JH Audio Unboxing

Unboxing Impressions & Photos

JH Audio Stuff:

  • I love the hardcase packaging. Simple, professional, tough, functional.
  • Mispelling on the hardcase: what happens when people barely know you.
  • Build quality on the customs: First class. I have no complaints whatsoever. Suprisingly they feel significantly lighter than the Unique Melody Mage. I think JH Audio is using a thinner or lighter material for the enclosure.
  • Fit is great. Some people has some concerns about the fitting, but mine turned out to be great. The UM Mage has a very good fit, but the JH is better in the sense that they’re easier to put in and take out.

Awesome packaging. Even if the name is spelled wrong. You can stand on these boxes and the IEMs inside would still be safe.

The JH Audio Customs (3) and the UM Mage (the one with red color heatshrink on the cable connectors).

Whiplash Stuff:

  • Awesome build quality on the cables.
  • The TWAG cables for the JH Customs are very soft and flexible. Each strand are thicker than the stock cable, so it’s less likely to get ripped or torn. The flexibility is the best I’ve seen on a cable with this size. There’s almost no difference in flexibility to the original cables.
  • The HD800 cable is much smaller in dimension than what I’m using now (APureSound). The sleevings are dark grey color, and they look much better in person that my APureSound with Super Nylon sleevings. The cables are lighter and more flexible as well. The XLR and the HD800 connectors are quite fancy, and heavier than the standard/Neutriks used on the APureSound.

Whiplash TWAG cables, terminated in 1/8" Viablues. I'll probably reterminate it to Protector connectors.

The HD800 Cable.

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  • Reply June 9, 2010


    Wow, I initially thought it was some kind of jewelry pictures 🙂 In fact it is man's jewelry 😀

    Very nice warm color tone pics Mike! I like the bubble wraps background 😀

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  • Reply June 10, 2010


    The pictures have a under the christmas tree vibe to it. I guess christmas came early for Mike 🙂

  • Reply June 10, 2010


    LOL. Thanks for the comments, guys. 😀

  • Reply June 12, 2010


    Eagerly awaiting sound comparison to the Mage!

    • Reply June 13, 2010


      Hi RedSky. I will try to do a short comparison to the Mage. The first article that I'm going to publish on the JH customs are a comparison of the three models. Surprisingly, the JH5 does quite well even when compared to the more expensive models, so it'll be interesting to read about.

      The Unique Melody Customs has a different house sound than the JH Stuff. Technicalities, more or less the same.

      • Reply August 17, 2010

        jordan crenshaw

        now i got a question for you how excellent is the jh5 pro i hearding report that soundstage is small or ultimate ear 4 pro is a better deal and how is the midrange that the jh5 pro lack any midrange driver and could answer that at my email at [email protected]

  • Reply June 14, 2010


    Thanks! Looking forward to both 🙂

  • Reply June 18, 2010


    Wow! I'm an ardent fan of your site for a while now but this JH comparison is the best so far! Concise, honest and balanced!

    P.S Where do you get your endless cash-flow from? 🙂

    • Reply June 18, 2010


      Thanks for the encouraging words. Sometimes I really struggle to put the things I hear into words, and it really shows on some of the articles.

      Now, our cashflow is far from endless. Hence our gear come and go and we can't always cross check one product with something that we've written about in the past.

      Hopefully as the site grows we can allocate more budget for gear acquisition to make the reviews richer.

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