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post #5386 of 5546
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Originally Posted by pekingduck View Post

What's the turnaround time? My 6-month old ES5's were sent back to Westone a while ago (loose connector..) and I can't wait to get them back.

 


2 weeks? Thats how long it took, not counting the shipping.

post #5387 of 5546

Ok I got mine back as well. Took 3 weeks total. Not bad at all!

 

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Originally Posted by iamdacow View Post


2 weeks? Thats how long it took, not counting the shipping.

post #5388 of 5546
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Originally Posted by iamdacow View Post

 

AppleMark

 

iamdacow, you requested for pink tips? are there any other colours to choose from as well and also is there any extra charges?

post #5389 of 5546
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Originally Posted by RockaRolla View Post

 

iamdacow, you requested for pink tips? are there any other colours to choose from as well and also is there any extra charges?

 

Yes I requested for pink tips. However my shell is full acrylic. There are no extra charges and I am sure that they will oblige your request of any tip color other than pink as long as the tip is full acrylic

post #5390 of 5546

i didnt know you could request full acrylic through westone.

 

what was the reason you did so?

post #5391 of 5546

Not sure about iamdacow, but in my case, Westone said my ear canal was too narrow for vinyl tips rolleyes.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Br777 View Post

i didnt know you could request full acrylic through westone.

 

what was the reason you did so?

post #5392 of 5546
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Originally Posted by pekingduck View Post

Not sure about iamdacow, but in my case, Westone said my ear canal was too narrow for vinyl tips rolleyes.gif

 

 

aye same here too so I decided to have a colored tip

post #5393 of 5546

anyone pairing es5 with ak100?

post #5394 of 5546
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Originally Posted by kaikai1805 View Post

anyone pairing es5 with ak100?

I wouldnt reccomend it unless you plan to use it's line out capabilities exclusively.

 

Here's why:

 

its output impedance is nearly 23 ohms.  ES-5 impedance is a low 15 ohms.   This means that the OI of the ak100 is too high for the es-5's and will cause audible frequency imbalances.

 

here's the measurements for the ak100 - http://en.goldenears.net/14001

 

Furthermore, there is great evidence to my soapbox preaching about why the clip+ or clip zip are the perfect player for the es-5 and why you frankly arent going to get any better sound.  you can find some very good measurements of the clip+ if you do some googling.

 

What you will find is that its not only a perfect impedace match, but it's measurements basically prove that you are not going to get any audible improvements from a "better" player.  The clip already tests out out of audible range in all of its possible distortion, noise, imbalance areas.  it also has a very low output impedance.

 

This also explains why try as i might i have never been able to hear a difference between my o2/odac combo and my clip zip.

 

hope this helps.

 

thanks


Edited by Br777 - 2/28/13 at 9:43am
post #5395 of 5546

As a clip+ and clipzip lover + user... I can't really agree... I've found lots of equipment better than es5 + clip, though that combo is nice.  I can also hear a great difference between my clips and anything + o2.

 

Had great experience with dx100 and es5, personally felt it was a great match.  Tried es5's with a normal ak100, didn't like it as much, it sounded clear and somewhat exciting, but dx100's soundstage with es5 was more attractive to me.

 

Not trying to start an argument about measurements vs. perceived sound, just stating my humble opinion.

post #5396 of 5546
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Originally Posted by dragonfyra View Post

As a clip+ and clipzip lover + user... I can't really agree... I've found lots of equipment better than es5 + clip, though that combo is nice.  I can also hear a great difference between my clips and anything + o2.

 

Had great experience with dx100 and es5, personally felt it was a great match.  Tried es5's with a normal ak100, didn't like it as much, it sounded clear and somewhat exciting, but dx100's soundstage with es5 was more attractive to me.

 

Not trying to start an argument about measurements vs. perceived sound, just stating my humble opinion.

erm, when you paired es5 with normal ak100, do you find it dark sounding? lacking some dynamics?

post #5397 of 5546

normal ak100 as opposed to rwa ak100.  dynamics was ok, i felt it was a thin, quick, slightly more exciting type of sound.  dx100 felt colder in comparison.  one thing that some will like but i didn't was the vocals, a bit too close for my taste.  

post #5398 of 5546
Yeehaw! I'm stoked. I just had my impressions done on Monday for a pair of ES5s. I've been lurking here a while without posting anything, but I figured finally ordering was a good enough reason to make an account and post. smily_headphones1.gif
post #5399 of 5546
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Originally Posted by mrwizardno2 View Post

Yeehaw! I'm stoked. I just had my impressions done on Monday for a pair of ES5s. I've been lurking here a while without posting anything, but I figured finally ordering was a good enough reason to make an account and post. smily_headphones1.gif


Congrats, you wont regret your decision :D

post #5400 of 5546
Just got called back to the audiologist to re-cast my ear impressions. Bummer! Here I was hoping I was over a week out, but I guess it's back to day 0. Pfffft! mad.gif

I read somewhere in this thread that it takes 7-10 days to get the IEMs back from Westone. Has this been true for you guys? Is that business days or do I literally only have to wait one week's time?
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