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What songs are you listening to when you hear the piercing highs? I'd like to give it a shot just so i'm not missing something here.

The 40s are sharp, but my ears are sensitive.

 


Same thoughts here. I've got my FX101s on right now, and they do have what some would characterize as crisp highs, they don't have piercing highs.

 

 

For the sake of comparison, I ordered the Black ones (cheapest). I'm considering stopping at sears on the way home to pick up a pair of FR201s on the way home.

 

Hey dsnuts, do you own any of the cheaper v-sonics, meelecs, vsonics, or the likes?

If I listen to electronic music, the cymbals can make me go ape at times, on vocal music, the "sss" also make me do this.  My playlist is on random so I can't tell you exactly which tunes it was. I also own the Vsonic GR99 and I don't notice this on those at all.  I really dig the sound of those also.  

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I think I might grab a pair of the FX3X.  

post #2058 of 25884
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If I listen to electronic music, the cymbals can make me go ape at times, on vocal music, the "sss" also make me do this.  My playlist is on random so I can't tell you exactly which tunes it was. I also own the Vsonic GR99 and I don't notice this on those at all.  I really dig the sound of those also.  

 

 

That doesn't sound right. If you go back 10 pages or so, that's exactly how i was describing the FX40s. i'm finding the 101s significantly smoother in the highs.

 

Well, we'll know when you get your 40s and compare the two. Either you've got a bad pair of 101s, more sensitive ears than me (probably not), or i'm going to be very displeased when my 101s get more burn in.

 

 

Might have to buy some fx3xs... although they're a bit of a departure from the Sub-$25 category... especially with all the other options at the $60 range. the v-sonics, new fx90s, sony's, ect.

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I have the Meelec CC51s which I am not a huge fan of. The bloaty bass is one thing but the overly nasaly forward mids with sparkly highs is a weird combination, I never really enjoyed these to recommend them to anyone.  And I only have the GR07s and none of the cheaper stuff they have. Though I read good things about the GR06.

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after reading up on the GR02 bass edition, i might have to try them next.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/609397/im-done-vsonic-gr02-bass-edition-vs-gr06

 

That, and based on ClieOS's review, it might be worth a shot.

 

 

I really want to see where these FX101s stand compared to the rest.

 

Ugh, i'm probably going to end up buying the FR201's anyway...

I'm really enjoying these cheaper performers. Only thing that's bugging me is that they're so close to the top-tier universals with such a wide gap, and that the collective cost of all these cheapies is working it's way up.

 

This has me questioning the mid-range phones like the GR07s, and RE0s, and whatnot. I'm also seriously rethinking my point of diminishing returns. All these gems are doing is making the price/gain curve significantly steeper/ more exponential.

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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

I have the Meelec CC51s which I am not a huge fan of. The bloaty bass is one thing but the overly nasaly forward mids with sparkly highs is a weird combination, I never really enjoyed these to recommend them to anyone.  And I only have the GR07s and none of the cheaper stuff they have. Though I read good things about the GR06.


I wholeheartedly agree. I ordered the Xeport version of the CC51's, and I wish I would have enjoyed the sound, because they fit great, and with glasses I highly prefer a non over-ear fit. But alas, no such luck.

 

So I have about 40 hrs on my FX40's, and damn. These things sound excellent. Everything is more in balance, save for a liiiiitttle bit left in the highs. I definitely agree with the other users here though, these are ideal for low level listening. With higher levels, the highs become peaky, and I mean REALLY peaky. It may be me though, coming from the warmer sound sig of my M80's. But overall these are extremely enjoyable and probably the best $20 I've spent in audio. Thanks Dsnuts!

post #2062 of 25884
Thread Starter 

Your only half way done my friend. They get even better with about 50 hours more. Keep at it. The peaky highs will all about disappear for you and the mids will be much more balanced out with the highs once you get them nice n loose.

post #2063 of 25884
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Your only half way done my friend. They get even better with about 50 hours more. Keep at it. The peaky highs will all about disappear for you and the mids will be much more balanced out with the highs once you get them nice n loose.


