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post #1861 of 1871
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Originally Posted by 00lunar View Post

Right, my ES3X arrived a while ago. They go with iMod and p-51. I was blown away when I've heard them for the first time. The differences between those customs and Westone 3 are far beyond the ones I expected.

Anyway, here's my toy. Custom artwork done by Variphone.

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Wow, what a nice pict again here, Is it from you, ou taken from PCLab ?

 

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post #1862 of 1871
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Skullbox:  90 day refund? You are quoting a post from August 25, 2009. Stop this nonsensical conversation with yourself. Wake up!



Oh very sorry then! Happy new year! 

 

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post #1863 of 1871
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post #1864 of 1871

I am strongly considering these. Is it worth it to pay more for the ES5s? Or are the 3s perfectly fine? Anyone tried both?

post #1865 of 1871

HPA has both and likes both. He thinks though that the ES5 represents a meaningful improvement over the ES3X.

 

Larry, if you read this perhaps you can weigh in.  :-)

post #1866 of 1871
Good to know. I'd like to see what he has to say too if he happens to see this.

Also, any recommended amps for these? Will be using phone, and computer for most listening
post #1867 of 1871

Does anyone else find these to be really bass-heavy compared to a lot of IEMs nowdays? 

 

Either way - I still love them :D

post #1868 of 1871
Hi, sorry for bumping old thread

I have a UM-remolded es3x that i have stored away for a really long time with a diy cable dettached from the body

Now that i already forgot, Can someone inform me the pin config of the IEM to attach the cable (which one is signal, which one is ground)?

Because i cant tell by the cable (no marking whatsoever at the cable-end)
And it sounds different if i reverse the pin but not necessarily better

Thank you
post #1869 of 1871

The um3x has been my favorate iem for many years. I just go a pair of am30 especting them to sound identical to the um30 on which they are based on. Westone claims active passive fliters SLED should let in amibant noise without changing the fequency response. I went to my local store and did a detailed ab comparison betweeen the um30 and my ac30 and to my suprice they sounded quiet differrent. The former has a much smaller soundstage with slightly more bass. The former has a much larger soundstage and with significally more treble but also more sibilant and much more prone to hiss. They are also much better made than the um30 and um30x. The plastic used seem much thicker and the connectors are tighter meaning they don't swivel as easily and no sign of gap between the connecvtors. 

post #1870 of 1871
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Originally Posted by i_djoel2000 View Post

Hi, sorry for bumping old thread

I have a UM-remolded es3x that i have stored away for a really long time with a diy cable dettached from the body

Now that i already forgot, Can someone inform me the pin config of the IEM to attach the cable (which one is signal, which one is ground)?

Because i cant tell by the cable (no marking whatsoever at the cable-end)
And it sounds different if i reverse the pin but not necessarily better

Thank you

Wow you must be in a possession of a lot of high-end gear if you could afford to leave a pair of re-shelled es3x stored away and not considered using it til now!

 

By the sound of it, your poor sockets probably have gone loose by now from trial and error.

post #1871 of 1871

I just back my re-shelled es3x from inearz and they sound just as I'd expect having previous owned a pair of um3x and current pair of am3pro. 

 

If there's anything the am30pro does better than the es3x and um3x is that it has a bigger soundstage with more air.

 

So I have now officially owned ever variant. 

Universal: um3x rc = um30pro

Universal with ambient port= am30pro

Custom: es3x = es30 

 

In order from best to worst

1) es3x (no surprise here): further improves on um3x, mainly clearer background and way more resolution. 

2) um3x: IMO the great universal of all time regardless of price. 

3) am30pro: brighter and airier with noticeable larger soundstage, lacks bass & body, slightly less forward mids, extracts more detail than the um3x but introduces more sibilant, less isolation which is a given due to the ambient port (my least favorite variant but still a great iem. 

 

Westone w3 would be number 3 if it were in the family. 


Edited by Fungus - 9/26/16 at 11:38pm
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