- Nov 11, 2011
I suppose it's all relative to what's being compared. But if you found the FXT90's aggressive, I wonder what impression the FX700 would have, since they're (comparatively speaking) much more forward in presentation.
In a PM comparing these to RE262s, ClieOS wrote: "The biggest of difference is RE262 is trying to bring you into the music with its effortless and smooth presentation while FXT90 is trying to bring the music to you with big dynamics and forwarded mids. In simpler terms, RE262 wants you to submerge into the music while FXT90 wants you to dance to the music."
That comparison really spoke to me. On paper, I find the description of the RE262 a lot more attractive, but when I thought about it, the times I most want to feel "submerged in music" are when I'm at home, in recline, relaxing. Generally, I'm an active listener and don't really listen to music as background, so I figured the JVCs would be a better fit for me (i.e. for use on transit, planes, etc.)
Anyway, I don't mind the shifting consensus when it comes to the signature of the FXT90s, so long as the overall consensus doesn't start to change from "these rock!!" to "these suck!!"