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post #4051 of 5264
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Originally Posted by Sylaw View Post

I don't think from Sm64 to westone 4 is a scale down by any means...?


No it is not I assure you. W4 has better instrument seperation. SM64 might have higher perceived detail or resolution due to its brighter tone. Highs on SM64 is crisp but highs on W4 is whole another story, very smooth, fluffy.

post #4052 of 5264
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Originally Posted by czqdtc View Post


balance. W4 did better than JH16.

SM64 is wonderful, but I prefer W4's top end, non-fatiguing. I also prefer W4's unique mids, even though it is not as clear as on the SM64, but it is magical.

Oh, btw, forgot to include the Fitear togo334, which I also owned twice and sold them twice... It sound wonderful with depth and probably one of the best vocal I've ever heard. Unluckily it is a bit too aggressive and intimate sounding that prevents me from listening them in longer sessions.

 

Gotcha, you definitely have your reason to go back to the W4. Although I have different taste from you but the information is very useful for my reference. Thank you.

 

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Originally Posted by Sylaw View Post

I don't think from Sm64 to westone 4 is a scale down by any means...?

 

Oh sorry, that is my point of view only. It might or might not fits the mass opinions.

post #4053 of 5264
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Originally Posted by czqdtc View Post


balance. W4 did better than JH16.

SM64 is wonderful, but I prefer W4's top end, non-fatiguing. I also prefer W4's unique mids, even though it is not as clear as on the SM64, but it is magical.

Oh, btw, forgot to include the Fitear togo334, which I also owned twice and sold them twice... It sound wonderful with depth and probably one of the best vocal I've ever heard. Unluckily it is a bit too aggressive and intimate sounding that prevents me from listening them in longer sessions.

 

I am really pleased with your enthusiasm and journey. I keep putting in my MPTC and hoping I liked them again, had the 07`s, Se535, the hyped cheap Sony Mh1c (which are actually very very good considering the price) etc...

It is as if they all fall at the last hurdle when trying to get to the W4 sound. TBH I have stopped funding iems, as of maybe now. The HifiMan 400`s might be another purchase (due to price and shipped to UK, oh and curiosity) but I need to save money for a new audio set-up when I move house.

 

Here is one for you, Sennheiser Momentum as in my sig, pretty much an over ear W4 and audio heaven.

post #4054 of 5264
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Originally Posted by Sinth View Post

 

I am really pleased with your enthusiasm and journey. I keep putting in my MPTC and hoping I liked them again, had the 07`s, Se535, the hyped cheap Sony Mh1c (which are actually very very good considering the price) etc...

It is as if they all fall at the last hurdle when trying to get to the W4 sound. TBH I have stopped funding iems, as of maybe now. The HifiMan 400`s might be another purchase (due to price and shipped to UK, oh and curiosity) but I need to save money for a new audio set-up when I move house.

 

Here is one for you, Sennheiser Momentum as in my sig, pretty much an over ear W4 and audio heaven.

oh, I have bought the re-400 and gave away to my friend. It is too cold sounding, lacks emotion and surrounding feel. It is really good for its price though.

I have also bought the momentum before, but I found it not as involving for some reason, the bass is lacking in depth although it has quite nice punch. Build quality and appearance are both top-notch yes.

Seems I have tried way too many headphones lol

post #4055 of 5264

That`s why I used my rubber band mod. Bass is bang on.

 

 

post #4056 of 5264
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Originally Posted by Sinth View Post

That`s why I used my rubber band mod. Bass is bang on.

 

 

wooho now we are talking... I have a pair of momentums as well... ( technically it my friends lol) BTW... do u find that the momentum and  W4 sound a bit smilier? except for momentum being a lot more bright... at least for my ears Detail levels seems the same , hows ur experience?

post #4057 of 5264

To me they are neither bright, detailed yes but never near the bright level. You have to get the C&C amp which allows a "sound field" enhancement. The momentums sound like a huge sound stage W4, remarkable. If this amp breaks I will buy 2 more.

post #4058 of 5264

I own both and enjoy them both, but they are quite different to my ears. The W4 is more "neutral" while the Momentums are a bit more fun with more bass. Neither are "bright" though.

post #4059 of 5264

so I got my http://www.ebay.com/itm/271173093255?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT the other day and I think it sounds good.  I requested a 33ohm but was sent the stock 75. One of the main things I did not like about using my phone as my source was the background was not black, now it is or close enough.  Sound wise, I havent A/B'd anything but I thought it sounded decent from my S3 to begin with.  Waiting on the X3. 

post #4060 of 5264
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Hey Shane, long time no see! Just came across a couple of your posts in this thread and thought I'd drop by and say Hello.

 

You may remember I do practically all my music listening at home and because of having always had comfort issues with full-sized phones, I'd always used IEMs. That was still the case until 3 months ago, when I finally found a headphone I could use for hours on end: the HD800, a headphone which is not only extremely comfy, but happens to have the best SQ I've ever heard in an ear/headphone. As a result, I'm now selling some of my very expensive TOTL IEMs, though still intending to keep 2 (or 3) of them.

