Hey guys! First post here. Been a small time audiophile for about half a year now, with this being my first high-end universal purchase. I think my taste change quite quickly, or I just don't know what I'm looking for because my preference changed alot, like from basshead to natural now. Anyway, I listen to just about anything, but mainly rock, electronic, and the occasional reggae and pop.
I tried all 3 Westone 4, SM3V2, SE535 and I just couldn't decide they were all good. In different ways. Since I'm pairing with my phone (Samsung Nexus S), they had very different sounds.
Westone 4 - Sounded amazing with guitars, sparkly highs, but it sounded very bland with dubstep, when I tried Skrillex with it.
Shure SE535 - Very balanced, good forward mids, relatively sparkled highs compared to SM3, deep bass with some good amount. Near perfect isolation.
Earsonic SM3 - Near to no sparkle, Very good emphasis on the drums. Balanced. Good soundstage. Somehow appears to have a slight V presentation to me too.
Any opinions guys? Just wanna look at opinions. What I just posted is based on memory, after I tested them 3 weeks ago.
Oh! I'm also considering JH-5 pro and ACS T3. Anyone can compare these 2 customs with the 3 universals? I liked the T15 by ACS and JH-13pro, so I wonder if the signature is the same. Also, I'm buying from Jaben, and the prices of the 2 customs from the 3 universals are different by about 30 USD, and it includes the ear impression and shipping cost. Thanks so much guys! :)
p/s: What a long first post. /facepalm