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Those posts do not show a current date. Presumably, the graphs are presented as "proof" that highs are rolled off. Knowing nothing of the measurement methodology, I can't respond except to suggest that is it giving a false impression of what I know to be real and true: that Sensaphonics earphones are full-range by design and are not rolled off.

 

But my primary objection is to the false cause of the statement that was posted here -- that this (non-exeistent) rolloff was done "to protect hearing."

Sensaphonics has unequalled knowledge and expertise in hearing conservation, but that is not in any way a limiting factor as regards sound quality.

 

I have no intention of fighting 3rd-party battles with a Korean web forum, but don't want to see misinformation propagated here.

 

 



Understand, and I am feeling the same way. All deleted.

post #32 of 208

Thanks. Maybe we can get back to discussing the Sensaphonics j-phonics now.

post #33 of 208

I have been enjoying my ETY-4s for a long time, especially after getting custom molds.  I wasted money on JH13s that are clearly three separate drivers to my ears, not one coherent voice.  Now I'm interested in finding something new to replace them. The recent TAS buyer's guide recommends the 2X-S and its mate the 2MAX, but I'm concerned about the comment that they have "grainy treble".  I suppose the new 3-driver unit has the same treble driver.

 

I wonder what you would recommend, JackKontney? 

 

thanks in advance

post #34 of 208

very interesting looking IEM there

post #35 of 208

Getting back to j-phonics: I hear that a new English site will be launched early next year around February for international market.

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I have been enjoying my ETY-4s for a long time, especially after getting custom molds.  I wasted money on JH13s that are clearly three separate drivers to my ears, not one coherent voice.  Now I'm interested in finding something new to replace them. The recent TAS buyer's guide recommends the 2X-S and its mate the 2MAX, but I'm concerned about the comment that they have "grainy treble".  I suppose the new 3-driver unit has the same treble driver.

 

I wonder what you would recommend, JackKontney? 

 

thanks in advance


Why don't you look at the Future Sonics Ear Monitor? A single dynamic driver can cover the entire frequency range and there's no crossover so the sound is very coherent. They came out with a new driver, the 13mm MG6pro this year and have since refined it with feedback from musicians and audio engineers who use it professionally (such as the chief audio engineer who ran the Country Music Awards). Based on what I heard in the universal 10mm mg7 driver Atrios, the treble will be very well extended and smooth. I should be able to tell more soon.


Edited by Kunlun - 12/26/10 at 7:08pm
post #37 of 208

Kudos @shigzeo for yet another great review! There's still only 404 on Touchmyapps though.

 

For some reason these IEMs have sparked my interest - here's a couple of questions:

1. How's the soundstage on these?

2. What's the difference between the SP and MX version?

3. Can you give me an idea of how they compare to the CK10 and/or FI-BA-A1/SB/SS?

4. How can I order these from Europe? 

 

Thanks!

post #38 of 208

Nice job shigzeo, as usual. These are quite interesting universals. The 1964 EARS quads, however, are really holding my attention. Would probably be interested in these (or the W4) if I'm able to sell my other universals. Thanks again for the detailed review.

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Originally Posted by budx3385 View Post

I have been enjoying my ETY-4s for a long time, especially after getting custom molds.  I wasted money on JH13s that are clearly three separate drivers to my ears, not one coherent voice.  Now I'm interested in finding something new to replace them. The recent TAS buyer's guide recommends the 2X-S and its mate the 2MAX, but I'm concerned about the comment that they have "grainy treble".  I suppose the new 3-driver unit has the same treble driver.

 

I wonder what you would recommend, JackKontney? 

 

thanks in advance


While I feel that Chris Martens did a great, thorough review of the 2MAX, positively noting many key design elements that differentiate it from other premium customs, I happen to disagree with his assessment of its treble as "grainy." I find it to be smooth and natural, with plenty of extension. For anyone who wants neutral reference (truth) reproduction, this is my unabashed recommendation. The 2X-S has the same sound signature, but lower sensitivity.

 

The 3MAX does have the same HF driver. The third driver is dedicated to bass (2-way system), to meet the needs of artists who prefer that sound signature (Jon Bon Jovi, ZZ Top among them). It's also got a higher sensitivity, so it can get as loud as you like. I would describe its signature as pretty even-tempered from low-mids to highs, just with a bit of extra kick on the bottom. Fun fact: Dr. Santucci (Sensaphonics president/founder) is wears them as his personal listening preference.

