Originally Posted by Shini44
so far on head-fi all did order Universal but me, seems like people had fit issues before :P will each ear isn't the same though, some people didn't ever encounter one fitting problem ever and some get nice fit after doing a refit twice.
i bought the universal mentor as well.
sort of have the same ear symmetry problem. and i've sold several dozen universals due to fit issues
some people don't like long acrylic molds in their ears (removal and insertion and general feeling re insertion depth or isolation - e.g. occlusion problems, or hearing your heart-beat or breathing)
(universals are) easier to take out, (ymmv on insertion to get a seal depending on ear and tip)
lose less resale value if you don't like the sound or fit
usually smaller in the size and isolate less (re hearing yourself walk) \
sound wise - tbh I'm not sure there's a difference if you have a good seal/and fit isolation-wise
Dude, why all the JH hate...? From the Roxanne thread I understand that you got these from first impressions, without actually demoing them.
if he's going off 'second hand impressions' meh - but oh well. nothing wrong with thinking it won't fit your sound signature preferences and at any price level sound preferences play a large part. Personally I love my JH16fp, but went for mentor for the same reason (a - universal, b - probably sounds similar bass-wise but with the house UM sound with a twist on top. Having owned or heard a few UM IEMs I'm happy-ish to go on that)
>Then, you went for the Mentor without actually seeing any impressions at all...
I did that too. Well, second hand ones in the first post. wherever they came from. + fr chart.
Weird masochism and borderline insanity on my side
(I still like my Merlins and liked some of the other UM products, but there's a chance I'll hate Mentor and it'll float into the FS section soon after getting it
). I'm counting on Stephen and UMLab to make it on time. nooo pressure Edited by svyr - 12/30/13 at 11:18pm