FX40 is more balanced is why maybe someone says they are bright. You got your highs with them and you got a nice bottom thumping end. A seal makes the difference. Mine happen to fit my ear innards just right with the included mounted stock tips. I put on the foam option and deeper she goes.
New to the forum here, discovered this thread cuz was doing some research on the Tt isurus that I got on sale for $10 a while back LoL. And it has been truly a joy reading Dsnuts' spot on hype/ impressions on all these cheapo IEMs. It's impossible to not give in, I BELIEVE!!! ha
And on that note, no doubt I already got myself 2 pairs of the jvc 101's and 40's, they're that awesome sauce. Both have had lots of burn in/ ear time so their sound are pretty mature on my sets. As of now the 40s are my favorite out of the 2 but the 101's are sounding closer/ more similar to the 40's by the day with that amazing bass. I think my ears are officially messed up.
Both the 40's and 101's can seem "bright" with piercing sibilance, but it's only true because your music files are of low quality or was not mastered properly. These jvc IEMs are really revealing and not forgiving on badly mastered music but they are AMAZING when the music is recorded right.
A great example of this is Stateless "Matilda" album, truly sex for my ears with these jvc's.
"Bright" with sibilance due to bad mastering?
Oh btw the Tts can't even hold a candle next to these jvc's, I can't even listen to them anymore cuz the 40's has ruined/ spoiled them for me ha.
Edited by sfwalcer - 8/1/12 at 1:49pm