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post #16 of 31

As far as I know, the T400s. That is, if the FX-700 uses the UE sized nozzle, which I'm pretty sure as a dynamic IEM it would.

post #17 of 31
Thread Starter 

Okay guys, I am down to these IEM's:

 

Monster Turbine Copper

Monster Miles Davis

FX-700


Which ones? Do the FX-700's need to wrap around your ears? I want them to just plug into my ear.

post #18 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by BNHabs View Post

Okay guys, I am down to these IEM's:

 

Monster Turbine Copper

Monster Miles Davis

FX-700


Which ones? Do the FX-700's need to wrap around your ears? I want them to just plug into my ear.

I have owned all three (own two now). My vote is for the FX700. You can't go wrong with either though.
 

post #19 of 31
Thread Starter 

What eartips are you using for them? How about the extension cable?

 

What Comply tips can I use for these? Do these wrap around you ears like the SE530's or just go straight in?

post #20 of 31

Just do not get the image S4. I bought the regular turbines, sound great for trance. I would imagine the pro's only sound better. Get copper if you can afford it.

post #21 of 31

coppers can be worn straight down, i prefer it that way but when walking i wear it over the ears to reduce microphonics. I assume the MDs can be worn straight down too.


Edited by JeFFz - 5/16/10 at 10:26pm
post #22 of 31

I would sugest that investigating the line out rather than HO of your iPod may be worthwhile...

post #23 of 31
Thread Starter 

I need to be sure of which Comply tips fit these and if I can wear the FX-700's down.

post #24 of 31

It seems like the FX-700 uses a slightly larger nozzle than the standard UE, so I would say T500 tips. They are the same size as the T400 tips except the core is made of a different material that stretches easier, and yes you can wear them down.

post #25 of 31
Thread Starter 

The only thing that worries me about the FX-700 is the lack of tips.

 

I am not an "expert" when it comes to IEM's so I don't want to be searching everywhere.


I think it comes down to the Miles Davis and FX-700 but am open to other opinions.

post #26 of 31

They provide you with 3 sizes silicone tips and 2 sizes of foam tips. Personally, I would not advise using Comply tips, as they never really sound good with any earphones I tried, always taking away the treble. It's not the lack of tips, but the lack of isolation on the FX  you should be worried about. But timbre wise, FX does it better than MD. FX has a more sparkling treble than MD. MD's treble is more polite. The mid range is less warm as MD. Soundstage is bigger on the FX. I prefer the bass on FX than MD, as I felt that the bass on MD might be slightly overpowering (just slightly). FX is designed to be worn down, and if you want to put your player in your pocket, you have to/should use the extension cable. 

post #27 of 31

I never felt this about any IEM I have ever owned, but the silicon tips that come with the FX700 are perfect! As koonhua said, you just have to find the right size (fit), Other than that, I tried the comply today and it wasn't that good with the FX700. I would use the supplied tips or get your hands on some some Monster hybrid foam/silicon tips (they are white in color) if anyway possible. But the supplied tips will do just fine.

post #28 of 31

I'm surprised this hasn't been mentioned yet. A question to ask to the FX700 owners since I don't own one is how the isolation on them are and if the OP needs it. It may be good to know since the MD have fairly good isolation while the FX700 probably does not.


Edited by rawrster - 5/17/10 at 3:49am
post #29 of 31

Well the isolation issue has been addressed on the FX700 thread and other places @ rawrster, but I wear my JVC on the bus to work. Yes, sounds from outside seep in, but it more like muddle sounds. You can't really hear people's conversations, for example unless they are really loud, but you can hear them speaking. Yet, outside sounds don't interfere with the music. It's still very detailed and of hight quality without playing on high volumes. It's almost like the real world sounds become somewhat of a background landscape to your music. No doubt, however, that the FX700 shines its best in quieter environments. As for sound leakeage, I've asked some co-workers sitting like 3-5 fee away from me if they can hear anything coming out of the IEMs (I don't play it low or high volumes). They all said no. I reckon if one is right under you it would be possible for that person to hear some sound leakeage. It seems to me that the FX700 is more designed to let sound in (well, let air in and port the drive to give that deep cans sound) then to let sound out. Just my experience with them.

post #30 of 31

Try the Fischer DBA-02s first, before you spend that much. They are seriously competitive (if not preferred) with many other expensive IEMs I have heard/tried. Just a suggestion.
 

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Originally Posted by BNHabs View Post

The only thing that worries me about the FX-700 is the lack of tips.

 

I am not an "expert" when it comes to IEM's so I don't want to be searching everywhere.


I think it comes down to the Miles Davis and FX-700 but am open to other opinions.

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