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post #241 of 4277
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Originally Posted by Spyro View Post

If I'm not mistaken, UE offers the only dual bore universal on the market.  There is a reason for this.  IT IS NOT COMFORTABLE!.  Setting aside the fact that a silicone tip fit won't stay intact unless you are as still as a manequin, the bore is just too thick to offer comfort past an hour, even with complys.  I suspect we will hear this same song and dance with UE900.  Doubt highly it will dethrone W3 as best universal (my opinion of course) smily_headphones1.gif  I hope they clear up the foggy midrange.  Everything else with TF10 was superb IMHO.

Unfortunately, that is not true, well least not for everyone. The silicon tips grab my canal fine, slide right in there like a glove I can walk, run, jump without a problem. and comfort only increases after they settle in over 15 - 20 minutes. This is further assured by using an upgrade cable allowing more flex around the earhoops. You may not get a fit with silicon however, I'm confident others do.

I think you just have a bad fit with TF10 and they probably weren't for you. smile.gif
post #242 of 4277
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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post

You found the midrange of the TF10 more problematic than the W3? o.O You are certainly from a different planet than I...the TF10s mids are much less recessed to my ears, and the bass infinitely less overwhelming, intrusive, and flat out unrealistic, which is basically how I felt about the W3's bass...

Actually, I enjoy vocals on both.  TF10 has a cloudy veiled midrange, W3 a bit more clear.  The TF10 "veil" was to compensate (listening fatigue wise) for the ultra revealing treble.

 

With W3, they got it right.  It's very balanced and even through the entire spectrum.  Unfortunately, W3 does not sound right with ANY silicone tips, period.  Once you get over that and can resort to using complys...it is the best triple driver universal ever made.  W3 is NOT V-shaped, it is balanced.  It has a unique richness and weight to it's presentation while still being able to maintain speed and fast treble detail. 

 

First IEM that made me forget about using headphones....


Edited by Spyro - 9/1/12 at 5:47pm
post #243 of 4277
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Originally Posted by Spyro View Post

Actually, I enjoy vocals on both.  TF10 has a cloudy veiled midrange.  This was to compensate (listening fatigue wise) for the ultra revealing treble.

 

With W3, they got it right.  It's very balanced and even through the spectrum.  Unfortunately, W3 does not sound right with ANY silicone tips, period.  Once you get over that and can resort to complys...it is the best triple driver universal ever made.


Not sure if I agree on ultra-revealing treble. It was more like boosted artificial treble IMO.

post #244 of 4277
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post


Not sure if I agree on ultra-revealing treble. It was more like boosted artificial treble IMO.

I agree Lee, although the treble is detailed it does have an artificial lacing.
post #245 of 4277
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post


Not sure if I agree on ultra-revealing treble. It was more like boosted artificial treble IMO.

Well...yea...TF10 was more fun than anything. Certainly not accurate but that is not what I look for.  I owned it 3X so I find high regard for it.

post #246 of 4277

Well it does work great with trans (don't think trans is made to sound natural anyways ;).
 

post #247 of 4277

If this actually has a good midrange and more tamed treble, you can count me in! I liked the TF10, but certain details made me not want them anymore. The price isn't that bad actually. Not sure if all this 4-driver stuff is bogus. My current fav is my dual PFE232 and nothing can top that IMO... If this comes close, yes I will find room in my wallet to spend a little

post #248 of 4277
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Originally Posted by planx View Post

If this actually has a good midrange and more tamed treble, you can count me in! I liked the TF10, but certain details made me not want them anymore. The price isn't that bad actually. Not sure if all this 4-driver stuff is bogus. My current fav is my dual PFE232 and nothing can top that IMO... If this comes close, yes I will find room in my wallet to spend a little

 

According to this, it may be what you're looking for.  When I get them and burn them in, I'll compare to the PFE232 during the weekend :)

 

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Originally Posted by archercat View Post

Got them... I can't really take pics here, but the box has a similar to Beats... LOL...  There is a cardboard sleeve... then a nice black hard box that has a blue ribbon to open the flap to reveal the earphones and their jewelry type box.  

