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post #3991 of 4249
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

 

I have the UM56 custom tips that I bought once upon a time to go with the W4.  I find that the W4 benefits from the custom tips more so than the UM3X.  I prefer the Shure gray silicone tips on my UM3X for ease of insertion and removal.  I find the bass is tighter with silicone over foam but that's just what I've found.  I do like the shure olives too.

 

I've had my UM3X for about 6 months now.  Still one of my favorite universals with wonderfully intimate vocals and superb layering and separation.  I tend to just use them from the nano or iphone ho but they sounded pretty awesome with the O2 when I had it.

Hi, can u tell me the difference btw Shure gray sili tips, and the Shure blk olive tips?  Is two different tips or both the same but diff name? What is your comments using UM56 with UM3x, have got some issues with them? Tchow!

post #3992 of 4249
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Originally Posted by lawlz View Post

I have both the Earsonics SM3 V2's and the UM3X RC's. After listening to each for a couple hours, I highly preferred the SM3s as they sounded much cleaner and had better clarity overall. However, my UM3X's sounded very muddy for some reason. I am using the stock comply tips for the UM3X's and stock double flanges for the SM3s. Could the comply's be at fault? If so, which tip do you guys think works best with the UM3X?


Lots of possibility, so many type of tips... EXPERIMENT!

post #3993 of 4249
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Originally Posted by bixby View Post

Yes, the whole Shure Olives things confused me for years.  I was expecting to see some green tips.  Until some long unused brain cells turned on one day and let me in on the secret that olives come in different colors including black, like Kalamata. biggrin.gif

 

Hey maybe we should start calling them Shure Kalamatas! 


Westone will release soon, there own tips in red, blue........similar to Comply's!!

post #3994 of 4249
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Originally Posted by VirtualMan View Post

Just received my new pair of UM3X's. I have been using the Shure SE425's which are a bit bass light and analytical. I was looking for something a little fuller sounding. I have Triple Fi's which sounded nice but are about the worst fitting IEM's I have tried.

 

So, I popped the UM3X's into my ears and was very disappointed. Where was the clarity? Kind of sounded veiled and muddy to me. I tried all the supplied tips and although they altered the sound a bit compared to the Complys, It still sounded rather dull. The SE425's seem much clearer in the mids and highs, most likely as a result of being light on bass. I was kind of trying to find something as clear with better bass.

 

I was about to give up but decided to try one more thing. I de-cored some Shure Olives and inserted the Sony Hybrids over these. Eureka! I found what I was looking for. The guitars and voices now have more brightness that I was looking for. The leading edges of notes were sharper and clearer. The separation and soundstage everyone talks about finally made itself known. Before these tips, not good.  I know I could have EQ'd them but I REALLY HATE using EQ. I prefer to find and IEM that sounds great with no EQ.

 

So I guess the SE425's are going back. They do have really nice forward mids and great detail but the lack of bass made rock and metal sound a bit too tame. They are really nice for vocals, acoustic music and classical. Not so much for rock & metal.

 

Hope this is the end of my quest. It's gotten pretty expensive to say the least!

Do you have some pict of your tips setup [Shure + Sony]  Maybe I will tried later!  Have you ever tried UM56 tips in the pass ?

post #3995 of 4249
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Originally Posted by ozrocks View Post

Hello Everybody I'm new here.

 

I was wondering what is the exact difference between UM3X and the Westone 4R, which one do you think sounds better?

 

Thanks for everyone's input.

Search thread => 

westone um3x vs 4r vs SE535

 

 

 

 

post #3996 of 4249

Ozrocks you need to search.  They are like night and day and a 90 second search will give more than enough info.  But if a wide spacious sound is not important to you, then get UM3x.  If it is it gets much trickier

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wink.gif UM3X is not on par with the westone 4R!!! I tried them out today, and they both are good, but depends on the music we all listen to, overall the Westone 4R is better!!!

post #3998 of 4249

UM3x are better on a good source, but W4 has a great treble.

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UM3X is certainly a richer, more fun sound to my ears and more forgiving on crappy sources.

post #4000 of 4249
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Originally Posted by Spyro View Post

UM3X is certainly a richer, more fun sound to my ears and more forgiving on crappy sources.

Yeah, when I used to use them with my iPhone, the sound was far from analytical, but I rarely found myself flawing the source; it was an enjoyable listen. 

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After hearing the UM3X for the 1st time tonight, i can say  my TF10 or IE80 will be sold immediately. o2smile.gif

i wont even waste my time repeating paragraphs of what people have already said. These things are just amazing. And ive heard only one song. ATB-Klangwelt.Im in love. Thats all.


Edited by Tuneboi - 1/15/13 at 10:23pm
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Originally Posted by Tuneboi View Post

After hearing the UM3X for the 1st time tonight, i can say  my TF10 or IE80 will be sold immediately. o2smile.gif

i wont even waste my time repeating paragraphs of what people have already said. These things are just amazing. And ive heard only one song. ATB-Klangwelt.Im in love. Thats all.

 

After a very long time here,  I find UM3X perhaps the best balance/tradeoff between something that is very accurate and balanced, yet quite fun and punchy to listen.  Liquid, buttery smooth and best ergonomics of any IEM ever made.  Will never distort or feel strained at any volume either.  UM3X + Star tips = a great lestening experience.

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totally agree. the mid and bass of the um3x is really nice while maintaining the accuracy. the um3x are perfect for those who want accuracy while maintaining fun listening experience.

post #4004 of 4249

Star tips? I fell in love with the soft silicone tips, i dont know if theyre called "bullets" but theyre the soft ones. And man can i say these things really surprised me with the overall presentation. I could actually see the performance happening before my eyes rather than the TF10's or IE8's huge sound. This just made more sense.

post #4005 of 4249

"Star" tips are a new silicone tip Westone just came out with.  Being sold only as an accessory and also with some of the W-series product.  Much better than the bullet tips IMHO. 

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