So I need a new pair of IEMs and was looking at these 2, but which one would fit my music best. Now point of looking on Westones tests, as they use music I've never heard of.
I listen exclusively to acoustic/soft punk to full blown-ear deafening growl/grind to straight up borderline exorcisms.
I got a pair of W3s that did the job pretty well, but I've forgot them in the washer 3 times now, they still work impressively well, but has a bit static at high volumes and has lost a bit of puff.
I read a few articles here about them and according to Westone; "The UM Pro 50 features the most advanced drivers that we craft right now and are designed to be a great alternative to our ES5 customs". Then why is the W50 100$ more?
Also the build quality on the Pros are bit sketchy?
And as I've understand, the UMs are best for live and the Ws for the "masses" , though I havent found which has the best sound for metal. Which of those has the best bass/low end/vocals?
Sidenote: I am currently using a Samsung S2 as a source, probably not the best I'm sure so if anyone out there knows about a half decent smartphone with a proper sound card that'd be awesome.