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post #871 of 1150
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Originally Posted by pandab55 View Post

Has anyone listened to the westone umx3 vs the earsonics sm3 v2?  Just wondering what your impressions are.



as for now rely on joker's review..

 

from memory, the instrument separation sounds fuller on the um3x and is in your face thing..

post #872 of 1150

Anyone has tried sm3 v2 with an HiFiMAN hm602?

Might be a good setup?

Thanks

post #873 of 1150

No, Hifiman players have very high output impedance, they don't work well with multi-armature IEMs.

post #874 of 1150
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Originally Posted by dfkt View Post

No, Hifiman players have very high output impedance, they don't work well with multi-armature IEMs.



So which type of iem are best to use with an hm 602?

I see that this player have a switch to change from low gain to high gain...isn't this to be used with both high and low impedance iem?

post #875 of 1150

How does earsonics honor their warranty? Are they as friendly with customer service as westone is??? What worries me, is that if I have any technical difficulties, I have to ship them to france(where I think they are located) which would not be fun.  Where as westone has the best warranty service of all time!

post #876 of 1150

They have to. European law states that all new electronics have 2 years warranty.

 

If they bail on that you can file complaints against them in european court.

 

Apple is currently facing legal action in several european countries becuase their global position is 1 year warranty but you can buy another. and under european law they are expected to provide 2 years for free.

post #877 of 1150
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Originally Posted by Aevum View Post

They have to. European law states that all new electronics have 2 years warranty.

 

If they bail on that you can file complaints against them in european court.

 

Apple is currently facing legal action in several european countries becuase their global position is 1 year warranty but you can buy another. and under european law they are expected to provide 2 years for free.

The 2 years warranty is a European "wish", which each country is free to apply or not.

Unfortunetaly, in countries like France (Earsonics' craddle), most items are still only warranted 1 year and not 2, which is a real pity for consumers...

 

From what I see on Earsonics website, warranty is one year... frown.gif

 

This being said, the United States are not the center of the world, so guess what:

It's equally painful for me to ship back IEMs from France to the US to have them repaired when I buy American brands like Westone, Aurisonics... wink.gif It's a factor people have to consider when chosing a brand.
 

 

post #878 of 1150
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Originally Posted by tienbasse View Post

The 2 years warranty is a European "wish", which each country is free to apply or not.

Unfortunetaly, in countries like France (Earsonics' craddle), most items are still only warranted 1 year and not 2, which is a real pity for consumers...

 

From what I see on Earsonics website, warranty is one year... frown.gif

 

This being said, the United States are not the center of the world, so guess what:

It's equally painful for me to ship back IEMs from France to the US to have them repaired when I buy American brands like Westone, Aurisonics... wink.gif It's a factor people have to consider when chosing a brand.
 

 

haha knowing westone they would send you 2 new pairs for freez. Idk how earsonics customer service is?

post #879 of 1150

received today this cable for the sm3 v2 http://www.ebay.com/itm/5N-OCC-Upgrade-Cable-Westone-W4-W4R-AWG24-/220998715421?pt=Other_MP3_Player_Accessories&hash=item33748cc81d   first impresions are quite positive, with the earsonics grey tips the sound was very sibilant due the amount of bass and darker sound of this tips. Ive changed to double flange sensorcom the sound with this tips and the stock cable was bright and a bit cold, now with this cable i have more bass with sensorcom than with stock tips and stock cable, but with all the detail and bright sound of the sensorcom apart from this the soundstage is bigger, with more detail and clarity also vocals are lively with great dynamics. the sound is like you got a pair of new and better headphones, didn't expect this changes.

 

One day with this combination tried more tips but ill keep the snsorcom. All i can say is that this blows eveything ive heard except the ex1000 and both are on pair the earsonics sounds brighter with this combo, and the ex1000 have more bass and a bit darker yes ex1000 darker. im not sure which is better but this demolish my other iems shure 535 and um3x i can't really compare them they are on another league believe me or not but this sound amazing.


Edited by Kurdt-bada - 4/19/12 at 7:46am
post #880 of 1150

How do you guys replace the cable? Mine doesn't come off, from what I can tell.

 

And it sure is a pain shipping to France. I tried going to the UPS to do it, and it was 117 bucks. I ended up doing it at the USPS, and it was something like 8 bucks, but it's going to take a month. Bummer. I have RE0's till then and they are barely holding me off.

post #881 of 1150

any suggestions for a better source than my 2 year old Cowon S9?

mybe the new Z2?

 

also any suggestions for better tips than the two-flange stock one's?

post #882 of 1150

 

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Originally Posted by Mando323 View Post

How do you guys replace the cable? Mine doesn't come off, from what I can tell.

 

And it sure is a pain shipping to France. I tried going to the UPS to do it, and it was 117 bucks. I ended up doing it at the USPS, and it was something like 8 bucks, but it's going to take a month. Bummer. I have RE0's till then and they are barely holding me off.

 

Try USPS priority mail and using a flat rate envelope.  If you ask them to measure and weigh your own package it usually ends up being a lot more for whatever reason.  It should be easy to fit the earphones in a flat rate envelope or box, and it should be around ~20 for priority or 30-40 for express.

 

post #883 of 1150

 

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Originally Posted by sari0n View Post

 

 

Try USPS priority mail and using a flat rate envelope.  If you ask them to measure and weigh your own package it usually ends up being a lot more for whatever reason.  It should be easy to fit the earphones in a flat rate envelope or box, and it should be around ~20 for priority or 30-40 for express.

 

A small priority box should be big enough and costs $16.95. Better protection than an envelop.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Mando323 View Post

And it sure is a pain shipping to France. I tried going to the UPS to do it, and it was 117 bucks. I ended up doing it at the USPS, and it was something like 8 bucks, but it's going to take a month. Bummer. I have RE0's till then and they are barely holding me off.

 

Sorry but the pain is just USPS still not knowing how to deal with customs in some countries (France, Canada, Australia)... contrary to UPS/DHL/Fedex and most serious carriers.

100% of USPS parcels are going through French customs (meaning 1-2 weeks delay) while other carrier companies handle custom-related matters on behalf of customs, which saves an awful lot of time.

USPS just doesn't seem to care much about improving international shipping...

 

At least I can tell you there won't be any trouble the other way around, the French post office knows how to deal with US customs. wink.gif

post #884 of 1150

I love those earphones. Just saying.. 

 

I've put them trough lots of different test like airplane, running, cycling, gym, quiet night, NYC streets.. great isolation, solid fit. 

 

I listen to a lot of Grateful Dead (classic rock in general), and progressive house/EDM .. love the sound stage for the first, and the bass for the second, especially because you can crank the bass up and they still handle the highs very well so you can hear everything but still enjoy the bassline. 

 

Should I invest in a new cable for them ? How much/what kind of difference would that make.. i've never done it before. 


Edited by go0gle - 4/28/12 at 11:52am
post #885 of 1150

Man, I was so excited when I saw that USPS box here today. I opened up the(smashed) box and the same problem was there. The left earbud makes a funny noise. I was disappointed. It might have been the trip back to the states that messed up the headphones again. But if that really did it, then it's like they never fixed it. I am going to have to ship it to France again, and hopefully they send me new ones back, instead of my old ones.

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