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Does anyone know if the SM3 V2 can be fitted with a Whiplash Audio TWAG V2 cable? (with JH and Westone Socket)

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Originally Posted by van41 View Post

Does anyone know if the SM3 V2 can be fitted with a Whiplash Audio TWAG V2 cable? (with JH and Westone Socket)

As far as I know the SM3s use a Westone style socket, so yes they should work just fine. I haven't had problems with third-party cables using the Westone-style socket. I will say that the fit and comfort of the Whiplash Twag cable might be an issue though if you had trouble adjusting to the fit of the SM3s to begin with. If not then just ignore what i said about the fit and enjoy!
Edited by outmywindow - 2/25/13 at 4:48pm
post #993 of 1150

Thanks!

post #994 of 1150
Hi all, just about to join the sm3 v2 club and was wondering if my ipod 7th gen will be adequate enough to power them correctly or will I need to look at something else (which I don't mind doing) I have read amping them is no benift so the dap is what I need to get sorted now!!!
post #995 of 1150
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Originally Posted by adi13 View Post

Hi all, just about to join the sm3 v2 club and was wondering if my ipod 7th gen will be adequate enough to power them correctly or will I need to look at something else (which I don't mind doing) I have read amping them is no benift so the dap is what I need to get sorted now!!!

From what I've seen and heard about the dac/op-amp on the ipod 7th gen, it should be decent with the SM3 v2. I personally use it often with the old Nexus S without issues either, so I suppose my response is to just go for and try it out! smile.gif

post #996 of 1150

Received my UM3X today. Although a lot of different tips provided but the top extension is a little reserved :(

post #997 of 1150

With the in-line filter removed, I've pretty much switched over to the SM3v2 as my primary IEM. Some may recall, from my earlier posts in THIS thread in 2011, that I wasn't very impressed with their SQ.

 

A few mos. back, I removed the in-line filter and ... well, read the updated review here.

 

Funny how such a simple tweak turned my opinion of this model around so dramatically. I think the Knowles micro-drivers used in the SM3s are the real performers. Maybe the xovers are okay. The rest is unspectacular ES: cheap' n' flimsy body, cable, in-line filter (removed) -- I think the DIY IEM thread has, e.g., MUCH better body/cable designs. 

I don't know how the new SM64 model sounds in comparison. I've heard ES has improved the x-over design based on user feedback from prev. models like SM3.  I'm too lazy to search this forum for better comparison/reviews. Anyone care to comment? Thx!


Edited by alphaman - 3/6/13 at 5:52am
post #998 of 1150

They do sound much better without them.

post #999 of 1150
I have one major grip with SM3 v2, cable length from the earpieces to the Y spilt is just ridiculously short, I don't mean to be harsh but it's absolutely stupid, so short it cuts into by neck and almost strangles me. How hard would it of been to add an extra 2 inches length. It causes hassle getting a fit, and major discomfort, especially laying down which tightens the noose even more so. Really silly, stupid, thoughtless design.

The SM3 earpiece sockets will indeed take Westone cables, but the pins polarity is in reverse to a Westone earpiece so anything with pre moulded earhoops such as cables found on eBay cannot be used as you would be reversing the polarity. I have checked all this with multi meter last night.

They sound good, really nice otherwise.
Edited by H20Fidelity - 3/6/13 at 6:12pm
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post

I have one major grip with SM3 v2, cable length from the earpieces to the Y spilt is just ridiculously short, I don't mean to be harsh but it's absolutely stupid, it is so short it cuts into by neck and almost strangles me. How hard would it of been to add an extra 2 inches length. It causes hassle getting a fit, and major discomfort, especially laying down which tightens the noose even more so. Really silly, stupid, thoughtless design.

The SM3 earpiece sockets will indeed take Westone cables, but the pins polarity is in reverse to a Westone earpiece so anything with pre moulded earhoops such as cables found on eBay cannot be used as you would be reversing the polarity. I have checked all this with multi meter last night.

They sound good, really nice otherwise.

 

Yeah the Y split is very short but I didn't mind the cable length, just more of a reason for you to upgrade the cable. bigsmile_face.gif

post #1001 of 1150
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Originally Posted by Techno Kid View Post

Yeah the Y split is very short but I didn't mind the cable length, just more of a reason for you to upgrade the cable. bigsmile_face.gif

Yeah, you know I don't mean to harsh, but for this price we shouldn't have too, do you know what I mean? It's a $400 IEM.
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Yeah, you know I don't mean to harsh, but for this price we shouldn't have too, do you know what I mean? It's a $400 IEM.

 

Oh I totally agree with on that plus the over all build quality isn't what a $400 IEM should be but I think the new SM64 are built better or at least they better be for a $500 3 driver BA.

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Originally Posted by Techno Kid View Post

Oh I totally agree with on that plus the over all build quality isn't what a $400 IEM should be but I think the new SM64 are built better or at least they better be for a $500 3 driver BA.

I could give it a little bashing actually, but I will restrain from doing so.

Once I find a cable that can be used and get these other tips in, I will be a little more relaxed. I still have my baby's (RDB+ v1) biggrin.gif
post #1004 of 1150
You can add 1-2 inches by cutting the cable cynch in half. My cable cynch was about 1" long and with a small scissor, I trimmed it down to about 1/4 inch. Or you can takeout the cynch entirely and replace it with a little bit of flexiwire. smily_headphones1.gif
post #1005 of 1150

Argh...just got mine back from France...the sound is still positively hypnotic. The soundstage can't hold up to my closed cans, let alone the HD558, but the imaging gives such a complete, precise sound that remains fast and dexterous sounding while avoiding the unnaturally sharp, "mechanical" presentation that some BA phones fall prey to (W3 comes to mind), all while managing to have excellent decay for a BA setup.

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