JVC FD01: A new contender for best DD IEM?

Discussion in 'IEMs and Portable Gear' started by james444, Jun 20, 2018.

  1. Stuff Jones

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    I'm using the MEE cable. Kind of ugly plastic splitter and mmcx connector casings but works well and the adapters are a nice +. No memory wire either.
     
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    BTW, does anyone else own these and the GOV2A? I would like to hear that I'm not crazy in hearing the largest source-based SQ improvement I've heard yet running these balanced out of the GOV2A.
     
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    For balanced, I am currently using an Acoustune 4.4mm (ARC13) but they also make a 2.5mm (ARC02) - you can order these from AccessoryJack. The cables are on the thicker side of average (similar to stock) but quite flexible/supple and well built, with right-angled jacks. The aesthetic is nice with no memory wire...and no excessive branding. The stock cable's wire has more of a smooth/soft touch feel and is matte, whereas the Acoustune is more of a rubber/grippy texture and is a bit reflective. Both cables have a smoke sheathing, the JVC with a copper pattern visible and the Acoustune with a silver pattern. I'm generally using over ear with glasses and have no issues with comfort or fitment with either. One caveat may be the length of the mmcx connector molding (it's about 2mm longer on Acoustune cables) but I've not had a problem with over-ear wear myself.

    I really like the stock cable that comes with the FD01 though, especially the matching mmcx connectors so I am considering re-terminating it to a balanced connector. I'd do a 2.5mm termination, then have 2.5mm to 3.5mm/4.4mm adapters in that case. I wish you could buy the cable separately but it seems exclusive with this model only (it's nice, hard to put under the knife lol)
     
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