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    [REVIEW] Future Sonics Spectrum Series: G10 and impressions thread

    I have the FX850 and a much older Atrio M8 bought in Feb 2008.  The 850 is clearly superior to the M8 as it should be considering price and technology advancement between their release dates.  I'd be very interested in hearing your comparison.
  2. texanater

    [REVIEW] Future Sonics Spectrum Series: G10 and impressions thread

    I still have my first pair of IEMs, the atrio M8 purchased in Feb of 2008.  they really started me on a love affair with IEMs and headphones in general.  I can't believe they still function 7 years later and I have not treated them well.  They went to Afghanistan with me and a few dozen other...
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    How do you power high quality low impedance headphones (32 ohms)?

    My reading of the tea leaves is if you have a low impedance headphone paired with an amp designed for high impedance it will still sound good. Its the "fussy" factor.  It will sound even better with a properly paired amp.  The closer you can get to a 1 to 8+ ratio of amp output impedance to...
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    How do you power high quality low impedance headphones (32 ohms)?

    True but in my fiddling the Focals I've noticed they do significantly benefit from the better power amp on the P-51 in both cases.  They can be powered by portable devices but are good enough to really shine with higher end amplification.  I'm talking about sound quality not necessarily volume...
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    How do you power high quality low impedance headphones (32 ohms)?

    Interesting, I am like a green belt in circuit theory, meaning I know just enough to get my ass kicked.  But I thought impedance mismatches between the amp and the cans would lead to over or under damping.  Did I just make that up or is it a thing?  If it is a thing then an amp designed for high...
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    Focal Classic vs Beyerdynamic dt880 vs JVC FX850

    Thanks, head-fi has been a great source of information for me and hopefully this will be useful to someone else.   I love the DT880s.  If I had to choose between them and the Sennheisers I would easily go with the DT880s.  They've got more liveliness.  Like I said, I can see why the...
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    Focal Classic vs Beyerdynamic dt880 vs JVC FX850

    I surf Head-fi quite often but don't contribute that much.  I've gotten a lot of info from here as well as a few nice deals so I thought I should throw my hat in the ring and contribute what I know.  Perhaps it will be worthwhile to someone.  If want to skip to the meat of the review just go to...
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    What is a good "Home Theater" IEM to replace future sonics Artio?

    Come on now, nothing?  I'm on my own?!? I've never been on my own!!!!
  9. texanater

    High-end dynamic driver IEMs

    I own a pair of JVC FX700s and they are absolutely friggin wonderful.  They are the most expensive IEMs I've heard so I don't really know how they compare with their peers, but they sound great to me.  I want to address the recessed mids comment.  Its hard to describe but I think recessed mids...
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    I just bought the new audioquest Dragonfly version 1.2 and am very impressed

    I haven't heard the original version so I can't compare but this is for my money a very fine piece of gear.  I had been using an HRT Music Streamer II+ combined with a Ray Samuels P-51 Mustang for my portable/bedside set up.  That combo is a little clunky for that purpose, plus I wanted to use...
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    Future Sonics Atrio MG7 Review and Appreciation thread

    So does that mean that what I have is the MG5 which can be bought now for $50?  If so that is one heck of a good deal!  I agree that what I have is no longer competitave at the price I paid which I think was $150.  IMHO, the Etymotics are superior in every category other than base and they can...
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    Future Sonics Atrio MG7 Review and Appreciation thread

    Oh, that box is loooooong gone.  I bought mine in feb or march of 2008.  I'm not sure if that timeline says anything about what driver is in it.  I vaguely remeber something about improved drivers etc... but after 5 years I could be making that up.    They sound really very good.  I have...
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    Future Sonics Atrio MG7 Review and Appreciation thread

    What is the difference between the older m8 and the newer Mg7?  I'm just curious.  I have an older pair of M8 and really enjoy them.  I bought them 5 years ago and really didn't expect them to last this long.  As any red blooded gear head I bought other iems for various reasons and the atrios...
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    Motorcycle IEMs?

    I agree totally.  I hate to be a wet blanket and knowitall, but I've got 20 years of riding experience and I find this idea to be absolutely suicidal.  There is no effing way a rider should be listening to music or talking on a phone or in anyway being distracted from the road much less reducing...
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    Sennheiser HD 600 Impressions Thread

    Has anyone compared the FX700 with the Sennheiser HD600?  I ask because I have need for an iem that does not attenuate outside noise like a normal closed iem.  The FX700 is perfect for that but is quite expensive.  I might get off the fence if the FX700 were at least as good if not better than...
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    JVC/Victor FX700 - The Successor (early Easter Bunny brought something very nice!)

    Has anyone compared the FX700 with the Sennheiser HD600?  I ask because I have need for an iem that does not attenuate outside noise like a normal closed iem.  The FX700 is perfect for that but is quite expensive.  I might get off the fence if the FX700 were at least as good if not better than...
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    IEMs for deployment to Afghanistan?

    Thanks for the replies.  It looks like the GR07 is the favorite.  I hadn't considered the FX700 but it really looks like a great option.  Its pretty hard for me to imagine spending over $300 for it though.  Thats definitely beyond what I had in mind but still in the realm of possible.  I like...
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