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post #451 of 1751
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Originally Posted by Madmollusk View Post
 

The cup sizes are the same, so both headphones sort of clamp and squeeze me in all the wrong places. The Classic is definitely built with better materials (much better actually), but overall, I prefer the FSP's sound-signature; it's so exquisitely clear and clean without ever becoming analytical. It's amazing actually. So many so-called neutral headphones lack warmth, but the FSP retains just a touch of warmth, which, btw, never compromises its neutrality. So if you want a crystal-clear, scrupulously clean sound punctuated by punchy but well-behaved bass, then the FSP is the only way to go. If, on the other hand, you desire more gravitas, more bass presence, a warmer sound-signature with a slightly relaxed upper-midrange, then the Classic will please you more. It boils down to preference. I'm definitely keeping both headphones. What can I say? I love them both. 

Warm sound sig means laid back highs and increased lows? right?

And what does gravitas mean?

 

I prefer the looks of the FSP by the way, i think they are sexy.

Thanks for the explanation :)

post #452 of 1751
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Warm sound sig means laid back highs and increased lows? right?

And what does gravitas mean?

 

I prefer the looks of the FSP by the way, i think they are sexy.

Thanks for the explanation :)

 

I have both FSC and FSP.

 

In terms of build quality and looks, the FSC wins hands down. Not only do they exude a premium feel, they are also more comfortable than the FSP due to the even and generous soft headband.

 

The FSP in turn creaks whenever i adjust the headphone (either the length or by the act of just putting it on my head). Feels plasticky. The small cushion bump in the center of the headband also means that the entire weight of the headphone is concentrated around there (as compared to the FSC headband which spreads out the weight). 

 

SQ wise, both have the same house sound but are slightly different. Their differences are not as exaggerated.

post #453 of 1751
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Originally Posted by uelover View Post
 

 

I have both FSC and FSP.

 

In terms of build quality and looks, the FSC wins hands down. Not only do they exude a premium feel, they are also more comfortable than the FSP due to the even and generous soft headband.

 

The FSP in turn creaks whenever i adjust the headphone (either the length or by the act of just putting it on my head). Feels plasticky. The small cushion bump in the center of the headband also means that the entire weight of the headphone is concentrated around there (as compared to the FSC headband which spreads out the weight). 

 

SQ wise, both have the same house sound but are slightly different. Their differences are not as exaggerated.


cool, personally i actually prefer the looks of the FSP over the FSC, and i think comfort is an upgrade from my vmoda m100, with the shallowest cups in the world, and i hate the xp pads :D sound great though

post #454 of 1751
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Guys I just wanted to confirm that the X5 + FSP combo is just killer. Absolutely beautiful sounds. I think it may be the greatest $700 combo in the history of Head-Fi.

 

I've sort of settled on the X5 for the FSP and the DX90 for the Sig Pro (for now that is. I will let you guys know if things change. They're both incredible)

 

X5 really sounds so much better after about 40 hours in. Initially it wasn't as impressive.

 

*What's crazy is that I'm running tests on both DAPs using the K812, Sig Pro, and FSP. I forget that the FSP is not supposed to be in this group (price wise).

 

I laugh when I think about the price of the FSP vs. these two. It hangs just fine with them like it belongs in the group. I can't believe we now have a headphone this cheap that is this good.


Edited by M-13 - 4/18/14 at 5:26am
post #455 of 1751

I really envy you. I really want the FSP but it just won't fit me. I really hope they will come up with a newer version fast! 

post #456 of 1751

Why does the FSC have a cable with 2 cables? sorry cant explain but i was wondering

post #457 of 1751
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

Guys I just wanted to confirm that the X5 + FSP combo is just killer. Absolutely beautiful sounds. I think it may be the greatest $700 combo in the history of Head-Fi.

 

 

*What's crazy is that I'm running tests on both DAPs using the K812, Sig Pro, and FSP. I forget that the FSP is not supposed to be in this group (price wise).

 

Great, it seems like it's time to sell my anedio ;) Personally, I'm not surprised that FSP can compete with K812 and Sig Pro. Ultrasones are good, but overpriced a bit; can't say about AKGs for sure, but man, they measure even worse than Focals!

post #458 of 1751
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Great, it seems like it's time to sell my anedio ;) Personally, I'm not surprised that FSP can compete with K812 and Sig Pro. Ultrasones are good, but overpriced a bit; can't say about AKGs for sure, but man, they measure even worse than Focals!

What I can say is that the X5 is nearly at the level of the Concero which is nearly at the level of the X-Sabre which plays in the same level as the Anedio 2 (depending on who you ask), so yeah the X5 is not far off, the DX90 might be even closer. I think the resolution might actually be even more than the Concero which is just monkey nuts.

 

As for the K812, it still offers a superior sound in terms of technicalities, but honest to god I just forget about it when I'm listening to the FSP. It's like the perfect headphone I can listen to forever without feeling like anything is missing. Just amazing.

post #459 of 1751
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Why does the FSC have a cable with 2 cables? sorry cant explain but i was wondering


One is a short smart phone cable and the other one is a long useless studio cable. Just get the V-moda cable and be done with it.

post #460 of 1751
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One is a short smart phone cable and the other one is a long useless studio cable. Just get the V-moda cable and be done with it.


not what i meant see how its got 2 cables in one? And also personally i got the s-flex cable, just hope it will fit bothe the m100 and the FSP

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fisual-S-Flex-Mini-3-5mm-Cable/dp/B00B3VSRI2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1397827467&sr=8-2&keywords=s-flexhttp://www.player.rs/clients/player/file_storage/products/6/5/0/1/6501.p532afce0ab151.jpg 

post #461 of 1751
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not what i meant see how its got 2 cables in one?

Ah, I almost didn't see what you're talking about now I do. Isn't that just the left and right channel seperated out? Either that or the ground is seperated out, hard to tell unless someone slices it open. Not sure why you're worried. You shouldn't be, the stock cables sound and work fine.

post #462 of 1751
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

Ah, I almost didn't see what you're talking about now I do. Isn't that just the left and right channel seperated out? Either that or the ground is seperated out, hard to tell unless someone slices it open. Not sure why you're worried. You shouldn't be, the stock cables sound and work fine.


ok cool. im getting the FSP not the FSC but i was just buring with curiosity :s

post #463 of 1751
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ok cool. im getting the FSP not the FSC but i was just buring with curiosity :s


No problem my man. I get curious too. :beerchug:

post #464 of 1751
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not what i meant see how its got 2 cables in one? And also personally i got the s-flex cable, just hope it will fit bothe the m100 and the FSP
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fisual-S-Flex-Mini-3-5mm-Cable/dp/B00B3VSRI2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1397827467&sr=8-2&keywords=s-flexhttp://www.player.rs/clients/player/file_storage/products/6/5/0/1/6501.p532afce0ab151.jpg
 
That is just a twin cable. One side is the right channel and the other the left.
post #465 of 1751
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Originally Posted by musicman59 View Post


That is just a twin cable. One side is the right channel and the other the left.

why wouldnt you just use a normal one though?

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