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post #211 of 1121
Has anybody heard any more news on the W30 yet? I've been waiting for it ever since I heard that the new Ws were retuned, just praying they fixed the bass because the W3 would be my perfect earphone short of the UERM if it was deeper and less boomy...
post #212 of 1121

It is coming soon!

post #213 of 1121
Are you saying this based on the gajillion press releases placing it alongside other models, or did you hear about this somewhere else?
post #214 of 1121
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Originally Posted by Spyro View Post
 

It really has nothing to do with the price of the item.  I'm not saying twister6 did anything to his W40 and I'm not referring to him, but I would say...generally...people are lazy and don't really take good care of their stuff after the first few days.  Misuse and abuse is common and the IEM company needs to be smart and prudent about how they handle "problems."


 Got the replacement faceplate pair last week, they actually sent me L/R pair instead of one piece.  LIke I said, excellent support.  Doesn't matter what is the price of the product.

 

Regarding what happened with mine, since I really baby all of my headphones.  The faceplate is not a snap on but has a hex screw to hold it in, and you have to apply just the right amount of force when tightening it.  The crack started next to the screw, so that explains it.

post #215 of 1121
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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post

Are you saying this based on the gajillion press releases placing it alongside other models, or did you hear about this somewhere else?

 

He really does know what he's talking about ;) http://noydcom.com/client.php

post #216 of 1121
Ah cool, wouldn't have guessed...shouldn't he have MoT status?
post #217 of 1121

Got my W40 yesterday from Earphonesoultions. I am using N5 as my source and I can say the W40 sounds amazing compared to my UE900. The bass is a lot better, the W40 has the thump I was looking for and the vocals are very clear. The fit is amazing and the isolation is quite good. 

 

I am not a fan of the stock wire, I have a FiiO cable but haven't used it so far want to use the stock and then see the improvement with the FiiO cable. 

 

The protective case Westone provides is very sturdy, however it can be a pain to put the headphones in the case or maybe I am just doing it wrong. Instead I am using the UE900 case to keep me W40 protected. 

post #218 of 1121

Glad to hear you love the W40s.

 

Try winding the earphones and cables before putting them in the case. might be easier for you.

post #219 of 1121

I had a dream about the W30 last night... :ph34r:

post #220 of 1121

will you going to get w30 soon? i am still thinking w30 or noble 3

post #221 of 1121
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Originally Posted by Inear View Post
 

Got my W40 yesterday from Earphonesoultions. I am using N5 as my source and I can say the W40 sounds amazing compared to my UE900. The bass is a lot better, the W40 has the thump I was looking for and the vocals are very clear. The fit is amazing and the isolation is quite good. 

 

I am not a fan of the stock wire, I have a FiiO cable but haven't used it so far want to use the stock and then see the improvement with the FiiO cable. 

 

The protective case Westone provides is very sturdy, however it can be a pain to put the headphones in the case or maybe I am just doing it wrong. Instead I am using the UE900 case to keep me W40 protected. 

 

Agree on every count.  W40 blows UE900 out of the water, especially when it comes to bass (that mid-bass punch, something ATH-IM03 missing as well).  Stock wires are good, but use them a little longer - you will appreciate FiiO RC-SE1 replacement cable a lot more.  The same with case, I mentioned it before and posted some pictures in this thread.  Westone Vault is as tough as Pelican cases (makes me wonder if it was actually designed/manufactured by Pelican?), and it's great when traveling.  For everyday basic use, any 3" round or square case will work.

 

One suggestion, at least it worked for me, use a red faceplate on a Right earpiece - will make it easier to id it ;)

post #222 of 1121
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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post
 

I had a dream about the W30 last night... :ph34r:

 

Hey, 

 

I'm brand new here, so forgive me if I'm missing something...

 

I've been rather interested in the W30 too. Have you seen that it's on Westone site now, and 'in stock' on their online store? 

http://www.westoneaudio.com/index.php/products/w-series/westone-w30.html

http://www.westone.com/store/index.php/westone-w30-earphone.html

 

So keen to see a comparison of these to the W40!

post #223 of 1121
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Originally Posted by twister6 View Post
 

 

Agree on every count.  W40 blows UE900 out of the water, especially when it comes to bass (that mid-bass punch, something ATH-IM03 missing as well).  Stock wires are good, but use them a little longer - you will appreciate FiiO RC-SE1 replacement cable a lot more.  The same with case, I mentioned it before and posted some pictures in this thread.  Westone Vault is as tough as Pelican cases (makes me wonder if it was actually designed/manufactured by Pelican?), and it's great when traveling.  For everyday basic use, any 3" round or square case will work.

 

One suggestion, at least it worked for me, use a red faceplate on a Right earpiece - will make it easier to id it ;)

 

I plan on using the stock wire until Friday and then use my FiiO cable. I am probabaly going use my UE900 case for everday and when I am on the road or anything use the case that Westone provided which is very well built.

post #224 of 1121
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Originally Posted by Inear View Post
 

 

I plan on using the stock wire until Friday and then use my FiiO cable. I am probabaly going use my UE900 case for everday and when I am on the road or anything use the case that Westone provided which is very well built.

 

Once you switch to FiiO cable, which btw looks like this (using red faceplate for Right side ;)):

 

 

you will realize that UE900 storage box going to be too tight because RC-SE1 connector is bigger, and cable is thicker and more springy.

 

 

Get any $5 hard shell round zipper case from amazon or ebay (those 3" in diameter) and it will work great for traveling or everyday use.  With a mesh pocket inside, I typically wrap the wire (the usual 3-finger wrap) and stuff the wire and connector inside of the mesh pocket, while W40 headphones are on outside so they are well protected from rubbing against wires or connector.  W40 gets VIP treatment ;)

 


Edited by twister6 - 3/26/14 at 9:30am
post #225 of 1121
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Originally Posted by kelske View Post
 

 

Hey, 

 

I'm brand new here, so forgive me if I'm missing something...

 

I've been rather interested in the W30 too. Have you seen that it's on Westone site now, and 'in stock' on their online store? 

http://www.westoneaudio.com/index.php/products/w-series/westone-w30.html

http://www.westone.com/store/index.php/westone-w30-earphone.html

 

So keen to see a comparison of these to the W40!

 

That is awesome news!!!  Can't wait to test it out, if I get a chance, to compare to W40.  If I learned anything from a recent test/comparison of ATH-IM02 and ATH-IM03, 2-driver vs 3-driver BA design could mean a completely different sound signature.  With 4-driver vs 3-driver on W30, there could be a similar surprise :)


Edited by twister6 - 3/26/14 at 9:27am
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