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What beats the Westone UM3X ?

post #1 of 31
Thread Starter 

I have had a set of these for a few weeks now and really like them with my Pico slim and IPOD classic

 

Whats else is out there that could beat them ??

 

Have tried a few recently but nothing has impressed ....

 

Would welcome any suggestions

 

Cheers

 

 

post #2 of 31

save your money and be happy with the best IEMs you've ever listened to? lol

post #3 of 31

Not much.  UM3x is pretty up top.

post #4 of 31

Yes, UM3x are great...you're pretty much side-grading at this point, unless maybe you are stepping into customs.

post #5 of 31
I have even and like them too. Ill have the w4's on Monday and will see if those are any better
post #6 of 31

Rmccullo can you let me know what you think about the UM3X vs W4's? I'm trying to decide whether to go for the UM3X or the 4's.

post #7 of 31

I had the UM3x and sold them to help fun the W4...so while I can't do a direct comparison I can give my impressions.

 

  First of all, IMHO, the W4 is NOT a significant step up, and is in fact a side-grade. The W4 are by comparison more balanced, laid back, deeper soundstage.

 

  UM3x have more bass presence, more forward mids, and for me had a better fit.

  If they were the same price, I would go with the W4, since they overall have a smoother signature that is good for all types of music.

  But for $100 or more less, the UM3x have a perfect fit, replaceable cables, and slightly more fun factor with their signature...

post #8 of 31

Thanks Takoyaki, the replaceable cables make the UM3X very attractive. I read about some issues with the cables being loose and/or the piece connecting the headphone to the cables falling off. Did you have any issues?

post #9 of 31

Greenmac, the UM3Xs are very good, but don't meet everyone's preferences.  Is there a different sound signature you're looking for in your IEMs?

post #10 of 31
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Rmccullo can you let me know what you think about the UM3X vs W4's? I'm trying to decide whether to go for the UM3X or the 4's.
I will definitely let you know. Only thing is I'm not good at expressing what Im hearing from an iem. I do have a really good ear for music though. The w4's should get to me on Monday so I won't know till then. But if cost is a slight issue, there are some crazy deals for a set of used um3x's on the for sale section. I've seen one guy selling them for $220.
post #11 of 31

UE Triple.fi 10. Hands down. Though Sony Hybrids are a must with this IEM (difficult to get a good fit with the supplied tips).

post #12 of 31

Looking to get these UM3X, read very good things about them.

post #13 of 31
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UE Triple.fi 10. Hands down. Though Sony Hybrids are a must with this IEM (difficult to get a good fit with the supplied tips).


That's easily debatable

 

post #14 of 31

Thanks Rmccullo for the heads up. 
 

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Originally Posted by kenniepark View Post

Rmccullo can you let me know what you think about the UM3X vs W4's? I'm trying to decide whether to go for the UM3X or the 4's.


I will definitely let you know. Only thing is I'm not good at expressing what Im hearing from an iem. I do have a really good ear for music though. The w4's should get to me on Monday so I won't know till then. But if cost is a slight issue, there are some crazy deals for a set of used um3x's on the for sale section. I've seen one guy selling them for $220.


 

post #15 of 31

I have been listening to the UM3X and Westone 4 interchangably for about a day now. The Westone 4 is easily superior, just based on the overall listening experience and not nitpicking at the details of the IEMs. The UM3X just sounded too open and seperated to be musical, whereas the W4 was very coherent.

 

Dont take my comments too seriously, its only been 2 days since the W4s arrived at my shop..


Edited by Zinte - 3/6/11 at 8:34pm
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