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post #1231 of 2524
I've addressed my complaints with the E500's several times but as far as balance between them and the E4C I would say the E4C is too lean in the bass but if amped by a Hornet, Super Macro, PRII or another bass heavy amp they can be very enjoyable. My biggest complaint about the E500 is the vocals... they sound sooo distant and so out of image compared to the rest of the music. There is no way to compensate for this. I'm glad you love them, many people do... and many people don't. I prefer a intimate vocal presentation... the E4C's do it well and the UM2's do it well and the ES2's do it very well.

This is about as pointless as a Grado vs. Senn debate... we each have complaints and praise that are not in agreement, big deal... some people love Coke and hate Pepsi; different flavors for different tastes.
post #1232 of 2524
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hmmm, so i wonder how the scans would look on us folks who like prog rock that combines the compositional logic of classical music with the power of rock music.
In that case, I believe both areas would be lit! Though in my experience, I've yet to come across any prog rock that reaches the same level of genius as great classical masterpieces, in terms of architectural complexity and true thematic development and mutation. And please don't get me wrong, I LOVE indie music.
post #1233 of 2524
I know it doesn't change much, but it is worth noting that the E500 does sound quite different when using different tips (not shocking I'm sure). I've honestly found the new foam tips to work the best. The vocals seem to be more alive. I put the stock tips back on before and did not like what I heard....

Needless to say, I'm sticking with the foam tips.
post #1234 of 2524
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This is about as pointless as a Grado vs. Senn debate... we each have complaints and praise that are not in agreement, big deal... some people love Coke and hate Pepsi; different flavors for different tastes.
Wakeride, you are full of wisdom tonight! Ha Ha! But you are absolutely right
post #1235 of 2524
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In that case, I believe both areas would be lit! Though in my experience, I've yet to come across any prog rock that reaches the same level of genius as great classical masterpieces, in terms of architectural complexity and true thematic development and mutation. And please don't get me wrong, I LOVE indie music.
dunno how it'll hold up to bach in 300 yrs, but gentle giant's music holds up 30 yrs out. and king crimson did some pretty nifty stuff too.

oh, and speaking of westones , anyone know p-hounds full name? doug something-or-other?
post #1236 of 2524
I've never heard Gentle Giant or King Crimson... I'll have to check them out I believe the h0und's full name is Doug Leavy.
post #1237 of 2524
I have been following this thread for since the start and like many others have decided to sink my money into the E500s. This will be my first pair of IEMs and i am very excited.

Being as these will be my first IEMs i have to admit i am a tip virgin. Do different tips make such a bid difference? If so is it worth me trying to get hold of the shure olive tips and if so does anyone know where i can get them fron in the UK or a website to buy from.

Thanks in advance.
post #1238 of 2524
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Originally Posted by wakeride74 View Post
ES2's do it very well.
Just curious why you are interested in the Westones considering you have the ES2? Sorry if you already addressed this
post #1239 of 2524
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Originally Posted by crocandy View Post
I have been following this thread for since the start and like many others have decided to sink my money into the E500s. This will be my first pair of IEMs and i am very excited.

Being as these will be my first IEMs i have to admit i am a tip virgin. Do different tips make such a bid difference? If so is it worth me trying to get hold of the shure olive tips and if so does anyone know where i can get them fron in the UK or a website to buy from.

Thanks in advance.
Many people have bought from iDealSound either on eBay or directly from their website since they offer the lowest overall price including worldwide shipping.

I myself have a set of Shure black foamies from them that haven't been put to use yet.
post #1240 of 2524
Some news on the Westone 3's I picked up in a German headphone forum:

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"While our original plan was to begin shipments of the new Westone “3” by late spring 2007, several issues have come up which required additional work. Although these issues are relatively minor, the “3” is our new flagship earpiece and we are committed to shipping product only after it meets our rigorous performance and quality standards.

As we transitioned from prototype tooling to permanent tooling we discovered a 3 dB drop centered at 10K. Having identified the cause of this sudden drop in output at 10K, we are now in the process of making the appropriate changes in tooling to correct the problem.

The “3” has top-notch components and is destined for a very discerning audience. This flagship of the Westone line of earpieces must both look and sound as good as our customers demand. We simply will not release the “3” until the quality is consistent enough and the sound good enough to bear the Westone name.

I apologize for the delay, but rest assured we will continue to make every effort to ship the “3” just as soon as possible. We are excited about bringing you the best sounding earpiece available and can’t wait to get it into your hands. Please be patient as we come down the home stretch. I firmly believe that it will be worth the wait!

Karl Cartwright
Design Team Lead"
post #1241 of 2524
Nice sleuth work! That was a well written piece of PR... what do you know, Westone is capable of it! I wonder why they haven't posted something like that on this thread? Maybe it's on the way...
post #1242 of 2524
So that's the packaging issue!

Glad to see some news!
post #1243 of 2524
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Just curious why you are interested in the Westones considering you have the ES2? Sorry if you already addressed this
Based on what I heard at the meet I think the new 3's have the potential to best the ES2's.
post #1244 of 2524
^ Wow, that's quite a statement. (renewed interest in the W3s).
post #1245 of 2524
I knew there wasn't a package problem ...
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