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post #1081 of 1852
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

So I've finally given the FX70 a good burning in and whoa! I remember stating way earlier that the FXD70 is like 90 percent of the FXD80, but not I have to change that. To be quite honest (and to my ears) the D70 and the D80 both have distinct sound signatures that are similar but vastly different from each other. The D80 has the widest airy soundstage, better bass and instrument separation between the two, but the D70 has more treble extension to my ears. Bass is there in the D70 but just tighter. Mids have really popped out in the D70 and there is great instrument separation too, but not on the level of the D80. The D80 is an open IEM and the D70 is a close IEM, so I think it's fair to compare them in the same manner you would compare an open and closed headphone in the same family (and within the same price range). I also think the D80 carries a bit more weight on the instrumentation than the D70. Both have wonderful timbre and are similar somewhat in the JVC house sounds, but yet quite different. It's a joy to my ears to own both. Happy listening.

 

 

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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

So once again I'm finding that the D70 has the best highs out of all of the new JVC nanotubes IEMs and headphone. It's not as harsh of a high as the FX700's highs, but it enough that it can hurt my ears if I don't play the D70 lower than say me playing the D80. These highs are practically equaling the highs I remember hearing in the EX1000 from a clarity standpoint. I never thought a dynamic could get so clear and detailed (well, of course the Sony EX1000 showed the way). 

beerchug.gif that's a great comparision! thanks for sharing!

do you also have the FXD60 or plan to get it??

post #1082 of 1852
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Originally Posted by Zelda View Post

 

 

beerchug.gif that's a great comparision! thanks for sharing!

do you also have the FXD60 or plan to get it??

 

No plans to get the FXD60, and thanks.

post #1083 of 1852

I keep inserting these IEM's normally, then I remember to insert them ETYMOTIC style, OVER-EAR and DEEP insertion, get that driver into your canal !

 

 

 

Imho this is the holy prevalence in these IEM's, the deep-driver insertion with excellent black levels, holography and imaging.

 

They still sound good with a 'lazy' insertion, it's just with a deep insertion the intimacy and treble improves a lot.

 

(make sure the tips are clean and you don't have a wax block)

post #1084 of 1852

kiteki I've been waiting for you to come around, and yes, that explains everything. These need a good deep insertion. Use the various size tips to get the best insertion. These belie their cost. As a universal, it's are up there with the ASG-1.2 and W4 (two of my favorite universals). Just outstanding! And if you want one that tends to favor the treble side more, the FXD70 is the one for you (especially with great burn-in).

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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

I keep inserting these IEM's normally, then I remember to insert them ETYMOTIC style, OVER-EAR and DEEP insertion, get that driver into your canal !

 

 

 

Imho this is the holy prevalence in these IEM's, the deep-driver insertion with excellent black levels, holography and imaging.

 

They still sound good with a 'lazy' insertion, it's just with a deep insertion the intimacy and treble improves a lot.

 

(make sure the tips are clean and you don't have a wax block)

post #1085 of 1852

You know guys (and girls) I was expecting the D80 to be good for some reason (and to wow me). Yet, the biggest surprise - with significant burn in - is the D70. This is why I keep writing about them. Again, as I stated the earlier, I think all the the new JVC carbon nanatubes IEMs are bass-centric (not bassheads levels unless you get the FX40 and the XX series), but the most neutral, balanced and less bass on them all (that I've heard) is the D70, But what JVC took from the bass it tuned the hell out of in the treble. Let me just say before I continue that the mids are there and forward enough me on all, so I'm not concentrating on the mids at all right now. 

 

With the D70's focus on the treble (and I'm not a huge fan of treble), JVC has given us a dynamic IEM that is one of the most clear, transparent and detailed dynamic drivers I've ever heard. Yes, the D80 is my favorite of the JVCs, but the D70 is so close to it overall, and in some ways tied to it. 

 

So I just did a quick A/B with my returned FXT90 and the D70. I wanted to make sure that my ears (and mind aren't playing tricks on me). I just listened to one song, Prince's "Private Joy." There are some high-note guitar licks that Prince is playing in that song that I can't even here in the FXT90, but I hear clear as a bell (and in glorious detail) with the D70. The FXT90, of course, wins in bass, soundstage (a bit) and in a layering that I only to to hear in dual driver dynamics or dual hybrid drivers. But the D70 dust the FXT90 in overall sound, and I never would have expected. Kudos to JVC for an outstanding offerings in the HD series. My ears are simply amazed!!


