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post #1396 of 3470

Hi fellows, am curious to know if anyone tried the 850 with a O2 amp. Will appreciate some impression or feedbacks if any 850 owners have had the experience with them. Thanks in advance.

post #1397 of 3470
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

 

Am having a blast with the Havi B3 Pro 1 with JVC tips... the clarity n separation is superb,

n the involvement n spaciousness go up a notch w this tip. i love this ! 

:beerchug:

post #1398 of 3470
Hi guys, just wondering if anyone here have reviewed the performance of FX850 with aftermarket cables? Based on the reviews I felt that a dose of silver cable from Stage93 or MoonAudio or Toxic Cables would compliment it alot.
post #1399 of 3470
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Originally Posted by rskbug View Post
 

I wonder how these fx850 would compare to 846's.

 

I just got the FX850 and while I will rate the FX850 very good overall for its price in terms of what you getting,  its really not in the same league compared to SE846. It is a very nice IEM for its price, Its big sound and thick sound quality is addicting. 

post #1400 of 3470

Are the JVC tips sold in the US?

post #1401 of 3470
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Originally Posted by Audiowood View Post
 

 

I just got the FX850 and while I will rate the FX850 very good overall for its price in terms of what you getting,  its really not in the same league compared to SE846. It is a very nice IEM for its price, Its big sound and thick sound quality is addicting. 

 

it needs to burn in for a few seasons...i generally use midsized tips..but chose the Large for this :P 

post #1402 of 3470

Hey guys, I just received the FX850s and boy, they are a tour de force coming from Etymotic HF5s. The sound is so much more full bodied and lusher in comparison! Pardon my use of the terminology but I'm quite new to good quality audio and am going with my gut feeling.

 

One thing I do miss from the Etys are the triple flange silicone tips. The triples gave me the best seal and I simply don't get the same level of seal with the included JVC silicone tips. I've read about the vented design of these phones but the seal just doesn't feel right. I'm currently using the small silicone tips for my ears.

 

The foamies in either brand don't fill me with joy and I'm out looking for silicone tips. Does anyone know of a big bore triple flange set for these woodies?

 

I'm currently listening to ALACs using my iPhone 4s and after all these years, these phones have made me want to look for a better sound source. Any recommendations with synergy are appreciated as well.

 

Edit: Thanks to Dsnuts review! Really pushed me over the edge in pulling the trigger.


Edited by Wolven - 6/21/14 at 2:32pm
post #1403 of 3470
Thread Starter 

Glad your enjoying them..Source wise these play really well out of everything I own they sound exceptional out of my DX90 but I would imagine these sounding really nice with anything with more power. X5 X3.. Maybe it might be worth looking into a nice portable amp to use with your iPhone 4. Might do the trick to bring the sound of the FX850 to a proper level and you don't have to spend so much..Oh and I don't know how much you believe in burn in but I highly recommend running music through the wood drivers for a good weeks worth of time. It will be worth your effort. They will only sound better and better as you do this.

 

I would honestly say that is a requirement.

 

Can anyone tell us how the Fiio E12 sound with the FX850 if they own it? Something like that.  I use my 2quickstep amp and it sounds too nice.


Edited by Dsnuts - 6/21/14 at 2:47pm
post #1404 of 3470
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post
 

Glad your enjoying them..Source wise these play really well out of everything I own they sound exceptional out of my DX90 but I would imagine these sounding really nice with anything with more power. X5 X3.. Maybe it might be worth looking into a nice portable amp to use with your iPhone 4. Might do the trick to bring the sound of the FX850 to a proper level and you don't have to spend so much..Oh and I don't know how much you believe in burn in but I highly recommend running music through the wood drivers for a good weeks worth of time. It will be worth your effort. They will only sound better and better as you do this.

 

I would honestly say that is a requirement.

 

Can anyone tell us how the Fiio E12 sound with the FX850 if they own it? Something like that.  I use my 2quickstep amp and it sounds too nice.

 

Many thanks for the prompt response!

 

I'm currently considering the Leckerton UHA-6S-MKII (To be honest, the JVCs and Leckerton were recommended to me by my cousin - another head-fi lurker :) )

 

As for burn-in, I intend to burn them in while listening to them... Being an amateur, I think I'll enjoy the evolution of sound. In anycase, I can't seem to get them out of my ears :)

post #1405 of 3470
Thread Starter 

Oh yea there you go. That should do just fine.. Just leave your FX850 playing overnight.. I find Drum and Bass to be perfect for working out drivers at moderate loudish volumes. Does the trick every time. I have a dedicated burn in station set up just for burning in my phones.  The sound definitely changes for the better after a good solid run in. As you will find out.

post #1406 of 3470
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Originally Posted by Wolven View Post
 

Hey guys, I just received the FX850s and boy, they are a tour de force coming from Etymotic HF5s. The sound is so much more full bodied and lusher in comparison! Pardon my use of the terminology but I'm quite new to good quality audio and am going with my gut feeling.

