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Yup they do sound very similar. I wouldn't be surprised if the FR on both are about the same. They even have similar style housing.

 

The Pistons does have a bit more smoothness overall to the sound and the Nuforces have a touch more forwardness to the mids but otherwise very similar sound sig.

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NE700's are easier fit since the housing is longer for me but here's the pics.

 

 

 

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That Nuforce is what, an $80 earphone?

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That Nuforce is what, an $80 earphone?

Exactly.  Tells you how goooooooood those Pistons are.  

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Exactly.  Tells you how goooooooood those Pistons are.  

:beerchug:

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So I see the AX30 and AX35 have finally made it to shore in NY. Hope they make it Chi by Tuesday or Wednesday. We're close folks. The a hybrid showdown between the AX30, AX35, DN-900, and DN-1000. No, I will not be comparing the H3 with those, so don't ask. Different level. 

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That will be a fun showdown.  I bet dmarco will be interested.  

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DannyBai I've been so closed to buying the Heaven V, but I'm like I can't justify buying another earphone until I sell some things off. Really will become issue when the FX850 and TE-50 become available.


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NE700's are easier fit since the housing is longer for me but here's the pics.

 

 

 

^ Man those PisSSS_tons looks pretty spiffy IRL.

 

And the housing is shorter than those Nuforces, which probably fits a lot better for me comfort wise, GRRR!!! Damn it Danny you're making the REAL hard on me. :tongue_smile:

 

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That Nuforce is what, an $80 earphone?

ehhh mo' like $45-$55 in the real world, probably can get them for around $30_ish used so....... 

 

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Exactly.  Tells you how goooooooood those Pistons are.  

yeppp should be pruddy good, but these DN1Ks seems to make them redundant just as those VSD1s made my gr07 BEs hoho, says the great Masa' WAYNE anyways. :bigsmile_face:

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Pistons are fun and sound nothing like the DN-1000. Not on the DN-1000 level either, but a great sound to have if you want an earphone that's not going to stress you out too much if it gets banged while out and about, yet still gives you a very decent sound. Under $20 it's almost a crime not to pick it up.

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OK, did a quick A-B W40 (out of box) vs W4...there is definitely a family resemblance, but W40 is definitely an upgrade. Wider soundstage, more open, that is, the stage has the feel of empty space between instruments, more than W4, detail better, the "lifting of the proverbial veil" that I didn't realize was there until I compared the W4 to the 40. Neither is a bass monster, but both go really low (no bass emphasis I can hear). Both detail well, W40>W4.
That's it for now, go for the dog walk/random iPod play walk...

Having read this in the morning, was the impetus for my visit to the local store today. Unfortunately they were closing up soon so I did not get to try out the W40 again, just more NAD time.

Having said that, I do believe that Westone have been very open about these being the same, using the same driver setup, tuning, etc.

 

The only other report apart from a very vague post on the new W-series thread seems to be from Headfonia and they're just really off more often than not so I take what they say with a truckload of salt.

 

I don't want to mention anything about the new MMCX cables because I don't want to touch the cable talk with a 20-foot pole, but I do want to ask a couple of things before I go in sometime next week.

1) Are the nozzles the same size/diameter (some of the photos I've seen floating around make them look slightly larger)?

2) Are you using the same tips on both of the 4 and the 40?

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Pistons are fun and sound nothing like the DN-1000. Not on the DN-1000 level either, but a great sound to have if you want an earphone that's not going to stress you out too much if it gets banged while out and about, yet still gives you a very decent sound. Under $20 it's almost a crime not to pick it up.


^ So when you selling yours............................................................................................................................. to me??? :ksc75smile:

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^ So when you selling yours............................................................................................................................. to me??? :ksc75smile:

 

 

lol... When I get tired of listening to them, sf. :ksc75smile:

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DannyBai I've been so closed to buying the Heaven V, but I'm like I can't justify buying another earphone until I sell some things off. Really will become issue when the FX850 and TE-50 become available.

I can't take them out of my ears since I bought them.  When I switch to other earphones, I go back to them and you know the gears I have.  They are remarkable.  Does that justify it?  :veryevil:

 

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^ Man those PisSSS_tons looks pretty spiffy IRL.

 

And the housing is shorter than those Nuforces, which probably fits a lot better for me comfort wise, GRRR!!! Damn it Danny you're making the REAL hard on me. :tongue_smile:

 

ehhh mo' like $45-$55 in the real world, probably can get them for around $30_ish used so....... 

 

yeppp should be pruddy good, but these DN1Ks seems to make them redundant just as those VSD1s made my gr07 BEs hoho, says the great Masa' WAYNE anyways. :bigsmile_face:

You got them BE's so really no need but they are very good.  Maybe you should have a listen?  

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Oh tried that H3 tape mod. I really didn't hear a difference without it. Yes, it brought down the bass a little bit, but the bass has settled down quite a bit with massive burn-in (still plenty and then some when called for). Still loving the massive soundstage and headstage of the H3. Quite detailed to my ears.

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