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post #5086 of 10094
Friends, quick update. Mrs. Sherwood returns from her trip tomorrow, so I'll post some glamour shots up tomorrow evening. Until then, I just can't take these things out of my ears. Within two minutes I completely forget I have anything in at all, and I'm lost in music. I can't profess to have immense experience in the world of high end IEMs, as I avoided them like the plague for many years. I owned a number of sub-$200 universals, and the Westone 3 for a time, which I enjoyed listening to but not wearing. That has all changed.

For so many reasons, these might be the best headphones ever made. Straight out of my iPhone they're immersive, lifelike, and transporting. Out of the big rig, they are clarity itself. I feel like I can hear 10 feet deeper in every recording, like I can see the walls behind the performers. It's surreal, but it's not a hi-fi trick in the slightest. Actually, surreal is a terrible word -- it's hyper-real. It's more real than my K1000s, more real than the O2s, and more real than the HD800. It's not better than all those, necessarily, but they are all obviously headphones. The JH13 are not headphones, it seems. They are the absolute closest I have ever come to the proverbial "plug the coax cable into your brainstem" sound.

I always thought I would hate that sound, as it would invalidate all of the listening to equipment I have so enjoyed over the years, but I do not. It's refreshing and honest, and thoroughly amazing.

These things are hands-down awesome. I'm going to standardize some methods, dust off my small-n quant. skillz, and write you all the proper review you deserve, but until then rest assured that these headphones are worth it -- every penny of it.
post #5087 of 10094
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Originally Posted by Elluzion View Post
why does JH audio make the stems too long??
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Originally Posted by Sherwood View Post
Friends, quick update. Mrs. Sherwood returns from her trip tomorrow, so I'll post some glamour shots up tomorrow evening. Until then, I just can't take these things out of my ears. Within two minutes I completely forget I have anything in at all, and I'm lost in music. I can't profess to have immense experience in the world of high end IEMs, as I avoided them like the plague for many years. I owned a number of sub-$200 universals, and the Westone 3 for a time, which I enjoyed listening to but not wearing. That has all changed.

For so many reasons, these might be the best headphones ever made. Straight out of my iPhone they're immersive, lifelike, and transporting. Out of the big rig, they are clarity itself. I feel like I can hear 10 feet deeper in every recording, like I can see the walls behind the performers. It's surreal, but it's not a hi-fi trick in the slightest. Actually, surreal is a terrible word -- it's hyper-real. It's more real than my K1000s, more real than the O2s, and more real than the HD800. It's not better than all those, necessarily, but they are all obviously headphones. The JH13 are not headphones, it seems. They are the absolute closest I have ever come to the proverbial "plug the coax cable into your brainstem" sound.

I always thought I would hate that sound, as it would invalidate all of the listening to equipment I have so enjoyed over the years, but I do not. It's refreshing and honest, and thoroughly amazing.

These things are hands-down awesome. I'm going to standardize some methods, dust off my small-n quant. skillz, and write you all the proper review you deserve, but until then rest assured that these headphones are worth it -- every penny of it.
That's our motto, "Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated." (like the Borg)

post #5088 of 10094
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Originally Posted by Sherwood View Post
Friends, quick update. Mrs. Sherwood returns from her trip tomorrow, so I'll post some glamour shots up tomorrow evening. Until then, I just can't take these things out of my ears. Within two minutes I completely forget I have anything in at all, and I'm lost in music. I can't profess to have immense experience in the world of high end IEMs, as I avoided them like the plague for many years. I owned a number of sub-$200 universals, and the Westone 3 for a time, which I enjoyed listening to but not wearing. That has all changed.

For so many reasons, these might be the best headphones ever made. Straight out of my iPhone they're immersive, lifelike, and transporting. Out of the big rig, they are clarity itself. I feel like I can hear 10 feet deeper in every recording, like I can see the walls behind the performers. It's surreal, but it's not a hi-fi trick in the slightest. Actually, surreal is a terrible word -- it's hyper-real. It's more real than my K1000s, more real than the O2s, and more real than the HD800. It's not better than all those, necessarily, but they are all obviously headphones. The JH13 are not headphones, it seems. They are the absolute closest I have ever come to the proverbial "plug the coax cable into your brainstem" sound.

I always thought I would hate that sound, as it would invalidate all of the listening to equipment I have so enjoyed over the years, but I do not. It's refreshing and honest, and thoroughly amazing.

These things are hands-down awesome. I'm going to standardize some methods, dust off my small-n quant. skillz, and write you all the proper review you deserve, but until then rest assured that these headphones are worth it -- every penny of it.
Just got to say I told you so
post #5089 of 10094
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post
They don't. They scanned my UE11Pro and still made my JH13pro a couple of mm less deep than the UE.
Its kinda weird why a number of customers have commented about the length problems. Anyone care to comment on this?

