I just got my delivery from Amazon UK, pretty surprising since I placed that order two days ago, so now I'm the proud owner of an M-Audio Axiom 25, and a pair of JVC FX101 (pink ones! :D). Still waiting on the main order from eBay via Hong Kong of a pair of Audio Technica M50, and directly from MEElectronics the M9 and M31.
First impressions of the JVC FX101, and keep in mind, these are my very first IEM's, I'm comparing them to my extensive experience with the Sennheiser HD280 Pro and my KRK RP6G2 monitors.
I'm happy with the way the bass sounds and feels. Mids are close to being right, the complaints there are minute, but the high frequencies are quite wrong. They require EQ intervention, and for the time being, I'm just using Winamp's equalizer. Without it the highs sound significantly rolled off past 10khz, but with a big spike that's probably around 6-7khz.
EQ settings: A slight boost of about 1dB on the 1khz and 3khz bands, an attenuation of 3-4dB on the 6khz (that was the most helpful difference), 2dB boosts on 12khz and 16khz, and a 3dB boost at 14khz.
More enjoyable, but still not what I was hoping for (except for the bass, which I'm very happy with so far). I'll play around with Electri-Q tomorrow, and I'm sure I'll manage to tailor the sound more to my liking with it.
I'm not a big believer in "burn-in", but I listen to music 24/7 anyway, and I don't mind feeding the phones at the same time I'm listening on the KRK's, so they'll get the supposed burn-in whether I believe in it or not. :p
The large size tips were mostly useless, the mediums worked, but the small were the best fit for me. Oh, and it was a nightmare to get the phones out of the packing it came in. :p
The source is my computer, via a t.c.electronic Desktop Konnekt 6 audio interface. mp3 files of 192-320kbps. I'll also listen to my own material on them tomorrow, and that's obviously lossless.
Oh, I also listened directly from my Xperia Ray phone, and didn't hear any difference between the sources.
I really liked how Scala sounded on these (choir+piano), other than that, I've been listening to various electronic and rock music.
That's it for the first impression. How do you think the MEElectronics will compare once I get them? :)
Edit: P.S. I've never used an EQ for general music listening.
Edited by Melody303 - 6/28/12 at 9:30am