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post #31 of 38

Check ebay for best prices. You can find the um3x with detatchable cable for 345.50 w/ free shipping. And the people have 100% positive. Brand new factory sealed in box.

post #32 of 38

Which one has better isolation? W3 or UM3X? Does the UM3X insert deeper?
I see people note that the W3 is fiddly to get a good fit compared to UM3X (why?), but I haven't seen anything conclusive with the W3 and UM3X compared in regards to isolation. I'm thinking of using either of these with the Shure olives. Also, can someone tell if the UM3X (or W3) inserts deeper and gives better isolation than the Shure SE530? I've found that the SE530's have poorer isolation and fit than the the Shure SE210, which are perfect in that regard.

 

I think I'll be getting one of the Westones, aiming to get good fit and isolation combined with good overall sound and hefty but tight bass without listening fatigue. I'd be content if the bass quantity and quality is roughly equivalent (but not weaker!) to the SE530. Any recommendations?


Edited by arn - 5/29/10 at 8:42am
post #33 of 38

I think it depends on your ears and then the tips

 

The W2 with triflanges are very good at isolation - not Ety-class but good

 

Comfortable too

 

I plan to get the UM3X detachable soon and don't see why they should be any different to the W2 looking at the design of them.  W3 either IMO

post #34 of 38

I (and probably most people) find isolation to be the same.  The stem of the UM3X is a couple millimeters longer so technically it will insert deeper but quite frankly I don't find much difference isolation-wise.  It is excellent with both.

 

Soundstage of SE530 is definitely larger than UM3X but I think UM3X excels in all other areas.  Some find UM3X small monitorish soundstage and neutrality somewhat bland and boring but it is really, really accurate.  I personally enjoy W3 over both due to a more sparkly treble and more open sound = more of a fun factor.

post #35 of 38
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Check ebay for best prices. You can find the um3x with detatchable cable for 345.50 w/ free shipping. And the people have 100% positive. Brand new factory sealed in box.


Before you do that...shoot an email to soundearphones.com. They will probably better that price and they are authorized dealer. Got my regular um3x about a month ago for $305 from them.

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I (and probably most people) find isolation to be the same.  The stem of the UM3X is a couple millimeters longer so technically it will insert deeper but quite frankly I don't find much difference isolation-wise.  It is excellent with both.

 



Well, to me there probably is difference, as I use the earphones in noisy environments. A few millimeters will definitely make a difference in fit and isolation, so it's good to know that UM3X stem is a little longer. I've ordered some Comply P-series plugs to see if they make a difference with the SE530 and Atrio isolation, but sadly it will take a couple of weeks before the delivery from Comply will reach me...

post #37 of 38
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Well, to me there probably is difference, as I use the earphones in noisy environments. A few millimeters will definitely make a difference in fit and isolation, so it's good to know that UM3X stem is a little longer. I've ordered some Comply P-series plugs to see if they make a difference with the SE530 and Atrio isolation, but sadly it will take a couple of weeks before the delivery from Comply will reach me...


I have a challenge with the tips too.  young Spade told me to try the "fit kit" from Westone which I will probably do.  Only problem is: the fit kit shows "silicone mushroom" and "silicone bullet" eartips but nowhere else do I see these tips listed as a separate item.  What if I like one or the other?? Can they be ordered separately??

 

For isolation, though, so far have found the Comply P to be the best and comfortable too.
 

post #38 of 38

Some people say otherwise..but I found the shure silicone tips fit and sound pretty much the same for me so I got a 5 pack of those instead..I think the Westone ones can only be purchased in the fit kit for $30 something. The shure opening is smaller than the Westone..but I found the sound to deliver the same imho..

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