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post #31 of 3582
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Originally Posted by the tiny bus View Post

really wish these didn't have a built in mic. 

 

They come with two cables, one with a mic and on-cord controls, the other is a standard audio only cable.

post #32 of 3582
Beat me to it.
Edited by shotgunshane - 8/29/12 at 6:26am
post #33 of 3582

Interesting, I would like to see this up against w4r! It would have been a good match !

post #34 of 3582

I had a chance to hear these, however not the final sound signature.  They are tuned to sound similar to the In-Ear Reference Monitor, but with a more general public flavor.  The presentation was spacious and reminiscent of the IERM, but not quite as bright with more warmth and bass.  Unfortunately I didn't have any universal for comparison, but from what I have heard, it seems like it will compete will with the likes of the W4 and others.  

 

The new form factor is great as I was able to easily get a good seal; much better than the TF10.  They do come with two cables, a black non-mic cable and a blue cable with a 3 button remote.  I don't recall what the connector looked like (if it is the same as Shure), but I think it is proprietary.  I don't think you will find this for $100 on Black Friday.  

post #35 of 3582
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Originally Posted by average_joe View Post

I had a chance to hear these, however not the final sound signature.  They are tuned to sound similar to the In-Ear Reference Monitor, but with a more general public flavor.  The presentation was spacious and reminiscent of the IERM, but not quite as bright with more warmth and bass.  Unfortunately I didn't have any universal for comparison, but from what I have heard, it seems like it will compete will with the likes of the W4 and others.  

 

The new form factor is great as I was able to easily get a good seal; much better than the TF10.  They do come with two cables, a black non-mic cable and a blue cable with a 3 button remote.  I don't recall what the connector looked like (if it is the same as Shure), but I think it is proprietary.  I don't think you will find this for $100 on Black Friday.  

 

I don't know if you'd be able to tell me this or not so I'll ask anyway, can you recall if they have a similar somewhat shallow insertion depth like the Triple.Fi's?

post #36 of 3582
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I don't know if you'd be able to tell me this or not so I'll ask anyway, can you recall if they have a similar somewhat shallow insertion depth like the Triple.Fi's?

 

I think insertion depth is in part due to ear canal size as I can get the TF10 in my ears pretty far, but the UE 900 has a much smaller and more ergonomic housing and should fit deeper for the average person.  It is shaped somewhat similarly to a custom IEM, or a universal fit version of a custom IEM.

post #37 of 3582
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Originally Posted by elnero View Post

 

I don't know if you'd be able to tell me this or not so I'll ask anyway, can you recall if they have a similar somewhat shallow insertion depth like the Triple.Fi's?

 

 

When I tried them, the insertion depth was not as shallow.  Much more comfortable, better seal.

post #38 of 3582

They were 599 Australian when I saw them this morning...
 

post #39 of 3582

This looks really interesting -- and a good fight against the Heir 4.Ai. Too bad the Heir looks a lot better (it's the wood...)

post #40 of 3582
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Originally Posted by The Monkey View Post

 

When I tried them, the insertion depth was not as shallow.  Much more comfortable, better seal.

 

Thanks guys. That may not be such a good thing in my case. With the TMJ related problems I've had with left ear I've been finding after my latest flare up that the Westone 4's with the longer P series Comply tips are a bit bothersome. I never had an issue with the Triple.Fi's because of the shallower insertion so I was hopeful the 900's might be similar, the 4's with the P series Comply's go deeper than most other IEM's though so the 900's may still be alright.

post #41 of 3582

This actually seems really reasonably priced for a quad driver IEM with 2 cables coming from a major company like UE..

post #42 of 3582

They're not even on the U.S. website - the $399 price is for TF10s....blink.gif              Based on the reviews I'm reading, one of which suggested they rivaled JH13s, I can't imagine they sound $200 better than the Heir 4Ai. I'm going to go out on a limb an predict that the Heirs will still reign supreme after all is said and done.

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post #44 of 3582

Hm.. I wonder how does this compares with Westone W4 :-o ?

 

they are the same four BAs.

post #45 of 3582
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Originally Posted by average_joe View Post

I had a chance to hear these, however not the final sound signature.  They are tuned to sound similar to the In-Ear Reference Monitor, but with a more general public flavor.  The presentation was spacious and reminiscent of the IERM, but not quite as bright with more warmth and bass.  Unfortunately I didn't have any universal for comparison, but from what I have heard, it seems like it will compete will with the likes of the W4 and others.  

 

The new form factor is great as I was able to easily get a good seal; much better than the TF10.  They do come with two cables, a black non-mic cable and a blue cable with a 3 button remote.  I don't recall what the connector looked like (if it is the same as Shure), but I think it is proprietary.  I don't think you will find this for $100 on Black Friday.  

are you mean soundsign similar to the UERM ???

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