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If you seriously thinking about CIEM, you can look around the JH5pro!  (in the price range of W4r)  Am thinking seriously buying JH5 now, or waiting 6-8 months, to get JH13!!

Take a look at this stunning reviews/posts!     http://www.headfonia.com/triple-jh-comparison-five-ten-and-sixteen/3/

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The JH5 is a great entry level ciem. I heard the demo and it think it is better than any of the Westone and Earsonics TOTL universals, albeit a slightly different presentation. I had a friend telling me how good it was for a couple of years and never took him seriously until I heard the demo myself.

On another site, the virtues if the UE4 have been praised recently. I haven't heard it but it reads like a great deal too, especially if you want something on the neutralish side.
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The JH5 is a great entry level ciem. I heard the demo and it think it is better than any of the Westone and Earsonics TOTL universals, albeit a slightly different presentation. I had a friend telling me how good it was for a couple of years and never took him seriously until I heard the demo myself.

On another site, the virtues if the UE4 have been praised recently. I haven't heard it but it reads like a great deal too, especially if you want something on the neutralish side.


No ways to auditionning JH5 - JH13 demos here in QC.  So, have to continued reading over and over posts to get my mind stick to these Babies! Sure am will not change my mind!

When ready, I will contact Jerry...  For now, with my W4, am listen to D.Krall "Love me like a man" on my podClassic, w/ Sony hybrid (mod) tips.

 

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Edited by Skullbox - 7/28/13 at 11:03am
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I keep getting interested in customs but I wonder how long lasting they are. Do they break more or less than universals? That being said, I think I've had only two bad universals so far: GR06 that swiveled to much and the first generation Audeo PFE. But still, I tend to worry about a warranty so much more with iems than on-ear/over-ear headphones, which you know you can get parts for or can be repaired. 

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I keep getting interested in customs but I wonder how long lasting they are. Do they break more or less than universals? That being said, I think I've had only two bad universals so far: GR06 that swiveled to much and the first generation Audeo PFE. But still, I tend to worry about a warranty so much more with iems than on-ear/over-ear headphones, which you know you can get parts for or can be repaired. 


Personnaly, have no experience with CIEM, for now!  I think it is less prone to break. Have read that a member here is westone IEM open, separate in two pieces after dropen on his ceramic floor.  This cannot happen to CIEM. They make from achrelic material, versus plastic on IEM.  3 years Guarantee. 90days refits.

Important is good impression, because there is no turning back. It can last forever, all your life! Depend how old you are ;-) No problem if you take care of them! Take care like if it an expensive jewellery! In fact, it is a kind of luxury! ($500.00 vs $1,100.00) Audeo Phonak PFE 232 are aw IEM to!

 

Invite you to read some reviews here!    http://www.headfonia.com/triple-jh-comparison-five-ten-and-sixteen/

 

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So,

I posted a page or so back I was going to buy some W4R, (which I did) only when I received them they did not sound the same as the standard pair I have on loan. By all means they were very close but after a few hours A/Bing them (on/off) I could clearly hear the W4R I had sounded a touch darker.

By all means, now I wait for people to tell me there is no difference, they sound the same. I would like to think I have enough knowledge to determine that these two pairs did not. in one way I'm disappointed because I would of much rather W4R purchasing a pure silver cable for them, I had planned on keeping them for a long time. Then in other ways I'm much happier my standard W4 sound the way they do and unlike the W4R I had. I am not saying this will be the case for everyone, merely my experience between two pairs.
 


is there any identifying serial numbers on these things? earlier batch perhaps?   It's certainly not likely many have the chance to test out two pairs side by side so you were lucky to be able to and pick out the subtlties. Once those are noticed though probably hard to ignore them from then on.

 

thanks for the feedback.

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is there any identifying serial numbers on these things? earlier batch perhaps?   It's certainly not likely many have the chance to test out two pairs side by side so you were lucky to be able to and pick out the subtlties. Once those are noticed though probably hard to ignore them from then on.

thanks for the feedback.

There's no serial number I'm aware of on the earphones. Could be a batch of slightly different BA's, could be there's a slight alteration between one being hardwired and the other using sockets, which may interfere with the signal path, I just don't know. The W4R was purchased about a year ago and W4 two years to my understanding. Obviously I would of preferred the removable cable version. I would like to hear another pair of each (mostly the W4R) to do another comparison between them.
Edited by H20Fidelity - 7/28/13 at 4:32pm
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can't choose between SE535 and W4r ,anyone has suggestion?

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can't choose between SE535 and W4r ,anyone has suggestion?

If you prefer female voals, upper mids/lower treble then SE 535

 

Better overall mids with more extended treble W4R

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can't choose between SE535 and W4r ,anyone has suggestion?

If you're an all genres kind of listener, I'd pick the W4R. If you're mostly into pop/rock, the SE535 is quite nice. But I find the SE535 is not as good an all-rounder as the W4R. 

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May I ask if UM is a good choice? As I can get a 4 driver per side UM (the mage) with the money for a 2 driver per side JH (JH5).
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can't choose between SE535 and W4r ,anyone has suggestion?

Having many Shure... W4 is a winner IEM! All rounder!

 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/478568/multi-iem-review-290-iems-compared-earsonics-sm64-added-07-23-13-p-735

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can't choose between SE535 and W4r ,anyone has suggestion?

 

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Having many Shure... W4 is a winner IEM! All rounder!

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/478568/multi-iem-review-290-iems-compared-earsonics-sm64-added-07-23-13-p-735

 

You might consider the SM64 also.  The price here in the US is now $399 which makes them an excellent value.  My W4s haven't seen much use over the last 5 months since they arrived. 

 

Maybe I should take a stab at writing up a comparison/review.

 

-Eric

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FYI, I noticed Amazon has the W4R on sale for $376 tonight (7/28).  That's 25% off, which is as good of a discount as I've seen on them (IIRC, as good as earphonesolutions.com black friday pricing).  To my ears the SM64 is easily worth the extra $25, but if you've got your heart set on the W4R now is a great time to buy.

 

"Ships from and sold by Amazon" too.

 

 

-Eric

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FYI, I noticed Amazon has the W4R on sale for $376 tonight (7/28).  That's 25% off, which is as good of a discount as I've seen on them (IIRC, as good as earphonesolutions.com black friday pricing).  To my ears the SM64 is easily worth the extra $25, but if you've got your heart set on the W4R now is a great time to buy.

 

"Ships from and sold by Amazon" too.

 

 

-Eric

 

Does the SM64 have a warranty? I like that the W4 has a two year warranty. 

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The SM64 is one year.  Two years does seem more appropriate in this price range.

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