Not wanting to look like a complete stalker , but you still stand by your past posts Spyro about W2 vs UM2?
I guess you caught me in a flip-flop. My tastes have flip-flopped from "accurate and detailed" to "fun" and back and forth. Just look at my IEM history, and probably 1/3 of those I bought 2-3 times over.
I have been here 9 years and try to help people the best I can in layman's terms. I try to explain why I like one thing over another but I guess I contradicted myself with the history you pulled up. But as the years go by I realize more and more what I like and, obviously, try to share it with others and if people PM me I take the time to give constructive feedback based on all the errors I made. That's really it.
So let's try this again. UM2 versus W2:
W2: Terrific detail throughout. Decent sized soundstage. Bass may satisfy many but lacks a real fullness and warmth. Presentation is more about "accuracy and detail" but may come across as slightly cold and unemotional to some (but not to the degree of Etymotics) It sort of does everything "good" but nothing really great which makes you wanting more.
UM2: Nice thick bassy sound. Allows you to use treble EQ without sacrificing much in fullness of sound. Midrange is truly phenommenal. About best ever heard and preferred over Shure. Treble is rolled off but EQ makes it adequate. Soundstage smaller than W2 but not as closed in as UM3X. Overall a very buttery smooth and natural sound. If you like vocals and acoustic, UM2 is the way to go.
Today, I would take the UM2 over the W2 but would certainly take the W3 over both.
I apologize if I confused or mis-informed anyone on W2 verus UM2 from previous posts.