Now, I've always admitted I'm no IEM expert, or even a big fan of em!!
But, it was fate, and luck that I was the first to actually write about the JH-13 Pros (pre- Freqphase) for Positive Feedback!!
I knew Jerry from my days at Atlantic Records - he used to handle the in-ear-monitors for our top artists!
So when I saw him at CanJam 09 I didn't know he sold Ultimate to Logitech and started JH-Audio!
GREAT man, cool as hell too.
The JH-13s did something for me, sound-stage wise and their capability with regard to re-creating a sense of air and space,
a sparkle there that I didn't think the Roxannes
couldn't possibly best...
Well, not only do the Roxannes - IMO, throw the deepest, widest soundstaging I've heard in high end IEMS,
but their bass response is wickedly fast and controlled. That sort of bass was admittedly missing on the JH-13s for me -
as I LOVE over-ear, or on-ear. But the Roxannes slam with such authority in the low end and lower midrange,
and they have amazing detail retrieval and such dimensionality.
Roxannes and the AK240 - WHOAH - silky mids, gloriously extended highs, and the bottom is so solid, but it actually sounds
a BIT bloated down there next to the Glove Audio A1 playing the same tracks at 44.1/24-bit - but the Glove is still
The soon-to-be-released Glove Audio (under CEntrance) A1 DAC/Amp for OG AK 120 & 100!!
I'm using my AK120 as storage here - but the Glove Audio A1 and Roxannes kill the new A&K players (AK100 II & AK120 II - IMO)
and its gonna be $599!
But, in the meantime - once again, for me, JH Audio has refined the edge of the sonic arts in IEM music playback.
I'm blown away - I could never sleep with IEMs in, even the JH-13s - but the fluidity of the sound of music through the Roxannes
is so textural, so dimensional that I forget about em!
and that's the goal of ANY Hi-fi system to me: whether high end two-channel in-room, over-ears, on-ears, - I wanna connect to
the music so bad I forget about the gear, as it's just the vehicle.
DAMN - these are just other-worldly for me,
in terms of their overall gestalt and sound clarity and coherency - DAMN again!!!
Full reviews coming!! love the folks at JH Audio too...