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post #16 of 62

The awesome folks of Goldenears have just posted the measurements for the UM30 Pro. Data are a pinch different than those measured by GE on the UM3x. Whether the difference is audible or not is another story though.

 

http://en.goldenears.net/28904

post #17 of 62

MODERATOR:

 

What happened to the other thread on UMPro 30?  I just posted some review comments last night following a very nicely laid out review from another member from a few weeks ago and the whole thread is gone today?????????

 

Usually you transfer posts if you are trying to consolidate???


Edited by Spyro - 1/23/14 at 3:25pm
post #18 of 62
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MODERATOR:

 

What happened to the other thread on UMPro 30?  I just posted some review comments last night following a very nicely laid out review from another member from a few weeks ago and the whole thread is gone today?????????

 

Usually you transfer posts if you are trying to consolidate???

 

Do you mean this thread http://www.head-fi.org/t/697936/review-westone-um-pro30-refreshed-um3x#post_10196336

post #19 of 62
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post
 

 

Do you mean this thread http://www.head-fi.org/t/697936/review-westone-um-pro30-refreshed-um3x#post_10196336

 

How did it get over there?  I have never even visited that thread.

 

But thanks for solving the mystery.

post #20 of 62

All of this is getting trickier and trickier as the ceiling for "high-end" IEMs keeps getting higher and higher.  I love the W4R but as been mentioned many times, it is "best in class" at nothing (except midrange) but also does nothing wrong.  Very proper, balanced and neutral with great clarity.  Throw in the decent (but not slammin') bass and it can be an IEM that one tires of or just finds not exciting after a while.

 

After several days with Pro 30, I would say it IS "best in class" in midrange, decay, bass and instrument separation.  This coming from a guy that owned JH13 and JH16.

 

It is NOT laid back.  If you like to really "get into" the intracacies of your music analyzing everything and getting an emotional charge....look no further....Pro 30 is exceptional in that regard.

 

I will add that even at 56 ohms it will blow your head off.  I prefer it straight out of my Ipod 160G Classic versus using the Ibasso T3 analog amp (which makes it almost too thick and punchy).  Yes, I prefer UNAMPED versus amped (at least out of my Ipod Classic)

 

UM3X/Pro30 definitely one of the greatest engineered IEM's Westone has made.  A logical and HUGE upgrade if you liked the UM2.


Edited by Spyro - 1/26/14 at 5:01pm
post #21 of 62
Is the um30 good for just listening to all kinds of music-or more for musicians that want a good monitor?
post #22 of 62

It probably leans more towards being a good monitor.  If you can spend a little more W40 is superior.  It combines all the great attributes of Pro30, W3 and W4.

post #23 of 62
Thanks-so the um30 more a monitor for musicians-but the um40 more for general listening recorded music?
post #24 of 62
Between the um30pro and um50pro..which one has a better clarity on the mids? I heard um50pro is too bassy...is that mean um30pro is a better choice for clarity? Tx.
post #25 of 62

bcanvasser....yes the W40 kills the Pro30 for general listening.

 

Forget the UM50.    W40 (and W4) has the best midrange I have ever heard period...and I have owned SE535.

 

What the W-series will give you over the UM-series  (dollars per dollar...level per level) is better CLARITY and a LARGER SOUNDSTAGE.

 

It's a no-bainer.  Unless you are a musician, stay away from UM-series when there is better product available for the same price.

 

I am picky as hell and am floored by the W40.  Only has one mild fault which is probably more of a preference thing.

post #26 of 62
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bcanvasser....yes the W40 kills the Pro30 for general listening.

 

Forget the UM50.    W40 (and W4) has the best midrange I have ever heard period...and I have owned SE535.

 

What the W-series will give you over the UM-series  (dollars per dollar...level per level) is better CLARITY and a LARGER SOUNDSTAGE.

 

It's a no-bainer.  Unless you are a musician, stay away from UM-series when there is better product available for the same price.

 

I am picky as hell and am floored by the W40.  Only has one mild fault which is probably more of a preference thing.

 

Shall I call this W-series bias? ;)

 

I will pick the UM 50/30 over the W40 any day for vocal performance.

post #27 of 62

?????

 

Nothing to do with bias.  Go ahead, call and talk to someone at Westone.

 

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UM-series is more musicians monitoring themselves with a predominant emphasis on (vocals or drums usually).  Music may sound very well through that set-up.

 

I'm just saying as a "listener"....the W-series will beat the UM-series like a red-headed stepchild.

post #28 of 62
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?????

Nothing to do with bias.  Go ahead, call and talk to someone at Westone.

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UM-series is more musicians monitoring themselves with a predominant emphasis on (vocals or drums usually).  Music may sound very well through that set-up.

I'm just saying as a "listener"....the W-series will beat the UM-series like a red-headed stepchild.

I don't know why you are trying so hard to prove your point (not limited to this thread) and even resort to bashing the UM series.
post #29 of 62
Thanks
I see some w4 on line for about 300.
Not the w4r
post #30 of 62

No intention to bash the UM-series.  Sorry coming across that way.  This is a generalization but for most people the more "open" and larger soundstage of the W-series makes for a more pleasurable listen.

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