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post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by tattari View Post

Thanks a lot Twinqy! . So over the UE900 would be a more suitable im for my needs as far as I understood. But what would u say is better . UE900 or something like the sure Se425/535?

Oh, but as a full disclaimer (I'm not sure you've specified anything in terms of build but I'll say it anyways) - there's been a lot of complaints about build defects and the cable connectors, etc, for the UE900 - I'd take a look at the horror stories on the UE900 thread. I've not had that problem with my pairs even though I had a earlier-on pair, so I can't vouch for that experience, but I think the consensus in this case would warrant one to take the complaints seriously. Just something to think about....

 

I prefer the UE900s myself, but the SE535 is an excellent example in a sound sig that does no wrong - even more so than the W4s in some cases.  The only problem I'd have with it, and might be relevant to your criterias, is that everything is a bit smoothed out in terms of dynamics (there's also a treble roll-off that's pretty significant that also affects this) and the mids are thick in quality. That might not be helpful when you're trying to discern each individual instrument. Heck out of the three, they all do the latter to some extend, the UE900 less so though. The 425 does this less than the SE535, but still is not as clear-cut as the UE900.

 

Actually, I'm just touting off on the UE900 to give as an comparative example next to the W4 to possibly persuade you against them in this circumstance. I can't really think of something clear-cut that would check every field, due to the reported problems surrounding the UE900 nowadays....

post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post

Oh, but as a full disclaimer (I'm not sure you've specified anything in terms of build but I'll say it anyways) - there's been a lot of complaints about build defects and the cable connectors, etc, for the UE900 - I'd take a look at the horror stories on the UE900 thread
Yes I've read a lot of complaints about the cable connectors in Amazon's customers reviews . Thing is I wasn't sure how bad it is . Thought it was just a minor issue , as in its a hassle to connect at first but after that it's fine . Problem is I will buy my stuff online since in my country there are really no place at all to try any good pair of cans or iems , so I would either take the risk . Or look further more into something that would have a similar sound signature . Thanks again , really appreciate your time and help
post #18 of 23
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What I checked so far are the shure 535, westone 4 , gr07 and the IE80 . W4 people say it's a bit in the none exciting side and less fun . The gr07 has a harsh treble for some and overall sound quality are less than the others know the list. IE80 is mostly a bass powerhouse . And the shure 535 is smooth and has the treble roll off thing , which lots of people say it got fixed on the LTD version of it .Overall I think whatever of those i pick in will be happy since my current iem is really bad compared to those . So I'd rather go with something risk free in terms of durability/life cycle . Again thank you for your help
post #19 of 23

Heck, if you can find them - the PFE232 would make a great alternative. Discontinued, but that means you might find them on the cheap even easier.

post #20 of 23
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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post

Heck, if you can find them - the PFE232 would make a great alternative. Discontinued, but that means you might find them on the cheap even easier.
Earphone solutions have them for 411.75 after the discount . Is it really worth it at that ?
post #21 of 23

Well, considering the previous price it's a steal.

 

Great clarity, bass hits hard (it's a v-shape, with plenty of sparkle, on paper that'd sound like an exaggerated UE900 but it's slightly different), good separation, the FR presentation makes things more discernible like how the UE900 does it (although it's less holographic and more of the conventional blob). Tonally, they both don't have the timbre of the W4, they're a bit "off" in different ways. (Actually, tonally would be a poor choice of words).

 

I've also completely forgotten to mention the UM3X, which is very W4-ish but with a bit more bass body spread throughout and not just focused on the midbass, and a distinctly layered presentation.

post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post

Well, considering the previous price it's a steal.

Great clarity, bass hits hard (it's a v-shape, with plenty of sparkle, on paper that'd sound like an exaggerated UE900 but it's slightly different), good separation, the FR presentation makes things more discernible like how the UE900 does it (although it's less holographic and more of the conventional blob). Tonally, they both don't have the timbre of the W4, they're a bit "off" in different ways. (Actually, tonally would be a poor choice of words).

I've also completely forgotten to mention the UM3X, which is very W4-ish but with a bit more bass body spread throughout and not just focused on the midbass, and a distinctly layered presentation.
What about the ie80 since at amazon they are at 290$ atm which is a steal tbh . And again thanks a lot for the help
post #23 of 23

Personally, I'm not a fan, so might want to ask someone more favourable on that particular set. 

 

It's a wide and deep presentation, but separation isn't very clear cut.

It's also a very bass-galore sort of IEM.

One good thing I can say about it is that the build doesn't feel to be too bad, although I've not had them long-term to say much about longevity, only for a week-long borrow and a couple other instances of demoing, so do take those experiences with a grain of salt, in comparison to the UE900/W4 which I've actually had for a far more extended period.

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