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Ive been through quite a few IEMs, portable amps, and souces.  These and the W4 are the ones that benefit from more power the most out of all ive seen.  I actually decided not to use an amp with my portable setup because with most IEMs it was not worth the SQ increaes (if there was any).  Looks like I have to go and look into a better source or amp if i want to keep these. Sounds clean off the Clip zip but its missing that something that makes it special. 

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Edited by Huxley - 12/31/12 at 7:56am
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Right next to the EPH-100, those new JVC's are monstruous! biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by putente View Post

Right next to the EPH-100, those new JVC's are monstruous! biggrin.gif

Rather chunky aren't they biggrin.gif

 

Well so far it loves my c3, rocoo, galaxy nexus and now trying my galaxy player 5.0 and yup likes that so far.

Though i've noticed with the mp3 players that the sound though nice lacks authority, it's probably down to lack of power for the sub.

 

The video players seem to manage fine, still can't beat a good powered jack of course.

 

Im charging up my S9 i reckon it'll like that.

 

Also after just a few hours the sound is very nice, the bass is less bloated allowing the details to come through.

 

As for the p4/fuze im determined to get it working decently, so i'll have a fiddle later.

 

Also for those of you concerned about the bass don't be, like Ds and others said it only works when it should.

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What would be your comparison vs the Yamaha's, is it a big step up ? I've been using the EPH-100 as an everyday iem for about a year now, ordered the fxz200s last week.
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Originally Posted by k1n0n3 View Post

What would be your comparison vs the Yamaha's, is it a big step up ? I've been using the EPH-100 as an everyday iem for about a year now, ordered the fxz200s last week.

I am interested in this as well, but I'm also interested in how they compare to the EPH-100 with a lesser source like say, plugged directly into a computer or laptop. One of the main reasons I actually like the EPH-100 more than the RE-262 is that I don't feel it is required to use my E11 all the time to get great sound out of the Yammys compared to the RE-262s.

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Well it's early days, but the jvc's Mids are more open and forward, treble has a bit more sparkle.

But it's the bass that's hard to quantify.

The jvc seems to produce more sub bass, but the eph has more punch in the rest of the bass frequencies.

The eph however is more flabby with it's bass, the jvc's are pretty well controlled in all regions.
I'll have a play later and see if I notice more.

Also they sound better with the fuze/p4 now they've had a few hours to settle in.
Jazz setting for a relaxed sound, and flat for detail.

Like the yamahas, the jvc's do a stellar job with tv or films. That sub really adds to it.
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Originally Posted by bhima View Post

I am interested in this as well, but I'm also interested in how they compare to the EPH-100 with a lesser source like say, plugged directly into a computer or laptop. One of the main reasons I actually like the EPH-100 more than the RE-262 is that I don't feel it is required to use my E11 all the time to get great sound out of the Yammys compared to the RE-262s.

 

From the recent IEMs I had been cycling through on a daily basis for the past half year (FXD-80s, EPH-100s, and GR07s) they seem to most closely approximate the sig of the EPH-100s.  I've run these from 3 sources - my MBA headphone out, my DragonFly, and my Nexus phones (Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4).  The FXD-80s sounded the most consistent out of these 3 sources, followed by the EPH-100s, then the GR07s (which really only shines on the DF).

 

To my ears the 200s sound wonderful out of the DF (a tad thick at times) and the Nexus 4, a bit leaner and slightly less spacious.  They sound kinda ho-hum out of my MBA out, a bit collapsed, thin, and uncontrolled.  They still sound better than the other IEMs though.

 

I wish I had my old O2/ODAC combo to try, that certainly had more driving authority than any of these, and based on some of the comments here I wonder if I'm leaving something on the table.  But they certainly don't sound under-driven out of my Nexus 4 (which has a bit recession in the treble as shown in testing) or the DF with the slight bit of bloat at higher listening levels.  Volume-wise it's about the same levels I drive the FXD-80 - about 3/4 of the volume on the Nexus 4 or about 25% on the DragonFly and the MBA out.  The EPH-100s seemed to require a bit less and the GR07 a bit more, but that's really hard to gauge as I'm going by my gut of what sounds good vs. actually doing a proper volume match - the fullness of the 200s might have me listening at lower volume levels and I just don't know it.

 

FWIW, I'm probably about 50 hours on these now, with about 30 of those of actual head-time, the rest blasted with DnB, electronica, and rock at about 50% above normal listening levels.  I felt like there was a significant change after the first 10 hours, anything since then feels like it's been more subtle but it's hard to say.  

