FCS 2X10 Dynamic $129 Delivered (Anywhere on Earth)
The FCS 2x10 achieves a massive sound stage by combining 2 proprietary dynamic transducers in an array style format. The drivers are time aligned and in phase. Our proprietary voice coil technology moves air which creates bone induction. You’ll feel the sound – not just hear it. The result is a larger more visceral high-definition audio signature at less volume.
I get an average a hundred earphones a year from companies all around the world wanting me to sell their product. I don’t see the advantage of stocking another product that sounds the same as another. That’s why my website presents a limited number of items. A lot of the samples are great but there's one little thing that aggravates me about them. A little bit too much honk in the mid-range, high-end a bit too glassy, low end flappy and not tight, or overbearing, cable feels Mickey Mouse, you get my drift.
Well I finally received one in mail that had potential. The original product I was mailed was designed for personal listening. Obviously, a stage earphone needs to handle a lot more SPL. We worked with the manufacturer to upgrade the drivers and tweak the filters to our desired spec. Our result is totally stage worthy.
Okay, you're waiting to hear why they're so great.
Many of you that have worked with me for years and know that while I stock the armature driver Shure, Westone IEMs, if you ask my opinion - I am a dynamic driver kinda guy. Armature vs Dynamic - Scroll down
The two main dynamic earphone manufacturers I’ve partnered with through the years are the Future Sonics, and Aurisonics. The future Sonics G10 and its predecessor the Atrio use a single 10mm Dynamic driver. The Aurisonics Bravo Series and the entire new Fender line also use a single 10mm driver. The FCS 2X10 has a 10mm & an 8.2mm Dynamic.
Why double the speakers? Sound guys; you know what happens to your sound when you double the FOH speakers or line arrays? It’s the same here. Yes, you can get more volume but mainly, your sound gets larger and more full. You get more coverage with less gain. The two speakers add a lot of space and size to the sound. Your volume can stay the same but the sound just gets bigger.
Every frequency is there and sounds correct. By correct, ever go to hear a band where you thought to yourself, “damn – that kick drum is bad ass?” or “How does that sound guy get the vocals out front like that?”
All the above comes from the system being tuned and EQ-ed correctly. The 2X10 IS TUNNED CORRECTLY.
The shape of the earphone is very close to a custom mold. This helps with isolation and fit. It has a detachable cable which interchangeable with the Shure cables if you’d like to add phone capabilities to your 2X10.
The 2X10 comes with a well-built oversized clam shell case which makes it easier to get the IEM put away and adds storage for tips etc.
With all dynamic drivers, the seal or seating of the earphone in your ear canal is critical to getting 100% of the sound the earphone can produce. Included is a serious collection of tips to be certain of a proper fit. I didn’t put any money into a fancy retail package. These ears will go straight to the player’s ears (won’t be displayed on a music store shelf). My thought was to keep that eight dollars in your wallets.
Freq City Sound Warranty: I’d like to take the worry out of you trying this product. If you don’t think it’s everything I’ve spelled out (sounds like an IEM costing twice as much), send it back within 14 days and I’ll refund. You pay shipping back to me.
The product itself comes with a one year warranty.
Mike, you were right about the 2X10 helping with our stage volume. I never touched the volume on my bass amp because I could hear it fine with the IEM. Vocals were crystal clear with plenty of presence. Our guitarist also used the 2X10. His volume was so low on stage that the others were asking for more guitar in their floor monitors...which is a first. The 2x10 earbuds had the bass and kick drum thumping. Very pleased - Thanks!
Follow Up - Our drummer, Ernie Rehm also purchased a set of 2x10 earbuds from you just before new years (to replace his shure 215) and he loves them.
Three of us now have the 2x10. This new IEM system sounds much better than anything I have used in the past! We are much quieter now (on stage and out front). Our harmonies have improved since we can hear the vocals so much better. I was thinking about buying a bigger bass cab for outdoor shows...no need now, I can hear everything fine.
Thanks again, Jimmy G Mr Zero Band Indianapolis, In.
Hello Mike, Just thought I’d drop you a quick line re: the 2x10. I’ve had them for a few days and had a chance to give them a good listening to.
(They’re a replacement for a pair of Westone UM-2’s which I got from you many moons ago).
