Drop + JVC HA-FDX1 Dual Carbon IEM...available in the US!
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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/
This sounds more and more like a winner.
I really like the modded FD02, but it has 3 weaknesses, the micropore tape mod is not as clean or robust as James' mod, the cable needs to be changed, and the bass could be a little tighter.

I am really excited about the FDX1, it promises to solve all of these points and add the option of swapping nozzles, all for less than a pair of FD02+upgrade cable!
I have the money set aside and will be placing the order as soon as it becomes available.
 
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Is short bass decay good or bad? I’m still learning the head-fi terminology.
 
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Is short bass decay good or bad? I’m still learning the head-fi terminology.
It's good if you want to hear every bass note clearly delineated and not just a thick mush of bass with bass-heavy tracks.
It's bad if you're a die-hard basshead and prefer bass quantity over quality.
 
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Will follow with interest. Still use my FW01 regularly, with fondness.
Thanks for telling me about this :)

Kudos for making this happen!
Sub’ed!
 
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Jude's graph seems easier to compare to Oxygen since both have been measured from the same rig and 90dBSPL at 1kHz.

Moondrop A8 and Oxygen versus JVC FD1X (unmodded):


If FD1X goes deeper at sub-bass and keep the punch and improves note-weight, wow, it'll be really really awesome to my taste.
 
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Look what came in the mail today! :grin:

A BIG thanks to Drop for letting me have a listen to these.

I'll be posting a proper review of them in the next few days, but here's my hot take, first impression of them:

They sound pretty freakin' fantastic! :ksc75smile:

More to come....
 

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