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post #4921 of 5326
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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post


I think the w4 is good for everything actually as long as it suits your preferences. The biggest thing is the warmth as it probably is one of the warmest iem I have ever owned. However I may be one of the few here at headfi that doesn't believe in genre specific headphones. The UE900 is just bad imo.

 

Yea, as I think about it...in 10 years on HF....UE900 might be the biggest dissapointment I have come across. 

post #4922 of 5326
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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post
 

It's actually $95 now. As far as impressions they vary by audiologist. The prices for NYC range from $50-$100 or so so probably should be somewhere in that vicinity for you.

 

http://www.inearz.com/ordering/

$95 is an amazing deal for this. With a custom graphic added the total comes to $145. That is just awesome.

post #4923 of 5326
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$95 is an amazing deal for this. With a custom graphic added the total comes to $145. That is just awesome.

that is a amazing deal, only problem i see with customs is the resale value seems to go down as the person who buys the customs, needs to reshell,then get molds, wait ect.

 

but those really do look excellent both asthetically pleasing and pleasing to the wallet

post #4924 of 5326

Yes resale value always takes a big hit. On customs they typically are under 50% their regular value. On universals made into customs they probably go even lower so you would have to be sure that is what you want as chances are you can't sell them for anything worth selling for.

post #4925 of 5326
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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post
 

Yes resale value always takes a big hit. On customs they typically are under 50% their regular value. On universals made into customs they probably go even lower so you would have to be sure that is what you want as chances are you can't sell them for anything worth selling for.

 

see thats my problem, i would love to go with customs but for that reason alone make me uneasy....i think i might just go with sensaphonics sleeves for my se535 and um56 for my westones. i would like to retain value of the w4r.

 

i do feel the value after they sell all of the w4r off, i feel much like the tf10 these will be back up to and over the 400.00 mark..thats just me..

 

but i think that with the new w40 and people are either going to love them or hate them, if they love them, then it will basicly make the w4r and the w40 a even playing field if the general feeling toward the w40 isnt so plesent, people are who are interested in the w40 will be outsourcing the w4r...thus driving up the price

post #4926 of 5326
Assuming you don't have issues with the shell hurting your ear getting custom tips would be a better idea imo. You retain the value and if you don't like then you can use them with different earphones. The bigger risk is reselling a universal since you don't know how it will turn out and people wanting to buy them may be low.
post #4927 of 5326

So basically, only make them CIEMs if you KNOW you aren't ever going to try to sell them. 

post #4928 of 5326
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So basically, only make them CIEMs if you KNOW you aren't ever going to try to sell them. 

Looking at the ciem's for sale, it appears that you lose maybe 40% of your purchase price on resale.  Buyers have to consider the time/cost of reshelling.  The higher end universals appear to fare much better.

post #4929 of 5326

Yeah that's what I was getting at. If you aren't planning on selling your universal pair of IEMs it wouldn't be a bad decision to make them customs. If you think that you might want to sell them someday, you would be better off leaving them stock and finding some better tips.

post #4930 of 5326

Rawrster proposed already: Custom tips are the way to go IMO. Custom IEMs are not for everyone and you shouldn't risk such investment that fast. I suggest you to try smaller tips before.

post #4931 of 5326
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So basically, only make them CIEMs if you KNOW you aren't ever going to try to sell them. 

basicly

post #4932 of 5326
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Originally Posted by subguy812 View Post
 

My Fiio x3 should arrive Tuesday I am excited to hear how my W4R's sound. Anyone with the combo let me know your experience?


Do you work out something interesting from a combination Fiio X3, and Westone 4R? 

post #4933 of 5326
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Do you work out something interesting from a combination Fiio X3, and Westone 4R?

Just got home and unboxed...I am charging the X3 now. I will let you know how the combo sounds

post #4934 of 5326
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Just got home and unboxed...I am charging the X3 now. I will let you know how the combo sounds

I don't think you'll be disappointed :-)
post #4935 of 5326

I have the X3  and waiting for the 4R :D  (the x3 sound amazing with the W3, maybe very warm but reducing the bass greatly enhance the experience). Great soundstage, more  details. It also have a real difference with my cowon Z2 if I put some lossless (vinyl, CD) in there. Love my X3.

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