Ah, great starter in the FA 2000’s. Be careful with the handling on them, my first pair lasted 4 months before the front portion of housing that holds the earpiece came apart, one side at a time. They can be (very carefully) glued, but one of mine came loose again in transit and was lost. They’re not very sturdy, of course that’s somewhat apparent in their being so dainty. Also, the cord will start to harden up with regular 2.5-3” reeling up.
Now... do yourself a HUGE favor.
Hit Amazon and pick up a set of
Beyerdynamic ‘Byron’ (wired) IEMs. They were originally $250 @ launch years ago (I believe $250 was probably a bit high), but are now (a ridiculously low) $35.
While you’re there, pick up a set of Comply Comfort+ ‘500’ tips to get the best seal with them. After you try them, you might want to get a set (dif. size, likely ‘200’ but double check) for the 2000’s.
These are outstanding... I recommend them with no reservations whatsoever. Where the 2000’s are bright, these are pretty well balanced with outstanding bass performance.
If you can accuse them of anything, it’s possibly being a bit flat of response, more formal, subdued... in reference style. They will walk you through where a recording may have benefitted from different (better!) mastering, as well as demonstrate the popular ‘style’ of recording for any particular genre around that album’s birthday.
Like most well damped headphones, they need to be amped to really stretch their legs. Doesn’t have to be a crazy, they’re just high enough impedance (@ 32 ohms I think). They’re very sturdily built, and have inline volume/play-pause controls.
If you decide to keep the faith and pick them up, let me know what you think.
I promise... you won’t be disappointed.