How many J-Phonic owners are there on head-fi? voice your opinions please :)
I hope this will be my fun IEMs :) I wouldn't mind if the mids will fall between the MDR-7550 and the Baby Stax \m/ [The customs can wait :P]
I think the W4 will probably appeal to audiophiles more and the j-phonics to the musicians/exercise crowd more. The j-phonics' fit is unparalleled and its customisation quite legendary. It isn't as thick in the mids as the UM3x or the W4, unless you listen to the MX, which has a smoothed out top end, so the midrange seems more forward.
The j-phonic K2 SP isn't fun, at all. Only at high volumes. Less fun than the SM3 (funniest) and W4, but it has a better presentation, as a stax Headphone. Better for stage, with better transparency than the SM3, but less bass impact and texture, with great low level resolution.
The j-phonic SP is the only IEM I own. I bought them for stage use (I play guitar) and general listening. I wanted something flat, that would sound essentially the same as my nearfield studio monitors. Matching guitar tones in my home studio with what I hear live via my IEM's was very important.
The j-phonics are very neutral, and I've achieved everything I had hope to with them. They are also extremely comfortable to wear and listen to, for extended periods.
J-Phonic K2 SP/MX head-fi club.
@ Tone Seeker, thanks for your impressions, I plan on using these with an electric guitar a little bit too, out of a Toneport UX1 amp, looking forward to the result.
@ TMMC, Ok, I guess I'll have to use these at high volumes then. ;)
@ Shigzeo, Nice to know these will be great for jogging then.
It seems like there is a lot of information on head-fi about the Sensaphonics 2-XS, which Shigzeo says sounds quite similiar to the J-phonic and use the same internals (he likes the J-phonic better, though).
To get a better perspective on the J-phonic, I suppose it's useful to search for the 2-XS..?
From shigzeo's post:
The MX version has a filter at the base of the sound tube that curtails the highs a bit and brings out the lows and mids a bit more.
I'm really hoping this is the one for me :D Japan -> USA -> Philippines in ? days...
The K2 SP is the last upgrade you can do in the universal iem world. Best construction and sound.
I've had the Westone 4, j-phonic K2 SP (apple red) and the ES SM3 for review (videos in portuguese). The K2 SP performed best and the SM3 was the funniest. W4 has a different presentation, I didn't like them so much as the others.
Agreed, or at least I think it is breaching the gap between universal and (some of the best) custom IEM.