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post #1861 of 32875

I got my fx101s finally yesterday. I have them burning in right now, but i must say they are VERY nice.

 

 

The bass is simply insane. I'm not a basshead but the bass is just mindwarping. My first thought was that someone had stuck a sub woofer in my ear. They're almost the polar opposites of the fx40s which are extremely quick, high-end detailed, crisp/sharp, and separated.

 

These 101s are smooth, punchy, and warm. At this point (2 hours burn) the bass is a little overwhelming - not the balanced sound of the 40s. But that's not criticism, that's the nature of this beast. The bass is extremely detailed, textured, and extended beyond anything I've ever heard. What's more, it isn't at the complete expense of the highs like the she3580 can be, they have tons of body but also represent the other qualities of the music. Almost zero breath in sound stage from what i'd listened to, but some noticeable depth. 40's have these beat in that arena thus far.

On some tracks, the 40s sound almost too fast and crisp - where the 101s have wonderful decay.

 

Dsnuts, i can now understand why you said we should buy both. They compliment each other so well. Its quite a shame really, as i find myself in the position of again wanting the best of two opposites in one set of headphones.

 

Not to mention that the fx101 is much easier to listen to than the fx40; while the 101 is much punchier in impact and quantity, I can at least listen to them without cringing ever few seconds and ripping them out of my ears.

 

I'm now curious as to how they'll sound with burn in. I actually noticed with the little burn in i had, that everything else had started to come through the awesome bass. Vocals are just about right, and the snares and cymbals were a tad distant in some songs, which is a great deal better than sibilant and painful. But holy cow, the bass is fantastic.

Anything by phoenix sounds fantastic, and i'm just blown away by the floor bass in "obsolete" by MuteMath, and the jazzy Melody Gardot's voice sounds warm, rich, and smooth.

 

I'll admit, not being a basshead (yet, at least) these probably don't fit my criteria of ideal sound at the moment (although this might change). However they are definitely an experience I would not pass up, for the $17 i spent on them i'm extremely happy. I'm not exactly sure how they'll burn in, but i can definitely say that they're going to get a ton of mileage as my pocket/casual phones and be recommended to friends.

post #1862 of 32875

After about 10 hours of burn-in, my FX101's bass went from massive to about that of my FX40, which is quite good and strong. But they shouldn't end up having the same amount of bass, should they?

post #1863 of 32875

So the she3850 are amazing if only for its size/comfort. i dont think the fx101 can compete there but the better she9700 i really enjoy. I would say they a serious upgrade from the 3850 in every area but the housing is bulkier. Side by side with their little brothers the housing themselves are very similar in size... so i broke off the strain reliever a while ago and they are very comfortable.

 

I may post pics at a later time but I am curious as to how the she9700 compare to the fx101

-Thanks

post #1864 of 32875
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Originally Posted by dnullify View Post

I got my fx101s finally yesterday. I have them burning in right now, but i must say they are VERY nice.

 

 

The bass is simply insane. I'm not a basshead but the bass is just mindwarping. My first thought was that someone had stuck a sub woofer in my ear. They're almost the polar opposites of the fx40s which are extremely quick, high-end detailed, crisp/sharp, and separated.

 

These 101s are smooth, punchy, and warm. At this point (2 hours burn) the bass is a little overwhelming - not the balanced sound of the 40s. But that's not criticism, that's the nature of this beast. The bass is extremely detailed, textured, and extended beyond anything I've ever heard. What's more, it isn't at the complete expense of the highs like the she3580 can be, they have tons of body but also represent the other qualities of the music. Almost zero breath in sound stage from what i'd listened to, but some noticeable depth. 40's have these beat in that arena thus far.

On some tracks, the 40s sound almost too fast and crisp - where the 101s have wonderful decay.

 

Dsnuts, i can now understand why you said we should buy both. They compliment each other so well. Its quite a shame really, as i find myself in the position of again wanting the best of two opposites in one set of headphones.

 

Not to mention that the fx101 is much easier to listen to than the fx40; while the 101 is much punchier in impact and quantity, I can at least listen to them without cringing ever few seconds and ripping them out of my ears.

