Summary: JH16Pro Freqphase Custom In Ear Monitor
8 driver, triple bore design
10hz - 20 kHz
Impedance: 18 Ohms
I once met Jerry about 10 years ago when he was still with Ultimate Ears. At the time, I had no idea this man would eventually design one of the coolest, most shockingly yummy and satisfying headphone experiences ever. Sonic Gold, my friends. Sonic Gold, indeed.
Summary: Damn - I wish I had bought these IEMs years ago. This is just an unbelievable improvement in comparison with my UE 10 - which were breathtaking in 1996. The JH16 just explode with attack and bass slam - but are just terrific across the entire sound spectrum. It's like having a portable $50K stereo in your pocket.
Pros: Lots of detail with a wonderful transparent soundstage - with great slam on the bass.
Summary: I have to say the JH16Pro Freq-phase are outstanding. < That's the short version for those who would post TL:DNR (too long : did not read). Take advantage of the 15% off pre-Xmas sale NOW!
Associated Gear: My impressions are with my iPad 3 using lossless music and Pico Slim with TWag LOD, as well as with CCK and Pico DAC, and also right from the headphone jack of the iPad 3, iPad mini, and iPhone 5.
Pros: Impressive sound for the price, reduces my need for a $5,000 Stax SR-009
Cons: Is too much isolation a real problem? No mic on the headphone cable for iPhone.
Summary: This is an initial impression of the JH16s right as I got them out of the box.
I gave these monitors a 3-star value because these things really are expensive. I wouldn't call this the "perfect" monitor with the "perfect" sound you're looking for. But these do sound very very good. Nothing comes close to the quality you see and hear on these monitors.
If you have the budget, then go get it.
Summary: I orederd a pair of JH 16Pro IEMs in May. It is now June 15th. Since ordering the first pair, I have returned at my cost of $21.15 each time, the IEMs three times. Each time, Caleb Ellis, who manages the department that makes the IEMs, said he could not explain what had happened.
The left IEM of the first pair fitted perfectly with the impressions I paid an audiologist $100 to make and send to JH Audio in Florida. The right one was painful.
Summary: Perfect fit first try, using a closed mouth ear impression. Funny thing is that this thing hits my ear bones. For some reason, my ear canal is not soft tissue, it's hard bone. I can't even wiggle it, it stays in place, and I may even break it with my ear canal if i press hard against it. If it were any bigger or smaller, it would not of fit. The wierd thing is that the seal stays even when I talk, or make facial contortions.
Pros: Very accurate and revealing, insane bass ability
Cons: will amplify any bad sources to the point of insanity
Summary: Paid about US$1200, including custom fit, and am overseas.
A very highly detailed and balanced IEM. I have an iPod only filled with audiophile grade music. Put in anything else, and you hear warts and all of lesser recordings. I use this with my portable set up, which is played through the CypherLabs DAC and the Go-Vibe Porta Tube amplifier. Cables are ALO but I really did not notice any difference with any good quality cable used.
Pros: Highly detailed, well controlled bass, good tonal balance
Cons: Cost, comes in two versions (coupled with JH's own amp)