Originally Posted by knives
Can anyone compare IM50 with JVC HA-FXT90?
Nowadays they are almost the same price.
Edited by ZapX629 - 12/1/14 at 10:25am
Sure thing. Overall, The FXT90 is a lot brighter and more detailed in the treble with less bass that is more punchy. IM50 is more sensitive and has a boomier bass with a much smoother treble. FXT90 has more recessed mids, though they balance well with the overall frequency. The IM50s are more forward in the midrange and more natural sounding in the upper half of the frequency. IM50 has more 3D presentation than the FXT90 which is a bit on the narrow side, but still well separated. My personal preference would be the IM50s for the less offensive treble and nicer mids, but if you like a very clear, shiny, detailed sound, the FXT90 may be more your thing. I'd rate the FXT90 as technically superior, but the IM50s as more of a crowd pleaser. Knowing what you listen to a lot of and what other IEMs you like could help too.