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Sorry I'm spamming your threads around HeatFan12, but could you give a detailed comparison between the GR06s and the FX1X? And if you have some RE0 it would be great if you can add that to the mix too (I know RE0 is a totally different category but well.. please?) smily_headphones1.gif

 


 

Lol.  No worries Ulti.  Don't have the RE0s, but I could put something together with the GR06s.  I have been gone for about 7 days or so, so not much listening lately.  I also received the R04 Pro & GR07 from VSONIC as well. biggrin.gif

 



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Heat, did you ever move on to the black port? If so, what's your conclusion?



Hey Wiz... Black one is going on tomorrow.  Been gone about a week so limited listening time lately....I have several days off through the weekend, so JVCs and SP-51s will get acquainted...lol

 

 


Edited by HeatFan12 - 11/29/11 at 6:08pm
post #47 of 320

Hello! This is my first post here; I just signed up to say I thought the JVC HA-FX1X earphones looked great from this thread, so I bought a pair from Amazon for about £15. They should arrive before the weekend. Looking forward to trying them out/coming back here for tips on burning in.

 

Thanks HeatFan12 for the great review!

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Based on the recommendations of this thread I picked up a pair while in Vancouver for $25 and was initially regretting the purchase as they had very muddy lows and recessed vocals with tinny highs right out of the package but really liked everything else about them, packaging, case, build quality, fit and sound isolation is good as well.

After doing a 25 hour burn-in, huge difference, warm full low end, improved mids and vocals but still tinny highs (although slightly improved).

After a 50 hour burn-in, love the lows and fills in a bit much of the low-mids still but not bad, vocals although greatly improved aren't as forward as I'd like--kinda feel the vocalist is always standing behind the drummer and bass player confused_face.gif  Highs are still a bit tinny and while not distracting, I find that they fatigue my ear drums and I end up with a transient tinnitus if I listen too long.

 

In conclusion, I would recommend these buds to bass-heads, fans of techno or Dub-Step, and maybe even rock, and actually a good all-around warm-sounding pair of buds with the bass-reducer EQ setting on my iPod.  I'm sure they would improve even more with use or more burning in, but ultimately I gave them up and now my nephew doesn't have to suffer listening to Skrillex with his basic Apple buds etysmile.gif

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Hello! This is my first post here; I just signed up to say I thought the JVC HA-FX1X earphones looked great from this thread, so I bought a pair from Amazon for about £15. They should arrive before the weekend. Looking forward to trying them out/coming back here for tips on burning in.

 

Thanks HeatFan12 for the great review!



Thanks very much TbtnSngngBwl....Enjoy!!!     beerchug.gif

 



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Originally Posted by mechamits View Post

Based on the recommendations of this thread I picked up a pair while in Vancouver for $25 and was initially regretting the purchase as they had very muddy lows and recessed vocals with tinny highs right out of the package but really liked everything else about them, packaging, case, build quality, fit and sound isolation is good as well.

After doing a 25 hour burn-in, huge difference, warm full low end, improved mids and vocals but still tinny highs (although slightly improved).

After a 50 hour burn-in, love the lows and fills in a bit much of the low-mids still but not bad, vocals although greatly improved aren't as forward as I'd like--kinda feel the vocalist is always standing behind the drummer and bass player confused_face.gif  Highs are still a bit tinny and while not distracting, I find that they fatigue my ear drums and I end up with a transient tinnitus if I listen too long.

 

In conclusion, I would recommend these buds to bass-heads, fans of techno or Dub-Step, and maybe even rock, and actually a good all-around warm-sounding pair of buds with the bass-reducer EQ setting on my iPod.  I'm sure they would improve even more with use or more burning in, but ultimately I gave them up and now my nephew doesn't have to suffer listening to Skrillex with his basic Apple buds etysmile.gif



Gotta love da bass for these babies mechamits.  Great to see the 50+ hour burn-in opens them up a bit while still retaining the bass love...Thanks...biggrin.gif

 

 


Edited by HeatFan12 - 12/2/11 at 3:14pm
post #50 of 320

Just got me a pair as i bumped into them whilst surfing amazon.

 

Have to say i love them, though i do seem to lean towards the 'u' shaped sound signature for when i want to crank things up.

 

Very muddy indeed first out of the box, i have just a few hours on mine and already they have loosened up a bit.

 

Bought these more for fun, but come to think of it i may just have them for gym use, saves wearing out my much nicer pairs of phones.

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@Huxley, you should burn these for a good 50 hours. You will be surprised at just how much better they get.. I know there are some IEMs that don't benefit much form burn in but these definitely do...


Edited by Dsnuts - 12/8/11 at 10:43am
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Already in the process, i have two little clips all charged up and ready to go.

 

Dare i say it, i might enjoy these more than my ue super fi 5 pros?!

 

For the money you'd be mad not to try em.

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anyone know the nozzle size? i would like to try these out but unfortunatly i have been cursed with small ear canals (i hate it cuz it keeps me from buying iems i really want)

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Just got me a pair as i bumped into them whilst surfing amazon.

