- Jun 20, 2011
I’ve been away from the IEM market for years and now I’m getting back into it.
I like my FX850 bass a lot. I was wondering if you could compare the overall sound of the Orb to this. I haven’t heard any newer IEMs. My collection is ancient (Eg, Heir Audio 8.a, Future Sonics MG6pro).
I take it your a bass fan. Lol. Compared to the FX850 Bass has some similarities. Sub bass is strong on the Orbs mid bass has good punch. I think FX850 has a bit more in the way of mid bass but Orb is not lacking in the punch department. Where the main difference is will be the mids. The FX850 I never thought had too much in the way of recessed mid bands like some may say but it is not exactly forward either. The Orbs I can say more mids forward vs FX850 giving it a more intimate engaging vocal range. Treble on the Orbs is a bit reserved compared to the FX850 but otherwise if you wanted a vocal forward sub bassy sound signature the Orbs is this. It is similar to the FX850 in that they both are very musical sounding and less technical. The Orbs will have the full mid bands that are lacking on Future sonic earphones.
Forgot to mention stage wise I FX850 will be a big wider but depth and height is where the Orbs will have a leg up on the FX850. Stage is not lacking on the Orbs either.