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Old 10-07-2008, 03:04 AM
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hey have u by any chance used marshmallow or jvc fx66, if yes, how would you compare 2xl with both these. the reason is all are for similarly prices give or take a few bucks, but i am a sort of bassy person and being a student can't afford those high priced earphones...so if you compare i would be grateful

P.S if anybody else could compare i would appreciate your help as it will help me decide better
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Old 10-07-2008, 03:13 AM
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I think the JVC FX66's are great for the price. I think the FX33/34 aka Marshmallows are OK, but they seemed muddy compared to the FX66's.

Here are some photos: FX66's and the xb's and Marshmallows and xb's.
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Old 10-07-2008, 10:05 AM
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thanks man, i will b buying them tomorrow

@dfkt

thanks for the link..

That's great, reventon. I hope you like 'em. I just got a pair of the the JVC FX66 Air Cushions, and right out of the package, they don't sound good. They need pretty significant burn in time. I burned them in all night long, and they do sound much better, but I think I'll continue to let them burn for at least another day. Did you let your FX66's burn in, advcomp2019? And if so, for how long?

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Old 10-07-2008, 06:27 PM
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HulkSmashNow, I have not burned them in. I just listen to them. Out of the box for me, they sounded good. I think I have about 300 hours on them tho. I lost track after 150 hours.
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Old 10-07-2008, 09:14 PM
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advcomp2019,

I wish it had been that easier for me (but it rarely is...). In fact, I was pretty sure I wasted my hard earned money (thanks again, Choctaw Casino & Resort!). But, after a little research on-line, I learned about burning in, and did so for about thirty-six hours. Now, they sound really, really good.

I'm sticking with 'em....well, until something better comes along.

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Old 10-07-2008, 09:22 PM
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"Burn in" can do more harm than good to phones. Using high(ish) volume levels or unnatural sounds like pink noise or sine waves might damage the rigid, new diaphragms.

I've read lots of crackpot theories about pink noise and whatnot as well... one day I got two new phones of the same type - one I "burned in" with pink noise at (for my taste) slightly elevated volume for a day (with some pauses), the other one I listened to normally. The "burned in" one sounded worse/muddier/less dynamic than the "tenderly" treated one. That's all I needed to know about that topic...

"Burn in" might be a shortcut for the impatient, but I sure wouldn't recommend it to anyone after my experience what damage it can do. Treating new phones with care and listening at moderate levels might take the drivers longer to settle down, but the end result might be better.
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Old 10-07-2008, 09:40 PM
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I have no doubt that loud volume during burn in can damage 'phones, and that's why I didn't do that. I just kept them at my normal listening level plugged into my cabinet stereo system for a day and a half.

Call me impatient, although I prefer "slightly panicked." I expected the Air Cushions to sound better out the of the box, they didn't, and that was worrisome. So, I burned them in, and now they sound great.

People with new 'phones can do whatever they want with them, but they should treat 'em nice. I was just saying what worked for me.

I plan on treating them, as well as my new Fuze, with as much care as I can. Like I said, I paid good money for them.

Thanks for the reply, dfkt, and the advice.

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Old 10-13-2008, 03:40 AM
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@hulksmashnow, dfkt

i bought 2xl snake eyes (spoke) earphones, had to return them as it didn't stay in my ears properly. the sound was good, but were uncomfortable.

now i am looking for some other good earphones in that $15 to $25 range. can you suggest some?
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:50 AM
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Reventon, have you tried the JVC FX66s? They might fit your ear better.
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Old 10-13-2008, 10:17 AM
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@hulksmashnow, dfkt

i bought 2xl snake eyes (spoke) earphones, had to return them as it didn't stay in my ears properly. the sound was good, but were uncomfortable.

now i am looking for some other good earphones in that $15 to $25 range. can you suggest some?
I'm sorry to hear that, reventon. I'll also put suggestion in for the FX66s. Those are currently my main 'phones (I gave my 2xls to my brother), and not only do they sound incredible, but are very comfortable.

I hope that you find something that suits you better. Keep us informed.

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Old 10-14-2008, 12:53 AM
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my next target is fx66, i m buying them on thursday or friday. will keep u guys updated.

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Old 10-19-2008, 12:39 PM
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Sennhieser HD 201's or Panaosonic HTX7's? Help me decide guys! And i'm not really a fan of the Y cable on the HD 201's...
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Old 10-19-2008, 09:33 PM
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i ordered thomson rca hp 817 - noise cancelling earbuds from buy.com for $10
didn't get any review about it online, but i have noise cancelling headphones of rca and they are quite good for $6 that i paid for, with decent bass that don't overpower the mids and highs. lets hope this earbuds are gud, will post a review as soon as i get them.
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Old 10-22-2008, 12:37 AM
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Well, they aren't earbuds, and they are just over $30 depending on the store, but my SteelSeries 3H computer headset is a great set of headphones...
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Old 10-22-2008, 06:10 PM
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Anyone compared the jvc air cushions to the sennheiser cx 300 for the same price?

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Old 10-22-2008, 06:19 PM
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Eredor says the JVC Air Cushions are better then the CX300, but it depends on your ears tho.
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Old 10-22-2008, 06:21 PM
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I heard if you like a more balanced sound go with the cushion and if you like bass the cx300 is more ideal, also hi I am new
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Old 10-22-2008, 06:28 PM
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Yea, the Air Cushions are very comfortable, but not very bassy in my opinion, but that is how I like my music.
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Old 10-24-2008, 12:29 PM
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hi, i received rca hp817, used them for like 10 hours, but didn't find them good enough, lacked the punch of even 2xl which was gud though didn't fit me.

i would be returning this and finally will be going for fx66 or cx300. probably fx66 as suggested by dfkt, hulk, 2019.
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Old 10-24-2008, 01:13 PM
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Sony MDR-E818 or E819 or Creative EP-185 ? What are you guys suggesting to me?
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