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Originally Posted by Tom22 View Post
 

not sure if anyone is interested but i have just finished my review for the JVC FXT 90s,(really late) but and long story short, i like em! =)

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/jvc-ha-fxt90/reviews/12573


Tom, thanks for the excellent review. I agree with all of your observations except for your genre recommendations. That is just personal taste. I prefer classical, jazz, and acoustic music for the FXT90s. Their tuning and liveliness really make strings, guitars, woodwinds, and solo piano pieces stand out. For pop, I find the RockJaw Alfa Genus or the Brainwavz S0 suit my tastes better. They are a touch smoother than the FXT90. Granted, I usually listen at rather low SPLs, so that may give different results. Also, I am a bit sensitive to high hats...

post #2102 of 2108
FTX90 sounds very nice for stand-alone, but recently I've been using it with Bravo V2 Hybrid amp, (Gellanex tube) + Dragonfly 1.2v DAC. This set up is verrry impressive when it comes to details in sound and the impact when it comes to attack in dynamic. WOW!
post #2103 of 2108
Waiting for a pair of jvc fxt90l2 bought from ebaY. A lot of comparisond have been made betwern fxt90s n gr07 but howdo they stack up to the newlY hyped zero audio tenore tongue.gif
post #2104 of 2108
I can't say anything about the Tenores, but now that I have the ZA Duoza I would probably never listen to my FXT90s again if I still owned them. The Duozas are absolutely amazing.
post #2105 of 2108
This is high praise coming from a former fxt90 user. These things must be really really good to get this much hype. Definitely on my wish list now
post #2106 of 2108

They are very, very good. It's ludicrous for ZA to sell them for what they do.

 

Pros:

  • enormous soundstage. By far the largest I've ever heard from IEMs.
  • excellent separation and 3D presentation
  • decent overall balance, with some sub-bass emphasis that tapered off to comfortable levels over time. Great impact.
  • lovely mids
  • arguably the most comfortable IEMs I've ever used, as well, despite their size.
  • build quality is really good. Personally, I love how the cable feels.
  • they are extremely light. Subjectively, in my hand the difference between the Duozas and my RE-400s is negligible
  • Price.
  • Price.
  • Price.

 

Cons:

  • currently only available from Japan (via Tenso et al.) or on eBay
  • right channel (and only the right channel, oddly) has the worst driver flex I've ever heard in my life
  • people with smaller ears may find them too bulky
  • aesthetics are odd and not everyone will appreciate the differently colored earbuds
  • treble is smooth and never fatiguing, but it lacks the RE-400s' extension and detail
  • they don't make me better at Mortal Kombat X or Bloodborne?
  • that last point didn't even make sense . . .
post #2107 of 2108
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Originally Posted by Djinnenjous View Post

I can't say anything about the Tenores, but now that I have the ZA Duoza I would probably never listen to my FXT90s again if I still owned them. The Duozas are absolutely amazing.

I have the Duoza's, but I have been listening to my FXT90's all afternoon today, the synergy of the dual dynamic drivers with my DX90 is awesome!

post #2108 of 2108
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Originally Posted by max414 View Post

Waiting for a pair of jvc fxt90l2 bought from ebaY. A lot of comparisond have been made betwern fxt90s n gr07 but howdo they stack up to the newlY hyped zero audio tenore tongue.gif

The Tenores are wonderfully tuned IEMs. They are magical with vocals. Instead of my confusing you with lame attempts at describing sound with words, for a measly $30 pick up a set of Tenores. That way you can really hear how the Tenores complement the FXT 90. Different tunings, both very, very good IEMs.
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