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post #571 of 1819

Wondering if anyone tried the Comply tips T500 (blue) on these FXD80 ?

Last night , the Meelec tips arrived and I was trying them all but none of them improved the sound much, the last tips I tried were the memory foam comply and I was like 'Wow!'   ...now the sounds are intimate ! 

post #572 of 1819
I have T500 incoming.
post #573 of 1819

Just got em today, yayy! Soundstage is great, maybe slightly better than CKM500. 3D like presentation and airy. I am still trying to get the best fit, right now i dont get good seal thus bass is not all there. But if I press the end of it slightly toward my ears its all good. I dont have time to try other tips right now. Going on vacation (IEM free) for couple of days meanwhile FXD80 is burning in. I hope it shows improvement. I like what I hear, thanks fellow Headfiers! Gotta go. Cheers

post #574 of 1819
I am between the t500 and the meelec dual flange tips, the comply tame down the highs and the others keep the fxd80 sparkly! I have t500 mediums but I would love to try a small as these iem's fit differently than conventional iem's. The mediums still work by keeping them in place.
post #575 of 1819

Comply sells the size assortment packs in many models, T-500 included (S, M, L). I go there first and if I find a size I like, then go for multiples of the same size.

post #576 of 1819
Yeah, that's what I should have done but I got a 3 pack of mediums as that's the size I usually end up using! Every time I get the multipack most of them get stored or given away. Like the Sony hybrids, for example.

Thanks for the advise anyways, will do it next time.
post #577 of 1819
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

Did you ever try the CKM500 or the RE262? And if no, why not?
I have not tried them. I ordered the CKM500 but my pair was on back order so I cancelled them. My biggest concern is too much bass. The RE262 is another one I have thought about but have never got around to buying.

I bought the PFE122 for a very good price so will be able to resell them without having to take much of a loss if I am not happy with them. I will likely try one of the two IEM's then.
post #578 of 1819
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post


I have not tried them. I ordered the CKM500 but my pair was on back order so I cancelled them. My biggest concern is too much bass. The RE262 is another one I have thought about but have never got around to buying.
I bought the PFE122 for a very good price so will be able to resell them without having to take much of a loss if I am not happy with them. I will likely try one of the two IEM's then.

 

I think I have a general idea of the signature you're after. The RE262 is one you definitely SHOULD NOT pass up. If I was asked to describe it in one word, it would be "beautiful"

post #579 of 1819

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post #580 of 1819

My pair are sitting in customs last few days, hopefully get released this week. I can't wait

post #581 of 1819

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I am impressed with the bass on these. First track was Beastie Boys Brass Monkey. Bass hits smooth on these. I like! Burn in commencing. Any you guys detect any burn in changes on these? The mids could use some work but for what it is. Another great iem...Staging is more intimate with these but still maintains that precise sound that is on the FXD80. Those have the better balance for sure but I think burn in will help out here.


Edited by Dsnuts - 7/7/12 at 1:19pm
post #582 of 1819
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Can I join the FXD70 club?070712134454.jpg

 

I am impressed with the bass on these. First track was Beastie Boys Brass Monkey. Bass hits smooth on these. I like! Burn in commencing. Any you guys detect any burn in changes on these? The mids could use some work but for what it is. Another great iem...Staging is more intimate with these but still maintains that precise sound that is on the FXD80. Those have the better balance for sure but I think burn in will help out here.

 

 

Welcome aboard the FXD70 train Dsnuts. Okay, so I have spent a little time with both the FXD80 and the FXD70. First, let me say that I love the JVC house sound more than any of the other mass produced and mass variety of universal IEMs that are out there. The ATH-CKM500 is actually the only AT anything I've heard that I really like. Back to the JVC (this will be short since I still need more time with first impressions and thoughts).

 

- The 80 definitely has a bit more clarity and black space than the 70, but for some reason my ears can't tell too much difference in soundstage between the two (unlike how it was easily distinguished between the EX600 and the EX1000). 

- Like I stated earlier about the 70, both of these JVCs have some of the best clarity and transparency and I've heard in a dynamic driver.

- I have to slightly disagree with my friend, FlySweep (and a couple of others), who say there is just as much note thickness and 3-Dism in the 80 as there is in the ASG-1.2. It's close, but doesn't quite reach Aurisonics level to my ears. That's not by no means sayings these aren't great with its 3-D imaging. Both are pretty good, and the 80 is outstanding, but doesn't surpass the ASG-1.2 (and for FlySweep who hear the prototype like me, I don't think the 80 comes close).

- With that state, great weight on drums, clarity in trumpet and guitars. Piano seems to take a bit of a back seat in the 80, but that doesn't bother me really.

