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Fiio X5 Thread - info updated on Jan 17th 2014 - Page 754
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I may be in the minority when I say this, but ciems are superior to cans of any kind. Sure cans may give bigger soundstage (possibly, but lesser full sized cans have less) but after a year with my 16's, any cans I put on sound like I'm listening to music from inside a cave. You don't realize how used you are to those reflections and resonation until you've gone to something better, then come back. And then it eats at you, you can't go back to full sized cans anymore. Even open back cans sound closed in compared to my jh16's, I can only imagine how much better the jh13's can be. It's strange that although the jh16's and 13's are also sealed off, they have NO HINT of that cave sound.
For example, I recently got the HE400. When it first came out, people were praising it for its airyness and soundstage. While I like the resolution and detail, it sounds like its coming from a cave and so I only use it as a gaming headphone. My beats and turtlebeach are just unbearable in comparison, I used to like these too.
I really can see that you feel the way you do, but I have no experience that cans make me feel like I'm in a cave. However, neither am I particularly bothered by any effect of sounds being "in my head." The UM-modified TF10s do not exhibit that character and I assume you know they are not cans.
I am not comparing CIEMs to Cans. I wish to get a comparison between ones with the qualities of the aforesaid and the JH13s so I can get a better reality on whether I should spend my savings on the JH13s, so if you can help me with that, that is what I'm looking for.
Is that the one for can$54.00?
I ordered that one and found it rather cumbersome for my pocket. The X buttons were somewhat harder to get at and I like the tongue covers from the thin fitted cover that comes with the X5. The LO and CoAx jacks are exposed to whatever dust might leak in.
On the other side, it has space to carry around extra TF cards. Hope that's the one you were looking at.
This is the X5 case on my wishlist: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KRJHLB0/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=1KV7I8ZI0W8KO&coliid=I991R709BUXZO
I hope that works for you.
It's not leather but faux-leather but this is the one I like. I didn't want you to miss checking it out. It has a belt-clip which is a feature I had hoped for for the X5.
Edited by Ripvanlink - Today at 8:40 pm