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Spoke with my CIO about using my productivity budget on a pair of custom IEMs and it seems like it's going to get approved. What's the current consensus on which one is preferred here?

 

I like the ER-4 sound sig. I greatly preferred my im716's over my Triple-Fi 10's. But they broke so I'm stuck using the TF10's.
 

As for budget, as long as it's under $1,500. 

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while I am a bit of a fan of the JH line the 16s may have too large a bass hump for you if you prefer the ety signature. They are fast like the etys and the bass does not obscure the miss and highs like the UE universals I have heard. In the end the bass quantity of the 16s may throw you the 13s have a mid bass hump but it is less pronounced  and may fir the bill here. 

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I have the JH13 and don't feel like I need any more bass (I also like the Etys though). I would get them over the JH16 if I were buying now. I doubt there are any other custom IEMs out there that compete.

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I have the JH13 and don't feel like I need any more bass (I also like the Etys though). I would get them over the JH16 if I were buying now. I doubt there are any other custom IEMs out there that compete.

 

I think the Westone ES5 does well. The JH13 is more exciting, and is more coherent (better imaging) but the ES5 is more neutral...though a tad rolled-off up top. Both are really good IMHO.

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Thanks for all info! 

 

I was under the impression that most customs were priced below $1,500. The 16's are listed at $1,149.

 

And thanks for the link!! I'll check the link out when I have some time.

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I stand corrected.  I think I was remembering the price of JH16 + JH3A, but with the current "freqphase" iteration, the JH3A is no longer necessary (by all accounts).

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I know the talk was JHA has trying to fix their customer service issues. I'd probably never buy anything from them again, but for those newly considering, has it improved?

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Jeffy seems pretty happy with his.

 

And I don't think you should discount current owners -- cables still break, drivers still break, they still need service, so that question goes to current owners, too.

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I think the Westone ES5 does well. The JH13 is more exciting, and is more coherent (better imaging) but the ES5 is more neutral...though a tad rolled-off up top. Both are really good IMHO.

 

I like mine though I don't listen to them very often.  They were quite the value IEM for me. :laugh:

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