or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › Multi-Custom In-Ear Monitor Review, Resource, Mfg List & Discussion (Check first post for review links & information)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Multi-Custom In-Ear Monitor Review, Resource, Mfg List & Discussion (Check first post for review links & information) - Page 27

post #391 of 4815
Quote:
Originally Posted by average_joe View Post



 

Thanks!

 

 

Good or bad depends on what you want in your custom IEM wink.gif

 


x2  Although I wonder if recessed is better than the UE style long term?  Probably not.

 


Hmm, I dunno. Recessed could possibly be a bit stronger, maybe? The new UE's arent recessed, just right angled. Which looks like it would alleviate some stress on the connectors I think. I'm just goin by aesthetics right now and they look really good.

 

Oh and i havent a clue what I want in a custom yet...sigh.

post #392 of 4815
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hero Kid View Post

Forgive me for not being fully across this, but what exactly is the advantage of the UE cable and how is it different to "normal" stock cables? From the pictures note the molded right angled connector but I feel like I'm missing something... :S


The connectors on the new UE cable are recessed/female.  So the shell has a 'key' that locks into the connector.  It's really solid and I feel no problem torquing on them.  You'll never break your pins either and since they are mostly shielded by the connector and they will likely never bend from exposure when separated from shell for whatever reason.  Plus the braid on the cable is great as AJ said.    

 

post #393 of 4815
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anaxilus View Post




The connectors on the new UE cable are recessed/female.  So the shell has a 'key' that locks into the connector.  It's really solid and I feel no problem torquing on them.  You'll never break your pins either and since they are mostly shielded by the connector and they will likely never bend from exposure when separated from shell for whatever reason.  Plus the braid on the cable is great as AJ said.    

 

I didnt know that! Thank you, Anax. I'm even more impressed now.
 

 

post #394 of 4815

Awaiting advice / criticism of my project here, thx - http://www.head-fi.org/t/568248/ck10-er-4-reshelled-into-ck-4-custom-iem

post #395 of 4815
Quote:
Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

Awaiting advice / criticism of my project here, thx - http://www.head-fi.org/t/568248/ck10-er-4-reshelled-into-ck-4-custom-iem


Ooh interesting...popcorn.gif

 

post #396 of 4815
Thread Starter 

I would get a regular custom over something pieced together as you never know what you will get when you put them together.  It could be great or it could be horrible (not that buying an unknown custom IEM can't be the same).  I also think both universals mentioned, when compared with customs pale in comparison in the bass region.

 

 

post #397 of 4815

Makes me wonder just how intense the bass of the JH16 actually is, in rock music do the drums really stand out, more than they would in a live concert?

 


Edit: For the record, I know of at least one person with something like a dozen custom IEM's, that still rates a universal very highly... http://www.head-fi.org/t/561609/review-sleek-audio-ct7-custom-earphone-review-masterless-sound#post_7590470

I realise the ck10 will be very shy of JH16 bass, it's just a sound signature experiment - if I go ahead with it (which is iffy), at least reshelling is a fairly inexpensive venture and acheiviing something different, I know people reshell their favorite IEM's and add drivers and such sometimes, it's not uncommon from what I can see.


Edited by kiteki - 8/22/11 at 11:35pm
post #398 of 4815
Thread Starter 

I am still listening to various genres, but in general, yes, the JH16 bass is enhanced. Some tracks can seem very enhanced while others not so much.  I will say the JH16 is capable of delivering a lot of pounding, reverberant deep bass and have fast and punchy bass.

post #399 of 4815

So a good IEM for a drummer then biggrin.gif

 

Thanks for your excellent comments as usual.

 

post #400 of 4815
Thread Starter 

At the suggestion of more than one prominent head-fi members I have changed the thread title.

post #401 of 4815

Couldn't help but laugh at "Mfhgr..."

post #402 of 4815
Thread Starter 

It was mfgr, no h in there and fixed to the "official" abbreviation ;)

post #403 of 4815
@average_joe, if a custom comes with westone/JHA compatable pin connectors, will there be any issue with aftermarket cables if I get the sockets recessed? Are there any downsides to recessed sockets?
post #404 of 4815
Quote:

Originally Posted by average_joe View Post
 

I also think both universals mentioned, when compared with customs pale in comparison in the bass region.

 

 

Hi average_joe,

 

May I ask what universals come close to the customs in the bass region?

 

Thanks.

 

Louie

post #405 of 4815

HI average_joe, just wondering if you have heard a custom that has the three SS: the bass of MDR7550 or EX1000, the midrange of EM3Pro or Mi-3 and the treble of DBA-02? That's assuming you've heard all three (not sure if you've heard the DBA-02).

TIA!

 

edit: I'm looking for a cheap alternative to these cables :P

With Whiplash Elite TWag v2 OM Cable: The Whiplash Elite TWag V2 cable improves the EM3 Pro in many ways including a wider and more precise presentation of space to taming the mid-bass just the right amount which increases the clarity and results in a faster sound when called for.  I really didn't care for the paring of the Clip+ and the EM3 Pro with the stock cable, but with the Elite, that has changed and the Clip+ has never sounded better!  The cable makes the most difference with tracks that have a large presentation of space, are warm, complex passages, and/or have a fast attack.  The cable makes very little to no difference with smaller presentations, simple passages, and/or lean sounding tracks.


Edited by dogears - 8/23/11 at 7:08pm
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › Multi-Custom In-Ear Monitor Review, Resource, Mfg List & Discussion (Check first post for review links & information)