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Drop + JVC HA-FDX1 Dual Carbon IEM...available in the US!

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  1. CactusPete23
    Sorry to hear that. It would have been nice if they had sent you a pair to review.

    I have the Kanas Pro's and the TFZ No.3 TI to compare. But also won't have chance to get a "pass around" to hear. Will rely on the expert reviewers' comments
     
  2. jwbrent
    Yes, I’ve had all those as well, plus the FX500, been a fan for many years. I would imagine it’s time for JVC to update the FW series since it’s been 2+ years.
     
  3. Niyologist
    $250!? That's a good deal.
     
  4. CEE TEE
    Yes! The mods JVC replicated came from examination of a community pair with filter mods. :ksc75smile:

    @james444 appointed @shotgunshane his "proxy tester of the mods" since samples can get stuck in Austria's Customs Agency for 2 months.

    Reports and impressions are starting to come in and should be here soon...we have sent a final pair to @james444 as well. Hoping they don't get stuck!
     
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  5. XERO1
    Excellent! :L3000:

    I had my eye on the FD01/FD02 since they were first released in Japan, but their treble response always scared me away. It looks like that issue has finally been addressed with these.
     
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  6. shotgunshane Contributor
    I didn't keep the Oxygen (needed some money and had to sell some things). While Oxygen was fuller sounding than the Kansas Pro, it still didn't quite have a natural and life like note weight I was looking for. The FDX1 does and I don't need to do a direct compare to know I think the FDX1 sounds more natural, more realistic and more dynamic.
     
  7. Nabillion_786
    Thanks very much as this is all I needed to know! I am looking for an iem that has very good soundstage, clarity and vocals and after going through countless iems I feel like the kpe and oxygen are the closest to what I want. I felt the oxygen had slightly more forward and fuller vocals then the kpe however I preferred the kpe's vocals as they just sounded more powerful and life-like. I am really hoping the JVC's will be my final iem but I am having doubts that the soundstage may let me down. I really love that airy, spacious stage that the oxygens produce.
     
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  8. Raketen
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  9. ClieOS Contributor
    Interested. JVC makes excellent dynamic IEM to start with and hopefully the Drop collaboration will make it even better.
     
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  10. Otto Motor
    Looking' forward...
     
  11. james444 Contributor
    Rest assured, that issue has been addressed. :ksc75smile:

    To those who've never seen a close-up of the FD01, here's one of the FDX1. These are some beautifully engineered IEMs:

    jvc_fdx1_01.JPG
     
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  12. pr0b3r
    That toggle switch looking thing is for the nozzle?
     
  13. james444 Contributor
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  14. jwbrent
    Does the ribbed cable create any cable noise?
     
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  15. james444 Contributor
    This is among the most supple stock cables I've seen. Very little noise when worn downwards. Zero noise when worn over-ears.
     
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