indeed, it sounds similar to my um3x but with better highs and mids as mentioned by majedelamine. somehow a little more impact on the lows.
they dont sound as forward and very easy to listen comparatively.
The UM Pro 30 is a very good iem.
However, both won't give you the initial wow factor like what many other iems could. In any shootout, I would expect the UM Pro 30 to come out last.
However, in a prolonged listening session, the UM Pro 30 will emerge as one of the very best (regardless of price).
? How do you figure? One persons wow factor can be different from anothers. I'd say any wow factor has 100% more to do what type of music you are listening to and at what volume.
By owning it rather than mere audition :)
I used to own the ES5 and I don't remember them to sound the same.
The overall sound is similar though.
What are you talking about? Both? Both what? Both earpieces? and the the bolded part....again without a reference point....completely worthless information. That could be the biggest generalization that has even been generalized on HF. Helps absolutely no one.
Perhaps re-read what you type before hitting "send."
I guess you gotta keep in mind that the UM-series is designed for stage monitoring not pleasure listening. Not sure how you could say the design is worse? How? I find the Pro30 over the ear cable sheathing the best system in the world. Old series hard vinyl memory plastic was very annoying. Other than that everything is basically the same.