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JH16 Pro vs UE18 Pro

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Thread Starter 

Thinking about getting a new pair of IEMs. I am looking for a few inputs to set me in the right direction. I also need to get a LOD that works with the iPhone 4, the one I currently have causes reception issues and static in the earpieces. Thanks for all the help.

Rob

post #2 of 14

Not many people have both the JH16 and UE18, as far as I can tell.  And the ones who do have said they're pretty close in terms of overall quality, with some slight sound signature differences.  Most Head-fiers seem to have gone the JH route, perhaps because of their reputation for good customer service and the abundance of reviews of JH products.

 

As for the LOD, how much are you willing to spend?  Whiplash Audio makes some great LODs made from various materials, from copper to TWag and ranging from like $60 to $150.  But they're durable and sound great.  http://www.whiplashaudio.com/cables/ipod-and-iphone-cables/whiplash-audio.html

 

Red Wine Audio also makes good cables from what I hear.  iBasso makes some cheaper LODs.

post #3 of 14

if you're looking for top tier iems don't disregard the jh-13s (less bass heavy, but not bass light by any means, and more neutral than the 16s) and the westone es5s. if you need more bass, look at the real game changer, the jh-3a which takes sound reproduction quality to a new level, and has adjustable bass.

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https://www.editorsguild.com/FromTheGuild.cfm?FromTheGuildid=176

A review comparing the Jh16, Jh13, UE18, ES5 and ASC T1.

 

post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 

Thank you all for the info. I will keep up the searching and will let all know what I choose. I am currently leaning toward the JH16 Pro.

post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by Kunlun View Post

https://www.editorsguild.com/FromTheGuild.cfm?FromTheGuildid=176

A review comparing the Jh16, Jh13, UE18, ES5 and ASC T1.

 


Thanks for that link. Very succinct, helpful bullet point comparison of the different sound signatures involved there. 

 

I just wish the Future Sonics ear monitors were included!

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Thanks for that link. Very succinct, helpful bullet point comparison of the different sound signatures involved there. 

 

I just wish the Future Sonics ear monitors were included!

Me, too!

 

post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 

After doing more reading today I think I may be leaning more toward the JH-13s. Everyone says they are more neutral.

post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 

Yep, ordered the 13s. Cant wait to get them.

post #10 of 14
Regarding the noise on LOD, any shielded cable will probably do, but as I use my iPhone stacked on a D12 in my pocket to drive the 16s when I am out and about the radio interferes with the dac regardless of cable, so I use airplane mode. A longer cable let's you move the phone away from the amp if you aren't shooting for compact size, give yourself at least 18" to reduce rfi.
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Originally Posted by Kunlun View Post

https://www.editorsguild.com/FromTheGuild.cfm?FromTheGuildid=176
A review comparing the Jh16, Jh13, UE18, ES5 and ASC T1.


Thanks for that link. Very succinct, helpful bullet point comparison of the different sound signatures involved there. 

I just wish the Future Sonics ear monitors were included!


while on the wish list subject too bad the uerms, fit ears, and unique melodies aren't also included!

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if you're looking for top tier iems don't disregard the jh-13s (less bass heavy, but not bass light by any means, and more neutral than the 16s) and the westone es5s. if you need more bass, look at the real game changer, the jh-3a which takes sound reproduction quality to a new level, and has adjustable bass.



I want to add something to Dave

 I used to owned the JH13 and am now owning the JH16.I just want to say I really miss the JH13.

In many kinds of music the Bass of JH16 seem to be too much for me ,JH13 seem to fit better.

 

to my ear ES5s have a better mid and treble than the JH13 ,but at the bottom end I like the JH13  more.

 

I think you won't be disappointed with those three.

 

 

p.s. about the neutrality of the JH13, if you've found you want to add warm to them to make them more "musical"(I really don't want to use this word :P),it's not hard to do ,just add a proper amp to them (in my case the Stepdance) ,then you get what you want

post #13 of 14

coolcat, what part of the JH13's bass do you like better than the ES5's bass?  Does the Jh13 have better bass extension, texture, and quantity?

 

And may I ask how you owned both the JH13 and then the 16, but not at the same time?  Were you the guy who had his JH16 order accidentally turned into JH13s by JHA during a fit adjustment?

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iirc there was a british guy who'd changed them as he didn't like the 16s - can't remember who it was off hand.

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