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

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  1. shotgunshane Contributor
  2. Returnity
    Thanks for the great review! I’m looking for a cheaper IEM with MOAR BASS to complement my Andros for daily portable usage out of my iphone but if I get it correctly, there is no major need to get this one if someone has an Andromeda, right? They seem like a budget-ish Andro.

    Right now, I’m using the Fiio FH5 as that bassy complement and I thought these would be the next step but it seems more like a cheap alternative than a complement.
     
  3. TooPoorForHiFi
  4. shotgunshane Contributor
    For me it’s a nice complement to Andromeda for being a little more forgiving in treble, more natural sounding and slightly richer bass. If you want a lot more bass than Andromeda, then you definitely want something more colored down low.

    I have had no issues with driver flex at all. I’m also able to wear them shallow or decently deep.
     
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  5. XERO1
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    To everyone involved, you're the real IEM MEGAFORCE!!
     
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  6. surfgeorge
    Thanks for that brilliant story and summary! I have been a big fan of the modded FD02 and just didn't see the reason for spending more to get the FD01.
    The FDX1 changes the game and I will be getting them. Really looking forward to this.
    Thanks to @shotgunshane and @james444 for bringing this to life! Wohooo!!! :L3000::L3000:
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2019
  7. XERO1
    Could one of the reviewers please post some close-up pics of just the nozzles that have the filter material? Just curious what they look like. :thinking:

    Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2019
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  8. lgcubana
    I had already set aside the funds. But the 2 posted *reviews (on mDrop) are indicating this to be a neutral set.

    It'll be interesting to see how the JVCs compare to the Tin Audio P1


    * "more realistic sounding than the typically more colored and bassier dynamic driver offerings form the competition"
    With blue tips: has the same deep bass impact and smooth treble of the Tin Hifi T2 Pro, but the T2 Pro is warmer
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2019
  9. Otto Motor
    How robust are the MMCX connectors?
     
  10. james444 Contributor
    I've had the FD01 for more than a year and the FW01 / FX1100 / FX850 for much longer. Never had any problem with JVC's MMCX connectors, they seem to be of very high quality.
     
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  12. CEE TEE
    The body for both 01 and 02 is stainless steel. There is an insert holding the driver that is titanium.
    Screen Shot 2019-08-18 at 11.29.42 PM.png
     
  13. Mal Waldron
    I'm thinking of buying a new balanced cable from Null Audio, for the FD02, and I was wondering which one would be more suitable, the copper one (Arete) or the silver one (Lune). Thank you!
     
  14. james444 Contributor

    Here's a comparison of my own DIY-filters (alcohol swab; left side) for the FD01 and JVC's filters for the FDX1 (right side):

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  15. crinacle
    Here you go:

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    Here are my first impressions and other eyecandy shots (as well as measurements): https://crinacle.com/2019/08/20/drop-jvc-ha-fdx1-unboxing/
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2019
    Slater, XERO1, deafdoorknob and 8 others like this.
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