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post #331 of 3717

Its never been a problem in the past. wink.gif

post #332 of 3717
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Originally Posted by average_joe View Post

Here are my quick comparisons of the UE 900 sourced by the DX100 with triple flange tips on the UE 900.

 

Thanks for this. Have you tried with shorter tips as well and how did that change things? So far they sound about perfect for their purpose. Slightly warm is what's needed on the go where bass gets lost and it sounds like the amount of detail is high for something voiced as it is.

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Originally Posted by average_joe View Post

Here are my quick comparisons of the UE 900 sourced by the DX100 with triple flange tips on the UE 900.

 

Vs. TF10: With the V shaped sound signature, the TF10 contrasts with the UE 900 as the UE 900 has a better balance from top to bottom.  The TF10 is warmer, but the bass quantity between the two isn’t too far off while the TF10 has a bit more treble that is more sparkly/peaky.  What’s not to like with the UE 900 vs. the TF10 as it is cleaner, clearer, more realistic and convincing while presenting more detail and fitting better.  Definitely a step up, and if you want the TF10 V shaped sound you can just EQ the mids down a bit!

 

Vs. SM3: The SM3 is much thicker and warmer with less clarity and much more bass emphasis and power.  While the treble of the SM3 doesn’t sound lacking, it isn’t as extended or present as the UE 900.  The UE 900 is more open and spacious with better articulation of details within the presentation.  The balance across the spectrum of the UE 900 is much better and while the SM3 has great imaging, the UE 900 bests it.  Overall the UE 900 has a cleaner, clearer presentation.  I think the form factor of the SM3 is a bit easier to use for my ears, but the UE 900 is still very easy to use and comfortable.

 

Vs. custom TF10 with silver cable (note that the sound isn’t exactly the same as the universal TF10 and the aftermarket cable makes a significant difference to the sound): The UE 900 has a more mid-forward, bright, and spacious/3D sound than the TF10. Bass quantity between the two is quite close, however with really bass heavy tracks the customized TF10 outputs slightly more deep bass rumble (note that the universal fit TF10 also has less bass rumble than the customized one).  Detail levels are higher with better instrument separation and resolution within the presentation, with the ability to articulate soft and distant sounds within the soundstage in an easy to hear way.  Overall the UE 900 is a step up in terms of resolution, detail, soundstage, and has a better balance across the frequency spectrum.  My custom TF10 review.

 

Vs. UE IERM: These two present music in similar fashion, in a spacious and 3D manner, but the UE 900 is warmer/fuller and has more bass focus and a bit less treble.  The treble of the UE 900 is more forgiving, but along with that some of the IERM details get lost in the smoother presentation.   Spatially, the IERM presents a space that is larger than the UE 900 in all directions, but retains the same proportions giving a very similar feel.  The IERM is the choice if you want to hear ultra-high levels of detail and have a very large presentation space, but the UE 900 is a relatively close approximation with a more “consumer” sound.  My IERM review.

 

 

Possible you can get some pictures up, especially comparing the sizes between the TF10?

post #334 of 3717

@ average_joe

 

Marvelous, simply marvelous!!! evil_smiley.gif

post #335 of 3717
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Originally Posted by average_joe View Post

Here are my quick comparisons of the UE 900 sourced by the DX100 with triple flange tips on the UE 900.

 

Vs. TF10: With the V shaped sound signature, the TF10 contrasts with the UE 900 as the UE 900 has a better balance from top to bottom.  The TF10 is warmer, but the bass quantity between the two isn’t too far off while the TF10 has a bit more treble that is more sparkly/peaky.  What’s not to like with the UE 900 vs. the TF10 as it is cleaner, clearer, more realistic and convincing while presenting more detail and fitting better.  Definitely a step up, and if you want the TF10 V shaped sound you can just EQ the mids down a bit!