Edited by ericp10 - 8/29/12 at 8:24am
post #1086 of 1852

I'd agree with the treble on the 70's and I'm not a big fan of treble.  I still get some "sss" on mine but it's the least used of the 3 FXD series.  I find the 70's to be the most intimate and neutral of the 3 (pertaining to the nanotubes anyway).  You are spot on ericp10.  I've been focusing on the 70 more the past few days since you've been posting about them and I agree with your assessment.  The FXD's and S500's are amongst my favorite universals and can I've ever heard.  They combine the clarity, good balance across the spectrum with a kick ***** fun factor to them that's undeniable.  

post #1087 of 1852

I have them on listening rotation with my S500, FXD80, and the XB90 for the big bass. I feel like a Sheik with many Harems.

post #1088 of 1852
Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

kiteki I've been waiting for you to come around, and yes, that explains everything. These need a good deep insertion. Use the various size tips to get the best insertion. These belie their cost. As a universal, it's are up there with the ASG-1.2 and W4 (two of my favorite universals). Just outstanding! And if you want one that tends to favor the treble side more, the FXD70 is the one for you (especially with great burn-in).

 

 

I think even if I had the ATH-CKW1000ANV I'd still appreciate the unique colours and reflective angles in this gemstone.

 

I'm a little skeptical of the FXD70 since it's not vented, but more mids, less / tighter bass and less internals sound welcoming, for only ~$60 we should recommend it to more head-fiers.

 

I wonder if anyone could open up the FXD80 and remove the yellow filter like I did on the FX500?  I tried to take off the shower-head part and stabbed myself in the finger with a tweezer.

 

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Edited by kiteki - 8/28/12 at 9:19pm
post #1089 of 1852

What's the yellow filter do? (I can't read that).

post #1090 of 1852
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Edited by Zelda - 8/29/12 at 8:28am
post #1091 of 1852
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Originally Posted by gnarlsagan View Post

What's the yellow filter do? (I can't read that).

it says 'micro-glass (and something else)'

post #1092 of 1852
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Originally Posted by Zelda View Post

it says 'micro-glass (and something else)'

 

Sounds important...

post #1093 of 1852

@ericp10 or anyone with a FXD70.

 

How does the FXD70 isolate in relation to a EPH-100/Etymotic? Does it have any harshness / fatigue like a EX1000? How much impact does the bass have in relation to a neutral balanced armature? How does it respond to EQ? 

post #1094 of 1852
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

You know guys (and girls) I was expecting the D80 to be good for some reason (and to wow me). Yet, the biggest surprise - with significant burn in - is the D70. This is why I keep writing about them. Again, as I stated the earlier, I think all the the new JVC carbon nanatubes IEMs are bass-centric (not bassheads levels unless you get the FX40 and the XX series), but the most neutral, balanced and less bass on them all (that I've heard) is the D70, But what JVC took from the bass it tuned the hell out of in the treble. Let me just say before I continue that the mids are there and forward enough me on all, so I'm not concentrating on the mids at all right now. 

 

With the D70's focus on the treble (and I'm not a huge fan of treble), JVC has given us a dynamic IEM that is one of the most clear, transparent and detailed dynamic drivers I've ever heard. Yes, the D70 is my favorite of the JVCs, but the D70 is so close to it overall, and in some ways tied to it. 

 

So I just did a quick A/B with my returned FXT90 and the D70. I wanted to make sure that my ears (and mind aren't playing tricks on me). I just listened to one song, Prince's "Private Joy." There are some high-note guitar licks that Prince is playing in that song that I can't even here in the FXT90, but I hear clear as a bell (and in glorious detail) with the D70. The FXT90, of course, wins in bass, soundstage (a bit) and in a layering that I only to to hear in dual driver dynamics or dual hybrid drivers. But the D70 dust the FXT90 in overall sound, and I never would have expected. Kudos to JVC for an outstanding offerings in the HD series. My ears are simply amazed!!

 

 

 

wow Ericp... Fx40, S500, FXD80 (somewhere, in some ocean) and now the FXD70 !   maybe i should also buy the 60  beerchug.gif

 

cant wait for an over the ears, 50mm carbonnantube headphone!!! 

post #1095 of 1852
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Originally Posted by Zelda View Post

any typo here??

Thanks! That is a typo. I mean the D80 is my favorite!

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