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post #3166 of 10094
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Originally Posted by Lil' Knight View Post
Well, my wallet definitely will say that's insane

Did you try the JH13 with BA in SE or balanced?
single ended as I was not about to butcher my cable without a replacement, wow you may be crazier than me.
post #3167 of 10094
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Originally Posted by daveDerek View Post
Peter, did you ever get a chance to compare the two side by side? what did you find? is the treble calmed down now in the demo? how close/far is it from the custom? inquiring minds want to know .
Just to follow up, the demo unit I received for the meet does still have that slight treble bump around 6k or so. Other than that, my custom unit has deeper and punchier bass, I would assume because of the better seal than what is possible with the universal version. The soundstaging is also a bit more pinpoint and the sound clearer than what I get from the demo. The demo definitely gives you the "WOW" effect of the super-fast drivers, low distortion, and punchy bass. But the real custom just makes it more refined and perfected.
post #3168 of 10094
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Originally Posted by hockeyb213 View Post
John if we already have the p-51 is it worth the upgrade or no?
They are really very close. I don't think the Shadow is the next level and some may say they don't detect much difference. To me there are subtle differences. At least with smaller you still have excellent fidelity and for these reference IEM's, a great little amp with a big sound.

While this does pertain to how the Shadow sounds with the JH13's further questions most likely should be phrased in the Shadow thread I started on portable amps.
post #3169 of 10094
Thread Starter 
Does the digital pot help out noticeably?
post #3170 of 10094
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Originally Posted by jp11801 View Post
single ended as I was not about to butcher my cable without a replacement, wow you may be crazier than me.
x2. Very impressive with the BA. As was everything I tried. Also nice was the DNA, but I really loved them with what I am told were the Frank Cooter amps, which also drove the HD800s authoritatively.
post #3171 of 10094
If jp mentioned this, and I just missed it, my apologies. One of the nice things at yesterday's Bay Area mini-meet was a Jerry Harvey table, where there were a couple of JH13s, along with a bunch of foam tips, so that visitors could demo them. I asked whose ears were fitted for the units, but the photog fellow there did not know. Anyway, one listen to these "universalized" versions convinced my friend who went with me yesterday to order a pair of JH13s. He loves his Sen HD600s w/ balanced cables and his LiveWires, but he was sold instantly.
post #3172 of 10094
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Originally Posted by jp11801 View Post
Insanely I tried them with the, Bottlehead SEX amp, the new Bottlehead battery powered amp, HeadAmp GS1, pico slim, pico amp/dac and GLite, Eddie Current BA and ZDT, DNA and Luxman 200. Best in class was the Balancing Act followed by the ZDT with the GS1 running neck and neck with the ZDT but behind the BA. All three of these amps had the JH13s running at between 2-4 on the amp dial.
jp, what did you think of the Bottlehead SEX amp? Although I loved their instruction kit, I was less than impressed by the amp sound. Thin in the bass, 2-dimensional, and rolled-off highs. My colleague had similar, though not identical, impressions. Granted, it seemed to be an intentionally low-cost rig [not just the amp], but I am wondering if something wasn't fully burned in yet.
post #3173 of 10094
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Originally Posted by Crazyguy106 View Post
Not when you count in GST, ear moulding, and shipment.

Remember GST is a whopping 7%.

Plus if you buy the JH13 usually if you pair it up with something expensive (like crystal cables), it'll become MUCH cheaper. HAHA

=D

JH13 is really up there man. I keep thanking Uncle Wilson for convincing me to take the plunge.
JH13 = 1099usd
Shipping = 60usd
Tax 7% = 81usd
Ear impressions = 50usd
Total = 1290usd

I don't see how that is even remotely close to SGD 2.2k. Just my 2cents on getting the JH13 in Singapore.
post #3174 of 10094
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post
And the less blown away you were, the more something is wrong with you both. There cannot be anybody on the planet who will not be 100% blown away by the universals, and 150% by the custom version.

Please don't forget this IS an Appreciation thread, so watch it!

EDIT: Forgot the smiley, here -----> :-)
Ha ha, yes you're right this is an appreciation thread. Sorry if I sounded like wasn't blown away by them. If I wasn't clear, I was quite impressed with all of the universal samples at the meet yesterday especially the JH13. There were some things about the universals that I didn't like, such as soundstage and imaging, which wasn't as accurate as I expected. But again, I know they're universals and and I expect the custom units to resolve them based on what others are saying here.
post #3175 of 10094
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Yeah the soundstage would be effected since I don't believe the universals are using the dual bore design and also the fit effects soundstage immensely.
post #3176 of 10094
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Originally Posted by jp11801 View Post
Moral of the story is these are great headphones and the phrase "good for an IEM" for me has been discarded when discussing the JH13s. To me they stand toe to toe with each and every top tier dynamic headphone past and present.
Wow, if this becomes the consensus of a large amount of Head-Fier's, this will change the face of headphone listening and Head-Fi as we now know it.
It will take a while for me to get used to being hooked up to one of my home setups with a thin wire and 2 plastic inserts in my ear.

Less ambient interference, less interference from our enjoyment being pushed onto our house sharing loved ones, and less microwave size boxes scattered throughout the nooks and crannies in our homes.

These aren't our father's Oldsmobiles
post #3177 of 10094
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Originally Posted by immtbiker View Post
Wow, if this becomes the consensus of a large amount of Head-Fier's, this will change the face of headphone listening and Head-Fi as we now know it.
It will take a while for me to get used to being hooked up to one of my home setups with a thin wire and 2 plastic inserts in my ear.

Less ambient interference, less interference from our enjoyment being pushed onto our house sharing loved ones, and less microwave size boxes scattered throughout the nooks and crannies in our homes.

These aren't our father's Oldsmobiles
not to put words in others mouths but I am comfortable stating that to a greater or lesser degree these headfiers would agree with my JH13 view

Tyrion, Boomana, Edwood, Irondreamer amonst others
post #3178 of 10094
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Originally Posted by GTL View Post
JH13 = 1099usd
Shipping = 60usd
Tax 7% = 81usd
Ear impressions = 50usd
Total = 1290usd

I don't see how that is even remotely close to SGD 2.2k. Just my 2cents on getting the JH13 in Singapore.
=)
Ear impressions would most probably be less or way less than that.The shipping cost may also be probably lower. (With the exchange rate at(1:1.44) , maybe you can get it at around SGD1.8k(inclusive of the aforementioned).
=)
post #3179 of 10094
I am eagerly awaiting the moment that I will be among the ranks
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I was just listening to the first Liquid Tension Experiment album with the JH13s, these headphones are absolutely incredible with Prog-Metal music. The bass is awesome, crisp sound, and I can hear details that I have never heard before.
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