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post #2626 of 10094
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Originally Posted by Scott_Tarlow View Post
I think he means the DAC/AMp
Correct.
post #2627 of 10094
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Originally Posted by rlanger View Post
Fortunately, I think it is with my laptop. It's causing intermittent static. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers, different USB cable and each port with no improvement.

Any suggestions?
I get this problem with my desktop and would also appreciate any solutions!
post #2628 of 10094
the only usb audio products i have heard which don't emit static, are those which require drivers. plug and play, as much as i like the easy of use, often picks up on USB's inherent dirt.
post #2629 of 10094
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post
the only usb audio products i have heard which don't emit static, are those which require drivers. plug and play, as much as i like the easy of use, often picks up on USB's inherent dirt.
I have no static with my Pico
post #2630 of 10094
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post
the only usb audio products i have heard which don't emit static, are those which require drivers. plug and play, as much as i like the easy of use, often picks up on USB's inherent dirt.
well my desktop doesn't seem to be" dirty"?
post #2631 of 10094
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Originally Posted by Scott_Tarlow View Post
I have no static with my Pico
Hey Scott Tarlow, what improvements do you hear with your Pico DAC over your Zune's DAC's?
post #2632 of 10094

My JH13pro impressions

I’m no reviewer but I thought I give my impressions:

After years of headphone experience: I came to the disappointing conclusion that there was no such thing as “one perfect headphone” that did everything well.
I had to accept that different headphones did different things well.

So I had to have one headphone for the midrange (sennheiser HD600), and another for to give me the bass kick for percussion oriented music (denons AH-D7000), and another for the treble sparkle and airiness (grado gs-1000).

Then sennheiser announced the HD800. Hope was rekindled. Could these be the “one perfect headphone” that would do everything perfectly or almost perfectly. All the initial reviews seemed to promise this hope.

Then the HD800 came out. Disappointment. I’m not saying it’s a bad headphone. Not in the least. It had by far the best soundstage, instrument separation, midrange presentation and detail I have heard so far.
But the bass was somewhat anemic (at least for my liking) and the amazing details came at a cost-treble hotness. So again, it did many things well but it did not do everything well. It was not a balanced headphone.

Then came the reviews about the JH13pro. The initial hype and reviews again seemed to promise the perfect headphone (in an IEM).
The conclusion? I believe it is the most perfect headphone I have heard so far.
It has the midrange bloom and both the low bottom bass that only a subwoofer can offer with the bass kick and impact that is uncanny for an IEM. and yes, it has the treble detail to die for. But that is not all. The detail is in all the ranges.
There is bass detail, midrange detail and of course treble detail that all together become a feast for the ears. It’s truly uncanny and unparalleled.

See the HD800 had the detail but it’s treble was accentuated where as the detail on the JH13pro doesn’t come at the expense of anything. In fact, the one word that comes to mind is balance-it’s all perfectly balanced.

Lastly, it’s clean. Other headphones may give you the bass, the midrange and the treble but the JH13pro does it with incredible speed and clarity-it’s very very clean. So clean that compared to the JH13pro, other headphones sound dirty.
In fact, I believe it’s the cleanness that gives the JH13pro such amazing instrument separation.

So am I saying that the JH13pro is the perfect headphone? Well, it’s the most perfect headphone I have heard so far (and yes I have heard and sampled all the greats like the Orpheus and R10s). Who knows, Jerry may come out with a triple treble, triple midrange, and triple bass (9 driver customs) that will set the new standard for what perfect is, but until then, this is as closest it gets for me.

Thank You Jerry and all the staff at JH Audio.
post #2633 of 10094
Thread Starter 
That would be 9 drivers XD but great review!! I enjoyed reading it.
post #2634 of 10094
Yes, every once in a while I think about, "ok what would I change." Ah the . . . no the. . . . yes the . . . but after reflecting on the different music I listen to and how it sounds, warts and all, I can't come up with anything and to me, for me, that is profound. I will keep working on it though. :^)
post #2635 of 10094
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Originally Posted by sling5s View Post
I’m no reviewer but I thought I give my impressions:

After years of headphone experience: I came to the disappointing conclusion that there was no such thing as “one perfect headphone” that did everything well.
I had to accept that different headphones did different things well.

So I had to have one headphone for the midrange (sennheiser HD600), and another for to give me the bass kick for percussion oriented music (denons AH-D7000), and another for the treble sparkle and airiness (grado gs-1000).

Then sennheiser announced the HD800. Hope was rekindled. Could these be the “one perfect headphone” that would do everything perfectly or almost perfectly. All the initial reviews seemed to promise this hope.

Then the HD800 came out. Disappointment. I’m not saying it’s a bad headphone. Not in the least. It had by far the best soundstage, instrument separation, midrange presentation and detail I have heard so far.
But the bass was somewhat anemic (at least for my liking) and the amazing details came at a cost-treble hotness. So again, it did many things well but it did not do everything well. It was not a balanced headphone.

Then came the reviews about the JH13pro. The initial hype and reviews again seemed to promise the perfect headphone (in an IEM).
The conclusion? I believe it is the most perfect headphone I have heard so far.
It has the midrange bloom and both the low bottom bass that only a subwoofer can offer with the bass kick and impact that is uncanny for an IEM. and yes, it has the treble detail to die for. But that is not all. The detail is in all the ranges.
There is bass detail, midrange detail and of course treble detail that all together become a feast for the ears. It’s truly uncanny and unparalleled.

