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post #3616 of 3672

Does anyone know how many CIEMS musicians go through performing on stage? They get pretty sweaty and stuff...if they are not having problems, I doubt a little gym activity will destroy these things.

post #3617 of 3672

Like I said, water won't kill the IEM if anyone is actually reading.

post #3618 of 3672

In case anyone is interested, I'm selling my JH16 freqphase here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/685035/mint-jh16-freqphase-for-sale   :)

post #3619 of 3672
Like a lot of people, I am also stuck between the JH13 and JH16. The reason I like the 16 is because of the enhanced bass. Coming from the Westone 3 with its mid-bass hump, I am worried that the 13 might be a tad too bass-light sometimes. However, I also really like the supposed superior cleanness that the 13 has over the 16, and also a bit scared that the bass might be too much sometimes (or ruin the vocals etc).

I am going to run it unamped through my iPod touch 3G, Nexus 7-2, and the upcoming S5 or new HTC phone. I do however have a JDS C421 and O2 that I am willing to sell for a portable amp upgrade if needed. Does anyone have any thoughts?
post #3620 of 3672
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Originally Posted by Bananaheadlin View Post

Like a lot of people, I am also stuck between the JH13 and JH16. The reason I like the 16 is because of the enhanced bass. Coming from the Westone 3 with its mid-bass hump, I am worried that the 13 might be a tad too bass-light sometimes. However, I also really like the supposed superior cleanness that the 13 has over the 16, and also a bit scared that the bass might be too much sometimes (or ruin the vocals etc).

I am going to run it unamped through my iPod touch 3G, Nexus 7-2, and the upcoming S5 or new HTC phone. I do however have a JDS C421 and O2 that I am willing to sell for a portable amp upgrade if needed. Does anyone have any thoughts?

I would say JH16 is a better choice if you want to run it on the sources you mentioned. Also if you come from westone 3 like you mentioned, you will feel JH13 loses some of the mid bass. JH16 doesn't ruin vocals that's for sure, because it has fairly fast bass.

post #3621 of 3672
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Originally Posted by tupac0306 View Post
 

I would say JH16 is a better choice if you want to run it on the sources you mentioned. Also if you come from westone 3 like you mentioned, you will feel JH13 loses some of the mid bass. JH16 doesn't ruin vocals that's for sure, because it has fairly fast bass.

I would agree with the above.

 

The JH16 suits more sources than the JH13.

I know JH13 shouldnt need amping, but it really comes to life with a bit of power.

post #3622 of 3672

I do like the 16 when traveling (Which I do all the time.) Yesterday on the plane the extra bass really kept things going.

post #3623 of 3672
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Originally Posted by Bananaheadlin View Post

I am going to run it unamped through my iPod touch 3G, Nexus 7-2, and the upcoming S5 or new HTC phone. I do however have a JDS C421 and O2 that I am willing to sell for a portable amp upgrade if needed. Does anyone have any thoughts?

 

O2 brings out the best in JH16. Powerful impact and detailed bass. Very transparent and lets you hear your source without any hint of coloration. It's not exactly portable but if you carry a bag when you travel, JH16+O2 is a pleasure combo.

 

UHA-4 comes close to O2 are far as transparency goes. But the bass impact in O2 is much more powerful than UHA-4.

post #3624 of 3672
JH16 it is then! Does the 16 need an amp? Or, do you guys run them off an amp?
post #3625 of 3672
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Originally Posted by Bananaheadlin View Post

JH16 it is then! Does the 16 need an amp? Or, do you guys run them off an amp?


JH16 is easy to drive. Any portable DAP can drive it properly. I always use it with an amp to bring out the best possible SQ. A dedicated amp is almost always better than the built-in amp on most DAP.

post #3626 of 3672
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Originally Posted by Girls Generation View Post
 

 

I actually enjoy my music because I'm listening to the music, not because I hear a slightly wider soundstage, or 10% more microdetail.:rolleyes:

 

I agree. When I compare gears I only keep things simple. Noise/distortion free. Clear, accurate details throughout the frequency range. In short I want to hear the music as intended by the artist. I don't pay much attention to soundstage which is sometimes just an illusion when there is embedded noise/distortion in the high frequencies which could be perceived as additional details. Though it's nice to hear micro details because they make me feel the music much more real, being played in front of me.

post #3627 of 3672
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Originally Posted by Bananaheadlin View Post

JH16 it is then! Does the 16 need an amp? Or, do you guys run them off an amp?

It depends on how much potential you want to try to squeeze out of it.  When I had mine I ran it without amp.  Straight through an Ipod Classic and the sound was jaw-dropping!  But I'm sure an amp might add a little bit more clarity.

post #3628 of 3672

It sounds good out of an ipod/iphone, but with an amp it really shines.  Really brings out the 'holographic' sound people talk about with it.

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Originally Posted by Bananaheadlin View Post

JH16 it is then! Does the 16 need an amp? Or, do you guys run them off an amp?
post #3629 of 3672
Hi guys! Ive got i bit of a crucial question!

My ears are small... I use the small size tips in the westone4r
Do you need at least a avarage man's ear to fit the jh16 in?
post #3630 of 3672
Your ears are perfectly fine. Don't worry
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