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post #571 of 2059

That is what I thought too.

 

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Originally Posted by mkps2 View Post
 

 

i m going to have to say this again but the um pro 50 sounded nothing like the es5. :/ 

the bass on umpro50 is all over the place .. its really weird

post #572 of 2059
Danz03: You heard the same? Bass was all over the place?
 
I felt that the UM Pro 30 sounded slightly better than the UM Pro 50 actually

Edited by mkps2 - 5/20/14 at 5:58am
post #573 of 2059
I actually thought the UM Pro 30 sound much better than the Pro 50, I've loved that sound signature ever since I got my UM3x years ago. So wanted to get the Pro 50 until I demoed them, the bass was too overpowering but lack sub bass. The overall sound has no clarity nor details too me.
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post #574 of 2059
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Originally Posted by Danz03 View Post

I actually thought the UM Pro 30 sound much better than the Pro 50, I've loved that sound signature ever since I got my UM3x years ago. So wanted to get the Pro 50 until I demoed them, the bass was too overpowering but lack sub bass. The overall sound has no clarity nor details too me.
It did not sound overly bassy to me. It wasn't so much the balance but the overall tone it presents. Not particularly natural sounding.
post #575 of 2059

Please help, W50 or UM 50 Pro?

I am using iBasso DX50, most of my music are WAV format.

I am currently using um3x and want to upgrade it to W50 or UM 50 Pro.

1. Do I need to get an AMP for W50 or UM50pro?
2. What are the difference between them? 

Thanks for helping^^!

post #576 of 2059
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by piggypinggy View Post

Please help, W50 or UM 50 Pro?
I am using iBasso DX50, most of my music are WAV format.
I am currently using um3x and want to upgrade it to W50 or UM 50 Pro.
1. Do I need to get an AMP for W50 or UM50pro?

2. What are the difference between them? 
Thanks for helping^^!
I tried the UM50 with DX50 direct feed from HO. IMO, the sound churning out wasn't impressive. To me it was filled with over bloated bass, lacking in clarity and instrument separation opposed to um3x. Vocals wise will be on par with W4R or slightly better. Soundstage seem to be slightly better than 4R as well.
Probably the unit I was listening to wasn't burnt in or I should have paired it with an amp.
post #577 of 2059
"Probably the unit I was listening to wasn't burnt in or I should have paired it with an amp".[/quote]

What's worse than getting an earphone that doesn't sound right, is spending even more money on an amp/DAC/cable in hope of getting it to sound right.
post #578 of 2059
The first time I demoed the Pro 50 I thought the same too, but when I demoed them a second time at a shop I know well, I was told they have been burnt in for over 200 hours and they sounded just the same, muddy bass with no clarity.
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Probably the unit I was listening to wasn't burnt in or I should have paired it with an amp.
post #579 of 2059
Thread Starter 
Lol. Then kudos to the UM50! smily_headphones1.gif
post #580 of 2059
The question is : why did Westone release the Pro 50? My old UM2 which I got back in 2008 still sound better than them. Have the CEO or design team not heard how they sounded before they released it? It's ruining their reputation, for me at least, I'd think twice before buying any Westone products again.
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Originally Posted by xaddictionx View Post

Lol. Then kudos to the UM50! smily_headphones1.gif
post #581 of 2059
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Danz03 View Post

The question is : why did Westone release the Pro 50? My old UM2 which I got back in 2008 still sound better than them. Have the CEO or design team not heard how they sounded before they released it? It's ruining their reputation, for me at least, I'd think twice before buying any Westone products again.
IMO, the lastest UM range was a letdown, at least to me too. Hopefully the new W50 and W60 will pull it back. I'll still stand by their UM3X and W4R. Both are really good and a complement to each other.
post #582 of 2059
That I agree totally, but as I've mentioned in my earlier posts, the UM3x/RC drivers kept dying on me, not sure if I should invest more on the new Pro 30 even though I know I'll love how they sound.
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I'll still stand by their UM3X and W4R. Both are really good and a complement to each other.
post #583 of 2059

I just went to the shop and demoed a lot of the new UM and W series.

 

I may be biased but I really don't like the SQ of the UM Pro 50, they have similar sound signature to UM Pro 30 but with bloated low mid, in the 250-500 Hz region, which cause the muddiness, whereas the W50 have more sub bass/bass but not such bloated low mid which I liked more. I still prefer the UM Pro 30 sound signature so I got one, and also the W60, which I really liked, a bit like the Pro 50 but with a lot more details and clarity, not unlike the AKR03.

 

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Originally Posted by piggypinggy View Post
 

Please help, W50 or UM 50 Pro?

I am currently using um3x and want to upgrade it to W50 or UM 50 Pro.

What are the difference between them? 

post #584 of 2059

^ What can you say about Westone W40?

post #585 of 2059

Sorry I didn't try them because I have Westone 4 and 4r already. :(

 

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^ What can you say about Westone W40?

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