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Great review. When did you get the SE846? Thats fantastic!
[user=389855]@RedJohn456[/user] : sorry, forgot to mention, it was a loaner from a friend, and it's going back. I'm definitely NOT going to miss it, just not my cup of tea...
Nice review Alex I see you still have an AK dap.
[user=405153]@acain[/user] : still on extended term loan ;) Love that touch interface!!! And great for 2.5mm balanced connection testing ;)
wow, wow, wow||| Many thanks. Seems like UM PRO 50 is the way to go for me ; )
Clearly if you want a funnier sound with a "live" approach, the UMPro50 is made for you.
Great review and you cover every aspect of what the W60 have to offer.
Still missing mine to this day, they offer a sound I haven't heard with any other IEM yet.
Great comparisons. I'm hearing the same differences between W40 & W60 which makes your other comparisons probably even more transferable to my ears.
I'm a big fan of both the UM Pro50 and SE846 - they are mainstays of my universal stable - your impressions give credence to my decision to beg off a purchase of the W60. I will say that when I first started using the SE846, they seemed so big and often popped out of place in my ears, but now that I have settled on the Sensorcom tips and the stock cable (when I use it) is bent properly, this is no longer the case. Nice review!
Thank you for yet another wonderful review.
Great review! I love the whole Westone line and own all of the current and previous generations in both U and W flavors. I ended up using Linum BAX or Balanced BAX cables for most of the higher end models. I'm also a big fan of the Star Tips. I use them on anything that they will fit. My left ear canal is larger than me right and the orange Star tip fits perfectly with a red for the right. In the Sony Hybrid tips, I have to special order size LL to fit my left ear. The Westone models are also the most comfortable to sleep with, especially with Linum cables.
Looking forward to future reviews.
SOOOOOOO Cool......Hope I get a pair of this as a birthday gift...
Insane price. If you get a pair as a birthday gift, then you must be royalty or something.
Very good review/job here. Well made. Bravo!
For classical music and jazz, which one you prefer? The w60 I suppose for the lush/warm side ?
[user=261387]@magagne[/user] : W60 would be your best choice for classical/jazz, it makes acoustic instruments sound very organic, realistic, with a full body.
Would just like to chime in RE: [user=261387]@magagne[/user] [user=378311]@twister6[/user] I don't think the W60 is suited for classical music. I don't own the W60 but I have auditioned them extensively at a shop with many classical recordings (especially large scale orchestral music) from my X5 / DX90 and the W60 just sounded way too warm and muddy to handle orchestral recordings competently. I found the timbre just really unnatural for classical mainly due to the powerful bass. For me, something like the simple single dynamic driver RE-400 presents classical recordings much more naturally and transparently due to the closer to neutral tuning. Just my two cents. YMMV.
Thanks for the great review. The W60 sometimes surprises me with its excellent imaging. It is like rediscovering my music collection once again.
Outstanding review Twister,my W60's are coming in,in 3-5 days.
My first high end iem.,your review has given me some idea as what to expect.
Hmmm very disagree with the shure se846 vs w60 comparation...
Shure is technical superior in detail and bass, and shure is not brighter !!! NEVER !, especial with standard filter. ( stock blue, black and white ).
I think you need a special dap for test shure
like q1r, plenue s or m2, dx200, something like it
i test w60 and shure se846..
i tested the shure se846 ( owner ) and w60 ( of my friend )
[user=457036]@Bastianpp[/user] : it's ok that we hear things differently and have different level of sound tolerance. I find se846 to sound brighter (and by design W60 is smooth, warm, lush). But that's just my opinion, and I know there are a lot of se846 fans. So, let's just leave it at that ;)
You test shure with ur ak120ii?