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post #676 of 2471

IE800 is a very good pair of IEM that can sometimes WOWs you with proper source.

Personally I think they worth the money, and are more friendly to pop ears than CIEMs like the JH13 or ES5, which I have been using for a while.

post #677 of 2471
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Originally Posted by czqdtc View Post

IE800 is a very good pair of IEM that can sometimes WOWs you with proper source.

Personally I think they worth the money, and are more friendly to pop ears than CIEMs like the JH13 or ES5, which I have been using for a while.

You got them?

post #678 of 2471

Have anyone compared IE800 with JH16 Pro in term of sound quality? Currently, JHAudio is having 15% sales till Jan 1st 2013. I am very tempted to get a JH16 Pro. With 15% discount, the price of JH16 Pro goes down to about $970 (not including ear impression by audiologist). It is a no brainer to go to with JH16 Pro?

 

Edit: I just have to ask especially before spending a large sum of hard earned money on a custom iem like JH16 Pro which cannot be re-sell. By the way, Merry Christmas and have a happy holiday everyone!


Edited by weitn - 12/22/12 at 11:37am
post #679 of 2471

Weitn what sound signature are you after? The JH16 is more on the fun side with more bass. While the JH13 is a neutral IEM. Mele Kalikimaka to you too ;).
 


Edited by lee730 - 12/22/12 at 3:10pm
post #680 of 2471
Is the sale US only or international?
post #681 of 2471

If you are referring to JH audio you should contact them directly to find out. Would be rather strange if they didn't offer it to US citizens as they are a US company lol.
 

post #682 of 2471
Originally Posted by james444 View Post

Hope I'll find the time to wrap up my thoughts this weekend and post a short review, or at least some final conclusions.

 

Done.

post #683 of 2471

I've read a number of premature reviews on IE800, and I keep on stumbling on "hit and miss" phrase in those reviews. Is it really that bad?

post #684 of 2471
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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post

I've read a number of premature reviews on IE800, and I keep on stumbling on "hit and miss" phrase in those reviews. Is it really that bad?

It's a fantastic sounding IEM, even for a user who has been using top of the line CIEMs from day 1.

post #685 of 2471

I managed to audition IE800 at a local headphone store for around 30 min.

 

Have to say I love it.

 

There is probably just a tad too much bass, but the quality of the bass is just phenomenal.

Like what James said, the mids is amazingly clear and natural sounding.

Treble might be a little too hot for some, but I can take it (mind you, it's already quite at the edge for me).

Staging performance is very good, and the imaging and separation is just top notch for me.

 

I think I am in love...

post #686 of 2471

james444 seem to like EX-1000 more than his IE800. 

post #687 of 2471

I have the IE8 and all the while people complained about the bass bloat, I only wished the bass bump could be in a lower range. It seem by James444's description, the bass bump is indeed in sub-bass. That works for Pop, R&B, and Rap (at least for me).

 

Great mids is an absolute must for me and is described as quite the plus for the IE800. My next IEM has to outdo the Shure SE535 in this category.

 

I like good treble, but not exceedingly prominent. Ideally, I'd like natural tone quality (brassy cymbals, etc.) but not too sparkly (or hot) as to be fatiguing (I listen for hours on end while driving). The IE800 description so far sounds good.

 

Isolation, however,  is the purchase killer for me. The only reason for me to get any IEM is for maximum isolation in a modestly noisy environment.

 

I'm not thrilled with the fit issue description either. I like the idea of the size allowing good insertion depth, but that (apparently) is restricted. Also (apparently) the Y-split length disallows over-the-ear.

 

And where do they come up with the pricing for this single driver universal IEM?  Why not $100 more than the previous model if they fear cannibalizing sales?

post #688 of 2471
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Originally Posted by Joe-Siow View Post

I managed to audition IE800 at a local headphone store for around 30 min.

 

Have to say I love it.

 

There is probably just a tad too much bass, but the quality of the bass is just phenomenal.

Like what James said, the mids is amazingly clear and natural sounding.

Treble might be a little too hot for some, but I can take it (mind you, it's already quite at the edge for me).

Staging performance is very good, and the imaging and separation is just top notch for me.

 

I think I am in love...

 

I think I might have spotted you at Stereo :P

 

I loved it as well.

 

I compared them briefly to my JH13s.

 

Bass is prominent, but I never found it bloated, even compared to my JH13s.

 

Agreed on mids. They were actually the first thing that caught my attention, not the bass (might be my song, too).

 

Treble for me is not hot at all (compared to the 13s, at least).

 

Overall balance is quite good, beyond what I expected, partly because I'm under the impression that the IE line is very bass heavy.

 

Speed wise it's quite good for a dynamic pair, but there's a gap between these and the 13s.

 

Loved the build of the wires, but the cinch is way too high for wearing them over-the-ear. 

post #689 of 2471
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Originally Posted by LouisLoh View Post

 

Overall balance is quite good, beyond what I expected, partly because I'm under the impression that the IE line is very bass heavy.

 

Speed wise it's quite good for a dynamic pair, but there's a gap between these and the 13s.

 

Loved the build of the wires, but the cinch is way too high for wearing them over-the-ear. 

 

How would you compare these to customs?

 

At least in terms of sound quality.

 

I just find it kind of pointless to compare them with the ie8s or other company's high end offering given the price tag.

If it does perform on custom iem's level it might be worth getting considering higher resale value, and no time taken for mould and refittings.

post #690 of 2471
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Originally Posted by muscular View Post

 

How would you compare these to customs?

 

At least in terms of sound quality.

 

I just find it kind of pointless to compare them with the ie8s or other company's high end offering given the price tag.

If it does perform on custom iem's level it might be worth getting considering higher resale value, and no time taken for mould and refittings.

 

I haven't heard any dynamic custom IEMs if that's what you're asking. 

 

Compared to JH13s the IE800 has less perceived details, is slower, darker and warmer. But that's differences in sound signature, and pretty typical ones at that for BA vs dynamic.

 

I haven't compared soundstage and imaging but I did not get any impression that the soundstage of the IE800 is particularly narrow/shallow. I might be heading down to the retailer this weekend and if I do so, I'll take closer notice of these areas. I'm sorry I can't be of much help until then..

 

The general impression is that these wowed me.


Edited by LouisLoh - 12/24/12 at 2:01pm
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