Originally Posted by Duncan
Quick question, if I think the bass of the IE800s is pretty much perfectly balanced, would I end up hating the FX850 boosted bass, would it be like having bass-bins strapped inside my ears?
Sheer quantity wouldn't be that much different imo, about equal deep bass and slightly more mid/upper bass on the JVCs. But the FX850 have decidedly more bass authority and are much more comparable to full-sized phones in that regard. When listening to the IE800, even though their bass tuning is pretty strong, I can tell that it's a small driver. Not so with the JVCs.
Tbh, I can't give you a reliable comparison vs. the stock FX850, since I've exclusively been listening to them with the front vent mod for a long time. But if that's of any help for you, I've closely compared my modded FX850 to the Sennheiser HD600 (driven from the HDVD 800) and the JVCs sounded a smidgen less mid-bassy and warm, with better midrange clarity than the Senns.