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post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by czqdtc View Post

The slight veil in lower mids is actually what I love about w4, I've changed twag v3 and twag v3/TWcu v3 hybrid on w4, they surely make w4 sounds much more clear, almost at the level of jh13, but in the mean while lost the magical overall non-offensive signature which is truly great about this iem.
Do agree with you that the slight veil is what makes this IEM so special, smooth and non fatiguing. It just blends the sound extremely well. Taking away this veil however makes it slightly fatiguing.
post #17 of 25

No...I think there is a problem with the "wooly" lower mids of the W4 along with the amazing boringness of it with rock , metal and pop. (its really suited for classical).

 

UE900 is much better for all around music if you can find a pair that works according to spec.

post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by daniel521 View Post

Which one would you say has more clarity with vocals (I don't really know if vocals are upper mids or lower mids)?

 

The Westone 4 just seems so balanced, as if nothing in the entire frequency range is missing which is something great if you ask me, I hate it when something is missing.

 

For vocals, I'd avoid the 4.Ai.  I just doesn't do vocal dynamics too well.  W4 stomps it.  

post #19 of 25
Which IEM has more sparkle in the treble? W4 or 4ai?
post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by wallaby1170 View Post

Which IEM has more sparkle in the treble? W4 or 4ai?

 

More sparkle would be the W4, it has a spike in the upper treble, measured around the 10k, that causes some forced sparkle.  The 4.Ai has more of a laid back, but present sparkle.  Out of the three in the list, I am confident that the RE272 would have the most despite never hearing it :p

post #21 of 25
Thanks tinyman392. Overall I like the sound signature of the W4 but once in awhile I find it kind of boring. From what I read in this thread the 4ai has a livelier sound than the W4.
post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by wallaby1170 View Post

Thanks tinyman392. Overall I like the sound signature of the W4 but once in awhile I find it kind of boring. From what I read in this thread the 4ai has a livelier sound than the W4.

In the lower midrange, yes it's livelier. Upper mids and lower highs? Well, not as much. The 4.Ai is less veiled though.
post #23 of 25
Hi there, cutting into this conversation!

I'm looking for a comfortable pair of IEM's, with a warm rich sound... but not overwhelming with bass, unless the music calls for it.
Would the 4ai do the trick, or do you have another recommendation?

Thank you!
^ Rob
post #24 of 25

ive thought about the 4ai but everything ive read with my sound signature i like found the 4ai seem flat to the boring side. i find the w4r to be excellent esp in its price range.

post #25 of 25
Hmmm, but the wood though... haha
Anyone selling the IEM 5.0 for 400 bucks? haha

Any other recommendations?
Thank you
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