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I meant isms...silly spell checker
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iems
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What owns would you suggest?

iems? W4. I sold my SE535 about a month ago because I couldn't bear the muffle sound. W4 is very clear and has better bass and treble extension than SE535. It also matches really well with AK100.

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I agree with you completely.So I used 3 ohm.Headphones with an impedance of 40-50 ohm is better to use 1 ohm.

Since I'm going to use UERM and UERM hates resistance, I think I will just skip the 3ohm. Thanks for your heads up!

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What owns would you suggest?

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iems? W4. I sold my SE535 about a month ago because I couldn't bear the muffle sound. W4 is very clear and has better bass and treble extension than SE535. It also matches really well with AK100.

Thanks for the rec....I presume you mean westone 4....I owned westones in the past so I am a little concerned about the build quality...any comments?
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I agree with you.  RWAK (less than 1 ohm) and listrid not very good. 2.0.1. better.

 

Beta 2.0 is better, somehow 2.01 sounds less to me, perhaps placebo effect?

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Thanks for the rec....I presume you mean westone 4....I owned westones in the past so I am a little concerned about the build quality...any comments?

W4 built is solid, cos I am a clumsy person and they r still working perfect
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Thanks for the rec....I presume you mean westone 4....I owned westones in the past so I am a little concerned about the build quality...any comments?

If build is a major concern, why not go for the R version? W4R has a removable cable, so god forbid, you break the cable, you can easily replace it.

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Would you recommend custom cables for the W4?....which ones?
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+1 for the Westone 4Rs. In fact these sound absolutely outstanding with my RWAK100. But if your AK100 is non-mod, I'd suggest you consider the Westone UM3X RC. The RW has a bit more bass volume apparently. So the stronger bass of the UM3X will likely be a bit more musical and fun sounding. I have both and a set of 535 Ltd Ed and either Westone is streets ahead of the Shures.
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Would you recommend custom cables for the W4?....which ones?
I would highly recommend you try the standard Epic cables first. I've not felt the need to change them.
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I would highly recommend you try the standard Epic cables first. I've not felt the need to change them.

+1. It would be better to add impedance than to change a cable. Sorry to all cable believers, but I honestly don't think cables makes a huge difference.

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+1. It would be better to add impedance than to change a cable. Sorry to all cable believers, but I honestly don't think cables makes a huge difference.


You've never experienced it for yourself that's why ;).

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+1 for the Westone 4Rs. In fact these sound absolutely outstanding with my RWAK100. But if your AK100 is non-mod, I'd suggest you consider the Westone UM3X RC. The RW has a bit more bass volume apparently. So the stronger bass of the UM3X will likely be a bit more musical and fun sounding. I have both and a set of 535 Ltd Ed and either Westone is streets ahead of the Shures.

Also +1 on the 4r, never quite understand the popularity of shure 535 expect for the fact they are easily the most consumer accessible "hi-end' IEM on the market.  I have tried it multiple times at shops or with friends and never liked it.

 

I used to go with silver plated copper cables with my 4r running straight out of my iphone4, provide the best balance in clarity, ample bass, sweet mids, and better treble.  With the AK100 I actually like the stock cable better as it sound fuller and have better bass impact.

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You've never experienced it for yourself that's why ;).

I guess you might be right. I've only tried $100 iem cables. Never went as far as buying a $300 cable. But to me, the $100 I spent on a cable wasn't worth it.

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