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post #46 of 56

Welcome, nice to see another IEM company. Sent you guys an email expressing my interest. 

 

I'd be interested in reviewing the IEMs. Here are some of my previous reviews. 

 

 

Any idea about the prices? 


Edited by lin0003 - 4/26/14 at 6:26pm
post #47 of 56
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

Hi Billson

Counter view points to yours.
  1. Agree on the tips - important to have enough to get a good fit.  I personally think 3 x silicone and 1 or 2 foam would be good.  Also a triple flange if its within budget.  The good thing about triples is that they can easily be modified to doubles.

     
  2. Case - totally agree - even a semi-soft shell case can be useful.  Rock Jaw - have a look at the HiSound Audio case.  They're small, easily fit into a pocket, and durable enough to protect your IEMs.  As long as the cable is flexible enough to be easily wound - that's all you need.

     
  3. Detachable cables - don't agree with you Billson.  I have had a few IEMs with detachable cables - and never had the cable "fall out" when in use.  The great thing about detachable cables is that if your cable is damaged - the IEM doesn't become a throw away.  So for the budget line, a fixed cable is fine (to keep the cost down).  For more top of the range - a detachable would be a welcome step up, and is a feature many people would like.  In fact - if you're talking about upper mid-range for IEM's (around the $200 + mark) - I personally think having a detachable cable starts to become essential.  It's one of the few things I don't like about the DN-1000 cable.

My 2c.
Agree but it is best to have some sort of notch to avoid the IEM from falling off our ears and that's something that may add cost. IMO for the price Rock Jaw is offering, I think it is not a must to have one.
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

I think Rockjaw is not in a position to drastically change their new IEM lineup. They made a conscious decision to not over accessorize their headphones so they could focus on quality over quantity. They mentioned a new set of tips because that is a change they already made and one they can do within budget. Adding cases and such would change thier whole packaging requirements etc. So aside from making notes for a possible deluxe model where they include a whole bunch of extras I think we are stepping way outside of the box on them. Introduction of a remove able cable being doubly outside of that box.

But casing is quite essential for IEM IMO but I could be wrong smily_headphones1.gif

Price for Rock Jaw products are listed in their website smily_headphones1.gif
post #48 of 56

Again - as I think I may have been misunderstood .....

 

Billson - you said

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 No, we do not need detachable cable for IEMs! It only give struggles...

 

I take it from that - you haven't used many (and maybe not any) IEMs with detachable cables?  I've had several.  None with a single issue such as you described.

 

What I'm suggesting is that if Rock Jaw were to come out with a TOTL release, I personally think detachable cables are something they should consider.  For their current range - not required - even the Kontrol is only ~ USD 200.00.  But above that point, you're starting to get into some HQ IEMs (competition).  That's when I think detachable cables come into their own.

 

For me personally - if I was spending USD 250-400 and two similar IEMs were on the market, one with and one without - I'd go detachable every time.

post #49 of 56
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

Again - as I think I may have been misunderstood .....

Billson - you said

I take it from that - you haven't used many (and maybe not any) IEMs with detachable cables?  I've had several.  None with a single issue such as you described.

What I'm suggesting is that if Rock Jaw were to come out with a TOTL release, I personally think detachable cables are something they should consider.  For their current range - not required - even the Kontrol is only ~ USD 200.00.  But above that point, you're starting to get into some HQ IEMs (competition).  That's when I think detachable cables come into their own.

For me personally - if I was spending USD 250-400 and two similar IEMs were on the market, one with and one without - I'd go detachable every time.

No you did not misunderstood. After reading your comment, I think you are right xD do have experience with deteachable cable but maybe not as long as you but. I have always worried that they may fall off and I recall I have heard someone's UE900 falling off but I could be wrong. smily_headphones1.gif
post #50 of 56
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

Nice review, you kept it simple while touching on all the main points. Just out of curiosity what genres were you listening to?

I personally don't mind the lack of replaceable cables as I would rather have more money put into the driver design than selling features like that. The lack of quality tips is a non issue for me but I hope it doesn't hurt Rock jaw in regards to sales and online reviews at store sites like Amazon.

 

Glad you found my review constructive, I tried to keep it pretty critical. I listen to a lot of genres, my playlist mostly includes; rock, punk, ska, jazz, orchestral, OST's and many strong vocal tracks.

 

 

Seems I sort of derailed the thread with mentioning detachable cables. At this price bracket I do not find it an issue, however anything ~£150's and above I would definitely find advantageous. 

post #51 of 56
Thread Starter 

Thanks for all the feedback guys.

 

We have now sorted including memory foam tips in with the HYDRA, ARCANA & KONTROL in S/M/L sizes and will be included in all future models, ALFA GENUS we are hoping to have sorted within next couple of days. Sadly no room in the packaging to include a case. Be we are looking into it.

 

I will announce testers this afternoon and will post a new thread for that.

post #52 of 56
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Originally Posted by Rockbob View Post
 

Thanks for all the feedback guys.

 

We have now sorted including memory foam tips in with the HYDRA, ARCANA & KONTROL in S/M/L sizes and will be included in all future models, ALFA GENUS we are hoping to have sorted within next couple of days. Sadly no room in the packaging to include a case. Be we are looking into it.

 

I will announce testers this afternoon and will post a new thread for that.

Great, look forward to it. 

post #53 of 56
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Originally Posted by Rockbob View Post
 

Thanks for all the feedback guys.

 

We have now sorted including memory foam tips in with the HYDRA, ARCANA & KONTROL in S/M/L sizes and will be included in all future models, ALFA GENUS we are hoping to have sorted within next couple of days. Sadly no room in the packaging to include a case. Be we are looking into it.

It just got more exciting! xD

post #54 of 56
Thread Starter 
post #55 of 56
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Originally Posted by Rockbob View Post
 

Tester announced here http://www.head-fi.org/t/716429/rock-jaw-testers

Great! Thank you very much!

post #56 of 56
Yes, thank you for being selected. I look forward to putting through the paces what ever gear you select to send my way.

Should be fun smily_headphones1.gif
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