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Dear nonpro audiophiles, need your help to choose armature.

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I decide to buy armature for my ipod 4g.

I own Brainwavz M2, but sound is very deep and highs are not clear too.(I dont know how to describe it).

Meanwhile, Senheiser IE 4 sounds better: cleaner and closer, but only at Huawei (smartphone). On ipod it sounds a bit better that M2.

I chose between Westone 3(299$) and XBA-3(135$).

When I ask at another one forum they adviced me to buy UE900(350-400$) or UM3X(~ same as UE).

I dont really want to listen separated instruments. I just want clear, soft, warm, live (dynamic) sound with normal bass(It's important)

My taste in music is very versatile, from classical and pop to punk rock, alt and drumNbass.

Budget is 400$ maximum. It is desirable to spend less.

I hope for you.


Edited by fMvollie - 3/25/13 at 1:38am
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First off - http://www.head-fi.org/t/596233/buying-portable-or-in-ear-headphones-seeking-guidance-dont-start-a-new-thread-ask-for-advice-here

http://www.head-fi.org/t/478568/multi-iem-review-276-iems-compared-sennheiser-cx980-ie7-added-03-23-13-p-655#post_6492044

 
Between the four, would not go for the UM3X if you don't want complete and utter separation. The UE900 has similar levels of proficiency on that front (although the presentation is more focused) but the tonality is quite a bit cooler. Definitely dynamic, but not at all soft. The W3s are DEFINITELY cool in tonality and not all warm or soft. Even the XBA-3s seem to dissect stuff a fair bit more than most. If you're open to any other BA units the W4s (in this case - not the clearest, but definitely soft and warm, focused presentation, good all-rounder) or the BA200s would be worth a look.
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Shure SE425 maybe.
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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post

First off - http://www.head-fi.org/t/596233/buying-portable-or-in-ear-headphones-seeking-guidance-dont-start-a-new-thread-ask-for-advice-here

http://www.head-fi.org/t/478568/multi-iem-review-276-iems-compared-sennheiser-cx980-ie7-added-03-23-13-p-655#post_6492044

 
Between the four, would not go for the UM3X if you don't want complete and utter separation. The UE900 has similar levels of proficiency on that front (although the presentation is more focused) but the tonality is quite a bit cooler. Definitely dynamic, but not at all soft. The W3s are DEFINITELY cool in tonality and not all warm or soft. Even the XBA-3s seem to dissect stuff a fair bit more than most. If you're open to any other BA units the W4s (in this case - not the clearest, but definitely soft and warm, focused presentation, good all-rounder) or the BA200s would be worth a look.


Thanks a lot.

Today I listened a Sony NWZ-A806 with eQu and I loved this sound feed(sorry, for incorrect eng). I used my M2.

The sound with Ipod is dry compared to Sony. Could it change your advice?

Will W4 play with NWZ-A806 so bright as my M2 or I should change dap? I got only ~ 200$ for it.

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Thanks a lot.

Today I listened a Sony NWZ-A806 with eQu and I loved this sound feed(sorry, for incorrect eng). I used my M2.

The sound with Ipod is dry compared to Sony. Could it change your advice?

Will W4 play with NWZ-A806 so bright as my M2 or I should change dap? I got only ~ 200$ for it.

Have not heard that DAP, but the W4s should remain relatively laid-back in the treble on most players unless the output impedance is extraordinarily high. In fact one of the most common complaints regarding the W4 is how the treble could be a bit more prominent. So would doubt that any player would be able to colour it otherwise to a meaningful degree.

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