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post #46 of 1059
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Originally Posted by Sherlock19 View Post
i had to send them back too haha, will report back when i receive them
Hey did you get them back yet, I'm still weighting for mine...
post #47 of 1059
I just sent my impression in.
post #48 of 1059
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Received mine back on friday! I also posted pics on the first page.

These things are pretty amazing out of my ipod touch HP jack, but scale up much better with ALO jumbo silver dock and amp. They are also awesome out of my macbook pro HP jack...but hiss a bit. When using a separate amp the soundstage gets much bigger, as does musical separation. They have a very nice airiness to them.

I am going to post up some thoughts compared to my grado SR225 soon. I think they are very close in performance. Thats great for me because I love the grado sound signature.

I think ANY IEM's within the JH5 price range will have a tough time surpassing there performance, no matter how many drivers they have.

They are so fast and transparent!

PS... I now need a nano, as I get tired of having the big touch in my pocket. How good is the 4G nano HP out?
post #49 of 1059
^good to hear. i'm sending mine in today to have them put more material on the canals, hopefully they will work out this time (crossed fingers)

if not, idk ha....
post #50 of 1059

JH 5 Pro Thoughts

OK, I've had the 'final version' of my JH5Pros for 2 weeks. Here are my thoughts.

Sound:
Very good - especially for the price point. I compare them very much to my Westone ES2s that I paid $250 more for in 2007 and they sound probably just a tad better. Good solid lows, tight, but get down there really well - especially for a dual driver set. Nice, clear, crisp highs - someone else described them as "airy" and I'd agree, they get up there really well - a tad better than my Westone ES2s that I've had since May 2007. Plenty of headroom. I use them through my iPod Classic, my computer (PC), and an Aviom IEM setup with a Shure PSM600 Wireless set.

Company:
When I got my Westone ES2s, they were perfect right out of the box. After reading on this forum, I'm realizing that may not be as common as I thought it must be when I got my westones, my first custom IEM set. That being said, my JH5Pros had a problem when I got the first set - could have been the impressions, could have been the molding process - probably a little bit of both. Sent them back with my ES2s and they did a 3d scan of my ES2s and made them per the scan. They came back fitting perfect. Thankfully, I took photos of them then. About 2 weeks later, I was doing the first really good cleaning and realized the left one had a small crack in it....went back and looked at the photos and there was the crack. Just didn't notice it before. Sent them back again. Each time, I'm getting total cooperation from JH Audio, which I agree with and greatly appreciate. Then, I got the 3rd version from them about 2 weeks ago or so and they're perfect now. My only issue was having to send them back so many times. I actually think one resend is probably almost expectable, but 2 to me, for the reason I had to send back (the crack) was weird. Either way, as I said, Jerry, Brittany, and Jaime were awesome through it all and someday I'm sure I'll get a pair of 13s or whatever the latest and greatest JHAudio ear is then...probably at least a few years.

I love them and struggle with which set to use when I'm monitoring - the Westones or the JH5Pros. I'm sure I'll settle on alternating them from time to time, though I really feel like the JH5Pros are a little bit better.

My thoughts and hope those of you who are having issues get them worked out - they should fit and sound great.

Some things to think of and this may not be normal, but final thoughts:

1. When I open my mouth really wide (like a huge smile or laugh or something), it does alter the fit for that moment - not sure you can get around that with an IEM - hopefully no one is expecting that...

2. When I'm putting them in, I also use the twist-in method that UE made the video of. After I've had them in and then put them back in within a short period of time (popping them in and out for example), I don't necessarily have to do the twist in method.

3. I don't like the case, but that's mainly because I love the Westone ES2 custom case. I found the case at Fry's and you could probably get the Westone case insert from westone and stick it in the Case you get from Frys. Didn't try it, just bought the case from Westone for $25 for my JH5Pros. I'm in Houston and within a day, the humidity had caused the foam in the JHAudio case to lift and the gummy residue was getting on my monitors. It's cool looking, but not good for me.....Westone sells it's case separately - check it out.

