1763
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Originally Posted by lucozade View Post
@ericp,nice impressions, sounds like your having lots of fun with your new toy , injoy !
Hey lucozade buddy. I am having lots of fun with the FX700. A very pleasant surprise. Although, based on your previous posts buddy - and your love for electric guitars - I think you would enjoy the Copper and Miles Davis better.

This is not to imply that the FX700 doesn't handle rock and electric blues well, it does, but these phones seem to shine more - for me anyway - with the natural acoustic instruments such as trap drums, percussion, orchestra string instruments and acoustic guitars. So much natural clarity and transparency with those instruments, which I think goes hand-and-hand with comments many have made here about timbre. It's funny, because the Coppper and MD both have lots of great detail in reproducing those instrument, but not the same clarity and transparency as the FX700. Vocals, I'm still undecided which phones does vocal better. I agree with James that deeper male vocals sometimes disappear a bit behind the bass, whereas that never happens with the Copper or MD.

Right now I sort like the vocals sound more natural with the FX700, but maybe somewhat more details in vocal with the Copper and Miles Davis. I think Joe said this too. But as we said, no top tier seems to do everything unless you're going for customs - and that's debatable. I'm really enjoying all three sound sigs >>> FX700, Miles D and e-Q7...

Edit: Testing my vocal theory right now with some Barry White ("I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby"). Okay, besides this track making me wish I had this special woman over at my house now serving up her favorite glass of red wine - lol (why did I choose this song?), the lush orchestration is just MIND BLOWING through the FX700. Like I thought, more clarity and transparency in Barry's vocals (and natural sound) through the FX700, but more details through the Miles Davis in vocals. Also, I have to say the treble on the high-hat cymbals extend a bit more in detail with the MDs (I'm surprised by this discovery), but the cymbals are more natural sounding and just as nice with the FX700, just different. Both earphones are very good on this song, but overall instruments-wise, the FX700 is exceptional on this tune!! Okay, I better turn off the Barry White before I make a call and get cursed out nearly 4 in the morning here in the Chi-town...lol.
post #359 of 1763
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Originally Posted by james444 View Post
Regarding the 'fun' sound, IMO the greatest achievement of any headphone is to sound engaging and involving, while at the same time being reasonably accurate. I freely admit that to my ears the adjective 'neutral' translates all too often into 'boring'. Despite their obvious differences, the e-Q7 and FX700 are both highly rewarding phones in that regard. The Ortofons are as neutral as I can stand without getting bored, the JVCs as fun as I'm willing to allow myself without leaving top-tier territory.
Couldn't have said it better myself.
post #360 of 1763
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
Hey lucozade buddy. I am having lots of fun with the FX700. A very pleasant surprise. Although, based on your previous posts buddy - and your love for electric guitars - I think you would enjoy the Copper and Miles Davis better.

This is not to imply that the FX700 doesn't handle rock and electric blues well, it does, but these phones seem to shine more - for me anyway - with the natural acoustic instruments such as trap drums, percussion, orchestra string instruments and acoustic guitars. So much natural clarity and transparency with those instruments, which I think goes hand-and-hand with comments many have made here about timbre. It's funny, because the Coppper and MD both have lots of great detail in reproducing those instrument, but not the same clarity and transparency as the FX700. Vocals, I'm still undecided which phones does vocal better. I agree with James that deeper male vocals sometimes disappear a bit behind the bass, whereas that never happens with the Copper or MD.

Right now I sort like the vocals sound more natural with the FX700, but maybe somewhat more details in vocal with the Copper and Miles Davis. I think Joe said this too. But as we said, no top tier seems to do everything unless you're going for customs - and that's debatable. I'm really enjoying all three sound sigs >>> FX700, Miles D and e-Q7...

Edit: Testing my vocal theory right now with some Barry White ("I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby"). Okay, besides this track making me wish I had this special woman over at my house now serving up her favorite glass of red wine - lol (why did I choose this song?), the lush orchestration is just MIND BLOWING through the FX700. Like I thought, more clarity and transparency in Barry's vocals (and natural sound) through the FX700, but more details through the Miles Davis in vocals. Also, I have to say the treble on the high-hat cymbals extend a bit more in detail with the MDs (I'm surprised by this discovery), but the cymbals are more natural sounding and just as nice with the FX700, just different. Both earphones are very good on this song, but overall instruments-wise, the FX700 is exceptional on this tune!! Okay, I better turn off the Barry White before I make a call and get cursed out nearly 4 in the morning here in the Chi-town...lol.
@ hey ericp buddy,intresting observations and at 4am in the morning too, gee when do you americans sleep , you all seem to be online typing away at your pc 24hrs a day .lol

Intreasting you saying that the fx700 does not shine with electric guitars so well ,and not so good with deep voices , so i dont think my waylon jennings vocals would sound right on them ,can you test a couple of his tracks on them please buddy.

Oh and i understand they are open iems so dont isolate so well, so can you hear street noises when your wearing them outside? and do they leak sound?

I thought about getting these but have not done so yet , i did order a new iem the other day though ,and am waiting for it to arrive
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