Originally Posted by jon parker
I personally dont think its gonna be possible to get an outstanding bass on the FLC8S. - the red filters do produce a very nice low sub -bass BUT Im just not finding any actual bass to speak off. Which I think is a shame as it would made a 100% perfect pair of IEM's for me. Also Im left wondering if there is any real point in having a dynamic driver in there? Not because it doesn't do anything but firstly because they have a very 'armature' type sound and secondly the reason you use a dynamic driver is to take care of the low end...and as there is not much low end in the FLC8S...
However, its possible that if there was a lot more bass then we wouldn't have such a magical mid headphone ?? :D
Also, I find they are missing 'meat' or 'body' so Im often turning them up higher than they should be, to achieve a 'perceived' body of audio.
Im quite surprised that so many people like the gold filter - I find it quite 'aggresive' in nature...but then to be fair, I do appreciate a more neutral sound sig so that I can let the DAP, the audio and the headphones all simply speak for themselves without having to artificially alter anything in the signal flow [my own personal audio nirvana]
They do fascinate me though - Every time I put them on I am wowed by the clarity and seperation BUT I don't find I want to listen to them for a prolonged period :/
Its almost as if they have been made to SOUND LIKE a totl IEM so you can get that initial wow feeling but because they are not totl they dont have the actual pedigree to really keep them in your ears
To use an anology - a poor one but - its a bit like the difference between a 'glamour model' and the pretty 'girl next door'
On first glance I might be more attracted to the glamour model but I would rather have a deeper long term relationship with the pretty girl next door.
For me the FLC8S is like a glamour model that really gets your attention at first
Having said all that - I still think these are VERY nice iem's and am very grateful to forest for bringing them to us. Female vocals especially sound heavenly and i think over all the FLC8S gives a tantalising look into what TOTL Iem's can give you...which is a real gift to the headphone loving community.
im not here complaining :) I just wanted to write out my thoughts to help me gather my experiences with the FLC8S
Ps: using red/grey/grey + DX80 DAP
Really looking forward to the new IEM but wont be buying it if they make it very expensive ;)
Right, Im off now for a walk with my glamour model / pretty girl next door IEMS :D