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post #1336 of 10325
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Originally Posted by Pale Rider View Post
This sux. In all the right ways.
That's just a damn good point, so its worth being seen twice.

This is a bang for buck revolution happening.
post #1337 of 10325
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Originally Posted by Jensen View Post
First Pale Rider's HD800 comparison and now an initial UE11 comparison...

Jerry is gonna get slammed if this keeps up.
He's already getting slammed
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Originally Posted by Bolardito View Post
I got the JH13 today and have not been able to stop using them. They do everything the UE11 did wrong. There is not a single bump in any frequency and the detail these little things provide is nothing short of amazing. The bass is tight and accurate, never sounding boomy. For now I can confidently say that for me they are superior in every way to the UE11, which were up to today my favorite IEM (and I have heard most of the top tier universal IEM's).
Well, dang. I'm very fond of my UE11s, but after hearing the universals at CanJam, suspected what you just wrote, which is why I ordered them. Now I'm really eager to hear them.
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Originally Posted by roy_jones View Post
I'd imagine that soundstage depth and sense of air would be superior on the HD800's. It starts to look as though IEM technology has caught up to the degree that the major performance differences are a function of the inherent differences in the medium (ie: headphone vs. IEM).

That being said, I'm still surprised that the JH13pro was able to exceed the HD800 in soundstage width and height. I'm curious whether the soundstage of both phones can be validly compared. This would require us to be more specific with regard to definitions. Is the JH13pro soundstage more of a headstage? etc...
This was one reason I made the comment about the difference in the feeling of the cans on my head versus the IEMs in my ears. I'm not sure about this, but I think the very different physical sensation of having the HD800s on my head is itself part of a psychoacoustic impact with respect to soundstage. I am truly amazed at the breadth of the 13 soundstage, and I think the difference between on/around ear and in-ear is part of it. The surprising part is that it seems to be in the 13's favor. I also think the detail and the clarity factors contribute in the 13s' favor. Remember the old "Sennheiser veil"? Well, the HD800 got rid of that, right? Well, yes, until these came along.
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Originally Posted by Bojamijams View Post
This is a bang for buck revolution happening.
I completely agree Bojamijams!
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Originally Posted by Jensen View Post
Jam, I'm having a tough time reconciling your initial impressions with how impressed you seem to be with them now. Do you honestly think it was armature burn in? Or do you think it was brain/fit burn in on your part?
I don't have any difficulty with it. There is the ear canal getting used to it, a lack of clarity from the 13's and everything needed to settle in. I have worked with a number of manufactures over many years of fine audio equipment and there wasn't one, from Cary Audio, Quicksilver, Audio Note Uk and on, that did not believe in and hear the burn-in of components from the settling of caps to resistor changes to the effect on the dielectric of both a PCB to the wire and there are white papers on this esp. on caps, which the crossover of the 13's have. They are sometimes large changes and sometimes small but not one felt they weren't there so be it with the 13's.
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I have finally received my second pair of JH13s today. (My real pair this time.)

Obviously the comfort is a lot better than the last time and the sound is simply out of this world.

For those that are still not sure if they should pull the trigger, trust me, these headphones are the real deal and everything that has been mentioned here is true. After my Nikon 70-200VR lens, they are probably the best purchase that I have made in my life.

Jerry also sent me a free t-shirt of JHAudio.

I would sincerely like to thank Jerry and his crew for the great product and the amazing customer service.

Patrick

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Other than Senn CX300's, My first set of IEM's was C-3 Customs and if I do not use them for a few days it takes at least 10 minutes for my brain to re-adjust and my ears to settle in. Every Single Time... So I would give Brain Burn vs Driver Burn 50/50 during the first 100 hrs or so but after that it's all in the head!!
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Would owners mind commenting on the musicality of the JH13? Do you find yourself amazed at the detail, frequency balance, and technical aspects more than being involved in the music?
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Originally Posted by pfillion View Post
I have finally received my second pair of JH13s today. (My real pair this time.)

Obviously the comfort is a lot better than the last time and the sound is simply out of this world.

For those that are still not sure if they should pull the trigger, trust me, these headphones are the real deal and everything that has been mentioned here is true. After my Nikon 70-200VR lens, they are probably the best purchase that I have made in my life.

Jerry also sent me a free t-shirt of JHAudio.

I would sincerely like to thank Jerry and his crew for the great product and the amazing customer service.

Patrick

That's a really nice T-Shirt.
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Power it has been mentioned a few times if you go back in the last 5 pages but basically what the common opinion is...is that it has amazing flatness and accuracy while still being involving, musical, and fun. So everything is in balance.
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
I was listening with the RSA Shadow to a recording and it was as if I could see the dimensions of the face that was singing. The Shadow etches out the recording and obviously does very well with the 13's.
Um jamato, did you say "Shadow"? WTF?
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Originally Posted by Pale Rider View Post
Um jamato, did you say "Shadow"? WTF?
I posted over on the portable amp board that I have the Shadow without the case and have been giving it a listen.

The 13's are so good I almost wish I hadn't got them. They take up too much time listening to music. I have never heard anything like them. I am listening to Reckoning by the Grateful Dead and it is just toooo good. What fantastic bass and fleshing out of the musical panorama.
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Btw this is awesome.

I can actually tell quite easily and clearly that Esperanza Spalding is using a fully carved double bass on her album Junjo.

Accuracy of details.... =)

Isn't musical a very subjective thing? Anyway whenever people use the word "analytical" I never quite understood it because it sounds impossible to analyse the music properly from what people define as "analytical" rigs. Haha
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
I was listening with the RSA Shadow to a recording and it was as if I could see the dimensions of the face that was singing. The Shadow etches out the recording and obviously does very well with the 13's.
Can you see through her clothes as she sings too?
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