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Westone 4R for 299USD ... - Page 4

post #46 of 135
Product Highlights

TOMORROW, OCTOBER 4
PRICE WILL CHANGE TO $349!

 

Earphone solutions :o. still cheap, but extra

post #47 of 135
Glad I made the purchase. Just wished I'd get them this Saturday. Looks like Monday is delivery day.
post #48 of 135

I cannot agree with you more

post #49 of 135

0_0 glad I made my order this morning LOL

post #50 of 135
They have proven too hard to resist. I just sold a pair here in the fs forum and ordered another new pair.

I am considering having inearz reshell these into ciems.
post #51 of 135
This may be a dumb question, but I've never owened such high end IEMs. How do they compare to the HiFi man RE0s? That's all I really have experience with.
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I actually sold my Westone 4R's 3-4 months ago to try out new headphones. I owned everything from the HIFIMAN HE-500's to the Ultrasone Edition 8's to the Momentums to the Sennheiser HD800's and etc. (check my lengthy list on my profile if ur curious) during that period. What I'm trying to say is that the Westone 4R's are a true gem with unique and detailed mids and a awesome balanced sound you cannot get from any other headphone/IEM. The fullness and control you get from the sound is very impeccable and IMO is worth $500 and a steal at $300. If you decide to sell them and get another headphone after another and another... you'll soon begin to realize all headphones have a unique sound signature and major strengths that you cannot start ranking (accept for regards to technicalities such as imaging). I do agree with you though that the bass is really anemic. But I just love the full/balanced mids and tight and controlled bass the 4R's have, it is awesome for rock/metal music!!

post #53 of 135

And for music for where I REALLY want to feel DA BASS I just listen to a subwoofer to feel the powuh!!! Headphone's can never reproduce powerful music with authority like full sized speakers! :D

And speakers cannot be as portable or intimate as headphones... :)


Edited by leadbythemelody - 10/3/13 at 7:26pm
post #54 of 135
Could some kind soul please post photos of the star tips?
post #55 of 135
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Originally Posted by Zalithian View Post

Expecting more what, more bass? Or more sound quality overall?
post #56 of 135

Thanks to folks on this forum, I saw this deal and jumped on it yesterday. I've never owned IEM's really, so I'm looking forward to giving them a try. I assume there will be some mental break-in time, while I get used to having them in my ears, plus whatever break-in they might need themselves.

 

I'll be using them for travel primarily, either straight through my iPod or amped with my Dragonfly, coming from a Macbook Pro with JRiver Media Center for software.

 

Thanks to everyone who has posted thoughts on these... much appreciated.

 

 

- Joe

post #57 of 135
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Originally Posted by Zalithian View Post

Expecting more what, more bass? Or more sound quality overall?
I was just expecting to be blown away I guess so I may have set the bar too high That being said I still haven't spent much time for serious listening. I know late last night I was warming up to them listening to some pink Floyd 320 kps mp3's. I expected more bass but the plastic tips helped out a lot. I'm gonna try download some Flac files so I will post more of my thoughts soon.
post #58 of 135

Well, it's definitely worth testing all the tips and giving it some time. Some of my favorite all time IEMS sounded pretty bad to me at first. Then again, maybe you just like more bassy earphones. The W4R are not quite neutral, but not bass monsters either. They also aren't typically known as a 'wow' pair. They do everything well but they don't really make you go "omg this is so amazing."


Edited by Zalithian - 10/3/13 at 8:49pm
post #59 of 135
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Originally Posted by swifttal View Post

iems are a bit of a different game in the audio trek. Give them some time, I thought the exact same thing about my Shute e500 when I bought em for $300 a few years ago. Now I can't do without iems, I really like what they have to offer
Yeah i plan on downloading some hi res music and try different tips to see if I can improve bass response even more... the bass is still nice but I'm a bass head so I may never have enoug lol. I love the midrange it's awesome. Very analytical is how I would best describe the sound so far. Clean sound which is good.
post #60 of 135
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Originally Posted by Zalithian View Post

Well, it's definitely worth testing all the tips and giving it some time. Some of my favorite all time IEMS sounded pretty bad to me at first. Then again, maybe you just like more bassy earphones. The W4R are not quite neutral, but not bass monsters either. They also aren't typically known as a 'wow' pair. They do everything well but they don't really make you go "omg this is so amazing."
Yeah i guess I just need to do more listening with different types of music. Ok now I'm going to try and download some Flac files and listen. I'll post my thoughts soon.
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