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post #1111 of 1677
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Originally Posted by Nirmalanow View Post
 


I agree....I can't see paying $1000 or even $2000 for a pair of tiny little iems...but that is just me. :rolleyes:

Especially since you were not supposed to use anything else but the $39 Koss Porta Pro with the Tera ; )

Btw, how did the silver cable work for you with the FX850? 

post #1112 of 1677

I am enjoying the FBI silver cable, but to be honest, I did not do a lot of back and forth with the stock cable as I was trying out a bunch of other new stuff at the same time. And everything sounds so good now that I am just leaving everything alone. :rolleyes: It is a very nicely made cable.

 

I heard good things about the Zero Audio iems from Hiflight also, but have not tried them.

post #1113 of 1677

Nice, funny, FBI cables are made few miles from where I live, just realized that!

post #1114 of 1677

Your question inspired me to compare the silver cable to the stock cable, and it definitely brightens the sound a bit and brings out the details. However, since I just upgraded my TDS unit to the even more effective TDS Passive Audiophile, it is too much of a good thing. The TDS unit already brings out a lot of detail and emphasizes the higher frequencies. So I found I liked the sound with the stock cable a little more.

 

So my 100% silver FBI cable is now up for sale on here. If someone wants a little more detail and sparkle from the FX850s in their setup, it could be a nice match.

 

EDIT: Changed my mind for now and took out the TDS as it was not really portable even though it is passive and does not need to be plugged in. So without the TDS, I like the FBI cable better.


Edited by Nirmalanow - 5/24/14 at 1:25pm
post #1115 of 1677
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Listening to the FX650 as I type.. These earphones are excellent value in the FXWoody line.. These retain a lot of what makes the FX850 so endearing to hear..These are definitely satisfying in their own right and I think guys that want to try out one of the FX series but don't have the cash for the FX750 or FX850 will be pleasantly surprised how good the FX650 sound.

 

Sure they don't have the refinement of the FX850 but you know what if I didn't own the FX850 I think I would be pretty happy with how these sound on their own..That timbre in full force a nice spacious full and rich sound these earphones are clearly worth the money paid to try one..And I am happy to report these do have a good balance on them and do not have the older V shape Fr..

post #1116 of 1677
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post
 

Listening to the FX650 as I type.. These earphones are excellent value in the FXWoody line.. These retain a lot of what makes the FX850 so endearing to hear..These are definitely satisfying in their own right and I think guys that want to try out one of the FX series but don't have the cash for the FX750 or FX850 will be pleasantly surprised how good the FX650 sound.

 

Sure they don't have the refinement of the FX850 but you know what if I didn't own the FX850 I think I would be pretty happy with how these sound on their own..That timbre in full force a nice spacious full and rich sound these earphones are clearly worth the money paid to try one..And I am happy to report these do have a good balance on them and do not have the older V shape Fr..

Well FX750 isn't that much more expensive in comparison to FX650 and it's thought to be near the FX850 in terms of SQ

I think its the better buy

post #1117 of 1677
Thread Starter 

Sure around $65 bucks more currently not bad.

post #1118 of 1677
I would like to give a little update of my opinion on these woodies. Some of you might remember that I preferred the tone of the 750s to the 850s. When i returned to give them another listen yesterday, I realised that the 850s actually do have a higher level of refinement. I still prefer the tone of the 750s, and if i had to pick i would pick the 750s, but the refinement of the 750s just arent on the same level as that of the 850s.
post #1119 of 1677
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Originally Posted by Nirmalanow View Post
 

Your question inspired me to compare the silver cable to the stock cable, and it definitely brightens the sound a bit and brings out the details. However, since I just upgraded my TDS unit to the even more effective TDS Passive Audiophile, it is too much of a good thing. The TDS unit already brings out a lot of detail and emphasizes the higher frequencies. So I found I liked the sound with the stock cable a little more.

 

So my 100% silver FBI cable is now up for sale on here. If someone wants a little more detail and sparkle from the FX850s in their setup, it could be a nice match.

 

EDIT: Changed my mind for now and took out the TDS as it was not really portable even though it is passive and does not need to be plugged in. So without the TDS, I like the FBI cable better.

 

This does not surprise me : ) I actually made a balanced cable today using an older Cardas (Blue smurf) cable that made a substantial improvement in the past when used with the HM801–HD650 combo. 

 

The cable was already fully burned in, I just replaced the connections on each end (TRRS balanced minijack and MMCX connectors on the other end)... It took me over 3 hours to make it but well worth it: Very noticeable improvements equal to what it brought to the HD650.

 

The bass is now more controlled, faster, and articulate. I no longer need to EQ the bass down two notches with the HM801 nor do I feel like the HM801 is a bit warm for the FX850 any longer.

The mediums also feel more transparent and the highs more crystalline. Micro details, texture, layering, imaging, instrument separation, and depth all have improved while retaining the fullness, smoothness, and natural timbres. Everything sounds better, the synergy is excellent and from memory, as enjoyable as the HD650 with a better sound isolation and 9 Oz lighter !!!

To my surprise, the FX850 now also sound as liquid as the RE600! Listening to a John Abercrombie quartet (Within a song album) as I type and it sounds so organic and natural... hadn't been impressed like that since the HD650.

 

This Cardas cable is heavier and more rigid than the stock cable but I don't mind the compromise considering the improvement and synergy it brings to the table. I'm not sure what it is made of. The wires are orange so I doubt their is any silver in it, most likely some high grade cooper of some sort...  

 

Anyways, I've suggested in the past that the FX850 are sensitive to sources but they seem equally sensitive to cables. When I think I almost sold the HM801 to get a brighter sounding DAP, I'm glad I tried the cable option first. 4 years with the HM801 and This combo is here to stay. The FX850 do benefit from being balanced too.

post #1120 of 1677

Sounds like a nice improvement across the board. The FX850's never cease to amaze me.

post #1121 of 1677
Ds have you tried the fx850 with a Ifi nano or c5 or has anyone for that matter trying to decide which would pair best with Sony f887
post #1122 of 1677

The FX850 sounds great with my Nano amp. The 3D effect gives an incredibly natural soundstage/imaging and also gives a little more detail and treble, which I think balances the sound of the JVC's. I do not usually use the bass boost as the FX850 does not need any help there.

post #1123 of 1677
Awesome thanx so many great option, not enough time
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I've been trying the 6N cable silver-plated Onkyo upgrade cable on the FX850 today. It gives vocals even more clarity and tightens the bass up some so that it's not as thick sounding as with the stock cable. Treble seems to be brighter and the over signature is a bit airier, yet a bit more forward. It fits the FX850 perfectly, but the color of the cable makes the earphone a bit more flashy out in public. And it doesn't have a strain relief, but it doesn't swing around too much hanging  straight down or over the ears. It works better than the TE-05 cable. A nice alternative cable that's not too expensive. 

post #1125 of 1677
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I've been trying the 6N cable silver-plated Onkyo upgrade cable on the FX850 today. It gives vocals even more clarity and tightens the bass up some so that it's not as thick sounding as with the stock cable. Treble seems to be brighter and the over signature is a bit airier, yet a bit more forward. It fits the FX850 perfectly, but the color of the cable makes the earphone a bit more flashy out in public. And it doesn't have a strain relief, but it doesn't swing around too much hanging  straight down or over the ears. It works better than the TE-05 cable. A nice alternative cable that's not too expensive. 

 

Which cable is it? Did you get it on Ebay?

thanks.

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