Good to know :) I'm pretty excited about the 80's now, heck if they even offer a decent improvement over these 40's I would consider a remold, since the sound sig on the 40's is amazing as is!

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Sorry, another random post..

 

I've thought of a comparison between the fx40s bass and the fx101. It's like the difference between a 6" sub and a 10" sub. both are controlled and tight, but where one is employed just to cover the punchy low-end frequencies, the other adds depth and volume and warmth to those same frequencies.

 

 

 

The FX40s sound earnestly expensive, while the FX101s sound like an absurd bargain.

 

I've clearly not got a whole lot going on at work today...

post #2065 of 25884
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Originally Posted by dnullify View Post

Sorry, another random post..

 

I've thought of a comparison between the fx40s bass and the fx101. It's like the difference between a 6" sub and a 10" sub. both are controlled and tight, but where one is employed just to cover the punchy low-end frequencies, the other adds depth and volume and warmth to those same frequencies.

 

 

 

The FX40s sound earnestly expensive, while the FX101s sound like an absurd bargain.

 

I've clearly not got a whole lot going on at work today...


WHY YOU DO SAY THIS?!?!

 

Now I want the 101's too frown.gif

post #2066 of 25884
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http://www.buy.com/sr/searchresults.aspx?qu=FX101&qxt=home&display=col $17 free shipping.  That don't fill up half a tank o gas in your car. Might as well. But much more mileage..Lol.

 

 buy.com they have all colors for $17 shipped which is a $1 over what I payed for mine but you know, I think these are worth the extra buck payed.


Edited by Dsnuts - 6/6/12 at 1:18pm
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Your only half way done my friend. They get even better with about 50 hours more. Keep at it. The peaky highs will all about disappear for you and the mids will be much more balanced out with the highs once you get them nice n loose.

 

I have been using my FX40s without filters and find the highs tolerable still. The clarity , to me at least, seems to improve a smudge.I find this is be interesting as they are already very clean sounding but it anyone trys this you can reverse it by using cotton. Now i am a person who listened to the HJE900s filter-less and loved it so i guess highs don't bother me but I've got about 75hrs or max volume burn in and plan on using a amp to burn them in further in the future. 

post #2068 of 25884
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Oh boyeee! 060612152203.jpg. On open box these have nice clarity and a good balance. These are essentially the more refined version of the old FX1X.  They sound just like the FX1X but clean in the mids instead of warmish and the highs I can tell are not quite where I want it. There are more highs on both the FX101 and the FX1X . These have a fuller sound over the FX101 and the bass is definitely stronger on these.

 

Believe it or not bass wise it is like this.  Quantity wise FX1X>FX3X>FX101. Quality wise FX3X>FX101>FX1X  Of course this is just for now as these carbon diaphragms need a burn. So for now I like how they sound but I have to admit the highs on these are not quite where I want it. Not as extended as I would like them but for what is there it is solid. Burn in I think will take care of this.  These have a bigger sound which is more similar to the FX1X but much more cleaner and smoother again much more refined over them. I will start to burn them and see where these go.

 

These have almost the exact same sound signature that is on my CKS77. Lol! More to come. In other words. Gentlemen if bass is your sound. Ya these are freaks of nature. They are essentially a more fuller sounding FX101. Including the bass.  Now would I recommend these? It all depends. If bass is king in sound for you yes but for the same amount I spent on these you can get a CKM500 which is a superior sounding earphone minus the bass over these..

 

As of now if you already own the CKS77. These would be more of a side grade but considering these are cheaper than a boxed pair of CKS77. That makes these the better deal. I have yet to burn them so if they improve much with burn these will be the bass earphones to beat we will see. More to come once I get the drivers loose.


Edited by Dsnuts - 6/6/12 at 3:28pm
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Just about to embark on some comparisons!

 

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Very nice cant wait for your impression and your review dsnuts wink.gif
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