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post #586 of 1814

You guys are all getting yours so quickly.  All this wait for a damn leather case and hopefully something else cool from JVC like a membership card.

 

 

I just acquired the Audio Technica ES10 and love it so I'll probably be less excited about the FXD80 with divided lovehearts </3.

post #587 of 1814

Just put the dark gray Monster hybrid foams on (a size small than the lighter gray foams). Nice! Not bad at all. Strings sound beautiful through these D80. Not bad before, but great now!!

post #588 of 1814

Oh nice earsuit..At least your ears will be occupied when you have your FXD80s on the burn. I am loving both these earphones. Most excellent sound coming out of both. I will trade you my FXD70 for your earsuit.  biggrin.gif.

post #589 of 1814
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

 

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.

 

ericp10,  What do you think of the custom tips on these?  I had a significant change in sound quality at a little over 80hrs....I had the low end EQ's +3db, and I started getting too much bass, when I turned the EQ off I thought the bass was just right, tight more defined, and the mids were more forward, vocals especially, very similar to the CKM500's vocals.  Soundstage has been wide for me right from the start, but I'm using the custom tips, and "crossfeed", both make a big difference, IMO.  I do think Dsnuts was right about burn in on these, they keep getting better as the diaphram gets more loose!  I am continuing to evaluate, and closely watching the impressions unfold here!

post #590 of 1814
Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Oh nice earsuit..At least your ears will be occupied when you have your FXD80s on the burn. I am loving both these earphones. Most excellent sound coming out of both. I will trade you my FXD70 for your earsuit.  biggrin.gif.

 

JVC and Audio Technica for the win!  These companies know sound quality!

post #591 of 1814

Ah, nice to see you got yours eric :3 It's especially nice to get some more detailed comparison between the 70 and 80.

 

They aren't perfect but at this point with their price I would find it hard to recommend anything else to anyone in terms of IEM's as long as they fit. My previous universal recommendation would have been the GR07.

 

I'd be really interested to see how much abuse these could take. I'm not putting my hands up for this, but I feel really confident just shoving these in my pocket and taking them around.

post #592 of 1814

For guys that don't know about why these drivers need a significant burn in process. Just look at what the drivers are made out of. Carbon Nanotubes. On top of that they are the smaller micro HD versions which makes them even more stiffer than a traditional 8-10mm drivers on most earphones. Bottom line these need more of a break in than most earphones. The higher volume beat driven method not only works but actually makes these sound right.

 

Somehow for the many that judge these from open box or just casually using them I feel will not be able to hear these at their full potential.. 

 

Every single person that drank the burn in koolaid or does it anyway like me says it changes. This isn't no collective brain burn in we are talking about here. It just makes sense and the sound does change for the better. Even if you don't believe in burn in. Try it and you don't even have to post that you did it. Just do it and see for yourself..You have everything to gain and nothing to loose by trying it out. Casually listening to these won't do it. You would have to listen to them casually for a good 1000 hours plus at moderate loudish volumes to probably get the same results. If at that.


Edited by Dsnuts - 7/7/12 at 5:07pm
post #593 of 1814
Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

 

They aren't perfect but at this point with their price I would find it hard to recommend anything else to anyone in terms of IEM's as long as they fit. My previous universal recommendation would have been the GR07.

 

My GR07 MK2 has shipped.  Let's see, acetobacter xylinum or CNT, who will win?

 

 

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Then again it could be a bluff, anyone got an electron microscope at their university? J/k.

post #594 of 1814
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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.

 

 

 

ericp10,  I have that track in wav format and the reggae-style guitar strumming is there on my FXD80's in the same quantity as my RE272, CKM500, and my full size modded ATH-W1000X, could be that it is a wav file, my gears resolve differently, or that the ASG-1.2 is tuned differently for that frequency!

 

Great track buddy!

post #595 of 1814
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Every single person that drank the burn in koolaid or does it anyway like me says it changes. This isn't no collective brain burn in we are talking about here. It just makes sense and the sound does change for the better. Even if you don't believe in burn in. Try it and you don't even have to post that you did it. Just do it and see for yourself..You have everything to gain and nothing to loose by trying it out. Casually listening to these won't do it. You would have to listen to them casually for a good 1000 hours plus at moderate loudish volumes to probably get the same results. If at that.

 

Um, I'm going to put up my hand here and say that I didn't really observe a huge change in sound over time. My initial impressions of the overall signature and the scooped mids remain.

 

Not to say I don't really like these, just sayin that when I A/B against other earphones (which helps to reset my perception) they've always sounded more or less the same.

post #596 of 1814

I broke chastity on the 80's at the 119 hour mark out of curiosity. Nice. Now, going back under for an intensive sonic beat-down. very_evil_smiley.gif

post #597 of 1814

The ES10 have amazing hyper dynamic range which I haven't heard since the RE272 this is awesome.

 

 

back to FXD80...

post #598 of 1814
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The ES10 have amazing hyper dynamic range which I haven't heard since the RE272 this is awesome.

back to FXD80...

 

I was pretty darn impressed by the ES10 when I heard it. If it had a single entry cable I'd be all over them. Did you ever try the ES88?

post #599 of 1814

What is the off chance that they actually improve especially in the mid range with what the dr ordered IF it was one or two people I would dismiss this burn in. But not only myself, dweaver but cute just mentioned it as well as Flysweep and very soon Eric as well. What is the chance that all of us are just experiencing brain burn in.. I still think your pair has not changed much but mine have. They don't have scooped out mid section like how I also heard them from open box any longer.

 

Listening to these on normal volume levels I don't think will work at all. But that is how I hear my pair. I don't doubt yours still have the scooped mids. It will be like that for a very long time if no burn in is happening. It doesn't damage anything. It just makes them sound better. Mine I can say has a very nice balance now actually. Better than most earphones I have heard. Bass has improved greatly too. All of it improves imo. Even if this improves 1% of what they are on open box. Isn't that 1% worth getting on these? I think so. I suppose we all have our "break in" method we all use so I am just mentioning what has been working for the guys that actually do this. No harm in trying it is my point.


Edited by Dsnuts - 7/7/12 at 5:41pm
post #600 of 1814
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For guys that don't know about why these drivers need a significant burn in process. Just look at what the drivers are made out of. Carbon Nanotubes. On top of that they are the smaller micro HD versions which makes them even more stiffer than a traditional 8-10mm drivers on most earphones. Bottom line these need more of a break in than most earphones. The higher volume beat driven method not only works but actually makes these sound right.

 

Somehow for the many that judge these from open box or just casually using them I feel will not be able to hear these at their full potential.. 

 

Every single person that drank the burn in koolaid or does it anyway like me says it changes. This isn't no collective brain burn in we are talking about here. It just makes sense and the sound does change for the better. Even if you don't believe in burn in. Try it and you don't even have to post that you did it. Just do it and see for yourself..You have everything to gain and nothing to loose by trying it out. Casually listening to these won't do it. You would have to listen to them casually for a good 1000 hours plus at moderate loudish volumes to probably get the same results. If at that.

 

I have to agree that agressive burn in makes a difference.  I had carbon nanotubes in some of my golf gear, stiff and brittle material, I had three Graffaloy shafts with nano tech that snapped, they discontinued it eventually.  I have been using the 24/96 tracks on the Dr Chesky Binural album, some good drum and bass, as well as pipe organ for daily stretching exercise.  I would say at open box through 30-60hrs of normal listening, I was ready to put them up for sale!  They continue to improve with more agreesive burn in!

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