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post #16 of 36
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i owned all three at the same time; i loved my sm3 and ie8, but disliked the fx700... tried hard to like it but couldn't find any redeeming quality about.. definetly overhyped i swear.
happy to be rid of it... especially bad seal that leaks so bad it affects the sound... and the bas is excessive, boomy... i had my brother listen to it... blind test and he preferred tf10, sm3 over it.
i also had a friend test it, and he wasn't impressed (preferred sm3)
fx700 top tier with the likes of sm3?? (utter rubbish imo)


 

Maybe you had some problems with the FX700, because I found them upgrading any aspect of the IE8 which I have also owned and liked. Or you have not tried the right tips for them. In my opinion the FX700 are one of the most musical IEMs and one of the best universals to date, but with stock tips they sound far from their best.

post #17 of 36
Here's my opinion, if you like IE8 so you definitely a basshead, if you basshead you probably like SM3, but if you looking for more lean sound and great musical experience you can choose sm2, from my experienced I prefer hippo pearl rather than IE8, finally I prefer sm 2 over my previous SM3 and JH11
post #18 of 36
Thread Starter 

Yes, I am a basshead indeed. SM3 are a bit expensive 

post #19 of 36

I think the Atrios will be better suited for your music preferences

post #20 of 36
Thread Starter 

Yes, but i must consider durability as well. The artrios arent that durable:(

post #21 of 36

I am also a bit of a basshead myself and the FX700 is by far my favourite pair of IEM. I've never heard the IE8 though so I can't comment on that, but maybe you can consider the "upgraded" IE80? I would also recommend the Westone 3 when listening to trance, house, and electronic music. 

post #22 of 36
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Yes, but i must consider durability as well. The artrios arent that durable:(



Huh?  They are very durable.  You'd have to smash the plastic housings with a hammer.

post #23 of 36
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Yes, but i must consider durability as well. The artrios arent that durable:(


Wrong!

 

post #24 of 36
Thread Starter 

ThE cable atrio doesn't look very strong

post #25 of 36

How about being more careful with your property?tongue.gif

 

Seems like you have your heart set on the SM3 despite people suggesting better options for your preferred genres. Of course it's a matter of personal preference, but I don't think the SM3 does EDM very well.

 


Edited by shamrock134 - 11/15/11 at 6:29am
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ThE cable atrio doesn't look very strong


It's plenty strong. I'm not sure what doesn't look strong?  Anyway not trying to convince you that they are for you, only that your perception of build quality couldn't be further from the truth. Atrios are in no way delicate. They are designed for stage use and ruggedness is a requirement. 

post #27 of 36
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Yes, but i must consider durability as well. The artrios arent that durable:(

 

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Yes, I am a basshead indeed. SM3 are a bit expensive 



Basshead = TFTA's

Durability = IE8 (i would think with the detachable wires) or the Westones

 

Dunno about artrios or SM3's (can't comment on em)

 

post #28 of 36
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Maybe you had some problems with the FX700, because I found them upgrading any aspect of the IE8 which I have also owned and liked. Or you have not tried the right tips for them. In my opinion the FX700 are one of the most musical IEMs and one of the best universals to date, but with stock tips they sound far from their best.


could be the reason.. i used only stock tips.
but i always insert them deep in my ears when a/b-ing by pressing them in hard, like i did with my sm3.
maybe i couldn't get them angled perfectly to get the sweet spot.
post #29 of 36
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Huh?  They are very durable.  You'd have to smash the plastic housings with a hammer.


yup.. i'll be more corncerned about the wooden fx700- the polish gold metal rim and wooden surface may scratch or chip more easily.
not to mention the lack of detacheble cables.
post #30 of 36
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Maybe you had some problems with the FX700, because I found them upgrading any aspect of the IE8 which I have also owned and liked. Or you have not tried the right tips for them. In my opinion the FX700 are one of the most musical IEMs and one of the best universals to date, but with stock tips they sound far from their best.


could be the reason.. i used only stock tips.
but i always insert them deep in my ears when a/b-ing by pressing them in hard, like i did with my sm3.
maybe i couldn't get them angled perfectly to get the sweet spot.

and not by any stretch of my imagination can a fx700 compare with the sm3, even with the best tips..
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