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Originally Posted by tinyman392 View Post

 

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 :(


Open it up :O

post #632 of 4281

What is this show and tell? ;).
 

post #633 of 4281
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Originally Posted by Bossatiger View Post

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

 

D:

 

Sorry.  Been working for the last 2 hours trying to figure out a program...  Apparently, when a teacher says distinct, he doesn't mean it's unique (there is only one) /facepalm  Can't believe I spent 2 hours on that BS :(

 

I have unlocked the video, sorry, QuickTime upload defaults to prive for some reason :(

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdExkPnq31M

post #634 of 4281

I realize the UE 900s are a definite upgrade over the TF 10s but is it really $300 more of an upgrade? Or is it best to stick to $100 TF 10s that (hopefully) go on sale in November, which is an absolute bargain...?

post #635 of 4281
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Originally Posted by Killerapist View Post

I realize the UE 900s are a definite upgrade over the TF 10s but is it really $300 more of an upgrade? Or is it best to stick to $100 TF 10s that (hopefully) go on sale in November, which is an absolute bargain...?

 

We went over this argument already concerning 270 dollar increase justification...  Matching MSRP to street price really isn't justifying...  Give the 900s 8 years, they'll be 100 dollars XD

post #636 of 4281
Are we even sure it's a "definite upgrade"? Some people still think really highly of the TF10s.
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Originally Posted by Selenium View Post

Are we even sure it's a "definite upgrade"? Some people still think really highly of the TF10s.

 

A lot of people do.  I wish I had a pair to compare to though :(  I can't answer that definite upgrade question though.  I can only say the sigs will be different based on what I read.  

post #638 of 4281

Probably not a definite upgrade by any stretch of imagination.  UE tends to follow others.  Westone came out with their quad driver so UE had to do the same thing.  While W4 is an admirable product, I personally find UM3X and W3 much better to my ears.  I really see no different scenario with the UE900.  Some have described it like W4 with better clarity but it certainly doesn"t sound like the do-all-end-all of IEM's.

 

It may very well be UE's greatest sounding IEM but previous to UE900 they had NO high end IEM's that could compete with W3 or UM3x or even UM2 for that matter.

 

Anyway...I expect it to be different but not the best of the best. 

post #639 of 4281
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Originally Posted by Spyro View Post

Probably not a definite upgrade by any stretch of imagination.  UE tends to follow others.  Westone came out with their quad driver so UE had to do the same thing.  While W4 is an admirable product, I personally find UM3X and W3 much better to my ears.  I really see no different scenario with the UE900.  Some have described it like W4 with better clarity but it certainly doesn"t sound like the do-all-end-all of IEM's.

 

It may very well be UE's greatest sounding IEM but previous to UE900 they had NO high end IEM's that could compete with W3 or UM3x or even UM2 for that matter.

 

Anyway...I expect it to be different but not the best of the best. 

 

You can try them when they come out, but from what I'm aware of (based on reviews and graphs), both the UM3x and W3 have a nice bass boost (resembling a V-shape) and a drop in lower treble.  The W3 boost vocals a bit more.  That said, I don't think you'll like the UE900s.  I am a firm believer that preference will always play a much larger role in how someone likes an IEM over the technical ability of the IEM (to an extent).  

 

I will agree with a few points though, the 900s are in no way an end-all be-all IEM.  They have their weaknesses.  

post #640 of 4281

W3 is U-shaped with a mid-bass hump that annoys many.  Midrange and vocals are a bit recessed.

 

UM3X, while "full" sounding, is very very balanced.  Treble is softer and rolls off at very top to be less fatiguing but tibres and vocals are as good as JH13 and JH16 I owned.  I think UM3X is Westones most amazingly engineered IEM.  Instrument separation is EPIC. Soundstage is a bit closed in but it was designed this way.

post #641 of 4281

I'd really hope it is an upgrade because the TF10s are quite mediocre IMO. Just nothing really that special about them....
 

post #642 of 4281
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Originally Posted by Spyro View Post

W3 is U-shaped with a mid-bass hump that annoys many.  Midrange and vocals are a bit recessed.

 

UM3X, while "full" sounding, is very very balanced.  Treble is softer and rolls off at very top to be less fatiguing but tibres and vocals are as good as JH13 and JH16 I owned.  I think UM3X is Westones most amazingly engineered IEM.  Instrument separation is EPIC. Soundstage is a bit closed in but it was designed this way.

X2

I sent the W4s back and used the UM3X for my last big trip, for about 15 hours. Liked them a lot.

post #643 of 4281
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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post

X2

I sent the W4s back and used the UM3X for my last big trip, for about 15 hours. Liked them a lot.


 So you like the non-fatiguing nature of the UM3X? Silky-smooth treble?


Edited by lee730 - 9/28/12 at 7:30pm
post #644 of 4281
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Originally Posted by Spyro View Post

W3 is U-shaped with a mid-bass hump that annoys many.  Midrange and vocals are a bit recessed.

 

UM3X, while "full" sounding, is very very balanced.  Treble is softer and rolls off at very top to be less fatiguing but tibres and vocals are as good as JH13 and JH16 I owned.  I think UM3X is Westones most amazingly engineered IEM.  Instrument separation is EPIC. Soundstage is a bit closed in but it was designed this way.

 

I still get a feeling that you are after a more "fun" sound over a flatter one.  Both IEM stated follow that suit (bigger bass).  You're not going to get that with the 900s.  

post #645 of 4281
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 So you like the non-fatiguing nature of the UM3X? Silky-smooth treble?

For me they have more sparkle than the 4s. I was more engaged listening and having fun. I thought the bass was more evident too.

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