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post #2281 of 32867

how do either of these headphones compare to the PortaPros? i know they are completely different types of headphones but how do they compare in sound quality.

post #2282 of 32867
Thread Starter 

They don't compare at all. Port a pros are nice n all but the mid bass hump with colored mids makes them sound like a good sounding $30 headphone. The bass end is more mid bass than sub bass which makes bass heavy genres to not sound correct.

 

Try out a FX40 which will give you fine details in your music, way better speed and a bass end that is not only more correct but will give you some isolation. The clarity and detail on the FX40 are what the portapros are missing.  I have them on as I type. They sound fuzzy compared to the FX40. Again a decent sounding $30 headphone. The FX40 sound better in every way for costing less though they are earphones.

 

I think the porta pros are good for casual use with a non fatiguing smoothed over sound but for a sound that is more intimate with some of the best clarity and detail level for the cost I would try out a FX40. They do need a good burn in but they sound great once they are nice n loose.


Edited by Dsnuts - 6/15/12 at 2:17pm
post #2283 of 32867

alright. i'm trying to find some in a brick and morter (my girfriend is) for my birthday and she cant find either the 101 or the fx40... saddened

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alright. i'm trying to find some in a brick and morter (my girfriend is) for my birthday and she cant find either the 101 or the fx40... saddened

 

Sears carries FX101 if you've got one near you.

post #2285 of 32867

Why do so many love the Portapro? Imo the JVC HA-S160 sounds much better, and it is only  1/3 or 1/4 of the price. For those who don't like the HA-S160 or who want a warmer sound, there is the Sennheiser PX100II. It is just slightly more expensive than the Portapro, but sounds so much better.

post #2286 of 32867

My second pair of FX40 (1 week old) has been distorting noticeably. Would cord yanking contribute to that, or is it more just shoddy Quality Control?

post #2287 of 32867
Thread Starter 

1 Week old and it is distorting I would see about returning those. Get yourself another pair. I haven't had any distortion issues on my pair. Anyone else have this issue?

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none here and I've been blasting mine in the burn station for the past 8 hours.  

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None here either.

The only distortion I hear thru cord yanking is the popping sound as the earphones jump out of me ears, that or total silent as when the wires disconnects.

post #2290 of 32867

I'm getting distortion in the left channel at high volumes (95-100% on iPod Touch). It's on the loud side when it distorts, but I often like going that loud. I might try sending to JVC for a replacement. 

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So yeah, found these forums (and this awesome thread - thanks Dsnuts) when looking for some new iem's, and now I think the addiction is beginning to set in.

 

Love the FX40s, crazy crazy detail, wonderful balance, the highs have come down quite a bit and I'm still pretty early in the burn-in (40 hrs or so), so it will be interesting to see how much more they come down.

 

FX101's...wow, the bass. Maybe too much of it for me but still fun from time to time with the right music.

 

Now I'm looking for something with a little different signature to complement them. Specifically, something with a more mid-centric presentation that still carries some solid but not overwhelming bass. Decent treble but nothing sparkly or sibilant. I was thinking maybe the Brookstones (I can get them cheap-ish from a friend) but any recommendations would be good. Price-wise, I don't really want to break $30-$40.

 

Maybe VSONIC GR02 Bass Edition for $30+shipping. Dont let the moniker Bass Edition put you off. It's not a bass iem. I was going to get the GR06 but after reading reviews here got the GR02. A verty capable iem with properties you are describing.

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Maybe VSONIC GR02 Bass Edition for $30+shipping. Dont let the moniker Bass Edition put you off. It's not a bass iem. I was going to get the GR06 but after reading reviews here got the GR02. A verty capable iem with properties you are describing.

I too interested in GR02, where did you buy it from? please give the link, there are many listed in ebay and with different descriptions, like sliver wire, bass edition, flagship edition etc.

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Originally Posted by Rainbow Randy View Post

My second pair of FX40 (1 week old) has been distorting noticeably. Would cord yanking contribute to that, or is it more just shoddy Quality Control?

 

None for me either, and I'm hardly gentle with my cord. I have had IEMs show distortion after repeated cord yanking, probably because I damaged the cable, but not after only 1 week...

 

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Maybe VSONIC GR02 Bass Edition for $30+shipping. Dont let the moniker Bass Edition put you off. It's not a bass iem. I was going to get the GR06 but after reading reviews here got the GR02. A verty capable iem with properties you are describing.

 

Yea, I was looking at those and the GR99s as well. They both look very good for the price...decisions, decisions :)

 

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I too interested in GR02, where did you buy it from? please give the link, there are many listed in ebay and with different descriptions, like sliver wire, bass edition, flagship edition etc.

 

lendmeurears has them for $36 shipped on ebay (link). They have a US warehouse so shipping won't take very long. I'm not sure what all the different descriptions are about, but the one people are reviewing around here is the bass edition.

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I'm new here and a bit of a noob when it comes to audio. I bought the FX101's after reading this great thread and they are the 1st proper pair of IEM's I've owned (yes that much of a noob tongue.gif).

 

So far, I have burned them in for 87 hours and they sound much better than anything I've owned before but seeing as this is my first pair, I'm not sure if I like this sound signature as the vocals sound slightly recessed to me and the bass overpowers things a tad. I would prefer the vocals to be more forward and other instruments so maybe I should be looking at a neutral signature? I like various genres of music really.

 

Any recommendations regarding an IEM I should go for around £10 - £30? (around $15 - $47). What's this TRS thing regarding android phones? Do I need to buy TRRS for them to work properly? 

 

Thanks guys.


Edited by Gee Simpson - 6/16/12 at 11:50am
post #2295 of 32867
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Originally Posted by musicinmymind View Post

I too interested in GR02, where did you buy it from? please give the link, there are many listed in ebay and with different descriptions, like sliver wire, bass edition, flagship edition etc.

 

From this thread http://www.head-fi.org/t/609397/im-done-vsonic-gr02-bass-edition-vs-gr06 , I got them from bigbargainonline per Magicman recommendation. Then again I live in Asia and they shipped from Hong Kong. If you are in the US then lendmeyourears is your best option, like Valance said.

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