 

The earphones themselves look just as nice as the pictures... The black faceplates are glossy and attract fingerprints easily enough.  The main body is that same color blue but more translucent than the triples.  you can see the drivers etc... The body and faceplates are glued or epoxied together, hopefully they don't decide to split.  The bore is totally different, one larger hole with a metal sound tube flush up to the tip and then a second super small hole next to it.  The connectors are as similar to what I had on my Shure's as they can be.  They are difficult but not impossible to snap off and can spin around.  When I first put them in there was some static when I moved the right earpiece around, but after a unsnap and a re-snap I have not been able to reproduce it. The little curve they have where they connect is nice, similar to the new design of the UE Customs.  

 

To me, and I'm just listening to 256 through my iphone, it sounds similar to the triple.fi.  In terms of bass, I'd say it's about the same from what I've heard, the treble is there too... maybe a tiny tiny bit less, and I can hear more mids, which may explain why I think there might be less treble?  I've never heard the reference monitors, but these sound more energetic than the se425's from what I can remember.  I think they extend farther at both sides of the spectrum against both the se425 and 535 for that matter.  Everything is crystal clear and the soundstage seems as good as the triples if not better.  I'd still say they are slightly V shaped in sound signature for my ears, which is what I like.  I listen to a decent amount of techno/dance and dubstep, along with classical, rock and hiphop and these seem to handle everything well so far.  They are not as bass heavy as the she3580's I have, but when the song calls for it I think the bass is very satisfying.  They also pick up the plucking of an acoustic guitar or the chirp of a finger running the fretboard with every little detail.  I think the tf's did that well, but these do it better if that makes sense...  I don't know if there's a category; "How well it picks up random noises"lol.

 

My favorite part is the fit.  I didn't have that much trouble getting a good seal with the triples, but these are in another league.  They are pretty tiny compared to the triples, and still smaller than I remember any of the shures to be.  They fit flush to the ear, so sleeping on your side or something won't be an issue.  They are also much lighter, I can barely tell they are in there. The memory wire isn't as stiff, so getting it to curve closely around my ear still takes a bit of work, I'm sure over a bit of time I'll get it to follow my ear better.  They don't fit any deeper than my tf's did, but I was able to get them in pretty deep before... they do create more of a seal for me, and I actually have to work harder to remove them form my ear, lol.

 

So far I am happy with my purchase.  

 

I know I don't a ton of info, but I can try to answer anything you guys want.  They are the best I have heard without a doubt for my tastes. 

post #249 of 4277
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

How does $319 grab everyone?  I posted this in the deals thread:

 

 

 

Can you use this in the Apple Store?

post #250 of 4277
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Originally Posted by zernan View Post

 

Can you use this in the Apple Store?

 

No...  Actually, you can't use it anymore.  Logitech seems to have patched the ordering system so it wouldn't work with the 900s :(  You can still try, but you do have to order online through Logitech.

post #251 of 4277

yeah, got a 20% of promo code, here's the fine print: 

* Offer available only in the U.S. or Canada at www.logitech.com for 30 days from registration date. The 20% off code is good on all products except Security products, Tablet Accessories, U.E. (Ultimate Ears) products, spare parts, refurbished and closeout items. Discount will be taken off of the product retail price after you enter your promotion code. Offer is not transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash and/or combined with any additional discounts.

 

As you can see, not available for Ultimate Ears productsfrown.gif

post #252 of 4277

^ I tried it too, out of curiosity. Interestingly, UE products are not excluded in the fine print here in the EU. But you only get a 10% promo code and it still doesn't work with the UE900.

post #253 of 4277

Face it these things are going to be full price for awhile. Considering the Apple Store has exclusivity they're not going to drop anytime soon.

post #254 of 4277
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Originally Posted by tinyman392 View Post

 

According to this, it may be what you're looking for.  When I get them and burn them in, I'll compare to the PFE232 during the weekend :)

 

looking forward to your impressions. Interested in both along with the 4ai.

post #255 of 4277
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Originally Posted by wormsdriver View Post

yeah, got a 20% of promo code, here's the fine print: 

* Offer available only in the U.S. or Canada at www.logitech.com for 30 days from registration date. The 20% off code is good on all products except Security products, Tablet Accessories, U.E. (Ultimate Ears) products, spare parts, refurbished and closeout items. Discount will be taken off of the product retail price after you enter your promotion code. Offer is not transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash and/or combined with any additional discounts.

 

This promotion comes with an awful lot of "but." frown.gif

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