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post #5581 of 10295
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Originally Posted by relishmalice View Post
Audio Active in Brisbane. U guys got any other recommendations?
Will let you know of my recommendation once I get my refits sent back from JH
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The opening coming from the two tweeters is so much wider than the opening coming from the four woofers. I find this really intriguing on mine since I'd guess the treble hole is at least 1.3x as large the mids/bass hole in diameter. JHA must really be trying to eke out as much precious treble response as possible. I conducted a quick test and was pleased to find that the 13s hit 18KHz (unheard of in a BA IEM!) without a problem -- and that is likely as high as my hearing goes -- and not a bit quieter than anything else it managed above 12KHz.
post #5583 of 10295
Folks talking about hearing these frequencies in KHz. Is it by your ears or a device doing this?
post #5584 of 10295
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Originally Posted by broflamo View Post
Will let you know of my recommendation once I get my refits sent back from JH
My audiologist is really starting to piss me off. First they quote a ridiculous price of $120 for both moulds, now they called and said it might be $120 EACH, and then they want to confirm the pricing again on the day of my actual appointment.

Are you kidding me?
post #5585 of 10295
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Originally Posted by relishmalice View Post
My audiologist is really starting to piss me off. First they quote a ridiculous price of $120 for both moulds, now they called and said it might be $120 EACH, and then they want to confirm the pricing again on the day of my actual appointment.

Are you kidding me?
Where are you located? I know an audiologist who charges $10 for each ear. I wouldn't say someone who charges ~$50 for both ears a rip-off, but $120 per ear (even for both ears) seems a bit of a rip-off.
post #5586 of 10295
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Originally Posted by 3X0 View Post
I conducted a quick test and was pleased to find that the 13s hit 18KHz (unheard of in a BA IEM!) without a problem -- and that is likely as high as my hearing goes -- and not a bit quieter than anything else it managed above 12KHz.
If true, that's pretty damn amazing.
post #5587 of 10295
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Originally Posted by MadDog View Post
Folks talking about hearing these frequencies in KHz. Is it by your ears or a device doing this?
I used test tones and listened by ear, so it's highly informal.

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If true, that's pretty damn amazing.
It's what my ears told me! My biggest gripe with the majority of headphones (especially IEMs) I've used is a fake-sounding, "off" treble and percussive element that affects 100% of the anything else I've tried. With the JH13s, cymbals and drums sound absolutely real (beyond just being tonally correct, every element of them is correct [e.g. transience, attack and decay, impact, et alia]), and that's a huge deal for me.
post #5588 of 10295
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Originally Posted by relishmalice View Post
My audiologist is really starting to piss me off. First they quote a ridiculous price of $120 for both moulds, now they called and said it might be $120 EACH, and then they want to confirm the pricing again on the day of my actual appointment.

Are you kidding me?
Wait, wait, you said molds...they do know that they're only supposed to be making impressions, not molds, right?
post #5589 of 10295
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Originally Posted by 3X0 View Post
I used test tones and listened by ear, so it's highly informal.



It's what my ears told me! My biggest gripe with the majority of headphones (especially IEMs) I've used is a fake-sounding, "off" treble and percussive element that affects 100% of the anything else I've tried. With the JH13s, cymbals and drums sound absolutely real (beyond just being tonally correct, every element of them is correct [e.g. transience, attack and decay, impact, et alia]), and that's a huge deal for me.


So I take it you're satisfied with your refit?
post #5590 of 10295
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Originally Posted by Happybottle View Post
Wait, wait, you said molds...they do know that they're only supposed to be making impressions, not molds, right?
Yea I was referring to impressions. Anyway, to them, is there a big difference between those two?
post #5591 of 10295
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Originally Posted by relishmalice View Post
Yea I was referring to impressions. Anyway, to them, is there a big difference between those two?
Yes, huge difference. Impressions are the initial process of making an impression of your ears. "Earmolds" is the term that is used to refer to custom tips made of vinyl or silicone. You might make sure that your audiologist knows that all you need are impressions, as that may be the reason for the insanely high price.

I paid $25 for both ears, BTW. $120 or $240 is way too much IMO. You could probably get a plane ticket to somewhere cheaper for that much.
post #5592 of 10295
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Originally Posted by relishmalice View Post
Yea I was referring to impressions. Anyway, to them, is there a big difference between those two?
Yeah, there's a difference. When I was hunting around for an audiologist they kept confusing me saying "You're sure you just want the impressions and not the molds?" They were quoting me about the same price for molds, like $150. Molds are what JHA is going to make with the impressions you send them. A mold is made out of some sort of plastic. The impressions are what the audiologist or whomever uses to create the molds.

Make sure that you read off that line from the JHA website to them, "I need an open mouth impression...".
post #5593 of 10295
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Originally Posted by relishmalice View Post
My audiologist is really starting to piss me off. First they quote a ridiculous price of $120 for both moulds, now they called and said it might be $120 EACH, and then they want to confirm the pricing again on the day of my actual appointment.

Are you kidding me?
Moulds or impressions, either way they seem suss to me. I suggest you go check out your area and meet the audiologists face-to-face to discuss. After all if you're paying this much for IEMs you'd pay serious attention to the person who's making your impressions. You shouldn't be paying more than $90 for a pair of impressions.

My audiologist is based in Sydney and looks to be the ticket as there's about 3-4 JH customers he sees a week. But I want to make sure all is good once I get my JH13s back from refit. If it comes to that and you don't mind traveling then he's the right guy.
post #5594 of 10295
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Originally Posted by broflamo View Post
Moulds or impressions, either way they seem suss to me. I suggest you go check out your area and meet the audiologists face-to-face to discuss. After all if you're paying this much for IEMs you'd pay serious attention to the person who's making your impressions. You shouldn't be paying more than $90 for a pair of impressions.

My audiologist is based in Sydney and looks to be the ticket as there's about 3-4 JH customers he sees a week. But I want to make sure all is good once I get my JH13s back from refit. If it comes to that and you don't mind traveling then he's the right guy.
I agree, if you can find an audiologist who's done this for custom IEMs, it'll make things much smoother. But any audiologist should be able to do this.

For reference, I paid $25/ear in southern California.
post #5595 of 10295
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Originally Posted by broflamo View Post
Moulds or impressions, either way they seem suss to me. I suggest you go check out your area and meet the audiologists face-to-face to discuss. After all if you're paying this much for IEMs you'd pay serious attention to the person who's making your impressions. You shouldn't be paying more than $90 for a pair of impressions.

My audiologist is based in Sydney and looks to be the ticket as there's about 3-4 JH customers he sees a week. But I want to make sure all is good once I get my JH13s back from refit. If it comes to that and you don't mind traveling then he's the right guy.
Molds and Impressions are different things..what you wnt are IMPRESSIONS. My audiologist charges $120 for molds, and $19 for impressions. Molds are ACTUALLY molds of your ears, where as impressions is a negative of your ear made from silicone material
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