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post #3586 of 3684
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Originally Posted by DuxR View Post

What source gear are you guys using to drive your JH16's?

I've just bitten the bullet on a pair of JH16's which will be my first CIEM (upgrading from a pair of lowly SE215's!), but now I'm starting to think that my portable source rig is in need of upgrading. I currently use the SE215's unamped from my phone or tablet (Nexus 4/7), but am thinking about getting a dedicated DAP - I'm currently looking at Cowon players for their decent battery life and sound quality, even though its not really considered an audiophile DAP. However I am wondering whether it is worth getting a portable amp as well, or whether I should forget the DAP and just get an amp to run from my phone/tablet? I know the JH16's are very sensitive and easy to drive but one of my concerns with that would be the output impedance of my source as I want as little background noise as possible. 

Any suggestions?

The Fostex HP-P1 works great with the JH16's.
post #3587 of 3684

Cypher solo + Intruder and JH16 works great too.

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While they both look good, the HP-P1 and Cypher Solo both seem to be designed for Apple iDevices, which I will not be using as a lot of my music library is in FLAC (plus their products are overpriced for what they offer, in SQ terms anyway).

 

I guess I have 2 options here, either I go for a better DAP like a Fiio X3/ibasso DX 50, or I get an external DAC/amp like the RSA Predator and pair it with my current Nexus phone/tablet. The first option is both cheaper (in the case of the X3 anyway) and offers me better portability, but would the second option offer me much more in terms of sound quality? I'm pretty new to the world of portable source gear so I don't know how good these portable amps are compared to full size amps or whether they are even required for low impedance IEMs like the JH16s  (I'm assuming these external DAC solutions offer fairly similar performance to the built in DACs in higher end DAPs here, so it's more the amp section I'm wondering about).


Edited by DuxR - 7/17/13 at 7:02pm
post #3589 of 3684

My JH16 Pro. Got it few months ago.

 

 

 

 

post #3590 of 3684

I lost the wax tool few weeks ago. Does anyone know where can I get similar wax tool at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia? I am currently working on a project at Malaysia.

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I lost the wax tool few weeks ago. Does anyone know where can I get similar wax tool at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia? I am currently working on a project at Malaysia.
Go to a hearing centre and ask, hearing aids share enough in common that they should have a tool for you.
post #3592 of 3684
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Go to a hearing centre and ask, hearing aids share enough in common that they should have a tool for you.

 

Ok. Thanks. Never thought of that.

post #3593 of 3684

Whoops....Broke off a pin in the JH16.....Back to Florida it goes....

 

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Whoops....Broke off a pin in the JH16.....Back to Florida it goes....

 

 

Ouch =[ Sad to see that. My JH16's should be arriving late this week, I'll be posting a review if the fit is good.

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So I got my JH16 grew phase a few days ago. I originally wanted a jh13 but I went with the jh3a which forced me to get the 16.

I'm listening to vocals through my iPhone 5 and I'm getting strange resonating/ringing and boominess when female vocals sing low notes. Basically upper bass/low mids. Vocals seem slightly recessed, mid bass seems boomy, and it sounds closed in overall with a general muffled was unless I crank up the volume. Anyone share this? I'm going to be trying the HPP1 to see if this changes until I get the JH3A in which is out of stock at the moment.

Also, these bad boys tear apart poorly recorded tracks and 320kbps mp3. Christ even my HD800 was more forgiving...
24/96 aiff Norah Jones sounds great without as much boominess and resonance. Crazy.

Burning them in constantly with my DHC cables to see if they open up more and rid itself of its resonance.


post #3596 of 3684
I also have this tiny little thing at the tip of the earpiece. I guess it's exclusive to the JH3A paired models? It isn't a driver, way too small to be a driver. Maybe it functions as some kind of signalling device that the JH3A commands.

post #3597 of 3684
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I also have this tiny little thing at the tip of the earpiece. I guess it's exclusive to the JH3A paired models? It isn't a driver, way too small to be a driver. Maybe it functions as some kind of signalling device that the JH3A commands.

 

 

Looks like a filter - it looks like there's one in the 2nd tube but further down.

 

The booming and resonance sounds odd - wonder if a bass driver is dodgy?

post #3598 of 3684
I don't know... I'm going to wait til I listen to better fear before making a conclusion. For now I'll suspect my iPhone to be the culprit.
Using the "bass reducer" EQ on the iPhone makes it sound infinitely better.... Although it makes Norah Jones sound like she's constipated and shouting her lyrics instead of it being extremely luscious and relaxed.

Doesn't look like a filter to me. It's flat and looks like a chip of some sort.
Edited by Girls Generation - 7/31/13 at 12:47am
post #3599 of 3684
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Originally Posted by Girls Generation View Post

So I got my JH16 grew phase a few days ago. I originally wanted a jh13 but I went with the jh3a which forced me to get the 16.

I'm listening to vocals through my iPhone 5 and I'm getting strange resonating/ringing and boominess when female vocals sing low notes. Basically upper bass/low mids. Vocals seem slightly recessed, mid bass seems boomy, and it sounds closed in overall with a general muffled was unless I crank up the volume. Anyone share this? I'm going to be trying the HPP1 to see if this changes until I get the JH3A in which is out of stock at the moment.

Also, these bad boys tear apart poorly recorded tracks and 320kbps mp3. Christ even my HD800 was more forgiving...
24/96 aiff Norah Jones sounds great without as much boominess and resonance. Crazy.

Burning them in constantly with my DHC cables to see if they open up more and rid itself of its resonance.


I listen with them iPhone 5 all the time. None of the boominess you describe. The HP-P1 is a huge improvement over the iPhone.

post #3600 of 3684

boomy sound is normal... it's the JH16 bro....  I used to nag about it when i got my Jh16's.

 

Ironically I learned to appreciated after 3 months. Sound also improved noticeably after ~ 200 hours of playback. 

 

I used to praise the ShureSE535 but when I went back and listened to them after few months with JH16's I was like meh... get the hell out of my face.

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