What songs are you listening to when you hear the piercing highs? I'd like to give it a shot just so i'm not missing something here.
The 40s are sharp, but my ears are sensitive.
Same thoughts here. I've got my FX101s on right now, and they do have what some would characterize as crisp highs, they don't have piercing highs.
For the sake of comparison, I ordered the Black ones (cheapest). I'm considering stopping at sears on the way home to pick up a pair of FR201s on the way home.
Hey dsnuts, do you own any of the cheaper v-sonics, meelecs, vsonics, or the likes?
If I listen to electronic music, the cymbals can make me go ape at times, on vocal music, the "sss" also make me do this. My playlist is on random so I can't tell you exactly which tunes it was. I also own the Vsonic GR99 and I don't notice this on those at all. I really dig the sound of those also.