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post #3706 of 26099
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Originally Posted by Omnom View Post

Its not that I've bought them (can't afford them), but I'm saving up for 1 IEM, and all these little Gems keep popping up, and it keeps throwing me off my initial path!

Haha

I'm planning on getting either a
XB90EX - So many have raved about the bass, and I really want to hear them! But the pricing is to high for me at the moment!

FXD80 - Supposedly the other end of the sound spectrum, although it is cheaper, I still can't afford these prices!

FX40 -  I just wanna straight up hear these!

R1's - They really just intrigue me!


I'm waiting on Dsnuts report, but I don't think I will be going for those FX31's, Sounds like they may be the neutral sounding IEMs, in between the 101s and 40s

 

DAMN! Money is this Worlds Problem!

Thank you for your reply.

 

How much do you have available to spend?

post #3707 of 26099
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Originally Posted by Alberto01 View Post

Thank you for your reply.

 

How much do you have available to spend?

No problem at all!

Yea as of now I'm not to certain, there are other life expenses needed to be put first and then perhaps I can splurge on some IEM's.

But I reckon right now I may have around $40 to spend. Haha, I'm on my way to getting those XB90EX's... LOL

 

 


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Originally Posted by nihontoman View Post

 

 

Now that I got my xb90ex, I'd say that if you want big clean bass without mid-bass hump (and this helps mid-range detailing soooo much) then go for xb90ex. these are very wide sounding, detailed and at the same time bassy earphones. though the main thing that shines about these is the midrange, that considering how much bass these output is beautiful. listening to some art blakey and the jazz messengers - reflections in blue, or ballad Medley is just soundgasmic :D strings and wind instruments are really good on these, as well as vocals. these are really good. 

 

funny thing is, I don't really like listening to hip-hop on these, cause the recording quality is generally bad (well, not counting in tech n9ne, nujabes and some others) and these just point out anything bad with the recordings :D

 

but I'm also really interested in JVC fxd80's, as they supposedly have better clarity and transparency, while still having decent amounts of bass.

 

p.s. for he owners of the XB90EX - I'm considering some comfly foam tips but I'd rather not get them if they degrade sound quality. comfort is good and all, but not when the sound is the trade off. have you tried complys or any other foam tips? which ones fit the sony?

 

 

Thanks for that, rest assured I will be getting these, I  just can't afford them, Haha.

post #3708 of 26099
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Originally Posted by nihontoman View Post

 

 

 

 

funny thing is, I don't really like listening to hip-hop on these, cause the recording quality is generally bad (well, not counting in tech n9ne, Nujabes and some others) and these just point out anything bad with the recordings :D

 

Respect. Love his music.

post #3709 of 26099
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Originally Posted by Omnom View Post

Its not that I've bought them (can't afford them), but I'm saving up for 1 IEM, and all these little Gems keep popping up, and it keeps throwing me off my initial path!
Haha
I'm planning on getting either a

XB90EX - So many have raved about the bass, and I really want to hear them! But the pricing is to high for me at the moment!
FXD80 - Supposedly the other end of the sound spectrum, although it is cheaper, I still can't afford these prices!
FX40 -  I just wanna straight up hear these!
R1's - They really just intrigue me!


I'm waiting on Dsnuts report, but I don't think I will be going for those FX31's, Sounds like they may be the neutral sounding IEMs, in between the 101s and 40s

DAMN! Money is this Worlds Problem!

I bought some FX40s over the summer, I was on vaca and accidentally left my marshmallows at home (which I think sound awesome). In Alaska everything pretty much is 1.5X more expensive than the lower 48, and I already knew that I could get them for ~$17 if I wanted to wait 4 weeks; I didn't redface.gif Managed to find them at a store finally and grabbed them for $30 lol

Best.

Purchase.

EVAR!!!

Well, and this used Galaxy S "Fascinate" for $75 a week before I left! The two combined = pure awesomeness! Voodoo Sound kernel code really makes that WM8994 shine, and those FX40s amazed me more than the Marshmallows had lol biggrin.gif I had previously been a Shure believer (as my avatar may indicate) and I gave them up for those Marshmallows, but I don't ever foresee them coming out of their case now! The lows are great for the electronic-created music I listen to (Trance, Industrial, that sorta stuff), but the mids and highs aren't washed out. Actually, pre-break in the highs were a bit too harsh, which I worried about, but no longer are an issue. These are also the first earphoness I've had that I've felt zero desire to adjust the EQ with blink.gif

Sucky thing is that their cable really is crappy (does anyone offer a quality-done custom recable service?) :\ The shape is a bit awkward, but I've gotten used to it and it is overlookable given what they offer. Lastly, but totally unimportant IMO, the black paint on mine I notice is coming off on part of it and revealing the silver base color heh

If they were $10 again, I'd buy two more pairs just to have backups!smily_headphones1.gifsmily_headphones1.gif
post #3710 of 26099
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Originally Posted by Alberto01 View Post


Which IEMs have you bought so far?

