Originally Posted by warp08
I can speak to that since I still own a pair of SE530s. You have touched on a very important point. What sound signature are you currently used to? The Shures are exact polar opposites to a certain extent to both JH1x Pros so I'm not surprised on your initial reaction. I remember somebody on the forum bought a pair of JH13s after listening to nothing but a pair of superEQ'd cheap earbuds (can't remember what kind). His first posting about the JH13s were downright negative. He was encouraged to listen to them more and his severely distorted aural sense of balance was slowly restored.
My initial exposure to the JH16s was somewhat less drastic, since I was using TWAgged TF10s for several weeks until my preorder was finally fulfilled by JHA. The sound signature of the TF10s is more balanced, closer to that of the JHx IEMs so my adjustment was a bit smoother.
yep, that's what I thought too. I currently listen to se530 out of an iphone 3GS unamped. They sound not bad, really, but when I add an amplifier in the middle (I've tried many including P-51 and iQube), the bass is just fuller and more present. I was okay with the 3GS bass till I heard it amped. After that whenever I listen to my setup I'd weep for how feeble it sounds
when I heard the 13 demos (with the 3GS unamped), I couldnt help bursting out laughing. I mean, THIS is how music is supposed to sound like! The music just sounds different. I dont know if it's the frequency balance or something else, but it just sounds RIGHT and natural. I was enjoying how my rock n roll sounds, but when I switched to hip hop, holy cow, the bass was big. Bigger than what I'm comfortable with. Maybe I just need to get used to the sound more. But really, the short listening session left a very deep impression on me. My next upgrade in sound (which is soon
)would be either the 13 or the 16. I'll try them extensively once my exams are over and the 16 demos arrive at jaben, my local audiophile dealer
BTW, can you please give me the link to the thread? I'd very much like to read the guy's thoughts. If it's the JH-13 appreciation thread, can you give me the page if possible? The thread is huge. Thanks!