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Westone ES5 vs Heir Audio 8.A

Poll Results: Which one would win?

 
  • 50% (6)
    Westone ES5
  • 50% (6)
    Heir Audio 8.A
12 Total Votes  
post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hi all
As my venture into Custom IEMs continues, these two now have my attention. I was set on the ES5 until I saw the new promotional price of the 8.A, which put them in the same price category.
As much as I want to own them both, my wallet doesn't allow such a purchase, at least for now. So to all those that have listened to either of these or both, please tell me which one is better in your opinion.

My source is the HT Omega Halo sound card with the Asgard as amp and Sony Walkman Z for portable listening. I listen to all genres of music.

As I already own the 1964 V6, Alclair Reference, and soon UM Miracle, I'm looking for a compliment pair of CIEMs to those 3.

Any opinion or suggestion is much appreciated.
Edited by Han Bao Quan - 11/12/12 at 12:43am
post #2 of 8

http://www.head-fi.org/t/602246/westone-es5-vs-heir-audio-8-a-the-5-driver-vs-8-driver-shootout

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the link
I have read that thread, but since there was only one person who had them both. I was looking to see if anyone else has experience with them.
post #4 of 8

Bump for interest.

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
I've pretty much decided on the Westone 5 since I got my Miracle. Based on what I read the 8.A won't be something I would enjoy.
post #6 of 8

Have you looked at the Dream Earz 7X by chance? I'm in between 8.A, 7X, and ES5 right now.

post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by anoxy View Post

Have you looked at the Dream Earz 7X by chance? I'm in between 8.A, 7X, and ES5 right now.

Nope, not really interested either lol.
post #8 of 8

Yeah I figured. Looks like you and I have slightly different sound sig preferences. Welp, hope you enjoy the ES5!

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