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post #526 of 6894

Not quite. 

post #527 of 6894
You don't get something for nothing at all I guess. Cheaper price, better resale value, no impressions requirement, etc... of the universal version normally come at the expense of lowered sound quality and well, 'individuality' if you will. It all depends on how large of a compromise you want to make.
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post
 

Universal Roxane !  Very tempting, but... besides the isolation that should be inferior, can we expect the same quality of sound ?   what do you think ? 

 

Don't know about the Roxanne, but I have a universal and custom version of the UERM. With a perfect fit, the universal version sounds in no way inferiour to the custom version.

post #529 of 6894
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Originally Posted by james444 View Post
 

 

Don't know about the Roxanne, but I have a universal and custom version of the UERM. With a perfect fit, the universal version sounds in no way inferiour to the custom version.

 

NOTE: So hard to replicate on each person's individual ears. :o I for one have never been able to get the same fit from a universal as a properly fitted custom.

post #530 of 6894
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Originally Posted by james444 View Post
 

 

Don't know about the Roxanne, but I have a universal and custom version of the UERM. With a perfect fit, the universal version sounds in no way inferiour to the custom version.

I'm not saying that you're wrong as I don't have that comparison but every universal tip I try on other IEMs seems to have some character. Oops, I see you said equal but not same.

post #531 of 6894

subscribed :3 

post #532 of 6894

we need a review or at least a detail impression soon. the suspense is killing me :popcorn:

post #533 of 6894

The Universal version is up for "notify when available", with a price tag of $1299 on HeadRoom:

 

http://www.headphone.com/headphones/jh-audio-roxanne-uf.php

post #534 of 6894

1) I wonder if Jerry will be willing to upgrade owners of the Universal version to full custom?

 

What I mean is that a Universal pair might be purchased by one person, not be to their taste, and then sold on to someone else who might really like it and thus decide to turn it into a full custom. It might end up costing a bit more that way, but on the flipside, it'd be less risk than going for full custom brand new (although, personally, I'd prefer to take the risk and just buy full custom version brand new from the beginning).

 

2) Does anyone know if the Universal is 'convert-able' to full custom CIEM form? (not necessarily by Jerry, I'm just asking, in principle)

 

3) And does anyone know if FreqPhase JH CIEMs can be reshelled by other companies like Fischer, or Unique Melody etc.? I would imagine the answer is yes, since the tubing could simply be lifted and implanted directly into new shells without altering anything.

post #535 of 6894

I'm sure it isn't but the experiment would cost a lot less to resell than a full custom would. In principle it could likely be done by a 3rd party but you lose all the other goodies in buying new. Backing assuredness of correct build, warranty etc and in a piece like this, the price of reshelling is likely close to the losses of reselling so I suspect that we have 2 distinct products that will stay what they are. 

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1) I wonder if Jerry will be willing to upgrade owners of the Universal version to full custom?

 

 

As far as i know, Jerry Harvey isn really a believer/fan of reshelling at he believe it damages the drivers and such things like that so he generally doesnt offer that kind of service. I'm sure this will be no exception

post #537 of 6894
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Originally Posted by Cotnijoe View Post

As far as i know, Jerry Harvey isn really a believer/fan of reshelling at he believe it damages the drivers and such things like that so he generally doesnt offer that kind of service. I'm sure this will be no exception
No JH Audio has a one year product cycle and reshelling would cut into its sales of new CIEMs.

Also, saying that reshelling damages the drivers cannot be true as refits can, in some cases, require a reshelling to get the proper fit.
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But people still want reshells nonetheless and instead they go to companies like unique melody for reshells. It would actually benefit jh audio if they were to reshell it themselves and gain the revenue from it. So basically whether they reshell it themselves or not doesnt affect new ciem sales since people are going to reshell regardless simply because there is the option to do so.

Also im just restating what he said in a video when he introduced freq phase
Edited by Cotnijoe - 11/15/13 at 12:30pm
post #539 of 6894
Sure it effects sales of JH Audio products because the reshell is not done by JH Audio the new purchaser always is left to wonder whether they are getting the FP sound.
post #540 of 6894
Im around the for sale/trade forum a lot and i can assure you that freqphase goes much faster than non freqphase.

Either way im not a ciem maker, im just an enthusiast. I will say this once more... Someone asked a question and i simply quoted what jerry harvey stated before on a very similar subject.
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