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post #4051 of 4249
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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post

Find the Westone rep for the site and PM him/her.

Does anyone know the name/nick??

post #4052 of 4249
*shrug* I'd check around the sponsor forums.
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Originally Posted by McKajVah View Post

Does anyone know the name/nick??
post #4053 of 4249
*shrug* I'd check around the sponsor forums.
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Does anyone know the name/nick??
post #4054 of 4249
really digging the UM3X...I do agree with joker and most of the opinions going around that the SM3 is the more technically capable phone, and does have a more immersive and "fun" sound, but the UM3X definitely has its advantages. For one the presentation is never "confusing" the way the SM3's can be; the sound is much less in-head and not as enveloping in terms of feeling like you are shrink wrapped by sound. I don't have to focus on the sound as much to pull out smaller details and fully wrap my head around the presentation; I like to listen to music while I read, write, play games, surf the web, etc. and I never felt like I could enjoy the SM3 this way, it demands your full and complete attention, and you basically become cut off from the world, which is awesome in its own way, but also not really favorable for my listening habits. I almost felt anxious listening to the SM3 sometimes because it required so much attention to piece together the sonic picture.

But with the UM3X everything sounds much more natural, maybe not in the sense of creating a more realistic sonic image, which the SM3 actually does better to my ears, but in terms of making the music clear and easy to listen to.

The UM3X is a touch less dynamic at lower volumes, but can also be driven much louder without distorting. I like to use my IEMs while practicing poi, and Iike to really feel the beat, which means going to volume levels that made the SM3 sound strained, if not outright distorted (shouldn't happen with a $400 IEM designed to be used on-stage, and another tally next to poor build quality showing just how non-serious Earsonics is about appealing to the professional market); UM3X takes it like a champ, these babies are clearly designed to accommodate high listening volume. Also the isolation is a big step up, I could still hear traffic bleeding over bass notes on the SM3; the UM3X shuts me out completely.

For pure sound, I might still take the SM3 over UM3X: it has better dynamic range and extension on both ends, a more immersive soundstage, and a flatter response for sure. It is an amazing IEM for a pure audiophile who wants an IEM that reaches beyond its price in sound for home use. But as a complete package, and for my personal applications, the UM3X is the better overall packag, and I am happier not dreading $100+ international shipping and repair expenditures every 3-6 months.
post #4055 of 4249
Nobody wants to share my UM3X love? :-P

I'll be getting a Silver Dragon cable for them soon, will report back with my findings. I'm hoping for slightly tighter bass, and maybe a bit more of an open sound.
post #4056 of 4249
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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post

Nobody wants to share my UM3X love? :-P

I'll be getting a Silver Dragon cable for them soon, will report back with my findings. I'm hoping for slightly tighter bass, and maybe a bit more of an open sound.


im looking forward to your impression.

i find my silver cable do improve the um3x sound with bigger soundstage and adding abit more treble.

post #4057 of 4249
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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post

Nobody wants to share my UM3X love? :-P

I'll be getting a Silver Dragon cable for them soon, will report back with my findings. I'm hoping for slightly tighter bass, and maybe a bit more of an open sound.
The UM3X is totally great, as is par for WESTONE. Great products, currently jamming the W4, with the UM3X as my back-up pair. I have said this many times before, after a while, you just LIVE with Westone, whichever pair you may be using. I started with UM2, advanced to UM3X and W4 after that. Couldn't imagine listening to my tunes any other way.
post #4058 of 4249
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Originally Posted by uncle b View Post


The UM3X is totally great, as is par for WESTONE. Great products, currently jamming the W4, with the UM3X as my back-up pair. I have said this many times before, after a while, you just LIVE with Westone, whichever pair you may be using. I started with UM2, advanced to UM3X and W4 after that. Couldn't imagine listening to my tunes any other way.

+1

Agree with you there. The um3x is an great IEM.

I still enjoying listening to the um3x even though i have some custom.

The female vocal is really awesome with the um3x.

post #4059 of 4249
Yeah Ive considered trying the W4 but I like the UM3X right now and dont have the dinero to own both. Maybe some day.
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Originally Posted by uncle b View Post

with the UM3X as my back-up pair. I have said this many times before, after a while, you just LIVE with Westone, whichever pair you may be using. I started with UM2, advanced to UM3X and W4 after that. Couldn't imagine listening to my tunes any other way.

Yeah I really dig the way they do vocals. That's one of the reasons I've come to not miss the SM3; the Westones aren't as detailed, but between superior build, no distorting, and the super vocals, I don't regret passing up the Earsonics.
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Originally Posted by lightningfarron View Post

+1
Agree with you there. The um3x is an great IEM.
I still enjoying listening to the um3x even though i have some custom.
The female vocal is really awesome with the um3x.
post #4060 of 4249

When I purchased my UM3X's they came with star tips as well as the other tips that are usually included. I also have Shure olives and Comply P-Series tips. I will say the Star tips, which I notice they are selling now on the Westone site, have totally made me respect these IEM's. WOW!  If you haven't used them I would highly recommend them.

 

http://www.westone.com/music/index.php/products/tips/star-tips.html


Edited by subguy812 - 4/24/13 at 1:41pm
post #4061 of 4249
Yeah I haven't bothered using anything but the star tips since getting mine. Best tips I've used yet for any IEM, period.
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Originally Posted by subguy812 View Post

When I purchased my UM3X's they came with star tips as well as the other tips that are usually included. I also have Shure olives and Comply P-Series tips. I will say the Star tips, which I notice they are selling now on the Westone site, have totally made me respect these IEM's. WOW!  If you haven't used them I would highly recommend them.

http://www.westone.com/music/index.php/products/tips/star-tips.html
post #4062 of 4249

hallo

 

@gilly:

+1 um3x lover.

i also came from the um2 und love both. sometimes il like the "oldschool" sond of the um2 (for example msg - perfect timing)

but the um 2x are a real upgrade. im sure i always can find iem which sounds "better". only limit i think is the money i can (want to) spend.

 

years ago i had normal buds an was also a real happy music-maniac.

post #4063 of 4249
The Westone made the UM3X ​​exactly to my bassist ears. The jewel. 2 years of pure audio enjoyment.
 
In this same family, what would be my next Westone upgrade?
 
Cheers,
 
Peter
post #4064 of 4249
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Originally Posted by cardozo View Post

The Westone made the UM3X ​​exactly to my bassist ears. The jewel. 2 years of pure audio enjoyment.
 
In this same family, what would be my next Westone upgrade?
 
Cheers,
 
Peter


westone es5 maybe :)?

post #4065 of 4249
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Originally Posted by cardozo View Post

In this same family, what would be my next Westone upgrade?
 

 

ES3X very_evil_smiley.gif

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