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post #14596 of 32904

^ Thanks TwinQY that's quite a little performer according to the review. Just posted today as well.


Edited by nick n - 9/25/13 at 3:22am
post #14597 of 32904
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Originally Posted by drbluenewmexico View Post
 

Happy to respond doctorjazz. i heard about an open box special on the Fostex monitors on head-fi on the deals forum.

I pressed the link and it was available for 119.00 at SHORELINE MUSIC, a Boulder Co musician sound shop.  included free shipping.

box came and indeed carton was open but all packing was intact and units looked unused. no scratches or anything on cabs.

List price at the same site was 199.00 discounted from retail price of 299.00.

Amazon has them for 179.00 to 214.00 depending on the color. (same speakers).  I had a pair of audioquest A2s which are

very good small powered speakers but these are WAY BETTER.  dont have any experience with the A5s, but those go used

for 360 in bamboo, the best cabinet reviewed for them, retrail 460.00. The Fostexs are still breaking in but already after 20 hrs are

quite listenable at any volume, some harshness in voices and fuzzy bass that im sure will disappear.  as near field monitors

they are quite amazing at imagining if you form a triangle with them with your head .  not for placement high up on wall, need to be

at head level also. but when you get position right, sound like large headphones crossed with monitors. very happy with them so far!

thanks-keep my eye out for them. A2 are nice small speakers, but you know how "upgraditis" can be! A5 has gotten good notices, but would be more expensive, as you note.

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UPGRADITIST is definitely an interesting problem and motivator, especially on this thread

but as  "sound shamans"  we must leave no sound unheard perhaps, its like the search

for the holy grail....in sound!  and its so exciting cause this is a time of amazing breakthrough in sound quality for portable gear and computer audio especially...eg. the ifi line of gear really is interesting

and they have a new series called the NANO series that is coming out at the Rocky Mountain Audio show that is micro sized and based on the same new technologies...sometimes we forget to listen to the MUSIC and spend too much time listening to the equipment...

The Fostex PMO.4N  continue to impress me, and as near field speakers they have more than enough power and sound pressure output and are delightful at low volume also.  strikes me that the A5s

might be more suited to filling a room than your head next to them ....A2 designed to be in an equilateral triangle with your head about six feet apart or so, so its a personal listening experience. but they can rock and fill a space if you want the to...its the close up imaging thats so magical..and the tone qualities...but as DSnuts just posted, soon its time to liquidate candidates of sound that did not reach the magical level for ones own listening preferences...

post #14599 of 32904

Whoa, i carry my XBA-3s in my pocket all the time as my emergency hi fi solution to portable sound, and

i havent ever connected them to my X3a which I'm still burning in with my burning in Onkyo hf300s...why

didnt i think of that combo?  thanks for reminding us that the XBA3s are one of the most magical iems out there

comfortable, musical, warm and detailed  not as BOOM as the ATH or JVC upper end buds, but certainly a pleasure

to listen to...off i go to connect them...thanks DS for the tip..  still cant wait for reports on the new Sony and ATH lines

that are just coming out...

post #14600 of 32904
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Originally Posted by jant71 View Post
 

Is it me or is the packaging a rip off of Sennheiser's graphic conventions? And why is the picture of a full sized headphone when it's IEMs inside :rolleyes:

post #14601 of 32904
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Originally Posted by blueangel2323 View Post
 

Is it me or is the packaging a rip off of Sennheiser's graphic conventions? And why is the picture of a full sized headphone when it's IEMs inside :rolleyes:

Obviously, the box and headphone case  are  for HM5 heaphones and were used only to make sure that the replacement for R3 will arrive safe and sound. They are not the packaging for R3 IEM.

post #14602 of 32904
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Originally Posted by airomjosh View Post
 

Obviously, the box and headphone case  are  for HM5 heaphones and were used only to make sure that the replacement for R3 will arrive safe and sound. They are not the packaging for R3 IEM.

 

Oh I see. All the model names confuse me haha

post #14603 of 32904

So JVC tries to shaft the US again:wink_face: First no S500, now this...

Stereo headphones (band portable headphones)

HA-S680

New

Open price ※

Will be released mid-October 2013

Diameter 40mmSealed TypeCord length 1.2mFolding


zoom

 

※ product of open price does not impose a manufacturer's suggested retail price.

 

Key Features

3 color variations

HA-S680-B
Black
HA-S680-R
Red
HA-S680-W
White

It is equipped with a large-diameter 40mm driver unit which adopted the new development, "carbon nanotube vibration plate"

 

 

They keep the S680 for the home crowd. The S680 have the carbon nanotube drivers while the S660 will be still be the carbon compound diaphragms. The S680 is 8-26,000 on the F.R. while the S600 is 8-25,000. The US S660 will have an extra color and I think the red is better looking than the S680 red.

http://assets.jvc.com/Headphones/2013_Product_Line/Images/Lightweight/HAS660/HA-S660.jpg Notice how the HA-S680 headbands are not extended but the S660 pictures have the headbands extended a bit. Of course to fit our big Western heads better of course! So we still don't deserve the 40mm nanotube driver and we have big heads as well!! Unreal this JVC:mad:!!!!!


Edited by jant71 - 9/25/13 at 3:23pm
post #14604 of 32904

Some goodies arrived today.

 

post #14605 of 32904

Very nice. On the Cardas bandwagon I see. Would be nice if they came with something better than the pouch though.

post #14606 of 32904
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Originally Posted by jant71 View Post
 

Very nice. On the Cardas bandwagon I see. Would be nice if they came with something better than the pouch though.

 

Eric talked me into it (Cardas that is )  The pouch is ridiculous.  I don't think the anaconda sized cable will fit in there.  

post #14607 of 32904
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post
 

 

Eric talked me into it (Cardas that is )  The pouch is ridiculous.  I don't think the anaconda sized cable will fit in there.  

 

It will not.

The one thing I don't like about it is the cable. The cable is thick for an earphone.

post #14608 of 32904

So far I find the cable ridiculous to deal with.  The sound is quite thick but very spacious.  It's gonna need burn, burn, burn from what I can hear.  

 

Both the RHA's sound really good, especially the 750's.  Those I know will get the Golden Nuts award.  

post #14609 of 32904
It will fit but tight. Early impressions?
post #14610 of 32904
Yes, talk about Cardas after 60 hours.
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