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Originally Posted by MaloS View Post
Precisely. Your wickedly uneducated opinion.
How is it uneducated? I would like to know
post #62 of 557
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Originally Posted by cn11 View Post
I find this release a little strange for sure. It would be nice if the Westone site explained more about sound signature in comparison to the W3, and ES3x. Anything they don't explain is just pure speculation at this point. If it's geared more toward a pro level, discerning, monitoring user, why would it be priced $20 below the W3, the more consumer-oriented 'phone (unless it's an introductory price)? And we can't know if they've addressed fit issues in the W3 in any sort of concrete manner.

But, I suppose we'll all know in less than a month. It's sort of nice to not have to wait over a year through tons of delays to know any concrete info (oh wait, maybe I'm getting ahead of myself!).
Quoted for emphasis. The pricing strategy is what is really confusing.

Damn, I and while I am still waiting for IE8s to ship!
post #63 of 557
$20 doesn't make the difference for far fewer tips, no 1/4" adapter and no in line volume control?

-Ed
post #64 of 557
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Originally Posted by jyle_t View Post
looks like a UM2 outer case with triple drivers squeezed in to me.
It does look a lot like the UM2, but the nozzle attachment and cable attachment are different, and that's just from what I can see.

Even if it's identical, using the UM2 as a basis rather than the W3 is a good idea IMO, since the UM2 is very non-sensitive to fit, at least compared to some of the other ones on the market.
post #65 of 557
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Originally Posted by VoLTaG3 View Post
How is it uneducated? I would like to know
How is it otherwise. Shhhhhhhhhh.
post #66 of 557
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Originally Posted by catscratch View Post
It does look a lot like the UM2, but the nozzle attachment and cable attachment are different, and that's just from what I can see.

Even if it's identical, using the UM2 as a basis rather than the W3 is a good idea IMO, since the UM2 is very non-sensitive to fit, at least compared to some of the other ones on the market.
Although admittedly, as shown by performance of ES2, very gimping to the driver's ability.
post #67 of 557
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Originally Posted by MaloS View Post
How is it otherwise. Shhhhhhhhhh.
How can I "Shhhhhhhhhhh" in a forum. Do you hear any audio coming from my messages? Ummm no...
*Goes back to jamming with his modded SE530's*
post #68 of 557
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Originally Posted by MaloS View Post
Although admittedly, as shown by performance of ES2, very gimping to the driver's ability.
True, but then again we don't know how much the W3 body affects the drivers' ability since we don't have a fully custom W3. It could very well be that a fully-custom W3 would be all different sorts of awesome, and what we're hearing is only a fraction of the drivers' potential.
post #69 of 557
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Originally Posted by catscratch View Post
True, but then again we don't know how much the W3 body affects the drivers' ability since we don't have a fully custom W3. It could very well be that a fully-custom W3 would be all different sorts of awesome, and what we're hearing is only a fraction of the drivers' potential.
Touche.
post #70 of 557
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Originally Posted by MaloS View Post
Touche.
Not gonna try my mod? That's what I thought, you know the SE530s will scrape the W3's all around a gas station bathroom floor. LOL!!!!!!!!!!
post #71 of 557
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Originally Posted by catscratch View Post
True, but then again we don't know how much the W3 body affects the drivers' ability since we don't have a fully custom W3. It could very well be that a fully-custom W3 would be all different sorts of awesome, and what we're hearing is only a fraction of the drivers' potential.
that is very true. like loudspeakers drivers with a better speaker box.
post #72 of 557
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Originally Posted by Edward Ng View Post
$20 doesn't make the difference for far fewer tips, no 1/4" adapter and no in line volume control?

-Ed
It probably does, but it still seems odd to price it just slightly below the W3.

Also, I see where it says 'based on the technology from the ES3X' but (at least to me) that does not mean they share the same drivers. Is that just an assumption or did I miss something?
post #73 of 557
I'm sure these (um3x) will sound fine, may even be an improvement (slightly?) over the
W3. But, in response to the um3x+um56 = es3x, the underlying difference between the UM3x and ES3x is that the ES3x is a complete custom shell, not just comply or custom tips (UM56). With the ES3x the drivers are pretty much 'tuned\optimized' to the shape of the custom shell. I think that's the major line drawn between customs and universals.
post #74 of 557
No, I think you're probably right. I've found that when Marketing words something ambiguously like that, it's usually for a reason.
post #75 of 557
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Originally Posted by cn11 View Post
No, I think you're probably right. I've found that when Marketing words something ambiguously like that, it's usually for a reason.
Yes. SE420 and SE530 both share the "tuned port". Now you could say
they share the same technology. just marketing word as stated.
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