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post #16 of 28
Maybe you can find the comparatiom here http://www.head-fi.org/t/667638/fischer-amps-fa-4-e-xb-new-4-ba-iem-from-germany

It seems not too many people have the new version would like to see some comparations too!
Edited by Kurdt-bada - 7/21/14 at 3:14am
post #17 of 28
I did a little bit of digging and discovered that I purchased this back in February. So, I don't know if it qualifies as being the latest version. My luck, I just missed the cut off by a month or two. However, I wish that I knew because if there is a newer version I am unfortunately going to have to buy it. I will try to offer some comparations on here between the headphones that I do have; m200, dn-1000, FAD IV heaven, pfe232, and Westome UM4.
post #18 of 28
Add the comparations in the fa 4e thread and meet the other people smily_headphones1.gif

I don't know which version could be yours but February... Probably it's the old version
post #19 of 28

I will check it out and update on here once I find the one I'm referring to.  I've read so much on here; a lot of times through my cell phone, but haven't done much posting, but it is nice to chat with people that have the same interests; my wife thinks I'm nuts.  

According to FA, what are the differences supposed to be?

post #20 of 28
This is more or less what they told us smily_headphones1.gif

Kurdt-Bada's Feedback made me excited about the Sound, so I called Jochen Fischer.

And I asked him, what is going on with the Mid Section, is the "phone" sound vanished?

He said, many users told him, that the Mid Section maybe sounds a bit to harsh & could annoy.

So, he dropped the frequence between 1 - 2 KHZ about 3-4 db, so the Sound is now more neutral & the "Phone" sound is not existing anymore.

He said, he changed the Crossover, like Kurdt told, & fixed the Middle Driver, so the sound is now much better than the old one, cause the Mids are now exactly, how they should be, not to "phone" sounding, & more neutral & crisp.

Isn't that Nice?

Kurdt heared the Difference & you are right, it is changed!

Ive asked him, why he does not write that in the official page, he said: "It is not an huge improvement, only High fidelity ears will hear the difference in the Mid Section. The Harshness between 3-4 Khz he also fixed it & the Crossover between Mids & Highs is much more fluid, now it should sound everything how is supposed to be!

It was really easy for his Team to fix the Middle Driver & it made a noticeable difference, he told me.

So Guys, maybe you will make a comparison to your "old" FA-4's vs the "new" one?

I think the stage is also wider
Edited by Kurdt-bada - 7/21/14 at 9:17am
post #21 of 28

I believe the comparation was:



I was really looking intently at the ASG-2 or the FA4EXB's, but this review helped tip me to the Fischer's.  I still want to hear the ASG-2's, but i go back and read that and I'm reassured of my choice; not that it bashed the ASG-2's at all.  

post #22 of 28

Yes! that's Moonyeol comparation hope he can grab a pair of the new version soon and add some words about it

Edited by Kurdt-bada - 7/21/14 at 10:40am
post #23 of 28



when I buy an FA-4E XB now (I mean in July 2015) will it be the new version already ? How can I spot the difference ?

Edited by dml84 - 7/28/15 at 10:33pm
post #24 of 28
Yes you will get the new fa 4e version but not the rhapsody which is not released yet.
post #25 of 28

Good to know, but it seems like the Rhapsody series will take a couple of months to be released I guess. Not even sure if it's really going to be "better" maybe

just "different" the FA-4E XB is almost perfect for my taste.

post #26 of 28
Originally Posted by Kurdt-bada View Post

Yes you will get the new fa 4e version but not the rhapsody which is not released yet.

I've been planning on buying one of the fischer amps iems for some time. Now I'm quite confused. I thought the "XB" stands for the Rhapsody series. Is that correct? If not, then the FA-4E XB is "the new fa4e version" you referred to in the quote?


In terms of SD3, I would rather have the SD2. SD2 is still darker than what I want, so the FA-4E XB might just be what I have been looking for. I would really want to have a try, but no retailers here in hk has it in store.

post #27 of 28
Originally Posted by Labze View Post

I'll probrably be ordering them tomorrow, so hoping they won't dissapoint :)

Did you get them? I'm in the same dilemma... upgrading from IE80 (same as IE8) and I made a small list of options including both Fischer amps and SD3... how do they compare with IE8/80? 

post #28 of 28

I have just ordered the FA-4E XB and can do a short comparison with the sd3. I have no interest in the IE80 though.

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