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XBA3 for bassy slightly warm sound. Etymotic HFx for detailed analytical sound.
post #137 of 420

Heir Audio 3.Ai. I also tried the 4.Ai, but I liked the 3.Ai better.

post #138 of 420
W4R definitely.
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XBA3 for bassy slightly warm sound. Etymotic HFx for detailed analytical sound.

How does the XBA3 stack up against TF10 (if you've heard it)?
post #140 of 420
I've heard the XBA-3 and I think the TF10 is quite a bit better, the way that Sony tuned them makes them sound strange to me. Not that they're not good but I'd say that all the other triple BA's I've heard I think a little better. Why they tuned each driver for a certain frequency (with one being full range, one for highs and one for lows) and not use a crossover makes no sense to me.
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I've heard the XBA-3 and I think the TF10 is quite a bit better, the way that Sony tuned them makes them sound strange to me. Not that they're not good but I'd say that all the other triple BA's I've heard I think a little better. Why they tuned each driver for a certain frequency (with one being full range, one for highs and one for lows) and not use a crossover makes no sense to me.

If you still have your tf10 you are in for a treat; IMO they are the perfect compliment to the SM3s.
post #142 of 420
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If you still have your tf10 you are in for a treat; IMO they are the perfect compliment to the SM3s.

 

I actually sold my TF10 which I regret doing but your right they would compliment each other very well.  I think I'm going to eventually by another TF10 because I don't think the UE900 is worth the over $200 more and I did like the sound signature they have.

post #143 of 420

I see you've received the SM3s etysmile.gif

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I actually sold my TF10 which I regret doing but your right they would compliment each other very well.  I think I'm going to eventually by another TF10 because I don't think the UE900 is worth the over $200 more and I did like the sound signature they have.

post #144 of 420

Fischer Amps Fa-3e.

post #145 of 420

Tried the Fitear 334TG! and boy that's awesome. Currently the best BA for me

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The TG334 is the end all be all IEM for me yet I haven't heard them but someday they will be mine oh yes they will be mine.

 

Until then I'm happy with the SM3 V2 which I think is the best 3 BA universal under $600 though others might say the UM3X.

post #147 of 420
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The TG334 is the end all be all IEM for me yet I haven't heard them but someday they will be mine oh yes they will be mine.

Until then I'm happy with the SM3 V2 which I think is the best 3 BA universal under $600 though others might say the UM3X.

How do you know they are "end all" if you haven't heard them?

For me, the PFE232 and W4 are still the best I've heard. I haven't heard the higher ends.
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I love that, without having heard them....biggrin.gif
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On a technical level, I put the SM3 above all other BA IEMs I've heard.

 

Personally, I prefer the TF10 and UM3X. They are just more "fun" than the SM3, and neither have the odd soundstage the SM3 has.

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How do you know they are "end all" if you haven't heard them?
For me, the PFE232 and W4 are still the best I've heard. I haven't heard the higher ends.

 

I was really just messing around, I thought the whole "oh yes they will be mine" kind of pointed that out.

 

Now I do think the SM3 is the best IEM in its price range though.  I've heard the UM3X, W4 and others and I just feel the SM3 is the most technically sound one.  I think its just as much fun sounding as the TF10 as well.

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