Here is an excerpt from my review, although I am still waiting on the JH16 reshell before I post my review as well as a high end desktop DAC. This part is from the section where I evaluate what Grzegorz has written about the 5-way. This is not final, but I wanted to post something since I have been waiting for such a long time to get some equipment.
Super extended resolution, frequency response, instrument separation and multi-dimensional soundstage will make you realize all the subtleties you have missed and never heard before in your well known recordings. And we mean all recordings - I do agree that I can hear things I miss with everything else I have including the LCD-2, LS8, and SA-43 to varying extents. What is missing is the ambiance of the room and the performance as well as the clarity and detail present in the little things. But I don't agree with the "all recordings" part as I have some recordings that just don't have that much information (Flo Rida - Low for example). I can understand where Grzegorz is coming from because the clarity is better than everything else, but it is not analytical clarity like the LS8, it is natural clarity that, for me at least, often surprises me when I go to something else. The LS8 is ultra detailed and each instrument has the full detail present, but the room ambiance isn't necessarily present, at least to the extent of the 5-way. The SA-43 also has this natural clarity and some room ambiance, but not to the extent of the 5-way. The EM3 Pro does have somewhat similar room ambiance, but the clarity is lacking compared with the 5-way, degrading the realism.
This thing sounds very interesting. The only thing keeping me back from buying it is the all silicone shells. Have you heard the Westone ES5?