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post #226 of 6766
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Originally Posted by ComradeDylie View Post

JH13s are so easy to drive you need to mod some portable dac/amps such as the CEntrance HiFi M8 (ironlung mod)

 

Do you really need this mod? I mean M8 can be set to 1 ohm output impedance and I tried a couple of sensitive IEMS (e-Q5) and I personally don't hear noise/sibilance when no track is playing. At least on my M8. I have a JH16 coming and I will find out soon.

post #227 of 6766
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Originally Posted by ComradeDylie View Post

So discman and walkmans werent really portable either right?

There is few other amp that so much smaller, at least make them equivalent to dap size, I'm sure they can sell better.
post #228 of 6766
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Originally Posted by anasztasia View Post

The question now would be iphone + amp vs DAP...

This is ultimately up to you to decide.

post #229 of 6766
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Originally Posted by sling5s View Post
 

I think Jerry realized the JH-3A was a bust and came up with a more practical, attractive and functional option.  The JH-3A had way too many bugs.   The JH-3A really left a bad experience that makes me hesitate ever buying another JH product.  


what happened to JH3A?

post #230 of 6766

I preorder it last week...I was going to get JH13 freqph. but Roxanne is here.  I'll take her home!

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Short answer: I listened to the JH13 and the Roxanne at CanJam and ultimately went with the Roxanne.

 

I will say that the first time I listened on Friday night I was hearing a shrilling/tizzy unnatural high from the cymbals in Dire Straits "Walk of Life".  Another person was hearing the same thing on his set, we swapped out our gear a number of times and still heard it.  Listened to it on three different set-ups and did a direct comparison to the JH13 and UERM's.  The only one that sounded 'off' was the Roxanne.  Jerry listened to our concerns and said he would look into it when he got back the office.  He was very interested in hearing our impressions and did not get offended at all.  I am very impressed with his passion and willingness to listen and his genuine response.

 

Follow-up: I went back on Sunday and talked to Jerry about it and he said it was probably due to the seal witht he universal tips they were using, so he helped me get a good seal on both JH13 and Roxanne and the tizzyness was not there, and that solidified my impression that the Roxanne was the one for me.

 

I know I would be perfectly happy with the JH13's, but the Roxanne seemed to me to have a slight edge in soundstage and definition. I also liked the fact I could tune the bass. As someone mentioned earlier this would be handy for matching your tracks or just your 'Need for Bass' at times.  Overall I am very excited about getting these and very thankful to the JH crew for their patience with me as I monopolized the end of the table for a long time switching back and forth comparing the different rigs and IEM's.  My ears are still recovering from the rough treatment they got.

 

Also forgot to mention that these will be my first set of customs, or actually might be my second as I also order the UE7's which will probably get to me before the Roxanne's, heh, poor wallet took a big last weekend...


Edited by bearFNF - 10/19/13 at 10:27pm
post #232 of 6766
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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post
 

Short answer: I listened to the JH13 and the Roxanne at CanJam and ultimately went with the Roxanne.

 

I will say that the first time I listened on Friday night I was hearing a shrilling/tizzy unnatural high from the cymbals in Dire Straits "Walk of Life".  Another person was hearing the same thing on his set, we swapped out our gear a number of times and still heard it.  Listened to it on three different set-ups and did a direct comparison to the JH13 and UERM's.  The only one that sounded 'off' was the Roxanne.  Jerry listened to our concerns and said he would look into it when he got back the office.  He was very interested in hearing our impressions and did not get offended at all.  I am very impressed with his passion and willingness to listen and his genuine response.

 

Follow-up: I went back on Sunday and talked to Jerry about it and he said it was probably due to the seal witht he universal tips they were using, so he helped me get a good seal on both JH13 and Roxanne and the tizzyness was not there, and that solidified my impression that the Roxanne was the one for me.

 

I know I would be perfectly happy with the JH13's, but the Roxanne seemed to me to have a slight edge in soundstage and definition. I also liked the fact I could tune the bass. As someone mentioned earlier this would be handy for matching your tracks or just your 'Need for Bass' at times.  Overall I am very excited about getting these and very thankful to the JH crew for their patience with me as I monopolized the end of the table for a long time switching back and forth comparing the different rigs and IEM's.  My ears are still recovering from the rough treatment they got.

