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post #616 of 2919

Tried the UE 900 for a while at a store, it sounded like a TF10 with better clarity and detail. It has the same UE sound sig which I love. This is coming from an inexperienced audiophile, but it certainly sounds like an upgrade over the TF10s. Now if only I have the money to get this IEM.. :(

 

Edit: Not sure if I like the braided cables, though. It seems to get tangled easily and is very hard to untangle once it gets tangled.


Edited by lalala6 - 9/27/12 at 2:05pm
post #617 of 2919
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Originally Posted by tinyman392 View Post

If I had kept my mouth shut about every aspect of the phone, we would have never run into this, that said, as a reviewer, I will now wait until my review is released to state anything about any 'phone I have in my possession. This means, waiting 2+ weeks before a single comparison was done. Honestly, if I had waited until stuff was cleared up, none of this would have happened, and in the future, I will do that.
That said, this headphone review will be the last headphone I give information about before the review is released (just in case any problems arrise while testing a pre-release unit). I am all for saying something is negative, but only when it is.

 

I know i'm coming in late in the game, but i just had to comment.  Your review and follow up were all very insightful.  I particularly appreciated the comparison to the 3.Ai's since I've been leaning in that direction.

 

As a noob to this site (yet weathered in age), I consider all of my purchases to be a serious investment of my hard earned money.  This is an incredibly expensive hobby and your "early" review was of great help and an important factor in my final decision.  Just because a few Chicken Littles began bitching about the UE apocalypse, I don't think it necessary to "keep your mouth shut" until an official review release.

post #618 of 2919
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Originally Posted by lalala6 View Post

Tried the UE 900 for a while at a store, it sounded like a TF10 with better clarity and detail. It has the same UE sound sig which I love. This is coming from an inexperienced audiophile, but it certainly sounds like an upgrade over the TF10s. Now if only I have the money to get this IEM.. :(

 

Edit: Not sure if I like the braided cables, though. It seems to get tangled easily and is very hard to untangle once it gets tangled.

 

The braided cables will tangle less than an unbraided cable.  It's also less microphonic, I like this one especially because the microphonics has been brought down to a minimum due to the softer memory wire at the top (I think that's what it is).

 

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I know i'm coming in late in the game, but i just had to comment.  Your review and follow up were all very insightful.  I particularly appreciated the comparison to the 3.Ai's since I've been leaning in that direction.

 

As a noob to this site (yet weathered in age), I consider all of my purchases to be a serious investment of my hard earned money.  This is an incredibly expensive hobby and your "early" review was of great help and an important factor in my final decision.  Just because a few Chicken Littles began bitching about the UE apocalypse, I don't think it necessary to "keep your mouth shut" until an official review release.

 

I'm glad I could help you.  LOL, Chicken Littles :p  

post #619 of 2919

Why would braided cables tangle less than unbraided?  What would that have to do with anything?  Isn't it more about heaviness (thickness)  pliability and memory?  I love Westone but their braided cables are among the worst for tangling.  Just my experience.  Both the hideous kevlar Shure cable and original TF10 cable are pretty much tangle free IMHO due to memory and heaviness.  The completey limp Westone cable tangles when you sneeze at it.


Edited by Spyro - 9/27/12 at 5:39pm
post #620 of 2919
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Why would braided cables tangle less than unbraided?  What would that have to do with anything?  Isn't it more about heaviness (thickness)  pliability and memory?  I love Westone but their braided cables are among the worst for tangling.  Just my experience.  Both the hideous kevlar Shure cable and original TF10 cable are pretty much tangle free IMHO due to memory and heaviness.  The completey limp Westone cable tangles whe you sneeze at it.

 

I have yet to have either cable Westone or the Logitech tangle...  Depending on thickness, I have had Kevlar cables tangle.  

 

The only problems I've had with over-ears is the memory wire catching up with each other...  But that has nothing to do with the cable...  

post #621 of 2919

I'm generally not a fan with cables with memory wire. They generally tend to be unruly themselves. The IE8/IE80 cable were the best cables I've come across for pliability and durability all in one.
 

post #622 of 2919

The UE cable is great. I think they did a great job with it, except for the 3.5mm connector, which feels a bit cheap for some reason. The cable itself feels really limber and not really prone to tangling, as I feel the braid geometry is fairly tangle resistant, but I can envision it potentially tangling if it's directly thrown in someone's pockets. Memory wire's not my thing either, but I thought these felt okay.

post #623 of 2919
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Originally Posted by tinyman392 View Post

 

I have yet to have either cable Westone or the Logitech tangle...  Depending on thickness, I have had Kevlar cables tangle.  

 

The only problems I've had with over-ears is the memory wire catching up with each other...  But that has nothing to do with the cable...  

Just so we are on the same page I am talking about when your IEM's are tucked away in a case and you are in a hurry getting them plugged in and inserted into your ears.  The Westones always seem inverted 9 different ways no matter what and it takes 30-45 seconds to get in situated right.  With other two it take 5 seconds.  Maybe I am wrapping them wrong.

 

Isn't it just common sense, the thicker/heavier a cable, the less tangling affect?  A 52" vacuum or appliance cord doesn't tangle quite like a 52" light IEM cord. 


Edited by Spyro - 9/27/12 at 5:45pm
post #624 of 2919
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Just so we are on the same page I am talking about when your IEM's are tucked away in a case and you are in a hurry getting them plugged in and inserted into your ears.  The Westones always seem inverted 9 different ways no matter what and it takes 30-45 seconds to get in situated right.  With other two it take 5 seconds.  Maybe I am wrapping them wrong.

 

Isn't it just common sense, the thicker/heavier a cable, the less tangling affect?  A 52" vacuum or appliance cord doesn't tangle quite like a 52" light IEM cord. 

 

I think you might be wrapping it wrong.  It takes me 5 seconds to unwind and plug them in.  

post #625 of 2919

Time to make a video then tiny :P.
 

post #626 of 2919
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Time to make a video then tiny :P.
 

 

Uploading, my interent is slow...  

post #627 of 2919

So is mine lol. But I'm paying a premium for it regardless. How much  mbs does $40.00 get you in the mainland?
 

post #628 of 2919
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So is mine lol. But I'm paying a premium for it regardless. How much  mbs does $40.00 get you in the mainland?
 

 

I'm not even at a meg XD  I think my parents pay like 20 bucks or amonth or something like that...  It's cheap cheap XD  I was shaking the box a bit before I did the video.  Gave it one-two more shakes before I opened in :)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdExkPnq31M&feature=youtu.be

 

Some corrections, I compared them to the 900s, not 600s.  Wehn I say it's cracked, I mean the case clip is cracked on one side :(

post #629 of 2919

The video is private... and I really wanna watch it

 

D:

post #630 of 2919
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The thing is, I have also yet to see a negative thing said about the 4.Ai.  Makes me doubt a few things about them...  The W4 can run anywhere from 300 to 400 dollars, the W4R will run around 500.  

Street price are matter of luck. 


Edited by audionewbi - 9/27/12 at 7:59pm
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