Westone 3 - Mini-Review (cf. se530) and "Thumbs Up"
Originally Posted by jc9394
I listen to everything, from classical to hiphop. Will be using it with RSA Hornet, current using e4c.
I graduated from Shure e5s to the se530 and appreciated the wider soundstage and overall musical quality. I was teetering on taking the plunge with UE11s when last week the W3 release was announced ...
Having had a full day's listening on the W3 (mostly through an RSA Predator), I would simply describe as superb.
To me it surpasses the se530 in breadth, depth and range. I was inclined to use a little high end EQ on the se530; a diverse selection of music through the W3 sounds just like it should with the EQ firmly OFF.
The W3 is a neater design and sits very comfortably in the ear bowl; the cable lead causes it to fall correctly around your ear; microphony is minimal with the cable correctly placed and cinched.....
Hope that helps !