What is the Best Custom IEMs hands down? - Page 3
Read my post on the first page, I put on a link for the headphone company. They have demo units available for UK customers.
Just because it's flagship CIEM doesn't mean that demo units are unavailable heck you can just contact the CIEM manufacturers directly to see if they have any demo unit near where you live.
Thanks for this just contacted the company looks like they have several demo units but alas... no heir 8a
But I have read that the 8As are extremely similar in sound signature to ES5s just much more refined. I tried out JH13 and JH16 but they weren't good enough for listening to orchestral pieces. I tried them with an iMod as a source playing Mahler 8's finale :D.
- 552 Posts. Joined 2/2010
- Location: Connecticut
- Select All Posts By This User
I am planning on replacing my Shure SE535 as I find them good but still a long way off from the utopian audio experience.
There seem to be so many top top custom IEMs on offer and I am just so confused which one is the best. So far I have looked at UE18, JH16 and Westone ES5.
I listen to Classical music, piano and orchestral music mostly, vocal, jazz and some pop.
The one that sounds the best to you is the best. Period. A few years ago, I went with a friend to a place called Guitars International in Cleveland, Ohio. The dealer is one of maybe 5 dealers in the country that sells high end classical guitars. It is by appointment only. Most guitars here start at five thousand dollars, and quickly go above ten and twenty thousand bucks. The dealer told a story about a time he brought an instrument to a hotel where some world class classical guitarists were staying because of some big performance. He brought it to one player, who thought it sounded terrible, and was not interested in the guitar at all. Then he brought it to the other player who immediately fell in love with it and bought it. Remember, these players are world class, have extemely refined ears, and hear nuances in the color pallete of a guitar that is limited to but a few players. So - Which player was right? Both of them! If I think a $10 set of Walmart buds sound better than your set of $1500 customs, I wouldn't be wrong, just different. I may even be stupid or tone deaf, but not wrong. LOL! Enjoy your search!!