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post #2986 of 3029
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Originally Posted by matp86 View Post

Could someone please tell me their preference and reasoning between the ex1000 and fx700? Was also wondering if it is worth it to go up to fx850.

Thanks in advance.


Fx700 is all about fun.if you want balanced presentation go for the ex1000. I chose ex1000 because of how good it is. But take into consideration, it needs a powerful source like the 901. Check the inner fidelity review about it. The only thing i really like about the fx700 is the timbre especially on the strings.
I haven't heard fx850.
post #2987 of 3029
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Originally Posted by soullinker20 View Post

Fx700 is all about fun.if you want balanced presentation go for the ex1000. I chose ex1000 because of how good it is. But take into consideration, it needs a powerful source like the 901. Check the inner fidelity review about it. The only thing i really like about the fx700 is the timbre especially on the strings.
I haven't heard fx850.
The EX 1000 sounds much better out of an Ipod or Walkman than most other iems. But it also benefits from amping with my Meier Audio Stepdance or Fiio E12. You should also at least use a lossles data format, as some recordings have some treble edges that the EX 1000 reveals more than other iems.
post #2988 of 3029
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Originally Posted by pietcux View Post


The EX 1000 sounds much better out of an Ipod or Walkman than most other iems. But it also benefits from amping with my Meier Audio Stepdance or Fiio E12. You should also at least use a lossles data format, as some recordings have some treble edges that the EX 1000 reveals more than other iems.


i have an ex600, feeded by an ibasso dx50 (im quite happy with them) but i know that giving them POWER, the dynamics could be improved.

What difs you hear unamped and E12 amped?

post #2989 of 3029
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Originally Posted by Marco Angel View Post
 


i have an ex600, feeded by an ibasso dx50 (im quite happy with them) but i know that giving them POWER, the dynamics could be improved.

What difs you hear unamped and E12 amped?

EX600 on Z walkman is like the ultimate in sound when it comes to portability without an amp. To me, EX600 is the best value to performance at its price, great with dance music and the built alone gets 20/10.

post #2990 of 3029
Ok, for the build quality alone, the EX 1000 earns 100 out of 100.
post #2991 of 3029
Ex 1000 build quality is good? Maybe i need to upload a pic of mine after one year of use...
Edited by Kurdt-bada - 5/13/14 at 2:08pm
post #2992 of 3029
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Originally Posted by Marco Angel View Post

 

What difs you hear unamped and E12 amped?

Test: Alanis Morisette The Couch from CD Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie AAC 320 VBR Ipod Classic 120 GB

 

Fiio E12:

 

The bass is a tad more impactfull and better controlled. the rest gets more resolving and sounds faster.

 

Meier Audio Stepdance:

 

The bass is more impactfull and better controlled, mids are smoother , treble are better defined, faster and loose some edginess, the sound stage widens and deepens, the sounds gets more involving.

 

Both amps improve the Ipods sound by a good margin, the Stepdance is a little better than the E12.

 

But it is absolute OK to run the Ipod un amped with the EX-1000.

post #2993 of 3029
Ex1000 + zx1 + pha-2 best setup for me (high gain) followed by 901 with balanced card
If you would back read, i sold my ex1000 before because of how i cannot handle the treble but after acquiring sources especially the 901, everything changed from there.
post #2994 of 3029

My ears have been permanently configured for the EX1000 with 4,000+ hrs of burn-in's. That treble is what I am dying for. Treble is like air to audio while bass is water. when I listen to other phones, I feel like suffocated due to treble compared to the EX1000.

post #2995 of 3029
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post
 

My ears have been permanently configured for the EX1000 with 4,000+ hrs of burn-in's. That treble is what I am dying for. Treble is like air to audio while bass is water. when I listen to other phones, I feel like suffocated due to treble compared to the EX1000.


after some 50-100hrs the sound changes quite much (for better) but after so many hours, have you apareciated even more changes?

maybe after some 300hrs plus, the bass gets a little bit more acentuated

post #2996 of 3029
Got me a Sony NWZ-F886 today. Seems that the EX-1000 has finally found a new companion. The sound is very good with all my compressed files. The treble seem to be very comfortable.
post #2997 of 3029
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Originally Posted by Kurdt-bada View Post

Ex 1000 build quality is good? Maybe i need to upload a pic of mine after one year of use...

For me, something about the EX1000 build is not on par with the EX600. It feels heavier and the price I paid for it makes me baby it a bit more and that's what I did ever since I bought it. I saw some pictures earlier where ppl had some fading of the paint and I havent noticed yet on mine.

post #2998 of 3029
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Originally Posted by pietcux View Post

Got me a Sony NWZ-F886 today. Seems that the EX-1000 has finally found a new companion. The sound is very good with all my compressed files. The treble seem to be very comfortable.

have you tried the ibasso dx50? so no know their sound sq

post #2999 of 3029
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Originally Posted by Marco Angel View Post

have you tried the ibasso dx50? so no know their sound sq
The Ibassos are not available in my region. I come from an ampded Ipod Classic and a Sony NWZ-A845.
post #3000 of 3029
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Originally Posted by Marco Angel View Post
 


after some 50-100hrs the sound changes quite much (for better) but after so many hours, have you apareciated even more changes?

maybe after some 300hrs plus, the bass gets a little bit more acentuated

 

If there are any changes from the 2-yr-long marathon burn-in's the changes are positive for sure. I can't say how much changed as I was tweaking my source too in the meanwhile.

 

Yes I appreciate the EX1000 now more than ever. With my transparent source it sounds so f^^king good that I really don't care about anything else.

 

I have gotten rid of my other phones and plan to collect another pair of EX1000, then I can compare the difference (if any) between the two pairs.

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