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post #2041 of 2105

 

Hello All, What is the best price for the UM3X ?

 

Amazon has them for $274.99 shipped

 

Thanks!

post #2042 of 2105

But if they are not an authorized dealer (which is often the case with Amazon), you have no warranty which is not a good thing.

post #2043 of 2105

I have been learning that many of the sources online are not authorized to sell Westone products.  Emailed the company and they directed me to http://www.westone.com/unauthorized-music-dealers.  

 

Would welcome suggestions for the best sources to buy a pair of UM3X.

 

Thank you!

post #2044 of 2105

The best place to buy is www.earphonesolutions.com.  And if you hurry, this coupon code should still be good for 15% off:  B2S2011.

post #2045 of 2105

Westone 3 is very bassy and has the best sound stage out of the all the IEMs I tried so far, great for watching movie on laptops or such.

post #2046 of 2105
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Westone 3 is very bassy and has the best sound stage out of the all the IEMs I tried so far, great for watching movie on laptops or such.



You might want to try the IE8s...more bass and even better sound staging. But overall, I still prefer the W3s.

post #2047 of 2105
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You might want to try the IE8s...more bass and even better sound staging. But overall, I still prefer the W3s.



Actually I mean the W3 has a bit too much bass to my liking.  But I certainly enjoy the soundstage, which is the reason why I got it the first place.  

 

I was actually considering the IE8 a while ago.  How is the resolution on those?  I feel like this is the area that W3 could have done better.

post #2048 of 2105
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Actually I mean the W3 has a bit too much bass to my liking.  But I certainly enjoy the soundstage, which is the reason why I got it the first place.  

 

I was actually considering the IE8 a while ago.  How is the resolution on those?  I feel like this is the area that W3 could have done better.


For less and more neutral bass with more resolution and transparency, I'd recommend you check out either the SE535 or Westone 4.

 

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Actually I mean the W3 has a bit too much bass to my liking.  But I certainly enjoy the soundstage, which is the reason why I got it the first place.  

 

I was actually considering the IE8 a while ago.  How is the resolution on those?  I feel like this is the area that W3 could have done better.


Not sure what your source is but when I had W3 with Ipod product I used the "treble booster" setting.  It really tamed down the bass while giving incredible amount of undistorted treble detail with a huge soundstage.  I don't see a single criteria where IE8 is better than W3.
 

 

post #2050 of 2105

I just Love the W3. Lately I'm using them with the Comply Ts series. The whole set up reminds of when I had a Killer Car stereo with Boston Acoustics around the horn I hardly ever mess with the Sony's EQ on it, and when I do I always find myself going back to flat

post #2051 of 2105

What will be the best portable player (no extra amp, no rockbox, only player) for W3 and why?

post #2052 of 2105
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After I lost my first W3 a while back I traded my IE8 for another pair of W3, as I really preferred the W3 more through most of my amps or music players.

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After I lost my first W3 a while back I traded my IE8 for another pair of W3, as I really preferred the W3 more through most of my amps or music players.



Awww, its nice to see the W3 get so much love!

You like it more than the W4? You probably mentioned that somewhere in this thread... or the W4 thread...

post #2054 of 2105

So what will be better iPod Nano5,6G, Touch3,4G, Sansa Clip Plus (i hate rockbox, so without it:)), Sansa Fuze, maybe something other and why?

Maybe some synergy moments.

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Awww, its nice to see the W3 get so much love!

You like it more than the W4? You probably mentioned that somewhere in this thread... or the W4 thread...



Can't speak for HPA, but I've owned the W3s and currently own the W4s, no doubt to my ears that the W4s are the better IEM and more transparent.

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