I was looking into Alien Ears FRC-3's and Ultimate Ears 4's when I discovered JH Audio info on these forums.
SO glad I did.
After an initial email inquiry and their quick response, I found out that Jerry was headed to LA today and would meet me with some demo units. Very cool.
I just got back from a good hour or so meeting with Jerry where I tried the 5's ($399), 7's ($699), and 13's ($1099) and I have to say I was blown away by all of them. They each had a slightly different signature that was completely musical and natural. In all honestly, I actually liked the 5's the best...and I'm positive that I was not talking myself into it because of the price. I was especially glad to see that after hearing the 13's and then going back to the 5's that there wasn't a Mercedes to Chevy kind of difference...at least to me. Basically, all of the monitors were "Mercedes".
So there you go -- I immediately placed an order for some 5's and I'm now in the counting the days phase.
One other thing: For anyone who has any doubts, let me tell you, Jerry Harvey is the real deal. Besides being gracious and friendly, he absolutely knows what he's talking about. He sounded like the perfect balance of engineer/craftsman/musician/designer. HE SIMPLY GETS IT. And to make it even sweeter, you're basically getting the experience and quality of Ultimate Ears, but without the compromises of a massive corporation (Logitech) and with the added refinement that Jerry has brought to his new line.
I'm a huge fan.
PS - For what's worth, my point of view is from a musician (keyboard player) and professional FOH sound engineer. I'm not an audiophile.
(sorry about the partial repost...the other thread's title didn't reflect JH Audio)