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The xb90ex are only 100$ on accessoryjack.com, but i payed 160$ from ebay :frown.gif
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What happened to the fx31?
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Originally Posted by mochill View Post

The xb90ex are only 100$ on accessoryjack.com, but i payed 160$ from ebay :frown.gif

 

 

I paid 110 on ebay with free shipping :) just wait till it is available in us stores like amazon - price is gonna be somewhere near 80$ mark ;)

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What happened to the fx31?


Ya so this is a bit surprising. I let these burn in for a good part of a week now straight. How do they sound?

 

Like a dynamic version of the FXD70. But is cheaper. Surprising. I just did an A/B against my FXD70 and what you know. You can definitely tell these FX31 was made by the same folks. The sound tuning is almost the same. The difference is these FX31s actually has more sparkle to the highs. Which is very surprising. Fans of timbre detail will love these earphones.

 

So sibilance is gone and now what I am hearing is clarity that is very similar to the FXD earphones. The highs are much tighter now after burn in. What you get is a phone with an awesome amount of detail in the upper registers less harshness and more tightness.. The sound is actually a bit more 3D over the FXD earphones. Lol. The highs especially. These are impressing me more and more I listen to them. You know what. I take back what I wrote about these. Somehow the mids and highs are more cohesive now. Much more so..What I am hearing is a nice high end detailed sound with clarity control depth imagery. All of it is there. I remember thinking the top end sparkle on these was a bit excessive but not any more. These have a very nice clean detailed sound now. And that sparkle? It is addicting..

 

Oh damn and not just the highs either. I use a test track for bass. If it has it, it will have it. Nas Lauren Hill If I rule the world. There is a low sub bass note that hits during the tune in the back ground. Lesser earphones won't pick up this bass note. These do! Impressed.! I noticed the mids have cleaned up nicely too. Still a bit U shape sound but this time around much less U with better balance. Overall definition has cleared up nicely. Now I will say these are not for bass fans I feel guys that has bass as their main like in sound should look into the FX3X, FX101. The bass end has tightened up quite a bit on these and are now at a very similar level to the FX40 a bit less now in quantity but still very high quality in the sub bass. Again more balanced sound than before burn in.  Going from the FX31 to the FX40. It is weird to think the FX40 now sounds less defined vs the FX31. Vocals are not as clear overall sound is not as tight. Imagery not as good.

 

Damn fellas. NOW I think these are worth your hard earned cash. These have a higher end sound over the FX40 and FX101 easily. These actually sound like a side grade to the FXD earphones. Which is again Crazy talk but. You read it here first.. Again. Burn in takes these to a new level. I went from wishy washy about the sound to loving it..Pick your color. Try them out..Detail with sparkle this good does not exist at this price range. Burn in again saves the day!

 

WARNING. DO NOT JUDGE THESE ON OPEN BOX SOUND!!!


Edited by Dsnuts - 10/15/12 at 11:45am
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^ L.....................................O..........................................L

 

edit: Ds are you smoking that good stuff again??? On a serious note, it makes sense that these FX31's is a upgrade to the FX40s cuz they cost more, has better built, etc...but are you sure it is almost on par with the FXD70's?  I am still burning them 70s in and you tell me this. LoL The dynamic version of the FXD70's but with bigger bass/ almost to the level of the FX40s, oh man oh man I am not tempted whatsoever, Carbon Nanotubes FTW!!! MUST................................RESIST!!! Will cop when it hits stateside hohohohohohohoho.

 

How is isolation on the FX31s, best tips, microphonics, etc on the FX31's? 


Edited by sfwalcer - 10/15/12 at 11:56am
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post


Ya so this is a bit surprising. I let these burn in for a good part of a week now straight. How do they sound?

 

Like a dynamic version of the FXD70. But is cheaper. Surprising. I just did an A/B against my FXD70 and what you know. You can definitely tell these FX31 was made by the same folks. The sound tuning is almost the same. The difference is these FX31s actually has more sparkle to the highs. Which is very surprising.

