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Those are comply.. not olives

Agreed! this time!  ;-0

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Edited by Skullbox - 12/12/12 at 8:08am
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Correctly right! not sure myself yet !?  ;-)


Edited by Skullbox - 12/12/12 at 8:09am
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I personally preferred the Westone 4 to the UM3X.  I could listen to the W4 for hours (and did!) but not so much with the UM3X.  Can't put my finger on why but it's been a few months since I've heard them.  

Ok, so you have auditioned both then. Have you reviewed them here?! What is your type of music you listen more? 

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Am looking for similar sound signature to my lovely SE535

 

Hi guys, am not deciding yet, deciding between w4r vs Um3x(rc) am listening mostly jazz, lots of female vocal, soft rock, alternative, easy listening, electronica,... Want upgrading from SE535 to someting different, similar signature. Have sold last week my lovely 535 for somes reasons. Not bc i hate them. 

 

I have read somewhere that for audiophile purpose, to stay away of the UM3x, bc it reserved for musicians, stage purpose only..  and go for W4r that best sweet music listening experiences.

 

Peoples says that UM3x throw less bass than the W3, but have more than the W4. Is it true. I like bass, but am not a basshead neither. Like I said, am leaning to similar  warm, enveloping texture of my lately 535v. I know for sure, if I have the wallet, I will go without doubt for the JH13 or ES5. But...just dreaming. For now, have my two feets on earth!  Westone 4r or UM3xrc?  I will use my UM56 mold over it!  Ear fatigue depend most, I think, on the type of tips using, not only on the models of the iem itself!?

 

 I Like the fun factor either! Am not very clasical music fan do, is Soundstage  important then? For the kind of music I listen mostly, do I need a more Neutral, Balanced iem then??

 

I will appréciate peoples here that have ever A/B these two warriors! To help my decision....for good!!

 

Is it true that the Shure SE535 Ltee (red Ed.) is asia distribution only? Easy available on the net, but not from Shure Canada!

 

It will be funy to get it in red shell for right side ear, and blue for the left side! These candys are not available, distributed here in Canada

 

All opinion are welcome. I will giveway my final verdict ... when, when one of you here convinced me to take the best warrior for my sweet needs.  Merci! thank! biggrin.gif

 

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Ok, so you have auditioned both then. Have you reviewed them here?! What is your type of music you listen more? 

I did get to hear both but it's been a few months.  The Westone 4 was love at first listen and the UM3X was more of a "maybe it will grow on me so I'll give it a chance" type of sound.  The W4 also fit my ears much better.  I listen to just about everything: classical (vocal, orchestral, opera), jazz, musicals, rock, pop. I do not listen to rap or country. I didn't find a genre that the Westone 4 didn't like or make sound amazing.  The UM3X and I tried to make it work but parted ways after a brief courtship. 

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UM3X is fantastic but I think after a couple months with it I miss a more open, airy and spacious sound versus the very closed in stage monitor characteristic is has and is suppose to have.

 

But it is still great in all other regards.  One of my favorites.

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I see W4 as an improved version of UM3X. More transparent mids, much wider soundstage, and finally livelier highs. The bass is less on the W4s but not significantly. Overall W4 is quite nicely balanced. Lows, mids and highs are always equally present.  

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I'm the OP, and haven't been around for a while. Hanging out here always costs me money! tongue_smile.gif  Anyway, I had the W4R's and found them perfect but they didn't excite me in any way. I returned them, and ended up with Klipsch X10's. They sound so good to me and are extremely portable, not to mention the most comfortable of all the IEM's I've had/tried.

 

Until yesterday. A coworker let me test drive SE535's. I am not a happy camper now because I am going to have to buy a pair. Here are my impressions:

 

1. They were suprisingly comfortable. The way they sat in my ears was just perfect. Regardless of how great an IEM sounds, if they're uncomfortable, it doesn't matter. These fit perfectly.

2. The sound separation was awesome. These rival my Etymotic ER4P's in separation.

3. The bass was smooth, not boomy or muddy. Nice and tight and smooth.

4. The highs were clear, distinct, but not fatiguing.

5. The midrange. Oh yeah - fan-freaking-tastic. IMO, these are jazz phones!!

 

I was listening through my Cowon C2 with the EQ on the jazz setting, so that must be considered when listening to IEM's, but what a great combo. I'm a classic jazz fan. I was listening to Coltrane's Ballads CD (flac) and it was just so nice. I also listened to Kenny Burrell's Live at the Vanguard because I wanted to hear a live recording. Glasses clinking, audience applauding. The 535's made the whole recording come to life.

 

The take away - reading reviews only take you so far. If I never tried these phones, my impression would have been that they are uncomfortable, too bulky, blah blah blah. For the people that wrote the reviews saying those things - they are 100% true and accurate. People experience things differently, and you've got to try for yourself.


Edited by FlatNine - 12/15/12 at 8:03pm
post #235 of 244
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Originally Posted by delladood View Post

Yes sir! That would be it! Got it from EarphoneSolutions very recently! Design change?


Have same cable with my UM3crc. Is an issues or something? Is it less quality? Do have contact weston for replacement? Have compy (attached to the iem, that stick on the plactic pack. Cant remove without destroy em!...

post #236 of 244
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Originally Posted by skfktkwjs View Post

if you love vocal 532, If you love seperation and sound stage go for W4

UM3X is more like rock and metal

If you love Vocal (jazz...instruments separation...)  go for UM3X

532 What's this, new model? ok! Maybe SE535 for rock and metal.

 

Regarding bass quantity, is UM3 vs w4 restitute more bass? I get more with my UM3 than my SE535 (that is little more neutral-bal) but, w4 throw more or less?


Edited by Skullbox - 12/25/12 at 1:51pm
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I personally like westone over shure due to the more natural sound that they make. BUT, shure does removable cable vs W4R cost most to get on W4.

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W4 is dark. SE535 is bright. W3 is bright. You can also look at the DBA-02MKII as well :)

... and UM3x is where? in the middle? :-)

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Originally Posted by delladood View Post

false information provided.  the UM3X has one of the smallest jacks I've ever seen! the w4 is actually bigger.

Agree! Westone have change the connector to fit casess. It is smaller. Mine are different from old type. And now, no more excuse to put your hand on it!  ;-)

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I guys, I have heard in some forums that W4 is bassier, base forward, than my (returned) UM3X. Is it true? If it the case, i will ask to get back with um3x.
Am not a basshead. I was thinking w4 is neutral, balanced. if it true?

For me def of neutral = balanced = less bassy than...!! tks all for your answers!  Have to make décision this week!
I really love vocals and acoustic, (Adele, Krall, Cohen, Oldfield, DepecheMode, PF, Eagles...)

Between the two, wisch is the basier, really!  Quantity =/ Quality ?

 

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Edited by Skullbox - 1/8/13 at 6:58pm
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