For the second time in a couple of years I have broken the left tip on my Westone UM2s. First time I have no idea how it happened and this time I was trying to get a stubborn olive off. I'm a little frustrated since I am beyond careful with anything I own.....especially IEMs that I spent a good chunk of change on way back when. Are the UM3/UM3Xs any stronger?
I have a pair of V-Moda II and Vibe V-Moda Remixs that are seemingly indestructable. I wear them at the gym, get them caught on things, yanked out of my ears and they just keep on keepin'.
Obviously the V-Modas are no match sonically to the Westones.....but for the money they sound pretty good...little bass heavy but that works well for my techno and other dance music.
When I'm looking to get the best sound possible I just like to have a nice set of IEMs, I just don't want something so fragile!