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post #76 of 251
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Originally Posted by danpong View Post

Do you get your JH3A yet?  I'm waiting for your review.  Love it, Hate it or anything in between.  I have been debating for this setup since it first release but there are many thing that derail my decision and put me in the wait and see mode.  Also as other member said in this thread, seem like there aren't many owner mention anything about this.  Is it because it is not that good so they don't want to talk about it? or It is that good and they won't have time to come here to headfi anymore. rolleyes.gif

 

I have never had the opportunity to hear the best that the headphone community has to offer so I can only compare the JH3A versus my previous CIEM setups and going off of reviews I have read on this forum.

 

It is my opinion that a fully utilized JH3A takes a CIEM as far as a CIEM can go.  I feel that one would be splitting hairs, more than they already are by comparing the highest end CIEMs, if they were to compare another top CIEM with the highest end electronics versus the JH3A setup.  When deciding to purchase the JH3A versus a top-tier IEM decide whether you love equipment swapping or not.  Also, determine if you always craved some sort of bass controlfor your music collection.  I find myself playing with the bass management control a lot and it works extremely well.  

post #77 of 251

thank you very much for your input.  From what you said, did you mean that JH3a with JH16 is in a split hair with other JH16 with other amp??? Have you try different amp with your JH16 with adapter?

 

Also,have you ever heard HD800 with B22 amp?  I really like sound of it.  It even sound more detail than my home setup.  I decided to sell my HD800 as I get bored of needing to stay in one seat when listen to the music.  I'd like to be able to drag the great sound with me where ever I go hence the search of ultimate portable setup.

post #78 of 251

Before the JH3A my favorite setup consisted of the JH13 powered by the Protector with an Audio_gd DAC fed via USB.  I really liked the pairing of those components but I can't compare it to the JH3A because it was so long ago.  I don't remember loving the sound as much as I do now but I now use Jplay and a USB to S/PDIF converter so that's still not a fair comparison.  

 

I cannot speak about the HD800.  I have no experience with it at all.  If you are going the portable route and you want the best performance possible from the JH3A you will need one of the DAPs that have digital output.  Those guys will add to the cost of your setup.  I am a JH Audio fan boy but Unique Melody has come out with an active version of the JH3A.  You might like that too!

post #79 of 251

what do you mean by "Unique Melody has come out with an active version of the JH3A"  or Do you mean UE?  I couldn't find any news at all.  Do you have a link?  I'm not a fan of any brand as long as it give me the best for the money of equivalent budget of JH3A.

post #80 of 251

http://www.head-fi.org/t/613417/unique-melody-platform-pure-6-6-driver-custom-iem-dac-active-crossover-and-amp

 

This looks like it will be everything Jerry failed to deliver with the jh3a.

post #81 of 251
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Originally Posted by danpong View Post

what do you mean by "Unique Melody has come out with an active version of the JH3A"  or Do you mean UE?  I couldn't find any news at all.  Do you have a link?  I'm not a fan of any brand as long as it give me the best for the money of equivalent budget of JH3A.


It's not the active version of the JH3A persay.  It's everything the JH3A should have offered and possibly better sound quality depending on the custom IEM.

 

Active versus passive crossover from what I garner is a significant difference considering active crossovers allow for less degradation in SQ by allotting the specific frequencies to each driver.

I'm sure you can find more but I believe that is the gist of it.

post #82 of 251
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Originally Posted by Staal View Post

Looking forward to reading your thoughts on the JH3A, McMaz.

Got my tracking numbers yesterday and should have them next week.etysmile.gif

post #83 of 251

Exciting news indeed! I for one cannot stand waiting for new toys redface.gif

post #84 of 251
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Originally Posted by McMaz View Post

Got my tracking numbers yesterday and should have them next week.etysmile.gif

exciting indeed.  You get it now and a good review will definately make me be able to pull the trigger on this setup.  once you get it can you post the picture also if not too trouble.

post #85 of 251
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Originally Posted by danpong View Post

exciting indeed.  You get it now and a good review will definately make me be able to pull the trigger on this setup.  once you get it can you post the picture also if not too trouble.

I will post pictures for sure. 4 days to go!

post #86 of 251
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Originally Posted by Cassadian View Post

It's everything the JH3A should have offered and possibly better sound quality depending on the custom IEM.

 

What should the JH3A have offered that this new now product does?  What would be the features of the better sound quality?  What is the evidence for what this product offers and its better sound quality?  What types/examples of CIEMs would produce the better sound quality?

post #87 of 251
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Originally Posted by kiwirugby View Post

 

What should the JH3A have offered that this new now product does?  What would be the features of the better sound quality?  What is the evidence for what this product offers and its better sound quality?  What types/examples of CIEMs would produce the better sound quality?

The JH3A's were supposed to have active crossovers and not passive. But Jerry ran into some patent problems. No one has heard the new UM rig so no one knows yet. Everyone will have to sit tight for first impressions. 

post #88 of 251
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Originally Posted by kiwirugby View Post

 

What should the JH3A have offered that this new now product does?  What would be the features of the better sound quality?  What is the evidence for what this product offers and its better sound quality?  What types/examples of CIEMs would produce the better sound quality?

 

Cassadian makes a valid point about the Platform Pure seemingly offering what the JH3A could not deliver, but saying it'll sound better seems kinda far-fetched, especially for a guy who has heard neither.

 

As most of us know by now, good stats don't necessarily make a good headphone - and while the Platform Pure appears to be technically superior only time will tell if it sounds better as well redface.gif

post #89 of 251
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Originally Posted by Staal View Post

 

Cassadian makes a valid point about the Platform Pure seemingly offering what the JH3A could not deliver, but saying it'll sound better seems kinda far-fetched, especially for a guy who has heard neither.

 

As most of us know by now, good stats don't necessarily make a good headphone - and while the Platform Pure appears to be technically superior only time will tell if it sounds better as well redface.gif

 

Well...  I never stated it would sound better, rather that it "possibly" could.  

 

Like I always state in my more balanced armatures arguments (to an extent), different applications will always depend on the execution.  

If properly performed, the the PP6 (lolol PP), should offer better transparency and clarity due to active crossovers.

post #90 of 251
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Originally Posted by Staal View Post

 

Cassadian makes a valid point about the Platform Pure seemingly offering what the JH3A could not deliver, but saying it'll sound better seems kinda far-fetched, especially for a guy who has heard neither.

 

As most of us know by now, good stats don't necessarily make a good headphone - and while the Platform Pure appears to be technically superior only time will tell if it sounds better as well redface.gif

I totally agree that better spec doesn't always mean better sound quality.  Especially from the designer that copy other idea.  There is always some small thing that the people who copy don't even have ability to understand why thing the way they are.  Also, I agree that active crossover give you more freedom on tuning the timing and frequency but the person who tune it also very important.  I still trust the ear and experience of Jerry better than other since he works directly with top musician for years.  I just wish that Jerry give some upgrade for this rig on the technical spec such as digital volume pot, 24/192 DAC and crossfeed switch with multiple level. 


Edited by danpong - 6/14/12 at 2:19pm
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