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Westone UM2's compared to UM3X. Is it worth the upgrade?

post #1 of 5
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Hi Everyone,

I own the Westone UM2's in clear and am considering the upgrade to the UM3X.  And while I consider the UM3X should I look at the Shure SE535's?

 

Primarily I am interested in hearing descriptions of the sound difference between the UM2 and UM3X and if it's drastic enough to justify the cost.

 

I prefer the clear aesthetics/cases and the fit this style of IEM.

 

Thanks and have a great day!

post #2 of 5

Hi,

 

Yeah...I wrote a review a few days ago about this right here on Head-fi  in the "Head Gear" reviews section. Had the UM2 just before I got the UM3x. It is the review with the unboxing and also some comparisons to the UE Triple.Fit 10 Pro which I also owned.  Here is the page it's on: http://www.head-fi.org/products/westone-um3x-3x-true-triple-armature-drivers-in-ear-monitor-professional-earphone#reviews

 

Check it out. there are also a couple other review after mine to look at too. Enjoy! smily_headphones1.gif

post #3 of 5

I thought there was a big difference when I went from UM2 to UM3x.

 

I absolutely loved the UM2 and it actually took me quite a while to get used to the UM3x sound. I'd say the UM2 is warmer and smoother but the UM3x has tighter bass and a more mid forward sound. It's more revealing of poor quality recordings but I love the detail and separation. I've not heard the UM2 since I got the UM3x, so it would be interesting to give them another listen, but I don't think I'd want to go back to the UM2 on a permanent basis.

post #4 of 5

Yes. 

 

Absolutely hands down no question improved and worth it. 

 

Get them

post #5 of 5

Yes, absolutely!  It is one of the biggest 1 step upgrades you can do in going from a dual to triple driver.  It's worth double the price IMHO.

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