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Certainly can't compare, haven't heard the Fujisan, but I find the bass on the Beta to be good, not deficient, certainly this is a personal taste thing. And I don't love the cable either, but it wasn't too objectionable (and is removable, which, if you believe inn such things, could also change/better the sound (I have some spare W40 cables around somewhere, could try this if I get the time). But, hey, they're $40-50! It's the price cut off around here $15 these days?
Anyway, should get my acs Encores back in the next day or 2...have spent more time in the shop than in my house/ears! Hopefully, all is well with them, and I should be a fairly happy camper for a bit...
This thread seems to focus more on either lower priced IEMs or completely unknown products from smaller manufacturers aside from JVC and AT and the occasional splash from the odd other big name manufacturer, so Westone seems to be a bit of an odd man out. Couple this with a $200 IEM being severely discounted and I think many are not interested because they assume it is no good. But in this case they would be very wrong. The Beta is an excellent IEM that is actually worth more than this eBay price suggests. While I am not sure it is worth $200 I do think it is $150 IEM. Unfortunately Westone released the Alpha prior to the Beta and its negative reputation affected the Beta sales. But as I mentioned already the Beta addressed the Alpha shortcoming very well. In fact I would say the Beta is to the Alpha what the RHA T20 is to the RHA T10.
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The XBA-3s have always been one of my favorite Sony iems!  so smoooooth....... 
newer iems have produced better bass and texture, but these remain a champion
of smooth..... enjoy

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XBA-3 are really nice sounding, bit of a strange shape, but didn't have a problem with them.

I'm enjoying them a lot so far (without foam in the nozzles) and think the bass is actually pretty good. Last time I had a triple BA it was the TF10, thankfully these fit much better. Haven't listened to the H1 much other than to notice it's pretty bassy, will have to play with them some more. This is my second go-round with the XBA1; it runs circles around the Earwax with half the drivers!

Anyway, the XBA3 is a discovery to me! OK, moving on...
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I'm enjoying them a lot so far (without foam in the nozzles) and think the bass is actually pretty good. Last time I had a triple BA it was the TF10, thankfully these fit much better. Haven't listened to the H1 much other than to notice it's pretty bassy, will have to play with them some more. This is my second go-round with the XBA1; it runs circles around the Earwax with half the drivers!

Anyway, the XBA3 is a discovery to me! OK, moving on...


wondering if taking the foam out of the nozzles increased the bass?

is that easy to do? thanks!  oldie but goody!

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Thanks for taking one for the team.

I have $22 more to go towards something else.

Savant maybe?


X2. Somebody has to be the Guinea pig for us :)

 

Maybe adding impedance will help. My Ety adapter has made leaner and clearer many an armature phone and may improve the Earmax if Selenium has one such an adapter in the arsenal.

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