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post #31 of 35
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Originally Posted by 3X0 View Post

Instead of wasting extra money on portable setups which are frankly a joke for the money, try something you could enjoy at home.

 

+1
 

OP, based on what little I've read about the JH-3A, I've no doubt the tech will make most anything sound great. 3X0 has a very valid point, however--it's probably much more trouble (and money) than it's worth to set up a great portable rig.

 

FWIW, I see the key things of a portable rig being:

1. Isolation - without which one can't concentrate on the music anyway

2. Size - depending on what bag(s) one carries, a rig that's too big is a disincentive to lug around

3. Battery life - the last thing one wants is a fantastic setup...that can't work.

 

But the most important is probably isolation. With more of it, one might say that sound quality improves or is more easily appreciated, and either way, this amounts to more bang for buck. However, since isolation is rarely perfect, squeezing the last inch of perfection in sound quality out of a portable rig usually incurs hugely diminishing marginal returns.

post #32 of 35

Also, I'm not sure squaretrade warranty is a good idea.


Its usually for things like....Laptops and TVs.  $1000 custom IEMs?  I doubt that they have experience with them.

 

Besides, you also run the risk of them not honoring the warranty, which happens every now and then.  Although squaretrade seems to be pretty reputable

 

Just my two cents.

post #33 of 35

 

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Originally Posted by 3X0 View Post


 

Instead of wasting extra money on portable setups which are frankly a joke for the money, try something you could enjoy at home.

Yeah, I suggest you get the JH16 and than spend the rest on a full sized rig. I wouldn't bother with the JH3A
 

post #34 of 35
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Originally Posted by Thecoolguy View Post

 

Yeah, I suggest you get the JH16 and than spend the rest on a full sized rig. I wouldn't bother with the JH3A
 



OP has already decided to get the JH-3A.

post #35 of 35

 

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Originally Posted by Jimmyz View Post

Thanks. I am just embarassed to say that I usually listen to hip-hop, lol.



There's no need to be embarrassed man because there are a lot of people on the forum, including myself, that love to listen to hip hop.  Not everyone wants to sit by their lonesome in a dark candlelit room while listening to the remastered flac version of phil collins greatest hits haha. 

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