- Oct 22, 2008
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- Oct 22, 2008
What about them causes them to hiss? Is the internal amp too weak, and causing this issue?
And also to answer your question further Riceball, Gregor and Solid Snake3 have mentioned a bit earlier in this thread that the JH5's sound fantastic amped or unamped.
Edit: Holy crud, I had no idea this hissing would be so maddening, especially on those quiet classical pieces...
I'm not sure what causes them to hiss. Part of it is probably that the JH5 are pretty sensitive.
On the hiss issue, I get a tiny bit of hiss out of my Ipod Classic 7th gen however it is minimal enough that it is a non-issue when listening to music. My Clip+ is as close to dead silent as I have found in a portable. The JH5's are quite sensitive in that I get incredible amounts of hiss out of my laptops headphone out. Before with my CK10's and Eterna's the hiss was bad but not crazy. I plan on getting a DAC sometime soon anyhow although I really don't use my laptop as a source much.
I have confirmed that my left ear impression could use a bit tighter seal. It's not bad but it seems like just a millimeter thicker would be awesome. I can get a perfect seal on the left ear if I push the bottom part of the custom in a bit farther although it loosens up if I move/walk around too much. The right one is absolutely perfect though. The left ear was actually molded first and I think I waited a few seconds to open my mouth while with the right it was already open.
Might try the nail polish thing on the left as I don't know if the millimeter or so is worth sending it all the way to JH the more I think about it.
You could do that but at your own risk. Any modification such as this will void your warranty with JH5 in case anything happens. I did the nail polish thing with my left ear after a couple of months due to laziness and to figure out exactly where the issue was.
If you do the nail polish something to save a couple bucks could be to use Hard as Nails by Sally Hansen. I was at a local CVS(drug and pharmacy store) and it was only $3 while the nail polish was around $5 more expensive. It's basically a clear nail polish but if you want to remove it you might need a different product. Just do it one layer at a time and not too much for one layer. I waited around 20-30 minutes to dry just to be sure although it probably takes only a few minutes. The fit on my customs is much better now and the left ear doesn't lose seal as easily. I still have to apply another layer or so to make it as good as my right.