Decided to the the Spiral Dot tips another shot on the H3 and spend more time listening. I think my initial impressions were a bit off. These two are not bad together. I must admit I don't listen to the H3 much with all the other gear I have here, but each time I go back to it I remember why I was initially impressed. It's stil one of the best universals out there (and is a steal for the current price on amazon of like $240).
Cool track-really enjoyed it!
Never understood why the H3 lost it's sparkle so quickly, really like these
Starting to really appreciate the JVC's, generally have a tough time getting good seal/fit, especially with funny chambers and other off shapes, but, after trying lots of tips, have gotten satisfactory seal on the 850, and, man, do they sound good. Haven't tried head to head, one of these days do them, maybe with an AT and Heaven V thrown in, just time, time time, who knows where the time goes?