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I would be surprised if the thief knew what he had stole. if you had those and a pair of beats with you, your 4's would have been safe.
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Originally Posted by Poimandres View Post

I would be surprised if the thief knew what he had stole. if you had those and a pair of beats with you, your 4's would have been safe.

Sadly, this is true.  This was the advantage of having the 4's.  No one really knew what they were so I felt safe traveling with them.  I fly a lot for work and have seen one other pair on all my flights.  Luckily, the guy who was wearing them set across from me and we were able to have a nice conversation about music during the flight.

 

I am hoping the price comes down close to 300.00 mark this month so I can pick up another pair.

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Just picked up a set of 4s (not 4Rs) for just under $300 to replace my slightly injured UM3X. Looking forward to exploring :)

 

Interesting about the tips - I pretty quickly switched the supplied comply (too muddy) for shure on the UM3X and was assuming doing the same on the 4 would yield similar results. Would this be a reasonable assumption?


Edited by inego - 11/4/13 at 5:54pm
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Originally Posted by inego View Post
 

Just picked up a set of 4s (not 4Rs) for just under $300 to replace my slightly injured UM3X. Looking forward to exploring :)

 

Interesting about the tips - I pretty quickly switched the supplied comply (too muddy) for shure on the UM3X and was assuming doing the same on the 4 would yield similar results. Would this be a reasonable assumption?


Yup complys on the W4 will tame the highs even more which is not what you want

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Yup complys on the W4 will tame the highs even more which is not what you want

comply's tame the midrange and the highs too well, i feel they veil the mids and highs, while the lows are good with the comply everything else seems to suffer imo....that is if you are looking for maximum clarity and details

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Great - I was thinking of moving from mediums to large on the Shures anyway, as the fit seems to loosen too quickly. I might play with other tips a little too if the sound isn't to my liking after the UM3X

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Great - I was thinking of moving from mediums to large on the Shures anyway, as the fit seems to loosen too quickly. I might play with other tips a little too if the sound isn't to my liking after the UM3X

I would try the shure e2c silicone tips, they have a flared out bore opening which I think opens the mids and highs...its the 2nd fav tip for the w4r. The silicone is somewhat stiff but a great tip non the less.
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Hi,

 

I jumped into the bandwagon like many others and snagged myself a pair for W4Rs for 300USD awhile back. Whilst they do present much greater instrumental clarity and treble extension than my former UM2RCs, I do find that they lack the musicality and fun aspect in which my UM2s had. They also require a higher volume for them to seem 'enjoyable', and I suspect this is due to the inadequacy of my music player.

 

What I want to ask is if the Fiio X3 will rectify this. Coming from a iPod 5G (unamped, Rockbox-ed; unsure if this alters the sound signature at all), I have read across the board that the Fiio X3 pairing with the W4R yields a warm signature. What I am looking for ideally is a fuller sounding treble, but moreover, a greater bass impact.

 

As for my scenario, I am using the True-Fit Green tips as I find they isolate more than the Star-Tips and produce more sub-bass (?). As for my budget, the Fiio X3 is ideal, although I would be thankful for recommendations for other music players that would produce the sound signature I am looking for. Lossless/320kbps MP3s form the majority of my library; preference to rock and female vocals.

 

Thanks in advance.

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Holy cow i did it ! I changed the tips to the smallest true fit ones And then put them in only as far as they could go without helping with the other hand , And I experienced a life time eargasm , godly iem i love it so much now , I just cant believe what im hearing , such effortles separation And clarity, i wish someone made even smaller tips!
Really?? How was the isolation?? And what size of tip do you normally use??
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Originally Posted by L'Seraphic View Post
 

Hi,

 

I jumped into the bandwagon like many others and snagged myself a pair for W4Rs for 300USD awhile back. Whilst they do present much greater instrumental clarity and treble extension than my former UM2RCs, I do find that they lack the musicality and fun aspect in which my UM2s had. They also require a higher volume for them to seem 'enjoyable', and I suspect this is due to the inadequacy of my music player.

