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post #1816 of 2119

Virgopunk - To me it's not a negative at all.  The midrange is just set back a little versus a Shure IEM, though.  We must keep in mind it has a dedicated midrange driver with a 3-way crossover so the midrange is certainly present.

 

I love the W3.  So fun and such a big bold spacious sound with exceptional detail and clarity and a large soundstage.  It's like wearing headphones.....  Still my favorite Westone universal.


Edited by Spyro - 10/2/13 at 6:05pm
post #1817 of 2119

Finally received the right sized Comply tips and...Wow! What a difference they make to the sound compared to the silicons. I'm glad I made the leap from my IE8 (which I still hold a lot of love for :o).

 

Looking forward to trying them with my BioScienceGeek 18v CMoy when it gets here.

post #1818 of 2119

Yep, and the W3 is about $250 now due to liquidating stock. Pretty solid buy if you really want a nice soundstage and fun/bassy sound even if they're a little older now.

post #1819 of 2119
$250 for the W3 seems a little high for liquidating stock to make way for the W30 though. There were a few places recently where you could pick up the W3 for $205 brand new, without tax or shipping costs. Either way these are certainly much cheaper and less risky than getting the IE80 (in the sense that you don't really have to worry about counterfeit Westone's AFAIK), while retaining a similar fun sound signature.
post #1820 of 2119
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Originally Posted by outmywindow View Post

$250 for the W3 seems a little high for liquidating stock to make way for the W30 though. There were a few places recently where you could pick up the W3 for $205 brand new, without tax or shipping costs. Either way these are certainly much cheaper and less risky than getting the IE80 (in the sense that you don't really have to worry about counterfeit Westone's AFAIK), while retaining a similar fun sound signature.

 

Authorized dealers? They always cost more than other places. Sure, you can probably find it cheaper - but you might be out of luck with warranty service.

post #1821 of 2119
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Originally Posted by Zalithian View Post

Authorized dealers? They always cost more than other places. Sure, you can probably find it cheaper - but you might be out of luck with warranty service.

It was at a listed fully authorized dealer, however the sale ended when they ran out of stock.
post #1822 of 2119
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Originally Posted by virgopunk View Post
 

Finally received the right sized Comply tips and...Wow! What a difference they make to the sound compared to the silicons. I'm glad I made the leap from my IE8 (which I still hold a lot of love for :o).

 

Looking forward to trying them with my BioScienceGeek 18v CMoy when it gets here.

Hi, where did you ordered the comply tips?

post #1823 of 2119

I ordered directly from Comply. There on-line store is competitive and shipping to the UK has taken only 5 days each of the three times I ordered. Just make sure you get the right size (maybe worth always going large). I ordered mediums for my W3s based on the mediums I'd used on my IE8 and they turned out to be too smaller. Cue new order and a small amount of cursing :mad: 

 

On the Comply site you can specify whether you want a 3 pack or 5 pack and either red, blue, platinum or black.


Edited by virgopunk - 10/11/13 at 7:24am
post #1824 of 2119
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Originally Posted by virgopunk View Post
 

I ordered directly from Comply. There on-line store is competitive and shipping to the UK has taken only 5 days each of the three times I ordered. Just make sure you get the right size (maybe worth always going large). I ordered mediums for my W3s based on the mediums I'd used on my IE8 and they turned out to be too smaller. Cue new order and a small amount of cursing :mad: 

 

On the Comply site you can specify whether you want a 3 pack or 5 pack and either red, blue, platinum or black.

Thanks for the info!

 

I think something changed with the standard sizes of Westone 3 foam tips. When I bought my Westones about three years ago, the biggest foam tips appeared to be the right size for me. Now I've bought W3 again (as my Westones got lost) and the biggest foam tip's size seems too big for me. I will probably need to go with a medium size. I wonder if Comply tips' sizes refer to the 'old' Westone standard sizes or new ones.

post #1825 of 2119

Just brought an UM3x from this site ,quite a reasonable price :)

post #1826 of 2119

They are on for only $179 for people who are interested through Amazon.com

post #1827 of 2119

Wow, why are they so cheap everywhere apart from Australia? I feel like I need to stock up!

:tongue_smile:

post #1828 of 2119

It's nice to see that people still care about these.

I got mine a few years back and they're still awesome.

post #1829 of 2119
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Wow, why are they so cheap everywhere apart from Australia? I feel like I need to stock up!

:tongue_smile:

 

You clearly havent checked amazon.co.uk.

post #1830 of 2119
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You clearly havent checked amazon.co.uk.

 

That's not Australian. I'm not even sure if we can buy from Amazon..? (I could be wrong)

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