 

So sibilance is gone and now what I am hearing is clarity that is very similar to the FXD earphones. The highs are much tighter now after burn in. What you get is a phone with an awesome amount of detail in the upper registers less harshness and more tightness.. The sound is actually a bit more 3D over the FXD earphones. Lol. The highs especially. These are impressing me more and more I listen to them. You know what. I take back what I wrote about these. Somehow the mids and highs are more cohesive now. Much more so..What I am hearing is a nice high end detailed sound with clarity control depth imagery. All of it is there. I remember thinking the top end sparkle on these was a bit excessive but not any more. These have a very nice clean detailed sound now. And that sparkle? It is addicting..

 

Oh damn and not just the highs either. I use a test track for bass. If it has it, it will have it. Nas Lauren Hill If I rule the world. There is a low sub bass note that hits during the tune in the back ground. Lesser earphones won't pick up this bass note. These do! Impressed.! I noticed the mids have cleaned up nicely too. Still a bit U shape sound but this time around much less U with better balance. Overall definition has cleared up nicely. Now I will say these are not for bass fans I feel guys that has bass as their main like in sound should look into the FX3X, FX101. The bass end has tightened up quite a bit on these and are now at a very similar level to the FX40 a bit less now in quantity but still very high quality in the sub bass. Again more balanced sound than before burn in.  Going from the FX31 to the FX40. It is weird to think the FX40 now sounds less defined vs the FX31. Vocals are not as clear overall sound is not as tight. Imagery not as good.

 

Damn fellas. NOW I think these are worth your hard earned cash. These have a higher end sound over the FX40 and FX101 easily. These actually sound like a side grade to the FXD earphones. Which is again Crazy talk but. You read it here first.. Again. Burn in takes these to a new level. I went from wishy washy about the sound to loving it..Pick your color. Try them out..Detail with sparkle this good does not exist at this price range. Burn in again saves the day!

 

WARNING. DO NOT JUDGE THESE ON OPEN BOX SOUND!!!

 

wait, wait, so how do these compare to xb90ex? don't tell me they are better in clarity and detail, or I'll slit my veins and bleed myself to death in a bathtub :| kiddin, but still - very interested.

 

oh, the bass rumble (which I don't really like that much) has gone down with my xb90ex. don't get me wrong - these still dig as deep as before, or maybe even deeper, but that enormous amount of air that was moving before and made them a bit tiring for bassy tracks, has gone  (or maybe I'm used to them? ) clarity and separation has improved and highs are now even more sparkly. I'm gonna continue burning them in more (for another week at least) and post more results. 

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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post

^ L.....................................O..........................................L

 

edit: Ds are you smoking that good stuff again??? On a serious note, it makes sense that these FX31's is a upgrade to the FX40s cuz they cost more, has better built, etc...but are you sure it is almost on par with the FXD70's?  I am still burning them 70s in and you tell me this. LoL The dynamic version of the FXD70's but with bigger bass/ almost to the level of the FX40s, oh man oh man I am not tempted whatsoever, Carbon Nanotubes FTW!!! MUST................................RESIST!!! Will cop when it hits stateside hohohohohohohoho.

 

How is isolation on the FX31s, best tips, microphonics, etc on the FX31's? 

well, ppl here´s been taking dangerous amounts of carbon(nanotubes)....biggrin.gif

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Hey, Ds maybe you can give these to ericp10 for quick listen since he loves his FXD70s so much, would be nice to hear his take/ opinion on these FX31's. I don't doubt what you are hearing, but you can't deprive ericp of this little gem you just discovered if it indeed sounds like how you are describing it. biggrin.gif

 

edit: haha I know right @ zelda, we got CNT in our brains!


Edited by sfwalcer - 10/15/12 at 12:18pm
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post

^ L.....................................O..........................................L

 

edit: Ds are you smoking that good stuff again??? On a serious note, it makes sense that these FX31's is a upgrade to the FX40s cuz they cost more, has better built, etc...but are you sure it is almost on par with the FXD70's?  I am still burning them 70s in and you tell me this. LoL The dynamic version of the FXD70's but with bigger bass/ almost to the level of the FX40s, oh man oh man I am not tempted whatsoever, Carbon Nanotubes FTW!!! MUST................................RESIST!!! Will cop when it hits stateside hohohohohohohoho.

