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Westone UM3X RC question..

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Hello!! I have been browsing the forum for quite some time and I have received a lot of helpful information. =) I have a couple of questions regarding the Westone UM3X RC please. I will be purchasing a set of these soon. 1) If I want to upgrade the cable, who makes them? 2) portable amp.. Can someone point me in the right direction for these? 3) I am going to be using the IPhone 3GS as the source for my music.. I will be upgrading to the iPhone 5 in the future. Will I notice a difference in sound? Please bear with me, I am new to the headphone scene, but not new to good sound quality! Thanks a bunch!! Zach
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1) Whiplash/ Toxic Cables/ Silver Dragon... etc

2) My UM3x doesnt seem to benefit much from external amping. Perhaps there's a touch more of bass when amping.

3) I dont know

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Hopefully you really won't need to add anything.  It is very self-sufficient.  Great cable, great efficiency, great sound right out of the box.  Well worth the money.  Being a true monitor it is a little closed in sounding but everything else about it is technically amazing.  Instrument separation is freakish.  Perhaps Westone's greatest engineered product IMHO.

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Thanks for the information!! =) I'm even more excited about ordering me a pair in the next few days! I'm thinking I will absolutely be blown away by these. I'll let y'all know!
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You won't regret it! They are great and the instrument separation is second to none. Feels like your right there listening on stage.
So Engadget posted a article about mobile devices, to be honest the um3x rc are very low impendace so the output from the iPhone will be more than sufficient
http://m.engadget.com/2012/10/02/iphone-vs-rivals-audio-tests/
I drive my um3x rc straight from my iPhone4
In terms of amps
http://www.headfonia.com/the-320-portable-dacamp-matrix-mini-portable/2/
Seems quite a versatile amp, I don't own it but sounds rich and dark if that's your thang. You can always eq from a computer. The beauty of the um3x is there fairly polite but can really handle the eq with ease.
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The Iphone can drive it quite well, but I think getting an amp is not a bad idea. IMO upgrading the cable is not worth it.

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Well.. I ordered the Westone UM3X RC along with Shure Olive tips today!! =) I should get my stuff next week sometime!! Have a good one! Zach

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I received my IEMs today! One word.. Well 2.. Mind blowing!! =)
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Originally Posted by brianchia View Post

1) Whiplash/ Toxic Cables/ Silver Dragon... etc
2) My UM3x doesnt seem to benefit much from external amping. Perhaps there's a touch more of bass when amping.
3) I dont know
+ 1 for toxic cables and i have one um3x for sale:D
Edited by hifimanrookie - 12/5/12 at 5:19pm
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post

+ 1 for toxic cables and i have one um3x for sale:D
Sorry my um3x is sold biggrin.gif
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