I'm halfway around the world and i wanna minimize the hassle of shipping for refitting and whatnot.
post #5090 of 10094
JH13 #1741 have landed here in Paris France. Turn around was fantastic. Ordered on the 28th of August and they were ready on the 8Th sept. Artwork was confirmed on the 9th sept, and they were shipped to me on the same day !!! Communication was great, i cant say enough good things about my experience with JH Audio.

Mine are transparent white and will post pix and early impressions soon.
post #5091 of 10094
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Originally Posted by badwisdom View Post
Ordered on the 28th of September and they were ready on the 8Th sept.
Wow. That's indeed very impressive. They may not have received their new printing machine yet, but their time machine works just fine!
post #5092 of 10094
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Originally Posted by Sinocelt View Post
Wow. That's indeed very impressive. They may not have received their new printing machine yet, but their time machine works just fine!
you beat me too it.

Man i need a pair of these i have yet to read a really negative review on these. Now where can i get the money what can i sell off.
post #5093 of 10094
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Originally Posted by Sinocelt View Post
Wow. That's indeed very impressive. They may not have received their new printing machine yet, but their time machine works just fine!
Mistake corrected
post #5094 of 10094
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Originally Posted by badwisdom View Post
JH13 #1740 have landed here in Paris France. Turn around was fantastic. Ordered on the 28th of August and they were ready on the 8Th sept. Artwork was confirmed on the 9th sept, and they were shipped to me on the same day !!! Communication was great, i cant say enough good things about my experience with JH Audio.

Mine are transparent white and will post pix and early impressions soon.
Wow that's pretty efficient. Jerry told me they have "a 5 day turn around from the time the impressions arrive at the lab".
post #5095 of 10094
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Originally Posted by badwisdom View Post
JH13 #1741 have landed here in Paris France. Turn around was fantastic. Ordered on the 28th of August and they were ready on the 8Th sept. Artwork was confirmed on the 9th sept, and they were shipped to me on the same day !!! Communication was great, i cant say enough good things about my experience with JH Audio.

Mine are transparent white and will post pix and early impressions soon.
Transparent white? I gotta see those! Please post pics soon.
post #5096 of 10094
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Originally Posted by Sinocelt View Post
Wow. That's indeed very impressive. They may not have received their new printing machine yet, but their time machine works just fine!
I have been following this thread for nearly 2 months and I know me and you are in the same boat...waiting for the new printing machine!

Yes I pay for SQ but cheaply-made furnishing... This is where I learn patience...

And I think there are actually loads of people waiting for the new machine. The aesthetic does seem to be improving though (from what I see in JHAudio Facebook). The turn around time was somewhat 2 weeks 2 months ago, and now down to several days, this is a good news
post #5097 of 10094
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Originally Posted by mistertomlinson View Post
Transparent white? I gotta see those! Please post pics soon.
Yeah, I imagine something like the milky stuff the robot in the movie "Alien" was coughing up when he was damaged.
post #5098 of 10094
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Originally Posted by KLS View Post
I have been following this thread for nearly 2 months and I know me and you are in the same boat...waiting for the new printing machine!

Yes I pay for SQ but cheaply-made furnishing... This is where I learn patience...

And I think there are actually loads of people waiting for the new machine. The aesthetic does seem to be improving though (from what I see in JHAudio Facebook). The turn around time was somewhat 2 weeks 2 months ago, and now down to several days, this is a good news
I'm on the same boat, but my design isn't going to very advance so I'm just going to pull the trigger after i get my impressions this weekend. I was actually thinking of just getting blanks and sending them back, but i don't think i'd be able to part with them from what i've been reading..
post #5099 of 10094
Hi all

In e-mail discussions with JH audio regarding quality of artwork, they mentioned that they do not have a new printer yet, however they have been tightening up on the quality of the artwork, and have had someone on staff the last couple of months to help oversee the artwork.

As I am getting the "JH Audio" typeface which is type/vector graphic, which they have done many times before, I don't forsee too many difficulties, however, for those of you that are concerned about the quality of the artwork, I suggest contacting them, as well as ensure that the you have your artwork in either a vector format or the highest resolution possible (ie 300dpi).

hope this helps. I have to say, JH audio is amazing when it comes to communication, there is always someone who is able to answer my questions.
post #5100 of 10094
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Originally Posted by wsilvio View Post
I am using an RSA p-51 at the moment. Although due to my fit issues, I can't say too much about the sound just yet. My initial impression is that there is good synergy with the P-51 and JH-13's but I will need more listening time to be more specific.
I would agree with this: JH13s work well with the P-51.

I tried them with my MBE+ for about five hours on the plane yesterday and they worked well with that amp too. Of course, I found I could hear quite a bit of engine noise and some muted conversations, so the sound was attenuated by ambient noise. (I wonder if I may have a sit/seal issue.) The one thing that stuck out for me was the really good bass. Bass if often hard to hear with a plane engine going.
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