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Fischer Amps FA-4 E XB: New 4-BA IEM From Germany - Page 26
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That just cut down the fans of FA4 by one third.
I was told Joker has the StageDivers for review and I think it will subsequently draw attention to German IEMs in general.
Thinking about it, Germany is very strong right now. The popularity of InEar, Fischer Amps and Rhines Customs/ Vision Ears is heating up.
when they say vented - is the body vented as well, or only the bass drivers into the shell? (the reason I ask is I have major occlusion problems with pure sealed BA IEMs)
between June and Now - did anyone have any significant issues?
is the cable removable and what sockets if it is? (kinda looks like westone so i'm hoping my spare UM cables will fit). can't really see if flush or recessed sockets.
how's the sound isolation on these?
where do buy it (preferably closer to australia . i only found thomann and I hate ordering from them (yea, I can't wait to give them 50 eur to ship them here).)
looking at the FR chart - anyone compare 3 and 4? http://www.head-fi.org/t/667638/fischer-amps-fa-4-e-xb-new-4-ba-iem-from-germany/30#post_9700093
finally, any thoughts on this vs heir 5.0 (aside from the whole - 'amg no more wizard at heir thing')
Edited by svyr - 9/28/13 at 8:04am
It's generally frowned upon to talk about bans publicly.
The cable is removable they come with the same cable which come with earsonics iems.
If you google them you can find a few more online stores with them but i guess thomann is the best option due the warranty and the deduced taxes.
I did a little comparation between the 3 and 4 in the first post
Carlsan owns the fa and tested the 5.0
Edited by Kurdt-bada - 9/28/13 at 8:15am
Heir 5.0 is an excellent earphone, but is slightly more laid back than the Amps.
The Amps are easier to fit and seal, actually one of the easiest earphones to fit and seal that I have ever used. The Heirs are fairly easy to fit, but not quite as easy as the Amps.
Sonically the Amps have a great deep extension without much of a mid-bass bump that other earphones often have. The Amps have crisp highs, good mids, and sound great with whatever you throw at them. They seem to retain a fun sound while still capturing the complete sonic spectrum.
To my ears neither are sibliant.
To me, the Heirs are more laid back and lack that sense of excitement that I get from the Amps, the Heirs also have good bass extension but it seems to hit harder and quicker on the amps.
They both have good mids and highs, but again the Amps have slightly more life to them. They both have excellent detail as well.
To choose just one, I would keep the Amps over the Heirs but that would be tough to, as I do enjoy the Heirs for what they give.
I should add that I think that both earphones perform incredibly well at their related price points. They are both better that any $200-$400 earphones that I have heard, and may be very close or equal to $1000 earphones, but I have only heard the 1plus2 and that one is really the best earphone in my collection. The 1plus2 is a stay at home earphone, the the Heir's and Amps are both very portable.
Earsonics cable is westone from memory. Maybe revervsed pins.
Are the sockets flush or recessed?
As for 1pl2. The universal demo I heard wasn't great seal wise.
And price wise rhapsodio rdb+v1 is sonically pretty similar and half to 1/3 the price. Unfortunately the
wide semi conical nozzle characteristic of the design and doesn't fit me well and I don't want a custom
Edited by Kurdt-bada - 9/28/13 at 9:55am
I own the sm3v2 and the treble is not similar, the fa 4e xb treble is more extended and bright but never sibilant, the sm3v2 without the filters have more treble presence but is not even as extended or bright as the amps and is more sibilant. I think the sockets are recessed
the final bit that stops me is the fr chart similarity with TF10s that costs $260 (and has polarizing reviews where people either love or hate them ) . any direct comparisons.? (edit, ops that's fa3 not 4)
Edited by svyr - 9/28/13 at 5:43pm
The sound is quite different but i feel the amps are in another class anyway if you find the sm3 v2 treble is too hot im not sure if the amps are for you but the treble is very well done in the amps
Edited by Kurdt-bada - 9/28/13 at 6:11pm