 

One thing I do miss from the Etys are the triple flange silicone tips. The triples gave me the best seal and I simply don't get the same level of seal with the included JVC silicone tips. I've read about the vented design of these phones but the seal just doesn't feel right. I'm currently using the small silicone tips for my ears.

 

The foamies in either brand don't fill me with joy and I'm out looking for silicone tips. Does anyone know of a big bore triple flange set for these woodies?

 

I'm currently listening to ALACs using my iPhone 4s and after all these years, these phones have made me want to look for a better sound source. Any recommendations with synergy are appreciated as well.

 

Edit: Thanks to Dsnuts review! Really pushed me over the edge in pulling the trigger.

I do know that the Meelec triples fit - none of the others I know of will as the bore is too big (Westone/Shure) - but in my quest for a decent seal, I tried the Meelecs and while they didn't work for my ears as I have a really weird ear canal - they fit the JVC fine....

post #1407 of 3470
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Originally Posted by Wolven View Post

Hey guys, I just received the FX850s and boy, they are a tour de force coming from Etymotic HF5s. The sound is so much more full bodied and lusher in comparison! Pardon my use of the terminology but I'm quite new to good quality audio and am going with my gut feeling.

One thing I do miss from the Etys are the triple flange silicone tips. The triples gave me the best seal and I simply don't get the same level of seal with the included JVC silicone tips. I've read about the vented design of these phones but the seal just doesn't feel right. I'm currently using the small silicone tips for my ears.

The foamies in either brand don't fill me with joy and I'm out looking for silicone tips. Does anyone know of a big bore triple flange set for these woodies?

I'm currently listening to ALACs using my iPhone 4s and after all these years, these phones have made me want to look for a better sound source. Any recommendations with synergy are appreciated as well.

Edit: Thanks to Dsnuts review! Really pushed me over the edge in pulling the trigger.

Not sure if its the same for FX850. But for my current FX700.

The Ortofon tips worked the best in terms of providing seal, overall bass texture and amount lies between the Sony Hybrids and the old JVC stock flanges.

Most importantly they seem to have some magic in making the FX700 finally place the spatial cues more precisely albeit a more 3d spherical soundstage more so than other tips that I have tried.

Of course ymmv and synergy might differ for the FX850.

(P.S Getting my FX850 by end of this month. If I manage to pair it up with the 93spec silver or silver dragon cable I shall report back here with impressions in due time!)
Edited by kendric - 6/21/14 at 6:52pm
post #1408 of 3470

One thing I'd have to disagree with in this thread is the amount the burn-in that changes the FX-850. Let me clarify for those who've yet to pull the trigger on buying these. They have quite a bit of bass heft that does seep into the lower midrange and it can definitely make 'apparent' detail blur up, but that's just how 100 - 500 hertz is when boosted, not because the headphone is muddy. Those who claim it has slow, unrefined bass at first are wrong, it's just the apparent detail isn't clear, and after listening to these for a month I've realized it's very possible to adjust and get past this 'muddy' sound, but it's not because of burn-in, it's mental adjustment. Going to a different headphone and back makes me realize this everytime. Also, these sound fine off a lowly source such as the sansa clip+, but they definitely scale up with my modi + magni in an amazing way. --- and a last note, the cable is extremely prone to coiling from normal usage, it twists up and likes to stay twisted. Not sure if it's a norm for IEMs, but my XB90EX doesn't do that so I thought it's worth noting.

post #1409 of 3470
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post
 

Glad your enjoying them..Source wise these play really well out of everything I own they sound exceptional out of my DX90 but I would imagine these sounding really nice with anything with more power. X5 X3.. Maybe it might be worth looking into a nice portable amp to use with your iPhone 4. Might do the trick to bring the sound of the FX850 to a proper level and you don't have to spend so much..Oh and I don't know how much you believe in burn in but I highly recommend running music through the wood drivers for a good weeks worth of time. It will be worth your effort. They will only sound better and better as you do this.

 

I would honestly say that is a requirement.

 

Can anyone tell us how the Fiio E12 sound with the FX850 if they own it? Something like that.  I use my 2quickstep amp and it sounds too nice.

Dsnuts I bought the fx850 from ur review. It has been an amazing IEM. What I'd like to know is if there is a better IEM out there in your opinion? What about the ASG2?

post #1410 of 3470
Most likely the reference one from tralucent😊
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