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Not the most revealing IEM,
This review is from: Westone Earphones UM-3X RC (Electronics)
This review is for people intending to use the UM3X with a personal listening device, for musicians who want to use the UM3X for their intended purpose, this may not be helpful.
I have both UM3X and W4R, the UM3X are a bit more bass heavy and in comparison sound a little muddy, lacking the clarity you get with W4R and even swapping out the stock cable for after market upgrades does not really improve them, i have tried baldur MK2, 5N OCC copper and even 5N OCC solid silver cable could not make them as clear sounding as W4R with just the stock cable.In addition the build quality does not feel as good, they feel cheaper and more delicate also their impedance is 56 ohms, that's extremely high for an IEM and it means you need an amp to drive them properly.
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Initial post: 12 Mar 2013 11:24:48 GMT
A. Ross says:
have you tried the baldur cable on the w4r? if so can you say if its a worthwhile upgrade. tx.
In reply to an earlier post on 12 Mar 2013 23:07:37 GMT
Last edited by the author on 12 Mar 2013 23:10:09 GMT
A. Ross, yes i have tried the baldur mk2 on W4R and i found it gave the W4R a thicker richer sound with pushed forward mids and more clarity in them.Your experience with it may be different but for me it was money well spent
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Dec 2013 21:01:22 GMT
Mr. P. Kay says:
Changing the cable makes such a difference that you can hear without the use of an oscilloscope...?
Marketing my friends... Assuming the cable length is the standard 1m ish, the cable will have almost no difference, certainly not the amount of difference mentioned here!!
In blind test, I doubt anyone could tell the difference???
Don't be fooled, 'audiofile' grade anything is nearly almost a waste of marketing hyped money - Having worked in commercial studios, I can assure you that nothing like the amount of care is taken capturing the sounds as you guys spend re-creating them. If you want to spend some sensible money, never buy anything that does not interconnect via optical or balanced cables. Unbalanced interconnects are and will be the biggest source of colouration in the entire audio path!!
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