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post #5056 of 5409
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post

First thing I would do is reseat the cable connectors (disconnect and reconnect the cable both sides). Then blow some air onto the nozzles, (just with your mouth) to clear any debris that may of been exchanged when changing the tips.

i like to also use alcohol wipes on the pins to make sure no debris going into the pin holes

post #5057 of 5409

Sorry if this is a repeat:

 

What you use for tip selection?  Also...are you using any type of EQ for an added "fun factor."?

 

The short stem of the W4 makes it a difficult tip choice.  I like the "non-colored" star tip but because of the short stem the housing seems to interfere with my ear cavity so I am always adjusting.  The red star tip is identical diameter but has longer flange and seems to work much better...about perfect actually.  The P-series comply sort of "dull" everything down with W4 ALREADY being so smooth sounding.

 

I'm using the "jazz" EQ setting on my Ipod classic which just tips the bass and treble just a small pinch.  Certainly not enough to screw anything up but to add a little pizzazz.

post #5058 of 5409
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Midnight cable from BTG-Audio. BTG doesn't claim any sonic benefits, but it is a touch warmer and cleaner than the stock epic cable. If I had paid $105 I wouldn't be quick to recommend it to those looking for serious upgrades (a $105 amp or DAC would bring more benefit over a $105 cable), but I got it at about half the price here from another member. smily_headphones1.gif

When my ES5 come in I plan to switch the cable over to them.

Cool, many thanks for the clarification and sharing :-)
I just bought myself that cable for my HE-500 and now have to wait for another month before it gets shipped down here in to Sydney.
post #5059 of 5409

Hi Fellow westone 4 owners,

 

I would like some advice on cable upgrades from around $100 to $200.

I am based in Australia and I would like to know if any of you can recommend quality silver or copper/silver hybrid cables on ebay or other sellers and cable makers?

 

Any advice would be appreciated.

post #5060 of 5409
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Hi Fellow westone 4 owners,

I would like some advice on cable upgrades from around $100 to $200.
I am based in Australia and I would like to know if any of you can recommend quality silver or copper/silver hybrid cables on ebay or other sellers and cable makers?

Any advice would be appreciated.
Silver dragon cable from moon audio. IMO, retains the sound signature of W4 whilst cleaning up the entire spectrum giving tighter lows, better extension and clarity. Removed the slight veil that I experienced with stock cable too.
post #5061 of 5409
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Originally Posted by 1199-R View Post
 

Hi Fellow westone 4 owners,

 

I would like some advice on cable upgrades from around $100 to $200.

I am based in Australia and I would like to know if any of you can recommend quality silver or copper/silver hybrid cables on ebay or other sellers and cable makers?

 

Any advice would be appreciated.


Hi,

 

I am looking at purchasing some upgrade cables as well. So far i have found the following, all from ebay:

 

 

 

Taiwan ALO 5N OCC Upgrade Cable for Westone 4R W4R um3x RC ES3 Custom – 59.99 USD

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Taiwan-ALO-5N-OCC-upgrade-cable-for-Westone-4R-W4R-um3x-RC-ES3-Custom-/261228143613?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cd26923fd

 

6N OFHC Silver Plated Westone UM2 W3RX W4R Upgrade Cable – 57.99 USD

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/6N-OFHC-Silver-Plated-Westone-UM2-W3RC-W4R-CM-Upgrade-Cable-/221319773955?pt=US_MP3_Player_Cables_Adapters&hash=item3387afbf03

 

7N OCC Upgrade Cable Westone UM2 UM3RX W4R – 111.99 USD

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/7N-OCC-Upgrade-Cable-Westone-UM2-UM3RX-W4R-/221327717857?pt=US_MP3_Player_Cables_Adapters&hash=item338828f5e1

 

Zee's Music Baldur MKIII upgrade cable for Westone 4R UM3XRC W4R ES3 -140 USD

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Zees-Music-Baldur-MKIII-upgrade-cable-for-Westone-4R-UM3XRC-W4R-ES3-/261278803236?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cd56e2524

 Zee's Music Dark Lord (Telfon) upgrade cable for Westone 4R W4R um3x RC CM ES3 -38.99 USD

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Zees-Music-Dark-Lord-Telfon-upgrade-cable-for-Westone-4R-W4R-um3x-RC-CM-ES3-/251389015155?pt=US_Music_Mixed_Lots_Other_Formats&hash=item3a87f3f473

 

Does anyone have any idea which would offer good price / performance upgrade from stock?

 

Thank you.

 

I am also in australia :D

 

 

 

post #5062 of 5409
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I haven't heard another BA that comes close to sounding as dynamic or natural when it comes to sustain and body of note (without adding artificial reverb).  My pre-order goes in as soon as they are officially announced.

vrt


What are you talking about?

post #5063 of 5409
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What are you talking about?

LOL

post #5064 of 5409
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Originally Posted by 1199-R View Post
 

Hi Fellow westone 4 owners,

 

I would like some advice on cable upgrades from around $100 to $200.

I am based in Australia and I would like to know if any of you can recommend quality silver or copper/silver hybrid cables on ebay or other sellers and cable makers?

 

Any advice would be appreciated.

 

http://headphonelounge.com/in-ear-monitor-cables/

 

Ted is the man for cables

post #5065 of 5409
Yep going to agree ted is where its at.
post #5066 of 5409

Someone was selling one of those cables in the FS forum a week ago -- $65 shipped. Maybe look for that, it'd be a steal...dunno about silver wires; but then again I do not like bright sound signatures, and adding brightness or top-end definition at the expense of some bass is not for me! Copper all the way :p

 

note: I say that without ever having tried an SPC or pure silver cable.

post #5067 of 5409
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Originally Posted by TK277 View Post
 

Someone was selling one of those cables in the FS forum a week ago -- $65 shipped. Maybe look for that, it'd be a steal...dunno about silver wires; but then again I do not like bright sound signatures, and adding brightness or top-end definition at the expense of some bass is not for me! Copper all the way :p

 

note: I say that without ever having tried an SPC or pure silver cable.

 

That was me.  It was an SPC SE cable with a 90* FBI plug from TED.   Fantastic cable!  

post #5068 of 5409

Westone rocks!  My W4s seemed just a bit off so I sent them in to be checked out as the 2 year warranty was right at it's end (a couple of days past actually).  A few days later Penny with Westone Customer Service sends me a FedEx tracking number for the replacement set they are sending me. When the package arrives I open it to find a brand new set of W4R.  No hastles, no questions.  Just excellent communication and service.

 

Westone customer service is a 100% class act!

post #5069 of 5409
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Originally Posted by ericr View Post
 

Westone rocks!  My W4s seemed just a bit off so I sent them in to be checked out as the 2 year warranty was right at it's end (a couple of days past actually).  A few days later Penny with Westone Customer Service sends me a FedEx tracking number for the replacement set they are sending me. When the package arrives I open it to find a brand new set of W4R.  No hastles, no questions.  Just excellent communication and service.

 

Westone customer service is a 100% class act!

 

Did they say if there was anything wrong with the W4?

post #5070 of 5409

Not specifically.  But a new W4R's being sent without question leads me to conclude there was a problem with them.

 

In another testament to the quality of Westone's customer service is that if I shipped them in they were willing to evaluate them at no charge and ship them back at their expense (if nothing proved wrong with them).

 

Thanks Westone!


Edited by ericr - 12/13/13 at 11:34pm
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