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post #1966 of 10341
crap!! double post
post #1967 of 10341
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Originally Posted by Bojamijams View Post
And I see people here who've spent close to $10,000 for a headphone setup and I can't help but think, that $10,000 would be better spent towards a speaker setup and would probably sound better.
I know you're just trying to make a point personally and that line crossed is too often ignored (the A5 is a great example), but to be fair there are a ton of conditions where it would cost more to knock down walls, leave a girlfriend, move from an apartment to a house, etc. As you mentioned there are a ton of practical issues to consider, sometimes much larger going speakers to headphones, than the later step to IEMs. So I wouldn't necessarily expect those spending significant cash on headphones to be doing so unwisely. At least from a SQ perspective - 'cause it's all likely unwise. Nor necessarily unlikely that many also have a speaker system costing even more.
post #1968 of 10341
Can someone provide a tutorial/information on how to recable an IEM? Perhaps in another thread? I'm curious.
post #1969 of 10341
Recabling does require the purchase of a separate, third-party cable, correct? I guess that's one of my main concerns.
post #1970 of 10341
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Originally Posted by tigon_ridge View Post
Recabling does require the purchase of a separate, third-party cable, correct? I guess that's one of my main concerns.
Well on these and the UE's (which now take a keyed plug) and the Westone, the cable plugs in so it is easy. Now who makes a good after market cable is another story but I am sure more will come out.
post #1971 of 10341
Anyone want to mess with your head? Go get a K2 HD cd>CDP>amp>JH13s.
post #1972 of 10341
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Originally Posted by boomana View Post
Anyone want to mess with your head? Go get a K2 HD cd>CDP>amp>JH13s.
I have that somewhere. I think it is stored with my thousands of CD's down in Tucson. Great, so much good music 1000 miles away.
post #1973 of 10341
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Originally Posted by blessingx View Post
On that note, has anyone tried pushing the sensitivity angle, say with an Ety S adapter?
when mine arrive, that will be one of the angles i try out.
post #1974 of 10341
They are in! link to my personal photo gallery
post #1975 of 10341
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Originally Posted by boomana View Post
Anyone want to mess with your head? Go get a K2 HD cd>CDP>amp>JH13s.
The K2 HD CD's are great. Or better yet, just download some reference 96/24 media here: HDtracks high resolution audiophile music downloads. Pretty amazing!
post #1976 of 10341
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Originally Posted by twylight View Post
There are some seriously strong statements in this thread...
Yes, but you have to consider the context of these statements.

While some come from those relatively new to high-end audio, upgrading from a far inferior headphone, never having heard the cream of the cop, many other comments are coming from Head-Fi veterans like myself, boomana, edwood, jude, and so on.

I can only speak for myself, but I have owned or auditioned just about every significant headphone out there. Out of that pool, I'd have to rate the JH13 at least in the top ten. But what makes it so incredible is the combination of low cost (compared to its' sonic peers), and relatively low amplification requirements. In essence, the JH13 has lowered the barriers of entry to the arena of super-high-end headphone listening.

I am generally very discriminating and particular about what I listen to, as I know some of my fellow JH13 owners are. The lack of criticism is simply testament to the achievement of the JH13.

I know some of what has been written might be hard to internalize or come to grips with, but it is not a conspiracy, joke, charade, or "new toy syndrome." When men who owned and loved their UE10's for years started saving up for JH13's after a several-minute audition, I knew the JH13 was going to be a big deal.

Perhaps part of it is that being an audiophile, for many if not most, is more about the chase than the final result. I know people who turn their entire system over, seemingly on a monthly basis, even as I once did in certain ways. In such a context, I can see how it would be difficult to accept the idea an audio product good enough to be a real keeper. But at least for me, it is here and now.

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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
I have that somewhere. I think it is stored with my thousands of CD's down in Tucson. Great, so much good music 1000 miles away.
Hard drive my friend, hard drive.
post #1977 of 10341
i have a couple of questions - sorry if they've already been addressed but i've only read part of this massive thread (and don't anticipate wading thru each and ever single post here...):

- how do your jh-13 customs sound compared to the universal version that you heard prior to purchase? are the similar or vastly different? are they much better?

- how do you contact jh audio (is there a website) and where are they located?

tia,
dD
post #1978 of 10341
jhaudio.com not sure on the universals...
post #1979 of 10341
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Originally Posted by daveDerek View Post
- how do you contact jh audio (is there a website) and where are they located?
Is JH Audio so hard to Google?

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Originally Posted by Rdr. Seraphim View Post
That's good! To me, the heat sensitive tips seem to "mold" to the shape of my ears as they warm up, providing a nice glove like experience. The fit improves as they heat up.
Thus my current state of indecision. -_-
post #1980 of 10341
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Originally Posted by Iron_Dreamer View Post
Yes, but you have to consider the context of these statements.

While some come from those relatively new to high-end audio, upgrading from a far inferior headphone, never having heard the cream of the cop, many other comments are coming from Head-Fi veterans like myself, boomana, edwood, jude, and so on.

I can only speak for myself, but I have owned or auditioned just about every significant headphone out there. Out of that pool, I'd have to rate the JH13 at least in the top ten. But what makes it so incredible is the combination of low cost (compared to its' sonic peers), and relatively low amplification requirements. In essence, the JH13 has lowered the barriers of entry to the arena of super-high-end headphone listening.

I am generally very discriminating and particular about what I listen to, as I know some of my fellow JH13 owners are. The lack of criticism is simply testament to the achievement of the JH13.

I know some of what has been written might be hard to internalize or come to grips with, but it is not a conspiracy, joke, charade, or "new toy syndrome." When men who owned and loved their UE10's for years started saving up for JH13's after a several-minute audition, I knew the JH13 was going to be a big deal.

Perhaps part of it is that being an audiophile, for many if not most, is more about the chase than the final result. I know people who turn their entire system over, seemingly on a monthly basis, even as I once did in certain ways. In such a context, I can see how it would be difficult to accept the idea an audio product good enough to be a real keeper. But at least for me, it is here and now.

Hard drive my friend, hard drive.
I enjoyed reading your comments. I think is wonderful you think they are indeed that good. Upping the ante for the competition, can only mean one thing: better and better products.
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