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post #136 of 5546
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Originally Posted by Kunlun View Post



 


As a follow-up, Mr. Harris also let me know that there are no universal fit ES5 models (as there are with JHaudio) for people to try before they order customs. How did people listen to the ES5 at CanJam? Also, he said there are no westone dealers in New York City.

 

When I go to customs, I'll be looking elsewhere!
 

im pretty sure he just means they wont be sending any to anyone, because they definitely had two pairs at canjam that doug brought, and i listened to both pairs
 

post #137 of 5546
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Originally Posted by goodvibes View Post





Did he really use a $79 usb headphone DAC off a pc to definitively compare $1000 customs? Take it with a grain of salt. He may very well have heard some sibilance but probably not due to the jh13. I haven't heard the Westone so I can't compare or comment other than to say it already has 5 drivers. What's one more? I think the JH13 is more accurate than the 16 so I already don't agree with his findings on products that I've heard but for noisey environments like onstage etc. you tend to mask bass and too much becomes just right. There's room for Westone to make a bass enhanced model.

 

You think a portable amp has the ability to introduce sibilance to one set of IEMs and not others?
 

post #138 of 5546
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Originally Posted by fsrenduro View Post



 

You think a portable amp has the ability to introduce sibilance to one set of IEMs and not others?
 


Not sure I would blame the amp and not the IEMs in question.

post #139 of 5546

Unlikely but it cannot be ruled out, a treble bump on a formerly dark headphone could draw out the sibilence on the recording. Shigzeo has some measurements of amps and players doing pretty wierd things with multi-driver customs too (either because of crossover or dampening factors as debated on hydrogen audio). But that's just speculation coming from me, I still think it''s unlikely.


Edited by Ypoknons - 8/11/10 at 7:31pm
post #140 of 5546

I am impressed. I gave my ES5s for refitting to the ThinkingGroup Shanghai office on August 9. From there they went to the main HK office and on to Westone USA. I just got notice that my ES5s are finished, back in HK and headed to their Shanghai office today. Given that all this shipping is free, that is rather good service.

 

I should be able to pick these up as early as Monday. It's going to be a long weekend...


Edited by cooperpwc - 8/20/10 at 1:05am
post #141 of 5546

I am a bit surprised more haven't got on the ES5 wagon yet.

post #142 of 5546

Send me the money and I'll think about it.
 

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Originally Posted by Anaxilus View Post

I am a bit surprised more haven't got on the ES5 wagon yet.

post #143 of 5546
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Originally Posted by Bennyboy71 View Post

Send me the money and I'll think about it.
 


 


Haha, very funny.  We all know you don't think Benny, you just react like a wild animal.  

post #144 of 5546

My ES5s are back where they belong (in my happy ears) and the fit and seal are definitely improved. They are easier to insert properly - they snap into place - and seem to hold in place well. Isolation is better (and more consistent as I move my mouth.) The bass has also increased a bit. I felt the extra bass immediately but the Sensaphonic test proved it. The tones now match at a lower volume. Pushing the IEMs in no longer increases the bass at all which I think is the key seal test. It is too early to jump to conclusions but the fit may be right in the zone now.

 

It is nice to have these back. They were really missed. 


Edited by cooperpwc - 8/23/10 at 3:53am
post #145 of 5546

I am shocked by how much these ramp up with the Headsix. The difference is not subtle. Now I am really looking forward to my Stepdance. If these can get even better, it's going to be sick.

post #146 of 5546
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post

I am shocked by how much these ramp up with the Headsix. The difference is not subtle. Now I am really looking forward to my Stepdance. If these can get even better, it's going to be sick.

 

 

Keep us posted. I really want to hear from someone who owns or has owned the ES3X and now has the ES5. The ES5 sounds like they might be my style.

 

post #147 of 5546

Nice to see Westone trying to build something of their own instead of just following the lead of JH and UE and putting 6 - 8 drivers in their high end offerings. Any chance we could see some pictures cooperpwc? And are they produced with a silicone tip like the old ES3x?

 

Cheers,

Fred

 

 

 

post #148 of 5546

@Fred - I posted a couple of pics here. But I will try to post some more/better ones soon. Yes, they have the soft tips. I find them to be very comfortable.

 

@Project86 - There is at least one person out there that has both (as well as some other popular custom IEMs). I won't steal his fire so hopefully he will post soon. You know who you are.  

 

Frankly it is getting a bit lonely in this thread. I feel that I am being forced to be a one-man fan boy choir because people have no idea how good these are. Now that the fit is good and I am amping them, they might be my favorite cans. Might be. They are right up there. And I have discovered that with a good fit and lots of current, they are not at all shy on bass. The bass is low, tight and plenty full. In the high current mode on the Stepdance, it could be wild.

 

Anyway, I wish that others would jump in.


Edited by cooperpwc - 8/24/10 at 4:20am
post #149 of 5546

Just got mine.

 

In the first hour of listening, I already like it very much. However since this is my first CM, I have nothing to compare to.

 

I am listening through Sony M10 and the volume being set is 3 / 30 (I used to listen with a low volume level comparing to others). I hope that  Stepdance does not have too much gain so that I can have more adjustable volume levels.

post #150 of 5546

@cooperpwc

from the pictures, they look like 4 micro mid/high tweeters and 1 big woofer. is it?

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