Originally Posted by GWagon
I would have definitely considered them, but they don't seem to be available in the UK.
I think I'm overall leaning most towards the Heir Audio 8.A.
I've omitted the JH16 from my short-list due to the relatively negative experiences I've read people having with them. The Heir Audio just seem to be better in almost every way, or have I been reading misinformation? They apparently are not as refined as the 8.A.
The build quality on the MG6PRO have bothered me, and that is why I was leaning more towards the 8.A and ES5. The mids on the ES5 have really intrigued me, but the overall package of the 8.A seem to be of more of what I want.
I've got another month or so before I'll have the funds and make a decision, but I'm currently set on the Heir Audio 8.A unless someone can convince me otherwise.
Edit: I've just read your 8.A review with comparison to the JH16. Which would you say has the quicker and punchier bass out of the two? And which you had more enjoyment of listening to? I've just heard that there are updated models of the JH13 and JH16, do they all now come with this new Freqphase technology? And do you feel it will be a big improvement on your experience with the original JH16? Trying to look for some reviews, but there don't seem to be any on the new JH16.
The 8.A is very nice as you can tell from my review, and the price at the moment is quite good!
The JH16 is quicker than the 8.A and they can both punch quite well, but it depends on the track and the type of bass to determine which is punchier. Which do I enjoy listening to more? They are both great in their own way and I could use either for many different reasons, but for me the JH16 is better for working out while the 8.A is better for relaxed, low volume listening. I am not sure what the FreqPhase differences will be, but some reviewers on here will have them, although I don't know of anyone that has an old JH13/16 that will be getting a Freqphase version.
Originally Posted by IronLung
I have a UM Merlin with hm-801 gamecard and wondering about the second ciem with different sound signature for my collection. Mostly Im listening indie-rock and sometimes electronic music.
Which one ull recommend?
There are many different ways you can go. For example, the SA-43 and Mi-3 will give you a spacious and laid back presentation while the NT-6, AM4 pro, and IERM will give you a bright and analytical sound, and the Rooth LS6 has a very neutral and liquid sound. If you can let me know more of what you are looking for exactly, that may help narrow it down.