i think i found the problem...
i played with the eq when hearing the shure530....and tried to make a straight freuqency line as possible
and i must say WOW...i've have got similar signature like w3 but MUCH MUCH better, pleasing and quality sounding....sound is beyond descriptions
and this is even with black olives, i wonder how it will sound when i get my yellow foams(which are much better)
i've got almost extreme clarity, detail and wonderful highs, similar sibilance(but less) and thin cymbals like w3 but somehow, hard to desribe but it sounds very natural and pleasing....
i think "rolled-off" highs are designed on purpose for sound character, aka "Shure sound"
i guess w3 tried to get a perfect frequency response (straight line) to produce every sound in music like a real monitor, which is found only in very expensive hifi sets...but failed because of the lack of quality (drivers,filter whatever i dont know)
i can get similar sound with shure530 but nomatter how hard i try i cant make w3 sound good...because the problem is not lows,mids or highs.
with eq settings shure530 sounds like a quality version of w3, it gives you wow effect and keep the wow effect (unlike tf10)
if you own both iems, test yourself and decide yourselfsource
: sonya816 no ampsong
: nirvana-smells like teen spirit (215kbps)shure530 eq
: as shown above tips
: shure medium black olivesw3 eq
: none tips
: shure medium or large black olives
both perfect seal
sooo.....my w3 is nicely packed and ready for return...
sorry but nothing is better from shures so far...after hearing the amazing highs im also selling my tf10's (pm me if interested)....i dont care the hype or what others say or think
thanks for any help and comments
ps: btw i've been hearing today all day the w3 thru my all albums....but seconds after i plugged my 530 i could hear to the music again =D