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post #1591 of 2920

Just got them yesterday. Allthough I love the sound, the connector problem is really getting on my nerves. Been shopping and yesterday and i keep losing the connection.

So I am not the best creftman as well.. Anyone got an idea how to solve this problem without much effort?

post #1592 of 2920
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Originally Posted by JohannLiebert View Post

Just got them yesterday. Allthough I love the sound, the connector problem is really getting on my nerves. Been shopping and yesterday and i keep losing the connection.

So I am not the best creftman as well.. Anyone got an idea how to solve this problem without much effort?

 

Clean the residue off of the connectors using a toothbrush or something.  

post #1593 of 2920
Have you tried the other cable to see if it has the same issue. I believe there are some posts describing some ways to fix this as well.
post #1594 of 2920

Same issue, but on the other side lol

 

 

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Originally Posted by tinyman392 View Post

 

Clean the residue off of the connectors using a toothbrush or something.  


I don't think there is anything to clean since they are new. But I might just don't get what u mean  =(

Will try though.. just brushing around :P


Edited by JohannLiebert - 2/23/13 at 11:59pm
post #1595 of 2920
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Originally Posted by JohannLiebert View Post

Same issue, but on the other side lol

 

 


I don't think there is anything to clean since they are new. But I might just don't get what u mean  =(

Will try though.. just brushing around :P

 

When something gets off the assembly line, it may not be clear of all its residue.  Some manufacturers will actually coat it to protect the part until it's used.  I'm going with the first one though, it wasn't intentional, but was there.  

 

I know my Meze headphones I recently received had some nice dried oil on it.  I was able to rub it off with my finger (heat + friction).  My fingers smelled like machines, but soap and water fixed that :p

post #1596 of 2920

wow.. I didnt see any residue. But u were spot on... No problems anymore. Thank you, you made my day 


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post #1597 of 2920
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Originally Posted by JohannLiebert View Post

wow.. I didnt see any residue. But u were spot on... No problems anymore. Thank you, you made my day 


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Well, it may no be residue, but that's what it seems like it most likely is. There is an additional coating that needs to be rubbed off. I didn't see it on my Meze headphone jack until I started rubbing. 

post #1598 of 2920

Does anyone know, how these compare to the MTPC's, Shure 535 and Westone 3/4? I have a hard time considering what to purchase :-)

post #1599 of 2920
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Originally Posted by kristianflindt View Post

Does anyone know, how these compare to the MTPC's, Shure 535 and Westone 3/4? I have a hard time considering what to purchase :-)

 

Lots of comparisons to the 535 and Westone 4R on this thread; not sure anyone has compared them to the MTPC's, which I guess may tell you something (either about the MTPCs or the biases on this site...).  I'm really looking at the UE 900's closely.  The "small bore" issue is a little annoying, in that although I'll stipulate that it may make things sound better when clogged up, that does seem like a very poor design.  Probably will get the comply's with wax guard if I get them. 

post #1600 of 2920
I have owned the MTPC, in comparison the UE900 is way ahead technically with more detail. The MTPC has more bass quantity but is not as articulate and has a larger mid-bass and less sub bass. The mids of the MTPC are dryer sounding while have less detail. The UE900 is slightly warm but not overly so with great detail and transparency. THE MTPC's treble comes across as a bit hot and splashy. The UE900 on the other hand is extended, crisp, and very clean. I think the sound stage is also won by the UE900 as is instrument separation and placement. Finally I find the UE900 easier to pit in place and then just enjoy the music as compared to having to,constantly fiddle with the MTPC in ear.
post #1601 of 2920

Hi all,

 

So I sold off my collection to include a set of Shure SE535s, to buy a set of UE900s from Amazon serial (1243), they sound amazing, and are the best universal I've ever heard hands down. Spacious, open, neutral but enough to satisfy and surpass my needs across the spectrum of music I like..

The problem I've seen so far is quality. My first gripe is the cable, the iphone controls and mic stopped working on two of the blue cables already from sweat probably at the gym. I'm on my third cable. As much as I disliked the Shure mic cable it never stopped working after getting a little sweat in it. Last week the right drivers stopped working I noticed it during a run and thought it was maybe something in the filter but some of the drives stopped working. I just received a replacement set from amazon another set ending in (1243) I dont plan to stop running in them. This is one of precious moments in my day when I want to hear quality music, and with the Shures and other IEMs they can handle the abuse, and frankly should, heck a set of 20 dollar in ears last longer. I expect for 400 Euro performance so if they stop working this time around I'll probably return them for a set of W4s or something else. Now I'm starting to miss the Shure SE535s I had they were tanks..

 

take care,

 

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Edited by callej - 2/26/13 at 1:02am
post #1602 of 2920

You should look into the Fischer Amps FA-3 (E). The E has a different housing but the cheaper one is made from aluminum. Both versions are built like tanks.

Sonically they easily beat the SE535 and are close to the UE900.

 

http://fischer-amps.de/in-ear-hoerer-gehoerschutz/fischer-amps-in-ear-hoerer-fa-serie-fa-e-serie/browse/1/artikel/buttkicker-gamer-wieder-erhaeltlich/17/akkus-ladegeraete.html

post #1603 of 2920

Hey guys trying to decide between the UE900's or Westone 3's. Music I like to listen to are bands like, Rammstein, Incubus, koRn, Garbage, Bjork, Tool, Weezer, Dr Dre, Prince, Snoop Dogg, Limp Bizkit, Deftones, Beach Boys, Beatles, movie soundtracks like Inception, Dark Knight Rises, Batman (1989) etc. So kind of a broad spectrum of tunes. I can't stand listening to music which is just crap sounding and nothing but treble, I like having awesome sound quality. I really like hearing & feeling the bass on songs, drums etc and like my highs to have clarity and be clear, not muffled or ear piercing though. I also like good isolation & sound stage. I also tend to listen to music with  V shape EQ to boost the bass and treble.

 

I currently have a pair of V-Moda M100's which I cannot recommend enough, they are amazing! I luv the bass they produce as well as the clarity of the highs, they have such awesome sound quality. So I am kind of hoping that I can get something close to M100 sounding. 

 

I plan on using the IEM's with my Sony Walkman mp3 player. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks guys.

 

 

 

post #1604 of 2920

Rob,

 

Instead of Westone W3 with just 3 Balance Armature, try Westone W4, with 4 BA, that should be a fair comparison with UE900 which is also 4 BA.

as for my personal listening IEM, I'm inclined towards Westone W4, but that just me who doesn't like bright and sparkly Treble.

post #1605 of 2920
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Originally Posted by JohnSantana View Post

Rob,

 

Instead of Westone W3 with just 3 Balance Armature, try Westone W4, with 4 BA, that should be a fair comparison with UE900 which is also 4 BA.

as for my personal listening IEM, I'm inclined towards Westone W4, but that just me who doesn't like bright and sparkly Treble.

Hi JohnSantan thanks for the reply. I was thinking of the W4's but from what I have read they don't have as much bass as the W3's but now I have just read that the W4R's have improved bass over the W4's. Currently I own a pair of V-Moda M100's which I really like, so would like something close to those in an IEM. Have you listened to the W4R's or UE900?

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