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post #31 of 41
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I see, that's cool. Maybe changing cables really helps change the sound by a fair margin. Well, I preferred the JH13s over the 16s, because the 16s have waaay to much bass for me. The K3003 are pretty good too, though the bass is also too much for me, but do take my words with a grain of salt since I even find the W4s to have too much bass. 



Where are you located?

 

Yeah, I think cables makes a huge difference but don't use a pure silver cable though with the W4!!!

 

 

post #32 of 41
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Where are you located?

 

Yeah, I think cables makes a huge difference but don't use a pure silver cable though with the W4!!!

 

 


I live in Singapore, though many IEMs and headphones are sold here, cables are a rare fine, unfortunately. I see, thanks for the advice, but how does a pure silver cable affect it? 

 

post #33 of 41
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I live in Singapore, though many IEMs and headphones are sold here, cables are a rare fine, unfortunately. I see, thanks for the advice, but how does a pure silver cable affect it? 

 



Oh ok quite close!

 

Too shrilly sounding lots of sibilance but then I found the stock W4 having a tizz  which was so annoying.

 

I am changing most of my Cables to Westone/JH compatible sockets and just leaving the 5N OCC pure silver cable for the SE535ltd. Once I do that, can shoot a few over for you to try if you want to that is. The W4 actually is pretty good sounding with a copper/silver cable and the best copper/silver is the Baldur mk2

post #34 of 41
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Oh ok quite close!

 

Too shrilly sounding lots of sibilance but then I found the stock W4 having a tizz  which was so annoying.

 

I am changing most of my Cables to Westone/JH compatible sockets and just leaving the 5N OCC pure silver cable for the SE535ltd. Once I do that, can shoot a few over for you to try if you want to that is. The W4 actually is pretty good sounding with a copper/silver cable and the best copper/silver is the Baldur mk2


I see, Westone/JH sockets are the most versatile. Well, it's okay, I don't need to try them. I see, maybe I would try them in the future. 

 

post #35 of 41
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Oh ok quite close!

 

Too shrilly sounding lots of sibilance but then I found the stock W4 having a tizz  which was so annoying.

 

I am changing most of my Cables to Westone/JH compatible sockets and just leaving the 5N OCC pure silver cable for the SE535ltd. Once I do that, can shoot a few over for you to try if you want to that is. The W4 actually is pretty good sounding with a copper/silver cable and the best copper/silver is the Baldur mk2


Is this problem not solved by the use of an amp?

 

post #36 of 41
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Is this problem not solved by the use of an amp?

 



I find the stock W4 to have an electronic tizz, the silver cable accentuated this tizz even more resulting in a sound that I thought was sibilant and shrilly sounding. This can not be resolved by an amp unless the amp has extreme roll off thus negating all highs.

 

It is best to get a cable that adjusts the sound signature that you desire or as close to a reference that you like your sound to be. Then getting an amp takes you closer to your own sonic perfection. An amp basically amplifies the signal adding perhaps a touch of warmth or sterility to the sound. It usually improves staging and imaging due to better impedance matching and synergy with the earphone. 

 

The fun of this hobby for me is getting every earphone which is revealing enough to sound ultimately very similar to my ideal sound reference which is an unmic 'ed live performance, with the exception of a few specialist IEMs that excels in just one particular genre of music.

post #37 of 41

Here's the wonderful job Brian Goto (BTG-Audio) did installing removable sockets on my W4.  Very professional, clean, and high quality.  I can't recommend him enough.. top notch work at very reasonable prices.. and he's a great guy to deal with.  Turnaround was incredibly fast too.

 

Westone 4


Edited by FlySweep - 8/10/12 at 3:22am
post #38 of 41

hey, where is this shop that you did your removable cable mod at? could you give me the address or contact number? do they do westone/jh pins?

post #39 of 41
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hey, where is this shop that you did your removable cable mod at? could you give me the address or contact number? do they do westone/jh pins?

BTG-AUDIO did that removeable cable mod

post #40 of 41

Really apppreciate if have any contact direct to the shop, please :)

Thanks in advanced.

post #41 of 41

Hi, I am in HK too. I am using w4r and would look for new cable. Would you PM me the store for the new cable?

 

Thank a lots.

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