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post #61 of 71

I think something is wrong with the SM3 I got here, not the UM3X... I own the SM3's before and I don't remember them lacking treble compared to the UM3X. But this is just by memory. Not sure.

post #62 of 71
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Originally Posted by miow View Post

I think something is wrong with the SM3 I got here, not the UM3X... I own the SM3's before and I don't remember them lacking treble compared to the UM3X. But this is just by memory. Not sure.


That may be it.  I was lucky to have been able to demo both at the same time.

post #63 of 71

I'm comparing both side by side. I bought another SM3. I just think something's wrong with them. I can't even see any filter and without filter they were supposed to have more clarity. I will return them to the seller and will eventually get the V2 just for testing purposes.

post #64 of 71

Lots of different opinions... 

 

But I Think I'm gonna buy the UM3X RC... there are less expensive, and I think they correspond to my tastes : dynamic, deep bass, detailed. As for the SM3, they are analytic, and I could be disappointed. 

 

@Miow : Where can I find silver dragon cables on the Internet ?

post #65 of 71

HERE

 

P.S. SM3 are not analytical. :-) But yes, UM3X are dynamic, deep bass and detailed.

 

EDIT: UM3X are almost analytical, lots of detail, but with a powerful, tight bass (with the right tips). So, best of both worlds. ; ) And later you can buy the Westone UM56 custom tips, which makes a HUGE difference.


Edited by miow - 12/11/11 at 7:38am
post #66 of 71

Alex, I would not hurry buying a "magic cable" as the stock one is very good already.

Some people believe in upgraded cables, but the vast majority of technicians and professionals think that it's more a placebo effect than anything else.
That's what I think, also.

 

 

 

post #67 of 71

Photofan1986, I think I won't buy this cable, this is too expensive ! 175 $ + taxes, this is really indecent ! 

 

Well, thank you :) I think my choice is done :)

post #68 of 71

Hi ! 

I have an other question..

 

I hesitate between the UM3X RC and UM3X... On Amazon.fr the UM3X cost 285 euros ( 0 euros shipping) and the UM3X RC cost 305 euros + 17 euros of shipping !!! So there is a different of 30-40 euros between the two ! 

 

So I don't really know if this is necessary to have the UM3X RC... 

 

What is the longevity of a earphone such as the UM3X (not RC) ?

 

 


Edited by alex110394 - 12/13/11 at 4:38am
post #69 of 71

Same thing my friend. Several years. If you are not going to change the cable for a better one like the Silver Dragon, etc ($175+ or it does nothing), go for the UM3X and buy the UM56 tips ; )

 

By the way, the stock Westone cable is very good.

post #70 of 71
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It's worth noting that I had issues with the left channel of the my UM3X RCs cutting out.  Westone confirmed it was a faulty connector.  I personally think that the Westone connectors (which are also used on most customs) are kind of flimsy.  I think that Sony, Sleek audio and Shure have it right with regard to their connection points.  I have yet to experience any issues with the connectors with my SE535s.

post #71 of 71

So did you eventually find out what caused the intermittent sound loss in the left channel of your UM3X RC or did you swap it for the Shure SE535? 

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