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post #10606 of 10615
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Originally Posted by Lethe View Post
 

It's good, but I get some hot spots after 4-5 hours of use. A bit of discomfort but not enough to annoy. One earpiece could be wiggled slightly while the other sat snug enough that I couldn't wiggle it when a seal is formed. Was thinking of sending them back for a refit, but I've waited ages for them, so I'll be living with what I have now.

 

Also, some minor itching sometimes. 

 

Refit turn around time is usually about a week to 10 days, so you wouldn't have to wait too long for that. If you're unsure and you're still within the 30 day refit guarantee, I'd consider getting a refit done, as the whole point of customs is that they fit perfectly. 

post #10607 of 10615
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To those who want to improve the sound of your 13pro but without getting the FP, please look into the silver dragon upgrade. Still it isn't a substitute to the FP treatment but a nice improvement in clarity and tightness in sound over the original 13 pro.

 

I have the original 13 pro and using the silver dragon cable made a significant difference for the better.  It's hard to believe the 13 FP could be much better.  My only complaint with the original 13 is that sometimes I wish it possessed a little more "weight" to the sound.  In every other way, it has excellent clarity, separation etc. as compared to the full size cans I'm used to.

post #10608 of 10615
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Originally Posted by starfly View Post
 

 

Refit turn around time is usually about a week to 10 days, so you wouldn't have to wait too long for that. If you're unsure and you're still within the 30 day refit guarantee, I'd consider getting a refit done, as the whole point of customs is that they fit perfectly. 

Hmm...I might wait for a bit actually because of personal reasons my body weight is going down. But you're right, perfect fit is the whole point of customs.

 

My next step is probably aftermarket cables if I'm feeling peckish about the highs or if I need more body, otherwise I'm probably out of the CIEM game (not taking meets into factor). I expected that the 13 would sorta displace headtime from my Denon D5k, but I still reach for the D5k a lot (at home) because soundstage is still wider on them, and they're more relaxed. However I do put on the 13 when I want more immediacy, speed and if neighbors are being err neighbory, and of course when I'm on the go. 

 

The D5k and the 13 make a great duo, each doing one thing well; I get to relax with one and jam out with another; one for openness and the other for INYOURFACE; both headphones do the lows justice in very different ways. I can't see myself going for anything more (other than cables and a good DAP) but heading to planar land. 

post #10609 of 10615
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Originally Posted by Lethe View Post
 

Hmm...I might wait for a bit actually because of personal reasons my body weight is going down. But you're right, perfect fit is the whole point of customs.

 

My next step is probably aftermarket cables if I'm feeling peckish about the highs or if I need more body, otherwise I'm probably out of the CIEM game (not taking meets into factor). I expected that the 13 would sorta displace headtime from my Denon D5k, but I still reach for the D5k a lot (at home) because soundstage is still wider on them, and they're more relaxed. However I do put on the 13 when I want more immediacy, speed and if neighbors are being err neighbory, and of course when I'm on the go. 

 

The D5k and the 13 make a great duo, each doing one thing well; I get to relax with one and jam out with another; one for openness and the other for INYOURFACE; both headphones do the lows justice in very different ways. I can't see myself going for anything more (other than cables and a good DAP) but heading to planar land. 

 

I feel the same way between my Sony MDR-7520 and JH13. Don't need anything else, except for maybe some day an open back full-size headphone, but that's low on my priorities list. 

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Ok, forgive my first-time-CIEM-owner noobness, but it's been a week after I got my 13, a day ago, I was complaining about hotspot issues after 4+++ hours of eartime, however today I've worn my 13 from the moment I had breakfast in the morning and it's been many many hours now and the hot spot issues that I had, disappeared. I'm still wearing them now, listening to The Legend of Zelda: 25th Anniversary Special Orchestra CD, and it feels like an invisible orchestra playing in and around my ears, and it's really weird.:basshead:

 

Also, I want to ask about cable upgrades (swaps?), a few people have already mentioned the silver cable for the 13. From what I keep reading, it seems that silver usually adds energy to the highs?

 

Say if I were to swap in silver cables, would the specific make and brand of the cable matter, or if it's silver cables then it'll all sound about the same?

 

Anyone have any experience with other types of cables as well for the 13? Copper? Hybrids? Gold?

 

ps. I'm not going to purchase cables solely on comments and impressions, I will try to audition them with my 13 in a hifi store of course first, of course. Just want to hear about your experiences and impressions to help me focus on what I should look at more closely, thank you. :p 

post #10611 of 10615

Good luck with the cable thing. Folks tend to like whatever they buy. I went through a lot of them and ended up with a non litz hybrid that's no longer available. Another I liked was a pure silver TWAG V3. I think most pure silver cables will be a bit hot but the TWAG is heavier and fine stranded. Still leaner but not bright with good bass. I didn't care for the 1% gold/silver cables on this phone.


Edited by goodvibes - 3/26/15 at 3:09pm
post #10612 of 10615
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Good luck with the cable thing. Folks tend to like whatever they buy. I went through a lot of them and ended up with a non litz hybrid that's no longer available. Another I liked was a pure silver TWAG V3. I think most pure silver cables will be a bit hot but the TWAG is heavier and fine stranded. Still leaner but not bright with good bass. I didn't care for the 1% gold/silver cables on this phone.


+1 on the Whiplash.  I had an 8 conductor TWAG V3 on a set of Fitears, and was probably my all time fave!

post #10613 of 10615

I tend to prefer 4 wire cables but each is different so I can't disagree with what I haven't heard.:beerchug: That's a lot of wire!

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I tend to prefer 4 wire cables but each is different so I can't disagree with what I haven't heard.:beerchug: That's a lot of wire!


4 wire for portability and storage is the way to go, with little to no sq difference.

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Looking forward to you guys who have the K10 as well as the JH13 chiming in with your comparisons, I know one guy was waiting for his k10 to come in.

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