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post #166 of 517
Hi guys, can anyone that have experience with both the FXT90 and IM50/70 make a comparison of them. Might pick up a pair if the different is significant. Thanks in advance.
post #167 of 517
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Hi guys, can anyone that have experience with both the FXT90 and IM50/70 make a comparison of them. Might pick up a pair if the different is significant. Thanks in advance.

The FXT90 would be a perfect choice if you like ultra aggressive mids, and treble that has a thick "smack" sound. In all honestly, they do have unbelievable timbre, and suberb clarity, but the bass isn't very refined, and the note presentation is very thick, with very hot treble, even after 500 hours of extreme burn in. It's the carbon nanotube tech. 

 

So if you prefer a smoother, more refined sound, with equal clarity, then you might wanna look at the IM70 or tnhe KEF M200?

post #168 of 517
Thanks for input IEMagnet. In fact I have the FXT90 and do enjoy it for reasons you've stated but always felt the mids is a just a tad recess. Does the IM70 have the same tendency? If not and for a smoother sound, might just bite it.
post #169 of 517
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Thanks for input IEMagnet. In fact I have the FXT90 and do enjoy it for reasons you've stated but always felt the mids is a just a tad recess. Does the IM70 have the same tendency? If not and for a smoother sound, might just bite it.

From all that has been experienced, then you'll enjoy the IM70, as it is more like the M200, so you'll find no recessed mids, but smoother mids. 

post #170 of 517
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Thanks for input IEMagnet. In fact I have the FXT90 and do enjoy it for reasons you've stated but always felt the mids is a just a tad recess. Does the IM70 have the same tendency? If not and for a smoother sound, might just bite it.


Mids on the IM70's are more forward. Great for vocals.

post #171 of 517
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Wow thanks for your impressions there smile.gif The IM70's seem great.

Just gotta decide between the IM70 and the MA750. I like the sound signature of my CKN70's but I'm looking for an overall, more refined upgrade on those, especially in the bass (quantity and quality) but not sure which one to go for. The CKS1000 has been in my thoughts for a while but the IM70 and MA750 are cheaper and I'm assuming both are nearly or just as good so...

Nobody? frown.gif
post #172 of 517

I have both the IM70 and MA750, but I can't get a good seal at all on the 750's. Sorry, I can't give you an accurate impression of the 750's due to bad seal. The nozzle is too short for me, even using double flange tips. Will probably sell these eventually when the previous owner sends me all the accessories.   

post #173 of 517
Ok, no worries. Hopefully someone else who has both can help me.
post #174 of 517
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From all that has been experienced, then you'll enjoy the IM70, as it is more like the M200, so you'll find no recessed mids, but smoother mids. 

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Mids on the IM70's are more forward. Great for vocals.

Thanks guys. Just found out some local store have demo sets for audition and will make my way down to audition it. Guess it's best to listen to it personally since it's available locally.
post #175 of 517
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Nobody? frown.gif

I have both of them to me they have similar bass both quantity and quality but IM70s are more punchy, mid on IM70s are more forward, vocal and electric guitar are great on IM70s. Mid on MA750s is just right not recessed nor forwarded. Treble on MA750s are extended better you can hear clearer cymbal on MA750s than IM70.
post #176 of 517
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I have both of them to me they have similar bass both quantity and quality but IM70s are more punchy, mid on IM70s are more forward, vocal and electric guitar are great on IM70s. Mid on MA750s is just right not recessed nor forwarded. Treble on MA750s are extended better you can hear clearer cymbal on MA750s than IM70.

Thanks. Which one do you prefer?

@ Ericp - Don't you have/had them both as well?
Edited by Gee Simpson - 1/11/14 at 10:30am
post #177 of 517
You can't go wrong with either of IM70s or MA750 but I prefer IM70s a bit better coz I mostly listen to metal.

MA750s are very good for pop though.
post #178 of 517

+1. I really like the forward mids on the IM70. Very nice.

post #179 of 517
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Thanks. Which one do you prefer?

@ Ericp - Don't you have/had them both as well?

 

Was comparing these two the other day, The MA750 is great, and has a nice full sound, but I think the IM70 has better transparency and a bass that's not "blurry bloated" as in the MA750 (just a tad). I agree that the IM70s are more forward. Probably better cable and and shell construction with the RHA, but the sound is better to me with the AT. Either one is a good earphone to have in that price range. Oh, the RHA  has the more warmer sound. 

post #180 of 517
Any news on the cable production yet? I'm starting to get sick of this memory wire.
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