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post #1576 of 1666
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Originally Posted by pack21 View Post

If it were me, I denounced this matter on ES facebook, from Friday night to be there all weekend.

 

Although I like SM3's not like  ES services, when I bought mines paid $45 express mail and ES sent me for a 10$ standard mail. Last week from another online French store they did the same thing. Only in French stores make this to my tons of web purchases.

 

 

Did Weston filters fits on SM3 V2 tube?

 

 

Thx.

http://www.westone.com/store/index.php/professional-supplies/acoustic-modification-and-venting.html

They fit fine. I believe these are identical to the ones that come stock in the SM3v2. However, Westone only sells them per individual filter. You can buy them elsewhere foe approximately $15 for 10. Just google Knowles Acoustic Filters.

post #1577 of 1666
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Originally Posted by Pete7 View Post

http://www.westone.com/store/index.php/professional-supplies/acoustic-modification-and-venting.html

They fit fine. I believe these are identical to the ones that come stock in the SM3v2. However, Westone only sells them per individual filter. You can buy them elsewhere foe approximately $15 for 10. Just google Knowles Acoustic Filters.

Thanks that's a great piece of info. Will be trying this out and keep u lads updated...

SM3's still rock my mind out

post #1578 of 1666

The SM3 paired with the C&C BH portable amp sounds amazing.  The highs are more crisp and bright, transparency is much better along with a better and wider soundstage.  For people that have the SM3 or something like the BA200 or any warmer mid forward IEM the C&C BH does wonders to improve the sound quality and detail which you don't get from other $100 amps or even more expensive ones imo.

post #1579 of 1666
Hi Techno,

If you have time, can you test this and let me know if you like it?

Pull up the tip out just a little from the base of the nozzle.
Tie it up with a thin rubber band (Used in braces) so it doesn't slide back, or slide out and get stuck in your ears.
Test the depth by inserting.
Press play on your DAP.

Viola!

You just extend the stock bi-flange to make it go deeper.

Let me know how you like it.
post #1580 of 1666

 Just to elaborate on the filters, these are the exact same ones that come in the SM3, and at a pretty good price ($1.19 each at most), although $5 shipping somewhat hurts. I bought 6 of them and they are the same size and everything.

post #1581 of 1666

So as of yesterday I have been able to get my hands on the new Westone STAR tips that were announced not too long ago, and I decided to try them out on the SM3 and I have been pleasantly surprised! Before I used the Shure grey flex tips and while they sounded good to my ear, they don't always give me the clarity I know is there for the upper treble. The grey double flange tips that come with the SM3s have good treble for me, but then other aspects are lacking. As of right now these STAR tips have been working out as a compromise between the double flange tips and the Shure flex tips.

 

Just wanted to give my two cents if anyone was pondering the pairing of these new tips and the SM3s! smile.gif

post #1582 of 1666
So...my newly repaired SM3 suddenly stopped working. I sent them to France for repairs about a month back...total shipping plus tax plus maintenance offer was about $200 And now, I will need to send them back for about $100 shipping back and forth?

It's not just the build quality that falls short, it seems after sales service is also lacking in quality.

I emailed them hoping they would offer to pay for shipping. If not, then I have myself a very expensive SM3 stock cable for my other SM3.
post #1583 of 1666
Ouch. I'm hoping they warranty their just completed work.
post #1584 of 1666
This exact thing happened to me as well. I sent mine to be repaired because the right shell came apart, and when they sent them back to me, BOTH sides came apart within 24 hours. I was so pissed. I would ask for a replacement pair if I was you.
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Originally Posted by Annafrancesca View Post

So...my newly repaired SM3 suddenly stopped working. I sent them to France for repairs about a month back...total shipping plus tax plus maintenance offer was about $200 And now, I will need to send them back for about $100 shipping back and forth?

It's not just the build quality that falls short, it seems after sales service is also lacking in quality.

I emailed them hoping they would offer to pay for shipping. If not, then I have myself a very expensive SM3 stock cable for my other SM3.
post #1585 of 1666
Thats why i stick em by myself you can reshell them too
post #1586 of 1666
If not this thing will happen again and again
post #1587 of 1666

Yep. I learned my lesson after the 3rd time and just duct-taped the bejesus out of mine :lol:

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Originally Posted by Kurdt-bada View Post

If not this thing will happen again and again
post #1588 of 1666
EarSonics could have been a bigger, more successful company if they take quality a little more seriously. I was a strong supporter. Now I don't know what to do. They emailed back and said I would have to send them back... $100 back and forth shipping...with this and my previous repair bill, this unit is more expensive than getting a UM Merlin.
post #1589 of 1666

Seriously. I don't want to think about how much I've spent on my SM3 in total; easily mid-tier custom price range.

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Originally Posted by Annafrancesca View Post

EarSonics could have been a bigger, more successful company if they take quality a little more seriously. I was a strong supporter. Now I don't know what to do. They emailed back and said I would have to send them back... $100 back and forth shipping...with this and my previous repair bill, this unit is more expensive than getting a UM Merlin.
post #1590 of 1666

To echo the recent comments - that is unfortunately the main reason I did not keep the SM3. It's too bad the build quality and customer service is not very good. If this product was made by Sennheiser, Westone, Shure, or any other company in the US with good warranty service, I never would have sold the SM3. But paying 300+ and then not being able to count on having a reliable unit is just not something I was cool with.
 

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