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Have you heard any other CIEMs? You've mentioned your love for your JH13s quite a few times in this thread thumb.gif

Well, I've owned the JH16s and don't have them anymore...

I auditioned the Westone ES5, UE18 Pro and UM Miracle and I'm sorry to say I didn't think it was a fair fight. That could be because they were universal demo versions.

And again, it could be because I've spent the better part of four years listening to only them (well, also Klipsch Image X10s for the gym), but I'm not impressed by any headphone anymore unless it has a very unique coloration (e.g. MDR-R10, W30000ANV). The JH Audio sound philosophy is ideal to my sensibilities.

It's fair to say I'm probably a fanboy when I spend the majority of the time I audition with HD 800s or SR-007s wishing I was listening to my JH13s instead.redface.gif
Edited by friend'scatdied - 5/23/13 at 5:26am
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Currently testing out this $5 mod...

So far it has made the headphones more comfy as my ear is no longer touching the steel mesh covering, it's taming those shrill highs in everything I wanted it to, and it has improved bass impact a bit.

 
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post #15763 of 38089
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Sory am a bit of a audio noob

Only thing i have is a Onkyo TX NR808 surround receiver

Does that have a amp/dac???

Most receiver have a DAC and amp in them and can definitely work in outputting to your headphones. I personally prefer a DAC/Amp setup because 1) It was made with audio quality as a priority and 2) it is a heck of a lot smaller. Receivers are great however if you want something for a surround sound setup without using surround sound computer setups.
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post #15764 of 38089
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Since we are on the topic...is there a reasonable sized speaker amp that I can look for to run from my Asgard 2, and output it to my speakers (Cerwin-Vega D-3/kinda vintage)?
 
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post #15765 of 38089
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Most receiver have a DAC and amp in them and can definitely work in outputting to your headphones. I personally prefer a DAC/Amp setup because 1) It was made with audio quality as a priority and 2) it is a heck of a lot smaller. Receivers are great however if you want something for a surround sound setup without using surround sound computer setups.

Does that mean i need an DAC/Amp or is the the NR808 good enough?

For its time it was the 4 model down from the top and it cost a small fortune
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post #15766 of 38089
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Does that mean i need an DAC/Amp or is the the NR808 good enough?

For its time it was the 4 model down from the top and it cost a small fortune

The receiver is good enough for most headphones, though it seems to go up to 230W at 6 ohms max, making it a not ideal match for the HD650 which is rated at 300 ohms.
Edited by OC'ing Noob - 5/23/13 at 10:06am
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The receiver is good enough for most headphones, though it seems to go up to 230W max, making it a not ideal match for the HD650 which is rated at 300 ohms.

I have the HD 598 now and Tjj226 Angel said they are horrible

I could go as high as the HD 700 but if i need more hardware to drive them then i really dont feel like its worth spending that much money
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post #15768 of 38089
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I have the HD 598 now and Tjj226 Angel said they are horrible

I could go as high as the HD 700 but if i need more hardware to drive them then i really dont feel like its worth spending that much money

I think Tjj226 prefers the HD 580 over the HD 598 because the HD is much closer to the HD 600/650 and the 598 is a newer/different design I believe. I cannot speak to the HD 700 as I have not listened to it yet, but at that price range, I strongly recommend taking a look into the Audeze LCD-2 or HiFiMAN HE-500. I really like my LCD-2 personally and they are by far the most beautiful headphones I have seen or owned. The Fostex cherry wood ones come very close in looks.
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post #15769 of 38089
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Currently testing out this $5 mod...

So far it has made the headphones more comfy as my ear is no longer touching the steel mesh covering, it's taming those shrill highs in everything I wanted it to, and it has improved bass impact a bit.


Glad you are enjoying them more after the upgrade. Grados have always been mod friendly and finicky about positioning. biggrin.gif Make sure to take the time to properly adjust the headband to your head too.
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Glad you are enjoying them more after the upgrade. Grados have always been mod friendly and finicky about positioning. biggrin.gif Make sure to take the time to properly adjust the headband to your head too.

I think I spent about 10 straight minutes with the headband last night in my spurt of frustration and desperation to not hate them, haha.

However, I am satisfied with this. Went to the RadioShack in town and walked straight to what I needed. Was out in 3 minutes tops.

I turned them inside out, and wrapped them over the mesh cover, and they are thin enough that it makes the L-Cush pads fit on them perfectly and even better, in fact. Comfort has also significantly improved. I've had them on my head for nearly 2 hours now and I have absolutely no complaints. The sound is overall more dark, but bass details are brought out a bit, and I am satisfied with them. Even makes hip hop, rap, and dubstep more enjoyable with them.
 
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