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post #1771 of 2135
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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post

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

For what they want price wise I may be better off finding another pair that are good and fit me well.

post #1772 of 2135

Do you have anything against trying the Westone "Star" tips?

 

I spent about $150 on UM56 custom tips which fit perfectly but I much prefer the sound from the star tips.

post #1773 of 2135
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Originally Posted by Spyro View Post

Do you have anything against trying the Westone "Star" tips?

 

I spent about $150 on UM56 custom tips which fit perfectly but I much prefer the sound from the star tips.

I've tried them as well and I'm still in pain/irritation after some time. 

 

Damn :(

post #1774 of 2135
If all else fails I suggest trying the tip mod. I used this on W3, and SM3 v2, doing so opens up a world of tip options no longer leaving you limited to the tips that only fit Westones small nozzle.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/527694/westone-4-appreciation-thread-and-reviews-a-k-a-westone-4/3375#post_8794572
post #1775 of 2135
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post

If all else fails I suggest trying the tip mod. I used this on W3, and SM3 v2, doing so opens up a world of tip options no longer leaving you limited to the tips that only fit Westones small nozzle.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/527694/westone-4-appreciation-thread-and-reviews-a-k-a-westone-4/3375#post_8794572

It's not the tips, it's the actually the drivers housing. It's too fat and putting a lot of pressure on my outer ear.  I hate to say it, but it appears that I am going to have to sell these and try for something smaller. Maybe the SM3 V2s?

post #1776 of 2135
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Originally Posted by Illbetheone View Post

It's not the tips, it's the actually the drivers housing. It's too fat and putting a lot of pressure on my outer ear.  I hate to say it, but it appears that I am going to have to sell these and try for something smaller. Maybe the SM3 V2s?

Hmm, I had more problems with SM3 v2 housing than W3, personally, I can see your problem.
post #1777 of 2135
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post

Hmm, I had more problems with SM3 v2 housing than W3, personally, I can see your problem.

Really? Were the SM3's bigger?
post #1778 of 2135
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Originally Posted by Illbetheone View Post

Really? Were the SM3's bigger?

They weren't so much bigger (housing) just the nozzle didn't seem to agree with my canal as well, and because of the angle they went in the housing would press against the side of my ear. I would say at a guess the housing was just as long but not as tubby, you can see the W3 housings have a tubby look to them or slight buldge were as SM3 v2 was more slim line.

But really when we're talking ear geometry it's apples & oranges for each person.
post #1779 of 2135

I'm clutching my W3 close to my chest, just in case you are coming to get them back, H20Fidelity. 

Still love my W3, thanks buddy.. Second pair that I have owned.

 

My UM-56 tips don't seem to seal as well as they used to - but comply tips are still king for me. 

 

Oddly, I didn't experience any issues with fit/comfort with either IEM. 

post #1780 of 2135
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Originally Posted by jensy View Post

I'm clutching my W3 close to my chest, just in case you are coming to get them back, H20Fidelity. 


Still love my W3, thanks buddy.. Second pair that I have owned.

My UM-56 tips don't seem to seal as well as they used to - but comply tips are still king for me. 

Oddly, I didn't experience any issues with fit/comfort with either IEM. 

Haha Jensy, good times. wink.gif
post #1781 of 2135
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post


They weren't so much bigger (housing) just the nozzle didn't seem to agree with my canal as well, and because of the angle they went in the housing would press against the side of my ear. I would say at a guess the housing was just as long but not as tubby, you can see the W3 housings have a tubby look to them or slight buldge were as SM3 v2 was more slim line.

But really when we're talking ear geometry it's apples & oranges for each person.

Yeah, but atleast I have an idea on the size. I feel like the W3 is just a tad too fat which is causing the discomfort. Maybe the SM3's will work out for me. Thanks for the input.

post #1782 of 2135

Hi fellow W3 owners,

 

I'm a W3 owner for about 4 years already. All along I was using iDevices as my source to pair with my W3. 

Currently pairing it with iPhone 4S. I was wondering if there is any improvements to be made ? Change source ? Add dac/amp ? Or am I better off saving the money for desktop rig ? :D

post #1783 of 2135

In my opinion:

Save the money for a desktop rig. iDevice and w3 is a great set up, leave it like it is! 

post #1784 of 2135

Teclast T51 was  my favourite player with W3. It was one of the best combo's i've ever owned.

post #1785 of 2135

Hi,

 

Looking to purchase the Westone 3. I understand the Westone 3 are rather efficient IEM's, but from your experience, do you guys think that a portable amp would benefit them, more specifically, a Fiio E12? I would be running them from an iPod Touch 4G.

 

Thanks in advance!  

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