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Westone UM3x


Pros: Sq, clearity, bass, natural, neutral

Cons: To neutral sometimes and to unforgiving for bad sources

To keep it short..try him with a cowon d2., another neutral sounding source..u will be surprised how it sounds


Pros: Separation, Soundstage, Mids

Cons: Bass is nice and controlled, but no impact. Treble is too veiled.

Genres I listen to : Metal/Rock - Dream Theater/Megadeth/Metallica/Eagles/Scorpions


Songs I listened to when testing: The Dance of Eternity, Stream of Consciousness(Dream Theater); Little Wing(Stevie Ray Vaughan); 2112 Overture(Rush); Wind of Change 2000(Scorpions)


Overall Impressions:


The Westone UM3x provides excellent instrument separation, good sound stage and very good mid response. It's bass is controlled and tight, but provides no punch and impact. Treble is nice,detailed and clear but is too laid back and often seems veiled. 


Build Quality: 


Build quality of these earphones are extremely tough and durable. I've dropped them on the floor, accidentally knocked them onto tables/chairs but they still look good as new. The wires which comes together with the UM3x is braided and tough with zero microphonics. Having said that, they tangle easily and can be really annoying at times. 





Westone UM3x

The new UM3X uses the latest in balanced armature technology, with a true three-way crossover configuration that delivers incredible smooth response without accentuating any particular band of frequencies. The UM3X was built from the ground up for professional musicians that want a well-balanced monitor for their performances. The UM3X are for stage monitoring and target the musicians' market.

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