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post #2101 of 2126
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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post
 

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!

That's actually a great suggestion. I was just talking about doing that yesterday in fact. We were talking about either gluing or just stretching the silicone over. Have you actually done the DIY before with success? If so, did you glue or just stretch? The reason I ask is that I have melted silicone with glue before, but really don't want the tips coming off in my ears any more.

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Can someone who has reshelled the W3 give me an idea what it is like? I am thinking about getting them reshelled by InEarz as it is only $95 + cable, very cheap and avoids me from buying complys. Would it be better to get W3 reshelled as it has 3 BA drivers or sell them for around $150 and spend $300 and get something like the JH5 Pro or 1964ears V3?

 

But please take into consideration and the best bang for buck :)

post #2103 of 2126
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Originally Posted by tehsprayer View Post

Can someone who has reshelled the W3 give me an idea what it is like? I am thinking about getting them reshelled by InEarz as it is only $95 + cable, very cheap and avoids me from buying complys. Would it be better to get W3 reshelled as it has 3 BA drivers or sell them for around $150 and spend $300 and get something like the JH5 Pro or 1964ears V3?

But please take into consideration and the best bang for buck smily_headphones1.gif

I have a pair of reshelled w3's and it's been one of the best decisions of my life. All that struggling with tips gone and the sounds is phenomenal.
post #2104 of 2126
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Originally Posted by EpicAnthony View Post


I have a pair of reshelled w3's and it's been one of the best decisions of my life. All that struggling with tips gone and the sounds is phenomenal.

I will be making my own impressions and sending them in to InEarz for only $95 + cable.

 

http://www.earplugstore.com/doearcaimkit.html

 

is what I am using for my impressions, 5 tries. I would go to an audiologist but my schedule cannot allow that

post #2105 of 2126

Go to audiologist. They will examine your ears , use safety precautions like dams in right place and take your impression with free flowing impression material. 
Impressions are very important to get good fit.
Note there are different materials for impressions. Check documents from Jh or westone or 1964ears.
 

post #2106 of 2126

I have a pair of these from the Amazon sale a few months back, but I noticed they're very sensitive to almost all of my sources (hiss is present). What do you guys do to rectify this?

post #2107 of 2126

Bought this when Amazon had deals on them. Have always been using them since it arrived! Great pair of IEM

post #2108 of 2126

I am selling these in order to get CIEMs, they are great and for a low price.

post #2109 of 2126
You could add an impedance adapter.
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Originally Posted by PeterPangea View Post

I have a pair of these from the Amazon sale a few months back, but I noticed they're very sensitive to almost all of my sources (hiss is present). What do you guys do to rectify this?
post #2110 of 2126
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Originally Posted by PeterPangea View Post
 

I have a pair of these from the Amazon sale a few months back, but I noticed they're very sensitive to almost all of my sources (hiss is present). What do you guys do to rectify this?

 

It's usually the amp not the source that causes hiss.

 

I fix it by using the volume attenuator that came with them, turning the volume on the cable down about 2-4mm in movement - enough to drop the music volume about 3-4 dB, but which lowers the output of the hiss much more than that.  Attenuating any more than that doesn't do much to reduce the hiss but does seem to make the music sound a little more veiled.

post #2111 of 2126
Any recent experience remolding the w3? I am considering remolding through Inears.
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Originally Posted by Barra View Post

Any recent experience remolding the w3? I am considering remolding through Inears.

I was going to get it through InEarz, but decided to sell the w3 and get the 1964ears V3. InEarz is very cheap though!

post #2113 of 2126

I got these in 2013 when Amazon had them on sale. $174.39. AMAZING deal! Especially considering how they're now discontinued and selling for $434.95. 

 

I use them with Comply TSX-100 tips. Moved to the large size recently as I found they give me the best seal. I have noticed that the cable is starting to unwind a little, where it meets the stress relief. But overall, I use my W3 constantly, sleep with them on too, and they've held up pretty well so far. 

 

I don't know a lot about sound signatures and all that :) but I've found them versatile in terms of sound. I listen to a variety of music, (the Eagles, to Frank Sinatra, to Dash Berlin, to Drake and Usher), and the W3 has performed well across the board to my ears. Vocals sound really good, mids and trebles come out clear. I found the bass to be sufficient, you'll have fun when the beat drops, but not an IEM for bass heads. 

 

No amp, using with an iPhone 5S. 

post #2114 of 2126
O.O Not for bassheads?!

There is only one balanced armature IEM I've heard that's truly worthy of a basshead, and its the W3.
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Originally Posted by phantom1 View Post

I got these in 2013 when Amazon had them on sale. $174.39. AMAZING deal! Especially considering how they're now discontinued and selling for $434.95. 

I use them with Comply TSX-100 tips. Moved to the large size recently as I found they give me the best seal. I have noticed that the cable is starting to unwind a little, where it meets the stress relief. But overall, I use my W3 constantly, sleep with them on too, and they've held up pretty well so far. 

I don't know a lot about sound signatures and all that smily_headphones1.gif but I've found them versatile in terms of sound. I listen to a variety of music, (the Eagles, to Frank Sinatra, to Dash Berlin, to Drake and Usher), and the W3 has performed well across the board to my ears. Vocals sound really good, mids and trebles come out clear. I found the bass to be sufficient, you'll have fun when the beat drops, but not an IEM for bass heads. 

No amp, using with an iPhone 5S. 
post #2115 of 2126

Yea, W3 is definitely a bass head's IEM.

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