Sorry this is so long. Feel free to ask questions if you want.
post #51 of 1059
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I have been doing a little comparisons between the JH5 and Grado SR225.

I thought it would be pretty close but the sr225's are just all around better, at least for what I'm looking for anyway. They do rock and metal so well!!
From the more punchy (stronger) bass to the more transparent airy highs that extend higher.

I forgot how good they are...it's been a while since I listened to them.lol

The isolation and comfort is so nice with the JH5 though. They are also easer to drive. I would say they are a bit darker than the shimmering grado's.

I would defiantly say if you are a fan of the grados you will love the JH5, even though they are a bit different.
post #52 of 1059
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Originally Posted by gregokeys View Post
3. I don't like the case, but that's mainly because I love the Westone ES2 custom case. I found the case at Fry's and you could probably get the Westone case insert from westone and stick it in the Case you get from Frys. Didn't try it, just bought the case from Westone for $25 for my JH5Pros. I'm in Houston and within a day, the humidity had caused the foam in the JHAudio case to lift and the gummy residue was getting on my monitors. It's cool looking, but not good for me.....Westone sells it's case separately - check it out.
Westone case is crush-resistant but prevent damage to the IEM? It is not a hard case and I wonder if it is hard enough to prevent some medium load.
post #53 of 1059
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Westone case is crush-resistant but prevent damage to the IEM? It is not a hard case and I wonder if it is hard enough to prevent some medium load.
I'm talking about the Westone Custom case. It protects the IEMs well - you may be thinking of a different case. It is a hard case, unless I don't know what hard is....pretty sure. I've had my Westone's for over 2 years and always keep them in the case when not using them and have no problems at all in terms of protection...
post #54 of 1059
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Originally Posted by gregokeys View Post
I'm talking about the Westone Custom case. It protects the IEMs well - you may be thinking of a different case. It is a hard case, unless I don't know what hard is....pretty sure. I've had my Westone's for over 2 years and always keep them in the case when not using them and have no problems at all in terms of protection...
I suppose you meant the $24.95 Deluxe Monitor Case
Hearing products for hearing professionals :: Westone

and not the $7.49 Universal Monitor Case
Hearing products for hearing professionals :: Westone
post #55 of 1059
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Westone case is crush-resistant but prevent damage to the IEM? It is not a hard case and I wonder if it is hard enough to prevent some medium load.
The Westone ballistic nylon pocket case is reinforced and doesn't crush easily. A back pants pocket might not work out well, but I put the case in my front pants pocket and cargo pants pocket all the time and it has not caved in yet.
post #56 of 1059
Well I have recieved my new pair of JH5 pros and they fit perfectly, that is after one sendback. i too had asked for a dark red style color and they did the exact same thing, gave me a pinkish red. When i sent them back to get them refit, i also stated that they needed to change the color and they did, now my iems kind of look like a slightly tinted window which i like. As for the sound, i am a full time student so i have like an hour or so to listen to them every day so a detailed review will be just a couple weeks away. All i can say now is i absolutly love them, they sound great, as they are my first pair of iems and the sound is truely crisp and i love them.
post #57 of 1059
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Originally Posted by Sherlock19 View Post
Well I have recieved my new pair of JH5 pros and they fit perfectly, that is after one sendback. i too had asked for a dark red style color and they did the exact same thing, gave me a pinkish red. When i sent them back to get them refit, i also stated that they needed to change the color and they did, now my iems kind of look like a slightly tinted window which i like. As for the sound, i am a full time student so i have like an hour or so to listen to them every day so a detailed review will be just a couple weeks away. All i can say now is i absolutly love them, they sound great, as they are my first pair of iems and the sound is truely crisp and i love them.
hopefully color will get fixed
post #58 of 1059
I'm trying my luck with the dark red.
post #59 of 1059
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I'm trying my luck with the dark red.
LUCK!
post #60 of 1059
Got them back today, i think the fit is right but not fully sure. I can hear outside sound still with them in, is it normal???

GUESS WHAT, i got the new otterbox for these! the otterbox is awesome, i feel its bettter and more usable than the carbon fiber box. will post pics of it!! LATER
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