Originally Posted by deanderson
So I just pulled the trigger on the JVC FX580's after listening to a regular old pair of ipod earphones and finding I liked them even more than my Alpha Dogs and W1000x (weird, right?). However, I've been doing some research on Dita The Answer and Final Audio Designs Heaven VI, which also look like great earphones. I'm a little bit jumpy as the wait for the FX580 is a month and am wondering if anyone has A/B'd these with the Dita or FAD phones. Other comments are welcome also, as I have little to no experience with earphones.
What are peoples impressions of the FX580's coming from closed back full-sized cans, and how do they match up to the Dita's or FAD's? I listen to mainly electronic and rock (think The Mars Volta or Trentemoller).
Anyways, just a newbie looking for some insight.
Your post is kind of a coincidence to me as last Friday I ordered the Dita Answers and the FAD heaven vi. Then this Monday I ordered the FX-850. I haven't heard the FX-850 yet as they are supposed to arrive on Monday. The answers came in on Tuesday and they are amazing, my favourite next to my HE-500.
The FAD's aren't really broken in yet but I don't see them being great for rock. They are quite good with vocals though, but so are the Ditas. I could easily live with just one pair of Ditas and be extremely happy with them. The FAD are what I would consider a nice change or complement to the Ditas, but I wouldn't want them as an only pair. If fact I am listening to the Ditas now even though the FAD are only a few hours old, but I won't getting rid of them as I already enjoy their vocals.
Oh, and I find the Alpha dog is a great hp as well. It is just tough to get the best performance out of it. I found when I was using it with my Concero HP and PicoPower it still didn't compare to using them with my home setup, the BHA-1 is really good with planners.Edited by Dave74 - 6/5/14 at 9:20pm