 

How is isolation on the FX31s, best tips, microphonics, etc on the FX31's? 

 

Here is the crazy news for you. These do not have carbon nanotubes. These use the standard Neodymium drivers. But the tuning is nothing like a sub $50 earphone. Sound nozzle is the same size that is on the FX101 and FX40. Same build too. Isolation is actually better than both the FX40 and the FX101. Very little  microphonics. I think the air chamber out back is adding to the sound tuning and isolation for these. These don't sound closed in at all. That out of head timbre detail is all over the place. A very fun earphone to listen to.. These actually have a bit less bass than the FX40s. At first I thought they had a bit more. But the bass end is very nice on these. Sub bass is stronger than the mid bass. Vocal clarity is very nice on these. Instrument separation is close to the FXD earphones..I feel these have a different tuning over the FXD earphones to warrant a purchase just to say you own one. The similarities are in the detail. Very nice detail to this sound. Timbre detail is crazy.. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by nihontoman View Post

 

wait, wait, so how do these compare to xb90ex? don't tell me they are better in clarity and detail, or I'll slit my veins and bleed myself to death in a bathtub :| kiddin, but still - very interested.

 

oh, the bass rumble (which I don't really like that much) has gone down with my xb90ex. don't get me wrong - these still dig as deep as before, or maybe even deeper, but that enormous amount of air that was moving before and made them a bit tiring for bassy tracks, has gone  (or maybe I'm used to them? ) clarity and separation has improved and highs are now even more sparkly. I'm gonna continue burning them in more (for another week at least) and post more results. 

 

You are good with your XB90s..These FX31 is a completely different flavor..There is currently no earphone I can think of that matches the sub bass on the XB90 but What these do have is timbre detail that is somewhat lacking on the XB90. For you these will be lacking on the sub bass. These don't match the massive stage that is on the XB90s either but they are fun in a different way. People that love timbre detail in vocals and instruments need to check these out. I mentioned it before. If bass is your thing. There are others that will fit the bill better. Bass heads will think these will not have enough bass. But guys that want detail and a complete sound will love these. Sub bass is surprisingly very solid on these.


Edited by Dsnuts - 10/15/12 at 12:28pm
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

 

 

 

 

 

You are good with your XB90s..These FX31 is a completely different flavor..There is currently no earphone I can think of that matches the sub bass on the XB90 but What these do have is timbre detail that is somewhat lacking on the XB90. For you these will be lacking on the sub bass. These don't match the massive stage that is on the XB90s either but they are fun in a different way. People that love timbre detail in vocals and instruments need to check these out. I mentioned it before. If bass is your thing. There are others that will fit the bill better. Bass heads will think these will not have enough bass. But guys that want detail and a complete sound will love these. Sub bass is surprisingly very solid on these.

 

basically, those fx31 ARE for me :| well, here goes nothing... LOL

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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Here is the crazy news for you. These do not have carbon nanotubes. These use the standard Neodymium drivers.

  Neodymium is the material of the magnet not the diaphragm, the carbon-nano-tube based drivers also use a Neodymium magnet. A standard dynamic driver's diaphargm is made of polymer, in other words, plastic. 


Edited by Inks - 10/15/12 at 12:29pm
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Thread Starter 

These have no Carbon Nanotubes but they sound like they do. Tuning is what it is I suppose.

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Yeah already knew these had no CNT in them, that's why I am able to resist the temptation, if JVC had just put a CNT sticker on these BUY BUY BUY. LoL But I am good for now, cuz already got my FXD70/ S400s/ S500, etc. Oh hey Ds how do these FX31 compare to the S400s, cuz it seems to have a lot of similarities from you description of their sound. 

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@Rickdohc:  RESIST!!  RESIST!  YOU CAN DO IT!  RESIST THE TEMPTATION!
 

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@Rickdohc:  RESIST!!  RESIST!  YOU CAN DO IT!  RESIST THE TEMPTATION!
 


RESISTANCE IS FUTILE!!! Just give in to the darkside rick one more time, one last time.................. hohohoho.

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