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post #781 of 2145
Dangit! my westone 3's went from a north houston post office to a south houston post office and will be here tomorrow. Here's to just one more day of waiting
post #782 of 2145
just ordered mine >.<

do you think i should sell the triple fi's or the shures...

or keep all of them? =O
post #783 of 2145
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Originally Posted by tstarn06 View Post
There are several posts (I posted one myself) in the Westone 3 threads outlining what you have to do to get the MS Cashback discount. But it's now down to 20 percent (was up to 30%), and many of us got lucky and happened to receive a 10 percent added coupon from ebay/paypal on top. So right now, 20 percent is the best you can do, I believe.
Thanks for the update. I'll track down the details on the 20%.
post #784 of 2145
Just ordered mine .
I couldn't wait to sale UM2.
i was in love with UM2, so westone 3...
If the reality is like virtual revue, it'll be HEARTH.
post #785 of 2145
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Originally Posted by vorlon1 View Post

Addendum, 12-3-2008, Additional Impressions
After I wrote this comparison review I did some further experimentration with the various tips included and with some other one's I had laying around. I found that the W3s are very sensitive to different tips and the seal one gets. Of the universal tips the one I used for the review ended up sounding the best. However, I also have a UM 56 that I haven't been using which I fished out and attached to the W3. Made quite a difference. The bass was not as boomy as with the gels, but still of the same basic character as I discussed in the review. The highs were more extended and sparkly. This was a quite noticeable difference and made them sound better in the treble than the TF 10s in the higher regions, cleaner and more detailed. So, it is quite clear that small differences in the seal and charater of the tips have a strong effect on the sound of the W3s.

Thanks for the new edit, vorlon. Goes to show that most of the impressions users will hear are definitely fit dependent. I'll try my stakes with the Jays gels first and hope they give a perfect fit. The UM56 would definitely be the utmost fit, if it'll be the last resort.
post #786 of 2145
it's the um56 are going to be a 'must have' for w3 owners?
post #787 of 2145
I know I plan on getting some soon, rather than futz with which tip to choose.
post #788 of 2145
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Originally Posted by FeedMeTrance View Post
it's the um56 are going to be a 'must have' for w3 owners?
I'm using the tri-flange cut back to the last flange and am liking the sound. The W3s are not as flush to my ear as with the small Shure olive tips, but the sound quality is better.

It will likely be a unique journey for each to find the right tip. I am considering the UM56.

-Pony
post #789 of 2145
Agree. Many of us will end up with the custom sleeves. Why not? They take out all the guesswork, hassle, etc. All you want to do is enjoy the W3s, not try to figure out which tips to use/shave/mod etc. Now, if a pair of tips/modded tips works, you are that far ahead.
post #790 of 2145
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Originally Posted by SierraHotel01 View Post
Kudos, congratulations, and thanks to Westone - they're simply wonderful! (and every other superlative I can think of).

... The Westone 3's are un-freakin' believable!
I concur and enough said. Picked mine up today, put them on and can't bring myself to take a break from listening. Going on 2 hours now. Is that a bad thang! HE HE HE

Just to add a serious note. These are one comfortable pair of earphones.
post #791 of 2145
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Originally Posted by MarcusL View Post
Thanks for the new edit, vorlon. Goes to show that most of the impressions users will hear are definitely fit dependent. I'll try my stakes with the Jays gels first and hope they give a perfect fit. The UM56 would definitely be the utmost fit, if it'll be the last resort.
Hey, I really can't wait to hear what your experience with the Jays tips is like. I'm struggling to find more than on option with the included tips. Please keep me posted!

Thanks!
post #792 of 2145
Yes, I've received my 3 yesterday.

Actually, it's my 1st IEM I've always been using earbuds type before this.

So, here comes my newbie question. Please don't flame me for it.

How does the perfect isolation feels like on the ears? Should it block out most of the external sound? Kind of like sticking my finger into both ears and making a vacuum in it. Is that how it should feel like.

Sorry for the crude way of describing it
post #793 of 2145
ahhian - yes

a good seal will block out around 80-90% of outside noise, this will also be evident in sq.

so a loose seal = crappy bass, and little isolation

thats my opinion

edit: oh lucky you for W3 as your first iem!
post #794 of 2145
Here is how well they tuck into the ear with Westome UM-56 custom sleeves. The clear thing sticking out is the handle to remove the tip should the earphone become disconnected from the custom tip:

post #795 of 2145
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Originally Posted by FeedMeTrance View Post
ahhian - yes

a good seal will block out around 80-90% of outside noise, this will also be evident in sq.

so a loose seal = crappy bass, and little isolation

thats my opinion

edit: oh lucky you for W3 as your first iem!
I've actually pre-booked it 16 mths ago from Freq City.

Think those who pre-book from him will receive a better price
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