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UERM, are they really THAT good? (vs JH products)

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hi guys, im looking to purchase my first custom iem.. so far ive narrowed down my choices to the UERM, JH13 n the JH16.. I am leaning towards the UERM right now even though its got 3 drivers 'only' (my fave rite now is also a 3 driver, the SM3), since its got rave reviews.. 

 

so far my impression towards JH is kinda mixed. quite a few people have had bad experiences with them and i know that JH's packaging is not as nice as UE.. 

 

should I take the UERM? my music is mainly rock/metal, n some bassy electronica. what about other products in the UE line? particularly the UE11?


Edited by NobleSix - 8/25/11 at 8:15am
post #2 of 15

From what I've gathered, the IERM is a chameleon. It has no sound signature, it just plays back what it's given. You simply can't cant go wrong with it.

post #3 of 15

The Westone ES5, UE11Pro are also very good for these genres but UERM has very neutral, flat frequency response with grand soundstage.


Edited by ZARIM - 8/25/11 at 9:31am
post #4 of 15
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mann.. i cant resist the urge to make a UERM confused_face.gif

 

if i do ill be the first one to ever buy a ue custom in my country.. (im 95% sure no one has purchased UE customs before.. only JHs) bigsmile_face.gif

 

btw does that mean the UERM can fit anyones taste as long as the recording is good? i mean for example, bassy songs has to be recorded well witha heavy emphasis on the bass of the music..

 

what about the UE18? some say that the treble was sparkly, clear and good overall but others say that it rolls off and the UE18 doesnt have that much treble quantity.. this kinda drove me away from the UE18 cuz i was interested so much in it 

post #5 of 15
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mann.. i cant resist the urge to make a UERM confused_face.gif

 

if i do ill be the first one to ever buy a ue custom in my country.. (im 95% sure no one has purchased UE customs before.. only JHs) bigsmile_face.gif

 

btw does that mean the UERM can fit anyones taste as long as the recording is good? i mean for example, bassy songs has to be recorded well witha heavy emphasis on the bass of the music..

 

what about the UE18? some say that the treble was sparkly, clear and good overall but others say that it rolls off and the UE18 doesnt have that much treble quantity.. this kinda drove me away from the UE18 cuz i was interested so much in it 


Have you visited this thread?

 

post #6 of 15

A new FOTM is born?

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A new FOTM is born?


Hardly.  The UERM is the flattest most neutral IEM I've ever heard.  

 

post #8 of 15
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Have you visited this thread?

 


I have but i just thought that i could have some more specific explanations regarding the UE products... anyways, is the treble a weakness for the UE18? i dont mind going the extra $400 if the UE18 is really worth it.. Im looking for the most versatile of the bunch with good bass quality and treble extension :)

post #9 of 15

You'd be spending $400 more for an overall worse sounding phone w/ bigger bass is all.  IMHO.  Don't get caught up on price.  Instead do some research on your own about the models.

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You'd be spending $400 more for an overall worse sounding phone w/ bigger bass is all.  IMHO.  Don't get caught up on price.  Instead do some research on your own about the models.



That's what i initially thought as well from reviews and experiences.. Do u think the UERM can handle any music well, from fast paced rock/metal to slow and vocal oriented songs to bassy electronica? or is the JH better?

post #11 of 15
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That's what i initially thought as well from reviews and experiences.. Do u think the UERM can handle any music well, from fast paced rock/metal to slow and vocal oriented songs to bassy electronica? or is the JH better?

They are very neutral so therefore they'll handle any type of music. smile.gif
 

 

post #12 of 15

In my time with the JH16 and UERM (short time with the UERM), they are different flavors, but technically pretty close.  The UERM is very neutral and also unforgiving in comparison with the JH16.  If I were to do a quick and simple rating of the bass, mids, and treble + presentation it would be like this:

Bass - JH16 is more enhanced, punchier, faster, and slightly more detailed.  UERM has a little more note thickness on average.

Mids - UERM mids are more neutral and slightly more detailed

Treble - UERM treble is much less forgiving.  Both sound bright in comparison with most of my other custom IEMs.

Presentation - UERM presents the soundstage in a more 3D manner than the JH16, but the JH16 is wider.  Both are on the analytical side, but the UERM more so in general.  UERM is more mid-forward while the JH16 midrange sounds more neutral in location, at least until the upper mids.

Overall the JH16 is punchier and better to my ears for electronic and pop while the UERM is more neutral and better for acoustic.  Of course, they both have different flavors, but again, technically they are similar.

post #13 of 15
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guys, which one has more bass quantity, the UERM or the JH13?

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mann.. i cant resist the urge to make a UERM confused_face.gif

 

if i do ill be the first one to ever buy a ue custom in my country.. (im 95% sure no one has purchased UE customs before.. only JHs) bigsmile_face.gif

 

btw does that mean the UERM can fit anyones taste as long as the recording is good? i mean for example, bassy songs has to be recorded well witha heavy emphasis on the bass of the music..

 

what about the UE18? some say that the treble was sparkly, clear and good overall but others say that it rolls off and the UE18 doesnt have that much treble quantity.. this kinda drove me away from the UE18 cuz i was interested so much in it 

Where do you live?
 

 

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Have you visited this thread?

 



 

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