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Originally Posted by Zalithian View Post
 

 

I don't know about used prices, but from what I have seen for new units, the W4R and TF10 cost nearly the same amount with the huge W4R liquidation sale due to them being phased out.

with then being phased out, the price over time imo will more than likly go up and up. much like the tf10 has done

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So has there been any information regarding what will replace them?  Might have to snag a second pair or something....

post #4698 of 5275

The W40 will replace the W4. Sorta like how the IE80 replaced the IE8.

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Ehh, not a Fan of the mmx style connector of the w40, thats what shy'd me away from the shure line .

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Originally Posted by Rip N' Burn View Post
 

The W40 will replace the W4. Sorta like how the IE80 replaced the IE8.

 

In what way will the W40 be improving on the W4r?  Has this been detailed?

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I haven't read anything about changes in sound but so far it only looks like a cosmetic, connector, and cable change.

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But I still find the old W4R design better looking than the W40.
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The only thing I'm seeing is a cosmetic change. People will like being able to customize the color of their W40's. 

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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post

The only thing I'm seeing is a cosmetic change. People will like being able to customize the color of their W40's. 

I'd have thought the W40 would've been something in the range
of the new Shure IEM. Don't suppose it'll be long till Westone release a new flagship though.
Edited by Tony1110 - 9/28/13 at 4:07am
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post


I'd have thought the W40 would've been something in the range
of the new Shure IEM. Don't suppose it'll be long till Westone release a new flagship though.

 

The SE846? I doubt it. I think if that were the case, they would still be producing the W4R. I wouldn't be surprised if they announce another flagship within the next year though.

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Looks to me like they've renamed it rather than discontinued it.
Edited by Tony1110 - 9/30/13 at 8:05am
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Yeah well the design is different, the cable looks to be different along with the mmx conntor imo thats a whole nother iem not just a name change.

I really dont know why mfg like to go with the mmx connector its a pain in the ass and requires maintenance in order to prevent shorts or loose connection.

Not to mention anyone who has a w4r.upgrade cable cant but the w40 and use it so now you have to get a whole new upgrade cable or have it repinned for the mmx connector.

The ability to change the housing color ect is cheesy imo would expecf more from westone.
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I just seen the w40 and the others in that line up.. All I got to say is.. Ewww! What are they thinking.. For one like someone has mentioned the connection looks just like the shure connection and they have had nothing but problems with it.. And what was wrong with the epic cable.. And the housing.. Come on I think the w4r is a lot better looking and the cable Imo is one of the best cables around... I won't buy one that's for sure.. I really wish they would have came out with a hybrid design.. Just my opinion of course.. But would have been nice..I'm a big westonefan bbut they left me behind with this design.. :-( :-(
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post

The SE846? I doubt it. I think if that were the case, they would still be producing the W4R. I wouldn't be surprised if they announce another flagship within the next year though.
I would be surprised if Westone did produce another flagship to compete with the Shure SE846. Westone already has a well regarded CIEM the ES5 at that price. If Westone did produce a new UIEM at that price they would be in essence competing with themselves as well as Shure, AKG and Sennheiser.
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There is certainly room for improvement.

 

I want a W4 with a fuller sound....more bottom end.    I want a W3 with a bit more midrange and clean up the midbass.

 

These products don't exist.

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