 

The majority of IEMs I've bought and heard should be in my signature at the bottom, Alberto01. If you mean Brainwavz, just the M4 and I'm waiting for the R1.

post #3711 of 26099
Just ordered the fx31 and now a dd iem from brainwav for 35$ redface.gif.......gotta get em
post #3712 of 26099
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Originally Posted by mochill View Post

Just ordered the fx31 and now a dd iem from brainwav for 35$ redface.gif.......gotta get em

 

Mannz !   ...you're building an IEM museum ? eek.gif

 

You should buy yourself a camera first !

post #3713 of 26099
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

 

 Go get yourself a pair. I will write more about them once I feel burn in has taken place. I am around 60 hours and the sound has gotten better in every single way as expected.  I want to hit 100 hours or so before writing more about them but if you can snap a pair for cheap. Go for it. These are starting to separate from the FX40 level. In other words these are not only sounding much better from initial impression. They are starting to shine.. Lets just say what I wanted to happen from this sound is starting to happen. I am willing these things to take shape. Well with the help of aggressive burn in. Lol. See what you think Ghost.

 

Roger, Wilco !     ...I'm right on it ! biggrin.gif

post #3714 of 26099

ok. i know Tyll has a thread for these, but i am tempted to try these Zoro`s

Downside and keeping me from buying them, is that they are Beats Clones.

 

 

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13645_3-57476696-47/noontec-zoro-a-new-high-for-$100-headphones/
 

post #3715 of 26099
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Originally Posted by Ghostfit View Post

 

Mannz !   ...you're building an IEM museum ? eek.gif

 

You should buy yourself a camera first !


agree here.. dude, buy a camera!

post #3716 of 26099
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Originally Posted by rickdohc View Post

ok. i know Tyll has a thread for these, but i am tempted to try these Zoro`s

Downside and keeping me from buying them, is that they are Beats Clones.

 

 

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13645_3-57476696-47/noontec-zoro-a-new-high-for-$100-headphones/
 


I've listened to them before, they compete well with the S500s to me although a totally different sound signature. As portables they're much more comfortable than the JVCs too.

 

And they only cost $58 bucks here in Malaysia tongue_smile.gif

 

Didn't get them for the same reason. But I might cave anytime though.

post #3717 of 26099
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Originally Posted by cyloh View Post


I've listened to them before, they compete well with the S500s to me although a totally different sound signature. As portables they're much more comfortable than the JVCs too.

 

And they only cost $58 bucks here in Malaysia tongue_smile.gif

 

Didn't get them for the same reason. But I might cave anytime though.

 

 

can you describe it?  fun? analitical? ..etc?

i got a nephew (sp) that wants some Beats and i am trying to talk him into these Zoro`s


Edited by rickdohc - 10/11/12 at 8:15am
post #3718 of 26099
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Originally Posted by rickdohc View Post

 

 

can you describe it?  fun? analitical? ..etc?

i got a nephew (sp) that wants some Beats and i am trying to talk him into these Zoro`s


Fun? Yeah I think they are with a larger than life sound. Definitely a wow factor going on with their sound.

 

They're quite balanced though with both ends extending quite well. No sibilance and awesome bass.

 

Their mids were bordering on shouty/overly energetic for me, but I might have set them on my noggin wrongly.

 

This is my impression testing them for about 15 minutes.

post #3719 of 26099
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Originally Posted by cyloh View Post


Fun? Yeah I think they are with a larger than life sound. Definitely a wow factor going on with their sound.

 

They're quite balanced though with both ends extending quite well. No sibilance and awesome bass.

 

Their mids were bordering on shouty/overly energetic for me, but I might have set them on my noggin wrongly.

 

This is my impression testing them for about 15 minutes.

 

 


Thanks, i will check them if there is still the "bonus code",  i am not feeling the $100.00 price.

post #3720 of 26099
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

The XB30EX and XB60EX has a tendency for more sibilance than the XB90EX.  I am extremely sensitive to sibilance and the XB90EX hasn't bothered me so far but I noticed it with the 30 and 60's.  Mind you, the 90's has a lot more burn in.  

The best part of these sonys is the smoothness, I cant get the highs harsh if i tried. Volume goes way up and you can realy feal that bass up close.

 

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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

There is more of a chance for sibilance on the X3X than the XB90. There is no chance for sibilance on the XB90. The X3X need a long burn in for the highs to mellow. The XB90 need a long burn in for the highs to show.. If you want something in that price range I believe there is a used pair of XB60EX floating around the sale forums. I would check there. Here you go. http://www.head-fi.org/t/629348/sony-xb60ex#post_8731941

I have the x3x on the way and hopefully will tickle my fancy over the xb60, but I would love to try the Adagio III as well. If It wasnt for all these phones I would probably keep the xb60s, they sound great and I dont think I would fair too well with the bigger housing of the xb90s. These sound close enough. Cant keep them all.

Hope to hear more details about the Adagio!

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