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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.
Thank you for the answer. The biggest problem is I don't know what I need. All I know is: hm801 has warm and darken sound and headphones must be bright enough and be quite different between UM Merlin smily_headphones1.gif
Sometimes I want to put another ciem and gets fresh sounding for fast music.
Edited by IronLung - 11/27/12 at 3:01am
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What I think must be the first commercial 10 armature CIEM has been released. It's from Rhapsodio an simply named the SA10. They have a lot of other models from a single BA CIEM and a 6 ba and one dynamic CIEM.

More here

http://www.head-fi.org/t/629133/rhapsodio-a-unique-place-indeed-new-company-that-not-only-does-ciems-but-balanced-portable-amps-cables-and-diy-kits
post #2283 of 4083
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 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.   

 

 

 

 

I just received the FreqPhase JH13 last week. I used to own the original, and it was never my favorite - good, yes. I'd even say very good. But not the revolutionary product that many claimed it to be at the time. At least not in my opinion, compared to the Westone ES3X which sounded competitive with half the drivers.

 

This new JH13 is really impressing me though. It's clearly superior to the original on a technical level, so maybe there is something to this whole phase thing. Whatever the cause, the new JH13 is exceptionally good. 

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Great news~ Does it have any change in the sound signature? Or it's just more detailed, more spacious and better instrumental seperation? (which is what JH stated)

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Hi Joe, for the difference between LS8 and JH16, there are several things that I'm concerned. I currently own JVC FX700 and I kind of want a bit more midrange. I mainly listen to rock/punk rock, a little hip pop and a little pop music.

 

1. When you mentioned that LS8 is more 3D than JH16, is it very apparent or only apparent in some specific moements?

2. as for the treble, I do like the treble for FX700, but I actually want a little more treble presence. I feel almost as if the bass of FX700 is overpowering the treble. Just wondering if JH16 can match the treble for FX700.

3. Does the bass enhancement for JH16 match FX700? I know LS8 has less bass than FX700, but alot less or a bit? It has more bass than JH13 right?

 

Here's is your comparison.

 

 

"Rooth LS8: Starting with the bass, the JH16 has more bass enhancement, bass depth and can reproduce more bass and sub-bass rumble than the LS8, but the LS8 is slightly warmer.  In some songs I felt the bass of the JH16 was a little too much, but I didn't feel the same way with the LS8, although the bass detail, texturing, speed, and punch are similar.  The midrange of the LS8 is slightly thinner yet smoother and more detailed to go with a more liquid treble vs. the more analytical sound of the JH16.  This allows the LS8 upper mid/treble peak, which is more substantial than that in the JH16 to still be primarily free of sibilance and offer a smoother presentation to go along with more clarity than the JH16.

 

The soundstage of the LS8 isn’t quite as wide but is more 3D which is not readily apparent in music such as trance, but it is in many of my acoustic tracks.  This can lead to instruments ending up in different places when A/Bing with the LS8 sounding more lifelike.  The treble of the LS8 extends further than that of the JH16 and is flatter in my ear.  Overall, the JH16 is more bass heavy and has more midrange richness to go with less upper midrange emphasis compared with the LS8 which has better clarity and treble extension and performance.  Both are punchy and lean toward the analytical side of things, however the LS8 is more on the analytical side."


Edited by Mini0510 - 11/27/12 at 8:07pm
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Great news~ Does it have any change in the sound signature? Or it's just more detailed, more spacious and better instrumental seperation? (which is what JH stated)

 

Well, it's been a while since I owned the original model, but I think it's more or less the same sound sig overall. Just improved in those areas as stated by JH. Possibly because of the improved technicalities, I find it less abrasive to use for longer term listening. The original had the "Wow!" factor but it caused some fatigue after a short time. 

 

Obviously I'll have more to say about them when I've gotten to know them better.

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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.

 

The more I search for the right CIEM, the more confused I get. I may just have to flip a coin in the end to make a decision or else I'd be searching forever!

 

I really appreciate the help though; what genre of music do you feel each is more geared towards? And finally, which do you feel has the better craftsmanship?

 

 

Thank you.

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As far as universal demos, I know of the 3.Ai, 4.Ai, Rooth LSX5, and tralucent 1 plus 2.  I believe only the Heir stuff is available in the US and don't have any additional suggestions.  If you contact the manufacturers about making demos for you to buy, I guess the options will be larger.

 

Unfortunately, Wizard sadly informed me that 8.A's BAs are too big to compact into a universal form. :(

 

Just some quick questions: Is the Rooth LS8 demo similar to the Heir Audio 8.A? Which sounds closer to the 8.A-the LS8 or the 1plus2?