Firstly, WOW! Immediately you can tell the difference from the Westone's. (I’m running them out of a Fiio X3 via an iBasso D2-Boa). A much bigger and fuller sound. They’re smoother and refined but still more detailed and very much more dynamic with a good controlled grunt at the low end.
For the price they're an absolute bargain.
Thanks for the extra tips too. I’m playing around to get the right fit for me but that’s just fine tuning.
Mike. I have been playing the professional circuit since the late 70’s. Rock, metal, etc. I am now playing with some very talented individuals in an orchestra that plays Richard Clayderman and the like. I am the vocalist and Bass player. I play a fretless Jazz Bass. I have always played thru industry standard equipment including PA and wedges on stage. I am of the old school and I like my wedges but as a vocalist, in-ear systems have their place.
I just sold an Aurisonics – ASGB. They had great bottom end but my current playing situation leans towards cutting and crisp vocals. I took your advice and bought the FCS2X10. I must say that I am very impressed Mike. The sound is balanced and full across the entire spectrum. That is no small accomplishment. Thank-you for everything Mike!
Mike just wanted you to know the IEM's came in and sound great. There's a little bit of extended bass but it's clear and tight. A lot of separation in the instruments which is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for the recommendation and the awesome price.
The IEM's came in today’s mail, I tried a couple of the provided tips worked ok but was able to get best seal and fit with the Spinfit CP100 tips I had purchased at some point for a pair of UE TripleFi10's. The FCS210 IEM's tip is 5 mm. Should also let you know I am using the Westone Bluetooth cable with these and works great. Definitely more bottom with these over my Westone W40's, Etymotic ER4P and the UE TripleFi's. Thanks, Dave / Cary, NC
Mike, Nice clean low-end, but also has the highs that I was missing in the Aurisonics ASGB. Excellent sound and I will highly recommend. Mark Gray - Drummer / Cincinnati
Thanks Mike, The FC210 in ear monitor buds work great, and the bass is perfect I had to turn the bass player down in my mix. I would recommend the FC210 to anybody looking for a more professional quality sound for their group or band. Randy / Drums /First Baptist Church of Beverly Hills
Rehearsal was a blast. I love the 210s. The sound stage was better than the Beyer 770s I've been using. I'm really impressed. The tips you had on them worked great, never even felt the need to try the others. They stayed in place and were quite comfortable. Felt like a live band with cabs and I was right in the middle of it. I could here every instrument and every voice clearly, yet everything merged and meshed into one punchy coherent mix. For the money spent I couldn't be happier. I'm a Fractal Audio guy so I do a lot of tone tweaking. The 210s uncovered weaknesses in some of my presets. I'll be adjusting them to sound their best in the 210s and I think the tones will then translate better through our mains.
I'm a believer! I will be recommending 210s to anybody I run across looking to purchase some IEMs. This is going to sound ridiculous, but after one rehearsal I like the 210s more than ever did the $1150 JH16s I used to own.....way more. They are just a different beast altogether.
Hey Mike, I love the way the 2X10 sound and how they sit in the ear. The sound is full and rich. The low end is king and the highs are just where I like them to be. Isolation is great-as a drummer that's a must. Can’t wait to use them on stage. Thank-you Mike. Yuval Lion-professional Drummer-NYC
Earphones are not included - Just to show you the fit
Shure EAC64CL Clear and EAC64BK Black Earphone Replacement Cables
The Shure EAC64CL Clear and EAC64BK Black Earphone Replacement Cables for FCS 2X10 are a detachable replacement cable designed for use with the FCS 2X10, SE115-CL, SE215, SE315, SE425, and SE535 stereo earphones. The cable is Kevlar-reinforced for lasting durability. It has gold-plated MMCX earpiece connectors with lock-snap mechanisms that provide 360° rotation for a comfortable fit. The gold-plated 3.5mm stereo mini plug provides compatibility with MP3 players, CD players, laptops, and more.
Works with the FCS 2X10, SE115, SE215, SE315, SE425, and SE535 stereo earphones
Kevlar-reinforced construction for lasting durability
Formable wires rest securely and comfortably over the ears
Gold-plated MMCX earpiece connectors with lock-snap mechanisms provide 360° rotation for a comfortable fit
The gold-plated 3.5mm stereo mini plug provides compatibility with MP3 players, CD players, laptops, and more
Cables to add cell phone usage to the FCS 2X10
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