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post #11626 of 32875
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

Just taking a break on something and decided to compare the FXD-80 to the RE-400. First, surprisingly the FXD80 is somewhat bigger and definitely heavier than the RE-400. Yet, I love the FXD80 sound signature and those cnt are something else with a good burn-in (I'm easy over 100 hours). So, first thing, the FXD80 has more bass than the RE-400 (although not significantly more). ........... And ..................

 

 

 

 

 

 

That's it! The RE-400 simply DESTROYED  the FXD80 ....Yes, destroyed it! I couldn't believe it! lol .. This RE-400 left the FXD80 sounding muddy and unrefined (never thought those two things about the FXD80 before). I played both at same volume setting through the Fiio E10/E9 combo.  The RE-400 just take vocals to one of the most natural sounding spheres I'ver ever heard. But beyond that, the RE-400 just cuts through the sound (as someone else else once state) like a surgeon, just pulling out every detail in the notes and the way the instruments are struck, plucked, banged, blown or strummed. It's the champ in clarity, transparency and natural timbre (and even weight of notes). Since I don't own the ASG-2 now, I have to say that the RE-400 and H-200 are the two best universals I own right now! Yes, even beating the great sound CKS1000 in sound quality. I don't know what's holding you guys back, but you're depriving yourself by not hearing this earphone. This earphone shows what $100 bucks can truly get you in sound. It sounds like a $300 or better earphone to me. I would put its refinement on EX1000 level without those awful harsh highs. I actually think it has better bass than the EX1000 or EX600. Okay, stepping off of the soapbox. By the way, I'm not really a Hifiman fan. While I think the build quality is just get enough if you take reasonable care of the earphone, it could be a lot better (the FXD80 is a tank in comparison to build quality of the RE-400). But at $100, I really don't think anything I've heard at that price level (even when the TF10 is sold at $100) can stand shoulder to shoulder to it. It's the clear champ at $100 in my humble opinion. 

RE-400 are the cheapest with 8.9 SQ or higher on the headphone list.  He gave the FXD80 8.7 SQ.  Too bad he hasn't reviewed the Carbo Basso or Tenore.

 

http://theheadphonelist.com/?model_search=&headphone_price1=&headphone_price2=&average_rating1=0&average_rating2=10&sound_rating1=8.9&sound_rating2=10&build_rating1=0&build_rating2=5&isolation_rating1=0&isolation_rating2=5&comfort_rating1=0&comfort_rating2=5&microphone_rating1=0&microphone_rating2=5&accessibility_rating1=0&accessibility_rating2=5#

post #11627 of 32875
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Originally Posted by BenF View Post


ZERO AUDIO   Carbo Basso  ZH-DX210-CB is unbeatable in this range among earphones:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Zero-Audio-ZH-DX210-CB-Stereo-Inner-Ear-Headphones-/130940201498?

 

JVC HA-RX-900 is still better though.

Wow!  Has anyone else heard the HARX900?  I already have the JVC HA-S500.  Is the HARX900 better?

 

EDIT:  Just saw Dsnuts' post from 2012.  He thought the S500 was much better than the HARX900.  I guess I'm still on my search for something better then S500 for $75 or less.

 

Hmm first I will say the HARX700 and HARX900s are easily out classed by the newer JVC offerings the HA-S500 and HA-S400

 

I would rate them like so. Just my opinion of course.

 

HA-S500 using ATH- pleather pads.

HA-FXD80

HA-FXD70

HA-S400 using AKG pads

HA-FX31

HA-FX3X

HA-FX40

HA-FX101

HA-FXC51

HA-M750

HA-S600

HA-S160

HA-FX67

HA-RX700

HA-RX900

HA-FX1X

HA-S700. The worst sounding JVC product guaranteed!


Edited by Grayson73 - 7/3/13 at 10:57am
post #11628 of 32875

Can you really compare over the ear cans with IEMs?

post #11629 of 32875
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Originally Posted by nekromantik View Post

Can you really compare over the ear cans with IEMs?

Sure, why not?  I edited my post above with Dsnuts' posting from 10/2012.  He compared S500 over ear with FXD80 IEM

post #11630 of 32875

Yeah, well I don't agree with everything on that list. For example, I would rank the RE-400 higher than the EX600. And I also wouldn't give the FXD80 an 8.7. 

post #11631 of 32875
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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post

RE-400 are the cheapest with 8.9 SQ or higher on the headphone list.  He gave the FXD80 8.7 SQ.  Too bad he hasn't reviewed the Carbo Basso or Tenore.

