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post #961 of 2123
for all who use the westone 3s unamped out of an iphone 3g, mind sharing what volume level you usually use when you listen to music through the westone 3s?
post #962 of 2123
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Originally Posted by hockeyb213 View Post
also your ears burn in and get used to the sound as well and you will develop a better fit technique
kinda agree, whever i do a headphone swap, especially a major one like tf10, then go str8 to er4, its such a huge difff. and ears have to get settled a bit (only talking a few mins here).
post #963 of 2123
for me it is a few mins also but when I get new cans my ears take a couple days to appreciate the sound
post #964 of 2123
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Originally Posted by windrider View Post
for all who use the westone 3s unamped out of an iphone 3g, mind sharing what volume level you usually use when you listen to music through the westone 3s?
40-50%
post #965 of 2123
50-60%
post #966 of 2123
total random comment, but does anyone here wish they made the W3 in a clear design as well?
post #967 of 2123
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Originally Posted by FeedMeTrance View Post
total random comment, but does anyone here wish they made the W3 in a clear design as well?
I like the black color, but I wish the logo was white or silver instead of red.
post #968 of 2123
Hi,
I'm a 40 yo audio newbie. I'm looking for some advice to bring out the best of my newly acquired W3.

For 3-4 yrs, I'm been listening to MP3s through my PC and Creative Zen micro with my UM2.

I recently bought the iBasso D3 and started to re-ripped some of my CDs to FLACs.

I have also ordered an iMod and ALO SXC Cryo cables through ALO and waiting for delivery.

Do you think I should add a RSA Mustang Amp into my mix?

ie: iMod 80gb 5.5G (maybe rockboxed) > ALO SXC Cryo iMod cable > Mustang Amp > Westone 3
and
PC > USB iBasso D3 > ALO SXC Cryo mini-mini cable > Mustang Amp > Westone3.

or is the D3 Amp good enough?

ie: iMod 80gb 5.5G (maybe rockboxed) > ALO SXC Cryo iMod cable > iBasso D3 Amp > Westone 3
and
PC > USB iBasso D3 > Westone3.

Thanks.
post #969 of 2123
wow, that would be a kick ass rig, i havnt used any other amps with my w3, but the pico rig is very nice. maybe look at getting a Predator instead of the P-51, after the predator hits 1000 hours it sounds amazing, and since it also has a dac, would be great with your PC?

try the d3 first, and if you like it, then no need for another amp
post #970 of 2123
Regarding the Mustang and the THawk with the W3 synergy, check out this post from SierraHotel:

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/5134377-post417.html

I don't know how big the Mustang stacks against the D3, though. Only idea I can get about that is from Skylab's ratings, but the W3 doesn't come into play there.
post #971 of 2123
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Originally Posted by SidCityMeis View Post
Hi,
I'm a 40 yo audio newbie. I'm looking for some advice to bring out the best of my newly acquired W3.

For 3-4 yrs, I'm been listening to MP3s through my PC and Creative Zen micro with my UM2.

I recently bought the iBasso D3 and started to re-ripped some of my CDs to FLACs.

I have also ordered an iMod and ALO SXC Cryo cables through ALO and waiting for delivery.

Do you think I should add a RSA Mustang Amp into my mix?

ie: iMod 80gb 5.5G (maybe rockboxed) > ALO SXC Cryo iMod cable > Mustang Amp > Westone 3
and
PC > USB iBasso D3 > ALO SXC Cryo mini-mini cable > Mustang Amp > Westone3.

or is the D3 Amp good enough?

ie: iMod 80gb 5.5G (maybe rockboxed) > ALO SXC Cryo iMod cable > iBasso D3 Amp > Westone 3
and
PC > USB iBasso D3 > Westone3.

Thanks.
If you already have the iBasso D3 and RFI is not a problem for you, it may not be worth it to upgrade and you could focus on a desktop rig instead. However, if you spend most of your time portable and you want/need absolutely the best, sure why not. I just can't say if the P-51 is the right upgrade or not because I haven't heard it yet.
post #972 of 2123
Darn, my Westone 3 turned out to be defective today after receiving it two weeks ago. The left low frequency driver went dead...
post #973 of 2123
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Originally Posted by qusp View Post
50-60%
i find that westone 3 really shines when i turn up the volume abit more (50-60% on the iphone 3g), but i wonder if that is too high a volume for safe listening...

at lower volumes i dont find it that much of an improvement over sa6
post #974 of 2123
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Originally Posted by windrider View Post
i find that westone 3 really shines when i turn up the volume abit more (50-60% on the iphone 3g), but i wonder if that is too high a volume for safe listening...

at lower volumes i dont find it that much of an improvement over sa6
agreed, i find that with my pico/ipod as well, a little bit of volume really brings out the 'wow' factor
post #975 of 2123
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Originally Posted by SidCityMeis View Post
Hi,
I'm a 40 yo audio newbie. I'm looking for some advice to bring out the best of my newly acquired W3.

For 3-4 yrs, I'm been listening to MP3s through my PC and Creative Zen micro with my UM2.

I recently bought the iBasso D3 and started to re-ripped some of my CDs to FLACs.

I have also ordered an iMod and ALO SXC Cryo cables through ALO and waiting for delivery.

Do you think I should add a RSA Mustang Amp into my mix?

ie: iMod 80gb 5.5G (maybe rockboxed) > ALO SXC Cryo iMod cable > Mustang Amp > Westone 3
and
PC > USB iBasso D3 > ALO SXC Cryo mini-mini cable > Mustang Amp > Westone3.

or is the D3 Amp good enough?

ie: iMod 80gb 5.5G (maybe rockboxed) > ALO SXC Cryo iMod cable > iBasso D3 Amp > Westone 3
and
PC > USB iBasso D3 > Westone3.

Thanks.
You will get a much bigger improvement by getting a better headphone. If you can afford to get the W3 with the Mustang or whatever portable amp you're thinking of, then you should probably go with a fully custom-molded canalphone instead - ES2, UE10, or UE11.
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