1. O

    Improvement from Westone UM3X

    Hello community, I have been using the Westone UM3X for years now and still love the sound of them a lot. Recently (more like once a year) I am thinking though, if I could improve on them. I have been searching the forums already but would like to hear your opinions as most threads have been...
  2. xaddictionx

    [Discuss] The Perfect Combination of Sound Signature

    Hi guys! Just to start an interesting and interactive topic. Do state the various combinations of sound signatures of different IEMs as to tune your own "perfect" signature! :) I will start the ball rolling! Lows (bass): The sub bass of Hippo VB Mids (vocals): Well positioned mids and vocals...
  3. White Lotus

    Ear Monitors Australia A.K.A: The $3500 16-way IEM, Made in Australia

    Has anyone had any experience with these guys? I was surprised to find people manufacturing customs inside Australia.. http://www.earmonitorsaustralia.com/
  4. koven

    need some advice on $300-$400 universals

    looking at either the heir 4.ai or maybe westone um3x/4r..... prefer a warm rich sound that does well with vocals and bass   im not keen on waiting a month+ for the heir's though... westones look like a good alternative... been out of the audio scene for a while just using my RE0 + TF10 for...
  5. njgeek

    Inline mic for Westone UM3X. Anyone tried these?

    I found this on eBay, supposedly a hand made cable for the UM3X with an inline mic built in. But with that price and lack of details I'm a little worried. http://www.ebay.com/itm/White-Snow-Upgrade-Cable-UE-IE8-UM3X-ER4P-Earphones-Iphone-mic-Customized-/290629012987 Has anyone tried ordering...
  6. nestea

    Westone or Shure

    Hi, this is my first post on this forum I'm not new to the "hi-fi" gear ( i've had a pair of etymotic hf3) but now i need some new IEMs. I've got an iPod touch (new generation) as mp3 player, and the new earpods dont sound bad, but i gave them to my cousin, so now i have nothing to hear music...
  7. nestea

    Westone 4 , SE535 or Westone UM3X?

    Hi, people, i want to buy some new earphones (IEM), for listening Thrash, heavy, progressive Metal (basically Dream Theater, Iron Maiden...), Hard Rock, a little of Jazz and some Classical. One important thing is that i like to hear the guitar clearly, over all the things. Another important...
  8. Dragunov-21

    Need help - $400, open cans for acoustic/strings/classical/female vocals

    Hi guys,   I've been looking at Heir Audio's new 4.Ai IEMs as a better compromise between my ER4Ps and UM3Xs, but realistically, I'm looking for the best sound for my money and portability/isolation isn't an issue.  Help me out?  I know my way aroudn IEMs but full-size 'phones are completely...
  9. Chezzy79

    Need recommendation for a flagship-level headphone

    Over the last year I've been purchasing, auditioning, and selling headphones to search for my favorite set up.  These are what I've had the chance to own so far:   Ultrasone Signature Pro Beyerdynamic Tesla T1 Synphones Magnum V4 in Mahogany cups (made by Benjamin 6264) MCA Fostex T50RP...
  10. stan122289

    looking for iem under $500

    I usually listen to ost,jazz and classic, I will also listen to the pop like u2 as well, I would like the good treble and mid on the iem. I tried the sm64,w4r,um3x and thunk the most I like is the sm64 Do you have any above or other recommendations on the iems (source will be unamped j3)
  11. arielelf

    Replacement for TripleFi10

    My 3rd set of cords for my triplefi10's just broke and I discovered that replacements run close to $70 now. I bought the FiiO cable and really do not like them at all. They are gigantic and weigh down the buds and make them come unsealed very frequently.   I think I would like to try a new...
  12. fluffyberry

    normal or custom?

    hi guys im kind of knew to the IEM market but i do own a pair of westone um1s, thing is, im looking to upgrade that in the next few years and can't decide if i should get normal IEMs or custom made ones. i've been looking mainly at things like the westone um3x, 4r, or es3, either that or the...
  13. Dead Ghost

    Movie/games oriented (good soundstage and 3D sound), detachable cable, good seal, in-ear recommendation?

