Quote: Yes, well said. I agree. For the entire 2012 I had JH5 and W3. Really hard to compare the 2 and take anything away from it because the W3 is a universal. Generally, I would rate them even. I loved the W3 for the large soundstage and big full sound while still getting plenty treble detail. The JH5 was also very full sounding and had just as much treble and even a better midrange but the soundstage was a bit smaller so I call it a draw. JH5 are my workout headphones (almost 3 years now!) and W3 are for everything else. But SE535 may beat them both with my UM56 tips.