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JVC HA-SZ2000/1000 Appreciation Thread - Page 41
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I managed to listen to both the SZ1000 and SZ2000 today and here are my impressions:
Source: ipad nano and O2 amp
At the first shop that I went, I believe the SZ2000 that I heard wasn't properly burnt in. Frankly, it was a disappointment. The mid and high were congested and a mess, and the bass was bloated. Fortunately, at the second shop that I went to, the SZ1000 and SZ2000 were more or less burnt in. Both have the same sound signature, but the SZ2000 is slightly better than the SZ1000 in every way.
Using my FXZ200 as a reference, the SZ2000 has better highs and mids, they made the FXZ2000's high sound tamed and the mids overly warm. However, I personally feel that the FXZ200 still has a better bass in certain cases. In bass-strong songs like techno and clubs songs, the FXZ200's bass is like a subwoofer, it has quantity, body, and it rumbles like an actual subwoofer. It makes you want to party! However, in other genres, like female vocals, the bass does tend to leak into the mids and even the high as a background rumble and affecting the overall clarity. The SZ2000's bass is strong, but it doesn't have the deep rumble like the FXZ200. In bass heavy songs, the bass sounds punchy but just not like the subwoofer of the FXZ200.
Depending on what type of music that you to listen to, the SZ2000 may or may not be what you're looking for.
I also will choose between the 2000 and the Pro 500 of Yamaha, because I like bass, and I have the top in ears of both brands. The JVC however might win when it Comes to the Looks, as I prefere classic Looks over the modern styled Yamaha´s, from wich the 220 could be an Option as well if they are soundwise on the same Level. I use a Teac UD-H01 Dac/ headphone amp,wich gets the best out of the cans, like my current Teufel Aureol Real., a bargain for it´s Price, but like I said I might make an upgrade to one of These.
Thx Gikigill, I have the Ha-Fx 1000 in ear,so I know JVC is capable of producing high Quality headphones, as I said before they will be a contender nex to the Yamaha Pro 500, if equal I might go for the JVC also due their Looks, I am not to keen on the flashy Looks of the Yamaha´s. Another one that springs to mind in this priceclass are the Grado 325I but probably lacks bass in comparision to this two.
I agree to that as I have FX 1000, wich sounds as good as they look. You never get tired of listening as they Sound easy and fluid on the ear, but sitll with rich Detail and great bass. How do you compare both with each other, as the FXZ 200 is the new one and even product of the year wirh EISA?
The FXZ200 is the best sounding of the trio IMO but needs a lot of burn in before it cleans up.
In the beginning it sounds dull and congested but slowly opens up and gets to a really nice treble and thumping bass.
I use it with the Fiio X3 and the Neco Labs V3 18V and it sounds great. Make sure you power it properly or else it sounds rubbish.
The Fiio X3 by itself at a volume of 25-30 powers it well but no phone/ipod seems to have the juice to power it straight.