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post #46 of 91
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Thanks Victor! I'll probably be ordering both the SE535 and W4R from headroom today or tomorrow. I'll keep whichever I like better and I'll post my thoughts.

post #47 of 91
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Originally Posted by kzhlin View Post

If I use my momentums or IEMs on my computer (MacBook Pro), will I need to use an amp?

I'm using Audioengine D1 on my MBP and definitely can hear improvement compared to plugged-in direct from the headphone out.

With Se535 direct from MBP headphone out, the sound is noisier.

With Momentum, it's not as noisier as the 535, but the SQ improvement is very much noticeable.

post #48 of 91
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Have any of you guys had problems with a "veiled" sound coming from the W4R's? I was about to order when I saw a thread complaining that the sound from the W4R's sound muffled and veiled...
post #49 of 91

the W4R is definitely more tips sensitive than most other IEM. Yes there is a slight so called "veil" but that can improved with large bore sized tips

post #50 of 91
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Originally Posted by kookoo View Post

the W4R is definitely more tips sensitive than most other IEM. Yes there is a slight so called "veil" but that can improved with large bore sized tips

It doesn't matter.  The supplied "star" tips and comply tips are already large bore.

post #51 of 91
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It doesn't matter.  The supplied "star" tips and comply tips are already large bore.


True there's that too.

I don't actually have the star tips that's why it was phrased that way

post #52 of 91

The Shure 535 aren't that good. I've thried them alongside the IE80, Westone 4 and my Brainwavz B2. I honestly thought that those were all better. 

post #53 of 91
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Originally Posted by lin0003 View Post

The Shure 535 aren't that good. I've thried them alongside the IE80, Westone 4 and my Brainwavz B2. I honestly thought that those were all better. 

Any opinions on those? Which are good for classical and pop?
post #54 of 91

It was quite a while ago when I demoed all of those, but the Brainwavz B2 are pretty good for pop. I don't really listen to classical. 

post #55 of 91

This is a rather interesting review:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/660549/se535-star-tips-versus-w3-w4-ue900-um3x

post #56 of 91
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

No they're not IMO. Sold my SE535s, but still have my Momentums. A great pair of IEMs to try would be the Westone 4s (my current favourites in the category).

Exactly my in ear and on ear combo. Compliment each other very well. Highly recommend.
post #57 of 91
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Just placed the order at headphone.com. Would anyone happen to have any coupon codes for headroom?

post #58 of 91
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Originally Posted by Sinth View Post


Exactly my in ear and on ear combo. Compliment each other very well. Highly recommend.

I am thinking about doing the Momentum and W4R combo too. But since it seems like audio is very subjective, I am going to listen to both the 535 and 4R extensively first! 

 

Thanks! I'll probably be posting some updates after I get these 2 IEM's in the mail.

post #59 of 91
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Got the 535 and the 4R in the mail and I listened to about 30 minutes of classical music on both.

 

First Impressions:

 

1. Ergonomics: The 535's definitely feel more comfortable in the ear. One of the foam tips on the 4R didn't even compress--after I compressed it, it would "inflate" itself almost instantly. Changed it with another one of the same tips included and I still have the same problem. However, for the tip on the 4R that actually works, it feels pretty nice.

 

2. Sound: After about 30 minutes of 320 kbps classical (orchestral) music, I could tell that the 4R is sort of laid back and the 535 has more punch to it. Some people were talking about a veiled sound from the 4R, and I noticed that the 4R sounds like everything is far away (very spacious and gentle), while the 535 makes everything sound closer and more personal. But the 4R seems to have a bit more detail and cleaner sounding than the 535 at times.

 

Sorry. I'm still a newbie at audio things so I'm not sure about lots of things. But for now, I'm leaning more towards the 535. Any thoughts?

post #60 of 91
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Originally Posted by kzhlin View Post

Got the 535 and the 4R in the mail and I listened to about 30 minutes of classical music on both.

 

First Impressions:

 

1. Ergonomics: The 535's definitely feel more comfortable in the ear. One of the foam tips on the 4R didn't even compress--after I compressed it, it would "inflate" itself almost instantly. Changed it with another one of the same tips included and I still have the same problem. However, for the tip on the 4R that actually works, it feels pretty nice.

 

2. Sound: After about 30 minutes of 320 kbps classical (orchestral) music, I could tell that the 4R is sort of laid back and the 535 has more punch to it. Some people were talking about a veiled sound from the 4R, and I noticed that the 4R sounds like everything is far away (very spacious and gentle), while the 535 makes everything sound closer and more personal. But the 4R seems to have a bit more detail and cleaner sounding than the 535 at times.

 

Sorry. I'm still a newbie at audio things so I'm not sure about lots of things. But for now, I'm leaning more towards the 535. Any thoughts?

No matter what we say, what you like is the best. And I find SE535 to be very comfortable too. Even more than a custom iem.

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