I want a soundstage that sounds "epic". Everything I've tried is distant, hollow, muffled, etc...
May 26, 2012 at 12:51 PM Post #20 of 22

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The UM3x, SM3, ATH-CK100Pro, Sony EX1000 has wide open airy soundstage and they shows great details in mids, highs with tight punchy bass.

I'm gonna have to disagree on the UM3X and the EX1000. Soundstage is probably the biggest weakness of the UM3X (though they do have GREAT details and tight bass) They're pretty closed in for the most part. And the EX1000 do offer a great soundstage but the isolation is poor at best. If the OP plans on using these in a casino he's likely to hear everything around him and that'll greatly reduce the soundstage emersion effect.
 
However the SM3 offer great soundstage, details, AND isolation. Go with the SM3.
 
May 28, 2012 at 11:14 PM Post #21 of 22

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Soundstage or soundscape?
Just merely having great width and extension across your perception can be misleading.
I find iems like the earsonics sm2/3 with deep insertion really present the vocals and instruments realistically true to space.
They're aren't particularly misleading or distant like the ie8 or tf-10's presentation.
 
May 28, 2012 at 11:16 PM Post #22 of 22

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I'm gonna have to disagree on the UM3X and the EX1000. Soundstage is probably the biggest weakness of the UM3X (though they do have GREAT details and tight bass) They're pretty closed in for the most part. And the EX1000 do offer a great soundstage but the isolation is poor at best. If the OP plans on using these in a casino he's likely to hear everything around him and that'll greatly reduce the soundstage emersion effect.

However the SM3 offer great soundstage, details, AND isolation. Go with the SM3.


The um3x and ex-1000 are great in imaging and location.
But I agree they don't base their presentation cue with the soundstage.
 

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