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Does anybody produce an iPhone cable (with mic and control buttons) that can be used with an UM3x RC ?
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Originally Posted by nc8000 View Post

Does anybody produce an iPhone cable (with mic and control buttons) that can be used with an UM3x RC ?

 

I think you can use a TF10 Pro vi cable but the pins might be longer than the Westone pins.  I haven't tried this.  You could also email Westone and see if the have a mic cable ready yet.

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Just ordered my UM3X IEMs today. I can't wait. I just hope that they are as good as I hope they will be!

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So ive decided on a set of um3x. Do I go the standard cable or spend the extra on the RC?

 

I read there's no difference in terms of SQ. But does RC have any problems, connections becoming loose etc etc?


Edited by ads1107 - 5/17/12 at 10:11pm
post #3860 of 4266
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Originally Posted by ads1107 View Post

So ive decided on a set of um3x. Do I go the standard cable or spend the extra on the RC?

 

I read there's no difference in terms of SQ. But does RC have any problems, connections becoming loose etc etc?

 

I haven't had any issues with the RC version.  I can use my UM3X RC with my balanced SR-71b amp, which performs better balanced than with the same amp via 1/8" headphone jack.  That's the main reason I like the RC feature.

post #3861 of 4266

I think ill just go the RC version. Its only $20 more and gives me the flexibility in terms of cable replacements/upgrades.

 

US$345 delivered to Australia a good price?

post #3862 of 4266
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Originally Posted by ads1107 View Post

I think ill just go the RC version. Its only $20 more and gives me the flexibility in terms of cable replacements/upgrades.

 

US$345 delivered to Australia a good price?

yeah, that seems like a pretty damn good price

post #3863 of 4266
Good good. I used the active20 (20% off) coupon at earphonesolutions
post #3864 of 4266

Any comment on the Fiio E10 with the Westone UM3X? I'm debating whether to buy the UM3X and or the 4 and I intend to sometimes use it with the laptop and the Fiio E10.

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Got my second pair of these on the way. I'm looking at the JDS Labs C421 (leaning towards the AD8620 opamps); does anyone have experience with this combo? I'd be using it with my iPod (5.5g) and iPhone 4 via LOD.

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I have my pair for about 2 weeks and it took some time to fully appreciate the sound signature.

 

As one hf'er stated, um3x has the wonderful mids of the RE262 with good quantity bass.

 

The separation of the instruments is one of the attributes that makes these phones interesting.

 

When I go back to listening to the FX700's, the mids seem so distant.

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Originally Posted by olear View Post

I have my pair for about 2 weeks and it took some time to fully appreciate the sound signature.

 

As one hf'er stated, um3x has the wonderful mids of the RE262 with good quantity bass.

 

The separation of the instruments is one of the attributes that makes these phones interesting.

 

When I go back to listening to the FX700's, the mids seem so distant.

Dunno if it was just me but did you absolutely hate it the first time you heard it? I hated it with its neutral sound but i ended up loving them a lot :D 

 

I also like how you can be a bit reckless with the cord and not have to worry about it breaking :)

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The same.
 
Coming from a Westone 3, I soon realized the lack of soundstage and bass in the UM3X.
 
Some time later, tired of W3, I decided to retest the UM3X and I was madly in love with this headphone.
 
This is a marvel that needs some time to getting used to.
 
Cheers,
 
Peter

 

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Originally Posted by meyameya View Post

Dunno if it was just me but did you absolutely hate it the first time you heard it? I hated it with its neutral sound but i ended up loving them a lot :D 

 

I also like how you can be a bit reckless with the cord and not have to worry about it breaking :)

post #3869 of 4266
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Originally Posted by cardozo View Post

The same.
 
Coming from a Westone 3, I soon realized the lack of soundstage and bass in the UM3X.
 
Some time later, tired of W3, I decided to retest the UM3X and I was madly in love with this headphone.
 
This is a marvel that needs some time to getting used to.

That's funny, for me, coming from a pair of Etys I immediately fell in love with it. 

 

On a side note, I'm not sure why people complain about the lack of soundstage in the UM3X. It's deliberately designed that way - when a musician is onstage, they want to be able to hear themselves, not have to search for their own voice. The intimate presentation is also a bonus for me as a listener too, at least.

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Dear guhmo,
 
coming from an Ety, the transition is simpler, since they are sort of cousins​​. Think of a UM3X as the evolution of Ety ER4S, since both share the same "sound orientation". I hope you understand what I mean...
 
As the soundstage, the UM3X has no problem. It represents EXACTLY what has been recorded, without adding fake ambient space in the music.
 
Awesome piece of engineering, in the end.
 
Cheers,
 
Peter
 
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Originally Posted by guhmo View Post

That's funny, for me, coming from a pair of Etys I immediately fell in love with it. 

 

On a side note, I'm not sure why people complain about the lack of soundstage in the UM3X. It's deliberately designed that way - when a musician is onstage, they want to be able to hear themselves, not have to search for their own voice. The intimate presentation is also a bonus for me as a listener too, at least.

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