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post #5491 of 5551

so with other words, nothing changes internally which will change the sound like what Jude mentioned...

post #5492 of 5551

Yep, that's the impression I get. I suspect Jude had a different fit or something that caused the sound to be slightly different?

post #5493 of 5551

that or cables magically change sound.

got told the same by the EU reseller of westone about nothing being changed internally and it just being a cable / socket upgrade....nothing was mentioned about the sound whatsoever.

 

should have my westone's at the end of next week probably, hopefully the fit will be done right


Edited by LifeAspect - 12/10/13 at 12:06pm
post #5494 of 5551

Fit can certainly affect sound, but I don't think that's all that's at play. Both seem to fit me equally well (though inspection of the two does show that they're not exactly alike in every way, with regard to every nuance of its shape/form).

 

Anyway, here's a Westone press release about the new stuff I came across when trying to see if I could find any other information about any difference(s):

 

http://www.westoneaudio.com/index.php/news-a-events/news-a-events/165-launch-of-newst-elite-series.html

post #5495 of 5551
That was rather unexpected redface.gif
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Originally Posted by jude View Post

Fit can certainly affect sound, but I don't think that's all that's at play. Both seem to fit me equally well (though inspection of the two does show that they're not exactly alike in every way, with regard to every nuance of its shape/form).

Anyway, here's a Westone press release about the new stuff I came across when trying to see if I could find any other information about any difference(s):

http://www.westoneaudio.com/index.php/news-a-events/news-a-events/165-launch-of-newst-elite-series.html
post #5496 of 5551

Maybe the new cable improves sound? I don't have much exp with cables, but the BTG cable I have does show small differences in comparison to the stock epic cable on the W4R (haven't tried it on the ES5 yet – just sent that back today with a new impression for the left ear piece).

post #5497 of 5551
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Originally Posted by gw280 View Post
 

I contacted Westone to see if they were planning to offer an iPhone remote cable for the ES5 now that they've announced ones for the ES50, and this is the response I got:

 

"Thank you for your email. We will be offering an upgrade option for your ES5 shortly. You will be able to send it in and have the new socket,cable, and faceplate put on. However, at this point in time, we do not have pricing. I am still waiting on this. But upgrading will be an option. Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a great day."

 

Pretty awesome! Hopefully it won't be too expensive :)

holy crap! i wonder it they will upgrade the sound improvements or just the faceplate and cable?  if this is a true full on upgrate, i am PSYCHED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

post #5498 of 5551
That's pretty disappointing. I hope this new line isn't just their old stuff with a different connector. I'm not a fan of that connector and don't really want to pay 1k for an iem with that cable. I thought that ie50 was a completely new iem but not sure about that now.
post #5499 of 5551

from the press release on Westone's website found here

 

We have taken big steps with the E-Series that will be appreciated by our musician and audiophile fanbase," said John F. Lowrey, Vice President, Audio Group, Westone. "The new audiophile connector makes the cable solution conveniently user-removable, upgradeable and replaceable. We also enhanced the specialized "warm" sound signature Westone is known for. We consider the new ES50 the pinnacle for custom in-ear comfort and sound."

 

This sounds like its in alignment with what Jude said, in that they did indeed alter the sound signature.   I hope this is part of the upgrade option!!!


Edited by Br777 - 12/11/13 at 3:46pm
post #5500 of 5551
it's even more warm now?
post #5501 of 5551
Yeah, the ES5 is already quite warm, I think more warmth is one of the last things it needs.
post #5502 of 5551

Mose I agree...While I really love the warmness of the ES5, and have become very accustomed to it, it doesn't really need any more warmth.

post #5503 of 5551

i dont think that is what they meant.. that's not what i interpreted when i read it anyway...

post #5504 of 5551

Got another reply back from Westone:

 

"Thank you for your email. The upgrade option is priced at $249.99. This will include the cable,socket,faceplate, and labor cost. The drivers are the same configuration and sound signature the same. We do not need new impressions for this upgrade. Please let me know if you have any additional questions. Have a great day."

post #5505 of 5551

pass

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