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Upgrade suggestion for westone um2

post #1 of 6
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Hey Guys,

 

I've been using Westone UM2 from past 2 years. One fine day, they got washed with my pants and my left bud is not working. So, I am looking to buy a new pair of earphones, which I am looking for suggestions.

 

I am not an audiophile, but I listen to music a lot with my Galaxy SIII (mostly flac or 320kbps).I listen to Indian filmy music ( which will be a mix of genres.....so couldnt really classify the type of music but will be close to classical).

 

I owned brainwavz m2 before (that i gave it to my sis later), which had a narrow soundstage and the detail was lacking at times. As I upgraded to westome um2 and found them better in terms of soundstage and detail. However, some instruments in background were non-existent with um2 that were present with brainwavz, the music was very dull without life and made me feel brainwavz were better compared to westone um2. Adding to that, fatigue increased with um2. I used spend 7-8 hrs a day with brainwavz m2 that dropped to 1-2 hrs now. I thought of upgrading them, but refrained from buying one without trying any piece of earphone. As I stay in India, I never got any such chance in past 1 and half year. Now luckily/unluckily, UM2 got washed off and I like to go back to my old days of enjoying music. Can Someone suggest me good piece of earphones in around $300-500? 

 

I am thinking of Shure SE 535 as I read good reviews about it. However, questions remain.. are they more musical than um2? Design of both SE535 and UM2 are similar. Are these heavy in fatigue like UM2?

 

Thanks in advance,

Pradeep

post #2 of 6
Westone UM PRO 30. I've had the um2's, 3's, 4's, etc. these are similar to the um3x but better highs an lows. Just a great set of iem's.
post #3 of 6
I'm completely torn between upgrading from my Um2's to the pro 30 or the W40.

I listen to guitar player singer songwriter and jazz.

Any guidance?
post #4 of 6

I recommend you take a look at the Westone W40's before springing $500 for the Shure 535's. IMO, much more musical especially for female vocals and classical, my two primary listening types.

post #5 of 6
CK100Pro, Sony EX1000, JVC FX850(bassy but resolving)and RE272(RE600) are highly recommended.
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thanks drewhaj, lofiears & somi for the suggestion!!! Unfortunately, I couldnt follow ur suggestion..... I have ordered an used pair of 535 (costing $290) just before seeing ur reply. Hopefully SE535 stays musical too


Edited by deepoison - 7/2/14 at 10:58am
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