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post #1006 of 3470
I don't think they will be that easy to break...i use high gain on volume 120 on fiio x5 to burn them in and they handle the power like a boss 😃
post #1007 of 3470

Has anyone tried these against the Shure SE535 LTD-J ?

 

I would really like to know how fantastic the Bass really is on the fx850, and if anyone found the se535ltd's to be on the lighter side of bass extension.

 

Also looking to buy either the se535 reds or fx850 if anyone is looking to part with. Pm me if you do. Thanks

post #1008 of 3470
I would recommend the jvc's over the shures any day. In fact, i personally like the 750s best. Because it has the most natural tonal balance. The 650s are too shouty and honky, the 850s are still rather too honky though much better than the 650s. The 750s are most mellow. However, bear in mind that i like the dynamic sound more than the BA sound and thats why i would recommend the woodies over the shures. I find the 535s res to be lacking in top end extension and sparkle, overly mid centric, not clean sounding. But thats just me because i generally prefer dynamics unless the BAs are extremely well implemented smily_headphones1.gif
post #1009 of 3470

Thanks for that observation. i was just wondering how the 750s would stack up against the 850s. might

go for the 750s now...appreciate your insight in the sound differences.

post #1010 of 3470
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Originally Posted by drbluenewmexico View Post
 

Thanks for that observation. i was just wondering how the 750s would stack up against the 850s. might

go for the 750s now...appreciate your insight in the sound differences.

 

850 may have slight sonic differences, but besides the removable cable, there's just not a whole lot. The two even have the same drivers if I remember correctly.

post #1011 of 3470
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Originally Posted by Hapster View Post
 

850 may have slight sonic differences, but besides the removable cable, there's just not a whole lot. The two even have the same drivers if I remember correctly.

 

Probably similar drivers but definitely not the same as they have different diameters (11mm on the FX850 vs. 10mm on the FX750).


Edited by PeterDLai - 5/18/14 at 2:30pm
post #1012 of 3470
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Originally Posted by PeterDLai View Post

Probably similar drivers but definitely not the same as they have different diameters (11mm on the FX850 vs. 10mm on the FX750).

Interesting, I would still imagine them to be of a similar structure.
post #1013 of 3470
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Originally Posted by WCDchee View Post

... the 850s are still rather too honky though much better than the 650s. The 750s are most mellow.

 

It may have something to do with the source or recording because I don't find the 850s the slightest bit honky or sibilant. In fact, with the HM801 (a rather warm/smooth sounding DAP), the 850s are borderline too warm/mellow for me with some recordings. 

The 850s are fairly sensitive and seem to amplify different DAPs sound signatures more than any previous dynamic iems I've owned (RE252, RE272, RE400, RE600, IE80)

post #1014 of 3470

C'mon guys, update us with some pics and whet out appetites!

post #1015 of 3470
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Originally Posted by Tympan View Post

It may have something to do with the source or recording because I don't find the 850s the slightest bit honky or sibilant. In fact, with the HM801 (a rather warm/smooth sounding DAP), the 850s are borderline too warm/mellow for me with some recordings. 
The 850s are fairly sensitive and seem to amplify different DAPs sound signatures more than any previous dynamic iems I've owned (RE252, RE272, RE400, RE600, IE80)

It's definitely not the source smily_headphones1.gif perhaps honky may not be the right word smily_headphones1.gif essentially i find the upper mids slightly shouty, and the 750s tone down on that, and having heard a few high end loudspeaker setups, I feel that the 750s more closely resembles these setups in terms of overall tone. Thus it sounds more natural overall.

I agree that the 850s are definitely rather warm sounding, so yea i'm not quite sure how to describe it tongue.gif basically vocals sound overly nasal to me on the 850s and violins become very thick (but not on the low end) not sure if. Im making sense tongue.gif
post #1016 of 3470

what DAP are u using?

post #1017 of 3470
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Originally Posted by Hapster View Post

Interesting, I would still imagine them to be of a similar structure.

Yep the structure is probably similar, but once the size and mass of the driver changes, resonance properties change. Thickness of the driver changes too. Also, equally important is the housing size, shape, and damping mechanism as each of these would heavily affect the resulting sound. As such the 750s and 850s sound tonally very different to me smily_headphones1.gif
post #1018 of 3470
The fiio x5 with either the pico slim or the rsa shadow smily_headphones1.gif
post #1019 of 3470
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by WCDchee View Post


It's definitely not the source smily_headphones1.gif perhaps honky may not be the right word smily_headphones1.gif essentially i find the upper mids slightly shouty, and the 750s tone down on that, and having heard a few high end loudspeaker setups, I feel that the 750s more closely resembles these setups in terms of overall tone. Thus it sounds more natural overall.

I agree that the 850s are definitely rather warm sounding, so yea i'm not quite sure how to describe it tongue.gif basically vocals sound overly nasal to me on the 850s and violins become very thick (but not on the low end) not sure if. Im making sense tongue.gif

This is how the FX850 sound with zero burn in or out of box. They do sound warm and overly thicker on open listen maybe that is what your heard. However,

 

You need to revaluate the FX850 with some sufficient burn in times as my pair don't have any nasal qualities your talking about nor are they too warm sounding..I have no doubt that the FX750 perform  equally as great as the FX850 but I highly doubt JVC would charge $100 more for a nasally lesser iem as you put it. I trust James account of the 3 iems. He doesn't mention any nasal warmish signature your talking about.


Edited by Dsnuts - 5/18/14 at 7:11pm
post #1020 of 3470

That's odd! and your 850s are fully burned in?

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