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post #6826 of 11259
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Originally Posted by ithehappy View Post

Thanks mate. I will definitely look into this. I am sure it won't overshadow the other frequencies, the lows and mids especially?


not that i noticed... then again, my ears are hardly sensitive, and as i said, i use them portably, i,e on the tram/bus, so you know, not exactly the best case scenario for testing out gear. i use full sized headphones when at home, and have been doing so while portable aswell recently...

 

try looking for reviews, do a quick forum search, im sure youll find some more info. also, wait around for another day or so, i believe some more members of this thread may have some opinions to contribute, i remember there was a short discussion about these a while back.

 

sorry i couldnt be more helpful. i just saw you were looking for bassy iems and thought that i might throw these out there for you. if you want them for portable purposes - i couldnt recommend them more. if its for other uses, then i really dont know, ive never really "tested them out" or anything.

post #6827 of 11259
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Originally Posted by Prakhar View Post

I have a few more options you may want to consider

 

Sony XB90EX

Audio Technica CKS77, CKS99, CKS1000

JVC FXZ-200


although out of the budget he asked for (100$), im actually eying the fxz-200 myself. do you think thedll be suited for portable use on a tram/bus? would you recommend using a portable amp? have you tried eqing the hell out of them? say adding 15 dB of sub bass for example? how well would you say they isolate?

 

cheers

post #6828 of 11259
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Originally Posted by adamlr View Post


although out of the budget he asked for (100$), im actually eying the fxz-200 myself. do you think thedll be suited for portable use on a tram/bus? would you recommend using a portable amp? have you tried eqing the hell out of them? say adding 15 dB of sub bass for example? how well would you say they isolate?

 

cheers

I personally haven't tried the FXZ-200s, was just saying they are a possible basshead earphone to look into. However, FWIR they are sort of bulky, but many still find them comfortable. People say they are harder to drive than average IEMs, but there is no conclusion as to whether or not an amp is necessary. Most are able to achieve their volume needs without an amp. Adding 15dB of subbass will probably introduce distortion regardless of the type of earphones. FWIR, the isolation is average. You would probably get better answers from the official thread though, or you could PM Dannybai, swalcer, or Dsnuts.

post #6829 of 11259
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Originally Posted by adamlr View Post


although out of the budget he asked for (100$), im actually eying the fxz-200 myself. do you think thedll be suited for portable use on a tram/bus? would you recommend using a portable amp? have you tried eqing the hell out of them? say adding 15 dB of sub bass for example? how well would you say they isolate?

cheers

I have the fxz and they thump on my note 2 when EQed. Then when I really want some bass I plug them into my ipod/JDS c421/Z02 and they really come alive. when it comes to bass and iems, i couldnt be happier. Just my .02
post #6830 of 11259
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Originally Posted by Prakhar View Post

I have a few more options you may want to consider

 

Sony XB90EX

Audio Technica CKS77, CKS99, CKS1000

JVC FXZ-200

Thanks mate. Actually you haven't seen the last few pages, I just purchased the XB90. I will see the AT models, the JVC however is little above my budget.

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Originally Posted by adamlr View Post


not that i noticed... then again, my ears are hardly sensitive, and as i said, i use them portably, i,e on the tram/bus, so you know, not exactly the best case scenario for testing out gear. i use full sized headphones when at home, and have been doing so while portable aswell recently...

 

try looking for reviews, do a quick forum search, im sure youll find some more info. also, wait around for another day or so, i believe some more members of this thread may have some opinions to contribute, i remember there was a short discussion about these a while back.

 

sorry i couldnt be more helpful. i just saw you were looking for bassy iems and thought that i might throw these out there for you. if you want them for portable purposes - i couldnt recommend them more. if its for other uses, then i really dont know, ive never really "tested them out" or anything.

Thanks. Yes, I will use it with my phone, a Note 2. With an app called PowerAMP and a mod called V4A (Viper4Android, which sounds really nice, placebo or not, I like it)

post #6831 of 11259
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Originally Posted by Prakhar View Post

I personally haven't tried the FXZ-200s, was just saying they are a possible basshead earphone to look into. However, FWIR they are sort of bulky, but many still find them comfortable. People say they are harder to drive than average IEMs, but there is no conclusion as to whether or not an amp is necessary. Most are able to achieve their volume needs without an amp. Adding 15dB of subbass will probably introduce distortion regardless of the type of earphones. FWIR, the isolation is average. You would probably get better answers from the official thread though, or you could PM Dannybai, swalcer, or Dsnuts.

 

no distortion if its done right ;) cheers mate

 

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Originally Posted by MS1605 View Post


I have the fxz and they thump on my note 2 when EQed. Then when I really want some bass I plug them into my ipod/JDS c421/Z02 and they really come alive. when it comes to bass and iems, i couldnt be happier. Just my .02

 

thanks. i actually have an e11 and a cmoy. if i ever do decide to pick these up ill give it try and see. i was just curious to know what others thought. i would prefer not to take an amp with me, but if it makes a very big difference i guess im ok with it.

 

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Originally Posted by ithehappy View Post

Thanks mate. Actually you haven't seen the last few pages, I just purchased the XB90. I will see the AT models, the JVC however is little above my budget.

