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Westone UM3X announced!

post #1 of 557
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Hi,

what has been a rumour in the german hifi-forum.de since 1th April is now official:

Westone announced the UM3X (http://www.westone.com/content/141.html)

The UM3X will be available starting April 30th and will have a retail price of $379.00.

MfG

sadburai

PS.: Don't know if it has been posted here before!

BTW: My first post, hello head-fi!
post #2 of 557
sweet.. wonder how this compares to the W3
post #3 of 557
I gotta see if these can beat my SE530's.
post #4 of 557
AHHHHHHHH! ANOTHER??? NOW THERE'S 4 UNIVERSAL TRIPLES! D= JUST MADE THE DECISION HARDER!!!!

But curious how these put up with the Westone 3's.
post #5 of 557
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Originally Posted by MaoDi View Post
AHHHHHHHH! ANOTHER??? NOW THERE'S 4 UNIVERSAL TRIPLES! D= JUST MADE THE DECISION HARDER!!!!

But curious how these put up with the Westone 3's.
No there is 5. Audio Technica has a universal triple driver also. CK100 I believe it's called. Also, do you want your SE530's to have a much more improved soundstage? click the link in my sig.
post #6 of 557
Nice find! 56 Ohm and 124 sensitivity, interesting! No emphasis on any particular part of the frequency spectrum. Sounds like a neutral possible Ety alternative and a good monitor/mixing earphone.

Yeah, we need a comparo with the W3.
post #7 of 557
Is the Westone 3 discontinued now?
post #8 of 557
http://www.westone.com/index.php?loa...nt&page_id=297

This is the product page if you havent found it.



Built to the highest professional standards, the true three-way, balanced armature UM3x delivers incredibly smooth response cross the entire frequency range. Using the same technology as our custom ES3X, the UM3X is the earpiece of choice for performers desiring high-end Westone sound quality in a universal-fit package. The comfortable Comply™ foam tips form to the ear for extended use without fatigue and provide up to 25 dB of ambient noise reduction. Equipped with a durable 50" stereo "Y" cord with a 3.5mm stereo jack, 4 pair of Comply™ foam tips, storage pouch and wax loop.

The UM3X is ultimate universal-fit musicians' monitor, perfect for the on-stage performer.
Available only in clear/black.

Listed for $379, while Westone3 is $399
post #9 of 557
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Originally Posted by VoLTaG3 View Post
Is the Westone 3 discontinued now?
Absolutely! - Westone realised the Westone 3 could just NOT compete with the one and only SE530...and now they're also seriously considering discontinuing the ES3X for the very same reason.
post #10 of 557
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post
Absolutely! - Westone realised the Westone 3 could just NOT compete with the one and only SE530...and now they're also seriously considering discontinuing the ES3X for the very same reason.
And make a re-designed ES3X maybe?
post #11 of 557
So
Westone 3 = consumers
UM3X = performers and pros
post #12 of 557
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post
Absolutely! - Westone realised the Westone 3 could just NOT compete with the one and only SE530...and now they're also seriously considering discontinuing the ES3X for the very same reason.
Actually, I heard that this is their last try. If Westone can't beat the SE530 with this one they are going to close up shop for good!
post #13 of 557
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Originally Posted by ottoyu34 View Post
And make a re-designed ES3X maybe?
Make it wireless?
post #14 of 557
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post
Absolutely! - Westone realised the Westone 3 could just NOT compete with the one and only SE530...and now they're also seriously considering discontinuing the ES3X for the very same reason.
You could not have said it any better. you got it dead on right and accurate!! good job!!
post #15 of 557
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Originally Posted by VoLTaG3 View Post
Make it wireless?
No, they'll be using the same extraordinary SE530 cable (no L-shaped plug!) & extensions, and that 'sexy' metallic bronze shell (unlike the W3's dull and cheap black looking one with the silly logo), even the exact same packaging! -- it'll pretty much be a Shure SE530 clone.
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