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How would you say these compare to TinHiFi P1 IEM.
Someone asked this over at HF. I replied:
I have the P1 on loan from a buddy, and there are a few things about its tonality that bug me a tiny bit: There seems to be something missing in the lower treble area; while at the same time I swear I hear a spike way up like around 15-16KHz- according to my eq and admittedly at the upper reaches of my hearing. Combined with what sounds like a fast driver, the P1 takes on a bit of a plasticky timbre. The JVC of course does not have any of this. The treble is as natural as I've heard out of an IEM. The JVC's tonality can lean towards analytical because of the very slight upper-midrange forwardness and level of detail retrieval. But I have a hard time recalling something considered to be neutral or analytical that has this much bass heft. You will NOT be bored by this! As quick and clean as the bass is on the P1, it is no match for the JVC with its extension and more natural decay.
To add: It's not that I don't like the P1- it's okay. I like the T2Pro (with mandatory Comply tips) more. The P1 and FDX1 are very different sounding IEMs.
May want to indicate which nozzle you were using since they all do things differently, esp in the treble.
I find the P1s to be hard to drive as well as very bass-light to my taste. How's the punchiness of the FDX1s?
On another note, I've been very impressed with the NiceHCK NX7 and the BQEYZ Spring 1. Both of these hybrids have much better bass than the P1 and it's not even their best qualities.
(Blue filter) Note that with the different nozzles, the effect on midrange/treble response is a shelved one starting from ~2kHz and going up in frequency at a relatively mild but consistent dB/octave rate. Imagine the treble knob on your stereo- they're usually pretty wide-band. If you look at Crinacle's measurements, the P1 has a 26dB(!) jump between 10kHz and 18kHz. I don't claim to hear quite that high, but I think it does make the P1's treble sound weird to my ears. The different nozzles on the JVC simply make it brighter (or less bright). They do not seem to change the timbre or add any weird resonances, thankfully. I hope this clears things up!
It's weird: To me the thing that bothers me the least about the P1 is the bass. =p I actually find it reasonably clean and well-measured for an all-around, reference-ish IEM sound signature. The punchiness on the FDX1 is fantastic. It gives you what you'd generally expect from a dynamic driver. Albeit, it won't give me brain-scrambling, home theater rumble, like I get from my Oriolus Forsteni or MK2. To me, "punch" is not only produced by low and sub-bass. It also requires well-integrated (timing and quantity) midrange. Think about the snap that a kick drum makes. That's what the FDX1 will give you. And if any of this makes you think for a second that the FDX1 is completely neutral, I have a hard time choosing between which does EDM/Trance better: The Forsteni or the FDX1.