Originally Posted by Dsnuts
I think you would love the FX850. It is the phone your looking for. I can tell you if you upgrade your cable on the H3 with a silver cable and with proper amping brings out a higher end sound from them but then for the money spent on an upgraded cable you can spend that toward the FX850.
Go for it. Your gonna love em. The FX850 is a permanent keeper for me and I am sure many others that bought them recently..I do like my H3s a lot but the FX850 are an absolute must buy.I do believe the FX850s will quickly become a headfi classic. You want to truly enjoy your music..The FX850 on a solid source has to be experienced.
Surprisingly the earphone that gets me into all this is the monoprice 9927 (yes, it's ten dollars). It was such a decent iem for the price. But comes after is the thought "perhaps there's something better..." and the rest is history:
MA750 (nice bass, mid too veiled for my taste)
GR07 (clear mid, too little bass, a bit too clinical)
MDR 7550 (nice mid/bass, a bit too hot in the treble, still a bit too clinical for enjoyment)
H1 (really like the bass/mid but lacks treble extension, separation is not quite there for 150$)
H3 (almost perfect, nice treble without sibilance, bass could be tighter, mid could more lush)
And now FX850. And I'm very close to pulling the trigger.
Waiting for some more inputs on the mid of the FX850.
Arghh, head-fi is killin' my wallet haha.