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Please help me decide: SE530, Westone 3 or SA6

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
My trusty UM2 will require re cabling. The cableas are fraying after 3 years of intense use. So i was thinking of buying another one. I have heard good stories about SA6. The replacable cable is most appealing. The shures have good reviews, but thier cables always have been a suspect. The westone 3 good some good initial previews ( I remember Ray samuels reviewing them long ago). Shoul i wait for them.

So my quandry is : Should i just stick to my UM2 and get them recabled or go with other ones mentioned here.

Also has anyone replaced their um2 cables and how much did it cost
post #2 of 7
I'd suggest sending them to Westone to be repaired. The cables look like they would be a bugger to deal with because the case doesn't come apart. Unless there is someone good at micro soldering...soldering through the cable hole...you'll probably require Westone to do it....even if they can.
post #3 of 7
Westone does sell replacement cable for around 35$ if I don't mistaken.
post #4 of 7
Those are for the ES series. The UMs don't detach.
post #5 of 7
I've heard that Westone can do recabling for the UM2 quite quickly and easily ... in the thread I saw the guy even said they hadn't charged him for it (despite the fact he clearly hadn't taken particuarly good care of them) ... talk about luck of the devil.
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the feedback. I am sending UM2s for recabling next week. I will wait for Westone 3. The SE 530 sound good but looks like the wire issue still exists and that is a big No no for a $500 IEM
post #7 of 7
When the Westone 3's come out it'll be a choice between those and Livewires. A new model Livewire might be on the cards by then :/
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