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post #1756 of 2145

I just picked these up from eBay today. They are new but it was an open box deal, got them for $230 shipped.

 

Are there any mods or tips you guys have for me?


Edited by Illbetheone - 5/30/13 at 12:54pm
post #1757 of 2145

None really needed. 

 

Many complain about how comply/foam tips affect the treble but W3 is very extended so, if anything, foam tips sort or temper it down a bit.  The P-series complys were always my favorites with W3.

post #1758 of 2145
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Originally Posted by Spyro View Post

None really needed. 

 

Many complain about how comply/foam tips affect the treble but W3 is very extended so, if anything, foam tips sort or temper it down a bit.  The P-series complys were always my favorites with W3.

Good to know, I'll order some up now. I never heard these before, and mostly listen to Trance music. I hope I made a wise choice.

post #1759 of 2145
These are awesome for trance. Such a unique sound these W3 put out. These have less bass than the ie80s, w3 sounds more airy and holographic. Enjoy! 230 is a great price.
post #1760 of 2145

So, I finally got my Westone 3's in the mail!

 

So far, I have put about 3 solid hours on them, both amp'd and unamped, and have listened to nothing but trance/progressive music (Armin Van Buuren, Dash Berlin, and Tritonal). 

 

This is my first go at the big boy IEM's. I previously had the JVC-FXT90s which were an awesome IEM. They were excellent for my type of music, had a great seal, low microphonics, and were tough. After a year with them, I decided it was time for some new blood, so after countless reviews and threads I pulled the gun on the 3's. I got them as an open box special for $230 shipped.

 

These are without a doubt, way more in your face than the FXT-90s. The bass is a little bit tighter, but a lot more punchy. The vocals are crisp and clear with no sibilance that I can hear. I tried all the tips and so far the P series Complys are my favorite and give the best seal. Female vocals are divine, and the isolation is top notch. These will be my commuter IEMs while the FXT90s will be my "beaters" i.e. hiking, vacations, ect. 

 

With my PA2V2 amp they sound a lot more musical and a tad brighter. I noticed more punch in the bass, but was disappointed that I was unable to get that awesome ear massage from the bass. I experienced no fatigue while amp'd (or unamped for that matter) and am quite impressed with the difference it did, but an amp is def not needed. 

 

Now, I am going to let them play for 48 hours using my special burn in set.  The songs are carefully chosen, looking at graphic equalizers, that works all the frequencies and do exercise the whole driver. If anyone is interested PM me and I will link you to the download URL so you can see for yourself. 

 

I'll post a full blown review in about a month when they are fully burned in.

 

So far, so good :)

post #1761 of 2145
The westone 3 really don't need to be burnt in due to the BA drivers. Some people say no more than 50 hours will change the sound. Dynamics can take anywhere from 200-500+ hours. I love my westone 3 with house music. Such a unique sound. Try the star tips with them, to me they really make the sound even more enjoyable.
post #1762 of 2145
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Originally Posted by Illbetheone View Post

So, I finally got my Westone 3's in the mail!

 

So far, I have put about 3 solid hours on them, both amp'd and unamped, and have listened to nothing but trance/progressive music (Armin Van Buuren, Dash Berlin, and Tritonal). 

 

This is my first go at the big boy IEM's. I previously had the JVC-FXT90s which were an awesome IEM. They were excellent for my type of music, had a great seal, low microphonics, and were tough. After a year with them, I decided it was time for some new blood, so after countless reviews and threads I pulled the gun on the 3's. I got them as an open box special for $230 shipped.

 

These are without a doubt, way more in your face than the FXT-90s. The bass is a little bit tighter, but a lot more punchy. The vocals are crisp and clear with no sibilance that I can hear. I tried all the tips and so far the P series Complys are my favorite and give the best seal. Female vocals are divine, and the isolation is top notch. These will be my commuter IEMs while the FXT90s will be my "beaters" i.e. hiking, vacations, ect. 

 

With my PA2V2 amp they sound a lot more musical and a tad brighter. I noticed more punch in the bass, but was disappointed that I was unable to get that awesome ear massage from the bass. I experienced no fatigue while amp'd (or unamped for that matter) and am quite impressed with the difference it did, but an amp is def not needed. 

 

Now, I am going to let them play for 48 hours using my special burn in set.  The songs are carefully chosen, looking at graphic equalizers, that works all the frequencies and do exercise the whole driver. If anyone is interested PM me and I will link you to the download URL so you can see for yourself. 

 

I'll post a full blown review in about a month when they are fully burned in.

 

So far, so good :)

With the W3 what you hear is what you get, no amount of burn-in will make a tad bit of difference. I've been using my pair quiet extensively, after two years they sound exactly the same as they did when I heard them the first time. Awesome gear, enjoy!

post #1763 of 2145

Truly an IEM that I will never get rid of. I use this primarily when exercising, running, lifting...just need to be careful around the gym near machines...isolation is perfect, fit is perfect. For the music I listen to at the gym? Perfect.

post #1764 of 2145

Followup: What is the proper way to wear these, because I have no idea lol.

post #1765 of 2145
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Originally Posted by Illbetheone View Post

Followup: What is the proper way to wear these, because I have no idea lol.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8GWg8gtiXA

post #1766 of 2145

^^ Thanks!

 

Also, is this much of an upgrade over the stock cloth vault??

 

http://www.westone.com/music/index.php/products/monitor-vault.html

post #1767 of 2145

Also, does anyone know a good custom tip site so I can get molds of my ears to attach to  my 3's?

post #1768 of 2145

There's the westone um56 tips which is probably what your after.  http://www.westone.com/music/index.php/products/custom-fit/um56.html  I also think fisher (inearz) do tips as well, but you'd have to email and ask them.


Edited by davidcotton - 6/13/13 at 10:08am
post #1769 of 2145

I guess I jumped the gun with these. The sound is amazing, but I guess my right ear is smaller than my left because the housing has been irritating my right ear a lot. I've tried so many different tips and tried tinkering with how they sit in my ear and it still irks me.

 

 

sigh


Edited by Illbetheone - 6/14/13 at 6:28am
post #1770 of 2145
So get them reshelled with fisher (inearz) or the like. If you were going to get the impressions for the tips this might be a better way. Cheers
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