A Classic Flagship CIEM gets an Upgrade
Mon Jun. 8, 2015
The iPhone 4 was a legendary phone. I remember it vividly, because the original JH13 Pro- my virgin pair of Custom IEMs- and iPhone 4 both arrived in the exact same year. Ah, what a beaut. Years of research and development, of brilliant minds working on a problem, had come down to this. Accelerometer, Gyroscope, spanking new 3.5 inch screen, freaking Retina display, I simply had to have the iPhone 4 and I did. Game changer.
But you’re probably wondering why I’m telling this story. Well, this was also exactly what the original JH13 Pro felt like. We’d only ever seen what, 3 drivers in an IEM, and someone now had the audacity to double that. Six. The JH13 was so outrageous, the number 12 (6 drivers on each side) was not big enough for it. No, it needed a bigger name. A bigger number. Thirteen.
There is a saying in Chinese- “if the old is not discarded, the new cannot be obtained”. Fast forward two years later, and 5-inch Androids were seemingly everywhere. My beloved iPhone was looking more and more dated, and I’d begun entertaining some nasty thoughts of breakup. Fortunately it was at this precise moment- like a dramatic cloud descending from the skies- that Apple decided to discard the old. Finally, no more living with a 3.5″ screen! All hail the new iPhone 5!
Stop me if you’ve heard this before. That exact same year… I mean seriously, just take a wild guess what happens next. That exact same year… wait for it…
Bringing eargasms to grown adults since 2012. JH Audio proudly presents: the new JH13 Pro, now with Revolutionary FreqPhase Technology!
Form Factor: Acrylic Custom In-Ear Monitor
Damage: $1099 USD
Build Quality: Good. Shell is not very consistent in terms of transparency, but for the most part it’s okay
Accessories: Don’t know. Mine was an upgrade of the JH13 (non-FreqPhase), so it came with just a cable and a pouch
Somehow, cool as a cucumber, I’ve resisted the siren-call of the JH13 Pro FreqPhase all these years. I already owned the JH13 Pro, and I wasn’t going to pay full price for an upgraded crossover. Besides, my JH13 was fine as it was. Keep calm and carry on listening.
But then you probably already know how this story really ends. A few months ago, the fat lady burst magnificently into sweet, sweet, song, as Jerry Harvey Audio begun to offer an upgrade for their original JH13/JH16 series to the FreqPhase version. This calls for a Haiku.
Resistance is fu…
…tile. FreqPhase FreqPhase FreqPhase!
Please take my money?