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JH16v2 Custom?

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by TVbass, Jun 5, 2019.


  1. TVbass

    TVbass

    Aug 22, 2017
    Central Virginia
    Is anyone using the 16v2's . I see some guys that have gotten the 16's and have said great things about them, but I can't find reviews/opinions from bass players who have the 16v2's.
     
  2. And I

    And I Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2009
    Witchtown, MA
    $1,500 earbuds?? wow... i don't even have a bass that costs that much. they had better be great.
     
  3. TVbass

    TVbass

    Aug 22, 2017
    Central Virginia
    I feel you. Music gear + instrument ownership always exists in that subjective area of what's it worth to the individual. And to me, customized gear increases that subjectivity. My problem with the higher end CIEM is the fact that I can't try them already shaped for my ears without actually buying them. They will loan you universal models with same setup, but I know that will still be different to the fit/seal of a contoured set.

    I've heard comments from the 1st Gen 16 owners, and they love them. So they've peaked my interest....
     
    And I likes this.
  4. ofajen

    ofajen

    Apr 12, 2007
    92.4W 38.9N
    Oh, man, here and I thought it was an MCI 2" machine. Oops.

    Otto
     
  5. TVbass

    TVbass

    Aug 22, 2017
    Central Virginia
    I can see how that happened! Similar name.
     
  6. guts

    guts

    Aug 13, 2018
    I can't find any measurements of their performance besides a frequency response graph (not very helpful) but I can tell you that they do have a very flat response. They would at least be provably very good for most mixing and mastering type things.

    I don't think that they can outperform a really good pair of IEMs in the $50-100 range in any way that is appreciable to your ears, but that's not what matters to someone who is seriously considering buying them.

    You generally don't need to spend more than like $60 or so on IEMs to get performance so good that you can't even begin to hear the limits of how good it is. But the 16v2 are not about what one needs. Nobody needs them. If you want them though, I imagine you will be happy with them.
     
  7. TVbass

    TVbass

    Aug 22, 2017
    Central Virginia
    Thanks for the response! And you are probably right in that assumption about the performance of the 16v2s compared to a $50-100 set as far a what my ears/brain can detect.

    My issue is that my ear canals are oddly shaped, and universals never seal correctly on me. Over the years I've spent more money on tips and trying out different headsets thinking that that was my issue....Until I went to an audiologist and got my ear scanned/profiled. Now I know that custom is the most effective way for me to do in ear monitors. I could do custom tips on universal headsets, but I'm not sure I want to go that route either.
     

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