Anyway, great to see you still have the excellent W4s. If the most I could spend was $400 AND isolation was a priority, the W4 would definitely be my #1 choice — great sonics, excellent isolation, some of the best ergonomics among IEMs, a fantastic flexible & non-microphonic cable (and now even with a detachable option), a large variety of tips to choose from, and even an excellent carrying case.

Good to see people are still talking about this fine IEM and that it's gone well past the FOTM period (2 years and 2 months now since it came out)

 

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Originally Posted by czqdtc View Post

My IEM Journy ends here, after a long circle:
IE8 -> se535 -> W4 -> EX1000 -> westone es5 -> jh13 - > w4r -> ie800 -> mg6pro -> fi ba ss -> jh16 -> sm64 - > w4
No more hassle, this is the only earphone that I can listen to for hours and hours. No more customs, no more recabling, just enjoy the music.

 

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Originally Posted by czqdtc View Post

Oh, btw, forgot to include the Fitear togo334, which I also owned twice and sold them twice...

 

Very interesting journey! And good to see it doesn't take a very expensive pair of customs, or a very expensive TOTL universal, for some to reach their final (or near final) audio destination.

post #4061 of 5264

Decided to upgrade from TF10s. Pulled the trigger on a pair of w4r's! Can't wait for them to arrive.

post #4062 of 5264
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post

 

Hey Shane, long time no see! Just came across a couple of your posts in this thread and thought I'd drop by and say Hello.

 

You may remember I do practically all my music listening at home and because of having always had comfort issues with full-sized phones, I'd always used IEMs. That was still the case until 3 months ago, when I finally found a headphone I could use for hours on end: the HD800, a headphone which is not only extremely comfy, but happens to have the best SQ I've ever heard in an ear/headphone. As a result, I'm now selling some of my very expensive TOTL IEMs, though still intending to keep 2 (or 3) of them.

Anyway, great to see you still have the excellent W4s. If the most I could spend was $400 AND isolation was a priority, the W4 would definitely be my #1 choice — great sonics, excellent isolation, some of the best ergonomics among IEMs, a fantastic flexible & non-microphonic cable (and now even with a detachable option), a large variety of tips to choose from, and even an excellent carrying case.

Good to see people are still talking about this fine IEM and that it's gone well past the FOTM period (2 years and 2 months now since it came out)

 

 

music_4321, my dear old friend.

Nice to see your moniker when I opened the page.

Yeah, it's been a bit of time indeed. I haven't been buying much in the way of headphones or IEM's lately. Well... that's actually not entirely. But my purchases have been very utilitarian. A pair of Etymotics to listen to Audiobooks on my phone on the train into work ('cause they have a mic and pause button).

And in case I get a call, they function well and don't sound too bad.
But I've been buying DAC's. Bought three in the last 2 months. Yeah, kinda crazy, but that's where I'm at since I've got the HP's and IEM's pretty well taken care of.

 

And yes, the HD800's sound very good. Better (IMHO) than the Audez'e LCD-2 or Beyer T1. But Sir... not as good as the HE-6 (again IMHO). Best cans I've ever heard, but also pretty uncomfortable!! (Actually the Audez'e is the worst for me... ha!)

 

But it's great to know you're still keeping an eye on things around here. This place always needs a knowledgeable chap like you to throw in his two pence. And yeah, some of my favorite threads are still going strong. Like this one.

 

All the best. Cheers.


Edited by shane55 - 4/17/13 at 9:22pm
post #4063 of 5264

Hello,

 

westone 4r and unique melody miracle connectors are the same? I am planning to buy a miracle cable for my westones

post #4064 of 5264
What portable amplifier would suit my Westone 4R the best? They seem to be somewhat hard to drive compared to my previous Westone UM3X which I still love to death. On my iPhone 4 I managed to get the Westone 4R to sound acceptable, and then I preferred them over my Westone UM3X, but with the iPhone 5 the DAC and amplifier seems to have changed and now my phone isn't able to utilise the Westone 4R as good as my iPhone 4 did. As a result I find myself using the Westone UM3X instead of the Westone 4R.

I guess I'm out of luck in regards of the DAC as the iPhone 5's lightning connector does not support any direct AUX cable, people claim that using a Lightning to 30-pin connector and then use a 30-pin AUX cable should do the trick, but that's just way to flimsy, ugly and not user friendly at all. As there is barley any half decent portable amplifiers that spots the "Apple DAC certificate" one wont be able to bypass the internal DAC any other way.


I've been looking at the FiiO E12 "Mont Blanc" but I guess it might be completely overkill for a pair of 32 ohms IEM's and might be a bit too heavy and bulky for portable use? Still I would prefer something that fit the footprint of the iPhone 5 compared to something more awkwardly shaped that would be hard to be supported on the back of the phone while jogging etc..
post #4065 of 5264

i agree the w4r seem to be harder to drive. and they definitly benifit from a amplifier IMO. i have been using the jds labs c421 8620. with the gain on the volume pot seems to be alot better with the w4r then with the gain off. definitly harder iem to drive then the se535.

 

im going from the jds labs c421 to the jds labs c5. i will report back when i get it in.  the jds labs amplifiers sound amazing and have great tonality with the w4r.

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