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post #1936 of 2126
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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post
 

Hey @HI Zz - If you aren't enjoying the frequency response of your Westone 3, it might not be the IEM for you. You can use the EQ functions of your IMOD (which, might be easier with ROCKBOX) if you would like to alter the signature. 

 

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Originally Posted by TheSacredSoul View Post
 

I just ordered the W3 from Amazon and just wondering on your guys suggestion on tips? From what I gather, Shure olives and modded triflanges are the best and the Comply's sacrifice on the highs? 

 

For me, Comply tips are best - no effect on highs from my perspective. Just a better fit.

 

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Originally Posted by tehsprayer View Post
 

It hisses out of everything since they are very sensitivty even the fiio e10. Would the Sandisk Clip+ do anything?

 

They will only "hiss" if your source has a high output impedance. Alternatively, the tracks your using might not be mastered correctly - are you experiencing the issue with all music, or just one album? What sources have you tried?

 

The Fiio E10 isn't great for IEM use - the output impedance is too high, and you will experience hiss.

 

Thanks for the reply. Do you mean the P series complys?

post #1937 of 2126

How are the Shure olives?

Comply's are comfy but wear out quickly. Apparently taking off the shure ones could brake the nozzle off which it happened to people because it is fragile.

post #1938 of 2126
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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post
 

Hey @HI Zz - If you aren't enjoying the frequency response of your Westone 3, it might not be the IEM for you. You can use the EQ functions of your IMOD (which, might be easier with ROCKBOX) if you would like to alter the signature. 

 

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheSacredSoul View Post
 

I just ordered the W3 from Amazon and just wondering on your guys suggestion on tips? From what I gather, Shure olives and modded triflanges are the best and the Comply's sacrifice on the highs? 

 

For me, Comply tips are best - no effect on highs from my perspective. Just a better fit.

 

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Originally Posted by tehsprayer View Post
 

It hisses out of everything since they are very sensitivty even the fiio e10. Would the Sandisk Clip+ do anything?

 

They will only "hiss" if your source has a high output impedance. Alternatively, the tracks your using might not be mastered correctly - are you experiencing the issue with all music, or just one album? What sources have you tried?

 

The Fiio E10 isn't great for IEM use - the output impedance is too high, and you will experience hiss.

I think it's all my music. Would the sandisk clip+ or clip zip fix this?

post #1939 of 2126

I got the p series and they're good but too long for my ears so they hurt. ended up going back to the stock tips until i find out with olives to get.

post #1940 of 2126
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Originally Posted by Advil View Post
 

I got the p series and they're good but too long for my ears so they hurt. ended up going back to the stock tips until i find out with olives to get.

Try the regular isolation ones the T-100.

post #1941 of 2126

Would these be any sort of upgrade in terms of sound quality from the GR07 Bass Edition? 

post #1942 of 2126

Do the stock W3 come with Comply P series tips? (They do seem to include s/m/l comply tips, just not sure if they're P series). Are the Shure olives better than the P series tips?

 

Also, I read somewhere that it comes with an inline volume controller, is that true?

 

I'm also considering the GR07 Bass Edition, MA750 and X10. Can anyone comment on those vs the W3 in terms of:

 

1. comfort

2. isolation

3. sound quality

post #1943 of 2126
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Originally Posted by Solarium View Post
 

Do the stock W3 come with Comply P series tips? (They do seem to include s/m/l comply tips, just not sure if they're P series). Are the Shure olives better than the P series tips?

 

Also, I read somewhere that it comes with an inline volume controller, is that true?

 

I'm also considering the GR07 Bass Edition, MA750 and X10. Can anyone comment on those vs the W3 in terms of:

 

1. comfort

2. isolation

3. sound quality

Doesn't come with P-series. Yes it comes with the volume controller. They're very comfortable. probably the most comfortable IEM i've used to date because they're totally flush with my ear and i can lay down with them. The P-series are too long for me to do that though so that's why I went back to the stock tips which aren't too different.

 

Isolation is great, can't hear anything unless it's extremely loud. Missed someone knocking at my door a few times. Sound quality is superb. Total steal for 150 bucks. Get them.

post #1944 of 2126
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Originally Posted by Advil View Post
 

Doesn't come with P-series. Yes it comes with the volume controller. They're very comfortable. probably the most comfortable IEM i've used to date because they're totally flush with my ear and i can lay down with them. The P-series are too long for me to do that though so that's why I went back to the stock tips which aren't too different.

 

Isolation is great, can't hear anything unless it's extremely loud. Missed someone knocking at my door a few times. Sound quality is superb. Total steal for 150 bucks. Get them.

Sounds like a great deal for $160, didn't even realize they have a volume control which is a huge bonus. I ordered the W3 as well as the GR07-BE, MA750, and X10 for an audition. From the looks like it though, I would likely keep the W3 and return the rest. I even ordered the P-series slim tips just to make sure I'll love the W3. I'm hoping that they have at least similar comfort and isolation as the X10, and almost as good SQ as the GR07-BE.

post #1945 of 2126
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Originally Posted by Solarium View Post

Sounds like a great deal for $160, didn't even realize they have a volume control which is a huge bonus. I ordered the W3 as well as the GR07-BE, MA750, and X10 for an audition. From the looks like it though, I would likely keep the W3 and return the rest. I even ordered the P-series slim tips just to make sure I'll love the W3. I'm hoping that they have at least similar comfort and isolation as the X10, and almost as good SQ as the GR07-BE.

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post #1946 of 2126
Just an update regarding The westone 3 for $159.99 on amazon.com discussed above. Make sure to select amazon as the seller because there is a 3rd party seller selling them for $160 on amazon now.
Edited by fatestkid - 12/31/13 at 12:28am
post #1947 of 2126
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Originally Posted by fatestkid View Post

Just an update regarding The westone 3 for $159.99 on amazon.com discussed above. Make sure to select amazon as the seller because there is a 3rd party seller selling them for $160 on amazon now.

Yea, that's a steal. Funny how the Westone 3 costs less than the Westone 2...

post #1948 of 2126

Truly a steal. W3 became my favorite headphone, and I listen to it about 3-4 hours at work. Most of my other iems will collect dust in the coming months.

post #1949 of 2126

ANY suitable amplifiers to recommend for westone 3 anyone?

post #1950 of 2126
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Originally Posted by HI Zz View Post
 

ANY suitable amplifiers to recommend for westone 3 anyone?

Probably something with low output impedance as they're sensitive and have lower ohms (~30?) than hard to drive headphones.

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