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post #2086 of 2224
Anyone heard anything about the W30 yet?
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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post

Anyone heard anything about the W30 yet?

I heard it's exactly like the old w3 although westone says the drivers are tuned differently. To me they're just w3's with removable faceplates and a mmcx connector.
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Hmmm...I dunno, a few people are saying that the W40s are substantially different from W4s, so I have high hopes.

 

I have to confess, I'm big on the MMXC connector: being able to use Shure's mic cable, which is long, very soft, and has a really good mic, is a big benefit for me.

 

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Originally Posted by EpicAnthony View Post


I heard it's exactly like the old w3 although westone says the drivers are tuned differently. To me they're just w3's with removable faceplates and a mmcx connector.
post #2089 of 2224
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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post

I also heard that as well about the w40 but as for the w3 I haven't read anything stating they're any different from the w3 I can most definitely be wrong since I have yet to listen to any of the refreshed westone iem's
post #2090 of 2224

Anyone has a tube amp, just try these with tube amp.( I know they dont need an amp) It can put full open headphones to shame. Sound stage and instrument separation is just wow.

post #2091 of 2224
I tried it with the Vali for the fun if it and got huge distortion lol.
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Hope you did not destroy the drivers.

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I didn't it wasn't loud when I tried.
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Had some spare amazon credit so ordered the newer trufit tips to try with my old westone 3.  Got free amazon prime trial so should get them next day.  I've never found the 3's bright though or particularly sibilant which is what they are known for.  Hopefully the tips will give them a new lease of life.  I was a comply p user before (though the left fit better than the right), so any idea which one I should try first?

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Originally Posted by MuZo2 View Post
 

Anyone has a tube amp, just try these with tube amp.( I know they dont need an amp) It can put full open headphones to shame. Sound stage and instrument separation is just wow.

 

Two of the best amps for the W3 is my maxed Woo WA6 and maxed Eddie Current ZDT.  The tonal balance and control is exceptional.

post #2096 of 2224
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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post

Had some spare amazon credit so ordered the newer trufit tips to try with my old westone 3.  Got free amazon prime trial so should get them next day.  I've never found the 3's bright though or particularly sibilant which is what they are known for.  Hopefully the tips will give them a new lease of life.  I was a comply p user before (though the left fit better than the right), so any idea which one I should try first?
The star tips will kill your ears with the sibilant.

Shure olives are softer than the truefit tips, but harder than the complys. You might want to check the olives out.
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The star tips will kill your ears with the sibilant.

Shure olives are softer than the truefit tips, but harder than the complys. You might want to check the olives out.


It's not the star it's the tru that I ordered.  Different type.  Besides already done the olives and it didn't end well (nozzle breaking off when trying to replace them :( ).

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It's not the star it's the tru that I ordered.  Different type.  Besides already done the olives and it didn't end well (nozzle breaking off when trying to replace them frown.gif ).
That sucks.. frown.gif

The truefit foams are too hard for me, the medium complys don't seal well for me..
Edited by MachBot - 4/26/14 at 4:07am
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I am having a terrible time getting a seal with my W3s, hence no bass. :( Although I can get a seal with the foams that came with them, the foams are not easy to use and break very easily so they are not a realistic option for me as someone that needs to be able to put them in and remove them quickly and often. The problem is that the shaft is so darn small that it has no grab with my emergency assortment so even ones that I can get to work slide off in my ears which again makes it not a reasonable solution. I am resisting using super glue. :veryevil:

 

What works best for my ears are the rounded and very thin and silicone (not gel) tips that look somewhat like these in the largest size:

 

3 Pair Shure E2C E2G i2c SCL2 Clear Medium Replacement Ear Buds Tips Gels

 

This style came with my Monster Turbine Coppers and my TF10s, but the hole is way to large to grab the extremely small W3 shaft and therefore cannot be used. Does anyone know where I can find this style thin silicone rounded tip in a large size, that fits the W3 nice and tight? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

post #2100 of 2224

Have you tried diy'ing it?  Take the core of the foamie that you can't/won't use with the set that came with the westone's and strip it so the core remains.  Then take the core and put the tip you posted above on it.  Make sure that it stays on the core itself and then put back on the nozzle itself.  Be careful doing this as it may come off in your ear!  Other option is to try shure olive tips.

 

I've been trying the trufit tips that I got on saturday at work today.  First off I tried the red long ones, but found whilst they offered excellent isolation they were slightly TOO long for my ear and the monitor itself became a bit uncomfortable.  That and the fact the tip seemed to boost the bass a bit too much for my taste.  So next at break, I swopped over to the clear black ones and this was more like it except I lost a bit of isolation but not too bad.  Not sure whether to stick with this or try the blue ones that came with them.  So far so good and well worth the £20 or so it cost.  I have read about tips altering the sound before but never actually experienced it like this before!

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