Originally Posted by Zinte
Originally Posted by project86
Zinte, I'm confused. You initially said the JH5 and Aero both sounded excellent. Then later you said the Aero sounded terrible compared to the UM2 and UM3X. Are you saying the Aero is an inferior product to those 2, or is it just one of those things where the comparison makes one sound better or worse than it really is, due to the contrast between them?
sorry for the confusion. basically, the Aero was excellent until I compared it to both Westones, because the Westones revealed so many flaws in the Aero. however the JH5 still performed better when compared to both the UM2 and Um3x. The JH5 just seemed to bridge the gap between both Westones, making it sound perfect. The um3x had too much bass and treble rolloff but still sounded more detailed and musical than Aero
I see, that makes sense. Sounds like you are more of a fan of the Westone sound signature in general. I can understand that, as I really like Westone myself. But I ended up liking the Aero more than my UM3X and Westone 3.
Sometimes things just don't compare well. For example, when I listen to my K701 for a while and get used to it, then switch to something like my Lawton LA7000: The LA7000 is by far the better performer overall, but after a direct switch, it seems to have distant mids. I know that it is just temporary, because I was used to the more prominent mids from the AKGs, but it takes a while to adjust. Likewise, when I go the other way: Switching from the Lawtons to the K701 makes them seem incredibly thin, to the point of me really disliking them. After a long adjustment period, I start to appreciate the tight AKG bass again. To solve this problem I've stopped switching from certain headphones directly to certain other headphones.
I'm not sure how long you got to spend with the Aero and the Westones, but I'd suggest taking more time to get to know each one more. If you still like the Westones more, then buy them of course. Or if you want customs, consider the ES3X or the new AC2.