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post #211 of 583
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Originally Posted by DrSheep View Post

Head over to the Westone tread for the W50 review smily_headphones1.gif.

Which specific Westone thread?
post #212 of 583
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Originally Posted by spook76 View Post


Which specific Westone thread?

****... it was somewhere within this thread.

 

p.s. I might have remembered it wrong, and it could have been for the UM Pro 50 and not the W50. 


Edited by DrSheep - 4/25/14 at 10:27pm
post #213 of 583

BTW, I just got some Moon Audio Silver Dragon V1 cable and adapters with both single end and 4 pin XLR for the test too.

post #214 of 583

I'm thinking about buying one of upcoming Westone models, my most favorite eartips are Shure olives and I just want to ask, do they fit alright on new Westones?

Also does Fiio and UE MMCX cable fit Westones?

 

Thanks


Edited by Bina - 4/26/14 at 2:30am
post #215 of 583
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Originally Posted by Bina View Post

I'm thinking about buying one of upcoming Westone models, my most favorite eartips are Shure olives and I just want to ask, do they fit alright on new Westones?
Also does Fiio and UE MMCX cable fit Westones?

Thanks

Yes and yes. Westone, Shure and UE all use the MMCX connector now and all three have 2.5mm nozzles so any eartips or cables can be used on all three.
post #216 of 583

Which is why I ordered the cable, so I can use it with my UE900 too.

post #217 of 583
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Originally Posted by spook76 View Post


Yes and yes. Westone, Shure and UE all use the MMCX connector now and all three have 2.5mm nozzles so any eartips or cables can be used on all three.

When I was considering UE900, I noticed it had a different Comply fit to the Westones  (T200 rather than T100)

Is that with both same nozzle?

post #218 of 583
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Originally Posted by AndrewH13 View Post

When I was considering UE900, I noticed it had a different Comply fit to the Westones  (T200 rather than T100)
Is that with both same nozzle?

I stand corrected. While all three share the MMCX connector only Shure and Westone have compatable eartips.
post #219 of 583
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Originally Posted by spook76 View Post


I stand corrected. While all three share the MMCX connector only Shure and Westone have compatable eartips.

Also, the connector on Shure cables (and aftermarket cables designed for Shure) are too thick to fit on Westone earphones. I couldn't get my Shure cables to fit on my Westone ADV Alpha, and looking at pictures of the W Series the shape at the connector area is similar so they probably won't fit on those either, although maybe someone who owns a pair should confirm for sure.

post #220 of 583
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Originally Posted by alexm23 View Post

Also, the connector on Shure cables (and aftermarket cables designed for Shure) are too thick to fit on Westone earphones. I couldn't get my Shure cables to fit on my Westone ADV Alpha, and looking at pictures of the W Series the shape at the connector area is similar so they probably won't fit on those either, although maybe someone who owns a pair should confirm for sure.

I had no problems connecting my aftermarket cables with the MMCX to the SE535, SE846 and W40.
post #221 of 583
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Originally Posted by spook76 View Post

I had no problems connecting my aftermarket cables with the MMCX to the SE535, SE846 and W40.

I bought W40s as best of models I could demo. Was unable to listen to Shures and was a bit concerned anyway having read about a ressessed treble and I like crisp symballs and drums. But I might be way off here taking in a few peoples comments. How would you describe differences between W series and the Shures. I'm Predominately playing classic rock and Prog (Yes, Rush) at moment.
post #222 of 583
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Originally Posted by AndrewH13 View Post

I bought W40s as best of models I could demo. Was unable to listen to Shures and was a bit concerned anyway having read about a ressessed treble and I like crisp symballs and drums. But I might be way off here taking in a few peoples comments. How would you describe differences between W series and the Shures. I'm Predominately playing classic rock and Prog (Yes, Rush) at moment.

The Shure-Westone debate here on Head-Fi is like Coke vs Pepsi. You will find people passionate on both sides.

I owned both the W4r and the 535 and now the 846. I sold the W4r. While I found the Westone had great treble and more reference sounding, to me it was analytical and cold and the 535 was far more musical and involving.

I am, as my profile would indicate, a huge prog rock fan everything from YES, ELP and Genesis to Porcupine Tree, Transatlantic and Opeth. I think the Shures are great for prog rock.

My suggestion is if you can demo both do so there is no better judge than your own ears.
post #223 of 583
One post script. The Shure's whether the 535 or 846 are known for their lush slightly forward midrange. I will state, I used to love Rush, saw them in concert on both Hemispheres and Moving Pictures tours but I did find that pushing Geddy Lee's voice forward caused me to stop listening to Rush. I could not stand his counter tenor voice.

In my humble opinion, Rush needs to be listened to with a V signature headphone/IEM so that their incredible musicianship shines over Geddy's voice.
Edited by spook76 - 4/26/14 at 2:31pm
post #224 of 583

spook76 is spot on about Shure vs. Westone, and the only reason that I still don't have a pair of Shure (535LTD or 846) is that I just don't like how they handle their accessories, which seems a bit ghetto and not as refined compare to Westone and the others.

post #225 of 583
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Originally Posted by spook76 View Post

One post script. The Shure's whether the 535 or 846 are known for their lush slightly forward midrange. I will state, I used to love Rush, saw them in concert on both Hemispheres and Moving Pictures tours but I did find that pushing Geddy Lee's voice forward caused me to stop listening to Rush. I could not stand his counter tenor voice.

In my humble opinion, Rush needs to be listened to with a V signature headphone/IEM so that their incredible musicianship shines over Geddy's voice.

 

I found their 90s albums very thin and poor sounding. But listening again even on hires, although not great recordings, I am enjoying them more, especially on my B&W P7s. Late 70s were best for me, add in Permanent Waves and Farewell To Kings to my favourite, Hemispheres. And their really old stuff like Working Man and 2112.

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