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post #91 of 5325

I seriously hope they change the design by utilizing the ES cable. For the one who asked how they could fit 4 drivers into the shell, micro BA drivers are being used instead of the standard size drivers show in the W3 picture. Jays/UE managed to fit 2 micro BA drivers in the Q-Jays/UE700 and the shells are very small.  4 micro BA drivers then should be able to fit in the W3 shell with no problem.

post #92 of 5325

LOL, that comment made me laugh

 

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Originally Posted by HeadCred View Post

I do hope Westone's Tetris skills will be up for the job.
 

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Question, how are they gonna shove 4 drivers into it, the w3 is already like 

w3p1.jpg


 
post #93 of 5325
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Originally Posted by Rip N' Burn View Post

I seriously hope they change the design by utilizing the ES cable. For the one who asked how they could fit 4 drivers into the shell, micro BA drivers are being used instead of the standard size drivers show in the W3 picture. Jays/UE managed to fit 2 micro BA drivers in the Q-Jays/UE700 and the shells are very small.  4 micro BA drivers then should be able to fit in the W3 shell with no problem.


They both use a TWFK which I believe is the smallest dual driver which is also the same driver the Audio Technica CK10 and Fischer Audio DBA-02 use.

 

I hope they don't add another bass driver unless they tune it much differently than the W3.

post #94 of 5325
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Originally Posted by Rip N' Burn View Post

I seriously hope they change the design by utilizing the ES cable. For the one who asked how they could fit 4 drivers into the shell, micro BA drivers are being used instead of the standard size drivers show in the W3 picture. Jays/UE managed to fit 2 micro BA drivers in the Q-Jays/UE700 and the shells are very small.  4 micro BA drivers then should be able to fit in the W3 shell with no problem.


They both use a TWFK which I believe is the smallest dual driver which is also the same driver the Audio Technica CK10 and Fischer Audio DBA-02 use.

 

I hope they don't add another bass driver unless they tune it much differently than the W3.

 

 

 

Excactly that W3 was already something...

post #95 of 5325
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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

I hope they don't add another bass driver unless they tune it much differently than the W3.


The extra driver they added is indeed a bass driver ( look at the sound earphones page )

 

but its westone we are talking about here , they know their stuff :)

 

it could be like UM mage .. Quick! , i would love that ! :)


Edited by singh - 12/15/10 at 1:29pm
post #96 of 5325

An extra bass driver does not necessarily mean more bass, it is just how the company tunes the crossovers. The easier it is for a headphone to do something, the better it usually sounds. As someone said above, the UM Mage has dual bass drivers but has a neutral response.

post #97 of 5325
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An extra bass driver does not necessarily mean more bass, it is just how the company tunes the crossovers. The easier it is for a headphone to do something, the better it usually sounds. As someone said above, the UM Mage has dual bass drivers but has a neutral response.



True, I wonder what signature there aiming for.

post #98 of 5325

I guess something better than the 3. Because people seem to want a more neutral phone in this thread, the areas to improve upon would be speed, accuracy, clarity, and the like.

post #99 of 5325
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Originally Posted by Flavio T View Post

 

Yesterday, Dec 10 around 7:00 pm, Lynn Kehler, Westone's CEO, posts a pic on his personal Twitter account showing an iPad and what might look like the Westone 4.

 

His comments were limited to "I'm testing out a new iPad...man, the sound quality is great!

 

The picture looks blurry and we don't know if he let this cat out of the bag by accident or if the camera color is completely off and rendered the red an orange, but I'm almost sure I can read a "4" on those earpieces:

 

Westone 4 ?!?

 

I guess it could be a Westone 3 :(



I don't know what's wrong with the link above, but as I read from the tease: it's claimed that Westone 4 has dual bass + 1 mid + 1 high. However, on the link http://www.earphonesolutions.com/westone-4-headphones.html, earphonesolutions claimed that:

 

specsheetw4.jpg

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The Westone Four could still have a 3-way crossover but have 2 drivers handling mids, 1 driver handling lows and another driver handling highs.

 

So, which one is TRUE?


The spec sheet is correct. The stuff we wrote were "possible scenarios" before the official communication from Westone. We were just conjecturing about the possible different configurations. That's why we wrote "could still have a 3-way...". That was well before we knew the facts.

 

post #100 of 5325

For the sake of Westone, I hope that $449 is MSRP and not street price. With the great IEMs that can be had at the $200-$300 price point (e.g. e-Q7, RE262, and many more), a lot of people are going to have a hard time forking over that kind of dough.


Edited by EraserXIV - 12/15/10 at 5:21pm
post #101 of 5325

They might have a problem if there was competition. But the only 2 quad universals announced are the Westone 4 and jays x jays.

post #102 of 5325

That's true, marketing hype does go a long way.

post #103 of 5325

yeah, although PERSONALLY, i would jus tsave up for custom Quads.

post #104 of 5325

well, the sleek audio sa7 is going for $400 USD apparently, those have two BA vs four (not saying more is better, but well, if price depended on the number of armatures, it's clear who the winner is. Also, the westone 3's cost $400, $50 for two more armatures doesn't seem to extraordinary

 

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For the sake of Westone, I hope that $449 is MSRP and not street price. With the great IEMs that can be had at the $200-$300 price point (e.g. e-Q7, RE262, and many more), a lot of people are going to have a hard time forking over that kind of dough.

post #105 of 5325

What is this, IEM Driver War? Don't tell me it's the Core Wars all over again (Intel vs. AMD).

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