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post #946 of 2126
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Originally Posted by FeedMeTrance View Post
DLee

I am pretty sure they are only there as a unit of measurement, I think it's every inch or something
OK, thanks. I believe that I did read that somewhere, but I thought that it was just speculation that that might be what it was. Thanks...
post #947 of 2126
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Originally Posted by DLeeWebb View Post
Got my W3's today. I have read about this issue and I believe that earphone solutions mentioned discussing it with Westone, but was there an answer to whether or not there is a problem because the W3 cable seems to have spots where the glossy black "covering/jacket" is missing?
It was posted before that the grey areas are intentional by the company that builds these for Westone, so that their automated machines could read the length of cable better with the marks of paint at even intervals.
post #948 of 2126
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post
It was posted before that the grey areas are intentional by the company that builds these for Westone, so that their automated machines could read the length of cable better with the marks of paint at even intervals.
Thank you for the information. Have you used your W3's with your Pico? If so, what is your opinion about their synergy?
post #949 of 2126
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Originally Posted by DLeeWebb View Post
Thank you for the information. Have you used your W3's with your Pico? If so, what is your opinion about their synergy?
Sounds great - the W3 get along with all my portable amps.
post #950 of 2126
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post
Sounds great - the W3 get along with all my portable amps.
Just listened to my first half-dozen or so songs with the W3's and the Pico and the quality of the sound is amazing. (...puts the best IEMs I have ever had to shame (E5c's) which I guess isn't saying much...). Now comes the experimentation with the tips. All of you guys explain your listening experiences so vividly. I'm not even sure I'm taking these tips off or putting them on properly!
post #951 of 2126
Recommend you consider getting some Medium Olive tips and trying them in the mix.
They made a big stir hear when they came out (for good reason).

(I get mine at Earphone Solutions - been using them forever with SE530's)

The Comply Tips (long & medium) supplied with the W3's, imho, are noticeably 'fuzzier/muddier' than the Olives.

Gotta say: Olive Tipped 3's = awesome

(especially through a Mustang)
post #952 of 2126
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Originally Posted by SierraHotel01 View Post
Recommend you consider getting some Medium Olive tips and trying them in the mix.
They made a big stir hear when they came out (for good reason).

(I get mine at Earphone Solutions - been using them forever with SE530's)

The Comply Tips (long & medium) supplied with the W3's, imho, are noticeably 'fuzzier/muddier' than the Olives.

Gotta say: Olive Tipped 3's = awesome

(especially through a Mustang)

Would it be possible for you to supply a link to the Shure Olives at Earphone Solutions. I think I found them at Shure. (they're not really called olives, right?)
post #953 of 2126
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Originally Posted by DLeeWebb View Post
Would it be possible for you to supply a link to the Shure Olives at Earphone Solutions. I think I found them at Shure. (they're not really called olives, right?)
Accessories for Shure SE Series, SCL3, SCL4, SCL5, Westone Earphones, Shure E3C, E4C, E5C, E500, i3c and i4c.

The 3 black ones in the first row are Shure Olives.
post #954 of 2126
I would like to say after a day of Burning in, the W3 Bass is more controlled. and the Tips can Change the Sound. it is not just a Fit thing. so Please try all the tips for sound. it can go from recessed mid to Excessive Bass all from changing tips.
post #955 of 2126
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Originally Posted by Hooran View Post
Thank you very much. I will have to experiment with the tips that came with the Westone 3's to determine which size is for me. Should the small size be avoided if possible?
post #956 of 2126
Try the link below for Shure olives or any tips. The earplug superstore. Way less expensive and shipping is fast and more reasonable. Bought from there many times...very reliable.

Shure Earphone and Monitor Accessories - Earphone Accessories
post #957 of 2126
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Originally Posted by Del Griffith View Post
Try the link below for Shure olives or any tips. The earplug superstore. Way less expensive and shipping is fast and more reasonable. Bought from there many times...very reliable.

Shure Earphone and Monitor Accessories - Earphone Accessories
Thanks for the link, I have purchased noise reduction earplugs from them in the past. I wasn't aware that they sold Shure and Westone products...
post #958 of 2126
i think it would be cool if we come figure out how to describe each tip and what it makes the 3's sound like.
post #959 of 2126
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Originally Posted by IvanBarista View Post
I would like to say after a day of Burning in, the W3 Bass is more controlled. and the Tips can Change the Sound. it is not just a Fit thing. so Please try all the tips for sound. it can go from recessed mid to Excessive Bass all from changing tips.
I noted in my review my W3 stopped changing after 24 hours. Typically people say balanced armatures don't need burn-in, but I have heard APureSound cables take 50-100 hours to burn-in, so I know it isn't just drivers that change with time but cables and cross-overs too.
post #960 of 2126
also your ears burn in and get used to the sound as well and you will develop a better fit technique
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