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post #3151 of 3684
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Originally Posted by kryten123 View Post


I doubt it, as I guess it would mean new drivers and reshelling the IEMs.
I wonder if anyone is planning to replace theirs with these new ones?
The question should be do the sonic improvements justify the price of paying another 1.1k plus for a whole new pair. Would the sonic improvements be that significant?
post #3152 of 3684

Hi,

 

There is a channel balance issue with my JH-16 and I want to send it back to JHAudio for repairs.

 

I live in the UK, I wonder how I can send the parcel and have it go through the US customs without tax, since it has been built in the US confused.gif

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You would think all these countries' customs departments would understand the difference between warranty repair and new purchase.

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Can anyone recommend a universal fit iem that sounds closest to a JH16? I currently own a W4 and ES5, and I'm a bit let down by the comfort of custom iems and the ES5 sound if I'm being honest. W4 is comfortable and sounds great, jus that it lacks a little airiness and I'd prefer a bit more bass.

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Originally Posted by mogumagnus View Post

Can anyone recommend a universal fit iem that sounds closest to a JH16? I currently own a W4 and ES5, and I'm a bit let down by the comfort of custom iems and the ES5 sound if I'm being honest. W4 is comfortable and sounds great, jus that it lacks a little airiness and I'd prefer a bit more bass.

Not really the same sound signature than JH16 but if you like your W4 you should love the ToGo 334.

post #3156 of 3684
heh heh...Take your W4's and add $1K to them....The 334's are supposed to be the best UIEM there is...
post #3157 of 3684
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Originally Posted by Germs View Post

Hi,

 

There is a channel balance issue with my JH-16 and I want to send it back to JHAudio for repairs.

 

I live in the UK, I wonder how I can send the parcel and have it go through the US customs without tax, since it has been built in the US confused.gif


I have had to send mine back a few times for fit issues.

You dont have to pay tax to send it back to JH - just mark it as Warranty Repair on the customs declaration form.

post #3158 of 3684
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Originally Posted by Marshal Banana View Post

Not really the same sound signature than JH16 but if you like your W4 you should love the ToGo 334.

 

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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

heh heh...Take your W4's and add $1K to them....The 334's are supposed to be the best UIEM there is...

 

I'm not sure I wanna spend THAT much. Besides, from what I'm reading about the TG334 and I might be wrong here, but it seems to be described very much like an ES5, thick forward mids with dark treble. I get that many love this sound, but I prefer a brighter, "clearer" sound signature.

 

I'm interested in Vsonic GR07, perhaps the bass edition? I managed to demo the basic mk2 sans bass ed, and was surprised how much clearer it sounded compared to my reference W4. Like someone cleaned the windows and the rooms brighter so to speak. Possibly less mid bass than W4 tho. Will need to have longer demo session.

 

Also intrigued by the JVC HA-FX700. But there's no where I can demo it locally. :(

 

When i tried the JH16 demos, I liked the sound signature except for some sibilance on some songs, but it's something I'm willing to live with. I'm wary of the comfort of customs already cos even with ES5s I nvr quite got used to the feeling of hard shells in my ear.... not the mention the refits i went thru


Edited by mogumagnus - 11/5/12 at 6:21pm
post #3159 of 3684

Best place I have found to demo several decent UIEM's is at the airport....really!  New HP specialty stores now have a wide variety of UIEM's to try. I demoed the Shure 535's, the 4R's, IE80 and a few others with my IPC/HP-P1 combo while wiring for my flight. Best access to several short of a meet.

post #3160 of 3684

Do be warned that not everyone will like the JH16..demo it first.

I regretted seeing reviews and now i hate the JH16 as i spent so much and its bad when i change the cables to a premium one.

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Agree that one should try first if possible.

Don't change cable if you don't like the premium, no one forces you to do it.
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I own the JH-16/J3a. I do listen to the JH-16 without the JH-3a.

 

coming from a musical background. There is a slight bump in the lower frequencies but it is slight. Only matters in rock, pop. Under classical it is not used much. Except for some pipe organ music and piano.

 

When I listen to Izthak Pearlman, Yo-yo Ma, Pepe Romero, Paco De Lucia, Paco Peña, Manuel Baruecco, Andre Segovia, John Williams, the master editor in Christopher Parkening (and catch all his editing prowess), Kazuhito Yamash i ta (one word but the censor nonesense stricks the players last name), basically every string player that is great,  under the JH-16. The insturments are unmistakable. Each has a certain sound signature that when there is any tuning done on the IEM/speakers etc, always change the instruments sound signature. I have heard many (save for Andre Segovia) live and that sound always sticks with me. To include when they do there tuning (440 hz for Classical guitar). The JH-16 nails it.


Edited by figgie - 11/7/12 at 10:02am
post #3163 of 3684
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Originally Posted by figgie View Post

I own the JH-16/J3a. I do listen to the JH-16 without the JH-3a.

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Thanks for your impressions!

Why do you listen without the JH-3a?

 

Cheers!

post #3164 of 3684
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Originally Posted by lovleylady View Post

Thanks for your impressions!

Why do you listen without the JH-3a?

 

Cheers!

Simple, I don't feel like lugging the JH3a everywhere.. Just the phone. So I use it with the adapter. :)

 

with that said,

 

the JH16 sound the SAME when they are unplugged and when they are connected to the JH3a with the Bass effect switch is turned on and the knob is all the way counter clockwise (0 gain). it is about a 3 dB increase in the lower frequency.

 

If Bass effect is turned off, the JH-16 sound like they are fairly flat on frequency response from 20-20khz.


Edited by figgie - 11/7/12 at 5:30pm
post #3165 of 3684
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Originally Posted by figgie View Post

Simple, I don't feel like lugging the JH3a everywhere.. Just the phone. So I use it with the adapter. :)

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I can understand that, do you only use them for portable use?

 

What phone do you use?

I have the HTC One S and I'm very unhappy with that combination.

I get a constant hum, and when I touch the screen or buttons I get distortion in form of pops and clicks. Another problem is volume control, too few steps, it's either to loud or to low.

 

The HTC One S is supposed to be a music phone, pathetic in my opinion,

 

 

Cheers!

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