Originally Posted by a_recording
Ahaha. Agreed. Hopefully they will be good, otherwise I will have a hard time shifting my own pair. :S
@Nhare90, thanks for your early impressions - are you able to give us any other comparisons with other earphones?
Yes sir I can! I am. Currently in paramedic class and comparisons will be quick but just.
Um3x- the overall sound is different as the um3x bass is very crafted-sculpted if I will. It gives you the bass the singer on stage or the bassist needs but not the sub bass that is already in abundance from the stage monitors on stage. The bass in the adv series seams like it is separately amped, almost as if to produce higher basal output from the micro driver. The rest of the frequency doesn't seem to be affected by the higher output(as in: traditionally the more ampage, the whole frequency typically goes up, usually, mids-highs-bass) while the bass is amped up not much else is. I'm torn with the bass really, it's low it's impactful and it can carry a synthesized bass note well. It's just too much for other genres. It's a fun sound without the highs to accompany the usually v shaped fun sig.
The mids are the um3x sweet spot for me and they truly help encapsulate the artists vocal range, the only negative I can say is sometime the output of a females voice in the higher ranges lowers in volume compared to the male/lower female range. It's not bad whatsoever but afterll, this is headphi, we are that 1%. The mids of the adv series are a back seat driver, they are there when the bass isn't but as soon as the bass is introduced the mids hop in the backseat and just let the bass drive out. The mids are strange in a way that they sound slightly distant compared to the bass and lower highs. I'm still coming up with a way to describe what it is I'm hearing.
Highs- they are thick ish. There doesn't seam to be much sparkle, it's very tamed. I assume its to compensate for the higher volume levels needed to void out the cable noise when you are being "adventurous". It almost seams as if instead of a "st" sound I'm getting a "thst" the cymbal seams to be getting confused as to just which instrument it wants to be. It's a thick sounding cymbal and its strange. The Um3x treble is delicate in a way that it provides all the traditional treble quality but just much less quantity of it. It makes for a non harsh but still satisfying sound especially when you crank the volume up, it's truly my favorite part of the um3x moderately high volume that doesn't sting my hearing afterwards.