Well all I know is that for those of us who took the time to stick with the JVC FXD80 (and FXD70) and get at least 200 burn-in hours on them those, we are in a very elite and small club. What do I mean by this? Well, I just think many head-fi audiophile regulars are too elitest or stuck up to even try to believe these JVCs offer the refinement, clarity, detail and transparency in a dynamic IEM for the relative low price on these models. Many think that if it doesn't cost $300 or more it can't be in the same league. As some of you know, I have heard my share of $300 + top tier IEMs, and I'm stating that there is no doubt in my mind that the FXD80 - 70 competes with many of those (and so does the S500 headphone).
It doesn't make me feel good to say this thinking of all the money I've spent, but let's say in the last month and a half the D80 or D70 stay in my ears (or the S500), and I still own my share of top tiers and custom IEMs. JVC deserves a major award for what they've given the consumer in sound for the price. But Dsnuts is right, you have to invest in some burn in time to have the fruit of these IEMs and headphones revealed its full goodness.
since i bought my S500 and FXD80 i dont feel i need nothing more, at least for a while. At these moment i am buying my Firewhatever Dac and a bunch of CD`s and DVd's to enjoy them. i am only waiting for my FXD70 and i am done for a while. maybe in the future i will buy one of those Vsonics Gr's, but i dont feel i am needing it at these moment.
Its a shame a wasted so much money on all those iems and headphones, but at least i got a reference between how cheap and overhyped things sound and how "down to earth, just pure music at the right price" sound.
funny or sad thing is that whith those $400 bucks i spent on those Beats Pro's i could have buyed all these JVc nanocarbon tubes phones+FirewatheverDAc ...... you live, you learn
Funny how other manufactures are going down the "Beats Route".. selling heaphones that are more about how they look than how they sound, consumers are paying 70% of price markup for more plastic or aliminium but not 70% of better sound. at least JVC is not spending money on useless propaganda with these products.
so whats better for us consumers? the old FX line? where those headphones soundend awfull and where more about the look and the propaganda or spending the money making better products? Glad they choosed to make better products.
Edited by rickdohc - 10/1/12 at 7:25am