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I got second-hand JH5 from one of friend. Has anyone tried that? How about it sound ?

 

 

Thank You

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My feeling on these sorts of mods or shelling univrsals is always the same. You got it because you already like what it is. Whu risk screwing it up?

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Would you be adding a mid driver? Ive seen mixed results with people doing the add on drivers..

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Originally Posted by goodvibes View Post

My feeling on these sorts of mods or shelling univrsals is always the same. You got it because you already like what it is. Whu risk screwing it up?

 

Not so. It is a way to recycle parts because the IEM is otherwise no longer usable for whatever reason

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BTG will recable for less. You only need to consider how much tips affect sound to have a clue about this. Tube length alters acoustic resistance as well. More than a few customed TF10 owners have been disappointed fror instance. Heir Audio tried to have their electrically identical 4ai and 4a sound the same and all that have heard both talk about a clear deviation. How well will a 3rd party do after the fact? I'm a tweak but I know that if I want a custom, I'll buy one designed to be so. This tossing extra drivers into IEMs thing is marketing. Do you think JH came up with his Jh5 with no R&D or ear tuning? Maybe you could one off a something like this and make it sing....for more than a jh13. It's my opinion and I'm sticking to it. wink_face.gif

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My post stated exactly that; there might be more reasons to reshell than cable detachment. If a repair is not possible then you either have to bin them or recycle the parts in a reshell. There is no controversy as you are making it out to be in repetition for no reason

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I can't see it possibly sounding better than a stock JH5.  What type of driver would you be adding?  Midrange bass or treble?  The JH5 is a dual bore.  Which bore would you decide to send the driver through?  The one that the bass driver is going through or the treble?  Maybe flip a coin and see what happens?

 

There's more that goes into slapping a custom together than....well...slapping a custom together.  The 2 drivers in the JH5 are tuned knowing there are only 2 drivers in mind.  It does all 3 frequencies proud and adding another driver would screw this up IMHO. 

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My post stated exactly that; there might be more reasons to reshell than cable detachment. If a repair is not possible then you either have to bin them or recycle the parts in a reshell. There is no controversy as you are making it out to be in repetition for no reason

??????????? If it's more than a recable on a universal, the drivers are bad. Nothing to recycle.  Btg can recable a shure 530 which are notoriously difficult.

 

Adding a driver is very controversal. The only repitition comes from rephrasing the same thing while ignoring the info given. Seems folks are more about trying to be right than helping others. In this case, I'd reshell as is and enjoy an extremely well designed CIEM. Hard to do in the first place. Messing with it includes substancial risk.


Edited by goodvibes - 2/11/13 at 3:08pm
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