    Hi, i need some good in-ear monitors for using in a relative noisy environment, primarily for low-competitive gaming and movies with dolby headphone virtual surround (provided by my sound card). So they need to have as good as it can (in my price range) soundstage and 3D imaging. I know these...
  14. tsiu6

    Universal iem for stage?

    Howdy!! I hope everyone is doing well. :) I had an advice question. I am looking for a stage iem coming out of an aviom system. I have something around 250-300 to do it with, so obviously not ciem money yet :/. I am looking at the shure se 425s because they seem fairly well built and the...
  15. orenco

    Buying new IE

    I own a pair of ATH M-50 I bought half a year back and I'm quite satisfied with 'em, but they're messy to carry around with and I'm afraid to leave them in my room when I'm gone. I was thinking about getting new pair of headphones that would give me a different experience from the M-50 (aka...
  16. MagellanR14

    Looking for a new IEM in the $75 to $300+ price range

    I am a hiphop head but listen to all kinds of music (metal, rock, dubstep, etc.). I dont want a bleeding base but I want it to be fun... I also love nice highs so I can hear the singing in songs nicely. Additionally, isolation is fairly important to me. I don't really know what to look at, so...
  17. kzhlin

    Durability of Westone IEM's?

    Hi,   I have had a pair of Westone 4R's for a few months, and I dropped them (the IEM's itself) onto the ground and I was wondering if it is possible for them to have suffered internal damage? They sound fine and don't show any cosmetic damage, but I was just wondering if they have any...
  18. johnsoft349

    Looking to switch from IEMs to cans

    But I only want to spend 100 bucks, maybe a little bit more if necessary.    I've been doing a lot of reading and it sounds like the Grado S80i's are popular for that price range, and very good.    The one thing I'm worried about is that the sound signature will be too flat. I already...
  19. Profoundsoup

    Need help deciding on new IEM's / Closed headphones but ive kinda given up on the closed headphones lol

    Would you guys say the Shure SE535 / Westone UM3X / Audeo PFE 232 / and the Westone W4 sound better than any under $1000 closed headphone on the market? If so witch one out of the 3 is the most comfortable and sounds the best? Please comment below. Thank you!!!    Edit - Im not looking for...
  20. Othello3

    Universal fit IEM for jazz– Shure or Aurisonics ASG-1 or Heir 4ai?

    Hi all,   I've been looking to replace my Shure 420 iems for a while now, but the situation has become untenable. I love these phones, at least I love them the way that you love your first real high end anythings. I'm a big jazz fan, and I spend most of my listening time with straight-ahead...
  21. betudontbet

    Help !!! to choose a powerful earphones

    Hello , its my 1st post so i dont know if this is the right section , anyway   Can u suggest me a powerful earphones with good quality for max 300 $   I looked for Klipsch x10i , but i dont rly know if they are rly powerful , i like to listen to trance/harstyle with good bass , can u...
  22. sunghlin

    where can I try IEMs in Bay Area, California?

    Hi all   I want to buy a IEM, and I want to try it before I buy it. However, I really don't know where I can do that in USA.    Currently, I am watching Westone 4r, um3x, Grado gr10 and Shure 535. Because of their high prices, I don't really want to buy the wrong one. (I don't think I...
  23. crammit442

    universal to custom conversions

    I've been busy and haven't been keeping up with things lately so maybe someone who has can steer me in the right direction.  A while back I had a set of UE-5's converted to custom shells.  I don't even remember who did them, but it seems like they were in Florida. The first go round didn't fit...
  24. jelt2359

    A Trip Down Memory Lane: IEM Reload Thread

    I got this idea off of Toucharcade, where they have an ongoing series called 'RPG reload'- every week, they play a legendary RPG that came out years ago, just to relive the magic of old.   The idea for the IEM reload is to dust off your 'retired' gear of old- the gear that you used to love...
  25. Fungus

    Are the Westone epic cables identical to the one that originally came with the UM2/3X?

    Asking because the sound coming from the left side of the um3x rc is cutting in and out near the jack.  I really like the quality of the cable.  Looking to order the exact same cable but Westone don't seem to sell it anymore.