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JVC HA-FX850 iem. Woody - Page 24

post #346 of 577

Okay just one last thing. Which earphone has better bass transients?


Edited by leadbythemelody - 6/10/14 at 8:15pm
post #347 of 577
So i'm currently in japan right now and found the FX750 for $140. Would this be a good buy for rock music? To replace falling apart x10i's?
Also have Dunu dn-1000's on the way, how would they compare? Thanks!
post #348 of 577
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Originally Posted by grook View Post

So i'm currently in japan right now and found the FX750 for $140. Would this be a good buy for rock music? To replace falling apart x10i's?
Also have Dunu dn-1000's on the way, how would they compare? Thanks!

If they are just under the 850's in performance, they are better than the X10's by another order of performance - you should be more than pleased... (I am happy with my 850's now that I found tips that work - hallelujah!)

post #349 of 577
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So i'm currently in japan right now and found the FX750 for $140. Would this be a good buy for rock music? To replace falling apart x10i's?
Also have Dunu dn-1000's on the way, how would they compare? Thanks!
That is a ridiculously good deal!! I would bite
post #350 of 577
Buy 10 and sell it on ebay smily_headphones1.gif

You can make money smily_headphones1.gif
post #351 of 577

just buy a pair of 850 in hK HKD2300 = USD296

post #352 of 577
I have been using sm64 as the main iem for my sound taste, so do u think fx850 can subtitute sm64. I wonder how fx850's performance on treble extension, is it sparkle or get sibilant?
post #353 of 577
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just buy a pair of 850 in hK HKD2300 = USD296

Could I buy a pair from HK for that much in the US and ship them over? lol

post #354 of 577

Stupid Question of the Day:

 

 I'm just now getting back into IEMs after picking up a DX90 for gym/work duty. I have JVC FXZ200, VSonic GR07 BE, and Audio Technica CKS99. The DX90 seems awesome, but I don't believe any of my IEMs match well with it (too revealing?) I'm wondering what I'll think of the FX850 as I, at the moment, don't care for the FXZ200. The FXZ200 is a lot of fun, but as I've become lost down the audio rabbit hole, my tastes have changed. I almost picked up the SE846 until I heard that the FX850 was up to par at less than half the cost. Bass is appreciated, but lack of bass is not acceptable! The FXZ200 has amazing bass, but everything else is thin and artificial sounding. Opinions?


Edited by TooPoor - 6/30/14 at 9:44pm
post #355 of 577
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Bass is appreciated, but lack of bass is not acceptable!

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Originally Posted by james444 View Post

 

Just got the FX850. With a light seal, they sound fantastic.

However, with a full seal, they're like a sledgehammer against the inside of your skull.

 

Nuff said. ;) 

post #356 of 577

Sparkly, but definitely not recessed.

post #357 of 577
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Originally Posted by TooPoor View Post
 

Stupid Question of the Day:

 

 I almost picked up the SE846 until I heard that the FX850 was up to par at less than half the cost. Bass is appreciated, but lack of bass is not acceptable! The FXZ200 has amazing bass, but everything else is thin and artificial sounding. Opinions?

 

I personally think the 850 holds up to the 846 very well, and is the better phone for my tastes. The 846 is  more laid-back, and comes across as too smooth in the highs. Some of the upper mid recession and treble roll off bothered me as well. Also didn't like the tone of the highs as much. (guitars and cymbals sounded off) Another concern is that I find the presentation kind of claustrophobic since its presentation is "in your face", and there isn't enough space between instruments (IMO anyhow). Makes for an immersive listen tho, so if you're coming from other stage monitor type phones it may not bother you as much. Other than that, it's extremely easy on the ears and a pretty well balanced phone. For the money though, I'd pick the Tenore over it every time. 

 

Bass-wise, the 850 plunges deeper than the 846. I ran test tones on them both when I got the 850 in, and that phone goes down to an astounding 13 hz, I think the 846 taps out at around 17 hz. Then again, there's hardly any music that goes that low, so they're comparable in that respect (amplitude being similar across the board in the lows). Note that I don't like the 850 without James' front vent mod since the bass needs attenuation (too reverberant). The 846's bass is less intrusive in that sense I guess. Either way, I'd give the upper hand to the modded 850 though; it probably has the most impactful bass out of anything I've heard to date without coming across as too boomy/sluggish

post #358 of 577
I wholeheartedly agree with _24 regarding his comments on the FX850 SQ. I had decided to sell mine as I had just purchased the new Tralucent Ref.1's and wanted to thin my collection of IEM's in order to recoup some of the cost.

I lent my 850's to a friend for a couple of months and just received them back and after listening to them again after they had accumulated an additional several hundred hours of use, I find the overall balance between bass and the rest of the audio spectrum has improved considerably. I find them to now deliver a very satisfying well-balanced sound, hence I have decided to keep them rather than offer them for sale.

My biggest nit to pick with them was the fact that they did protrude too much from my ears which made it very difficult to use them in bed, but I did find that by reversing them L to R and wearing them "over-ear", they tend to lay flush with the back of my ear and are now much more comfortable to wear. Fortunately, with the removable cables, one can easily maintain correct L/R polarity when wearing them "back-wards".

As the price has dropped significantly since these first became available, they should well be on one's short-list for a mid-priced, top-tier IEM.
Edited by HiFlight - 7/1/14 at 10:42am
post #359 of 577

Thanks for your detailed impressions. I was curious on how the SE846's compared to the FX850's. I definitely wouldn't want less treble than the FX850's already have. It's perfect as it is!

post #360 of 577

500


Edited by leadbythemelody - 7/3/14 at 9:55pm
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