Case in point is the $1,599/set Roxanne from their “Sirens Series” of products. What’s so cool? Well, the Roxies are a twelve-driver-per-side design. Twelve. Twelve. There are four quad-armature “arrays” in each earpiece, which makes for one wickedly complicated device. I was lucky enough to get a pair made for me, so I’ll have more to say on these soon, but here’s a spoiler — I am amazed at how good these sound.
I was clued in to this entire segment late last year, mainly due to the enthusiasm that Head-Fi’ers have shown for this brand. From the $399 dual driver JH5 to the famously neutral reference-caliber JH-13 Pro at $1,099 and the full-range JH16 Pro at $1,149, JH Audio has been quietly redefining the look and sound that is available in this segment — and audiophiles have started paying attention. Well, I am paying attention. And now you are, too.
Anyway, if you’re looking for an in-ear product that can handily compete with top-shelf headphones (and not completely fubar your coiffure while doing so — don’t look at me like that, that’s important!), chances are you’ve already heard of JH Audio. But if not, check it.