Okay, Help a relative newbie out. I feel like I'm not getting the full experience of these IEMs.
I got a pair a few days ago. They were used and very burned in, so there's no issue there.
I find the bass unimpressive. It's just there, it doesn't reach out and grab you. I am NOT a basshead, I just like it stronger. I've tried a number of tips and some help a bit, but overall I find the bass a bit of a disappointment.
I find that while on some tunes, the volume is fine, on a lot of the stuff I listen to, I can't get it loud enough to really enjoy. Is that an impedence issue? I play through a motorola photon smartphone.
I replaced the tips with medium silicone tips which are my size, but I feel like I am still not getting the full power of these babies. What is the preferred alternatives?
I find a slight imbalance in the sound, with the right ear coming in just a tad smaller than the left. Maybe this is a cleaning issue. How best to do so?
I'd also like to replace the filters. Is it easy to find replacement filters? I haven't had luck yet.
So help me out. If this is just the way they are, I'm more than willing to resell them and try something else, most likely the ACK-70s of the BA-200s. I just find the overall musical presentation kind of unexciting, in a nutshell. But I'd really appreciate some feedback before I do. Given how well liked they are here, I must be missing something. I want to give them every shot and I'm willing to go the extra mile.
Thanks in advance,
FXT90s have a lot of bass - they are ~10-15 db north of neutral down there. However, these IEMs also require a good seal to allow one to hear their full bass response. Without a proper seal, they sound thin and weak, like you described. Try different tips and maybe try fitting the IEMs deeper into your ears. I find the bass to be excessive on the FXT90s sometimes.
Regarding your volume issues, I am quite puzzled by them. FXT90 is very sensitive and should get plenty loud enough out of pretty much any source. I think your problem may be the fit - once you get that seal and a proper bass response, you probably won't need to turn the volume up as much.