 

Also forgot to mention that these will be my first set of customs, or actually might be my second as I also order the UE7's which will probably get to me before the Roxanne's, heh, poor wallet took a big last weekend...

Hi Bear, how are ya? Did you get the CF shell? I'd want the Siren just for the CF... Ugh so sexy.

post #233 of 6766
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what happened to JH3A?

Let's just say it's a poor product due to bad luck in choice of manufacturer. I honestly think they should have gone local and not international...

post #234 of 6766

Thanks for the inisght, bearFNF. :smile:

 

Am really intrigued by the (very few) impressions available for the Roxanne and coming from the old JH13 (pre-freqphase), am wondering how much improvement is there over the JH13 (old) and JH13 freqphase. Just to get some bearings among the JH models.

 

I've heard the demo of the JH13 freqphase & JH16 freqphase during the recent Mook festival in Singapore. They sounded like a whole different customs from the original. Different and better i might add. And Jerry was (and is) such a class act. Amazing guy in real life and it was really an honor just to hear some of his insights on the JH series.

 

That said, am frantically putting together the cash for Roxanne. I'm sure she's worth every penny. :biggrin:

post #235 of 6766
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Originally Posted by Girls Generation View Post
 

Let's just say it's a poor product due to bad luck in choice of manufacturer. I honestly think they should have gone local and not international...

are you having problem with your JH3A?

post #236 of 6766
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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post

I know I would be perfectly happy with the JH13's, but the Roxanne seemed to me to have a slight edge in soundstage and definition.
Thanks for the impressions, but just to be clear, the slight edge in soundstage and definition is the only difference with JH13fp, to your ears at least? I am not sure it would be that interesting at the price in that case. I personally do not care for the bass boost. I think iems sound good as they are or don't, it do not want to boost their bass.
post #237 of 6766
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Thanks for the impressions, but just to be clear, the slight edge in soundstage and definition is the only difference with JH13fp, to your ears at least? I am not sure it would be that interesting at the price in that case. I personally do not care for the bass boost. I think iems sound good as they are or don't, it do not want to boost their bass.

 

+1 - The premium price doesn't seem justifiable for me if the only difference between these and the JH13FP is slightly better soundstage and better definition. 

post #238 of 6766

JH13 is good enough that the only difference you're ever going to get can't be great. The Roxanne is a way to own better versions of both the 13, 16 and perhaps even allow for the bass balance of a uerm while allowing to adjust for environment. JH is still a pro oriented company and the bass needs for on stage, mixing and production work can be quite different.

 

Consumers tend to like different bass levels as well. Hard to find the bass balance you want in top customs without owning them and spending a few hundred more to assure yourself of not having that worry and losing a lot more by swapping to something else isn't such a bad idea, especially if the overall performance is also better in other areas. 

 

That said, I'm happy with my 13s.:ksc75smile:

post #239 of 6766
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Originally Posted by gmahler2u View Post
 


what happened to JH3A?

It got sorted with a change in design and affiliations, is being sold and works great according to those that now use it. There were some severe teething pains and delays but I don't understand why folks can't let that go and talk about what the current product represents. Not for me as I don't want to carry an amp but the Roxanne shouldn't be a replacement. They are different animals.

post #240 of 6766
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Originally Posted by goodvibes View Post

JH13 is good enough that the only difference you're ever going to get can't be great. The Roxanne is a way to own better versions of both the 13, 16 and perhaps even allow for the bass balance of a uerm while allowing to adjust for environment. JH is still a pro oriented company and the bass needs for on stage, mixing and production work can be quite different.

Consumers tend to like different bass levels as well. Hard to find the bass balance you want in top customs without owning them and spending a few hundred more to assure yourself of not having that worry and losing a lot more by swapping to something else isn't such a bad idea, especially if the overall performance is also better in other areas. 

That said, I'm happy with my 13s.ksc75smile.gif
I am not saying the product is stupid or that the price is not justified. I am just talking for myself so you do not need to defend the features...I do not care for tunable ciems, may it be with a bass port or whatever. That is just me. And if it is not a step up from the jh13 but just a very slight improvement, I am not sure I will put the extra 600. But that is just me and I have not heard it. I might hear it, fall in love and buy three.
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