 

Thanks for all your advice and recommendations so far, they have been really helpful.


Edited by RobotsEatCookie - 11/27/12 at 12:28pm
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Hey joe, any plans to review the 1964 Ears V6 in the foreseeable future?

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Originally Posted by IronLung View Post

Thank you for the answer. The biggest problem is I don't know what I need. All I know is: hm801 has warm and darken sound and headphones must be bright enough and be quite different between UM Merlin smily_headphones1.gif
Sometimes I want to put another ciem and gets fresh sounding for fast music.

 

Not everything plays well with the 801.  For example, I think there is a large negative effect with the IERM, but on the flip side the JH16 works very well with it.  Which brought me to thinking, the JH13 might be a good fit as it seemed to me like the 801 with GAME card was made for the JH16.  However, I am not sure what the new FreqPhase technology will do for the pairing.  


There are plenty of options if you want speed...Hidition, JHA, Rooth, and to an extent the AM4 pro.

 

It sounds like you should probably figure out what you truly want so you don't have a CIEM laying around that you don't want to listen to.

 
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Originally Posted by Mini0510 View Post

Hi Joe, for the difference between LS8 and JH16, there are several things that I'm concerned. I currently own JVC FX700 and I kind of want a bit more midrange. I mainly listen to rock/punk rock, a little hip pop and a little pop music.

 

1. When you mentioned that LS8 is more 3D than JH16, is it very apparent or only apparent in some specific moements?

2. as for the treble, I do like the treble for FX700, but I actually want a little more treble presence. I feel almost as if the bass of FX700 is overpowering the treble. Just wondering if JH16 can match the treble for FX700.

3. Does the bass enhancement for JH16 match FX700? I know LS8 has less bass than FX700, but alot less or a bit? It has more bass than JH13 right?

 

Here's is your comparison.

 

 

"Rooth LS8: Starting with the bass, the JH16 has more bass enhancement, bass depth and can reproduce more bass and sub-bass rumble than the LS8, but the LS8 is slightly warmer.  In some songs I felt the bass of the JH16 was a little too much, but I didn't feel the same way with the LS8, although the bass detail, texturing, speed, and punch are similar.  The midrange of the LS8 is slightly thinner yet smoother and more detailed to go with a more liquid treble vs. the more analytical sound of the JH16.  This allows the LS8 upper mid/treble peak, which is more substantial than that in the JH16 to still be primarily free of sibilance and offer a smoother presentation to go along with more clarity than the JH16.

 

The soundstage of the LS8 isn’t quite as wide but is more 3D which is not readily apparent in music such as trance, but it is in many of my acoustic tracks.  This can lead to instruments ending up in different places when A/Bing with the LS8 sounding more lifelike.  The treble of the LS8 extends further than that of the JH16 and is flatter in my ear.  Overall, the JH16 is more bass heavy and has more midrange richness to go with less upper midrange emphasis compared with the LS8 which has better clarity and treble extension and performance.  Both are punchy and lean toward the analytical side of things, however the LS8 is more on the analytical side."

 

1) Very apparent

2) I never A/Bed the two, so I can't say for sure

3) I would guess the JH16 is close, but maybe doesn't have quite the bass, but then see #2.  I haven't heard the JH13.

 

Both the LS8 and JH16 should have more midrange, but the JH16 is a safer bet.  Maybe you should consider the 8.A.

 

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Well, it's been a while since I owned the original model, but I think it's more or less the same sound sig overall. Just improved in those areas as stated by JH. Possibly because of the improved technicalities, I find it less abrasive to use for longer term listening. The original had the "Wow!" factor but it caused some fatigue after a short time. 

 

Obviously I'll have more to say about them when I've gotten to know them better.

 

Looking forward to your thoughts and review.

 

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The more I search for the right CIEM, the more confused I get. I may just have to flip a coin in the end to make a decision or else I'd be searching forever!

 

I really appreciate the help though; what genre of music do you feel each is more geared towards? And finally, which do you feel has the better craftsmanship?

 

 

Thank you.

 

Remember, it is difficult to sell a CIEM unlike a universal, so I would choose wisely.  

 

I would say the JH16 would be better for electronic while the 8.A is better with acoustic, although both do the other well.  The 8.A is hard to beat from a craftsmanship standpoint as the Wizard's work is exceptional and he has an amazing attention to detail.  He doesn't put artwork on his CIEMs, the CIEM is the art!

 

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Unfortunately, Wizard sadly informed me that 8.A's BAs are too big to compact into a universal form. :(

 

Just some quick questions: Is the Rooth LS8 demo similar to the Heir Audio 8.A? Which sounds closer to the 8.A-the LS8 or the 1plus2?

