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post #31 of 1150

Looking at the zoomed in pics it looks slightly cheap... for a $450 headphone.

post #32 of 1150
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Originally Posted by sari0n View Post

http://www.soundearphones.com/brands/earsonics/earsonics-sm3-v2

If you zoom in a lot on the photo in this link you can tell that they're recessed.

 

I hope this makes the SM3 v1's go down in price, I'd still be happy with a pair of those =)


I really can't see it. The bit where the plastic goes into the shell is in a shadow, even if I zoom in, I can't conclusively tell whether it's recessed or flush.
post #33 of 1150

According to Franck, if SM3 V1s were purchased before February 1st, the cost to 'upgrade to V2' is 30€. If after, then upgrade is free.

 

Also, separate from the cost to upgrade, you would need to shell out an additional 37€ for the new cable. Goes without saying that you would also need to ship your V1 to them.

 

I'm not sure if the above quotes are with/without tax, but I intend on sending mine in as the angular housings really hurt my ears yet I love their sound too much to get them re-shelled to customs.

 

Hope the above info helps some people etysmile.gif

post #34 of 1150

sm3 is 17 ohm, the sm3 v2 is 34 ohm, either the drivers are different now or the X-over is a different design.

 


Edited by AudioCats - 5/3/11 at 11:10pm
post #35 of 1150

I can't wait for the impressions.  I love the sm3 but Im interested in these too...

post #36 of 1150
Thread Starter 

has this been confirmed yet? if its true then id be very happy :D

post #37 of 1150

Kind of a good thing that I decided not to buy SM3 about two weeks ago. I hope they do retune the SM3 and gives it just a little more treble on the v2.

post #38 of 1150


Looks interesting. What about warranty

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Originally Posted by quesce View Post

According to Franck, if SM3 V1s were purchased before February 1st, the cost to 'upgrade to V2' is 30€. If after, then upgrade is free.

 

Also, separate from the cost to upgrade, you would need to shell out an additional 37€ for the new cable. Goes without saying that you would also need to ship your V1 to them.

 

I'm not sure if the above quotes are with/without tax, but I intend on sending mine in as the angular housings really hurt my ears yet I love their sound too much to get them re-shelled to customs.

 

Hope the above info helps some people etysmile.gif



 

post #39 of 1150

Agree, that's what it needs, a little amount of presence in the highs. Even though I liked the original SM3 already. Can't wait.
 

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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

Kind of a good thing that I decided not to buy SM3 about two weeks ago. I hope they do retune the SM3 and gives it just a little more treble on the v2.



 


Edited by airwax - 5/4/11 at 2:09am
post #40 of 1150
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Originally Posted by airwax View Post

Agree, that's what it needs, a little amount of presence in the highs. Even though I liked the original SM3 already. Can't wait.
 



 


it might make them sibilant or fatiguing if it turns to be a bit more than we'd like biggrin.gif ... Also, WHERE in the highs, or a shelf boost above 6k?
Edited by svyr - 5/4/11 at 2:22am
post #41 of 1150

Damn, feel like doing a trade in now D=

 

How do we go about the upgrade process? =O


Edited by Zephyron - 5/4/11 at 2:33am
post #42 of 1150
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

I am thinking of sending my pair in for warranty/repair I think I will see if they will give an upgrade price or something. If so I will post some impressions.


Oh If you do please let me know.  I'd like to do that.  But when sending it back what needs to be sent back?  Especially if it was bought off here on Head-fi?

post #43 of 1150

Today I've noticed that the vent part of one of the earphones is broken. Then I saw the new version's commercial on the Earsonic website and then I read that they can upgrade my SM3's for 30€ :) 

 

There's only one way for me. I' ve just written to Franck, asking what I have to do with earphones. I will write down some more impressions when something would clear out.

post #44 of 1150

Another email update from Franck. According to him, the two versions have the "same sound."

 

Also, for those interested in taking the 'upgrade to V2' route, in addition to the (1) cost of upgrade and (2) cost of new cable, don't forget to factor in (3) to-and-from shipping costs as well as (4) customs duty, if applicable.

 

I am now considering ACS' custom fit tips/sleeves as an alternative 'upgrade' option since the costs would work out to be quite similar and my only issue is with fit.


Edited by quesce - 5/4/11 at 4:36am
post #45 of 1150

I'll probably upgrade my SM3s too since my only niggle with them was the straight edges and i do love the all black finish. 

 

I've sent an email asking Franck what connectors were used since i would probably just save the cash and get a cable upgrade directly from a cable maker here.

 

Anyone has any idea if the Earsonics custom connectors are the same as Westone or JH perhaps? 

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