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Had some spare amazon credit so ordered the newer trufit tips to try with my old westone 3.  Got free amazon prime trial so should get them next day.  I've never found the 3's bright though or particularly sibilant which is what they are known for.  Hopefully the tips will give them a new lease of life.  I was a comply p user before (though the left fit better than the right), so any idea which one I should try first?

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Originally Posted by MuZo2 View Post
 

Anyone has a tube amp, just try these with tube amp.( I know they dont need an amp) It can put full open headphones to shame. Sound stage and instrument separation is just wow.

 

Two of the best amps for the W3 is my maxed Woo WA6 and maxed Eddie Current ZDT.  The tonal balance and control is exceptional.

post #2103 of 2123
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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post

Had some spare amazon credit so ordered the newer trufit tips to try with my old westone 3.  Got free amazon prime trial so should get them next day.  I've never found the 3's bright though or particularly sibilant which is what they are known for.  Hopefully the tips will give them a new lease of life.  I was a comply p user before (though the left fit better than the right), so any idea which one I should try first?
The star tips will kill your ears with the sibilant.

Shure olives are softer than the truefit tips, but harder than the complys. You might want to check the olives out.
post #2104 of 2123
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The star tips will kill your ears with the sibilant.

Shure olives are softer than the truefit tips, but harder than the complys. You might want to check the olives out.


It's not the star it's the tru that I ordered.  Different type.  Besides already done the olives and it didn't end well (nozzle breaking off when trying to replace them :( ).

post #2105 of 2123
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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post


It's not the star it's the tru that I ordered.  Different type.  Besides already done the olives and it didn't end well (nozzle breaking off when trying to replace them frown.gif ).
That sucks.. frown.gif

The truefit foams are too hard for me, the medium complys don't seal well for me..
Edited by MachBot - 4/26/14 at 4:07am
post #2106 of 2123

I am having a terrible time getting a seal with my W3s, hence no bass. :( Although I can get a seal with the foams that came with them, the foams are not easy to use and break very easily so they are not a realistic option for me as someone that needs to be able to put them in and remove them quickly and often. The problem is that the shaft is so darn small that it has no grab with my emergency assortment so even ones that I can get to work slide off in my ears which again makes it not a reasonable solution. I am resisting using super glue. :veryevil:

 

What works best for my ears are the rounded and very thin and silicone (not gel) tips that look somewhat like these in the largest size:

 

3 Pair Shure E2C E2G i2c SCL2 Clear Medium Replacement Ear Buds Tips Gels

 

This style came with my Monster Turbine Coppers and my TF10s, but the hole is way to large to grab the extremely small W3 shaft and therefore cannot be used. Does anyone know where I can find this style thin silicone rounded tip in a large size, that fits the W3 nice and tight? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

post #2107 of 2123

Have you tried diy'ing it?  Take the core of the foamie that you can't/won't use with the set that came with the westone's and strip it so the core remains.  Then take the core and put the tip you posted above on it.  Make sure that it stays on the core itself and then put back on the nozzle itself.  Be careful doing this as it may come off in your ear!  Other option is to try shure olive tips.

 

I've been trying the trufit tips that I got on saturday at work today.  First off I tried the red long ones, but found whilst they offered excellent isolation they were slightly TOO long for my ear and the monitor itself became a bit uncomfortable.  That and the fact the tip seemed to boost the bass a bit too much for my taste.  So next at break, I swopped over to the clear black ones and this was more like it except I lost a bit of isolation but not too bad.  Not sure whether to stick with this or try the blue ones that came with them.  So far so good and well worth the £20 or so it cost.  I have read about tips altering the sound before but never actually experienced it like this before!

post #2108 of 2123
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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post
 

Have you tried diy'ing it?  Take the core of the foamie that you can't/won't use with the set that came with the westone's and strip it so the core remains.  Then take the core and put the tip you posted above on it.  Make sure that it stays on the core itself and then put back on the nozzle itself.  Be careful doing this as it may come off in your ear!  Other option is to try shure olive tips.

 

I've been trying the trufit tips that I got on saturday at work today.  First off I tried the red long ones, but found whilst they offered excellent isolation they were slightly TOO long for my ear and the monitor itself became a bit uncomfortable.  That and the fact the tip seemed to boost the bass a bit too much for my taste.  So next at break, I swopped over to the clear black ones and this was more like it except I lost a bit of isolation but not too bad.  Not sure whether to stick with this or try the blue ones that came with them.  So far so good and well worth the £20 or so it cost.  I have read about tips altering the sound before but never actually experienced it like this before!

That's actually a great suggestion. I was just talking about doing that yesterday in fact. We were talking about either gluing or just stretching the silicone over. Have you actually done the DIY before with success? If so, did you glue or just stretch? The reason I ask is that I have melted silicone with glue before, but really don't want the tips coming off in my ears any more.

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Can someone who has reshelled the W3 give me an idea what it is like? I am thinking about getting them reshelled by InEarz as it is only $95 + cable, very cheap and avoids me from buying complys. Would it be better to get W3 reshelled as it has 3 BA drivers or sell them for around $150 and spend $300 and get something like the JH5 Pro or 1964ears V3?

 

But please take into consideration and the best bang for buck :)

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Can someone who has reshelled the W3 give me an idea what it is like? I am thinking about getting them reshelled by InEarz as it is only $95 + cable, very cheap and avoids me from buying complys. Would it be better to get W3 reshelled as it has 3 BA drivers or sell them for around $150 and spend $300 and get something like the JH5 Pro or 1964ears V3?

But please take into consideration and the best bang for buck smily_headphones1.gif

I have a pair of reshelled w3's and it's been one of the best decisions of my life. All that struggling with tips gone and the sounds is phenomenal.
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I have a pair of reshelled w3's and it's been one of the best decisions of my life. All that struggling with tips gone and the sounds is phenomenal.

I will be making my own impressions and sending them in to InEarz for only $95 + cable.

 

http://www.earplugstore.com/doearcaimkit.html

 

is what I am using for my impressions, 5 tries. I would go to an audiologist but my schedule cannot allow that

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Go to audiologist. They will examine your ears , use safety precautions like dams in right place and take your impression with free flowing impression material. 
Impressions are very important to get good fit.
Note there are different materials for impressions. Check documents from Jh or westone or 1964ears.
 

post #2113 of 2123

I have a pair of these from the Amazon sale a few months back, but I noticed they're very sensitive to almost all of my sources (hiss is present). What do you guys do to rectify this?

post #2114 of 2123

Bought this when Amazon had deals on them. Have always been using them since it arrived! Great pair of IEM

post #2115 of 2123

I am selling these in order to get CIEMs, they are great and for a low price.

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