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one question about xb90ex-s what's the nozzle like on these? are the filters metal or some fabric/foam?

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Thanks. Ordered them of Adorama. We'll see how these turn out once I get through em and burn em in for a bit. Was the only reason you mentioned silver for the aestetic looks?

Yes the silvers are cool looking. It is more chrome than silver. Who don't like some chrome in your ears. Lol. Burn them in real good.

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one question about xb90ex-s what's the nozzle like on these? are the filters metal or some fabric/foam?

I noticed Sony earphones all have smaller nozzles and use a fabric filter on the tips. The problem with this particular design is not the design or the housing. It is actually very genius how they fit a ginormous  16mm driver in an earphone. I have never seen any bigger actually and all those dynamic properties are being channeled through a small nozzle. The problem is with the Sony Hybrid tips.

 

The very fist thing I did when I got them was change out the tips to a wider opening one. And these have some of the best mids for any earphone I have heard and that came out with the tip change. So while the earphone is not cheap Sony went with what they use on all their earphones and in most cases the Hybrids work well but not so much for these earphones. The tips restrict the highs and mids from flowing. Any shorter tips with wider sound hole than the nozzle on the XB90ex will make them sound better.

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I noticed Sony earphones all have smaller nozzles and use a fabric filter on the tips. The problem with this particular design is not the design or the housing. It is actually very genius how they fit a ginormous  16mm driver in an earphone. I have never seen any bigger actually and all those dynamic properties are being channeled through a small nozzle. The problem is with the Sony Hybrid tips.

 

The very fist thing I did when I got them was change out the tips to a wider opening one. And these have some of the best mids for any earphone I have heard and that came out with the tip change. So while the earphone is not cheap Sony went with what they use on all their earphones and in most cases the Hybrids work well but not so much for these earphones. The tips restrict the highs and mids from flowing. Any shorter tips with wider sound hole than the nozzle on the XB90ex will make them sound better.

 

I noticed the same thing with my able planet si500 - they sound much, much better with stock or meelec m21 wide bore tips rather than the ones that come with meelec m6. I guess big sounds needs big channeling :)

really happy about the mids being good - I love my mids really much :D I guess wider tips also open up the highs a little bit? at least that's what they did with my SI500...

thanks for the answer - mine should be here next Monday, can't wait till I'll hear them :)

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So I have been impressed with cheap stuff in the past. These? WOW fellas. These are unreal! Introducing the new JVC HA-F40 41ugFs-RCYL._SL500_AA300_.jpg Utilizing Carbon Nanotubes for drivers. I literally just opened these not 5 minutes ago and quite frankly. I am blown away. These sound nothing like a $20 earphone. NOTHING like it at all. These have a clarity and detail level I am not used to at this price point..Not a single aspect lacking. Not in the sound not in the very comfortable build..These make all of the Panasonic earphones seem cheap sounding. These to me sound better than the isurus. Better than the SHE3580.. These should not sound this fantastic. These should not exist at this price range. This is with absolute no burn in what so ever..My mind is BLOWN fellas. Forget the previous cheapos. Try a pair of these. Lol!! WOW.

 

These remind me of the much more expensive CKM AT earphones I have been reviewing..Rich extended highs. Fully detailed mids. Full tight clean bass end with very nice extension to sub bass. I have no idea how JVC can bring out an earphone that sounds this good so damn cheap. It is just simply amazing..

 

Very nice detail  Check     Aha yea so the detail level of these are shocking!

Very clean balanced sound  Check     No sibilance with plenty of sparkle, smooth liquidy mids and a solid punch.

Good solid depth and width to sound  Check     Instruments and vocals just POP. Unreal..lol!

Very comfy and small size means these will fit everyone  Check

Solid bass end tight and not bloated w great sub bass     Double Check.

 

Lol! These sound fantabulous I have no other way to describe them. I can't believe how good these sound for $20 or so. Check em out fellas. Want to be impressed by yet another fantastic cheapo. These have now raised the bar. If you guys thought the previous cheapos on this thread was impressive. Wait till you guys hear these. I eagerly wait for peoples take on these.

 

Get them on Amazon..Cheaper on buy.com

bought a pair today, listened to them out of the box. Mind = Blown. sound totally makes up for the fact that you'll severe your fingers trying to get in the packaging :D

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Those only get better with intensive burn in too. I would throw them on a loud source for 200 hours. No kidding.

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The new apple earpods are pretty sweet. You guys should give them a spin

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The new apple earpods are pretty sweet. You guys should give them a spin

Oh NOs looks like my @ss was wrong on them earpods, did apple really do something "magical" with these??? So many people seems to love their sound. But Apple is crazy to think I am gonna throw $30 smackers on some earpods. Carbon nanotubes FTW!!! LoL

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The earpods could sound nicer than what they had before..They have to improve cuz they were the blunt of many a reviews and hatred word "like ibuds". Those guys are on the net more than us I guarantee it. So they had to have stepped up their game. Make sense to me.

