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JH16 sibilant?

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I received my JH16 Friday morning after waiting 5 weeks for them and after first listen I really liked everything about the sound except for a slight sibilance. Has anyone else noticed that? I read on another thread it might be due to longer bores in larger ear canals. Mine are rather large since I had no problem getting a good fit with the large silicone tips on the triple fi. The fit is almost perfect on my right side but really tight on my left ear that gets uncomfortable after awhile. This being my first custom I dont know if its suppose to be really tight like myleft ear and having a huge vacuum when trying to take out or a slightly tight fit like my right ear. The right ear sure does feel alot more comfortable and I dont hear as much of myself breathing and talking. I'm going to the audiologist again tomorrow so she can help me explain what I am feeling to get a better fit and possibly another impression (hopefully she doesnt charge or else with another $90 + shipping cost there wont be much of a save from the %15 off thanksgiving sale).After wearing it for 5 days it has become more comfortable but it still not completely comfortable to where i dont notice it there.If I do need to send it out I will also request a frequency response test about my sibilance issue maybe even try talking to Jerry. Is any of this normal? Thanks

post #2 of 10
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I think might prefer the triple fi treble presentation better. Anyone else feels thus way?
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IMHO the tf10 is no doubt clear but i feel that the mids are recessed which did not appeal to me however the tf10 treble no doubt is good :D. But the jh16 has a sharper treble than the tf10s and the jh13s. And in my opinion the 16s blew my mind out because of its detail and texture. And strange on your sibilance issue mine has almost no sibilance after burn in maybe i am the only one.biggrin.gif

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I didn't have any silibance problems or fit problems.  There is also no way the TF10 even compares to the JH-16, the JH-16 blows it away in every department.  I would try moving the monitors around in your ear, and see if that makes any difference.

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Originally Posted by PacoP View Post

I received my JH16 Friday morning after waiting 5 weeks for them and after first listen I really liked everything about the sound except for a slight sibilance. Has anyone else noticed that? I read on another thread it might be due to longer bores in larger ear canals. Mine are rather large since I had no problem getting a good fit with the large silicone tips on the triple fi. The fit is almost perfect on my right side but really tight on my left ear that gets uncomfortable after awhile. This being my first custom I dont know if its suppose to be really tight like myleft ear and having a huge vacuum when trying to take out or a slightly tight fit like my right ear. The right ear sure does feel alot more comfortable and I dont hear as much of myself breathing and talking. I'm going to the audiologist again tomorrow so she can help me explain what I am feeling to get a better fit and possibly another impression (hopefully she doesnt charge or else with another $90 + shipping cost there wont be much of a save from the %15 off thanksgiving sale).After wearing it for 5 days it has become more comfortable but it still not completely comfortable to where i dont notice it there.If I do need to send it out I will also request a frequency response test about my sibilance issue maybe even try talking to Jerry. Is any of this normal? Thanks


Did u try burning in?? And tracks that have bad quality tend to have more sibilance IMHO

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Originally Posted by PacoP View Post

I received my JH16 Friday morning after waiting 5 weeks for them and after first listen I really liked everything about the sound except for a slight sibilance. Has anyone else noticed that? I read on another thread it might be due to longer bores in larger ear canals. Mine are rather large since I had no problem getting a good fit with the large silicone tips on the triple fi. The fit is almost perfect on my right side but really tight on my left ear that gets uncomfortable after awhile. This being my first custom I dont know if its suppose to be really tight like myleft ear and having a huge vacuum when trying to take out or a slightly tight fit like my right ear. The right ear sure does feel alot more comfortable and I dont hear as much of myself breathing and talking. I'm going to the audiologist again tomorrow so she can help me explain what I am feeling to get a better fit and possibly another impression (hopefully she doesnt charge or else with another $90 + shipping cost there wont be much of a save from the %15 off thanksgiving sale).After wearing it for 5 days it has become more comfortable but it still not completely comfortable to where i dont notice it there.If I do need to send it out I will also request a frequency response test about my sibilance issue maybe even try talking to Jerry. Is any of this normal? Thanks


A lot of people found the JH16 sibilant.  Some people didn't as much.

 

Refits are common with any custom in-ear monitor.

 

You don't really want a huge vacuum for the best sound as the ear drum can't work the way it's supposed to in a vacuum. Dr. John Moulton passed that along in a conversation, it's a neat piece of information.


Edited by Kunlun - 6/18/12 at 4:46am
post #7 of 10

Have any of you guys have eperiences with the chris_himself iem cables, if yes are they worth it and how much do they improve the sonic qualities of the jh16? thanks

post #8 of 10

Besides, in a vacuum there's less air for the armatures to move.  Everything will sound different, and not as the manufacturer intended.

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Besides, in a vacuum there's less air for the armatures to move.  Everything will sound different, and not as the manufacturer intended.

 

Doubt it.  From what I know top manufactures test the frequency response with dummies of heads.  If they didn't account for it that'd be plain shoddy craftsmanship.

post #10 of 10

Nobody can hear you scream... In a vacuum.

 

Proper seal is critical for any IEM.

 

I would also burn in before passing judgement.

 

Jim

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