Originally Posted by Rollk2
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
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 ?
the W4r wears many faces, and what i found is it ALL comes down to your equipment you are using with the W4r. IF you just plan on using the w4r straight out of a ipod then yes it only shows once face. but the w4r is very very capable.
currently, im using a Ibasso db2 dac/iriver ihp-140/sys-concepts Custom Fiber optic cable/Toxic silver poison Ibasso male to RSA male interconnect/ SR-71B amp/Toxic Silver Poison Westone Cable Balanced/Westone w4r
that setup is fully balanced and the sound is phenomenal, lows are impactful,deep,tight,controlled and punchy (which i didnt think the w4r was capable of that)....mids and highs are crystal clear transparent, highs have no roll off whatsoever VERY crisp and clean, almost sharp but not piercing. soundstage is as wide as a akg k701 the w4r almost feel like a open ear FS headphone. everything is pitch black, soundstage imaging is immaculate.
Vocals with that setup give you the impression that the artist is literally feet away from you, sometimes it feels like they are whispering into your ear. really its just insane lol