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post #1846 of 3171

Since i've seen you in dsnut's ckm-500 thread and I know you have ckm-500 IEMs, I wanted to ask you how the FXZ-100 and 200 compare to the CKM500. My CKM500 pair is unfortunately ruined because I stepped on it and I wanted your feedback on these JVC IEMs. My shure srh-440 just don't compare to the CKM-500...

post #1847 of 3171

My FXZ200 will arrive in 4 hours. Get ready for first impressions out of the box.

post #1848 of 3171
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Originally Posted by miow View Post

My FXZ200 will arrive in 4 hours. Get ready for first impressions out of the box.

 

I thought you've sold yours mate? Did you buy another one?

post #1849 of 3171

Well, right out of the box the treble is recessed and "dry" but still a tiny bit better than the modded XB800. Almost the same quantity of bass (thunderous deep-scale bass), but of course, there's no ear massage and thats what I love in the XB800. Will burn-them in as we speak and then overnight till 100+ hours. Very good IEMs but not on pair with a UM3X, Westone 3 or SM3.

 

 

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I thought you've sold yours mate? Did you buy another one?

They've just arrived today. Will post them by Monday (if...). If turns out to be a keeper, I'll refund the buyer, wink.gif but right now I prefer the bXB800. Much more engaging and developing.

 

The best tips are the Sony Hybrids.


Edited by miow - 1/10/13 at 6:37am
post #1850 of 3171
The Sony hybrids while very comfortable will likely effect the treble and may make the bass even more pronounced, my past couple of JVC's seemed to work best with a wide mouth tip.

My FXZ100 are out for delivery so I should finally be able to hear them tonight.
post #1851 of 3171

I will try the Sennheiser bi-flanges now. I just need that this treble gets improved. Everything else is perfect except treble's resolution.

 

EDIT: no improvement with the bi-flanges. The hybrids are still the best for treble/mmicro-detail in this case.

 

EDIT 2: Ok, high-end treble with the STOCK large tips. Now they're on pair with the Westone 4 wink.gif


Edited by miow - 1/10/13 at 7:07am
post #1852 of 3171
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Originally Posted by miow View Post

Well, right out of the box the treble is recessed and "dry" but still a tiny bit better than the modded XB800. Almost the same quantity of bass (thunderous deep-scale bass), but of course, there's no ear massage and thats what I love in the XB800. Will burn-them in as we speak and then overnight till 100+ hours. Very good IEMs but not on pair with a UM3X, Westone 3 or SM3.

 

 

They've just arrived today. Will post them by Monday (if...). If turns out to be a keeper, I'll refund the buyer, wink.gif but right now I prefer the bXB800. Much more engaging and developing.

 

The best tips are the Sony Hybrids.

 

 

I definitely prefer the FXZ-200 over the SM3. Compared to the JVC I find that the Earsonic sounds artificial, shrilly, with no deep bass and portrays a much smaller soundscape. But then again you can say that the JVC has too much bass, recessed highs and less forward mids. 

 

Burn-in, burn-in for both the FXZ-200 and our brains. 

post #1853 of 3171

So I've come to understand the 200s require a bit of amplification? That's stopping me from getting them (literally) right this second, aside from price, and having to move soon, money's tight. 

 

I want a portable amp (something other than my ZO2) that will tide me over for a while to come, and I think the C&C BH will do it for me, and all I can really afford to spend for next while is $100. Ugh. I hate jumping on these hype trains and not being able to pay the ticket. Getting kicked off and feeling left out and disappointed, stranded in the middle of nowhere. 

 

I'm unsubscribing from here after today, but I'll be back. I have these on my wishlist. 

post #1854 of 3171
I don't find the 200 to require additional amplification at all. They sound fine from a 7g Classic and iPhone 5.
post #1855 of 3171

The Fischer Audio silicone tips made them as refined and lush as the UM3X. But of course, with 5x the bass quantity wink.gif

 

Best IEMs I have ever heard, outperforming headphones like the AKG K167's in pretty much every aspect. I suspected as these are the tips I use on the UM3X. Had to sttrech them quite a bit tio fit the large nozzle though.


Edited by miow - 1/10/13 at 7:22am
post #1856 of 3171

Not having that amount of tips I have settled for big stock tip in the left and medium in the right. 

post #1857 of 3171
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Originally Posted by Painful Chafe View Post

 

 

Great review and exactly what I was hoping to hear about the 200's. I'm confident I made the right choice.

 

I'm not a fan of bass heavy IEM's. because all the ones I had or heard fall flat. They all make sacrifieces in some area. Bass is bloated, flabby, bleads into the mids, or just plain old sounds out of place. I bought the 200's because from reading early reviews, I kept picking up recurring accounts that the bass, though on the heavy side, doesn't detract from the rest of the sound. It actually reinforces it. I haven't heard an IEM so far that can truely do this.

 

This is good to hear.... again.

 

Now if I can finally hear these things for myself, I will be happy.

 

Thanks for the enlightening review. Eric.

No problem, and you're welcome. Yes, I really believe the FXZ series is the first universal earphone that does bass right. Now, I'm not counting the the fantastic Aurisonics ASG-1 in that statement. Why? Well, the ASG-1 is actually the AS-1 custom  professional in-ear monitor that was put into a universal shell. The JVC FXZ were meant to be spectacular universal earphones that gets bass and drums right along with the rest of the mid and treble instrumentation. 

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Seriously eric, I think that you just managed to crank up the bullet train speed a few notches. Good work my friend!

 

 

Wow. So that's how you are supposed to do it! Damn - I wish that I had subscribed to your newsletter years ago lol!

 

 

Stick with me WAYNENUMM, I've have  you married in no time (or have your wife even happier with you ... lol beerchug.gif).

post #1859 of 3171
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Originally Posted by Apo0th3karY View Post

So I've come to understand the 200s require a bit of amplification? That's stopping me from getting them (literally) right this second, aside from price, and having to move soon, money's tight. 

 

I want a portable amp (something other than my ZO2) that will tide me over for a while to come, and I think the C&C BH will do it for me, and all I can really afford to spend for next while is $100. Ugh. I hate jumping on these hype trains and not being able to pay the ticket. Getting kicked off and feeling left out and disappointed, stranded in the middle of nowhere. 

 

I'm unsubscribing from here after today, but I'll be back. I have these on my wishlist. 

I never stated the 200s needed amplification. I stated that it performs even better with it, but it definitely doesn't need it. Two different frames of thought.

post #1860 of 3171
With regards to tips, i've tried the meelec tri flanges and the bass became light, with recessed Mids and treble was a touch sibilant.

I have senn double flange and meelec double flange on order, and I'll try sony hybrids in a minute.

Though i get along with stock mediums great, i still like to fiddle.
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