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For returning customers, $250. That price, however, was from 5X to 8X. I imagine it'd be less from 7X to 8X, as Mitch'll be sourcing less drivers.

 

I payed $150 for 6x -> 8x.

post #542 of 596
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I payed $150 for 6x -> 8x.


That's a good price.  The ability to update CIEMs is a great feature and makes a purchase more tempting.

post #543 of 596

Sick. So probably like $100 bucks to upgrade my 7X. Looks like I'll be contacting Mitch this week :)

post #544 of 596

When I went from 7X to 8X, it was $125. I'm sure Mitch will quote you a price if you call. The 8X design requires a fair bit more work than the others.

 

Personally, I've decided to part with my 8X. It's a great headphone, but not 100% right for me and I'd like to downsize my collection a little. (See my sig for classified posting).

 

I'm still looking forward to seeing average_joe's review. I've got a soft spot for underdogs who punch above their weight.

post #545 of 596

Hi,

 

I've been following this thread and the Aud-5x sound like smth I wna get! I know this is ages behind the original posts but anyway. I'm currently using a pair of W4rs, do you think the mids and highs will take a beating in changing?

 

Also, is Mitch still around or busy atm? I dropped him an email yesterday and he seems not to have replied..

 

Thanks!

post #546 of 596
Thread Starter 

Take a beating in changing?  I don't quite understand.  Has Mitch replied?

post #547 of 596

Hmm. like is there a massive deterioration in the mids and highs between the w4s and the aud-5xes. I suppose because I think of the w4s as learning a bit more toward neutral with a slight emphasis on the lows (or so I hear - I like my bass). So I like the sound of the aud-5Xes having bass presence, but am not sure about whether I want to trade the added bass presence for clarity in the mids and highs.

 

Also Joe would you know how the Spiral Ears 3-way sound?

 

Nope, unfortunately no reply from Mitch :( I've used both the website form and the email listed there. Is he away or something?

post #548 of 596
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I have never A/Bed the W4 with the 5X, so I can't say for sure how they compare, maybe someone else can help with that.  I haven't heard the 3-way and are you asking about the pro or reference? |joker| has reviewed the reference.  I am not sure about Mitch's whereabouts, but I am sure he will get to you when he can; maybe he is on vacation.  I am sure he will get to you soon.

post #549 of 596

Hmm I'm referring to the Reference. I think I saw his review, but other than that not many people have said too much about it, they seem more focussed on the 5 way! haha, but what I got from his review was that it is very bassy, but lacks in the highs.

 

Okay, will keep you updated, thanks!

post #550 of 596
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Yes, his 3-way reference is bass heavy, and I would think more bass heavy than the 5X.  Speaking of the 5X, I am not sure it won't have the same or better clarity throughout the mids and treble compared with the W4, but I really can't say without A/Bing them.

post #551 of 596

Yeah, I did take-away from the review that it was bass heavy and the highs were disappointing. 

 

The important things for me are bass presence and power, as well as soundstage and clarity in the mids and highs. With this in mind do you think the Aud-5X is a good bet? Or should I look for something like the UM Merlin.

 

Thanks so much for the help Joe! Really want to make my first CIEM buy a good one :P

post #552 of 596

Flysweep: How did you sell a custom IEM?  Just curious.  Who else would buy it since it only fits your ears?

 

I have no plans to sell my AUD 7X!  I still love 'em.


Edited by rrosen - 6/12/13 at 9:48pm
post #553 of 596

Most CIEM companies, including Dream Earz offer a re-shell service. So you can buy somebody else's CIEMs and send them in with your impressions to be re-shelled to fit your ears.

post #554 of 596
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Hmm. like is there a massive deterioration in the mids and highs between the w4s and the aud-5xes. I suppose because I think of the w4s as learning a bit more toward neutral with a slight emphasis on the lows (or so I hear - I like my bass). So I like the sound of the aud-5Xes having bass presence, but am not sure about whether I want to trade the added bass presence for clarity in the mids and highs.

 

Also Joe would you know how the Spiral Ears 3-way sound?

 

Nope, unfortunately no reply from Mitch :( I've used both the website form and the email listed there. Is he away or something?

 

Although Mitch is always bust juggling the business and his band, he never fails to answer my emails within 12 hours. Have you tried this email address? When I ordered my upgrade a few weeks ago, Mitch said that that it would be be completed within the normal Dreamearz time-frame. Let us know how you get on.

 

I neither have heard the W4, but have owned universals of a similar technical performance. The only one I've heard which bests the AUD-5X in terms of highs, is the RE-272. Some others have been at a similar level, but just different. In terms of mids, I can't think of any universal that impressed me more. I hope that helps.   

post #555 of 596
Yes he's actually replied me yesterday, a little over 2 days but could just be a really busy time for him. He was great tho, linked me to a head-fi er who's selling his 8xes and said I might want to consider that.

Ah right okay thanks for that! Am seriously stuck between the um marlins and these now
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