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Still love mine too smily_headphones1.gif. This thread gets more of the complaints about shorts than love about the sound. Not that the QC issues are not valid though as nobody likes that type of issue...

 

Yeah, it'll be a little while before QC issues are fully under control I guess.  At least we let the people criticize the UE 900 unlike some other threads that silence and attack you :p

 

I adore the UE 900 for their strengths, but their weaknesses can be turn-offs :(  Darn you lushness, come in!  Me wanty lushness, me wanty lushness!  :p 


Edited by tinyman392 - 5/28/13 at 3:35pm
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Yeah dude, I just couldn't stand how dry it was...presentation was awesome, driver speed was respectable; everything was there except it just didn't sound live and full, which is my #1 criteria. I'm glad I gave them a shot, but tbh more than anything they made me wish I still had a pair of TF10s XD The TF10 did a lot better in the lush department; the vocals were a bit recessed, but they were sufficiently detailed and warmed up enough by the bass to be pretty satisfying when the recording really called for it. No good for my indie rock and oldies though...

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Yeah, it'll be a little while before QC issues are fully under control I guess.  At least we let the people criticize the UE 900 unlike some other threads that silence and attack you :p

 

I adore the UE 900 for their strengths, but their weaknesses can be turn-offs :(  Darn you lushness, come in!  Me wanty lushness, me wanty lushness!  :p 

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Yeah dude, I just couldn't stand how dry it was...presentation was awesome, driver speed was respectable; everything was there except it just didn't sound live and full, which is my #1 criteria. I'm glad I gave them a shot, but tbh more than anything they made me wish I still had a pair of TF10s XD The TF10 did a lot better in the lush department; the vocals were a bit recessed, but they were sufficiently detailed and warmed up enough by the bass to be pretty satisfying when the recording really called for it. No good for my indie rock and oldies though...

 

Understandable.  That was one of the main weaknesses I gave it.  That issue never goes away.  The recessed lower treble was the second one.  That clears up was you use the IEMs though.  If you want full lushness (but little upper-energy/air), the 4.Ai would fit well for you.

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Would the 900's be any good for rock/metal?  Bands like Magnum, Marillion, Pendragon, Mostly Autumn etc?

 

Found Westone 3's a tad too bassy.

 

Cheers

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Would the 900's be any good for rock/metal?  Bands like Magnum, Marillion, Pendragon, Mostly Autumn etc?

 

Found Westone 3's a tad too bassy.

 

Cheers


Trebles on the softer side. Otherwise, yes.
post #1971 of 3711

Hmm, I've considered the 4.Ai, I think the bass wouldn't be enough for me though; I like it at about SM3 levels, perhaps even slightly punchier.

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Understandable.  That was one of the main weaknesses I gave it.  That issue never goes away.  The recessed lower treble was the second one.  That clears up was you use the IEMs though.  If you want full lushness (but little upper-energy/air), the 4.Ai would fit well for you.

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Hmm, I've considered the 4.Ai, I think the bass wouldn't be enough for me though; I like it at about SM3 levels, perhaps even slightly punchier.
Do check out the UM3X or W4.
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Hmm, I've considered the 4.Ai, I think the bass wouldn't be enough for me though; I like it at about SM3 levels, perhaps even slightly punchier.
Do check out the UM3X or W4.

+1 on that.
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Does anyone know how these compare to the heir 4ai ???.thinking about these or the Westone 4r for my next headphone soon..thank you...
post #1975 of 3711
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Does anyone know how these compare to the heir 4ai ???.thinking about these or the Westone 4r for my next headphone soon..thank you...

 

What kind of music do you listen to?  What kind of sound do you want?  I have all three. 


Edited by tinyman392 - 5/29/13 at 10:48am
post #1976 of 3711
I like anything from rock to country..I want lots of detail on the analytical side..I also love my etys for that reason..
post #1977 of 3711

UM3X is my main IEM currently biggrin.gif I have considered W4R, but I think I'm just going to start saving for the Stage Diver 3 or ASG-2.

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Do check out the UM3X or W4.
post #1978 of 3711
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I like anything from rock to country..I want lots of detail on the analytical side..I also love my etys for that reason..

Knowing you're coming from Ety's I don't know if any of the above three will work for you... All three do have a drop in the lower treble, Heir has the biggest drop, then UE, then Westone. It takes quite a bit of detail away. Are you looking for another neutral phone?
post #1979 of 3711
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What kind of music do you listen to?  What kind of sound do you want?  I have all three. 

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Knowing you're coming from Ety's I don't know if any of the above three will work for you... All three do have a drop in the lower treble, Heir has the biggest drop, then UE, then Westone. It takes quite a bit of detail away. Are you looking for another neutral phone?
yes pretty much..I've heard the 4r and I did like it..but I think my heir 4ai has great treble really..maybe I misunderstood you..and I'm sorry if I did..are you saying that the ue900 has better treble then the heir.?.I think it has great treble..the only problem is..that I've been reading about the heir and they say that there is a drop around the 4k mark..so yesterday on my phone I moved the eq in the 4k up some and that made a huge difference.. When I put the eq back to flat again it was like there was a veil or it.. So other then that I think the treble is good..but if you think the ue900 has less then my etys then ya your rite neither one will satisfy me... Maybe I'll look into some fitears.. Thank you so much. smily_headphones1.gif
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yes pretty much..I've heard the 4r and I did like it..but I think my heir 4ai has great treble really..maybe I misunderstood you..and I'm sorry if I did..are you saying that the ue900 has better treble then the heir.?.I think it has great treble..the only problem is..that I've been reading about the heir and they say that there is a drop around the 4k mark..so yesterday on my phone I moved the eq in the 4k up some and that made a huge difference.. When I put the eq back to flat again it was like there was a veil or it.. So other then that I think the treble is good..but if you think the ue900 has less then my etys then ya your rite neither one will satisfy me... Maybe I'll look into some fitears.. Thank you so much. smily_headphones1.gif

 

Yeah, all of them really do dip in the lower treble unfortunately.  If you can, audition the UE 900 as the dip is between the 4.Ai and 4R, so I don't know if you'll like them.  They actually do have strong extension on both ends though and the sharpness that an Ety would have (but not the lushness :().  FitEars should fit you nicely actually looking at the treble region's graph.  The Heir Audio does have a big dip at the 4k, mine measure like that as well; I'm assuming its part of the sound.

 

My suggestion is to look into something that is neutral for what you like.

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