 

I'm now curious as to how they'll sound with burn in. I actually noticed with the little burn in i had, that everything else had started to come through the awesome bass. Vocals are just about right, and the snares and cymbals were a tad distant in some songs, which is a great deal better than sibilant and painful. But holy cow, the bass is fantastic.

Anything by phoenix sounds fantastic, and i'm just blown away by the floor bass in "obsolete" by MuteMath, and the jazzy Melody Gardot's voice sounds warm, rich, and smooth.

 

I'll admit, not being a basshead (yet, at least) these probably don't fit my criteria of ideal sound at the moment (although this might change). However they are definitely an experience I would not pass up, for the $17 i spent on them i'm extremely happy. I'm not exactly sure how they'll burn in, but i can definitely say that they're going to get a ton of mileage as my pocket/casual phones and be recommended to friends.

 

 

I sent my MMDT and MG7's packing with 101's in mind, from prior reports, and while I was able to. And now your report helps as well. My set is burning and I'm not going to try them until at least 100  hours.

post #1865 of 32875

FYI - for anyone interested - the new Kimbra album (I think its only $5 on amazon) - sounds amazing on the FX101s.  Best I've heard on them yet.

post #1866 of 32875
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Originally Posted by Rainbow Randy View Post

After about 10 hours of burn-in, my FX101's bass went from massive to about that of my FX40, which is quite good and strong. But they shouldn't end up having the same amount of bass, should they?

My 101s have about 10 hours, and their bass is still massive compared to the 40s.

post #1867 of 32875

Hah. They just needed to be pushed in a touch more to get a seal. Interesting, though, that pulled back slightly their bass resembles the FX40's, which I prefer for most music.

 

Push in for thunderous bass, pull out for tight, balanced bass? All the more versatile.

post #1868 of 32875

What's happily weird about the 40's is that the included tips that came mounted fit me out of the box. There is no changing tips with those included, nor a need to dig through my treasure trove of accumulated tips. Therefore, savings is enhanced, at least in my case. The 101's I think will wind up with same result. redface.gif

post #1869 of 32875
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Yes fellas. The new JVCs The HA-FXD80s. I am sure everyone will want to snag the high end when it comes out. Start saving your cash as these FX40s are just a taste of what those will be..I have my fingers crossed but the new Micro HD models just might become some very nice contenders. JVC this year is flexing their muscles on what they can do with cheapos..

 

So my point is..Can y'all imagine what is to come from a nice higher end JVC. I can't wait.

 

 

So, we do have a first impression of the FXD80. In the FXD thread which was started today. Only one impression but it sounds like they will be more neutral sounding like the FX40 but a smidge better sounding than the FXT90.

post #1870 of 32875
I will try those damn jvc for sure...smily_headphones1.gif
post #1871 of 32875
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by aamir147 View Post

So for hip hop, rnb and pop music which would you recommend? Isurus or Ha-Fx101? I was impressed by the Isurus earlier but is there a problem with them? 


The FX101 will be the one to get over the isurus.. I liked the isurus when those came out like 3 years ago but new stuff seem to out do the old stuff most of the time. And the FX101 is no exception. Go for the FX101. If you see the impressions of the guys that recently got them as any indication.

post #1872 of 32875
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by jant71 View Post

So, we do have a first impression of the FXD80. In the FXD thread which was started today. Only one impression but it sounds like they will be more neutral sounding like the FX40 but a smidge better sounding than the FXT90.


Ya I will be keeping tabs on that thread. We will see what happens when they release those. I have a feeling they will be very popular.

post #1873 of 32875
The fx101 is surly 2 times better then the cks ...so I gave it to my brother.
post #1874 of 32875

Ugh... Gutted, I discovered this thread a week after buying the FX1X's Oh well I'll just have to get these too.

 

I was looking at getting the 101's with the mic but on amazon all i can find is these

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/JVC-Xtreme-Xplosives-Headphones-Remote/dp/B0076WQN9M/ref=sr_1_13?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1338460363&sr=1-13

 

They have a 10mm diver not a 8.5mm which makes me think they're going to be more like the FX1X?

 

Anyone know or have a link to the FX101 version?


Edited by im steppo - 5/31/12 at 4:03am
post #1875 of 32875

What volume on the iPhone would you suggest to burn the fx40 in? and for about how long before a break?


Edited by dustdevil - 6/1/12 at 8:00pm
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