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post #106 of 200
Yeah, I would definitely have to agree: custom artwork is of the utmost concern when considering a Custom IEM...not. Let's get our priorities straight, SQ first- who cares about GQ?
post #107 of 200
Great Caesar's Ghost! Me a designer and I didn't think of coming up with my own artwork. Still, I went for the Candy Blue for "quiet cool".

Those glossy red-and-white TopGuns do make me wonder what design I might've come up with.....
post #108 of 200
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Originally Posted by milkpowder
I'm very pissed off that it's going to cost 700+ quid for the UE10Pro.

Anyhow, this is the website of the official Europe Westone dealer: http://www.variphone.com/

They actually have the equipment to make the earphones so it's not a transatlantic transaction at all.

Here's the email conversation I had with their rep:





It will cost 508 quid altogether not including audiologist's fees (maybe about 50 quid).
Sounds reasonable to me and the customer service seems great, variphone her I come
post #109 of 200
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Originally Posted by Wmcmanus
Of what? The case they come in or the IEM's themselves? I don't get it.


More info from www.inears.com
post #110 of 200
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Originally Posted by Wmcmanus
Hey, if that's not the AD2000, I don't know what is!!!

It may be time to order a pair of these little rascals. Just what I need, another pair of... oh, never mind, there's no sense in fighting it. Threads like this do me in every time!
You're not the only one. Just when I was wondering what sounded like the ES2 in a full-size package, you have to go and drop this wallet-crushing bomb in my lap Oh well, I'll have to add yet another expensive headphone on the "will buy eventually" list.

It's a good thing I don't have a huge budget to play around with or I'd never leave my house.
post #111 of 200
Don't bump this thread up!
I have my ear's impressions sitting here just waiting to be sent.. since last friday

*you don't need it, you don't need it*
post #112 of 200
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Originally Posted by jdimitri
Don't bump this thread up!
I have my ear's impressions sitting here just waiting to be sent.. since last friday

*you don't need it, you don't need it*
i'm the owner of the red ES2 whose pics someone has re-posted in this thread. i say go for it; since you've already gotten the ear impressions done, they should be put to good use
post #113 of 200
so any chance to know how es-2 compare to ue-10 ( that is - any chance there's a completely mad head-fier who is going to own both ) ?

sorry if I'm not going reading the whole thread
post #114 of 200
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Originally Posted by boodi
so any chance to know how es-2 compare to ue-10 ( that is - any chance there's a completely mad head-fier who is going to own both ) ?

sorry if I'm not going reading the whole thread

I'll give it a shot...
REALLY love the ES2s. I think they are incredible and I personally don't think Westone gets as much attention here on head-fi as they should, although I am glad to see a few more taking the plunge.

The ES2s have a killer midrange and a nice tight bass that is present with a touch of warmth without being overbearing. The presentation is a bit more upfront, particuarly in the midrange. The ES2s are a fun, lively IEM and I think can do all different kinds of music well. To me they are the happiest doing rock and roll but thats just my opinion. iMod iPod > Zynsonix EYS > Hornet > ES2 combo can't be beat. This is the combination I spend the most time with and could be happy if this were my only set up.

In comparison to the UE10s, the ES2s sound a bit more colored and warm. This is not a negative, merely an observation compared to the UE10 which is clean, clear and tight but can also tend to be a bit cold. The UE10s are no doubt an incredible IEM and can do clarity and detail like no other. iMod iPod >ALO Cotton mini to Cardas Rhodium Cryo'd RCA > Larocco PRII > UE10 is sonic bliss.
post #115 of 200
Just got an email from westone....apparently my right impression was damaged in shipping, and I have to go get new ones made...*sigh*

I hate waiting...
post #116 of 200
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Originally Posted by Scotty757
Just got an email from westone....apparently my right impression was damaged in shipping, and I have to go get new ones made...*sigh*

I hate waiting...
Ouch that unfortunate
What did you ship it in?

Btw, i'm sending mine off tommorrow
The delay was (other than the cost, obviously) because solid colours appearantly tend to have uneven colours like the one in this thread http://www.sgheadphones.net/index.php?showtopic=6221
The westone guy that replied to my e-mail said:

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The "uneven" colors happen when people have smaller ears and we need to remove more of the material from the inside of the mold to install all the electronics. Without seeing your impressions I cannot say 100% of there will be any lighter colored spots. This happens on a very small amount or earpiece we make. With the black this is less common to happen as well.
So yeah, i'll send it off and if he says it's going to be uneven, i might change colours to clear.. i'd really prefer not to though, i think clear iems look like hearing aids
post #117 of 200
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Originally Posted by Scotty757
Just got an email from westone....apparently my right impression was damaged in shipping, and I have to go get new ones made...*sigh*

I hate waiting...
Oh no! Make sure you put them inside a Jiffy bag (paper bag with bubble-paper lining), then inside a sturdy box with padding and packing stuff (eg newspaper, styrofoam bubbles, scrap paper, more bubble-paper, "air"-bags).
post #118 of 200
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Originally Posted by boodi
so any chance to know how es-2 compare to ue-10 ( that is - any chance there's a completely mad head-fier who is going to own both ) ?

sorry if I'm not going reading the whole thread
Digihead is the mad Head-Fi'er you're refering to. He's got the UE10Pro, ES2 and the UE5c. I think that's insane

(I'm just jealous)
post #119 of 200
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Originally Posted by digihead
In comparison to the UE10s, the ES2s sound a bit more colored and warm. This is not a negative, merely an observation compared to the UE10 which is clean, clear and tight but can also tend to be a bit cold. The UE10s are no doubt an incredible IEM and can do clarity and detail like no other. iMod iPod >ALO Cotton mini to Cardas Rhodium Cryo'd RCA > Larocco PRII > UE10 is sonic bliss.
My take from this is that neither is "better," they are just different.

That said, when dollars are added into the comparison, the ES2's are a "better" value.

Did I get this right?
post #120 of 200
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Originally Posted by milkpowder
Digihead is the mad Head-Fi'er you're refering to. He's got the UE10Pro, ES2 and the UE5c. I think that's insane

(I'm just jealous)
And.. sensaphonics and ES3

BTW, i sent off the impressions today.. what have i done?
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