Originally Posted by jant71
Yep, like the FX800, the FX1200 is not on the Japan site as of now. Better maybe but I wouldn't get it if you have an 850. Just get a good cable of your choosing. The 850 is about $300 now plus the cost of a cable(that you can have built custom to your needs) and pocket the rest. $600 is pricey and they mention making affordable choices in the description??? Not sure the cable is that good or just a good choice for profit. I don't see the cable using the better solder, just the little bit in the earphones, which minimizes improvement if the cable before it(which has more solder points) doesn't use it as well.
What is high grade sense wood taste? Actual better wood or just a "sense" of it meaning looks nicer but does not help the sound?
A nice quad braided cable with smaller stems, a RA plug, choice of length, and sheathing, that uses better solder and sounds better can probably had for what you are essential paying for that cable and that cable is probably worth as much as a FiiO cable. Unless there are other real differences I'd love to see this compared to an FX850 with a FiiO SE cable on it.
Nice find though!
Perhaps the FX1200 will use a more refined driver, who knows? What you said assumes that the FX1200 will use the exact same driver as the FX850, which obviously will not be the case if you look at the FX650/750/850. They all have different drivers, with each model increment having a better, more refined driver. The cable does not make all of the difference.
That said, what I posted is incomplete information, so do not judge it too quickly. Wait until it is officially announced. Also, the pricing is not confirmed, the $600 is just a total guesstimate by the headphone store. But since this will be JVC's reference flagship woodie, it would make sense for it to be more expensive than the FX850, wouldn't it?
Can't wait for more info about the FX1200!