 

Have to say i love them, though i do seem to lean towards the 'u' shaped sound signature for when i want to crank things up.

 

Very muddy indeed first out of the box, i have just a few hours on mine and already they have loosened up a bit.

 

Bought these more for fun, but come to think of it i may just have them for gym use, saves wearing out my much nicer pairs of phones.



Great to hear Huxley...Very fun indeed...

 



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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

@Huxley, you should burn these for a good 50 hours. You will be surprised at just how much better they get.. I know there are some IEMs that don't benefit much form burn in but these definitely do...


 

Nutman, received my 8320s yesterday but did not have a chance to listen to them...Will rock them tonight for sure sir....Keep you posted in the 8320 thread...
 

 



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anyone know the nozzle size? i would like to try these out but unfortunatly i have been cursed with small ear canals (i hate it cuz it keeps me from buying iems i really want)



I also have small ear canals, I guess (depth).  I can't wear any tri-flanges at all, but these fit great with the stock tip that came on the phone.

 

 


Edited by HeatFan12 - 12/9/11 at 4:25am
post #55 of 320

oh ok thanks, maybe ill just get them and return them if they dont fit =/

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Heatfan thanks for the heads up on this, these things came in today and they have mega bass. The mee m9p that i got for my girl do not compare.
Edited by pumbaa071 - 12/17/11 at 12:01am
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I was on my phone when i typed that i edited it but it should say heatfan

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Heatfan thanks for the heads up on this, these things came in today and they have mega bass. The mee m9p that i got for my girl do not compare.
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I was on my phone when i typed that i edited it but it should say heatfan



Welcome to the bass lover's dream pumbaa.  After 25 hours they will open up more but will retain that headshaking love they are known for. 

 

post #59 of 320

The highs are pretty sparkly that is for sure but with dub step it just means the high hat can be heard over the BASS!!!!!!!!!!!!! that these provide.

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First of all, sorry if I bumped up an old thread, but I just wanted to put my opinion of this bass monster out there.

 

I just registered here to say that the JVC HA FX1X has got the deepest bass I have ever heard in my life, on top of the pretty much transparent mids and sparkly highs. Some would say the mids are recessed, because on many, if not all IEMs/headphones that I've tried, I often have to turn down the 1khz notch by around 3 to 5 decibels or so. With these however, I never had to turn it down, not even when its fresh out of the package.

 

And yes I can also confirm that the treble does open up in a short amount of time (25 to 50 hours I suppose, but at the time of posting, mine's already got like 2 to 3 weeks of heavy usage already).

 

The first time I put these on I just couldn't believe how deep the bass went. It's not a bloated kind of bass either; it was very comfortable to listen to. I've never heard anything produce bass in this manner before. It rumbles your eardrums but at the same time it doesn't have the bass (or midbass) hump that induces headaches in people. It's just very, very relaxing/pleasing to listen to. The bass on these is pretty much bottomless, and it goes well down to 20 Hz.

 

The JVC HA-FX1X also does come with its bad sides as well; the upper mids / treble. 

 

Once these have opened up, the treble / upper mids start to become sibilant and tinny.

 

I opened up SineGen and found that it was peaking in several areas. There were 2 main peaks in the sound signature - one at 3350 Hz and another at 5200 Hz. There's also 2 more at around 7500 Hz (roughly, I can't remember where exactly this one was) and another at around 9000 hz. The latter two peaks are more or less harmless and contribute to the soundstaging and separation of instruments on the JVCs. The former two (3350 and 5200 Hz) however, were the culprits that caused some of you to have transient tinnitus after listening through these over an extended period of time.

 

These 2 peaks aren't just small peaks in the sound signature. They are extremely huge in amplitude (at LEAST 5 db spike; to my ears they sound like 8db spikes as compared to the surrounding frequencies, and also as compared to 1khz as reference). The peak isn't that large in bandwidth however; the 3350 hz peak for example stops completely at around 2900 hz and 3600 hz (by 'stop' I mean it goes back to 'normal' amplitude, again, with reference to 1khz and the surrounding frequencies).

 

Now, before anyone jumps the gun, I'd first like to say that this is also just a PERSONAL conclusion that I've reached about the flaws that the JVC HA FX1X has, which is also why I'd like people to also experiment and find out if my findings regarding the peaks in the sound signature were true or not (it might just be my ears that are picky).

 

Note that, fresh out of the box (i.e. pre-burn in), these problems were non-existent.

 

Before I end this post, I'd just like to point out that I'm NOT using my JVCs un-equalized (those peaks are just too unbearable for me), in case anyone asks. I mainly use the EQ to have those two main peaks (3350 and 5200hz) minimized, but not eliminated completely to ensure surrounding frequencies are not damped too much.

 

Anyhow, I would recommend these if you're a basshead and also have a good EQ to tune down those skinny but huge peaks in the upper mids/treble. The bass on these is just ridiculous for 20 dollars.

 

EDIT: Merry xmas and happy new years everyone!


Edited by iWaffle - 12/30/11 at 11:48pm
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