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post #16 of 38
Picked up the UM3X's a second time and have been A/B'ing them with my W3's for the past couple hours. My further thoughts....

The UM3X is certainly a more forward sound...more midrange oriented but generally very balanced. A crunching guitar solo with W3 has you about 10 rows back whereas with UM3X you are standing 3 feet away from the player...a far more engaging experience!

If you are a listener that really concentrates on the musicianship of the music and like to zero in on the performers chops, UM3X is definitely the better choice. Not saying you can't do that with W3 it's just that the W3 is a bit more distant in how the presentation is, mainly due to the more V-shaped frequency response.

My 120 ohm GR8 hisses like crazy out of an Ipod but the 56 ohm UM3X has zero hiss. Least of any IEM I have owned. Westone hit the sweet spot here, not sure why Grado missed it. Despite the 56 ohms UM3X is plenty efficient and will blow your head off without breaking a sweat...unamped

If you tend to listen on the louder side, you really need to be careful with UM3X as you can easily get carried away on the volume because it is such a smooth presentation (no spikes ANYWHERE in the freq response) and is somewhat forward it is very easy on the ears and easy to push that volume as you get engulfed in the music.

I find both equally detailed, just presented differently.
post #17 of 38
This is making my wait for the UM3X even harder
Its been 5 days since postage but it still hasnt reached me
post #18 of 38
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Originally Posted by fraggerz View Post
This is making my wait for the UM3X even harder
Its been 5 days since postage but it still hasnt reached me
Be sure to tell us you thoughts. I think they take a few hours of use to get the crossovers "burnt in." The clarity seems to sharpen up a tad.
post #19 of 38
W3, I only own them for 1 weeks, they so amazing, Couldn't review it. Cause it so amazing. If you want to know how good is it. Buy it. Dont waste your time. Cause life is short. Dont want to spent more than 10 seconds without my W3, if you want review come to EarphoneSolution.com , im sure there is many review about W3.. Don't buy the Limited Edition version, there's no different, but LE is cost a lot, only for a merchandise, buy the normal version..

:w3smile:
post #20 of 38
Spyro - which do you prefer out of the UM3X and the GR8?
post #21 of 38
well im upto around the 10hr mark with the um3x and i really like them

bass is well controlled and detailed and vocals are crisp and precise and the comfort over my tf10 is fantastic.
post #22 of 38
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Originally Posted by alan_g View Post
well im upto around the 10hr mark with the um3x and i really like them

bass is well controlled and detailed and vocals are crisp and precise and the comfort over my tf10 is fantastic.
Nice one

Actually, I'm jealous.

Really jealous

They will be mine, one day
post #23 of 38
you will love them, cant wait until they are fully burnt in
just running them unamped through sony 1050x
post #24 of 38
Does your D10 do anything for them? (I know the X should be sufficent for them, but am curious!)
post #25 of 38
i was going to leave using them amped until a later date with my iriver ihp120 through the optical....
post #26 of 38

Best price on UM3X?

Hey guys. I'm not sure this' the appropriate spot for my question? I'm new to the IEM thing and have been considering the UM3X as an option for my first earphone. I like what I've read so far about the phones as far as impressions, I'm curious what to expect price wise and if anybody has recommendations for best place to buy?
post #27 of 38
they are expensive here in the uk like everything else.....
post #28 of 38
had a quick listen through the iriver ihp120 and the ibasso d10 and it is incredible.
post #29 of 38
That's cool - I'm hoping for good things from my pico slim and these, when I eventually get them both together
post #30 of 38
@daeo
wow, u got the pico slim?
i cant justify myself spending another 400 bucks on an amp:P
but how does it sound with your current setup?
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