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post #3076 of 32862
^^^lol...i also need an explaination tongue.gif
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Driver flex, I just found out, is when you have *too* airtight a seal between the IEM and your ear canal, so that shifting the IEM or your jaw changes the sealed volume of the ear canal, creating a pressure imbalance between the sealed volume and the outside, pressing the driver off its neutral position.  Symptoms I hear include the driver making a crinkling sound and, if the pressure difference remains continuous, everything sounding like it's underwater.

 

In other news, I can't be sure how much of the difference I'm hearing can be attributed to sealing the sound hole and how much to changing up from small to medium tips. redface.gif

post #3078 of 32862
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post

Couldn't have said it better myself, Bravo!!! Was listening to my FX40s last night and it's still freaking me out on how amazing they sound, it out classes the FX101 for sure, but the FX101s are for bass lover, so I can dig. 

 

@ Joe Bloggs or anyone with insight, can you explain to me what "driver flex" is and what it entails? Came across this term a couple of times and looked it up but the explanations were kinda unclear/ too technical, etc.  Can you put it in laymen terms? Thanks in advance. 


You can hear it when you insert one of the earphones into your earcanal, its a "click" sound.  think about a thin tin flexing.

post #3079 of 32862
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post

Driver flex, I just found out, is when you have *too* airtight a seal between the IEM and your ear canal, so that shifting the IEM or your jaw changes the sealed volume of the ear canal, creating a pressure imbalance between the sealed volume and the outside, pressing the driver off its neutral position.  Symptoms I hear include the driver making a crinkling sound and, if the pressure difference remains continuous, everything sounding like it's underwater.

 

In other news, I can't be sure how much of the difference I'm hearing can be attributed to sealing the sound hole and how much to changing up from small to medium tips. redface.gif

 

 

yeap.. my monoprices 8320 with the tape mod has monstruos driver flex.

post #3080 of 32862
Wanna try the live sound from sony cuz the frequency response looks so amazing and guessing that it will sound just as good smily_headphones1.gif....its now avalible at the local sony shop.
post #3081 of 32862

FWIW, the cable isn't the problem on the FX40s, yes it's thin, but with care it should be ok. It's the lack of strain reliefs that hurts. One wrong pull and you'll end up with a short in them like I did.

post #3082 of 32862

Thanks you'll for that lesson on "driver flex", getting schooled by head-fi one term at a time. ksc75smile.gif

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Thanks you'll for that lesson on "driver flex", getting schooled by head-fi one term at a time. ksc75smile.gif

 

Yup !   ...it's like you went swimming and got water in your ear canals, when you tilt your head and there a kinda poping sound in your head.

 

Actually almost all IEMs will have a certain amount of driver flex if they have a good seal and you push them in deep and hard enough.

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Yup !   ...it's like you went swimming and got water in your ear canals, when you tilt your head and there a kinda poping sound in your head.

 

Actually almost all IEMs will have a certain amount of driver flex if they have a good seal and you push them in deep and hard enough.


Wait LoL, I though having/ experiencing driver flex was a "bad" thing and should be avoided no? But from what you are saying that "popping" sound as I insert my IEMs means I got a really good seal, hence would get the best isolation/ sound no? So isn't driver flex a good thing then??? Does having a too air tight of a seal really affect the drivers of the IEM, seems kinda strange cuz when there is a popping sound after I insert my IEMs it's indicative of the best seal/ sound for me hmmm.......MIND BLOWN.   LoL  confused_face%281%29.gif

 

I guess the less I know the better ha, ignorance is really bliss heeeee.

post #3085 of 32862
Can You Feel It ...Micheal Jackson

Never, ever in my life cared about this song and suddenly, playlist on random , a chorus shouts "Can You Feel It". I am like, WHAT DIS IS? Oohh its Micheal but?.... "Lord Jesus que estas en los cielos", bands start playing loud,trumpets screeming, kickdrum hitting hard ,me jumping out of my bed , WHAT??? ... 3 minutes later.... I have just heard the most wonderful armonius song ever in my life (no it isnt, its that i never heard this song like it should be).


.......FX40...... How in the world they sale them for 18.00... I have no idea, first thimg tomorrow is buying a second pair, in blue

Back to bed....

!dammm i am gonna hear that song again, dude its late time to sleep, no its only 4mintues long just hit play, ok but only one more time, man cant you feel it? Yeayea whatever play the dam only once ......)
Edited by rickdohc - 8/23/12 at 10:03pm
post #3086 of 32862

LoL, this guy. Makes me wanna bow down to your enjoyment of these 40s, my love for these 40s are NOT WORTHY compared to yours!!!  tongue_smile.gif

 

I know exactly how you feel, it's truly freaky how great they sound............


Edited by sfwalcer - 8/23/12 at 10:06pm
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LoL, this guy. Makes me wanna bow down to your enjoyment of these 40s, my love for these 40s are NOT WORTHY compared to yours!!!  tongue_smile.gif

Just play the dam song and report back Can you feel it??? biggrin.gif
post #3088 of 32862
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post


Wait LoL, I though having/ experiencing driver flex was a "bad" thing and should be avoided no? But from what you are saying that "popping" sound as I insert my IEMs means I got a really good seal, hence would get the best isolation/ sound no? So isn't driver flex a good thing then??? Does having a too air tight of a seal really affect the drivers of the IEM, seems kinda strange cuz when there is a popping sound after I insert my IEMs it's indicative of the best seal/ sound for me hmmm.......MIND BLOWN.   LoL  confused_face%281%29.gif

I guess the less I know the better ha, ignorance is really bliss heeeee.

I don't think so, with unmodded SHE3580 for example I've never had driver flex, in fact I don't see how they can possibly have driver flex since they have this vent between the driver and sound tube that vents any pressure buildup in the ear canal. It's only when I sealed this tube hoping to increase bass fidelity and isolation that I managed to induce driver flex.
post #3089 of 32862

Got my FX101s today, they sound pretty good out of the box, not quite sure if they sound as good as my E10s but perhaps I should burn them in? How long should I do this for?

 

Also, I keep hearing this clicking/popping sound when I insert them into my ears. Is this a good/bad thing? I'm not quite sure how far in I should inset them to get a good seal.

post #3090 of 32862

48 hours should be enough for them.  Enjoy your music!

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