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Originally Posted by mtthefirst View Post
 

Saw this on Fitear's fb. Want to try but I can't be at the Headphone Festival this week. :(

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Looks like he added high friction tips I like for TG334 that doesn't come with it.  Looks like the high friction tips that come with skull candy FMJ that worked well for me with 334.  Has Fitear having these white tips for awhile now?  When I had the 334, it was the black ones and the white double flanges, but didn't like either one of them.

 

I kinda like the change from black and red lettering for the right ear piece.

 

I wonder if these will be mass produced universals like how TF10 was like for UE?  Probably not..  


Edited by SilverEars - 5/9/14 at 2:47pm
post #2957 of 4928
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Originally Posted by Ra97oR View Post

Strangely enough, I found the bass from JH16 more bloated than the bass on the MH335DW relatively speaking. I wonder if your JH16 on custom cable too?

Used stock cables with my JH16s. Why do you find it strange that the JHs had more bloated bass? They were pretty much the bassist CIEM you could get when they came out!
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

Looks like he added high friction tips I like for TG334 that doesn't come with it.  Looks like the high friction tips that come with skull candy FMJ that worked well for me with 334.  Has Fitear having these white tips for awhile now?  When I had the 334, it was the black ones and the white double flanges, but didn't like either one of them.

 

I kinda like the change from black and red lettering for the right ear piece.

 

I wonder if these will be mass produced universals like how TF10 was like for UE?  Probably not..  

the white looks good.

post #2959 of 4928
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Originally Posted by vq_aus View Post


After quite a few hours at Jaben Singapore listening to the MH334s, 335s and the 435s, I've just put in an order for the 335s.

The key factor that led to this decision was actually swapping out the stock cable for Silver Dragons - this made a huge difference for me as the 335s with the stock cable was just a bit too bloated at the low end. The SDs really tightened up the bass and gave the mids and the highs a noticeable difference in detail. This combined with the promise of the SR mod was enough for me to choose the 335s.

In comparison, I loved the treble and soundstage of the 435s, but I really like bass (I'm coming from a non-FP pair of Jh16s) and the 435s just didn't have enough of it. Also, while I could listen to the 335s with the SDs for hours, I got quite fatigued by the 435s after awhile, simply cos of the level of detail in the treble range that they have. They're absolutely fantastic on the right kind of songs, but only if you're listening to a few songs at a time! Hopefully the SR mod for the 335s moves their treble signature in this direction cos thats the main area in which the 435s are better than the 335s for me.

vq_aus just wondering about your experience at Jaben Singapore? Going over for work in a couple of weeks and thought it might be an amazing opportunity to listen to some gear that I don't have access to in the UK. Sounds like my 'sound' preferences might be different to you. Just listened to the JH Roxannes, 16s, and 13s, and like the 13s the most! Clarity, detail, soundstage etc was better for me. Should i ring them, make an appointment, just turn up?? Cheers for any help!

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Originally Posted by Lukalop View Post


Not sure if you are aware of this but as it stands, UK is absolutely useless for auditioning gear. No meets here.

Not true Lualop!! You just gotta look a little bit harder! Do your research as people seem to be saying to you! ;)

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Originally Posted by designmaniac View Post
 

vq_aus just wondering about your experience at Jaben Singapore? Going over for work in a couple of weeks and thought it might be an amazing opportunity to listen to some gear that I don't have access to in the UK. Sounds like my 'sound' preferences might be different to you. Just listened to the JH Roxannes, 16s, and 13s, and like the 13s the most! Clarity, detail, soundstage etc was better for me. Should i ring them, make an appointment, just turn up?? Cheers for any help!

 

Just turn up during their opening hours.

Bear in mind though that normally Saturday will be very crowded and some popular models might be in high demand and your auditioning time might be short.

Weekdays during office hours is preferable (but not during the school holidays), especially if you want to take your time in auditioning the gears

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Originally Posted by designmaniac View Post

vq_aus just wondering about your experience at Jaben Singapore? Going over for work in a couple of weeks and thought it might be an amazing opportunity to listen to some gear that I don't have access to in the UK. Sounds like my 'sound' preferences might be different to you. Just listened to the JH Roxannes, 16s, and 13s, and like the 13s the most! Clarity, detail, soundstage etc was better for me. Should i ring them, make an appointment, just turn up?? Cheers for any help!

No need to make an appointment, just go ahead and visit them when they're open (12-9pm most days). They have most CIEM demos available, so allocate as much time as possible to just sit down and listen!

As for your music taste, it sounds like you might like the Fitear MH334s or 435s. I'm switching form JH Audio because I found that although the JHAs sound good, the Fitears to me are significantly better. Factor in their obviously superior build quality (compare their connectors side by side to JH's), and you understand why they're worth the premium over the JHs.

Hope that's helpful - let me know if you have any other questions!
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Originally Posted by designmaniac View Post

Not true Lualop!! You just gotta look a little bit harder! Do your research as people seem to be saying to you! wink.gif

o_O my word, another Londoner?! You have to help me out here dude, I have done extensive research and cannot find anything. Are you telling me you know places where this is possible. Where on earth did you audition the JH13, 16 & Roxanne?!!! I thought that was only possible in developing countries. I'm all ears!
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Originally Posted by designmaniac View Post

vq_aus just wondering about your experience at Jaben Singapore? Going over for work in a couple of weeks and thought it might be an amazing opportunity to listen to some gear that I don't have access to in the UK. Sounds like my 'sound' preferences might be different to you. Just listened to the JH Roxannes, 16s, and 13s, and like the 13s the most! Clarity, detail, soundstage etc was better for me. Should i ring them, make an appointment, just turn up?? Cheers for any help!

Just turn up and you will be well taken care of. My only advice is to bring your own music. That's the only way to test the demos because what they have may not suit you. Good luck! smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by Lukalop View Post

o_O my word, another Londoner?! You have to help me out here dude, I have done extensive research and cannot find anything. Are you telling me you know places where this is possible. Where on earth did you audition the JH13, 16 & Roxanne?!!! I thought that was only possible in developing countries. I'm all ears!
Developing countries? Seriously?
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Originally Posted by georgelai57 View Post

Developing countries? Seriously?

I meant developed* countries. Sorry about that, got them confused.
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Originally Posted by georgelai57 View Post


Developing countries? Seriously?


 I saw that... I just hope he can find "perfection" in JH audio.

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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post


 I saw that... I just hope he can find "perfection" in JH audio.
Some parts of the U.K. are developed, some parts are developing and some parts are undeveloped. One could say that of most countries too. The point is one shouldn't form general opinions based on nationality, ethnicity, cultures, etc.
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If i were living in the UK, I would not think too much about Fitear custom until a local dealer is around. Pretty much the same for me not to go out of my way for a pair of Spiral Ear...
post #2970 of 4928
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Originally Posted by Kiats View Post

Just turn up and you will be well taken care of. My only advice is to bring your own music. That's the only way to test the demos because what they have may not suit you. Good luck! smily_headphones1.gif

+1

Best to bring your own source with your own music so that you can see how exactly the IEMs you're testing compares to your present IEMs. If that isn't possible, then you can load your music into a micro sd and use one of the many DAPs at Jaben, but remember then you have to take into account two variables in your test setup - so the qualities you hear might not just be the IEMs, but the source (DAP) as well.

And make sure you give it a decent amount of listening time - don't expect to make an informed decision after listening to one or two songs.

Have fun!!
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