- I remember many people who heard both said that the EX600 was 80 percent of the EX1000. Well I'm not prepared to make that claim yet. In some ways the 70 is 90 percent of the 80 (bass for example). In other ways the 70 might be 70 percent of the 80 (space around instruments and notes). It all depends. But here's the thing, in retail price the D70 is nearly $60 USD if bough outright in Japan. The retail price for the D80 is about $80 USD. I think those prices are on point in difference of sound quality. The D80 is clearly better technically than the D70, but it not blowing the D70 away by any stretch of the imagination. And although I just stated the big brother is better technically, to my ears the differences are more about a different bent on the sound signature (meaning you know both are in the same faimly, but each were just tuned a little differently than the other one.

- Of course, the open vents of the D80 give a fuller soundstage, but I don't know so much if it gives a wider soundstage. 

- As I stated yesterday, I paid $185 total for both IEMS in one shipment. I couldn't been smarter in my shipping and shaved $20 off of that. But what I'm getting at is if the D80 was $200 I would have been happy with its price based on sound quality. If the D70 was $130-$150 I would have felt the same about it. So to have both for $185 (or I could have had both for $165) is a steal in my book!

- Even without significant burn in they both surpass the CKM500 (although the CKM500 is stil a wonder phone for the price to my ears).
- Oh, the first time I've been totally satisfied with the house tips that came with the JVC. Beautiful well-done and thick tips.

- Couple of people have inboxed me not wanting to wait for my full review on the Audiofly products and wanted a comparison between the AF78, AF56, X80 and D70. My neighborhood has experienced several power outages in the last couple of weeks (plust have a bunch of other projects to complete I have completed the Audiofly's reviews yet). But what can I tell you right now? Hmmm? I did not like the AF78 initially (that the dynamic/BA hybrid), but with about 80 to 100 hours burn in on it now it has opened up beautiful. It's more a of a neutral sound  IEM, but with unique layering and space that you usually hear with dual drivers IEMs. Lots more space between instruments, and black space an individual instrument than on either of the JVCs. The JVC's notes seem to be a bit thicker and heavier though. Great clarity in the AF78 but mid instruments seemed to get muddled and jumbled up in fast passages, but that has clear up significantly now. The AF56 is clearly the clean sub-bass champ out of all four. Instruments are taller in the AF56, but the JVCs (especially the D80 has more space and instrument separation). At this point I can't say which of the four is better. All four are technically capable, but it really depends on the sound sig that you like. I have really fallen for the Audiofly house sound, but I love the JVC house sound. Now, if we're going to speak on bang-for-the-buck, well the JVCs win hands down. Can't beat this sound for the price (AF78 retails for about $200 and the AF56 retails for about $100). Not sure if the AF78 is really worth $200 as good as it is, but the AF56 is definitely worth $100 (would be better, however, if it was priced at $80). The JVCs, well you already know what I think about the pricing for these.

 

 

 

That's it for right now. Time for more listening.

post #583 of 1819

Put some Monster gels on those 80's. This is the first JVC whose stock tips didn't do it for me. I be gellin' with the Monsters and obtain easy shallow seal without over enhanced bass and squashing the highs. redface.gif

post #584 of 1819

Okay, I concede that tomscy2000 has a valid point about something in the sound signature is missing from the D80 (and a lesser extent the D70). The track posted below is a classic solo song by the late great Temptations lead singer David Ruffin. Throughout the track in the left channel there is a fantastic reggae-style guitar strumming. It's barely audible in the D80. You can hear it more so in the D70, but not by that much. I know this because the reggae-style guitar strumming is one of my favorite sounds within this song. Now, if I listen to this song with my ASG-1.2, the guitar strumming is quite audible and prominent. This doesn't really bother me regarding the D80 and D70, but it is a factor to consider. I don't know if that frequency range will come in more prominently after significant burn-in or not.

 

post #585 of 1819
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Originally Posted by FieldingMellish View Post

Put some Monster gels on those 80's. This is the first JVC whose stock tips didn't do it for me. I be gellin' with the Monsters and obtain easy shallow seal without over enhanced bass and squashing the highs. redface.gif

 

I tried the Complys oval-shaped foam (TS-500? I forget the model number) Didn't like it on the JVC at all. I will give the Monsters a try, although I generally don't like the gels. I like the foam hybrids better out of the Monsters line.

 

Interesting though because I actually like these JVC tips. I especially like the large JVC tips on my ASG-1.2. But let me do some more tip rolling.


Edited by ericp10 - 7/7/12 at 4:20pm
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