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question about XB90EX does amping it add anything good to the sound? My gear is Sansa Clip+ and fiio e6...

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Originally Posted by Ghostfit View Post

 

Was browsing around at the local Daiso (Japanese budget shop) which sells EVERYTHING for S$2 (about US$1.50)    ...saw some IEMs and thought - what the heck, I needed some references to what "really bad" sounds like

 

...surprisingly !   ...they have big wide stage with bass ! biggrin.gif

 

 

what are you guys talking about?  the new earbuds or something cheap with wide soundstage and bass?

post #3438 of 25522
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Originally Posted by Ghostfit View Post

 

Was browsing around at the local Daiso (Japanese budget shop) which sells EVERYTHING for S$2 (about US$1.50)    ...saw some IEMs and thought - what the heck, I needed some references to what "really bad" sounds like

 

...surprisingly !   ...they have big wide stage with bass ! biggrin.gif


man, post some photos of it with the packaging. ive seen these sort of buds/iems in those asian $2 stores.

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Originally Posted by nihontoman View Post

question about XB90EX does amping it add anything good to the sound? My gear is Sansa Clip+ and fiio e6...


My pair is on loan and I will get them back real soon. I got a new Fire Phoenix DAC/AMP which has some serious power behind their sound capabilities and I am eager to test out the XB90EX on them. My thought would be yes. The driver is so huge it would make sense these would sound even greater with more power behind them. I will post some results when I get them back soon.

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I received the XB90's the other day. Nice bass but really rather dull, need a brighter sound. I'll try them with some more treble when I can but I prefer not to EQ as I use a few sources.

Think I'll have to get ASG-1's.
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My pair is on loan and I will get them back real soon. I got a new Fire Phoenix DAC/AMP which has some serious power behind their sound capabilities and I am eager to test out the XB90EX on them. My thought would be yes. The driver is so huge it would make sense these would sound even greater with more power behind them. I will post some results when I get them back soon.

 

hmm, thanks. I think so too. they should make them a little bit more energetic, even my lowly e6 :D

 

 

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I received the XB90's the other day. Nice bass but really rather dull, need a brighter sound. I'll try them with some more treble when I can but I prefer not to EQ as I use a few sources.
Think I'll have to get ASG-1's.

 

so there is not enough of high frequency for your taste? it was mentioned, that after a burn in, highs become more articulate, so maybe it will do the trick for you too...

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so there is not enough of high frequency for your taste? it was mentioned, that after a burn in, highs become more articulate, so maybe it will do the trick for you too...

Wouldn't say "for my taste" at all, they are just lacking there compared to anything else I own, other than the MEElectronics M6 (most lifeless IEM's imaginable). I did some direct head to heads with TF10's and FXD80's. It's almost like a veil has been placed over things, or the treble has been turned down a few notches. A very definite difference.
Really disappointing actually.

I've 'burned in' three pairs of IEM's in the past week, colour me unconvinced that this does anything. It's psychological. But I may burn them in AKA get used to them that way because I do love the bass.
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Wouldn't say "for my taste" at all, they are just lacking there compared to anything else I own, other than the MEElectronics M6 (most lifeless IEM's imaginable). I did some direct head to heads with TF10's and FXD80's. It's almost like a veil has been placed over things, or the treble has been turned down a few notches. A very definite difference.
Really disappointing actually.
I've 'burned in' three pairs of IEM's in the past week, colour me unconvinced that this does anything. It's psychological. But I may burn them in AKA get used to them that way because I do love the bass.

 

 

ok. so my impressions of Meelec m6 is that it pierces my ear drums with it's scratchy and sibilant highs.it was lifeless for me too, but because of its really recessed mids and distorted bass. is it the same for you too? if not, then great LOL.

 

also, what kind of source are those iems hooked up to? that also may play some role in the way these perform, but I'm sure you already know that without me saying...

 

as for burn in - they work for me at least. apart from just getting used to the sound, the drivers become more lively for the lack of a better term. 

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You should grab me one or two :)

 

Sure, but I wouldn't want to spoil your ears and stain your impression of IEMs biggrin.gif

 

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what are you guys talking about?  the new earbuds or something cheap with wide soundstage and bass?

 

Nothing of major concern, just a cheap jab at the new Apple's Ibuds and iems in general that have big wide stage with bass  ....and NOTHING else.

 

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man, post some photos of it with the packaging. ive seen these sort of buds/iems in those asian $2 stores.

