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Originally Posted by ericr View Post

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!
how do the new ones sound? Are they the same sound..? Thanks!
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how do the new ones sound? Are they the same sound..? Thanks!

From having had both of them, I think they sound identical. 

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Originally Posted by imackler View Post

From having had both of them, I think they sound identical. 
OK great thank you so much.. I've seen the new ones in Toronto at the headfone shop.. Which is where I usually go to get any product.. Charles is a great guy to deal with and great service.. Anyways I seen the new ones and they look way more comfortable then the older ones plus you can if I'm not mistaken change the plastic pieces to have one blue and one red.. Or whatever combination you want which I think is really cool.. The only thing that I don't like is that they changes the connections to the shure like connection.. Not sure if it's the exact connections but they look like it.. What a drag.. I bought my w4r"s about two months or so before the new ones came out.. :-(. They just look soooo more comfy.. Maybe I'll just get the new w3 or the new 30..i have the w4r but want something a little more fun to have with them..
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Could someone please give me the neutral eq settings for my rockbox 5,5 video.. Much appreciated :-)
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Hi all,

where can I get the Westone 4R the cheapest way?
Does anyone know?

post #5076 of 5409

^ maybe the forum or keep your eye on Amazon, prices fluctuate a lot.

Got a spare for $315 off Amazon and price dropped to $299 a couple of weeks later from other retailers 

 

 

 

 

still enjoying W4- modded to WR by BTG Audio- after all this time- 2 and 1/2 years. 

 

Fiio X3 is making me fall for it all over again or maybe its Keb Mo just doing his thing

 

Happy Holidays, headfi!!!!

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Originally Posted by snapple10 View Post
 

^ maybe the forum or keep your eye on Amazon, prices fluctuate a lot.

Got a spare for $315 off Amazon and price dropped to $299 a couple of weeks later from other retailers 

 

 

 

 

still enjoying W4- modded to WR by BTG Audio- after all this time- 2 and 1/2 years. 

 

Fiio X3 is making me fall for it all over again or maybe its Keb Mo just doing his thing

 

Happy Holidays, headfi!!!!

What does the Fiio X3 do to the W4?  I use the Ibasso T3 analog.  I get a little more clarity and juice but it's not earth shattering or anything.  EQ tendencies are the same/uneffected which I suppose is what you want an amp to perform like.

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Earth shattering? No, Just enough clarity  that I can hear it and make my album a little more fun, I guess

 

ever listened to Keb Mo?

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Originally Posted by ericr View Post

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!

Yes they are great !
No question asked :-) the only cost that I have to pay is just the shipping from Australia for $59 (-_-)"...

But getting new W4R is worth the wait.

Thanks Westone.
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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 biggrin.gif

 





Hi ZTing,

I'm in Australia as well. Please share the experience here once you got any of those cable :-) I'm interested to know if there is any sound quality or signature difference.

Brian GoTo from BTG audio has told me in private message that cable material will not give any sound quality enhancement at all, only cosmetics and durability.

That comes from one of the best audio cable maker that I know sharing his honest opinion.
Edited by JohnSantana - 12/22/13 at 9:58pm
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I recommend the:

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

In the link above. I've used that cable on two pair of Rhapsodio hybrids and TF10 with impressive results. Definitely worth the money for your W4R.

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which tips give the best sound? are the star tips good?

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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post

I recommend the:

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

In the link above. I've used that cable on two pair of Rhapsodio hybrids and TF10 with impressive results. Definitely worth the money for your W4R.


Cool,

Thanks for the clarification, so far with no amp and directly connected to the iPhone playing 320 Kbps mp3 I feel that W4 is not as sparkly as UE 700. So yes I've never used any other cable apart from the stock cable.

Hopefully this silver cable can give more bright texture and more details to the high.
post #5084 of 5409
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Originally Posted by JohnSantana View Post


Cool,

Thanks for the clarification, so far with no amp and directly connected to the iPhone playing 320 Kbps mp3 I feel that W4 is not as sparkly as UE 700. So yes I've never used any other cable apart from the stock cable.

Hopefully this silver cable can give more bright texture and more details to the high.


:)

It will indeed do what you're asking, extract more detail and give W4R a nice crisp edge (among other things) I cannot recommend it highly enough. Just be aware it has some cable noise. I've ordered the cable 3 times and would happily purchase another if need be.

 

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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post


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It will indeed do what you're asking, extract more detail and give W4R a nice crisp edge (among other things) I cannot recommend it highly enough. Just be aware it has some cable noise. I've ordered the cable 3 times and would happily purchase another if need be.


 

Wow, that's cool :-)
Is there any reason why you ordered three times for the same type ?

If the $57 cable sounds better than the stock, I wonder how great is this $300 + cable :-o
http://m.ebay.com.au/itm/221340638410?l
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