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post #61 of 923
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I want to send a pair of 2 pairs of Triple fis in, Use one set of Dual lows as Low Freqs, use the other set as MIds. Then the high drivers as HIgh Freq Tweeters.

UE13 anyone?
post #62 of 923
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Also, the dual drivers don't look that bad. Yes they may cost more than the JH5, UE4, Livewires, Fidelities and FreQs. But so do the ES2's. They aren't a bargain, but they aren't looking so bad. The Quads are relatively cheap compared to other Quad drivers, like the UE11 and JH11
post #63 of 923
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Also, the dual drivers don't look that bad. Yes they may cost more than the JH5, UE4, Livewires, Fidelities and FreQs. But so do the ES2's. They aren't a bargain, but they aren't looking so bad.
They do, actually, for most customers: Livewires, Fidelities and the like are a lot less expensive, and JH and UE have an established reputation.

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The Quads are relatively cheap compared to other Quad drivers, like the UE11 and JH11
Yes, that was my point. UM's quads are more than twice cheaper than the two other options. For that reason, they will garner more attention than the duals ever could.

Of course, there are differences between drivers, and whatever the numbers crammed into one IEM, what matters by the end is... <insert crack of thunder here> the sound.
post #64 of 923
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No comments on the UE13?
post #65 of 923
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No comments on the UE13?
Doubts have been cast that UE can design a worthy UE13 without Jerry Harvey, who designed the UE11. Even if they do, will the price be competitive with the JH13? I very much doubt it. Right now, JH seems to have UE beaten on both sound quality and price.

And you, no comment on a UM13?
post #66 of 923
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Doubts have been cast that UE can design a worthy UE13 without Jerry Harvey, who designed the UE11. Even if they do, will the price be competitive with the JH13? I very much doubt it. Right now, JH seems to have UE beaten on both sound quality and price.

And you, no comment on a UM13?
I'm guessing they can make one, but it definitely won't be the same price as the JH13. I'm kinda disappointed in JHA in terms of build quality though, my clear monitors are filled with finger prints, sketchy cutting of tubing, and rough canal ends. The shell also has a lot of bubbles in it, so unless this pair of a JHA screw up or JHA doesn't improve in this. I would rather go with another company. For me at least, i can't justify spending so much on custom monitors is they can't be built to perfection.

Can't "MAKE" a UM13 out of my earphones xD was thinking about. Maybe move the TWFK in my Quad to the High freqs, and throw in a pair of FED30048 as mid drivers. Maybe even a pair of the SR6438, or the custom round balanced armature from Jays, the SR8850. hehe.
post #67 of 923
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actually...using the SR8850 would make the monitors extremely big...Two CI22955's are big enough, adding Two 8.8mm drivers in? hmmmm....sounds like a problem.
post #68 of 923
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Cables pin gets bent if not taken care of properly, it happens to all manufacturers' custom monitors. There are only ways to reduce the risk like UE has made the socket recessed. All clear/transparent cables turn green after awhile.

The Mage comes with clear or Black cables, the clear one will turn green.
is it the clear westone ES cables? even they will turn green?

also would there be any sort of colouration of the clear shells after some time?
post #69 of 923
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actually...using the SR8850 would make the monitors extremely big...Two CI22955's are big enough, adding Two 8.8mm drivers in? hmmmm....sounds like a problem.
JH Audio's "new generation" drivers are very small. They could cram even more in their IEMs!
post #70 of 923
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JH Audio's "new generation" drivers are very small. They could cram even more in their IEMs!
They're actually the same size as standard balanced armatures. Just the specs are tuned to match what Jerry needs. The mid driver on my 10X3 is the same size as the CI Series, while the high is the same save as a ED series. both are custom drivers.
post #71 of 923
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is it the clear westone ES cables? even they will turn green?

also would there be any sort of colouration of the clear shells after some time?
All clear cables turn green after awhile, it's a sad thing as i find Clear cables a lot softer, and matches any kind of IEM compared to Black.

If the custom monitor is made of Hard acrylic, then no there will not be a change in colour. However, if you have a part soft vinyl or part/full soft silicone custom monitors for example Westone uses vinyl tips, UM's Aero SH uses Silicone tips, and Sensaphonics along with ACS use plain Silicone. Then the soft part, being the Vinyl and the Silicone will turn yellow overtime. You are able to slow down the change in colour by keeping your monitors clean with alcohol-free audio equipment wipes, and a microfiber/eyeglasses cloth.
post #72 of 923
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MaoDi

shigzeo had mentioned that his JH13Pro's connector's pin have been bent. Others also complaint about the 'green' oxidation in the cable. So, is there similar problem with your Mages?

Thank you;
This cable is the same with UE11/ES3 clear cable, it will gotten the pins bend or even broken if u are not careful putting these fragile pin into the shell socket. Green oxidation is unavoidable when u are using clear pure silver cable. Your sweat tends to sneek thru the lamination & oxidize the silver cable. if dont want this issue, get black color. But i like the bling bling of the silver clear cable. Anyway i just broken 1 of my UE11 cable socket plastic & got it glue back. I find UE11 clear cable plastic is tend to be more fragile compare to black ES3 cable socket near the pins.
So my advise get 1 more cable spare for just in case.
post #73 of 923
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Actually, THE SAME FRIEND also poisoned me too. And look how good is the built quality.... and, another hole in my wallet, by next few months he heh he



Thank you for the clarification. Mmmm... I am thinking to make my custom 'UN-detachable', or for extreme, GOLD cable. mmm.. I don't know yet.... But, I hope the cables, connectors or sockets can last very long time.
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i have faith in UM long time ago when i 1st visited their workshop, i am glad now more people are convinced at this moment. So when u guys going to burn your pocket?
I heard gold cable SQ isn't nice compare to silver or copper or silver/copper combo. Don't hope those cable can last that long, i used it for 6mths something has broken. Best get a pair as a backup.
post #74 of 923
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All clear cables turn green after awhile, it's a sad thing as i find Clear cables a lot softer, and matches any kind of IEM compared to Black.

If the custom monitor is made of Hard acrylic, then no there will not be a change in colour. However, if you have a part soft vinyl or part/full soft silicone custom monitors for example Westone uses vinyl tips, UM's Aero SH uses Silicone tips, and Sensaphonics along with ACS use plain Silicone. Then the soft part, being the Vinyl and the Silicone will turn yellow overtime. You are able to slow down the change in colour by keeping your monitors clean with alcohol-free audio equipment wipes, and a microfiber/eyeglasses cloth.
AFAIK all clear plastic/acrylic will tend to be yellowish when time flies which i call it aging as whenever it expose more to UV light (Sun, whatever light source u have there) & some contaminant sweat, oil, acid, alkaline & etc. so my advise get darker color like grey, black & etc > which can high the discoloration better. Anyway UM can do re-shell when your shell is reached unacceptable anymore with the cosmetic (color)
post #75 of 923
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AFAIK all clear plastic/acrylic will tend to be yellowish when time flies which i call it aging as whenever it expose more to UV light (Sun, whatever light source u have there) & some contaminant sweat, oil, acid, alkaline & etc. so my advise get darker color like grey, black & etc > which can high the discoloration better. Anyway UM can do re-shell when your shell is reached unacceptable anymore with the cosmetic (color)
Clear Hard acrylic takes an extremely long period of time to yellow from perspiration and oils from the skin. UV light does not change the colour of Acrylic as acrylic sets with UV light rather than change colour. Manufacturers use UV light rays to cure the acrylic resin to make the shell.
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