 

Will do that for fun tonight !   ...I offered them to my dog and she wouldn't go anywhere near them (she did help herself to my FX101 and GR99 when I carelessly left them within reach angry_face.gif)

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Originally Posted by nihontoman View Post

 

 

ok. so my impressions of Meelec m6 is that it pierces my ear drums with it's scratchy and sibilant highs.it was lifeless for me too, but because of its really recessed mids and distorted bass. is it the same for you too? if not, then great LOL.

 

also, what kind of source are those iems hooked up to? that also may play some role in the way these perform, but I'm sure you already know that without me saying...

 

as for burn in - they work for me at least. apart from just getting used to the sound, the drivers become more lively for the lack of a better term. 

I found the M6 sibilant also.  I don't find the XB90EX sibilant at all but it still retains good mids and highs considering how much bass these produce.  Amping does help these move more air but still sound fine w/o it.  

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Nothing of major concern, just a cheap jab at the new Apple's Ibuds and iems in general that have big wide stage with bass  ....and NOTHING else.

 

 

Will do that for fun tonight !   ...I offered them to my dog and she wouldn't go anywhere near them (she did help herself to my FX101 and GR99 when I carelessly left them within reach angry_face.gif)

Call me a hater or whatever but apple has never ever put any Grade-A audio gear in their iproducts, it's always middle of the road average stuff for premium prices. So if these new earbuds really punches higher than their $30 price tag call me truly shocked.  That thing don't even look like it's worth more than $10 max.

 

LoL Ghost, your dog has great taste or maybe just survival instincts kicking in ha, them cheapo diaso IEM probably has that delicious lead or what not from China. i jokes i jokes......


Edited by sfwalcer - 9/25/12 at 9:48pm
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Hi guys, total noob here. I've been lurking for the past few days and read about 40 or so pages of this thread. Initially I was into the fx1x's, 101's and then the fx3x's. Also back and forth on some of the pana's and sony's but really leaning towards the JVC's now.  Apologies in advance if this thread is an inappropriate place to ask this or if I should have started a new separate one, it's just most experienced jvc users seem to all gather around this thread.

 

Just a quick question about QC, generally how is it with their buds? Also, one of you mentioned something about factory defects or rejects being available through some sources. I would like to know if it's possible to identify one of these being sold as brand new. Any indications with the packaging or product itself, like a mark or stamp?  Retail here is about 51usd for a pair, I found a store  selling for 10usd less but being in Hong Kong it's not unusual for shops to sell defective goods as new without informing the costumer or even returned goods with known problems.  Also, after sales service here sucks so I would like to avoid buying a lemon pair if I can. 

 

EDIT: I've been lurking for the past three nights reading through this post and a few others, I really did not want to ask in this specific thread for fear of ending up like so many others who come on asking a question about some specific models and ending up buy three or four pairs...


Edited by muerte983 - 9/26/12 at 2:43am
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muerte983 - I'm also living in HK.  For JVC headphones, you can visit the official JVC store located in TST if you want to avoid buying fakes, defective, etc.  They have the ones that you are interested in.


Edited by wskl - 9/26/12 at 3:49am
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Originally Posted by muerte983 View Post

Hi guys, total noob here. I've been lurking for the past few days and read about 40 or so pages of this thread. Initially I was into the fx1x's, 101's and then the fx3x's. Also back and forth on some of the pana's and sony's but really leaning towards the JVC's now.  Apologies in advance if this thread is an inappropriate place to ask this or if I should have started a new separate one, it's just most experienced jvc users seem to all gather around this thread.

 

Just a quick question about QC, generally how is it with their buds? Also, one of you mentioned something about factory defects or rejects being available through some sources. I would like to know if it's possible to identify one of these being sold as brand new. Any indications with the packaging or product itself, like a mark or stamp?  Retail here is about 51usd for a pair, I found a store  selling for 10usd less but being in Hong Kong it's not unusual for shops to sell defective goods as new without informing the costumer or even returned goods with known problems.  Also, after sales service here sucks so I would like to avoid buying a lemon pair if I can. 

 

EDIT: I've been lurking for the past three nights reading through this post and a few others, I really did not want to ask in this specific thread for fear of ending up like so many others who come on asking a question about some specific models and ending up buy three or four pairs...


All new JVC earphones come in an all plastic sealed retail box. I doubt you will find a fake in a factory sealed box. Now there seems to be some knock offs that some of the Chinese sites have but I doubt those come in a retail packaging.

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it will never be available in my country, well, for at least some years but that didn't stop me dude :) I ordered it on ebay, sent it to U.S. adress and a shipping agent will ship it from there all the way here - to Georgia, Tbilisi :D

 

good for you! i couldn't take the risk spending so much money for iem without warranty. poor noob here. :D

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