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post #5011 of 5409
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Originally Posted by Mooses9 View Post

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
I use the complys for electronic music. What are your favorites tips ?
post #5012 of 5409
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Originally Posted by mrlawrence74 View Post

I use the complys for electronic music. What are your favorites tips ?

I personally like the proguard earportz for the w4r. They have a tappered bore smaller at the nozzle larger at the bore opening. This imo helps The mids and highs. But some ppl dont have luck with them some do.

My second best tip imo is the shure e2c silicone clear tip. It also has a tappered or flare bore opening again mids and highs seems to be imrpoved. But some people gripe with that tip is its not super soft silicone.

Westone had their own version of this tip that the iems used to come with but instead of clear it was frosted.

They since have started shipping with the silicone star and true fit which imo are a flop.

I did try the star silicone tip that has no color on the bottom its like a medium size...tried it with my se535 and it wasnt bad but then tried it with the w4r and didnt get the same results.
Edited by Mooses9 - 11/5/13 at 12:23pm
post #5013 of 5409

Although I agree that foamies slightly veil the higher freqs compared to silicone tips, I love 'em. I don't like a lot of treble and the W4R have forward enough mids that the ever so slight recess isn't noticeable to me anymore. The wax guard tips are for my peace of mind and they are ridiculously comfortable. Easy maintenance, too.

post #5014 of 5409
I usually use the triple flange when I'm on long flights. I tend use the star tips otherwise.
post #5015 of 5409

Thrice "Live at the House of Blues" is a favorite album of mine.  I used to sit next to my HeadRoom micro stack with my TF10's and 535's (which I never liked) and just be in awe of the detail.  The 4R's straight out of my iPhone 5 leaving me feeling like that.  

 

I purchased some 4r's on ear solutions about a week ago.  They are replacing some TF10's that failed about a year ago.  It took me about 2 days to really start appreciating the 4r's.  I've settled on the red stars tips from the supplied packaging. 

 

I have an RSA Protector and some cables from Ted on the way.  I'm excited to play with the new toys.  

post #5016 of 5409
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Originally Posted by lwells View Post
 

Thrice "Live at the House of Blues" is a favorite album of mine.  I used to sit next to my HeadRoom micro stack with my TF10's and 535's (which I never liked) and just be in awe of the detail.  The 4R's straight out of my iPhone 5 leaving me feeling like that.  

 

I purchased some 4r's on ear solutions about a week ago.  They are replacing some TF10's that failed about a year ago.  It took me about 2 days to really start appreciating the 4r's.  I've settled on the red stars tips from the supplied packaging. 

 

I have an RSA Protector and some cables from Ted on the way.  I'm excited to play with the new toys.  

good choice of cable maker.

post #5017 of 5409
I have some nearly new 4R's for sale if anybody's interested. See my signature.
post #5018 of 5409

When I got my W4R's I missed the engaging musicality of my old TF10's.  Today I received an RSA protector (secondhand) in the mail.  I do not have my balance cable yet so I am listening SE.  This amp restored everything I missed about my TF10's.  I'm tapping my foot again.

post #5019 of 5409
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Originally Posted by lwells View Post
 

When I got my W4R's I missed the engaging musicality of my old TF10's.  Today I received an RSA protector (secondhand) in the mail.  I do not have my balance cable yet so I am listening SE.  This amp restored everything I missed about my TF10's.  I'm tapping my foot again.

I had a similar experience. I recently had the W4R. Its always good but...something missing. When I paired it with a SR71a, just amazing. The combo was so good I actually started thinking about high end customs again, for the first time in a long time. 

post #5020 of 5409
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Originally Posted by Mooses9 View Post


I personally like the proguard earportz for the w4r. They have a tappered bore smaller at the nozzle larger at the bore opening. This imo helps The mids and highs. But some ppl dont have luck with them some do.

My second best tip imo is the shure e2c silicone clear tip. It also has a tappered or flare bore opening again mids and highs seems to be imrpoved. But some people gripe with that tip is its not super soft silicone.

Westone had their own version of this tip that the iems used to come with but instead of clear it was frosted.

They since have started shipping with the silicone star and true fit which imo are a flop.

I did try the star silicone tip that has no color on the bottom its like a medium size...tried it with my se535 and it wasnt bad but then tried it with the w4r and didnt get the same results.

 

Can you give me a link for the shure e2c ? Thank you.

post #5021 of 5409

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/285538-REG/Shure_PA757M_PA757M_Medium_Flex_Sleeves.html

 

PA757M those are medium i presume S,L will be small and large. problem is, they are to my knowledge discontinued. you might find a website selling dead stock but im not sure.

post #5022 of 5409
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Originally Posted by mrlawrence74 View Post

Can you give me a link for the shure e2c ? Thank you.
A second on this one. I had look the other day and couldn't pinpoint exactly what you were referring to. My 4s arrived yesterday, but I'm holding off for my Arrow before testing. I'll start with the shures I've been using and then test some others.
post #5023 of 5409

you can see the opening being flared, or contoured i believe they used to call it, this i think helps project the sound outwards kinda like a horn in a sense.

post #5024 of 5409
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Originally Posted by gshipley View Post
 

Sad news.  I lost my Westones on a flight to Bangkok.  I fell asleep and when I woke up as we were landing they were gone.  I am thinking someone stole then while sleeping but I asked around and no one saw them.  I stayed on the plane an extra 10 minutes looking all over the floor etc but never did see them.

 

A sad day indeed.  Due to budget constraints I picked up a pair of RHA MA350's from amazon for 40.00 to tide me over until I can save up enough to buy another pair.

 

Great news for the world and sad news for my wallet.... I picked up a used pair of W4's for a reasonable price off the for sale forum that will be shipped next week.  I will soon be back in the club.  I will treat these with more care to ensure they don't get stolen.

post #5025 of 5409

Hi,

 

I received my Fiio X3 today and after A-B-ing with my iPod Video 5G, I find no difference in sound!

 

I was wondering how you guys 'setup' or EQ your Fiio X3s? Other than tweaking treble/bass (which I could have done on my rockbox'd iPod anyway), am I missing out on something?

 

I have noticed options called "Gain" and "Balance" but I have no idea whatsoever they do.

 

Thanks.

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