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View Full Discussion @CEE_TEE I recommend adding Crinacles finished review to the description, he gave it a glowing review and an A- grading. This solidly puts it as the cheapest in its rank and deservedly so.
You might want reread Crinacle's review, especially the reference to Sinatra.
I'm still in the drop, even after the original modder said that these are not for bassheads; as I'm on the fringe of being one. I figured ok, I just won't use the FDX1s for '90s to early 2000s hiphop, but I'll make them my go to for jazz and vocalists from the '60s (e.g. Sinatra, Nat King Cole,...). Now I'm not sure where the FDX1s would fit in my arsenal, as the list of music genres diminishes.
Tbh, I've been reading a lot of positive opinions about the FD1X's bass I think it wins in texture and layering rather than quantity and that's what j444 meant, so probably a basshead looks more for quantity of bass and that quantity might you won't find on FD1X. But... "high-res" bass definitely will be there.
Hey Thanks- did he post on Head-Fi or just on his site? I'll go look!
Well, everyone's entitled to their own opinion... and here are my 2 cents:
I'm a big jazz fan and a regular visitor to Vienna's best Jazz Club "Porgy & Bess". I attend concerts there at least once a month, so I think I have some experience how the music and instruments sound in a live setting on a good sound system.
Personally, I feel that the FDX1 are pretty much spot-on in reproducing note weight and timbre of instruments like I hear them in these concerts. Of course, some people may prefer a fuller or richer sound and they have every right to do so.
But what I'm trying to say is, if you hear jazz in a club with good sound system, and then go home and listen to an album of the band you just heard live, I'm pretty sure you won't find the FDX1 lacking in tonal realism.
I've read the review, it's detailed and informational and while overall very positive does mention specific caveats. That's the best kind of review and will allow buyers to make the best choice based on their preferences, that's why I think it's important to have on the purchase page. That, and it's a lot of IEM for $250, especially with the customisable tuning.
"This solidly puts it as the cheapest in its rank and deservedly so."
No, it isn't. The MDR-EX800ST/MDR7550 have an A= grading, and despite the listing of $350, they've been available for <$250 for years. Furthermore the line between the MDR-EX800ST/MDR7550 and MDR-EX1000 (S- grade) is unequivocally subjective as the variance is little more than a preference for treble.
So you have any experience with the Sony's and the new JVC? Cause right now I'm split between purchasing either of this two.