Originally Posted by rainykchan
I personally would take these Chinese reviews with a grain of salt, since I don't think any of those have heard an actually custom molded roxanne, whereas I am a believer of custom molds being better than universal demos due to my own experiences.
Another thing is that there is currently a hype in these chinese forums saying non- mainstream custom iem such as em6, NT6 and 5 way, were better than jh, ue and westone products in every single way. Although I do believe that small companies could make amazing product, I am a believer in free market and I don't think big companies like jh would produce something with absolutely inferior quality and still be the most successful brand out there. I think there are a lot of biased views in these chinese forums and people tend to exaggerate when comparing equipment.
Yep, agreed, it all started from my multiple CIEM reviews. Although I tried everything, I mean everything to state that the review was my personal preference, experience and opinion and my perspective of listening music, some people just love to pick out single sentence or the "chart" and exaggerate 100 times, ignoring all other considerations I mentioned. Especially when most of them can only purchased one of the top CIEMs, they have no choice but hyping the product when they either haven't heard better or haven't got any extensive listening to other brands. And they will jump in every thread to say how good their CIEMs are, when the thread is not even related to their CIEM brands. So this sort of "hype" won't take long to spread in the whole site. I rated NT6 93, and JH16 is very high too (88),but die-hard JH fans on erji.net feel very offended in every way.
And people on erji.net are too afraid to hear there is actually something they haven't got is better than what they have, so they do everything to stop it from happening.
So when I say IMO NT6, SE5 or 1+2 is better than JH13/16, they will read it as these CIEM blows the craps out of JH audio. As far as the mini review above, yes, I would take it with a grain of salt too.
Edited by tupac0306 - 12/8/13 at 12:03pm