See the HD800 had the detail but it’s treble was accentuated where as the detail on the JH13pro doesn’t come at the expense of anything. In fact, the one word that comes to mind is balance-it’s all perfectly balanced.

Lastly, it’s clean. Other headphones may give you the bass, the midrange and the treble but the JH13pro does it with incredible seed and clarity-it’s very very clean. So clean that compared to the JH13pro, other headphones sound dirty.
In fact, I believe it’s the cleanness that gives the JH13pro such amazing instrument separation.

So am I saying that the JH13pro is the perfect headphone? Well, it’s the most perfect headphone I have heard so far (and yes I have heard and sampled all the greats like the Orpheus and R10s). Who knows, Jerry may come out with a triple treble, triple midrange, and triple bass (9 driver customs) that will set the new standard for what perfect is, but until then, this is as closest it gets for me.

Thank You Jerry and all the staff at JH Audio.
Thank you! Your feedback, along with many JH13 owners, are so very helpful. I would love to try these someday. I'm glad you found your ideal set of gems.
post #2636 of 10094
Crackers, jamato. I'm telling you I found the one flaw. You can't eat crackers while listening to them. It's horrible sounding.

So, I'm over my initial crush with the JH13s (I'm lying), and have been listening to both the UE11s and JH13s daily now this past week. I was trying to write up my thoughts, but am too tired tonight, but will hopefully get to that over the next couple days.

Thanks for the review, sling5s. I agree with what you wrote, though I still think the bass heavy R10s are almost perfect (maybe too polite at times, but I love them).
post #2637 of 10094
Crackers, jamato. I'm telling you I found the one flaw. You can't eat crackers while listening to them. It's horrible sounding.

So, I'm over my initial crush with the JH13s (I'm lying), and have been listening to both the UE11s and JH13s daily now this past week. I was trying to write up my thoughts, but am too tired tonight, but will hopefully get to that over the next couple days.

Thanks for the review, sling5s. I agree with what you wrote, though I still think the bass heavy R10s are almost perfect (maybe too polite at times, but I love them).
post #2638 of 10094
But alas, I am so enamored with the sound, music, I haven't eaten for 3 weeks. What are crackers? :^)
post #2639 of 10094
Quote:
Originally Posted by sling5s View Post
I’m no reviewer but I thought I give my impressions:

After years of headphone experience: I came to the disappointing conclusion that there was no such thing as “one perfect headphone” that did everything well.
I had to accept that different headphones did different things well.

So I had to have one headphone for the midrange (sennheiser HD600), and another for to give me the bass kick for percussion oriented music (denons AH-D7000), and another for the treble sparkle and airiness (grado gs-1000).

Then sennheiser announced the HD800. Hope was rekindled. Could these be the “one perfect headphone” that would do everything perfectly or almost perfectly. All the initial reviews seemed to promise this hope.

Then the HD800 came out. Disappointment. I’m not saying it’s a bad headphone. Not in the least. It had by far the best soundstage, instrument separation, midrange presentation and detail I have heard so far.
But the bass was somewhat anemic (at least for my liking) and the amazing details came at a cost-treble hotness. So again, it did many things well but it did not do everything well. It was not a balanced headphone.

Then came the reviews about the JH13pro. The initial hype and reviews again seemed to promise the perfect headphone (in an IEM).
The conclusion? I believe it is the most perfect headphone I have heard so far.
It has the midrange bloom and both the low bottom bass that only a subwoofer can offer with the bass kick and impact that is uncanny for an IEM. and yes, it has the treble detail to die for. But that is not all. The detail is in all the ranges.
There is bass detail, midrange detail and of course treble detail that all together become a feast for the ears. It’s truly uncanny and unparalleled.

See the HD800 had the detail but it’s treble was accentuated where as the detail on the JH13pro doesn’t come at the expense of anything. In fact, the one word that comes to mind is balance-it’s all perfectly balanced.

Lastly, it’s clean. Other headphones may give you the bass, the midrange and the treble but the JH13pro does it with incredible seed and clarity-it’s very very clean. So clean that compared to the JH13pro, other headphones sound dirty.
In fact, I believe it’s the cleanness that gives the JH13pro such amazing instrument separation.

So am I saying that the JH13pro is the perfect headphone? Well, it’s the most perfect headphone I have heard so far (and yes I have heard and sampled all the greats like the Orpheus and R10s). Who knows, Jerry may come out with a triple treble, triple midrange, and triple bass (9 driver customs) that will set the new standard for what perfect is, but until then, this is as closest it gets for me.

Thank You Jerry and all the staff at JH Audio.
Well, it sounds like you're hearing what the rest of us are hearing, but I say , "pics, or you just made that up!"
post #2640 of 10094
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Originally Posted by boomana View Post

Thanks for the review, sling5s. I agree with what you wrote, though I still think the bass heavy R10s are almost perfect (maybe too polite at times, but I love them).
I do agree with you. The R10 I thought was a really well balanced headphone.
It was very close to perfect for me. But it was too out of my range and reach.
But I feel the JH13pro still surpasses the R10. But again, I don't have as much experience as some of the other headfi members.
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