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post #136 of 243
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Originally Posted by alphaman View Post

I'd hate to hijack this thread but is Sony  EX1000 better in every way to FX700.

IOW ...

EX1000 > FX700 > IE8

 

So you own EX1000 and FX700?

 

post #137 of 243
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Originally Posted by dilpal View Post

no ie8 is slower than ie9 and google chrome :-)


LMAO.

post #138 of 243
Thread Starter 

one of the many reasons why i like the fx700 better than most iems (like sm3):

 

the chosen housing.

the composition of the drivers inside.

the open back design.

 

the natural sound that i didnt hear in any of the BA iems i had before...

its very unique.

 

 

if theres anything close to the fx, its only the pannys hje900.

 

 

 

 

 

post #139 of 243

No, the FX500s are the closest thing to the FX700s. I actually think the FX500s may appeal to some over the FX700s, both are very comparable. It will be a mistake to overlook the FX500s as simply inferior as it does a couple of things better than the FX700s and vice-versa. I have heard both the EX1000s and FX700s and I give the nod to the EX1000s but it's nothing like the difference between the IE8 and FX700s. 


Edited by Inks - 6/12/11 at 12:16am
post #140 of 243
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Originally Posted by Inks View Post

I give the nod to the FX1000s


Those EXs and FXs are a pita... wink.gif

post #141 of 243

lol typo

post #142 of 243
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Originally Posted by Inks View Post

... it's nothing like the difference between the IE8 and FX700s. 

Too lazy to look this up ... but are IE8 and FX700 in the same sonic category (like two 4-door mid-sized sedan autos: like Toyota Camry being better than Hyundai Sonata)? Or are we comparing the proverbial "apples to oranges"?

 

For me, the IE8s are "ideal" -- WRT freq. balance, dynamics -- but they could sound more refined (better mids, like SM3) and even more quickness (pace, rhythm, better timing) like SE530. I own the SE530s and SM3v2s so can respects their virtues in which the IE8s are deficient.

 

Also, the famous IE8 bass could be just as deep, but not as "muddy"and with more detail. Is this what FX700 and EX1000) offer?
 

 

post #143 of 243
They're comparable and yes.....
post #144 of 243

Anyone do an in-depth comparison of EX1000 vs. GR10 vs. FX700 vs. IE8 WRT pace/rhythm and dynamics. IOW, which cans are most effective at infecting a listener with the toe-tapping bug?


Edited by alphaman - 6/26/11 at 11:44pm
post #145 of 243
Just thouht i'd post a quick impression, so, After reading a hell of a lot of good things about this earphone, i decided to pull the trigger on my first high end iem :-) Got them a few days ago and well....wow, I'm obviously still in the honeymoon period with these and most probably will be for a very long time to come. When i first put them on and put on LAMB best kept secrets album i couldn't believe the clarity and depth of bass these put out while not colouring the overall sound, instrument seperation is just ridiculously good, everything just sounds so...organic?!. I finally understand why people were mentioning the timbre alot. Anyway for my first proper purchase into the world of iems I'm well chuffed. All thanks to you guys for describing all its different attributes bang on!
A very satisfied headfier smily_headphones1.gif
post #146 of 243
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Originally Posted by jago View Post

Just thouht i'd post a quick impression, so, After reading a hell of a lot of good things about this earphone, i decided to pull the trigger on my first high end iem :-) Got them a few days ago and well....wow, I'm obviously still in the honeymoon period with these and most probably will be for a very long time to come. When i first put them on and put on LAMB best kept secrets album i couldn't believe the clarity and depth of bass these put out while not colouring the overall sound, instrument seperation is just ridiculously good, everything just sounds so...organic?!. I finally understand why people were mentioning the timbre alot. Anyway for my first proper purchase into the world of iems I'm well chuffed. All thanks to you guys for describing all its different attributes bang on!
A very satisfied headfier smily_headphones1.gif


That is great to hear you made a choice and dont regret a bit.. Hope the deal you got on this was also acceptable as this are not sold in UK and import VAT is too high..

 

post #147 of 243

I'm leaning towards the FX700 (but the new $200 JVC IEM also caught my attn). Another serious contender for my next IEM upgrade is Grado GR10.

My current ref is the far-from-perfect IE8. Just off the top of my lid ... What the IE8 faults/flaws in, it "lacks" (compared to some IEMs and std cans), and/or what I wouldn't mind changed ...

 

Flaws: Certain sibilants "hiss"/distort

Lacks: transparency

Wouldn't mind changed: Bring the soundstage fwd, w/o brightness, glare, out-of-focus bigness (this is how the SM3 flaws; someone noted that the FX700 sounds massive -- but so does the SM3, in the aforementioned flawed sense). I like big/'microscoped' but undistorted sound ... e.g., an instrument should sound like it's right in front of you. I don't buy into that natural-sound/ambience/airness stuff. Listening to sound -- and the std. Blumlein stereo effect -- via electronics/transducers is pretty unnatural to begin with. If mikes can get me closer to a cello or drum kit, this IMO is much better than sitting in row several feet from the instrument listening with just naked ears ;) In this sense, the way you folks seem to describe the sonics characs of the '700, might make them my next IEM. Or did I "misunderestimate" -- like I did with the SM3s, or the U.S. voters did with W?

 

FYI: I always use an amp for music (don't care about SQ for audiobooks, podcasts, etc.). And, with music again, always use crossfeed. Hence, some of the fwdness is effectively counteracted. I hope the '700s are really in-your-face. 

 


Edited by alphaman - 6/30/11 at 6:52am
post #148 of 243
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That is great to hear you made a choice and dont regret a bit.. Hope the deal you got on this was also acceptable as this are not sold in UK and import VAT is too high..

 


They were a cracking deal and in mint condition, i purchased them from a member on here. Got from Australia to me within a week, and even though it was fully insured i didn't get stung with customs fees :-) couldn't be happier. Never new music could sound THIS good! tongue.gif
post #149 of 243

This post has been deleted since the information I presented was inaccurate due to having a incorrect seal with the FX700's


Edited by ib1dance - 7/2/11 at 2:38pm
post #150 of 243

Dude, he's owned the SM3 before so let him say what he wants about it, it's his opinion after all :)

 

He sold it because he found it lacking after some extensive listening. He's praised it before and is aware of its strengths, it's well documented in his past review on it.

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