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Oh NOs looks like my @ss was wrong on them earpods, did apple really do something "magical" with these??? So many people seems to love their sound. But Apple is crazy to think I am gonna throw $30 smackers on some earpods. Carbon nanotubes FTW!!! LoL

 

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The earpods could sound nicer than what they had before..They have to improve cuz they were the blunt of many a reviews and hatred word "like ibuds". Those guys are on the net more than us I guarantee it. So they had to have stepped up their game. Make sense to me.

 

Actually, aside from the bass, I (think) prefer them over my FX40. They just sound so...open. This may change though. I need to A/B some more.

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Actually, aside from the bass, I (think) prefer them over my FX40. They just sound so...open. This may change though. I need to A/B some more.


You for serious??? Damn don't get me too hyped about them earpods. LoL Mind blown if they best the FX40s, scares.......

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Well all I know is that for those of us who took the time to stick with the JVC FXD80 (and FXD70) and get at least 200 burn-in hours on them those, we are in a very elite and small club. What do I mean by this? Well, I just think many head-fi audiophile regulars are too elitest or stuck up to even try to believe these JVCs offer the refinement, clarity, detail and transparency in a dynamic IEM for the relative low price on these models. Many think that if it doesn't cost $300 or more it can't be in the same league. As some of you know, I have heard my share of $300 + top tier IEMs, and I'm stating that there is no doubt in my mind that the FXD80 - 70 competes with many of those (and so does the S500 headphone). 

It doesn't make me feel good to say this thinking of all the money I've spent, but let's say in the last month and a half the D80 or D70 stay in my ears (or the S500), and I still own my share of top tiers and custom IEMs. JVC deserves a major award for what they've given the consumer in sound for the price. But Dsnuts is right, you have to invest in some burn in time to have the fruit of these IEMs and headphones revealed its full goodness.

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Well all I know is that for those of us who took the time to stick with the JVC FXD80 (and FXD70) and get at least 200 burn-in hours on them those, we are in a very elite and small club. What do I mean by this? Well, I just think many head-fi audiophile regulars are too elitest or stuck up to even try to believe these JVCs offer the refinement, clarity, detail and transparency in a dynamic IEM for the relative low price on these models. Many think that if it doesn't cost $300 or more it can't be in the same league. As some of you know, I have heard my share of $300 + top tier IEMs, and I'm stating that there is no doubt in my mind that the FXD80 - 70 competes with many of those (and so does the S500 headphone). 

It doesn't make me feel good to say this thinking of all the money I've spent, but let's say in the last month and a half the D80 or D70 stay in my ears (or the S500), and I still own my share of top tiers and custom IEMs. JVC deserves a major award for what they've given the consumer in sound for the price. But Dsnuts is right, you have to invest in some burn in time to have the fruit of these IEMs and headphones revealed its full goodness.


That's kinda sad to hear tbh, I guess people think throwing lots of money on something justifies it as the "best" $$$ can buy.  That brandname sheep mentality is pretty prevalent as exemplified with famous celebrity/ rapper cans. Oh well, it's their loss but I am glad that I get to experience one of these higher-end carbon nanotubes and is humbled to be the few that are in this small circle. 

 

Hey you know what's funny as well, the Auvio tips that goes so well with these FXDs are gone from radio shack.  Don't know if it's just sold out or discontinued, you can't find it anywhere anymore. Thank goodness I scored myself a set cuz I can't imagine listening to my FXD-70 without them. Haha we are truly in the minority. LoL


Edited by sfwalcer - 9/30/12 at 9:11pm
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That's kinda sad to hear tbh, I guess people think throwing lots of money on something justifies it as the "best" $$$ can buy.  That brandname sheep mentality is pretty prevalent as exemplified with famous celebrity/ rapper cans. Oh well, it's their loss but I am glad that I get to experience one of these higher-end carbon nanotubes and is humbled to be the few that are in this small circle. 

 

Hey you know what's funny as well, the Auvio tips that goes so well with these FXDs are gone from radio shack.  Don't know if it's just sold out or discontinued, you can't find it anywhere anymore. Thank goodness I scored myself a set cuz I can't imagine listening to my FXD-70 without them. Haha we are truly in the minority. LoL

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Plus these FXD series are sexy looking as hell, and peps are buying those new "special" looking Denons ahahahaha. Is literally speechless on their new series that goes for $$$$s but it's the most fugly gears ever.  Crazy. Right back at you buddy. beerchug.gif

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Great thread, but I couldnt find how the fx40 works with android mobile phones? Can I use these or there might be some problem (skip song, exit itd...)? If someone could check and report back please. Tested fx201, very nice for the price and mic work as it should. But would like to try fx40 if I can use them with my android mobile. 


Edited by Iken - 10/1/12 at 4:04am
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