it's not that easy.. I mean back then I admitted that the W3 are technically better but I enjoyed the sound of the Um2 more, so I could say Um2 are better or W3 are better... depends on where your priority is.
the w2 certainly doesn't need to sound that aggressive and powerful like the um2, as long as the bass amount is not to low, I would prefer the clearer sound and the bigger soundstage, that's just what I wanted to change on my um2, I am not interested in purchasing another pair of um2.
I adore the grey flex sleeves(comfortable, nice,clear and tight sound, simply the best choice) but I am also excited to try all the other tips(like the different Triflanges, I once had the Ety Triflanges which weren't comfortable at all) and the clear tips.... and because of the airy and clear sound of the W2, I could give the Foamies another try, I didn't like them on the um2, because the sound was too dark and muddy and way to much in-your-face.
My Problem with the westones would be, if the W2 are not going to be what I need, I couldn't use any of the other Westones I guess, I didn't like the sound signature of the W3, too warm and the recessed mids(compared to um2) were a turnoff. Where the Um3x are propably a better choice for me, if there would not be all the UM3x Bashing after the SM3 came out...
the same price range, so I think I would prefer trying the SM3. The SM2 would be like(I already tried the W2 and I don't think I could improve in Dual Drivers, so why not Triple Driver?)....
the cheapest answer to my problem would be the Klipsch Custom 3. Highly Recommend and Strong Bass assured. What would you guys say?
does it make sense? :D
Edited by Nestroit - 7/21/10 at 2:25am