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post #2746 of 26092

So it's been about 2 weeks since I bought the FX101s. The sibilance has improved considerably, and isn't even a problem anymore. The bass extension remains deep, but doesn't sound as muddy anymore. The mids are still a bit recessed, but I prefer the V-shaped sound anyways, so it's not a big deal for me. The only thing is that I wish these had a better cable. My old buds were Meelecs, so I was spoiled by the quality of their cable. How hard would it be to recable these?

post #2747 of 26092

my pair has arrived here on my country now. should be with me by wednesday next week latest :)

post #2748 of 26092

Did it come with a mic?

 

How these IEMs score compared to best bang of the buck IEMs talked about in this thread (HAFX101, HAFX40, etc.) or more expensive ones (FXD60, 70, 80, CK500, VSonic GR02)?

 

By the way, which one of these are the most suitable for working out, running? Will they manage sweat and microphonics well?

 

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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

Just got these in today.  Way more comfortable than the EX1000's but definitely not the same sound sig.  These are bassy but not like the CKS77's.  The bass on these are deep but doesn't have the impact like the S77's do.  Probably need lots of burn to get the ideal sound.  So far the stage is huge and orchestra music sounds really good.  Threw some dub on and I don't get the same impact as I did with the S77's.  Pretty though.  

 

 

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Edited by Const4nt1n3 - 7/28/12 at 6:06am
post #2749 of 26092
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Originally Posted by Const4nt1n3 View Post

Did it come with a mic?

 

How these IEMs score compared to best bang of the buck IEMs talked about in this thread (HAFX101, HAFX40, etc.) or more expensive ones (FXD60, 70, 80, CK500, VSonic GR02)?

 

By the way, which one of these are the most suitable for working out, running? Will they manage sweat and microphonics well?

 

It doesn't come with mic but it's quite comfortable and light.  The housing is quite big but I haven't had any issues with comfort or having them fall out.  Only problem with using them running is that you can't wear these over-ear.  The large strain reliefs do not allow for this to happen.  The flat cord works well against microphonics and tangling.  

 

Best way to compare the Sony's to the ones you listed is that the Sony's have bass that reaches lower but cleaner than the FX101 and FX40, but competes well in other frequencies with the FXD70, 80.  

post #2750 of 26092
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

It doesn't come with mic but it's quite comfortable and light.  The housing is quite big but I haven't had any issues with comfort or having them fall out.  Only problem with using them running is that you can't wear these over-ear.  The large strain reliefs do not allow for this to happen.  The flat cord works well against microphonics and tangling.  

 

Best way to compare the Sony's to the ones you listed is that the Sony's have bass that reaches lower but cleaner than the FX101 and FX40, but competes well in other frequencies with the FXD70, 80.  

 

Sounds sweet by that description.

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Originally Posted by Jqool View Post

Hey Dsnuts, I've been following this threat for a few months already. Thanks to your chipos discoveries, I now own the 201s =101s but now I'm tented to get me the FX40s. But I'm looking for a more balanced (clarity, decent soundstage but with some rumble bass) sound as well. Which would be a closer upgrade to what I'm looking for, between the FXD70s or the CKM500? especially now, that my budget is just good enough to get any of these two bad boys.

 

 

 

Both of them are comparable but the CKM500 does win out in sound stage and more depth to the sounds. The isolation is not that good on the CKM500 but makes up for it will a very nice full sound. These are more of the clear upgrade to the FX101 type dynamic sound  and the FXD70 the upgrade to the FX40..I think either way you will do fine. Both punch way above their price in sound quality. Look on the sale forums here I think I saw a few guys selling their CKM500 for cheap. The CKM500 are one of those iems that everyone should have in their collection just to have..One of my all time favorites. The new JVCs are creeping up there for me too though. haha. Love this hobby.

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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

It doesn't come with mic but it's quite comfortable and light.  The housing is quite big but I haven't had any issues with comfort or having them fall out.  Only problem with using them running is that you can't wear these over-ear.  The large strain reliefs do not allow for this to happen.  The flat cord works well against microphonics and tangling.  

 

Best way to compare the Sony's to the ones you listed is that the Sony's have bass that reaches lower but cleaner than the FX101 and FX40, but competes well in other frequencies with the FXD70, 80.  

 

There for I am excited to get them.


Edited by Dsnuts - 7/28/12 at 2:24pm
post #2752 of 26092
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

It doesn't come with mic but it's quite comfortable and light.  The housing is quite big but I haven't had any issues with comfort or having them fall out.  Only problem with using them running is that you can't wear these over-ear.  The large strain reliefs do not allow for this to happen.  The flat cord works well against microphonics and tangling.  

 

Best way to compare the Sony's to the ones you listed is that the Sony's have bass that reaches lower but cleaner than the FX101 and FX40, but competes well in other frequencies with the FXD70, 80.  

 

Now the hardest question. Does Sony justify its price over "usual suspects" mentioned here? :)

post #2753 of 26092
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Originally Posted by Const4nt1n3 View Post

 

Now the hardest question. Does Sony justify its price over "usual suspects" mentioned here? :)

They do cost more than the FXD80's but for me the price is justifiable for the soundstage and bass depth alone.  I love bass and soundstage in iem's and headphones but not when it's not done well and fatiguing.  I do not get that with the Sony's.  These sound like full size open headphones and are better than the XB1000's at about half the price.  I also prefer these over the EX1000's which was amazing but the fit and the piercing treble was a deal breaker.

post #2754 of 26092

I'm just excited for Dsnuts and others to get these at some point and hear your impressions.  I would be shocked if people don't like these at all.  

post #2755 of 26092
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

They do cost more than the FXD80's but for me the price is justifiable for the soundstage and bass depth alone.  I love bass and soundstage in iem's and headphones but not when it's not done well and fatiguing.  I do not get that with the Sony's.  These sound like full size open headphones and are better than the XB1000's at about half the price.  I also prefer these over the EX1000's which was amazing but the fit and the piercing treble was a deal breaker.

 

Oh, man, that sounds so tempting. At the beginning I was looking for decent IEMs I can work out with and I found several threads about these "amazing" 15 USD IEMs. I was about to get one pair of them, but then I saw your comments about Sony. If it wouldn't be high price tag..can't think of something happening to them during work out sessions. ==

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Originally Posted by Const4nt1n3 View Post

 

Oh, man, that sounds so tempting. At the beginning I was looking for decent IEMs I can work out with and I found several threads about these "amazing" 15 USD IEMs. I was about to get one pair of them, but then I saw your comments about Sony. If it wouldn't be high price tag..can't think of something happening to them during work out sessions. ==

With the right fit, I can't imagine them falling out while running but not being able to put them over-ear would be a drawback I think.  They are plenty light so it could work.  I also ordered the younger siblings in the series, the XB30 and XB60 because I love the XB90's so much.  Those have smaller 13.5mm drivers but I believe you still can't put them over-ear because of the same form factor but I'll report back.  Still, they are not very cheap so maybe something like the JVC FX40 for working out and XB90 for everything else might make sense.

post #2757 of 26092

...Must Resist...

post #2758 of 26092
Thread Starter 

700    Resistance is futile.

 

This pic man.

700

 

See now this is how Sony gotta display them. Sold!


Edited by Dsnuts - 7/28/12 at 2:33pm
post #2759 of 26092

Does it kick the CKM-500'S butt? atsmile.gif

post #2760 of 26092
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Does it kick the CKM-500'S butt? atsmile.gif

It does not, but it's a whole different sound which I enjoy just as much, actually more at the moment since it's getting more head time.  

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