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The comments here have been most thoughtful, so thanks! I ordered the Westone 4R's yesterday directly from Westone. They offered a 30 day warranty, less shipping. It really came down to the 4R's vs the SE535's. From the research I've done, the 535's probably had a warmer sound and better mids which is my preference. The negatives for me for the 535's were bad microphonics and a heavy cable. (My Grado 325's had a heavy cable and I hated it!)  The Westone 4R's, while maybe not as mid-forward, are supposedly very detailed and balanced. I loved the detail of my Ety ER4P's, but found them too uncomfortable for marathon listening. In the end, I could have gone either way, but I guess the 30 day return right from Westone is what won the decision. If I am dissatisifed in  any way, they're going back and I'll try again. I don't mind eating the cost of a knock around set of IEM's, but $500 is too much to spend and not be happy! They're going to arrive today - actually in about 35 minutes if the FedEx website is accurate. I'll reply back with some impressions. Thanks to all for the input!

 

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im glad you like the 4r's. however i believe the westone 4 are warmer than the se535, the 535 mids are better. but the sound of the se535 isnt universal and the signature sounds more bright than warm. i think the 4r was a good decision.

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im glad you like the 4r's. however i believe the westone 4 are warmer than the se535, the 535 mids are better. but the sound of the se535 isnt universal and the signature sounds more bright than warm. i think the 4r was a good decision.

 

I don't like bright - too fatiguing for me. I'm loving what I'm hearing so far, but as I said - part of that is due to the "honeymoon phase."

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How are they at low volumes?  I had the UE 600 and it seemed loud to me at one notch above the lowest - any lower and there would be no volume at all. 

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How are they at low volumes?  I had the UE 600 and it seemed loud to me at one notch above the lowest - any lower and there would be no volume at all. 

 

Pretty standard. When I tried them with my ClipZip, the volumne was set for my Klipsh S4's. I did have to turn down the volume a bit, so they do seem to be more sensitive. That's a good thing - less volume required equals longer battery life.

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

UM3X is more like rock and metal

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

UM3X is more like rock and metal

 

Done deal. Am wearing the 4R's right now. And loving them!

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

UM3X is more like rock and metal

 

the 535 have great vocality becuase of their more forward mids. which brings the vocals closer on the sound stage....also the 535 have amazing separation of instruments too

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im glad you like the 4r's. however i believe the westone 4 are warmer than the se535, the 535 mids are better. but the sound of the se535 isnt universal and the signature sounds more bright than warm. i think the 4r was a good decision.

 

True, the SE535 feels warmer, but the Westone 4 has more bass.

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Done deal. Am wearing the 4R's right now. And loving them!


Glad ur enjoying ur 4rs! They sure are comfortable arent they; both physically n musically. Loving mine. Only downsides that e isolation isnt e best, but id gladly have that over ear raping insertions tongue.gif
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Glad ur enjoying ur 4rs! They sure are comfortable arent they; both physically n musically. Loving mine. Only downsides that e isolation isnt e best, but id gladly have that over ear raping insertions tongue.gif

 

Me too. It's what kept me away from IEM's after  having UE TF10's, Ety ER4P's, and one other. I also have Yuin PK-1's which are great, but because they're buds, offer no isolation which is NG on a train. I also have Klipsch S4's which are actually ok with Comply tips, and actually what got me thinking that I should give IEM's another try.

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Glad ur enjoying ur 4rs! They sure are comfortable arent they; both physically n musically. Loving mine. Only downsides that e isolation isnt e best, but id gladly have that over ear raping insertions tongue.gif

 

You  mean ER-4 by "ear-raping" right? Well, they are, but you can actually get used to them.

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I finally pulled the trigger and ordered the Westone 4's.  Sadly, I won't have them quite as quickly as FlatNine - more like next week.  I'll post my impressions once I have a chance to try them out.  smily_headphones1.gif

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I finally pulled the trigger and ordered the Westone 4's.  Sadly, I won't have them quite as quickly as FlatNine - more like next week.  I'll post my impressions once I have a chance to try them out.  smily_headphones1.gif

 


Nice to see you finally made your choice. Hope you enjoy them :) 

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You  mean ER-4 by "ear-raping" right? Well, they are, but you can actually get used to them.

 

Yeah - I tried, but gave up. They were extremely detailed though.

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I finally pulled the trigger and ordered the Westone 4's.  Sadly, I won't have them quite as quickly as FlatNine - more like next week.  I'll post my impressions once I have a chance to try them out.  smily_headphones1.gif

 

Congratulations! I think you're going to love them. After just 24 hours with mine, I only regret not trying them sooner.

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