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post #31 of 52
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Originally Posted by camille View Post
I really hope my V2 ES2s get back to me this Monday. to my knowledge they've been shipped. I'm getting just a bit antsy now...
v2?
explain please


I just bought a pair of es2(recieved them friday) had no idea they had changed them from previous versions.
post #32 of 52
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Originally Posted by raif View Post
v2?
explain please


I just bought a pair of es2(recieved them friday) had no idea they had changed them from previous versions.

no, it's just a term I used because a second set of ES2s is being sent as I sent back the first set on account of wrong colour. same version, different colour.
post #33 of 52
oh ok, i was about to waste way too much time trying to research what differences were. thanks for the info.

ps. sorry about the mini thread jack
post #34 of 52
I think Camille means that she had to send them back for a re-fit; hence V2.
EDIT: Okay,got it....close,though.
post #35 of 52
Thread Starter 
I think I'm going to skip on the custom route, at least for now. I wouldn't be able to really enjoy the IEM's with the thought of needing a new mold within 2 or 3 years time looming on my mind. So right now I'm most interested in the Westone 3 (which is yet to be released), the UE Triple Fi, and the Shure E500. It seems like March is going to be the "magic month" for me: The new Westone's are supposed to be debuted, and the market value of the E500's will drop as Shure's "new" product line is implemented.
post #36 of 52
2-3 years is a very long time. I doubt your universals would last 3 years without a sidestep to another model. I don't think I've owned a pair of IEMs for more than a few months without upgrade or side-grade. My shortest was when I gave the E500 a second chance: they lasted 2 days (First pair lasted for 2 months.)
post #37 of 52
Well even if you do need remolding, the cost is certainly nothing like buying another pair of customs.

ACS is £80 for £499 orginal price.

Less than 20% of the price. Plus no universal IEM will excel over a custom one.

Westone 3 has a potential to rival the ES2 from what I hear, but then again, it's getting a bigger brother
post #38 of 52
This is for Ultimate Ears:
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If a refit is needed after the 30 days, the cost is $35 per side.
Answer was from Brad Jensen, two months ago when I was originally researching about it.
post #39 of 52
If the Westone 3 sound anything like the Triple.fi10Pro, then I'll probably have to get a pair as a backup IEM. Even though I haven't heard the Triple.fi10Pro, I know from reviews that it sounds less bass-orientated as the E500 and takes on a more balanced sound which is good news for classical music fans like me The reason why I'm probably never going to try the Triple.fi10Pro is because of its physical design otherwise they're probably sonically perfect for my taste. I cannot possibly stand a design that sticks out that much.

From what p0wderh0und23 said, "As for the SQ, the 3 has better highs than the ES2, the ES2 has better lows (due to isolation). They are both good, it comes down to what sound do you like. That should dictate what you get."

My verdict? 3 is what I'd buy - I like highs
post #40 of 52
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Originally Posted by M0T0XGUY View Post
the market value of the E500's will drop as Shure's "new" product line is implemented.
I wouldn't hold my breath on that one. The E500s are the only ones that will not introduce a redesign. They're just getting renamed to the SE530. They are identical in every way.
post #41 of 52
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Originally Posted by milkpowder View Post
If the Westone 3 sound anything like the Triple.fi10Pro, then I'll probably have to get a pair as a backup IEM. Even though I haven't heard the Triple.fi10Pro, I know from reviews that it sounds less bass-orientated as the E500 and takes on a more balanced sound which is good news for classical music fans like me The reason why I'm probably never going to try the Triple.fi10Pro is because of its physical design otherwise they're probably sonically perfect for my taste. I cannot possibly stand a design that sticks out that much.

From what p0wderh0und23 said, "As for the SQ, the 3 has better highs than the ES2, the ES2 has better lows (due to isolation). They are both good, it comes down to what sound do you like. That should dictate what you get."

My verdict? 3 is what I'd buy - I like highs
So imagine what the Custom 3 is gonna sound like...
post #42 of 52
Just picked up my T2... WOW!

They sound absolutely incredible! The fit is perfect and they're so discrete! Isolation is also satisfactory (passed Sensaphonics Seal Test with flying colours!) and very adequate. The cable is flexible, thin, light and almost non-microphonic.

The highs are very articulated and everything is very detailed (enough detail for listening to string quartets). The mids are admittedly not as smooth as the E500, but more detailed. Overall the sound is warmer than that of my SR404 and the upper mids are richer. The bass is stronger but never ever boomy. If I were to be very picky, the sound is still leaning on the Shure side with hints of Etymotic detail and brightness. IMO you get the best of both worlds! So everything sounds perfect? No! They are miles better than the E500 with so much more treble detail and presence, but still sound slightly veiled compared to the Stax. I guess it's just an alternative sound signature. Overall, the SR404 is still the better headphone, but the T2 come pretty darn close. The purity and transparency of electrostatic sound is still unrivalled The veil is in the mids which gives a slightly warmer sound. The highs are largely unaffected. I guess you could say the T2 sound quite alike the SR-003, but with a greater amount of treble, transparency and at the same time a richer sound.

Bottom line: if you can fork out 499 pounds (974USD) and the above sounds good to you, then you should seriously consider the ACS T2 as a very competitive alternative to the usual suspects (UE10Pro, ES2)

I'll probably do a more detailed review plus pictures if I can find time...
post #43 of 52
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Originally Posted by JLai View Post
Is this from personal experience? Cause I find the E500/Hornet combo to sound very similar to the HD650 sound.
x2. This is exactly what I felt and the reason why I love them...
post #44 of 52
when they say your ears grow, it's mostly the size of your ear (especially the lobes!), not the ear canal.
post #45 of 52
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Originally Posted by milkpowder View Post
Bottom line: if you can fork out 499 pounds (974USD) and the above sounds good to you, then you should seriously consider the ACS T2 as a very competitive alternative to the usual suspects (UE10Pro, ES2)

I'll probably do a more detailed review plus pictures if I can find time...
Damn you!!! I'll wait for Westone 3 custom reviews as well (although one may/may not be better off getting "UM3" as a straight universal)
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