Originally Posted by swbf2cheater
I am confused here because there is a slight paradox in your comment, you found the smooth broad minimally impacting bass of the DX1000 to be More painful than the TH900 bass that you said has slam? My head just exploded...the smooth and relaxed bass is more painful than the slamming bass of the TH900? You trashed one of the best headphones out there by saying something with totally different qualities " left it in the dust". Not sure that is at all fair to say and I would definitely like a second opinion from someone else who listened to both. I've never heard the Fostex, can anyone confirm the DX1000 bass is painful to listen to and slamming bass of the TH900 isn't?
Slam is not bloat or ever-present heaviness, with is what I found in the JVCs. The bass had a boom-box quality. There were nice things about the JVCs that I liked, such as natural well shaped vocals and a lack of glare along with good detail in the mids and highs, but
the Fostexes are even better in the mids and highs, and the bass, while strong when the music has a lot of it, is controlled and transparent, whereas the JVC bass was looser and more opaque, and seemed to be there on every CD as a prominent feature.
I think the JVCs are a work in progress, and if they could work on the bass could be much better.
I really wanted the JVCs to work out, as they were extremely comfortable and dealt with glare much better than many other phones on which that bothered me (like T1s, D7000s sometimes, HD800s sometimes, and Grados),
but it was not to be and I took a loss on them and sold them.
Edited by rgs9200m - 6/16/12 at 8:24am