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post #361 of 8284
Look up my profile I have a few of all. If you have cans iem,s are good for you then. But if you are looking iem,s that can rive last good can get the jh13 pro freak phase . It is extremely flat and well detailed . It has great music attack as well. I have not herd the Roxanne's but I do own the jh16 freq with the jh3a amp. And I do prefere to hear the 13 for its honesty. But if you like a little extra base but still have the clarity then get the jh16 fp . What cans are your fav right now.
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The price makes me puke a little in my mouth and then swallow it again. 

 

It would have to be better than all $1,500-2,000 phones and speakers for that matter to be worth it to me.

 

My stance is subject to change without notice.

post #363 of 8284

Just ordered a Roxanne set - My first CIEM - graduating from the Logitech UE 900 earphones, so very excited. I am a newbie to CIEMs. Can someone from Austin, TX suggest a good Audiologist from the list JH Audio has suggested on their site?

post #364 of 8284
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Originally Posted by robm321 View Post
 

The price makes me puke a little in my mouth and then swallow it again. 

 

It would have to be better than all $1,500-2,000 phones and speakers for that matter to be worth it to me.

 

My stance is subject to change without notice.

Oh come on, if it sounds as good as say, the LCD2/HE500/HE6, it's more than deserving of the $500-$1,000 increase in price due to the convenience of delivering an LCD2/HE500/HE6 experience in a pocket sized, no amp necessary package. That alone is worth $500 in gear.

 

That's why I asked if these things, or any CIEMs, are even capable of delivering that kind of sound quality. I basically was wondering what the upper limit of CIEMs are at right now in terms of full sized cans.  

 

ALRAINBOW,

 

Currently I use my Ultrsaone Pro 900s in terms of my portable full size that I take with me around places. It's built really well/sturdy, has respectable detail retrieval and sounstage/imaging while being a closed, isolating can. It also has very powerful and accurate bass that few other cans deliver. I can see myself getting the JH Roxanne, but at about 3.5x the price of the Ultrasone Pro 900, I am not sure if it will provide 3.5x the portability advantage and sound quality increase. It is cumbersome to carry around a full size headphone, but the 900s do fold well and have detachable cables. It can also be tossed around fine without breaking. I was originally going to get the HE6 for in home non-portable listening, but these caught my eye because if they can honestly be considered on the same league as the HE6, it might be more practical to get these so I can listen to summet-fi level sound both on the go as well as in house.  

post #365 of 8284
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I see. Unfortunately it's what I thought then. CIEMs < Full size headphones < Speakers. I don't think I'm ready to go from my full size portable, closed headphones to CIEMs by sacrificing sound quality for more portability - unless the JH Roxanne is easily/unquestionably better than most full size $600+ headphones. 

 

You're asking a difficult question and I don't blame you. Speakers by far is lightyears ahead of Headphones because you can "feel" the music. However, it gets closer, as AL have said, with Headphones to IEMs. I believe the trade off is really what portability is worth to you, rather than sound. Sure, TOTL headphones can sound much more relaxed and open than IEMs, but everyone's mileage varies, and if the -26db isolation and portability is more important, then go for IEMs. However, if this is not a very important factor to you, then I suggest just go the headphone route because after having switched back and forth multiple times, I just like headphones better and rather not spend incredible amounts of money on little portable IEMs whose sound I'm not going to even pay attention to when on the go anyway. 

 

Hopefully the guys who have heard the Roxanne can give us some unbiased abstract comparisons with TOTL headphones in terms of tonal balance, imaging, and soundstage.

post #366 of 8284
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Originally Posted by goldenSHK View Post
 

Oh come on, if it sounds as good as say, the LCD2/HE500/HE6, it's more than deserving of the $500-$1,000 increase in price due to the convenience of delivering an LCD2/HE500/HE6 experience in a pocket sized, no amp necessary package. That alone is worth $500 in gear.

 

That's why I asked if these things, or any CIEMs, are even capable of delivering that kind of sound quality. I basically was wondering what the upper limit of CIEMs are at right now in terms of full sized cans.  

 

 

I don't know your background or how much resources you have, but cans going over $1000 is absurd, but we just accept it as it is since we cannot change it. I'm saying, nothing "deserves" a whopping 500-1000 increase in price merely because of some improvement in sound... Unless of course you're a billionaire and $1000 is like a penny to you. :'( not to me...

post #367 of 8284
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Curious for a Shure SE846 vs. Roxanne comparison

 

I'm gonna be honest here. The SE846 really hasn't done it for me. After Currawong's finished evaluating my SE846, there's a very very very high chance I'm selling it.

post #368 of 8284
Guys and gals , we have had or still own both. As stated above there is an advantage for the headphone and iem . They both have there purposes . It's a very good question with a very complex answer. I think g gen said is correct.
post #369 of 8284

I don't know guys.  Starting with the JH13s in 09, IEMs caught up to full sized cans.  They won't have the sound stage size due to design.  But the information is all there. 

post #370 of 8284
Was wondering, since the inside of the casing is made of carbon fiber there won't be anything to dampen the shocks if it was dropped right?
post #371 of 8284
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Was wondering, since the inside of the casing is made of carbon fiber there won't be anything to dampen the shocks if it was dropped right?

Is there a damper for the other?
post #372 of 8284
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Is there a damper for the other?
well for the current case being provided by JH there's spongey stuff on the inside which provides some (not a lot) protection in case you drop your case. Doesn't seem to be the case for Roxanne
post #373 of 8284
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well for the current case being provided by JH there's spongey stuff on the inside which provides some (not a lot) protection in case you drop your case. Doesn't seem to be the case for Roxanne

Hmmm.. i think carbon fibre should ok to have spongey right? 

post #374 of 8284
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I'm a recent JH13 FP buyer.. and if I wasn't so damn impressed with the JH13, I probably would be a little disgruntled... but, I'm not.  The JH13 FP is amazing.  Period.

 

I'm sure the Roxanne will be impressive.. but I'm not going to be in a rush to get it... cause the JH13 takes a backseat to nothing I've heard (even the HD800).

That's a very very big call, pitting the JH13 FP against the HD800.

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Originally Posted by Mach3 View Post
 

That's a very very big call, pitting the JH13 FP against the HD800.


There's certain things the JH13 (or any custom IEM) will be unable to do vs a full sized phone.. like use the outer ear the way a full sized phone can (i.e. HD800) to present a larger soundstage space.. but in terms of pure detail retrieval, tonal accuracy, speed, accurate imaging/instrument placement, etc., the JH13 FP doesn't, in the slightest, play second fiddle to the HD800, IME.  One of the reasons I actually sold the HD800 was cause I realized that I prefer to use IEMs when I'm in the mood to listen with an ultra-resolving phone.  Isolation plays a big part in that (for me).  Also, the HD800 deserve some pretty nice upstream gear considering how well they scale.. while the JH13 need nothing more than a HQ portable DAC (like the ODAC) & portable amp (like the UHA-6S MKII) to show you just what it's capable of.

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