Summary: These things kick ass. I can't find much words to describe them, other than real. All the instruments sound incredibly real. I'm currently rocking out to coldplay on them through my iPhone 4 and a Fiio E7. They're truly incredible.
Summary: Got these on Amazon for $285.00 while there was a deal going on.
These IEM's are great. They have a healthy amount of bass but its still more or less detailed. The mids are very nice to listen to, and the highs are very separated and detailed.
The lower end sounds a lot like my HD650's.
Pros: Perfeclty balanced sound signiture for MY tastes
Cons: The low end lacks a bit of detail, its nice and punchy -- very enjoyable
Summary: My setup for this review is Foobar2000 + WASAPI Event Out -> HRT MicroStreamer -> UM3X RC with Moon Audio Silver Dragon
I traded for the UM3X about two weeks ago and I haven't used another IEM since.
Currently listening to Classic Sinatra II in FLAC.
Pros: Great timber, detailed and neutral mids, best separation of any IEM I've heard; very textured, well-imaged, three-dimensional sound
Cons: Soundstage not as big as TF10, SM3, etc. A bit dark and thick with stock cable
Summary: Because no one else has stepped up to the plate I will give this short review of the Westone UM3x stage monitor.
The best at all costs are probably the earphone monitors worn on stage, by performers. All of them are in-ear passive noise canceling monitors.
Pros: Smaller, lighter, not fatiguing, transparent shell and sound.
Cons: There are colored dots on the outside to help users find left and right, but quality control let my set through with both inside dots black.
Summary: UM3X Review - starting from scratch.
My rating is among other universal IEM in any price range, but not vs custom IEM. I consider a 5/5 to be the best that all universal IEM strive to reach, which I may not have heard yet.
Summary: Just got the UM3x (with removable cable) purchased from the Gear Lab and sent direct from Westone after selling my UM2's and Triple Fi' 10's. Here are some detailed un-boxing pics (including pics of the UM3x in my ears), and then some initial first impressions after 4 hours of use and comparisons to...
Pros: Great fit and comfort. Very balanced and neutral sound. Great cable.
Cons: A little high in price. Discounts can be found though. Gotta pay up for quality!
Summary: These with my Cowon J3 playing FLAC is just amazing. I wanted a simple portable setup and this is it.
After experimenting with tips I settled on the Shure Olives. The complys were killing the treble and fell off easily.
Summary: I first heard of Westone when standing in line for the iPhone 4. A guy in line had a pair of Westone 3's and let a few people try them. I was blown away, could not believe they were that much better than the BOSE IE I was currently using.
Pros: Customizable fit, good seal, great audio range
Summary: Westone's long awaited 3-series earphones deliver as promised, uncompromised sound quality, and they effectively set a new standard for high end in-ears. Compared to the old UM2s these new 3s are light years ahead in terms of sound quality.
Pros: Amazing sound quality, Nice selection of tips, Superb sound stage, Punchy lows, Extremely articulate midrange, Good design of the earpieces, One of the best cable solutions around, Comfortable to wear even over an extended period of time