 

What I want to ask is if the Fiio X3 will rectify this. Coming from a iPod 5G (unamped, Rockbox-ed; unsure if this alters the sound signature at all), I have read across the board that the Fiio X3 pairing with the W4R yields a warm signature. What I am looking for ideally is a fuller sounding treble, but moreover, a greater bass impact.

 

As for my scenario, I am using the True-Fit Green tips as I find they isolate more than the Star-Tips and produce more sub-bass (?). As for my budget, the Fiio X3 is ideal, although I would be thankful for recommendations for other music players that would produce the sound signature I am looking for. Lossless/320kbps MP3s form the majority of my library; preference to rock and female vocals.

 

Thanks in advance.

I have the FIIO X3 it is an awesome dap, especially for the money. Their recent firmware update allowed the unit to also be a dac  so it is an added bonus. The sound is plenty loud enough, I use mine on a low gain setting usually on a volume of 30-35 with 60 being the max. My X3 only has lossless files on it. The pairing creates a full warm sound, but again as has been stated many times the tips make the difference.

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The fiio X3 as a enjoyable sound that pairs perfectly with the W4r. You'll feel an enormous difference if you compare it with the iPod. And it become truly enjoyable with flac/vinyl. Even with mp3 320 you'll feel the difference‚ more precision‚ better bass‚ a more warm sound. I personally don't like the truefit foam‚ to have better bass and mids I prefer the comply's. But with classical music star tips are my favorites. So if you buy a X3 you'll really feel the difference and begin to love your W4r. (I got the X3 and the W4r). 


Edited by mrlawrence74 - 11/5/13 at 5:04am
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Comply's with the w4r muffle the sound IMO, it veils the mids and highs too much, the bass isnt bass and comfort isnt bad with them, but the overall sound isnt that great IMO

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Thank you to both subguy812 and mrlawrence74 for your responses.

 

If I may also ask, I was wondering how you guys manage the storage of your music libraries? I know that the internal storage is limited to 8GB (less, I assume due to factory software) and external micro SD cards. Are there any brands of SD cards that you can recommend for reliability and fast read speeds?

 

Otherwise, I am quite dead set on the Fiio X3. I have searched Amazon which seems to retail the cheapest at 200USD. Would anybody know of any other sites with a cheaper price?

 

Thanks again in advance.

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Originally Posted by L'Seraphic View Post
 

Thank you to both subguy812 and mrlawrence74 for your responses.

 

If I may also ask, I was wondering how you guys manage the storage of your music libraries? I know that the internal storage is limited to 8GB (less, I assume due to factory software) and external micro SD cards. Are there any brands of SD cards that you can recommend for reliability and fast read speeds?

 

Otherwise, I am quite dead set on the Fiio X3. I have searched Amazon which seems to retail the cheapest at 200USD. Would anybody know of any other sites with a cheaper price?

 

Thanks again in advance.

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_73100_FiiO-X3-Portable-Music-Digital-Media-MP3-Player.html?SearchClickout%5Bquery_id%5D=5105362&SearchClickout%5BIgnore%5D=1

 

189.99 but they may have a coupon code I paid 170.00 for mine from here...I had to return one to Amazon because I paid a little over 200.00

 

I have a 64gb  micro class 10 card I paid 49.00 for at office depot...you have to format it to fat32 for it to work

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Originally Posted by subguy812 View Post
 

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_73100_FiiO-X3-Portable-Music-Digital-Media-MP3-Player.html?SearchClickout%5Bquery_id%5D=5105362&SearchClickout%5BIgnore%5D=1

 

189.99 but they may have a coupon code I paid 170.00 for mine from here...I had to return one to Amazon because I paid a little over 200.00

 

I have a 64gb  micro class 10 card I paid 49.00 for at office depot...you have to format it to fat32 for it to work

 

Ordered! Thank you for your help.

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