 

Vs. SM3: The SM3 is much thicker and warmer with less clarity and much more bass emphasis and power.  While the treble of the SM3 doesn’t sound lacking, it isn’t as extended or present as the UE 900.  The UE 900 is more open and spacious with better articulation of details within the presentation.  The balance across the spectrum of the UE 900 is much better and while the SM3 has great imaging, the UE 900 bests it.  Overall the UE 900 has a cleaner, clearer presentation.  I think the form factor of the SM3 is a bit easier to use for my ears, but the UE 900 is still very easy to use and comfortable.

 

Vs. custom TF10 with silver cable (note that the sound isn’t exactly the same as the universal TF10 and the aftermarket cable makes a significant difference to the sound): The UE 900 has a more mid-forward, bright, and spacious/3D sound than the TF10. Bass quantity between the two is quite close, however with really bass heavy tracks the customized TF10 outputs slightly more deep bass rumble (note that the universal fit TF10 also has less bass rumble than the customized one).  Detail levels are higher with better instrument separation and resolution within the presentation, with the ability to articulate soft and distant sounds within the soundstage in an easy to hear way.  Overall the UE 900 is a step up in terms of resolution, detail, soundstage, and has a better balance across the frequency spectrum.  My custom TF10 review.

 

Vs. UE IERM: These two present music in similar fashion, in a spacious and 3D manner, but the UE 900 is warmer/fuller and has more bass focus and a bit less treble.  The treble of the UE 900 is more forgiving, but along with that some of the IERM details get lost in the smoother presentation.   Spatially, the IERM presents a space that is larger than the UE 900 in all directions, but retains the same proportions giving a very similar feel.  The IERM is the choice if you want to hear ultra-high levels of detail and have a very large presentation space, but the UE 900 is a relatively close approximation with a more “consumer” sound.  My IERM review.

Thanks for the very informative comparisons. How are the timbre of the UE 900 in regards to natural instruments like strings, pianos and brass instruments?

post #336 of 3717
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anyone for a comparison to the 4Ai?

Hopefully Hopefully Hopefully I will be doing one. We will see how things turn out.
post #337 of 3717

Post some pictures maybe? Don't trust those photoshopped to hell ones which are (mostly) inaccurate.

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(-_-) doh... I just bought my Westone W4 last weekend and I thought that this is the best money can buy for 4 driver BA. confused_face_2.gif

 

There's also the heir audio 4.ai

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Originally Posted by dibidaddy View Post

Post some pictures maybe? Don't trust those photoshopped to hell ones which are (mostly) inaccurate.

 

With due time little grasshopper.  I'll post pictures on Thursday :)  Maybe someone else will get to it before hand though ;)

post #340 of 3717

I tried these last night and they are MUCH more comfortable than the TF10P.  Packaging and build quality also are nice.  Need more time for SQ, but impressed so far.  I was using the smaller silicon tips.  Will try the Complys too.

post #341 of 3717

So has anyone heard these to compare to the W4 yet?

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So has anyone heard these to compare to the W4 yet?

 

I'm looking into getting a pair. There have been numerous people looking for a comparison of the UE 900's and Westone 4's, which I own, as well as the Heir Audio 4.Ai's, which I ordered in the middle of August so should be arriving soon. I've been planning to do a comparison of the W4's and 4.Ai's and I'd like to throw the 900's into the mix while I have both the others here. Timing will be the key though as I have a course starting at the end of the month so along with my full-time job and family obligations that won't leave much time for anything else, so if the 900's aren't available until the end of the month a comparison of the three might not happen.

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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

So has anyone heard these to compare to the W4 yet?

 

I'll be doing this by the start of next week :)  Going home tomorrow night, hopefully the 900s will be waiting for me there ;)  If not, I'll be a little disappointed XD 

post #344 of 3717
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Originally Posted by The Monkey View Post

I tried these last night and they are MUCH more comfortable than the TF10P.  Packaging and build quality also are nice.  Need more time for SQ, but impressed so far.  I was using the smaller silicon tips.  Will try the Complys too.

excellent, please let us know what gear you used, thanks.

post #345 of 3717

Thanks for the impressions joe. If you lived around my neck of the woods I'd be buying you a beer about now.beerchug.gif

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