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post #1966 of 3171

Wish LA customs would clear mine already...

 

Took one day to ship from Amazon to Tenso, one day to ship from Tenso to LA, two days and counting to get out of LA.

 

How long did it take other SoCal members here to clear customs (bobeau, jnsaudiophile)? I'm probably just being impatient. biggrin.gif


Edited by PeterDLai - 1/11/13 at 8:57pm
post #1967 of 3171
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Originally Posted by PeterDLai View Post

Wish LA customs would clear mine already...

 

Took one day to ship from Amazon to Tenso, one day to ship from Tenso to LA, two days and counting to get out of LA.

 

How long did it take other SoCal members here to clear customs (bobeau, jnsaudiophile)? I'm probably just being impatient. biggrin.gif

 

6 days at the customs office for me. 

post #1968 of 3171
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6 days at the customs office for me. 

 

Sometimes when I've ordered things from Japan and other places once they get to customs in the US there was never another update and they just showed up one day about 7 days or so after getting to US customs.  That has happened a few times so they might be on the way, I'd be looking out for them in the next couple of days.

post #1969 of 3171

I live in So-Cal and order from Japan Often, mostly music and it takes usually 7 days to clear customs.  It's hit or miss tho, sometimes they come right thru, other times they wait.  No longer then a week tho!!

post #1970 of 3171

Hi everyone,

 

So I've just  pulled the trigger thanks to you guys. My wallet is empty but I gotta tell ya that I'm HAPPY and I don't regret a tiny bit!!! smily_headphones1.gif

 

My first impressions of the FXZ200:

 

Out of the box bass was a bit uncontrolled and boomy. I wasn't able to hear much detail out of these. Treble lacked finest resolution, since the bass was the most prominent frequency and was bleeding into the other frequencies. They sounded a bit muddy.

 

24 hours later they were sounding much better with tighter bass and very good treble and detail. Bass no longer bleeds into the rest of the frquency spectrum

 

50 hours and they almost reached the sweet spot. The kelton subwoofer shows what its worth, its just incredible the quantity and the QUALITY of the bass and there's lots of details coming from my XO2, that I never heard before from other IEMs. My IEM collection includes SM3 V2 and Westone 4 (the ones I used mostly). They're all for sale. Tells how good these FXZ200 are. Seems that these bad boys have 3 separate speakers such is the separation from bass, mids and treble. Instrument separation and imaging are superb,  3D'ish.

 

More impressions after the 100-200 hours.

 

beerchug.gif
 

post #1971 of 3171
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Originally Posted by jnsaudiophile View Post

 

6 days at the customs office for me. 

 

Sometimes when I've ordered things from Japan and other places once they get to customs in the US there was never another update and they just showed up one day about 7 days or so after getting to US customs.  That has happened a few times so they might be on the way, I'd be looking out for them in the next couple of days.


Have you gotten or are you getting any of these JVCs?

post #1972 of 3171
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Originally Posted by dimitri42 View Post

Hi everyone,

 

So I've just  pulled the trigger thanks to you guys. My wallet is empty but I gotta tell ya that I'm HAPPY and I don't regret a tiny bit!!! smily_headphones1.gif

 

My first impressions of the FXZ200:

 

Out of the box bass was a bit uncontrolled and boomy. I wasn't able to hear much detail out of these. Treble lacked finest resolution, since the bass was the most prominent frequency and was bleeding into the other frequencies. They sounded a bit muddy.

 

24 hours later they were sounding much better with tighter bass and very good treble and detail. Bass no longer bleeds into the rest of the frquency spectrum

 

50 hours and they almost reached the sweet spot. The kelton subwoofer shows what its worth, its just incredible the quantity and the QUALITY of the bass and there's lots of details coming from my XO2, that I never heard before from other IEMs. My IEM collection includes SM3 V2 and Westone 4 (the ones I used mostly). They're all for sale. Tells how good these FXZ200 are. Seems that these bad boys have 3 separate speakers such is the separation from bass, mids and treble. Instrument separation and imaging are superb,  3D'ish.

 

More impressions after the 100-200 hours.

 

beerchug.gif
 

Nice first impressions! Happy listening!

post #1973 of 3171

How do the FXZ200 sound straight out of a Sansa clip?

post #1974 of 3171

Nice impressions dimitri42, let us know more after the 200hrs mark, silver cable also needs burn-in and sometimes more than 200hrs, so yes, odds are that they will still improve even further in all areas. Probably bass can go even deeper and more micro-detail will show up. Wondering if anybody here has reached the 200hrs mark already.

post #1975 of 3171
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Yes, for the moment I am sticking with my Yamaha EPH-100. May look into getting an SM3. I've tried a few others in the $200-500, and so far non were keepers for me.

You're not a trance music lover by any chance?

Gotta say my Yamaha EPH-100s are still amazing, hence why I've not got big intentions to get the FXZs right now.
post #1976 of 3171

For some reason I don't find FXZ100 good with trance (yet?) - I am on about 25hr usage with my FXZ100 and it is not as good for trance as say TF10, H-100, UE700, or W3 - though I found it superbly awesome for hip hop and R&B in particular

 

Maybe after 100+ hr usage trance will sound better?

post #1977 of 3171
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You're not a trance music lover by any chance?

Gotta say my Yamaha EPH-100s are still amazing, hence why I've not got big intentions to get the FXZs right now.

No, no trance for me, mainly dubstep and dnb. Sometimes I enjoy some vocal stuff like Kosheen, Portishead and some old school reggae. I enjoy how the EPH-100s layer all the sounds, as if each is coming from its own separate place. Did not get that with the FXZ, maybe they're a bit too forward for me. The ASG-1 was great as well, but I had the original version and the weird shouty mids made me sell them.
Laslty, the yamms are the only ones by far that somewhat resemble my home monitor setup, so as you can imagine I am trying to mimic my home rig on the go as much as possible.
post #1978 of 3171

FXZ200 has dropped in price, when I bought my 100, the 200 was around 19500 yen, now it is 17800 yen which equates to about AUD$170

 

DAAAAMNNNN!!! getting harder and harder to resist...

post #1979 of 3171

I find that the FXZ-200 excels with music that has natural bass and not too much compression (or none) in the mix:  Classical, Jazz, Blues, some Pop, Blue-Grass, Bossa… well you get my meaning.

 

From what I hear,  when the bass has been processed a lot, has been over compressed, or has been recorded poorly,  the experience is just painful.   This IEMs act as bass microscopes, which for me is a new experience and one that has me wondering if the sound engineers give a damn regarding how bass is recorded as long as is has the punch that low-end reproduction needs. 

post #1980 of 3171

Ok....I think I found why the 200's (and probably the 100's too) sound so fatiguing after awhile. Just listen to either Karen Carpenter's 'Solitaire' or Emmylou Harris's 'In My Dreams' and it's VERY apparent. At the very top end of their voices there is a harsh grating overtone to each note they sing that I do not hear on ANY other headphone or IEM. I listen to the same songs on the Beyer T1's, the TF10s, IE7's and X10s and none of them have this harshness in that range. It is probably not readily apparent on other types of music but there is no escaping the hard edge I am hearing with female vocals. I have over 100 hours on the 200's so I do not expect them to get any better and I have also tried many ear tips to no avail. Thankfully the 200's partially make up for it in the rest of the spectrum. Since I read that most of the people on this thread listen to dub, trance or other forms of music, it's no wonder that nobody is noticing this issue. triportsad.gif


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