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post #316 of 954

Do the MP 8320's have sibilance?

post #317 of 954
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Originally Posted by rickdohc View Post

got the 4 (8320,3580,fx40,fx101)

3580 are almost silibant free.. FX40 needs a TON of burn in to tame de highs, my personal ratings are:

1. 3580
2. FX101  (very close, almost a tie)
3. Fx40    (still in burn in, but highs are to harsh for me at the moment)
4. 8320   (got a second pair and they sound the same as the first, not impressed with the sound, hard to fit in my ears, to big and my left ears hurts after a while. for 10 bucks more id rather by the 3580 or fx101 as they dont got any fit and use problems)


Fx101 is the bassier of the 4,  3580 not very behind.

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Originally Posted by Rocko1 View Post

Perfect, thanks. I find the FX101 to be so sibilant and harsh on the highs. Does this tame at all with burn in?


That's the problem with JVC's cheaper IEM's everyone of them has harsh highs. Exactly what I also found on the FX1X when I fell for the hype. Makes them also sound cheap in SQ.

I stay right away from them.
Edited by H20Fidelity - 7/27/12 at 6:18pm
post #318 of 954
Is SHE 3580 really that good? Which one is better for classical music? Vsonic GR02 or SHE 3580? Is the sound produced really different or just about the same?
post #319 of 954
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by SuperFuya View Post

Is SHE 3580 really that good? Which one is better for classical music? Vsonic GR02 or SHE 3580? Is the sound produced really different or just about the same?

Audio is a very subjective matter. I just went auditioning earphones with a head-fier who own $1000+ UE11Pro customs. We auditioned the Sony armature-based XBA line. We bpth agreed that the single-armature XBA-1 sounds better than anything up the line XD He then found my SHE3580 superior to all the XBAs based on his preference for a v signature. (as he put it, the XBA-1 is A-shaped; the XBA-2 and 3 are v-shaped but sounded "off"; the XBA-4 sounded plain broken (they didn't sound broken to me, just not good)). I on the other hand found the SHE3580 superior to the XBAs only after applying my preferred A-shaped parametric EQ curve to the v-shaped SHE3580 frequency response. I will say this: based on my experience with EQing the SHE3580, their drivers are of high fidelity and can take you well on your way to audiophile heaven if their default sound sig is to your liking. They aren't to me, but after I fixed that with EQ all was right with the world. As for the sound sig difference with the GR02 I have to read joker's review on them first since I don't own them. (I'd read it now but my phone won't let me leave this posting page without dropping my whole post on the floor...)
post #320 of 954
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Originally Posted by steelgtr View Post

Do the MP 8320's have sibilance?

Not at all. Very nice upper end. Very pleasing.

post #321 of 954

say people, which eartips do you use with your SHE3580?? i've been using the sony hybrids, and they're really great. but would like to know what others use

post #322 of 954
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Originally Posted by Zelda View Post

say people, which eartips do you use with your SHE3580?? i've been using the sony hybrids, and they're really great. but would like to know what others use

i'm using the standard large silicone tips

post #323 of 954
Thread Starter 
small stock tips are fantastic for me
post #324 of 954

 i have the 3680 , and the stock tips dont work for me. dont give me a good seal, and are very irritaiting and scratchy

post #325 of 954

Hi Joe,

 

Could you reupload the Electric-Q EQ setting for she3580 ?

 

Its dead link in first page.

 

thanks.

post #326 of 954

Hi Joe,
Can you post a picture of the "mod" you made on those 3580?

Thanks
 

post #327 of 954
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by derek7 View Post

Hi Joe,

 

Could you reupload the Electric-Q EQ setting for she3580 ?

 

Its dead link in first page.

 

thanks.

 

Link on first post updated with newest settings.

post #328 of 954

i've been reading this thread for a couple of days then one time i pass by a store then try to search this king of earbuds,

so i ended up getting one.

 

so the first word that comes to my mind when i used it  is "woW"

 

they also makes me smile,

 

i just often listen music through beats pro and the stock earphone of ipod nano,

and my first iem was the skullcandy ink'd so this blow  them of,,,

 

i got a SHE 3590 for 16$ here in the philippines

the funny thing is, the saleslady said that i am the first one to by this iem..lol

post #329 of 954

hey Joe, 

can you post the freq graph of the 3580 , 3680 and 3590 ?

post #330 of 954
Thread Starter 

AFAICT 3580 and 3590 have the same response.  Here's a by-ear comparison of the 3580 and 3680 response:

 

Red: SHE3580, black: SHE3680.  I wouldn't read much into the difference at the two ends of the spectrum as the results there are not consistent with different fit from different sessions (for the subbass) and I can't even hear the highest notes;  all I would say is that the 3680 has more midbass and doesn't have the 3kHz hump.  The other two peaks at 5300Hz and 8000Hz are dependent on tips and fit (I used the small stock tips in both cases, I've sinced moved on to medium tips on the 3580).  Remember also that these FR are relative to my own ideal, not an objective flat response.

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