 

As a MOT, I can't comment on other brands, sorely though I am tempted... Hope this helps, budx3385.

post #40 of 208

Kunlun, many thanks for the tip.  That was all new to me.

 

JackKontney, also many thanks for the info.  I do not need extra "kick", as I listen mostly to classical, chamber, and the like.  I use a Kenwood HD60GD9 on the road.  Truth of timbre and coherence are essential to my ears.

 

Funny, I called Headroom yesterday, and the salesperson (let's call him Mr. Ed) seemed to emphasize my satisfaction with the ETY-4S and said that nothing could match them for natural timbre.

 

I also sent an email inquiry to Sensaphonics, but all I got in return were the prices.

 

Does Sensaphonics have a universal demo pair of 2-MAX, 2-s or 3-MAX that I could borrow by mail? I would be more than happy to provide a cc # for surety, or even pay an audition or restocking fee.  That would help a lot !!!

 

Maybe they already do this with the j-phonics in Japan.

 

 

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I do not need extra "kick", as I listen mostly to classical, chamber, and the like.  I use a Kenwood HD60GD9 on the road.  Truth of timbre and coherence are essential to my ears.

 

Funny, I called Headroom yesterday, and the salesperson (let's call him Mr. Ed) seemed to emphasize my satisfaction with the ETY-4S and said that nothing could match them for natural timbre.


JVC FX700 (single dynamic driver) and Ortofon e-Q5 (single moving armature) would be excellent choices for classical, too. I concur that timbre and coherence are essential and prefer these phones to all dual and triple driver IEMs I've heard, including the CK10, CK100, SE530 and SM3.

post #42 of 208

Sensaphonics does offer demo loaner units. Check your PMs, budx.
 

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Originally Posted by budx3385 View Post

 

JackKontney, also many thanks for the info.  I do not need extra "kick", as I listen mostly to classical, chamber, and the like.  I use a Kenwood HD60GD9 on the road.  Truth of timbre and coherence are essential to my ears.

 

I also sent an email inquiry to Sensaphonics, but all I got in return were the prices.

 

Does Sensaphonics have a universal demo pair of 2-MAX, 2-s or 3-MAX that I could borrow by mail? I would be more than happy to provide a cc # for surety, or even pay an audition or restocking fee.  That would help a lot !!

 

 

post #43 of 208

@JackKontney, maybe you would be able to answer some of these questions?
 

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Kudos @shigzeo for yet another great review! There's still only 404 on Touchmyapps though.

 

For some reason these IEMs have sparked my interest - here's a couple of questions:

1. How's the soundstage on these?

2. What's the difference between the SP and MX version?

3. Can you give me an idea of how they compare to the CK10 and/or FI-BA-A1/SB/SS?

4. How can I order these from Europe? 

 

Thanks!

 

post #44 of 208

Shigzeo, Norton is currently blocking your website with the following notice:

 

Drive-By Downloads (what's this?)

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Threat Name: HTTP Fake AV Redirect Request
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post #45 of 208

j-phonics...
 

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@JackKontney, maybe you would be able to answer some of these questions?
 

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Originally Posted by james444 View Post

Kudos @shigzeo for yet another great review! There's still only 404 on Touchmyapps though.

 

For some reason these IEMs have sparked my interest - here's a couple of questions:

1. How's the soundstage on these?

2. What's the difference between the SP and MX version?

3. Can you give me an idea of how they compare to the CK10 and/or FI-BA-A1/SB/SS?

4. How can I order these from Europe? 

 

Thanks!

 


Sorry James, but I haven't experienced the j-phonics personally. I'm really not qualified to respond to most of your questions.
I do know that SP stands for "stage performance" and MX stands for "music extreme." Looking at their website, it appears that SP is designed for flat response and MX is a bit bassier.

 

Best bet is to talk to the people who have them, like shigzeo.

 

8 colors availoable, including clear:

j-phonic_photo_1.jpg

 

I do know where the amusingly auto-translated website is, however...

 

http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://j-phonic.jp/index.html&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dsensaphonics%2Bjapan%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3DK0O%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26prmd%3Divns&rurl=translate.google.com&usg=ALkJrhjc4yts0t5cnu_SX86gULTIKRedMQ

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