It's quite frustrating, I really didn't want to believe eke's comparison as the FXT90's were my first real babies in terms of IEMs, but after comparing the FX40's side by side with them, much of what he says aligns with what I heard. I tried and tried to discern true, quantifiable differences, but I got to the point where I thought that if I had to try this much to discern differences, they really must not be that different from each other. I'm considering putting my FXT90's up for sale, or give them to my Dad, who really enjoyed their sound. Hell, maybe even give him the FX40's since he's a value-minded person. :P
I wonder what's closer, though, that the FX40's are of that awesome value and my FXT90's are still worthy of their tier of sound, or if my FXT90's are simply not cutting it as much as I think they are; I really really want to hear a TF10, GR07, MDT etc. so that I can establish a healthy range of what a good ~$100-200 IEM sounds like. The woes of inexperience. Ignorance was bliss for a while. :P
Sorry about that man. I don't feel like the FXT90 deserves the praise it's been getting (that goes for a few others too).
I've followed your posts and I feel like the GR07 is right up your alley. There's one on the FS forum right now for $120 with a bunch of extra tips. Buy it and listen to it sid by side with your FXT90 to see if it's something you want. Or, better yet, grab a pair of the CKM500. They're cheaper and sound great, regardless of price. Heck, you could even help me replace my motherboard by buying mine...
Edited by eke2k6 - 6/2/12 at 9:46pm