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post #4666 of 10325
Strange. My cables are like when I got them, fine and they have received much, much use.
post #4667 of 10325
The cable appears to the be same one used by Microsonics in their universal series. I love how quiet it is, but it isn't as good as other custom manufacturer's cables. I did make note of that in my review of the JH13Pro which I will be porting to headfi, but I should sleep first.

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Is anyone else's cable falling apart? The braid on mine is unravelling in spots and the rubber at the Y connector is breaking apart.

Time for a replacement l guess. Sad that you pay so much for these brilliant monitors and have to put up with a very mediocre cable to go along with it.

Any suggestions?
post #4668 of 10325
How long refit usually takes?
post #4669 of 10325
do you need refit? Of course it depends on where you are and how busy the company is, but I hear that JHA are down to only one or two weeks turnaround if you are in the states. For us overseas... haha!
post #4670 of 10325
Yes, I did sent it back last Friday using EMS and they received it on Monday but did not heard back from them yet. I get a loose seal/fit on right ear, I really missed it already. I have heard refit takes one to two days only, I guess they are busy with Rocky Mountain Audio Fest now.
post #4671 of 10325
most of my emails etc take a bit of time to receive response - i mean like... some time. whereabouts do you live? EMS should have it there in a few days only.
post #4672 of 10325
Boston, Ma. According to tracking, they did received on 9/28 12:30PM.
post #4673 of 10325
I am nearing purchase time and I'd appreciate your opinions before choking my wallet - Is the JM13 PRO worth the tripple cost compared to a Westone UM3X?

I know it's subjective and personal, but what do you think? I'll be using a D10 / iriver optical to drive them.

I have not had the oportunity to listen to either of them, and I do not see a chance to do so before purchase. All input is appreciated!

Thanks!
post #4674 of 10325
For me, absolutely. No question.
post #4675 of 10325
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Originally Posted by shredder View Post
I am nearing purchase time and I'd appreciate your opinions before choking my wallet - Is the JM13 PRO worth the tripple cost compared to a Westone UM3X?

I know it's subjective and personal, but what do you think? I'll be using a D10 / iriver optical to drive them.

I have not had the oportunity to listen to either of them, and I do not see a chance to do so before purchase. All input is appreciated!

Thanks!
I would order them sooner than later if you want them right away as they may get hit with a lot of orders as the big electronics show coming up, which understandably could slow turn around. The 13's are very much worth the investment IMHO.
post #4676 of 10325
Adding to that, I ordered mine this week and Jaime quoted a 1 week turnaround FWIW. Not sure how this relates to their typical turnaround time.
post #4677 of 10325
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Adding to that, I ordered mine this week and Jaime quoted a 1 week turnaround FWIW. Not sure how this relates to their typical turnaround time.
That's damn fast.
Mine was ~2 weeks.
post #4678 of 10325
My main concern in purchasing JH13..

1. Resale value… well since its custom, I’m assuming you can only sell it about about 30-40% from original purchasing price.

2. Living outside US. If someohow the fit is not right, it’ll be troublesome to have them refit…way way longer turn around time.

3. Durability… I often dropped my UM3X on my desk from about 20-25cm (8-10inch) height and on very rare occasions dropped mine to the floor at 1m (3ft) height. How durable is JH13 in this situation to withstand that kinda drop?

4. I still don’t know how much better is JH13 compared with UM3X. Worth 3X its asking price?... Most if not all owners of JH13 said its worth the money…. But would you do it if you have to start all over again??...but then I asked myself often…is UM3X worth 5x the price of my 2yr old Sennheiser IEM?, UM3X is like 30-40% better but definitely not 5x the price.

5. I’ve got a very very good seal on my UM3X with triple flange modded to biflange. I can chew, open my mouth as wide as I can and the seal is unchanged. Most of the times I have to make an effort to take them off my ears. I think my UM3X is comfortable to wear, its not to the point where I didn’t even know I’m using IEM, maybe I need to take them off every 4 hours or so. How much better is JH13 in my situation?....
post #4679 of 10325
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Originally Posted by 3X0 View Post
Adding to that, I ordered mine this week and Jaime quoted a 1 week turnaround FWIW. Not sure how this relates to their typical turnaround time.
Same here. Jaime emailed me today to say my impressions arrived today (Wednesday) and that they would ship next week. So, pretty close to or less than a week turnaround. Not sure if art work takes longer. (None for me.)
post #4680 of 10325
I get my impressions done in 5 days!

excited does not begin to describe
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