Then he attempted to use that idea in the jh3a design.
Maybe Jerry didn't understand what intellectual property is...
I would say that is right on about the Roxanne's. I wish I had the opportunity to try both somewhere, but no one has them around here.
The Roxanne's have a thick sound, and the treble roll of makes that more noticeable. I was hoping for a JH13 type sound but better. I am huge on treble and could do without bass (which is why I wasn't interested in Noble). Bloated bass turns me off no matter how good the rest of it is.
The one thing that's similar with the Roxanne and my Grado HP-2 is that they take a song or two to start to drift off into their world. they have a darker sounding treble, but overcome that making it worth it. No other phone or IEM I've heard with laid back treble interests me other than these two.
Unfortunately, my right ear doesn't have as good a seal as the left causing me to send them back for a second refit, but I was just starting to get into them again. Its just that they are very musical and addicting even though my preference is the complete opposite. I was really surprised to hear Tupac mention them sounding analytical. I hear the exact opposite.
are u sure if i don't take them off during my entire workout , sweat will not creep in ?
I've been wearing my CIEMs in the gym for around 5-6 years & haven't had any issues (OK one HF driver failed on my UE11s but it was under warranty & I asked them what had caused it & it wasn't from getting wet).
If they don't seal perfectly or you sweat a considerable amount (like me...) then occasionally you may feel a dribble of sweat running inside your ear. I normally take the IEM out, wipe it & my ear & carry on. That's the extent of it really...
Just to be clear, from talking to multiple owners of CIEM companies, moisture WILL damage the acoustic filters in CIEMS and, over time, reduce the sound quality. The good news is that you probably won't notice the loss of quality as you'll get used to it over time. Just like the hearing loss most people get from listening loud...
Keep your CIEMS away from moisture, don't wear them right after you get out of the shower, store them with moisture absorbing materials if you want them to keep sounding great.
The imaging and vocals can sound a bit "blur" on certain songs. Although roxanne is warm (I would rather say dark), it does still has a touch of analytical feature: the so called boring type of "neutral" that people normally refer to. But as Kunlun said, it will still sound amazing to CIEM newbies IMO.
Okay so the Roxanne will sound amazing to newbies. That's the least we can expect from a TOTL.
Question is: will it sound amazing to people who already own a top-tier CIEM?
If i understand correctly, it won't.