 

I forgot I do have an E17 laying around I haven't used in months, not the most resolving beast but it has great driving power.  Hmm....


Edited by bobeau - 12/31/12 at 9:42am
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Agreed. I find a neutral or even slightly bright source suits these best.

Using a warm source to an already slightly warm iem isn't a good combination.

They however love my smsl fort, so the ele dac will be a great cheap match for these
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I would like to know if any of you with the FXZ200 has ever heard the UM3X or Westone 3. What I would like to know is how do they compare in terms of MID bass quantity.


Edited by miow - 12/31/12 at 12:35pm
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Originally Posted by miow View Post

I would like to know if any of you with the FXZ200 has ever heard the UM3X or Westone 3. What I would like to know is how do they compare in terms of MID bass quantity.

 

I had the Westone 4R, and the TDK BA200, and both are damn good BA phones, had upgraded cables on the 4R as well.......the dynamic drivers in the FXZ200 stomp those two pretty badly with what the 200's can do.  But I favor dynamic drivers for their natural sound, and the FXZ200's do everything so well.  My opinion.....you really need to hear the FXZ200......everyone!   Best IEM's all time for me, and they are still getting better.....I am only at about the 200hr mark!

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It's New Year's eve at Bolaura, our country home.

Sitting in front of the 10 foot wide bay window, watching the snow fall... about an inch in the last hour.  A neighbor has his tractor and blade out... clearing the road in front of our places.

It's a soft and quiet end for the year 2012, and I'm celebrating with my first "official" listen to the JVC FXZ-200's. 

They've had 70+ hours of burn-in, using a Dubstep mix at about 90% max volume from a Sansa Fuze.

Listening to Norah Jones' album, Come Away With Me, from a digital 96khz download, thru the Dragonfly DAC.

My jaw has hit the floor.

This is the best sound I've ever heard from an IEM.

The bass is even more luscious than that of even the FXZ100's.  I can "feel" the pluck of the bass notes, the punch of the kick pedal, and the scratch of the brushes on the drums.

Norah's voice is sounding pure and smooth.  There are little details here that I don't recall hearing before... the intake of her breath, the quiver in some sustained notes.

The backup vocals are all very distinct, not just the usual "well, there are some backup singers...."

The piano... the violin...the guitars....everything is just RIGHT! 

There's more space and "realism"...I don't know quite how to describe it yet.  The subwoofers kick in smoothly with no muddiness or bass bloat...just sweet bass.  It seems everything is just as it should be.

I'm lovin' what I hear, and will spend the evening exploring my music library with these.

*happy smile and sigh*

HAPPY NEW YEAR my friends!

~BG

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That's what it's all about. Happy new years..beerchug.gif


Edited by Dsnuts - 12/31/12 at 2:34pm
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Originally Posted by BGRoberts View Post

It's New Year's eve at Bolaura, our country home.

Sitting in front of the 10 foot wide bay window, watching the snow fall... about an inch in the last hour.  A neighbor has his tractor and blade out... clearing the road in front of our places.

It's a soft and quiet end for the year 2012, and I'm celebrating with my first "official" listen to the JVC FXZ-200's. 

They've had 70+ hours of burn-in, using a Dubstep mix at about 90% max volume from a Sansa Fuze.

Listening to Norah Jones' album, Come Away With Me, from a digital 96khz download, thru the Dragonfly DAC.

My jaw has hit the floor.

This is the best sound I've ever heard from an IEM.

The bass is even more luscious than that of even the FXZ100's.  I can "feel" the pluck of the bass notes, the punch of the kick pedal, and the scratch of the brushes on the drums.

Norah's voice is sounding pure and smooth.  There are little details here that I don't recall hearing before... the intake of her breath, the quiver in some sustained notes.

The backup vocals are all very distinct, not just the usual "well, there are some backup singers...."

The piano... the violin...the guitars....everything is just RIGHT! 

There's more space and "realism"...I don't know quite how to describe it yet.  The subwoofers kick in smoothly with no muddiness or bass bloat...just sweet bass.  It seems everything is just as it should be.

I'm lovin' what I hear, and will spend the evening exploring my music library with these.

*happy smile and sigh*

HAPPY NEW YEAR my friends!

~BG

 

@BGRoberts, I feel your gain, I have that same Nora Jones in 24/96,.  +1 100% agree with your impressions, especially on backup vocals/singers.....it is amazing how the 200's do backup vocals, like they were never there before with other IEM's, in comparison.

 

Happy New Year, and it is my birthday as well.........enjoy your music!


Edited by cute - 12/31/12 at 2:41pm
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