Originally Posted by thatguyoverthere
I don't the exact terminology to describe what I mean.
basically, clearer, less grainy, and easier to make out. Is that descriptive enough?
well i have not heard the W3 myself but the general consensus is that the midrange is maybe the weakest range on the W3.
and the midrange is clearly one of the stronger points of the se530, its easy to make out and clear because its very forward...IMO this is how music should be heard because the human voice is the most complex instrument in the musical world and its what defines the music.
earphones that struggle to bring the voice forward, such as the triple fi 10 for example, are not highly regarded in my books because i value the human voice more than say a cymbal crash for example, and phones with a weak midrange are simply not for me.
im not saying the westone 3 has a weak midrange because i wouldnt know, but its said to be a weaker part of the westone's abilities. so in this department i would automatically vote the shures.