Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?
May 4, 2022 at 3:08 AM Post #44,971 of 50,562

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I don’t think Devialet will, if you is look at their line of products they are building mostly one product per category with software updates to improve things.
Anyone with EX and Devialet Gemini to chime in on the differences?
Maybe that would be the case, but other manufacturers are constantly updating their TWS Earphones, and the Devialet Geminis are from 2020 already, so I think Devialet would fall behind if they're not updating their hardware, especially with the advances in wireless technology.
 
May 4, 2022 at 9:22 AM Post #44,977 of 50,562

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Well, so it begins again then...

Not many first impressions yet. Just about to update the firmware first at the moment.

So far...the case is slightly more compact but feels the same as before otherwise. Not sure about the charging port on the front yet. You will pretty much directly touch it every time you pick up or open the case. Not a big issue of course, especially not when charging wirelessly but I don't really see the benefit here either. It's just... different.

Other than that: Fit is extremely good for me even without the fins they come with. The buds are a bit smaller than previous generations and fit perfectly in my ears. I also like the shape - looks better than the oval one, I think.

I will add more detailed impressions of the features and the sound after testing a bit but some important things I can already say:

- There is no noticeable white noise problem that I can hear right now. Only when the transparency mode is activated but that's never really been the issue of course :)

- They are definitely louder than the MTW2 on my iPhone which is nice! More headroom is always good.

- Wireless charging works flawlessly. Tested it when I did the first charging.

- ANC is definitely better as well. I can already tell when only typing on the keyboard. Have to see how good it performs in real life situations, though.



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May 4, 2022 at 10:17 AM Post #44,978 of 50,562

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I love mine too. I agree, they do need a firmware update for the transparency on/off and volume controls. I don't even think there has been a firmware update since release. Could be wrong. Force pair is nice, even though I'd prefer multi-pair like the Beoplay EX & EQ and now the M&D MW08. I used mine all day today at work with transparency on while listening to music and baseball games. Fit is really good for me too with the EPro tips. I don't hear the sibilance you hear, but I do hear great sound separation and clarity whereas a lot of my dynamic driver tws lack it in comparison. For the sale price, these are worth a shot. Truly looking forward to the next gen.
Oh wow, yeah, mine came with the "latest" firmware. I don't know how often B&W releases firmware updates. The other thing I couldn't find was EQ which I'm more indifferent about, but I know a lot of people want it. I want to pull the trigger on the Beoplay EQ, but I can't for the life of me find a single FR measurement of it; the E8 is closer to my preferences tonally.
 
May 4, 2022 at 10:30 AM Post #44,980 of 50,562

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Oh wow, yeah, mine came with the "latest" firmware. I don't know how often B&W releases firmware updates. The other thing I couldn't find was EQ which I'm more indifferent about, but I know a lot of people want it. I want to pull the trigger on the Beoplay EQ, but I can't for the life of me find a single FR measurement of it; the E8 is closer to my preferences tonally.
Sadly, no EQ ability in the app. I have the EQ and now the EX and I love them both, but I think the fit, sound and button config on the EX edges out the EQ.
 
May 4, 2022 at 4:17 PM Post #44,981 of 50,562

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Update1 on the MTW3:

- So far, I love them. More than I liked the MTW2 and probably just as much as the MTW1 (sound wise).

- The sound is fun, energetic and "consumer friendly" with a slightly elevated bass and slightly subdued highs but still just clean and "airy" enough for me. And that's just the stock sound. Personally, I wouldn't touch the 'bass boost' feature as that makes it a bit too boomy for my liking but some folks might absolutely love this slider :wink: They are finally loud enough for me, phew! Clearly louder than the B&O EQ, for example.

- Call quality seems good. Only had one call yet but that went flawlessly and the other person heard me loud and clear.

- Connection so far has been stable. No issues yet.

- ANC is surprisingly strong and much improved. It really drowns out my TV set during the Real - City match right now :wink: Quite impressive, honestly.

- Would love to see multipoint added in the future, though. I think they said that they will implement it, so fingers crossed. As we know, B&O also did that for their EQ TWS and it was a great addition there.
 
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Update1 on the MTW3:

- So far, I love them. More than I liked the MTW2 and probably just as much as the MTW1 (sound wise).

- The sound is fun, energetic and "consumer friendly" with a slightly elevated bass and slightly subdued highs but still just clean and "airy" enough for me. And that's just the stock sound. Personally, I wouldn't touch the 'bass boost' feature as that makes it a bit too boomy for my liking but some folks might absolutely love this slider :wink: They are finally loud enough for me, phew! Clearly louder than the B&O EQ, for example.
Is that with the stock tips with the foam in them?
 
May 4, 2022 at 4:36 PM Post #44,983 of 50,562

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May 4, 2022 at 4:44 PM Post #44,985 of 50,562

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The MTW3 stock tips are silicone only, aren't they?
I read reviews and see this...
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Looks to be foam inside and the missing M would be installed and most likely have the foam as well, correct? I haven't had any Senn TWS but am familiar with the tips with foam from quite a few Senn models.
 
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