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Tenure is good but nearly fell asleep while on the job. 850 came to the rescue and kept me awake. It's one fun and musical iem that say to me this. Hey, listen to me when I'm singing and I'll make sure you can't fall asleep.
Edited by Leo888 - 6/3/14 at 6:30pm
post #1232 of 3470

FX750 starting at $181 on Amazon Japan right now! Pretty good!

post #1233 of 3470
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FX750 starting at $181 on Amazon Japan right now! Pretty good!

Damn - when you wrote that I had to go looking at the pricing for the 850 - I figured I just overpaid for them - but they aren't as heavily discounted - I paid $328 on regular old Amazon.com today - **wipes brow and sighs**

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Damn - when you wrote that I had to go looking at the pricing for the 850 - I figured I just overpaid for them - but they aren't as heavily discounted - I paid $328 on regular old Amazon.com today - **wipes brow and sighs**

I paid $328 U.S. as well from Amazon.com as they don't have them on Amazon.ca. They were shipped out today and should be here by Monday.
post #1235 of 3470
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FX750 starting at $181 on Amazon Japan right now! Pretty good!

Great price, especially for something many says to be very close to the 850. I paid $315, along with the Fiio cables, totals around $350, but it's worth every penny. biggrin.gif
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Damn - when you wrote that I had to go looking at the pricing for the 850 - I figured I just overpaid for them - but they aren't as heavily discounted - I paid $328 on regular old Amazon.com today - **wipes brow and sighs**

 

Good price, they are back to $390 in Japan already... 3-4 weeks from now, you'll be glad you did and never look back ; )

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Great price, especially for something many says to be very close to the 850. I paid $315, along with the Fiio cables, totals around $350, but it's worth every penny. biggrin.gif

 

Nice! For those who paid a little more for their FX850 and not sure how to feel about it, just stare at this Ebay posting for 30 seconds and all  anxiety should dissipate quickly ; )

 

post #1238 of 3470

thats pure gold encased :P

post #1239 of 3470
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Good price, they are back to $390 in Japan already... 3-4 weeks from now, you'll be glad you did and never look back ; )

Do you think the price will continue to climb? The FX700 pricing stayed pretty uniform for a long time....

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Do you think the price will continue to climb? The FX700 pricing stayed pretty uniform for a long time....

The 700 wasn't that well of a performer, treble was peaky at times, mids were pretty much overpowered by the bass. Bar the initial sales for it being new woodies, I'd assume their sales to be pretty lack lustre. And while It did get some attention, it was nowhere near as much hype as these.
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If I had to guess based on the prices I've seen over the last 4 weeks for the FX850 in Japan, I think $390 seems pretty standard now with few up to $430 and few drops here and there but rarely under $330 

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Btw Ivabign, I just noticed your collection of iems !!! :eek: !!! ...  JH16 PRO FP, 1964 V8, Traluscent 1plus2, Heir 8A !!! I hope the FX850 don't feel too out of place among all these muscular Balanced armatures and hybrid! 

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Btw Ivabign, I just noticed your collection of iems !!! :eek: !!! ...  JH16 PRO FP, 1964 V8, Traluscent 1plus2, Heir 8A !!! I hope the FX850 don't feel too out of place among all these muscular Balanced armatures and hybrid! 

When I got started on this road to portable audio nirvana, I started with the TF10 and IE8 - a TOTL BA can and a TOTL Dynamic can (back in the day) - I wanted a new dynamic to take its spot and did some research - other than the DITA, there wasn't a lot of pure dynamic to choose from - The JVC seemed like a technological tour-de-force with wood driver and housing, detachable cables, big sound - the only drawback seemed to be a less tan TOTL price. I can handle that ;) 

 

Oh, and they were shipped by EMS today - 2-3 days before they arrive!

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when I got my 850 ( and at im70), I did back to back tests between the demo unit is the shop and my new unit. i am not into material science but i can say that there is a difference in sound. ( and i test them using my own ear tips, so as to keep the variable the same except between new and used unit.) Thus, i believe burn in does change the sound. However, i find it ridiculous that an IEM needs 1000hr burn-in in order to sound good...that is more like a burn out than burn in. whoever designed the IEM should have factor these and choose or treated the material such that the characteristics stays the same after some initial use...definitely not 1000 hrs!

 

just as it is reasonable when i buy a car and the salesperson explained to give it a steady ride for first 100-200km which will allow the difference parts to work together before pushing the paddle hard....however to run the car for 1000km before it can ride smoothly and stabalises just shows that its lousy design.

 

that said, i like my 850s now better after 2 weeks of listening, though i still find the bass a tap too much, causing them to sound too warm...am getting a silver cable to tam the bass and hopfully reduce some warmth.

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Originally Posted by Ivabign View Post
 

When I got started on this road to portable audio nirvana, I started with the TF10 and IE8 - a TOTL BA can and a TOTL Dynamic can (back in the day) - I wanted a new dynamic to take its spot and did some research - other than the DITA, there wasn't a lot of pure dynamic to choose from - The JVC seemed like a technological tour-de-force with wood driver and housing, detachable cables, big sound - the only drawback seemed to be a less tan TOTL price. I can handle that ;) 

 

Oh, and they were shipped by EMS today - 2-3 days before they arrive!

Funny that you mention the DITA's, as I got my Answers non Truth edition yesterday and I am already finding that they are the best sounding IEM's that I have owned. Through the DX90 they are my end game.  I am now wondering if I should have order both the Truth edition and base edition instead of the FX850 and FAD Heaven VI, both of which I have not heard yet, but I am already thinking they might not measure up to the Ditas.  I never really like my IE80's no matter what source I tried them with as the drums always seems bloated and not very clear.

 

My Heaven VI's should be here tomorrow, and my FX850's should be here by Monday so I will see how they measure up once they are all broken in.

 

Well, I hope the FX850's live up to expectations for you and that they turn out to be a great IEM:)

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