Perhaps you've seen my other threads, quick recap: Have had UE TF10 for 3-4 years, wanted something with more bass, but the same or better mids/highs.
Tried 5EB, mids/high completely inferior to TF10, realized that I don't want to sacrafice mids/highs for bass. Thought about getting IE80... then just decided I'll do it once and be done... time to go custom.
UM Merlins were my first choice, upon further reviews I read that although they are a different type of bass, I fear they may be TOO unbalanced for my liking.
But honestly, there were two things that really shifted me from the UM Merlins to the JH16.
- Reviews said the UM Merlins bleed. They are vented for the Dynamic Driver, and though it isn't bad, at high volumes people around you can hear it. I travel... while on the plane I like to rock out... I don't want to be "that guy" who everyone around him can hear his music. It pisses me off when others do it.
- If I'm going to do customs, do it once, then be done. JH16 are the best... go big or go home. (is this really a valid reason? I think so).
So, I'm posting this here because I'm going to the Audiologist next week for impressions, then sending payment and impressions off to JH.
Does anyone have a reason why I shouldn't buy the JH16 other than "they are over priced" or "I want them you jerk, i hate you" =P
My biggest flaw so far is the lack of a VI cable for my iPhone... the cable JH sells is FUGLY... the mic is huge... I'm going to try and modify my TF10vi cable and make it work.