 

Thanks for all your advice and recommendations so far, they have been really helpful.

 

I can't answer these questions because I never made the comparison.  I did compare the LS8 demo with the real LS8, and I compared the LS8 with the 8.A.  I haven't heard the 1 plus 2, but my guess is the 1 plus 2 is closer to the 8.A than the LS8 based on what I know.

 

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Hey joe, any plans to review the 1964 Ears V6 in the foreseeable future?

 

Not at this time.  I still have several CIEM reviews to finish before I take on anything new.

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Originally Posted by average_joe View Post

 

I can't answer these questions because I never made the comparison.  I did compare the LS8 demo with the real LS8, and I compared the LS8 with the 8.A.  I haven't heard the 1 plus 2, but my guess is the 1 plus 2 is closer to the 8.A than the LS8 based on what I know.

 

Ok, thanks! Are there any other CIEMs I missed, or should I go for the 1plus2?

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Originally Posted by average_joe View Post

 

1) Very apparent

2) I never A/Bed the two, so I can't say for sure

3) I would guess the JH16 is close, but maybe doesn't have quite the bass, but then see #2.  I haven't heard the JH13.

 

Both the LS8 and JH16 should have more midrange, but the JH16 is a safer bet.  Maybe you should consider the 8.A.

 

Well, 8.A. has a laid back treble. I prefer a forward treble like FX700. I don't mind the mids, but it shouldn't be laid back as much as FX700.

Between JH16 and LS8, how much bass is there in terms of percentage compared to FX700? I know you didn't hear FX700 for a long time, I just would like to know from what you remember.

Suppose FX700 or Monster Turbine Copper reaches 100% bass quantity. So JH16 would be 90% and LS8 would be around 70%?

It seems like I'm just making up the numbers lol.

But from what I read and researched, that's what I feel/think.


Edited by Mini0510 - 11/27/12 at 9:57pm
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Unfortunately, Wizard sadly informed me that 8.A's BAs are too big to compact into a universal form. :(

 

I beg to differ. It can be done:

 

 

700

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Ok, thanks! Are there any other CIEMs I missed, or should I go for the 1plus2?

 

I thought you were looking for something in the US, but sure?  From my understanding, the 1plus2 really isn't a custom IEM, but a universal in a custom type enclosure.  I think Aurisonics will be bringing out the ASG-2, which will be the universal version of the AS-2.  Of course, I haven't yet heard the AS-2 or the 1plus2, so I don't know how the two would compare, but what I gathered from others is the 1plus2 is more bass heavy than the AS-2.

 

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Originally Posted by Mini0510 View Post

Well, 8.A. has a laid back treble. I prefer a forward treble like FX700. I don't mind the mids, but it shouldn't be laid back as much as FX700.

Between JH16 and LS8, how much bass is there in terms of percentage compared to FX700? I know you didn't hear FX700 for a long time, I just would like to know from what you remember.

Suppose FX700 or Monster Turbine Copper reaches 100% bass quantity. So JH16 would be 90% and LS8 would be around 70%?

It seems like I'm just making up the numbers lol.

But from what I read and researched, that's what I feel/think.

 

Your percentages might be right, although the Copper and FX700 bass is different in warmth, as is the LS8 and JH16.  If you think the 8.A isn't going to be quite bright enough, maybe the EM4 might be worth looking into.

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Your percentages might be right, although the Copper and FX700 bass is different in warmth, as is the LS8 and JH16.  If you think the 8.A isn't going to be quite bright enough, maybe the EM4 might be worth looking into.

But LS8 and JH16 are brighter than EM4?

 

1. and hows the treble (above 15k) of JH16 and LS8? Is LS8 much brighter than JH16 or just a bit brighter?

I feel that I would be satisfied by JH16's bass, and LS8's treble. But I'm skeptical about JH16's treble and LS8's bass. lol

That's what I'm stuck on deciding.

I kind of want FX700's treble (high peaks) to extend higher/pronounced. 

 

2. When you mention LS8 is much more 3D than JH16, is that for classical/jazz music? I mainly listen to Rock/Punk rock and a little hip pop and a little pop.

I know hip pop and pop probably won't be very 3D. But not sure for Rock music. I can hear some 3D for FX700, maybe LS8 can make the 3D more apparent?

 

3. I know the resale of customs is low. For examples. JH16 is selling for $700-$800 on head-fi, considering it's $1150.

But AKG K3003 doesn't sell that well either. It's selling for around $1k. The new price is $1500 and $1200 on eBay.

 

I can get Rooth LS8 for $830 + 3% fees + $20 shipping, when I contacted Tomo. I guess it's a good deal.

 

Thanks


Edited by Mini0510 - 11/28/12 at 8:31am
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