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I can't wait to get my SM3 V2 I just bought today, that was the IEM I've wanted more than any other in the past 6 months so I'm stoked.  I've read Jokers review of them probably 10 times and they seem like my perfect pair with the mid forward warm sound and large soundstage, its going to be cool to see how the BA200 compares as they've been described as having the same kind of sound signature but just not quite as good. 

post #107 of 393
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is there a difference sound between the sm3 and the sm3 v2?

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I can't wait to get my SM3 V2 I just bought today, that was the IEM I've wanted more than any other in the past 6 months so I'm stoked.  I've read Jokers review of them probably 10 times and they seem like my perfect pair with the mid forward warm sound and large soundstage, its going to be cool to see how the BA200 compares as they've been described as having the same kind of sound signature but just not quite as good. 

Where did you buys yours from? I can't find them anywhere x.x
post #109 of 393
From everything I've read the answer is no. Someone else may want to chime in though.
post #110 of 393

Well you can get them new from Musica Acustics for $399 but I bought a lightly used pair here.

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Well you can get them new from Musica Acustics for $399 but I bought a lightly used pair here.

Ahh okay, too pricey for me...I'll have to hunt down a used pair, thanks.
post #112 of 393

Also you can get them from soundearphones.com for $349.

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Also you can get them from soundearphones.com for $349.

Already checked! Sold out. frown.gif
post #114 of 393

You might want to check the for sale forum, I think there's still a pair for sale around $275.

post #115 of 393

If you want an IEM with the same sound signature but is much cheaper checkout the TDK BA200, I love mine but I've always wanted a pair of SM3's.  Or even the SM2 which I've heard is about 90-95 % of the SM3.

post #116 of 393
Thanks for the help. Gonna try and snag a pair tomorrow. I've been drooling over the sm3's for awhile now, seems like exactly what I'm looking for.
post #117 of 393

I wouldn't call the SM3's soundstage "large," it doesn't sound as spaced-out as the UM3x, but more like a well-rounded TF10 that is better at portraying intimacy, and does so more readily, especially with vocals.

 

Large for an IEM, yeah I suppose. But don't expect can-sized sound. The imaging is fantastic, though.

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Originally Posted by Techno Kid View Post

I can't wait to get my SM3 V2 I just bought today, that was the IEM I've wanted more than any other in the past 6 months so I'm stoked.  I've read Jokers review of them probably 10 times and they seem like my perfect pair with the mid forward warm sound and large soundstage, its going to be cool to see how the BA200 compares as they've been described as having the same kind of sound signature but just not quite as good. 


Edited by Gilly87 - 11/26/12 at 10:33pm
post #118 of 393

did not know, that this is a discussion thread blink.gif

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did not know, that this is a discussion thread blink.gif

Yes we discuss the best balanced armature iem you've ever tried.
post #120 of 393

As in personal preference, going by which gives me the most fun out of music - ignoring technicalities:

 

Great: UE900 > W4 > FA-3E > 4.Ai

Good: UE4 (demo) > PFE 232 > TF10

OK: JH5 (demo) > SE535

Meh: PFE 121

 

I have not compared all of them at the same time (but most of them in two sets). I've owned or tested all of these for at least one week.

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