I am about to purchase customs and I am not sure which ones to get. I narrowed it down to JH13/16 (probably the 13) and the UE18 but have not seen many reviews on the UE18. Yesterday I went for impressions and I was able to sample all of these headphones and I was blown away by the UE18. However, the 13/16 were the older version and not the new freq-phase models. So I am not sure how the newer models would compare to the UE.
This is what I gathered so far, and I would greatly appreciated if the more knowledgeable readers can assist me.
Packaging - UE18 hands down
Customer Service - I heard JH is much better than UE
Sound - Forgive my ignorance or lack of jargon but I felt that the UE18 made the music come alive without turning up the volume too high. Everything was so crisp and detailed as if each and every musical instruments was vying for my attention. When I turned up the 13's I started to hear it as well, but not like the UE18. The 13's seems to be "fast" and "clear" and the 16's just seemed a little off. I am not a bass head but would love my music to "speak" to me in a accurate way. I am also concerned that the UE is a very old model verse the JH models; meaning no new versions have come out in some time.
What are you thoughts oh knowledgeable ones?
Thank you very much!