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post #16 of 49
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Originally Posted by Fizz View Post

You're oversimplifying it. 

There's a lot more that goes into making custom IEM's than just driver count.

Im obviously knew to this haha. Care to explain?

post #17 of 49
It's all about tuning. The number of drivers is not necessarily directly preportional to sound quality or sound signature.
post #18 of 49

More drivers doesn't always =better sound but it cant hurt biggrin.gif

post #19 of 49
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So im getting molds made saturday. is it worth it to get the comply soft wraps that jh offers on their website?

post #20 of 49
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So im getting molds made saturday. is it worth it to get the comply soft wraps that jh offers on their website?

No

 

My JH5 came with them and I tried it and didn;t like them. They left a sticky residue like certain kinds of tape do and was annoying to clean.

post #21 of 49

The music coming from custom IEM's tend to sound more cohesive and , yes, tuning has a lot to do with it.  I've probably spent $5,000 on IEM's and the JH5 was probably the best bargain, sound for dollars

post #22 of 49
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Originally Posted by Spyro View Post

  It is a great all-rounder and truely improves with amping.  JH5 can go very loud with zero distortion.  It's a big bold sound but not all bassy.  Imagine W3 without the bass hump and a bit more midrange.  THAT is JH5.   Great IEM!    Hope that helps!

Edit:  Depending on the tips used with W3...I am using complys and the JH5 is a little brighter sounding versus W3 with complys.

 

I currently own both W3 and JH5.  I use the JH5 for execising which is an everyday affair for me and I have done this now 19 months since I owned JH5 and no problems whatsoever.  I have sweated gallons over this time using the JH5.  I am very pleased wityh no quality issues.  Comfort is the same.  While a custom comfortably fits in your ears lets not forget it is engulfing (fitting) you entire ear cavity so may feel a bit weird the first few days.  Also the acrylic customs weigh 2-3 times more than a universal.  But overall comfort is same as with complys and W3.  But W3 certainly significantly lighter. I enjoy the sound of both equally.  It just depends on the type of music and recording.


Edited by Spyro - 5/12/12 at 12:39pm
post #23 of 49

i prefer w4, if you want a pair of custom, get jh13 directly~~~i like EM better~

post #24 of 49
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Someone stole my debit card number and i had to cancel it. my closest bank is two states away. I guess I have to wait until I get sent a new one to get them... balls

post #25 of 49
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Originally Posted by Laslo View Post

Someone stole my debit card number and i had to cancel it. my closest bank is two states away. I guess I have to wait until I get sent a new one to get them... balls


Well, I tested the JH5 demo and I think I prefer it over the W4, to the point that I may have regretted getting my W4R. Well, that just leaves you more time to reconsider and think! Cheers. 

post #26 of 49
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Is there any particular place I should purchase the JH5s. From JH Audio, Headroom, etc...

post #27 of 49
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Is there any particular place I should purchase the JH5s. From JH Audio, Headroom, etc...

Dealing directly with JHA is probably the way to go.

post #28 of 49

JH audio, they're the ones that'll be making it after all.

 

go through the ordering process, assuming you already have your impressions. there are detailed instructions on their site.

post #29 of 49
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Alright let the waiting game begin
 

post #30 of 49
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Is it normal to have to email them to get the order comments updated? They've had my impressions for 2 weeks and they just said that they received the impressions.
 

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