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post #16 of 29

The Westone.

 

If got money, go for ES5.

post #17 of 29

if your gunna be using a nexus get voodo sound Plus (paid version) its Worth every penny trust me. It'll allow you to play Music Via direct DAC. but i agree with others you'll probably want an AMP.

post #18 of 29
Thread Starter 

@YoengJYH, I got the SM3. The W4 was a bit too flat for me, like, ruler flat from the electronic music I listen to. 

 

@Shoulon: Any good portable AMP/DACs to recommend? I'm thinking I do need one anyway. 

post #19 of 29

Had the Shure 535s for a couple of weeks and the will be up for sale shortly.

 

Way too sibilant and shrill sounding for me. Bass is ok but the mids are recessed by the unnatural balance towards the highs. Very tiring to listen to for long periods for me. Guess when I am old and my hearing declines in the high end then the Shures will be a good bet.

 

Will be trying some Westone UM3Xs very soon. Meant to be more balanced than the 535s but don't have the same 'bling' factor.

post #20 of 29
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Krisman View Post

Had the Shure 535s for a couple of weeks and the will be up for sale shortly.

 

Way too sibilant and shrill sounding for me. Bass is ok but the mids are recessed by the unnatural balance towards the highs. Very tiring to listen to for long periods for me. Guess when I am old and my hearing declines in the high end then the Shures will be a good bet.

 

Will be trying some Westone UM3Xs very soon. Meant to be more balanced than the 535s but don't have the same 'bling' factor.


Shure? Recessed mids? Now that's new. I've always thought of Shure as mid-centric. O.o

 

post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by issuzark View Post


Shure? Recessed mids? Now that's new. I've always thought of Shure as mid-centric. O.o

 


Definitely a bad fit then IMO...the are have forward mids. Some like that, some don't. I really enjoyed them when I owned them.

 

post #22 of 29
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post


Definitely a bad fit then IMO...the are have forward mids. Some like that, some don't. I really enjoyed them when I owned them.

 


Yeah, forward mids. I guess my fit was okay, I was referring to Krisman. O.o

post #23 of 29

i agree sounds like a fitting problem. remember, worse the fit the less the hit. (as seal gets more open the frequencys u hear become more narrow to the point where u only hear like 1k and up, which is basically like not in your ear.)

post #24 of 29

I was using Comply tips and I assure you the fit was fine. What I mean to say is the treble is so sibilant that the mids 'feel' recessed. They were there but when you had treble drowning out everything else the mids and bass suffered. As everyones ears/brain will determine the sounds differently it seems that Phonak have the right idea with filters depending on your own hearing frequency sensitivity. They just didn't suit me at all and so am selling them on :) I guess when I am 80 they will suit me fine as my sensitivity to treble will be a few dB down!

post #25 of 29
Thread Starter 

Comply tips? Could that explain the sibilliance? 

post #26 of 29

I have the 535s and love them. I posted a summary of my research on the SM3s today as compared to 535s. Check it out. I also had the W4s and agree with you--I think they are dull due to lack of bass depth and quantity. Compared to W3s or 535s they are cold and analytical.

post #27 of 29

I have the 535s and love them. I posted a summary of my research on the SM3s today as compared to 535s. Check it out. I also had the W4s and agree with you--I think they are dull due to lack of bass depth and quantity. Compared to W3s or 535s they are cold and analytical.

post #28 of 29

the shure se 535 has a slight treble roll off issue ..that might be solved with after-market cables to an extent or you could even try your hand at the se-535 ltd-j ...

other options in this price range are the ck100 pro, the ex 1000, and the j-phonic k2 sp

i've only heard the se 535 ltd-j and have the se 535 normal with third-party cables ..so can't really comment on the others but most of what i've quoted here are considered 'top-tier' by the giants of head-fi...

 

cheers and have a great buy.

post #29 of 29

by the age of this post i hope you did the purchase already ..sorry to stab the cadaver.. 

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