for those looking for a direct A/B match FX700 vs FXZ 200:
I made recently this comparison FX 700 vs. FXZ200. As told in some other thread it is in Spanish but with a decent translator you should pick up most of my comments.
For the lazy ones:
If you looking for deep yet slamming bass, go for the FXZ 200. On the other hand, FX700 give an impressive, deep, spread and embracing bass also slower than FXZ 200's.
Depeding on the type of music you usually listen to, you might choose one over the other. Simply put, large musical performances FX700, closer/unplugged FXZ200.
For texture on classical intruments, accoustic etc... FX700 for the rest including piano, FXZ200.
SOundstage is absolutely different. Very spread and deep FX700, music moving towards you. INitially very close sound with the FXZ200 but spreading nicely out. As I mention in the review it is the same performance from the public and musicians point of "listening". Very interesting comparison on this specific issue.
This is a comparison A/B but any of those is a delight.
For purely and lovely mids, my "unnegotiable" recommendation is Hifiman RE272 (with proper source and amp). In this very case, bass is not slamming, nor embracing it is just a marvelous touch of bass and subbass... a pure delight.
Having said this, I don't know if I could given away any of the three....
Hope this helps.
Best regards fm Spain.
Very good comparisons between the 3, thanks. Are you A/B'ing with amp or straight from your source?
Edited by 99SiR - 3/2/13 at 12:58pm