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post #1471 of 1666

That really sucks man and I feel for you.  I hope something didn't happen because of you taking out the filters, I highly doubt that did anything but that's another reason I'm not going to do it because you never know.  

 

You can contact Earsonics and they'll fix them even out of warranty but your going to have to pay and I bet its quite a bit cheaper than buying a new pair so that's what I'd do.

 

About the SM3's sound it really is so good that all the other good IEM's I've listened to that I've always thought were really good just can't compare next to what the SM3 throws down.  Everything sound much thinner and a soundstage that I thought was spacious sound closed in so even though I just got the Heaven IV back I'm probably going to sale them but after hearing what happened with yours I probably need to keep them as a backup.

post #1472 of 1666
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Originally Posted by Techno Kid View Post

That really sucks man and I feel for you.  I hope something didn't happen because of you taking out the filters, I highly doubt that did anything but that's another reason I'm not going to do it because you never know.  

You can contact Earsonics and they'll fix them even out of warranty but your going to have to pay and I bet its quite a bit cheaper than buying a new pair so that's what I'd do.

About the SM3's sound it really is so good that all the other good IEM's I've listened to that I've always thought were really good just can't compare next to what the SM3 throws down.  Everything sound much thinner and a soundstage that I thought was spacious sound closed in so even though I just got the Heaven IV back I'm probably going to sale them but after hearing what happened with yours I probably need to keep them as a backup.

Great sound-poor build quality-great aftermarket service
It's beginning to look like an well-thought-of business strategy. smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by Annafrancesca - 12/29/12 at 9:30am
post #1473 of 1666
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Great sound-poor build quality-great aftermarket service
It's beginning to look like an well-thought-of business strategy. smily_headphones1.gif

 

Great sound is an under statement when it comes to the SQ of the SM3, its more like amazing SQ or astonishing SQ wink_face.gif

 

I'm listening to them now and everytime they blow me away with just how good they sound along with the over all presentation, the 3D imaging and separation are perfect, at least for me anyways.

 

I really don't think the build quality is an worse than say Westone and I know they'll be people that disagree but I don't think the UM series is built any better.

post #1474 of 1666

I will soon be very torn between the Sm3 and my new toy the FXZ200. I cant keep both... oh the choices.

post #1475 of 1666

I thought about getting a pair of those but after reading some impression and having someone that has both go in depth about how they sound that they're just not something I'd really like.  The SM3 is quite a bit better with detail, imaging and separation along with much better transparency.  If they were more like $150 I would have taken a chance but for $250 or more for the 100 and over $300 for the 200 I just didn't feel like its worth it.

 

I bought a pair of Klipsch X10 earlier today just because they're $85 and I've wanted to try them for awhile but I know that wont have anything on the SM3 but I'm looking forward to hearing how they'll compare to the Heaven IV.

post #1476 of 1666

When you touch the memory wire when you have the iem in your ears, do you hear some kind of kink or resonating sound?

post #1477 of 1666

If I tap on the memory wire part I can hear some microphonics but that's the only time I notice anything like that.  The cable is very good with the lack of microphonic sounds.

post #1478 of 1666
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Originally Posted by Techno Kid View Post

Great sound is an under statement when it comes to the SQ of the SM3, its more like amazing SQ or astonishing SQ wink_face.gif

I hear yah! I wish I could say the same for my SM3. Ohhh, the horror!!!
post #1479 of 1666
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I hear yah! I wish I could say the same for my SM3. Ohhh, the horror!!!

 

You said you are getting them fixed by Earsonics though, right?

post #1480 of 1666
Yep, and I'm also set on getting the V2. What's better than a pair of SM3s?

......two pairs!
post #1481 of 1666

Oh you had the original SM3's?  I thought you had the V2's to start with.  No wonder you had problems ;)

post #1482 of 1666
Nope, v1s.
post #1483 of 1666

SM3's are stellar. I'm getting the SM64's out of curiosity because it supposedly is a product made from the best of the EM4 and EM6, and those reviews say the SM3 is lifeless in comparison. If they turn out not as good as the SM3's, well I can get my money back, minus $10 for one-day shipping. :] I'm glad there're so many people appreciate the SM3's. 

post #1484 of 1666

I finally got the cables out. Had to use pliers haha. It looked like the cable was glued in for some reason 

post #1485 of 1666

I'm the new owner of some SM3 V2 IEMs.  I'm experimenting with tips but had a question about the filters.

 

1. Where do I get replacement filters?  Are the filters the same as the Etymotic ones?

 

2. Do I use an Etymotic filter removal tool or similar to replace filters?

 

3. What is the cleaning tool included with the SM3 used for, I can't find any instructions.

 

Thanks, Ben


Edited by bpchia - 12/31/12 at 8:47pm
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