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post #2971 of 5411

Hi I've asked this in the sansa clip zip thread too.

 

I was just wondering if anyone with a W4r and a clip zip say whether there is hiss on it. Also, just to confirm, cables don't really cause hiss right? I plan to use aftermarket Lune mkII cables from Null Audio for my W4r.

 

So does the Clip Zip + Westone 4r + Lune mkii cable have any hiss?

 

Thank you :)

post #2972 of 5411

I can't speak for the Lune cable, but I've never noticed any hiss with the Clip Zip paired with the W4's (not W4R).

post #2973 of 5411

Hey, just got my W4's! 

 

I've been reading alot about the Shure Olives. Which ones will fit the 4's? Is it worth it?

post #2974 of 5411
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Originally Posted by ImToeKnee View Post

Hey, just got my W4's! 

 

I've been reading alot about the Shure Olives. Which ones will fit the 4's? Is it worth it? 

Olives of any size will fit the W4's, if that's what you're asking. I've been using them since I got the W4's, they're some of the most comfortable, balanced sounding tips you can get for these.

post #2975 of 5411
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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post

Olives of any size will fit the W4's, if that's what you're asking. I've been using them since I got the W4's, they're some of the most comfortable, balanced sounding tips you can get for these.
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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post

Olives of any size will fit the W4's, if that's what you're asking. I've been using them since I got the W4's, they're some of the most comfortable, balanced sounding tips you can get for these.

I'm assuming is the Olive one made by sure not the ones that look like the Shure Olive by Comply Foam: http://www.complyfoam.com/products/Ts-100/

Correct? Does anyone the difference between the Shure or the Comply with the same shape?
post #2976 of 5411
Hey all, is their any difference between the 4 and the 4R models? Other than the removable cable (which I don't care much for), is there any type of differences in sound?
Thanks
post #2977 of 5411
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Originally Posted by vjmh802 View Post

Hey all, is their any difference between the 4 and the 4R models? Other than the removable cable (which I don't care much for), is there any type of differences in sound?
Thanks

 

Technically speaking, no, there is no difference.  But do note that imbalances (which are rare to begin with) are going to be less common on the 4R than the 4 due to the 2 dB limitations.  Otherwise, the 4s will sound the same; I recommend you go after the 4 over the 4R if you don't care able removable cables.

post #2978 of 5411
Small imbalances are common actually, few manufacturers match drivers with measurement gear. We don't notice it much because our ears tend to go with what the sound averages out to be, when theyre small.Theres more precise matching on the 4R, guess kind of like the difference between a Etymotic 4P and 4PT. It's not a big deal though as long as you don't get something like a 3db imbalance.
Edited by Inks - 7/21/12 at 10:09pm
post #2979 of 5411
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Originally Posted by vjmh802 View Post

Hey all, is their any difference between the 4 and the 4R models? Other than the removable cable (which I don't care much for), is there any type of differences in sound?
Thanks


As far as I have compared my 4R to the store's 4, there's no noticeable difference. But the 4s are more comfortable without the memory cable though, although the memory cable is more secure. 

post #2980 of 5411

Can somebody post a link on Amazon for the Shure Olives?

post #2981 of 5411

^ Just search for Shure Black Foam Sleeves, these are the ones.

post #2982 of 5411

Hey james444... the W4's are growing on me. Especially with my home rig, they are actually very nice.

I've listened to nothing else since I bought these and the combination of very slight break-in, and becoming acustomed to the sound is having positive results.

 

Nice IEM's. ksc75smile.gif

post #2983 of 5411

^  Hey, I want to get some credit, too!  ;)

post #2984 of 5411

^ The truth is, I actually tried to dissuade him from getting the W4, so I guess you deserve all of the credit. tongue.gif

post #2985 of 5411

^  Well, not all the credit --my ego does need some credit but not that much-- because, although I did say the W4 was my favourite Westone IEM, and one of the best BA phones I'd heard, I did say I preferred the sonics of the Heaven-S and felt he might prefer the sonics of the FADs, too, but did warn him about the FAD's cable and strain reliefs. So, how about just sharing the credit? I'm even prepared to share some of the credit with Mr shotgunshane.  ;)


Edited by music_4321 - 7/22/12 at 1:56pm
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