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Any differences between the um3x and re262? Describe the mids of both and which one is better and which one is more forward. Describe the clarity of both or lack of veil. Which one has the wider soundstage and by how much.


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The Sony EX1000, EX7550(highly recommended), UM3x, Westone 4, PFE232, RE272 and CK100 are highly recommended.
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The Sony EX1000, EX7550(highly recommended), UM3x, Westone 4, PFE232, RE272 and CK100 are highly recommended.


I don't think the ck100 has the clarity I want (I heard) but what are the sound differences between the ex1000 and mdr7550 (not ex right?)?

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I don't think the ck100 has the clarity I want (I heard) but what are the sound differences between the ex1000 and mdr7550 (not ex right?)?

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This post might help:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/539500/review-impressions-of-the-sony-ex1000-versus-the-fx700-gr10-and-e-q5/1215#post_7616724
 

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I don't think the ck100 has the clarity I want (I heard) but what are the sound differences between the ex1000 and mdr7550 (not ex right?)?



 

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Any differences between the um3x and re262? Describe the mids of both and which one is better and which one is more forward. Describe the clarity of both or lack of veil. Which one has the wider soundstage and by how much.

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Any differences between the um3x and re262? Describe the mids of both and which one is better and which one is more forward. Describe the clarity of both or lack of veil. Which one has the wider soundstage and by how much.



 

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Any differences between the um3x and re262? Describe the mids of both and which one is better and which one is more forward. Describe the clarity of both or lack of veil. Which one has the wider soundstage and by how much.

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Any differences between the um3x and re262? Describe the mids of both and which one is better and which one is more forward. Describe the clarity of both or lack of veil. Which one has the wider soundstage and by how much.

 

 I've only had UM3X.  From everything I have read about RE262, UM3X would have a more apparent veil but will be much smoother and warm sounding.  Midrange is surely a bit forward.  Sound sig is geared a bit more towards midrange and lower register while I believe the RE262 is geared more towards the midrange and treble.  I think the RE262 would have better clarity and detail.  I think RE262 also requires an amp where UM3X does not.

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Very late response. But might help someone that wants to compare the two.

 

For metal of just about any genre, guitars are far more forward and pronounced on the 262 than they are on the UM3X, as are the singers. With the 262 I always felt riffs and solos were absolutely brilliant as were vocals, they were right in my face. With the UM3X I feel they are being pushed right back as though they are not important, I dont get the wow factor anymore which is a shame. The 262's shaped my musical tastes from a very mixed bag of stuff to almost exclusively metal and thrash metal.

 

For Rap or Electro stuff, the 262 has minimal bass, I stopped listening to rap altogether when I owned the 262 for that reason. However it did seem to cope well with electro house or similar genres of music as it copes so well with the mids. The bass in the 262 is punchy but theres not much of it which may bother some people, personally I found it quite shocking, its something I grew used to within a month or so and loved it after that. The UM3X has plenty of bass (its punchy and theres plenty of it!) and sometimes I find it overpowering when listening to metal covering the mids and highs which pisses me off no end at times. I find the UM3X great for rap.

 

RE262 does require an amp (was it 150ohm?). I ran the 262 with the E11 in the 18 months I owned them. UM3X seems to benefit from an amp but they definately dont require an amp to drive them to extremely loud levels.

 

As for detail. The UM3X is definately better in this respect, its got better clarity hands down and the instrument seperation is much better. HOWEVER, back onto the topic of bass, it interferes with the mids and highs when I really dont want it to and I find that ruins them.

 

I cant decide if I should sell the UM3X and re-purchase the 262's to solve the craving I have for in your face guitars.I think what I really want is a 262 with better clarity and detail. A straight forward upgrade.

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