 

not now. the jvc FXT90 are under $100 nowadays

and.... the Philips S1 ~$95 would get even a higher score from J

post #11632 of 32875
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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post

Wow!  Has anyone else heard the HARX900?  I already have the JVC HA-S500.  Is the HARX900 better?

 

EDIT:  Just saw Dsnuts' post from 2012.  He thought the S500 was much better than the HARX900.  I guess I'm still on my search for something better then S500 for $75 or less.

 

Hmm first I will say the HARX700 and HARX900s are easily out classed by the newer JVC offerings the HA-S500 and HA-S400

 

I would rate them like so. Just my opinion of course.

 

HA-S500 using ATH- pleather pads.

HA-FXD80

HA-FXD70

HA-S400 using AKG pads

HA-FX31

HA-FX3X

HA-FX40

HA-FX101

HA-FXC51

HA-M750

HA-S600

HA-S160

HA-FX67

HA-RX700

HA-RX900

HA-FX1X

HA-S700. The worst sounding JVC product guaranteed!

 

He probably didn't do the felt mod.

It improves the sound 1000%.

It sounds better than HA-S400 with AKG pads or ATH-ES700, sounds very similar to and is only slightly outclassed by ATH-AD900X.

post #11633 of 32875
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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

LOL If that was a head-fi rule I wouldn't be posting any comments at all.

Lol!
post #11634 of 32875
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Originally Posted by quartertone View Post

Are the Quadlon cable connectors any more reliable?
So far the cables have been good. They are flat and not too microphonic. I now have about 7 sets of interchangeable cables. I'm finding the XWF600s "pleasant", warm, better than skullcandies, but not great. The CKM99s however are great! More sub and mid bass than the CKS99s, more detailed and oh so musical! I am truly surprised as I thought Cks99s were meant to be the Bassy phones?
post #11635 of 32875
Thread Starter 

S2 update.. I have been burning my S2 for a good while now. Lost actual count. I am gonna guess over 150 hours or so..The resolution on these drivers are stunning. Music spacious, can be elegant or aggressive. Imagery on these earphones are crazy something fantastic..It doesn't have the largest or the widest stage but the stage it has is all quality and no filler.. You can tune the sound to your liking a bit more so on these earphones. Try different type of tips but I personally love how the hybrid sounds or MH1C..  Someone has to sell these tips. They are excellent for the Bassos as well

 

  The mesh on the back of the driver housing is 70% covered. So these have some mod potential I am seeing for guys that are into that. Tips alone make a noticeable difference.

 

Happy Independence day to my fellow Americans!!!!!!!!!!!!


Edited by Dsnuts - 7/3/13 at 9:15pm
post #11636 of 32875

Someone really should give me the S2's, X1's and RE-400's so that I can help out the community and verify that THEY ARE ALL AWESOME lol!

post #11637 of 32875
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

S2 update.. I have been burning my S2 for a good while now. Lost actual count. I am gonna guess over 150 hours or so..The resolution on these drivers are stunning. Music spacious, can be elegant or aggressive. Imagery on these earphones are crazy something fantastic..It doesn't have the largest or the widest stage but the stage it has is all quality and no filler.. You can tune the sound to your liking a bit more so on these earphones. Try different type of tips but I personally love how the hybrid sounds or MH1C..  Someone has to sell these tips. They are excellent for the Bassos as well

  The mesh on the back of the driver housing is 70% covered. So these have some mod potential I am seeing for guys that are into that. Tips alone make a noticeable difference.

So my getting a few extra pairs of Sony Hybrid Foam tips when I ordered the S2s from Amazon was a good idea. *phew*
Edited by Exesteils - 7/3/13 at 9:20pm
post #11638 of 32875

^ MTE!!! deadhorse.gif

post #11639 of 32875
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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

LOL If that was a head-fi rule I wouldn't be posting any comments at all.

 

You get a big LOL out of me as well! The strange thing is that you seem to be able to post consistently lucid and accurate stuff while adhering to the holy music/typing/spirits trifecta! 

beerchug.gif

post #11640 of 32875
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post

^ MTE!!! deadhorse.gif

o.0 Wut?


Anyways, gotta get an amp/DAC too. Was considering GoVibe Mini-Box but that's a no-go for my (future) Xperia
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