Roxanne sounds dark to me and the highs are laid back leaving me wanting for more which makes the k10's highs very very impressive for me.. The extension and especially the decay is really addicting.
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Agree. Roxanne's treble is really lacking compared to K10. It's either too sibilant (low bass gain) or too laid (high bass gain) back. JH13 FP does much better in the treble area.
Me too, I pick JH13 FP over Roxanne after burning in for 2 weeks..the sound didn't change much. I really want to stop believing this burn in thing, but there are just people keep telling me to burn in them properly before making comments..*_*
JH13 FP's mid range is more forward and neutral than roxanne. JH13's treble is more extended than Roxanne giving it high level of detail, clarity and resolution. JH 13's lower treble is more linear than the lifted one in Roxanne which can make the sound harsh/thin on some songs.
K10 to my ears is even a little more neutral and musical than JH13 FP.
Maybe that's due to different bass settings, but generally I find the vocals on 13 FP are more forward for me because it has more upper mid presentation, roxanne might have thicker vocals when the bass is turned up. I used a TWAG V2 cable on my JH13, so maybe it's not fair to compare, but JH13 FP to my ears has significant more treble extension, overall it's more transparent. I do understand your point about Roxanne being more detailed, because of the lift at 8K Hz. It throws the instruments even more forward than JH13 FP (that has better depth). But it lacks of micro detail and treble smoothness (not warmth) compared to JH13 FP. Roxanne has very similar mid and treble presentation compared to my old JH16 non-FP which didn't really impress me.
Anyways;) K10 is much better on vocals than both of these two.
you may want to ask the Wizard about burn-in with BA's... you might be surprised by the answer.
Sounds interesting. :) I just haven't experienced much from burn-in at all. Maybe they did change a little, I just didn't listen hard enough to notice them :)