Alright, i'm a little confused... What's the deal with the FR201s?
I was under the impression that they were just fx101s with an in line mic. My ADDIEMs had a mic, and they behaved like normal headphones in all my ipods, and just functioned as a mic with my iphone.
Does the mic on the fr201 not work?
Gave the fx101s a listen yesterday without any amplification and that seemed to help a little with the highs clawing my ears out. Here's an example of a song that is virtually unlistenable with the 101s for me.
I can get past some of the vocals and highhats, but when the drop hits the keyboards are unbearable.
I'll give those tracks a listen. I don't normally listen to dubstep, so maybe that's why i'm not getting it. I do however have the plain two door cinema album which is a very treble-y album, and causes havoc through my fx40s but is fine with my fx101s. You're not having issues with the she3580 right?
edit: listened to both tracks. I'm not sure how good a source my thinkpad is, but I'm not having any highs issues. Found both tracks listenable, and dubstep isn't really one of my preferred genres. Not even remotely as crashy, sharp, or piercing as my FX40s.
I did notice though, that that two door cinema club cover seemed to have been poorly mastered, at least in the vocals as they were abnormally sharp. In the second track, it seems to be approaching piercing in a few of the build-ups around 3:49, but i feel like that was done on purpose.
I tried different volume levels too. These songs weren't exactly "easy listening" even with my JH5s in - a tad bit fatiguing to my ears in general. Just an observation.
If you can listen to these tracks just fine on your FX40s but not on your FX101s, then something's different about your FX101s than mine, for sure. Granted mine don't seem to have as much burn in as yours, but I wouldn't expect them to get worse with burn in.
Edited by dnullify - 6/7/12 at 9:29am