Hi there Average_Joe
I have read as much of your review, and other threads as i can at this point and I am asking for your advice on my current dilema.
1 year ago, I pre-ordered the JH3A/16, and as you may be aware it is still delayed with no end in sight. I am very close to pulling the plug and taking that $1800 and getting a different set of customs.
My current rig is: LCD-2 r2. SR71B balanced out via Ipod LOD. I have a Cavalli Audio Stacker II on the way which if you dont know is often compared in the class of the liquid fire, and the people i have talked to call it more musical than the LF, and also better than a beta22.. in other words, its a good amp.
My plan is to get a CLAS to act as the dac for both my LCD-2 rig, and my customs.
To me customs that sounded most like the LCD-2 rig, or like orthos in general woudl be ideal - very even frequency response, excellent sub bass, full musical sound rather than overly tight and "sterile". liquid, realistic mids, etc..etc... im sure you have discussed this topic ad nausium by now
In reading all your reviews the 2 that jump out at me are the starkey sa-43, and the spiral ear 5ways which it seems i couldnt get even if i wanted due to my USA location.
I am really torn between sticking it out for the 3A and looking into other customs, of which there are SOOOOO many and involve taking a big risk.
i really get the feeling the 3A may be a little too.. well jh16'ey sounding .. given all the reviews i have read about them.
THE Unique melody series, particularly the merlin, or that new 14mm dynamic IEM also sound very promising.
my rig would end up being - customs, sr71b, clas, ipod...
So.. I ask of you, oh custom IEM connoisseur, what say you?
thanks a lot. Your contribution to the world of Custom buyers is HUGELY appreciated.
I would be completely lost without this post among others.
Edited by Br777 - 9/30/11 at 3:27pm