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post #4171 of 4275

UM3X is a bit smoother.  Probably use same tips you used on SE535.

post #4172 of 4275
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Originally Posted by Spyro View Post
 

UM3X is a bit smoother.  Probably use same tips you used on SE535.

i have been debating weather or not to try the tru fit kit with the um3x however i didnt get good results with the w4r so i dont imagine they will be much better with the um3x

post #4173 of 4275
What are some good tips to try with the um3x? I got them in today overnighted then couldn't wait for them.

I have the shure clear tips they are kinda rigid but the opening at the tip of the bore I find to help mids and highs I also have the shure soft flex.

I also tried the klipsh medium gels those are good the fitment is nice they are soft but kinda fit on the nozzle weird.

I have some etymotic foam tips. I'm getting in the monster super tip adapter and monster super tips foams.

I'm on the edge of pulling the trigger on the Westone tru fit foam and silicone but I didn't have the best results with them on the w4r but might be better with the um3x?

Still giving them a listen I listened to them through my laptop but not yet through my rig. But from what I hear just through my laptop I'm thinking these are going to be very good with my rig
Edited by Mooses9 - 1/28/14 at 12:17pm
post #4174 of 4275
Star tips ftw
post #4175 of 4275
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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post

Star tips ftw
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I do not like the Westone true fit foam tips.  The exit whole is too small and once on, I can't get them off with ruining the tip.  A regular comply tip would be far superior IMHO.

 

If you didn't like the star tips, I would imagine what you have will suffice.  I have no other recommendations.

post #4177 of 4275
Well I don't know if the um3x is as tip Dependent as the w4r so I might get better results with the star silicone with the um3x if they aren't as Tip dependent as the w4r
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Are you all finding any good deals on the UM3X? 

 

Oh...and for those who've heard both, is the UM30 technically better or is it just different? I'm trying to put a price point on whether the upgrade is worth it...

 

I really wish EarphoneSolutions did one of those 25% off sales, including Westone. Their sales aren't quite what they used to be.


Edited by imackler - 1/28/14 at 1:20pm
post #4179 of 4275
I am actually selling mine on a auction site as we speak, but I always liked the star tips the best. I loved my UM3X but really prefer W4R, just a preference, but the W4R is a lot more tip dependent.
Edited by subguy812 - 1/28/14 at 1:29pm
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post
 

Are you all finding any good deals on the UM3X? 

 

Oh...and for those who've heard both, is the UM30 technically better or is it just different? I'm trying to put a price point on whether the upgrade is worth it...

 

I really wish EarphoneSolutions did one of those 25% off sales, including Westone. Their sales aren't quite what they used to be.


UM30 is just the same imo. I think the minor/potential difference in sound can be attributed to the star tips. Not worth the upgrade unless your old UM3X died and you want the same thing in a new shell with different connectors.

post #4181 of 4275
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post

Are you all finding any good deals on the UM3X? 

Oh...and for those who've heard both, is the UM30 technically better or is it just different? I'm trying to put a price point on whether the upgrade is worth it...

I really wish EarphoneSolutions did one of those 25% off sales, including Westone. Their sales aren't quite what they used to be.

I got mine for $200.00 the um3x rc I see them going for 275+ normally maybe even more
post #4182 of 4275
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I got mine for $200.00 the um3x rc I see them going for 275+ normally maybe even more

Wow. Used? If new...please PM me :)

 

Mooses9...as of now, from the iems you have, what would the perfect pairing be, if you were to only pick two? I know you've been into the etymotics of late, too, so I was surprised by the UM3X. That was, until I looked at your collection! 

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Originally Posted by imackler View Post
 

Wow. Used? If new...please PM me :)

 

Mooses9...as of now, from the iems you have, what would the perfect pairing be, if you were to only pick two? I know you've been into the etymotics of late, too, so I was surprised by the UM3X. That was, until I looked at your collection! 

i got them used their in excellent condition.

 

i stay within 3 brands really, shure,westone and etymotic.

 

as far as pairing Iriver IHP-140 Optical Out>Custom Sys Concepts Fiber Optic Cable>Ibasso db boomslang Optical In>RSA to Hirose Toxic Cable Silver Poison>RSA sr-71B

 

with THAT setup, if i had to choose 2 Iem's i Would say the Etymotic ER4PT+S & Shure SE535. The Etymotic er4 series line is by far the best iem i have ever heard at detail retrieval, phenomenal mids, phenomenal Highs, Excellent Vocals.. the er4 blow me away.....

 

The UM3X RC are excellent..i like to critically listen to music and etymotics do that.....but the um3x is a funner Iem....and i have for a while been eyeing the um3x since ive owned the w4r. 

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I can live with slightly rolled off treble (SE535, UM3X, UM2) but I cannot live with any IEM that has lite or polite bass.  I also cannot live with any IEM that distorts when turned up moderately loud.   Unless I had 3 bad pairs in a row, UE900 was the worst offender in this category.  Completely unacceptable at this pricepoint.

post #4185 of 4275

Moose, I just dug this link up for you from back about 5 years ago when I compared ER4P to UM3X.   LOL!!

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452704/comparison-um3x-versus-er4p

 

 

Thread is only 3 pages so read all.  Some EXCELLENT comments  ( but my comments would be exact polar opposite from "Pianists").  Wish "Catscratch" and some other guys were still around.  Really enjoyed reading their posts.


Edited by Spyro - 1/28/14 at 7:01pm
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