Originally Posted by Fatshaft
Wow...and I just bought 3 pairs of xpands for my JVC to replace my 2 year old Monsters...
I HOPE I won't be disappointed. I especially hope they work with the JVC RS45 model I have
I can't speak to how well they will work with that particular model.
OTOH, they worked well in that some content (native 3D material, not conversions) was solid when the Estars were giving me a lot of trouble with crosstalk and ghosting that I wasn't able to tune out (but maybe I will be with more work).
The physical discomfort of them (for me) is in both the tension of the arms, which as rwestley suggested you can adjust with a hair dryer or heat gun, and the the way they sit on the bridge of my nose. That + the more visible flicker makes me want to get the Estars tuned as well as possible. I may end up be willing to trade a little more visible ghosting for a more comfortable fit and a lot less flicker.
Unfortunately, it just may be that the two are relative to each other and it's either going to be one or the other- like brightness is relative to ghosting. I also didn't have the Estars on nearly as long as I did the Xpand the night before. So I may change my tune after wearing those for 2.5 hours too.
The thing is, I was ready to sell off the Estars when I saw how much better out of the box the Xpands worked. But after 2.5 hrs with them on my face, I'm motivated to see if I can get the Estars working as well or better.
It may just end up being there are pluses and minuses to each brand and, depending on the content I may just want to switch back and forth.
For that reason, I'm glad now that I decided to try both out.