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post #2071 of 2224
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Originally Posted by Spyro View Post

As far a I am concerned the W40 has made the W3 and Pro30/UM3X obsolete. Its that same upper mid tier level IEM but fixes faults of both.
I have not heard the W30 but I would advise people if you can afford the extra $100 DO NOT but the Pro30. The W40 fixes it faults. Its a great product!

Thanks, I can afford the W40 so I am better off with that than the Pro30?

post #2072 of 2224

Absolutely!  W40 soundstage was brought "closer in" than W4R so it is similar to Pro30 in that regard but you are getting much better treble and transparency with W40 and the bass is increased and very close to what you get with Pro30 as well. In listening tests I am certain not 6 of of 10 or 8 out of 10.....but 10 out of 10 people would agree that W40 beats Pro30.  W40 sound is definitely "thickened" up over W4R.


Edited by Spyro - 3/13/14 at 7:53pm
post #2073 of 2224
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Originally Posted by Spyro View Post
 

Absolutely!  W40 soundstage was brought "closer in" than W4R so it is similar to Pro30 in that regard but you are getting much better treble and transparency with W40 and the bass is increased and very close to what you get with Pro30 as well. In listening tests I am certain not 6 of of 10 or 8 out of 10.....but 10 out of 10 people would agree that W40 beats Pro30.  W40 sound is definitely "thickened" up over W4R.

 

 

Thanks. I am pretty much set on the W40.

 

Only question is where should I buy it from?

 

Is this the best bang for the buck?

 

http://www.earphonesolutions.com/westone-w40.html?gclid=CLrOusaRkr0CFS9p7Aod2xgAZQ  You get a pair of free IEMS.

post #2074 of 2224

Yes, their customer service is great and as an authorized Westone dealer you get a 2 year warranty.

post #2075 of 2224
One of the nozzles on my W3 broke while removing the comply tip!! I'm so heart broken. I always twist the tips without too much pressure or force!
Does Westone cover this under warranty.
post #2076 of 2224

Depends how long you have had them and where you got them from.  If the answer is "no", you could always reshell them into customs so all is not lost.

post #2077 of 2224

I got them 3 months back from an authorized Westone reseller. These came with 2 years warranty. I'm going to contact Westone later in the day.

post #2078 of 2224
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Originally Posted by mokshaa View Post

One of the nozzles on my W3 broke while removing the comply tip!! I'm so heart broken. I always twist the tips without too much pressure or force!
Does Westone cover this under warranty.

Ouch..

I've snagged the wire a few times also, hopefully nothing bad will happen..

post #2079 of 2224
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Originally Posted by mokshaa View Post

One of the nozzles on my W3 broke while removing the comply tip!! I'm so heart broken. I always twist the tips without too much pressure or force!
Does Westone cover this under warranty.
I have had many great customer service experiences with Westone, and from my experiences, the W-series are a "sealed" component, thereby they are not able to repair the earpiece, whereas I found they will just offer you a replacement pair of headphones for a price.
post #2080 of 2224
I purchased the w3 for my father for Xmas and just found out that he cannot get a good seal so there is no bass. I tried the supplied options as well and couldn't get a good seal either. Is there a trick to making these work?
post #2081 of 2224
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I have had many great customer service experiences with Westone, and from my experiences, the W-series are a "sealed" component, thereby they are not able to repair the earpiece, whereas I found they will just offer you a replacement pair of headphones for a price.

Looks like his best bet is to have them reshelled or sending them on for a discount on their new iem's since the westone 3's are discontinued.
post #2082 of 2224
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I purchased the w3 for my father for Xmas and just found out that he cannot get a good seal so there is no bass. I tried the supplied options as well and couldn't get a good seal either. Is there a trick to making these work?

 

Hello.  I squeeze tips and let them sail inside ear conduct.  It works perfect for me.

post #2083 of 2224
Foams!
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Originally Posted by Barra View Post

I purchased the w3 for my father for Xmas and just found out that he cannot get a good seal so there is no bass. I tried the supplied options as well and couldn't get a good seal either. Is there a trick to making these work?
post #2084 of 2224
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Originally Posted by Barra View Post

I purchased the w3 for my father for Xmas and just found out that he cannot get a good seal so there is no bass. I tried the supplied options as well and couldn't get a good seal either. Is there a trick to making these work?

 

Hello.  I squeeze tips and let them sail inside ear conduct.  It works perfect for me.

 

 

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Foams!
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Originally Posted by Barra View Post

I purchased the w3 for my father for Xmas and just found out that he cannot get a good seal so there is no bass. I tried the supplied options as well and couldn't get a good seal either. Is there a trick to making these work?

I've never been a fan of foams with my TF10s as they seemed to veil the sound and negatively effect the bass, but maybe they are the right thing for the W3s. I'll give them a try.

post #2085 of 2224
Yeah the TF10 has slightly dark mids and foams exacerbate it...but the W3 is super bright and has pretty neutral mids, personally I could ONLY ever listen to them with the long Complys
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I've never been a fan of foams with my TF10s as they seemed to veil the sound and negatively effect the bass, but maybe they are the right thing for the W3s. I'll give them a try.
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