JH16s Custom In-Ear Monitors
Review By: ~ Downshifter (Full Metal Rock Editor)
Behold the God of Sound!!
Finally a product that delivers the best quality, in Sound, craftsmanship, materials, overall design, appearance, and built to last.
This is by far the best in ear monitor/headphone that I have ever used or tried out over the years, and I have tried many having attended Namm for the last 12 years.
The JH16s astonishing clarity can be attributed to its highly effective ear canal seal, way better than universal in-ear designs, so with the JH16s you hear so much less sound from the world outside. I tested the JH16s for this review with various formats and various eq settings and I am still blown away.
From Ipod, to Vinyl on a turntable, cd, Stereo, and various file formats on pc and mac: mp3, wav, flac, wma, aiff, ra, and others. I was able to hear some songs differently then I had ever heard them before, picking up on sounds and even some layers I never noticed before. I even gave these monitors a spin with some DVD, and Blu Ray movies.
I used Nine Inch Nails, Black Sabbath, Pantera, Slayer, Ministry, Volbeat, Led Zeppelin, How to Destroy Angels, Yes, and Stevie Ray Vaughan as my test music. And the movies Walk the line, and the Original Gone in 60 Seconds.
Simply Amazing! and like I said before, Behold the God of Sound!!
Now to get that custom ear canal seal, there is a simple process. I had to go see a local audiologist for a visit. An audiologist aka ear doctor. This was way too easy, there are about a dozen in my zip code. The whole process took about 15 minutes. I met with a friendly and cute Doctor, I took a seat in her office, she took a quick look in my ears, and explained to me what she was going to do. The process was non invasive, I sat in a chair the whole time a didn't even have to remove my hat. She squirted silicon into my ears with a syringe. I had to sit like that for about 3 to 5 minutes while it set, and that was it. I left the audiologist with the molds, that I sent to JHAudio, I also enclosed a usb stick with some .jpgs of some art work I had in mind. Being Custom, JHAudio will even put artwork on the finished product.
Starting at: $1,149.00
Double dual low-frequency drivers offer lower distortion, increased headroom and greater detail and accuracy, for a very sweet 16.
Proprietary Precision-Balanced Armatures
Double Dual Lows, Single Dual Mid, Single Dual High
Integrated 3-Way Crossover
Noise Isolation: -26dB
Input Connector: 1/8" (3.5mm), Gold-Plated
Frequency Response: 10Hz to 20kHz
Input Sensitivity: 118dB @ 1mW
Impedance: 18 Ohms
2-year Warranty on Parts & Labor
IN SIMPLE TERMS:
SOUND: BAD ASS! BEST PRODUCT ON THE MARKET
CONSTRUCTION: FULLY CUSTOM, BUILT TO LAST They even put artwork on them, and my initials on the inside of each one. Also easy to tell right from left.
TARGET CUSTOMER: INDUSTRY, PROFESSIONAL but I would recommend these to any serious music listener.
LIKES: The fact that the wires are replaceable, as I always tend to snag, tangle, or slice these. With The JH16s they are designed so well, I will never need another pair ever. Just some new wires.
BONUS: The Custom case personalized with my name, Built tough as hell, and I think it is even waterproof.
FULL METAL ROCK GIVES JHAudio 2 THUMBS Up
I will be spreading the word to all my friends, network peeps, and industry insiders.
Behold the God of Sound!