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Lost my SM3! Replace with CIEM?

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Hey guys, mentioned in the JH13pro appreciate thread I lost my SM3. Being curious about the JH16 since I auditioned them 2 years ago, I'm keen to check out JH as a replacement.

 

Important note

I'm deaf on the right side, so I can only listen to one side of an IEM.

 

I was told to ask if JH actually would allow me to buy half a CIEM, cause it would be too costly to buy a full CIEM and only use half of it. I feel pretty much sold on the JH13pf, and would prefer to just buy the left side of it.

So anyway, I did ask, and Annie said they could create a stereo piece for one ear, JH5's or JH10x3, combining both side's drivers into one ear.

 

So JH5: 2 bass , 2 high drivers on the left,

JH10x3: 2 bass, 2 mid, 2 high drivers on the left.

 

How exactly would that turn out?! Assuming the sound signature remains the same, and the JH5 was said to be similar to the JH16's sound signature. Slightly warm, slightly bassy - I'm not sure I'd like that. I auditioned the JH16 2 years ago, and it was really engaging, but a little overwhelming. Then, I might not like a 4 driver JH5?

 

I've not heard much about the JH10x3, much less JH10x3(x2), but I've read that it's pretty neutral. Neutral is nice yeah, but I still want something fun. So JH13fp sounds like just the right middle ground?

 

Cost wise, the JH5 obviously stands out. I'm not sure how missing the mid driver affects the whole thing, But if I'm allowed to buy half a JH13fp, I will take that over a combined JH5. I'm not sure why I'd need a stereo piece for one ear...just play mono tracks?

For whatever reason, I can hear everything on the SM3 on one side..not sure if it's the way it's constructed. Crossover thing? Is this not applicable for the JHs? Pardon my ignorance. Just like to listen to good music =)

 

JH10x3(x2), I'm not so sure.

If there are other CIEMs out there that can entertain half-deaf guys like me without having to pay for both sides, that'll be cool too. Also, I'm aware I missed the black friday deals so...

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Bumps...Anyone?

 

Don't suspect many people having much experiences with having both sides of a JH5 or JH10x3 on one side but, any guesses how that would sound?

Also, how would a JH5 compare to an SM3? I really liked the airy feel of the SM3. I wouldn't call it soundstage myself as...well, technically listening to only one side, I can't truly tell soundstage, can I? It is very..."immersive", even if it's one side.

How about half a miracle? Or half a 1964? JH was nice to offer me alternative options, would like to ask the others =)

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