Thanks. Yes, I will use it with my phone, a Note 2. With an app called PowerAMP and a mod called V4A (Viper4Android, which sounds really nice, placebo or not, I like it)

well then i definitely think youll be satisfied. again, i use these in rather noisy environments, but streight out of my s3, using power amp with a slight sub bass boost and the v-pulse are fantastic.
HOWEVER. one thing that i didnt mention at the beginning and really should have: these things seem to be heavier than most iems. or perhaps its just the design. any which way you look at it, when sitting down theyre fine, but when walking about, the cable pulls down on the drivers and you get a rather loud, bassy thud with each step. very very annoying. to avoid this, i just put the left driver in my right ear and vise versa, and pull the cable up over and behind my earlobe, so the cable is "dangling" from behind my ear, and not falling straight from the drivers down. see what i mean? its really no big deal imo. but i thought i should mention it.

post #6832 of 11259
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Originally Posted by adamlr View Post

HOWEVER. one thing that i didnt mention at the beginning and really should have: these things seem to be heavier than most iems. or perhaps its just the design. any which way you look at it, when sitting down theyre fine, but when walking about, the cable pulls down on the drivers and you get a rather loud, bassy thud with each step. very very annoying. to avoid this, i just put the left driver in my right ear and vise versa, and pull the cable up over and behind my earlobe, so the cable is "dangling" from behind my ear, and not falling straight from the drivers down. see what i mean? its really no big deal imo. but i thought i should mention it.

Yes mate, I see what you mean. When I used the crappy SE215 I used it like that, around my ear, I don't really like that pattern but anyway getting used with something is no problem. 90% time I will be using this while I am resting or watching T.V from couch or bed, so shouldn't be much of an issue. Still cable noise isn't a good thing. I didn't really know cable noise is still present in modern IEMs. Well I was cycling yesterday with XB90, and well, forget about any cable noise, it was so smooth that I for sometime didn't even realize something was plugged in my ear, lol.

post #6833 of 11259
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Originally Posted by adamlr View Post

and btw, any bassheads tried the new jvc ha fz2000? im very curious about them, but their own threads arent getting many responses... perhaps theres a reason for that? -shrug-

anyone?

Member ge locks and one other guy have them. Gelocks has his up for sale.
post #6834 of 11259
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Originally Posted by blueangel2323 View Post


I've never heard it but if that graph is accurate, the sub bass roll off looks pretty bad, and the "bass" emphasis is all at 200hz - I would hate that kind of sound lol. How about upgrading to the S500? Over the ear in general will get pretty hot though.

It actually does not roll off as you don't really need it much below 50hz anyway (try listening to pure 30hz tone on any HP at moderate listening volume to understand what I mean). The peak at 200hz I don't like very much either , but it can be easily EQed. Actually the peak alone is fine, I just prefer a sharp dip after that and  following with a peak at 1k, to stop it bleeding into the mids...

As for S500s, it would me more like a downgrade. (unlike adjustable freq response, on-ear design is a real deal breaker)


Edited by SmOgER - 7/6/13 at 4:36pm
post #6835 of 11259
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Originally Posted by adamlr View Post

and btw, any bassheads tried the new jvc ha fz2000? im very curious about them, but their own threads arent getting many responses... perhaps theres a reason for that? -shrug-

 

anyone?


I haven't heard them personally, but they were receiving glowing impressions here a few months ago.

post #6836 of 11259

How do the Q40's stack up against the M-100's. I was set to pull the trigger on the M-100's but then I heard people saying great things about both of them, AND, the Q40's are much cheaper. If I could save $150, that's money I could put towards a ZO2, but I don't really want to sacrifice sound quality on the cans.

post #6837 of 11259
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Originally Posted by SonofSven View Post

How do the Q40's stack up against the M-100's. I was set to pull the trigger on the M-100's but then I heard people saying great things about both of them, AND, the Q40's are much cheaper. If I could save $150, that's money I could put towards a ZO2, but I don't really want to sacrifice sound quality on the cans.

Purely my opinion - with Alpha pads, a V-Moda audio only cable, I would clearly pick the Q40 over the M-100. Sound and comfort both prefer the Q40.
post #6838 of 11259
Does anyone know the current cheapest place to get the Q40s? Its been like 4 months since I have gotten a new pair of cans and I need to see what the fuss is about...
post #6839 of 11259
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Originally Posted by MS1605 View Post

Does anyone know the current cheapest place to get the Q40s? Its been like 4 months since I have gotten a new pair of cans and I need to see what the fuss is about...

Amazon shows $128 new and a refurb pair for $109 just now. Not sure who would be cheaper.

If u do get them read the thread on them for pad swap and cable swap ideas to improve them from stock.
post #6840 of 11259
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Originally Posted by SonofSven View Post

How do the Q40's stack up against the M-100's. I was set to pull the trigger on the M-100's but then I heard people saying great things about both of them, AND, the Q40's are much cheaper. If I could save $150, that's money I could put towards a ZO2, but I don't really want to sacrifice sound quality on the can

Purely comparing sound quality, Q40 has a bit more bass impact (just a bit).  M-100 provides bone-chillingly detailed vocals and spaciousness that you don't quite get with the Q40.  The Q40 is harder to drive and needs an amp; M-100 sounds better with an amp, but it is not a necessity.  The Q40 is a very good headphone, perhaps the best in its price range; same for the M-100.  I have also experienced sibilance with the Q40 that I don't hear with the M-100.

 

To help you save a few dollars on the amp side, I would recommend the FiiO E11 over the ZO2.  While the ZO2 is better at boosting bass than any amp, the E11 has a solid two-stage bass boost and will provide a big volume boost across the range.  I found the ZO2 didn't boost mids and highs enough for higher listening levels, like when exercising.  Even better sounding options might be FiiO E12 or JDS Labs C5, but may not have quite the same bass boost and would cost more.

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