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I personally believe that the iPod touch 4G should be more than sufficient for your W3.
post #1787 of 2126
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Originally Posted by RickH9 View Post

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!  

These don't need an amp and when ampd there is practically no difference.
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I agree. They really don't need an amp.
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Guys, where can I buy? the biggest "foam tips" that were included Weston 3, see the photo (marked in black) I need three pairs of large! others I do not fit! can be black because the gaps in time stonyavyatsya yellow!! smily_headphones1.gif
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Guys, where can I buy? the biggest "foam tips" that were included Weston 3, see the photo (marked in black) I need three pairs of large! others I do not fit! can be black because the gaps in time stonyavyatsya yellow!! smily_headphones1.gif
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Check Comply foam:

http://www.complyfoam.com/

eBay:

http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?clk_rvr_id=506308885056&_sacat=0&_from=R40&_nkw=comply+foam&rt=nc
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Originally Posted by Kvud View Post

Guys, where can I buy? the biggest "foam tips" that were included Weston 3, see the photo (marked in black) I need three pairs of large! others I do not fit! can be black because the gaps in time stonyavyatsya yellow!! smily_headphones1.gif
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Have you asked on http://www.westone.com ?

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Thank you friends for the links, this is the only reinforcement headphones that I liked, I had ue900, triple fi10, i listen etymotic 4 and I chose westone.smily_headphones1.gif
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post #1793 of 2126
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Originally Posted by gEEkzz View Post

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

 

HI, i'm having the same thoughts, had mine about the same time.

 

I have a iphone 5, all i listen to is house, techo, dance stuff which is obviously bassy and the W3's are nicely suited to it.  However the iPhone 5 sound is very flat so a bit of boost on the low frequency end I think would help.

 

Was thinking about getting a Digizoid ZO2.3 for some extra bass.

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Great thread (sorry for the kicker), i'm enjoying my w3's (limited, gold) for almost a year now and i'm very happy! The only thing is... in my opinion sometimes it lack fullness of bass... it's as simple as that. The bass is there.. but is sounds a bit 'clinical' (if thats the right word for it)... I noticed this whith modern electronic music (like house, dubstep) and instrumental music where there simply is more bass quantity (like big band). Will an amp help on this matter? 

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Cant you just eq more bass in? W3 don't distort and should be able to handle it. You sure you have a good seal? W3 is a very bassy IEM.
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Okay, I have a tremendous shocking discovery ... I have so far ALWAYS listen to my music collection through my laptop (streaming from my NAS). There is declared everywhere that no amplifier was needed for the W3's and I did not know better for a sound card of a laptop computer is enough to drive these earbuds. I have rarely felt so deceived (by myself)... As a result of pure chance I just wanted to hear something that was sent to me on my Samsung Galaxy S3 and WOW there it was, what a sound! A totally different dimension. So I have for a year despairingly searched for what makes the W3's so "special"... And now it's there, it is indeed the hardware! I'm very happy!

 

The first on my wish list now, is a decent DAC / AMP, do you have any suggestions?

 

Sorry for this sentimental post :)

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Originally Posted by Posmentis View Post
 

Okay, I have a tremendous shocking discovery ... I have so far ALWAYS listen to my music collection through my laptop (streaming from my NAS). There is declared everywhere that no amplifier was needed for the W3's and I did not know better for a sound card of a laptop computer is enough to drive these earbuds. I have rarely felt so deceived (by myself)... As a result of pure chance I just wanted to hear something that was sent to me on my Samsung Galaxy S3 and WOW there it was, what a sound! A totally different dimension. So I have for a year despairingly searched for what makes the W3's so "special"... And now it's there, it is indeed the hardware! I'm very happy!

 

The first on my wish list now, is a decent DAC / AMP, do you have any suggestions?

 

Sorry for this sentimental post :)

 

Just so you know.....an amp does very little to help the W3 since (as you found out) it is very efficient.  The Ibasso T3 is a very decent amp and I can hardly tell any difference whatsoever.  To the point where I'm not sure it's worth carrying the extra bulk around.  Just saying....

 
Are you using the largest foam tips?  I think they provide the best sound with W3 and should blow your head off bass and efficiency-wise with no distortion whatsoever.
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i use the olive tips.  I'd have thought that; as long as you have a seal then that's as much as you're going to get.  Is that not the case?

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Originally Posted by Spyro View Post
 

 

Just so you know.....an amp does very little to help the W3 since (as you found out) it is very efficient.  The Ibasso T3 is a very decent amp and I can hardly tell any difference whatsoever.  To the point where I'm not sure it's worth carrying the extra bulk around.  Just saying....

 
Are you using the largest foam tips?  I think they provide the best sound with W3 and should blow your head off bass and efficiency-wise with no distortion whatsoever.

 

Thanks for your comment! I was referring to a DAC to get around my brackish soundcard from my laptop so it won't ruin my listening experience. The soundcard is the problem and I need to fix this first.

 

FiiO has nice integrated solutions. The E09K to start so I could expand with the ALPS-E17 later. What are your thoughts on that?

 

I switch between orange and red tips, red fits better.

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I just use the FiiO e17 for that reason. I don't have the dock and don't think I'll ever need it. I also have the w3 and I agree on getting around crappy sounds cards!
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