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post #46 of 251

Hey JH3A owners, I was given an email from the guys at VMPS which allows one to download their recordings from their Live vs. Recorded Sessions which took place at RMAF.  They sound awesome through the JH3A.  PM me if you would like the songs.  

 

Here is a link to some of the picture of the live band.

http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=102756.msg1046322;topicseen#new

 

 

P.S.  I am not infringing on any rights here.  I checked.

 


Edited by tf1216 - 1/31/12 at 3:43pm
post #47 of 251

What is the difference between the older and newer versions of the JH-3A?  Is the newer unit still a triamped configuration?

 

I am interested in this setup.  This would be my first custom IEM's.  I am a long time audiophile.

 

I would also be interested in recommendations of other amplifiers to mate with the JH-16's if there are any worth considering.  Portability is not a real concern as I plan to use these at home.

post #48 of 251

I am listening to the VMPS downloads now the 3a just plain sound awesome.Thanks tf1216 for the link.

I have been listening to the 3a for the last 3 hours & what impresses me most is the resolution & impact

the 16s have driven by the 3a,Bass is just deep & tight,vocals & instruments are dead on with air all around.Live audience claps just sound real.

the drum solo on the VMPS download has so much weight & impact,just amazing.

 

I am glad I stuck it out waiting for the final product,to bad the 3a got off to a bad start & will be dismissed from consideration because of it.

It truly is a game changer in my opinion.


Edited by bozebuttons - 2/12/12 at 11:13am
post #49 of 251
bozebuttons & others,

It's great to hear the sound hasn't let you guys down. I'm a little jealous as this was my dream for the 1-2 years between the CanJam 2010 demo and my order cancellation, but the thing that really put me off about the product in the end is the limited battery life and the inability to use it (via the coax which is said to be superior vs USB) and charge it at the same time.

I read something to the effect that the final revision here could, in fact, be changed *while* listening via coax. Is it true that fact has changed for the better?

Even still, though, I would love to see a bit more polish on this product: a "good" USB input, better battery life, no "mic" feature that can deafen you when switched to accidentally, and other, more minor things.

I see a whole lot of promise in this product, and would definitely be interested in seeing a future revision.
post #50 of 251

I am using the coax input with the JH3A as I type this.  I have a USB cable plugged into the JH3A charging the unit from a iPhone adapter.  I will leave the unit on until I stop hearing Eric Clapton's "24 Nights".  I highly recommend this album everyone.  Wooh!

post #51 of 251

I've had the JH3A on for almost 4 hours and it is still going strong.  It was not fully charged when I started using it either.  I am excited about this (knock on wood).

 

Edit: 4:15pm Central time - The JH3A has been on for over 6 hours.  How about them apples?


Edited by tf1216 - 2/13/12 at 2:16pm
post #52 of 251

Glad to hear it!  I'm picking up my JH-3A on Friday, can't wait...

post #53 of 251

I picked up my JH-3A yesterday, and experienced my 1st headphone WOW in a long time.  They are my first custom IEM and are replacing my Weston 4 and Shure 535. I only had a chance to listen for about 30 mins, but the sound was fantastic - especially via the coax input.  Extended, detailed and transparent are the words that come to mind.  I didn't get much of a chance to play with the bass & B/M switch - except to find out that my song selection really drove what setting sounded best.  On some tracks the bass sounded a bit flabby - but a flick of the switch and it sounded great.

 

I've got a 6 hour flight today so should get some good listening in... Can't wait :)

post #54 of 251

This is really odd - where are the posts regarding the JH-3A?  Is there a different thread I missed?  After all the hype about this unit, why is there such a deafening silence?

post #55 of 251

 

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This is really odd - where are the posts regarding the JH-3A?  Is there a different thread I missed?  After all the hype about this unit, why is there such a deafening silence?


I've been wondering the same thing.

 

Could be that it was simply delayed so much that people simply forgot about it.

 

post #56 of 251

Or maybe it's because they spent one and half years doing R&D with the funds from advance orders while touting their active cross-overs as the next revolution in audio, failed to disclose that this "revolution" was subject to a patent dispute with UE, and then suddenly announced  that the product was being released without the active cross-overs which is only an advantage because now the IEMs can also be used with other amps!  L3000.gif

 

It's pretty sad.

post #57 of 251

wow - so much hype and then pffffft!!!!!!    lesson learned, not just for the JH-3A, but other gear - enjoy reading the posts, but beware the hype/FOTM, etc.   Your wallet will appreciate it...

post #58 of 251
Quote:
Originally Posted by 563 View Post

wow - so much hype and then pffffft!!!!!!    lesson learned, not just for the JH-3A, but other gear - enjoy reading the posts, but beware the hype/FOTM, etc.   Your wallet will appreciate it...


 

I'm very happy with my JH3A.  It works as advertised and the sound is top notch for an IEM.  The delays were unfortunate, but in the end I think it is a fine product.  I hope JHA learned its lesson and doesn't offer cash up front pre-orders for upcoming products.  

post #59 of 251

wsilvio - will you be doing an in-depth review on the jh-3a?  would love to see one (or more)!  thanks.

post #60 of 251

I had the opportunity to measure the frequency response of my JH3A this week.  I was not thinking at the time that pictures were worth a 1,000 words but I can describe what I saw.  With the bass management off the low end was ruler FLAT into the mid-bass range.  Then I remember the vocal range having a slightly lower output. The last two octaves seemed unaffected by the JH3A's equalization because the response looked very similar to the JH16 without the JH3A powering it.

 

With the bass management turned on a peak occurs at 50Hz.  From there a gentle roll off occurs into the middle vocal range again.  It was very neat to see what the JH3A does.  It equalizes the bass and mid-bass range and leaves the kHz range unaffected.  Next time I'll ask my friend if I may take the images of the JH3A home with me.  

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