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Best earphones with removable cable?

post #1 of 24
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So I'm tired of my earphones breaking and decides that I want to buy a removable one, but don't know which one is worth it.

 

I did some research on the Westone UM3X, Ultimate Ears 900 and Shure SE535 but I really don't know which one is worth the money and which one's the best. I like to listen to EDM songs and sometimes indie rock songs. I use iPhone to listen to songs actually, if it makes any difference. Which one of the earphones suits me? Are there any more earphones I should look out for?

 

Thanks in advance!


Edited by FakePlastik - 9/23/13 at 9:23am
post #2 of 24

Shure SE535 is overpriced. UE900 is very good. Haven't heard the UM3X but the Westone 4 is amazing as well.

post #3 of 24

I second the W4R, as it is pretty easy to get custom cables and go balance with it later.

post #4 of 24
I would get the um3x instead of the w4r because the um3x is easier to drive
post #5 of 24
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Originally Posted by angelo898 View Post

I would get the um3x instead of the w4r because the um3x is easier to drive

 

um3x easier to drive, small soundstage. w4r slightly harder to drive but larger soundstage

post #6 of 24
I personally they feel much more boring unamped though
post #7 of 24
I think Heir 4.ai is the best. My early iem is w4r. smily_headphones1.gif
post #8 of 24

No, the 4.Ai has phasing and other issues.

 

http://rinchoi.blogspot.com/2012/10/heir-audio-4ai.html

post #9 of 24
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I personally they feel much more boring unamped though

Which one the um3x or w4r?
post #10 of 24
The fischer amps fa 4e are the best for the price i had the 535 and the um3x and there is no colour, other users reported the same with the ue900 and the w4 against the amps

They fit great that music genres
Edited by Kurdt-bada - 9/23/13 at 2:21pm
post #11 of 24

535 is overpriced but has great mids

UM3X is great for speed and bass texture, but tiny soundstage and fogged especially in mids.

Westone 4 is great but flat, if you find it under $450 it is great for value. But it is to my mind a little bit "out of date"

 

Heir 4ai is critized by Rinchoi but his defects are theorics, your only judge is your ears.

 

The EarSonics SM64 is cool too, great bass, soundstage as good as this from Westone 4, but sound is thicker with less treble aggressivity.

post #12 of 24

I would prefer the UM3X over the W4R. I find it brighter and shines more on the vocals. This is a personal preference though. 

 

One thing, you didn't really state your budget. If you are budget-less, I would recommend the FitEar TG!334 :)

post #13 of 24
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Originally Posted by Mooses9 View Post


Which one the um3x or w4r?

 

w4r is boring without amping.

post #14 of 24

If its an iphone 3gs,4 or 4s, it should be able to drive the westone 4`s, the iphone 5 has pretty poor power output howver so i would recommend the um3x`s in that circumstance.

post #15 of 24

W4R is working on iPhone/iPod, as well as UM3X, I tried both of them. No one of these IEMs needs an amp, but all of them work even better with an amp it's everytime like that :L3000:

 

UM3X is better on voices, much warmer than the W4R, which are more polyvalent and transparent. If you like EDM and indie rock, which are very different music style, I would recommand you W4R and perhaps SM64 because of his warm vocals and smooth bass rythmic. What is exactly your spending limit ?

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