Ok so I largely agree with the sentiment here regarding the FDx1. They are hyper detailed at the risk of bring fatigueing, but they dont fully cross that line for me. No real issues with comfort. I will likely get a cable guide for over ear, but I like being able to wear them down as well.
The part I’m getting used to is these are cold sounding(lower mids and bass) compared to my neutral reference in EX800st, while treble detail is more aparent as a result. The 800 is still my benchmark, but I cant help but feel this driver is very capable and can be easily warmed up with minor eq.
With eq the sound very nicely envelops the stage and the sound is more correct to my ear/preference.
Eartips, while its hard to get final E tips on and off they do work well and help with punch, but it still lacks the warmth I crave. All types of spirals sound good as well as horn tips(slight vocal emphasis/shout). Xelastec work as well, but there is a slightly harsh transition into the treble for me.
Top earphones ranking:
- EX800ST- neutral reference
- FDX1- hyper detailed reference
- Starfield- relax and low volume
- OH10- stupid fun and modern music…all about the wub wub…