JH Audio 13v2 Pro Universal IEMs
The JH13Pro, a favorite among audiophiles, has been upgraded to a new driver and crossover technology in these 13v2 Pro Universal Fit IEMs.
The JH13v2 Performance Universal Fit IEM features Eight Balanced Armatures, a Steel Tube Waveguide, and Moon Audio 4-pin connector and cable, with +10db of adjustable bass per ear.
Enhanced extension, clarity and soundstage characterizes these iems.
What more could a music lover ask for?
- Newly redesigned 3D Printed Universal Fit shells
- Custom Mahogany faceplates with Teal oversized JH logos
- 8 Driver configuration, powered by SoundrIVe technology: Dual Low, Dual Mid, Quad High
- Integrated 3-Way Crossover
- Triple Bore with FreqPhase Steel Tube Waveguide
- Moon Audio Cable with 4-pin locking connector
- Variable bass output, adjustable from the on-cable Attenuator (0 to +12db)
- Noise isolation 26db
Custom Feel, Universal Fit
All Performance Series IEMs feature an ergonomic shape, designed and 3D printed for maximum fit and comfort for every ear whether listening to music or performing on stage.
The 10% up angle of the sound bore and refined shape of the ear bowl and helix area provides a custom-like fit and seal like no other Universal IEM.
I won't bore you with more of the background story, so...
Here are my initial impressions:
Build quality seems superb. The 3D printed shells look and feel very rugged, but comfortable. Tubes are steel so no issues there. The 4-pin connectors seem solid as well. The mahogany faceplates are a nice touch.
Overall Sound Quality:
These come with the bass turned up to the max on the cable attenuator. With my AK300, bass was more than i like for most stuff i normally listen to. I turned the bass to half way, much more balanced. With my coworkers AK70, the bass was almost obnoxious. That's a whole other topic - how different his AK70 and my AK300 sound with these IEMs..as well as his Noble IEMs. As Drew from Moon Audio said, the 13V2 are the most linear in the JH lineup. I can't vouch for that statement as these are my only JH earbuds, but i can agree that these are very flat, linear compared to the other IEMs i've listened to. Overall sound is very clean, clear. Not the widest sound stage, BUT on live tracks it's nice being able to hear about how big the room is where the track was recorded.
The bass can be described as warm, smooth...not punchy...not boomy. Blends well. Very deep, rich bass on drum&bass stuff. Warm and natural on the classic rock tracks.
Not very pronounced. I'd say you'd be looking at a slight U curve on the EQ. Personally, i'm not much for mids, so this doesn't bother me. If i had to be more specific, i'd say there was more lower mid...which could just be the tracks i've listened to so far.
Very clean and detailed. There isn't a great deal of "sparkle" with these. I like a little shine when i hear a crash cymbal or a guitar solo, but i don't hear that. Not necessarily a bad thing. Again, these are supposed to be considered very linear.
While i'm trying to be very objective about these...I'm very pleased with my purchase. They are great for a wide variety of music genres. I may explore other JH Audio IEMs as well as other Noble in the future. Big Thanks to Drew!
What surprised me is that they're also far better than the Audeze LCD-2s with top-end ALO cables on my home system. They are almost holographic in terms of how the music is portrayed.
I haven't heard any custom IEMs, but it's hard for me to image how they could be much better than these.