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post #226 of 3467
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Hybrids are the best ;)... Get the best of both worlds :P

 

On a more serious note, Dannybai thank you very much. You were right about these (you are one of the very few I trust honestly). Even out of the box I am really enjoying them. I was really worried about these being fart-cannons like the FX700s were. The bass does hit hard and there is a lot of it. But it is in balance with the mids and treble. Even at reasonable to slightly higher volumes. While on the FX700 just tapping it a bit and the bass would steal the entire show. Much better. I look forward to hearing them improve with break-in.

 

Update: The timbre is what I really missed on the FX700. Due to things being noticeably more balanced I can really enjoy that woody timbre. It's the best timbre I've heard on any IEM honestly. So natural. The drums/instruments in general sound so real. Vocals are beautiful. Are these really gonna get better with usage? lmao. Another huge plus for me is the longer cable. The short cable on the FX700 was so annoying. Plus putting on the adapter cable compromised its sound... I listened to some bass heavy tracks and the 850s handled it like a champ.

 

I would say 100 hours is a must for these to show their true sound. The open box sound is not as tight as my pair. Bass becomes way more dynamic, tighter and more controlled. Mids solidifies, highs become one of the best if not the best..You think the timbre sounds good now wait till the sound tightens up. Not to mention the definition of overall sound improves.

 

I have well over 200 hours on my pair and I can't comprehend how good these earphones sound to me. It is on a level I never expected.

 

Don't care if any of you guys that read this don't do burn in..Burn them in, do it in secret.. It gets better and better..


Edited by Dsnuts - 3/15/14 at 9:09am
post #227 of 3467
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post #228 of 3467
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looks like its time to spend money again. Happy that I sold my heir 5.0...

 

I'm happy I sold my 8A. One of my friends actually much preferred the 5.0 to his 8As actually lol.

post #229 of 3467
Glad you are liking those lee. I'm digging them so much now that some of my other favorite phones are showing some flaws. Not that these aren't without flaws but its a beautiful sound none the less. I was hesitant on getting them too but Dsnuts assured me that I needed to and happy I did. Burn in is no joke on these too. I owed you at least one recommendation after the several you've helped me with. Happy listening man!
post #230 of 3467
No thank to mo for his hype😢
post #231 of 3467
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Originally Posted by ShakinBacon View Post
 

Wood drivers???   Did they use wood that is impervious to humidity?  Also isn't the wood exterior basically just an outer shell that has no affect on sound?  

 

SB

 

You can get a dryer for them if you are concerned.

post #232 of 3467
And thank mo for his hype!
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

And thank mo for his hype!

 

lol the hype was what was scarring me at first. But knowing we tend to share similar preferences and perceptions of sound made me take that leap :). I listened to them for 5 hours straight yesterday... They are gradually improving. I don't think they require burn in on my part. I'll listen to them and hear those changes.  They sound good as is out of the box (just slightly muffled out of box but opened up within the first hour of use). Could be my sources playing a roll in it also.


Edited by lee730 - 3/15/14 at 11:21am
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lol the hype was what was scarring me at first. But knowing we tend to share similar preferences and perceptions of sound made me take that leap :). I listened to them for 5 hours straight yesterday... They are gradually improving. I don't think they require burn in on my part. I'll listen to them and hear those changes.  They sound good as is out of the box (just slightly muffled out of box but opened up within the first hour of use). Could be my sources playing a roll in it also.

I tend to be a hype guy myself and then months later I wonder what I was hyping about so I understand, lol.  I tend to be more critical these days and have heard enough to know what should be a lasting piece of gear or not based on experience.  Hope so anyway.  I actually burned mine in for 100 hours straight and only listened at the beginning in the middle and at the end it seemed to have worked for burn in.  But, you know what you're doing and the important thing is that the woodie goodness will have you hooked.  

post #235 of 3467

are these better-sounding than the RE-600 ?

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are these better-sounding than the RE-600 ?

I think the RE-600s and the JVC-850 are going two different directions. The hifimans are going for a more neutral clean, accurate sound. JVC is going for a rich, characteristic sound using the wood to contribute to the overall tone.
post #237 of 3467

are these made is Japan?

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are these made is Japan?

 

No the're made in China ;).. Just joking. Yes they are.

post #239 of 3467
The havi b3proi are better then the re600😎
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No the're made in China ;).. Just joking. Yes they are.

I guess I am going to jump in at this hype then!

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