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post #2101 of 2113
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Originally Posted by Barra View Post

Are there any secrets to getting a good seal with the w3? Bought some for my father for Xmas and just found out he wasn't able to get any kind of seal so it has been bassless. I can't seam to get a seal either with any of the provided options. Help, is there anything like the tf10 flip mod needed to make these work?

You are doing something wrong.  Westone IEMs are the easiest to fit.  Read the manual on how to insert a tip.  Use foam complys tips with W3.  Best fit and sound.

post #2102 of 2113
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Some people find they seal with a shallow insertion but if pushed in too deep then the seal is lost.  So, I say to start inserting them 1mm at a time, until you find a spot where the tips grab the walls of the ear canal without falling out, with a concurrent drop in ambient sound coming in (so do it with music off maybe).

post #2103 of 2113

so its 2014 and my W3 have still been working

 

 

wondering what ear tips u guys are using these days?

post #2104 of 2113

I'd imagine it'll either be comply, or the star/tru fit tips.  Either that or got them reshelled.

post #2105 of 2113
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Originally Posted by Nocturnal310 View Post
 

so its 2014 and my W3 have still been working

 

 

wondering what ear tips u guys are using these days?


Nothing the matter with longevity - I thoroughly enjoyed my W3 during its stay in my collection - raw, rough and rowdy little IEM

post #2106 of 2113

2015! Woo! Anyway, since we're talking about longetivity now, how are you guys' w3's holding up? I just snagged these on eBay ($315 AU, why not) to replace my Ety ER-4P while it's out of commission for repairs, and I love everything about it besides the non-replaceable cables. Any experience on how the cables hold up throughout the years?

 

Also when I mean happy, I really do mean happy. It's a nice compromise between ie8's bass and er-4p's treble. Like a bastard child or something.

post #2107 of 2113
Thread Starter 

Still think my W3 with the newer "star" tips are fun to listen to right out of my iPhone.  Still wish it had a "mic" cable...

post #2108 of 2113

 

Quick shot of my freshly arrived reshelled westone 3's by Cosmic Ears in the uk.  Not had time to do long term testing yet.

post #2109 of 2113
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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post
 

 

Quick shot of my freshly arrived reshelled westone 3's by Cosmic Ears in the uk.  Not had time to do long term testing yet.

Hey man, how the audio signature is now? better?

post #2110 of 2113

Are these earphones considered hifi or midfi?

post #2111 of 2113
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Originally Posted by nastynice View Post
 

Are these earphones considered hifi or midfi?

I'd consider them somewhere in the between hi-fi and mid-fi? What even defines that boundary anymore though, cheaper IEMs offer similar SQ imo. Price is basically thrown out of the window nowadays
But W3 are still great in my eyes, I dig the punch whilst still having clarity. Ideal for hip-hop and EDM imo

post #2112 of 2113

Hello

 

I have to say that mine with AT HA22Tube has no competition.  Now is my first option to listen music.  

 

I love the warm sound with body and clarity. The separation is great.  

post #2113 of 2113

Looking forward to grab a pair of W30's. Hopefully, star tips will be able to give me a close to customs fit. 

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