raphaelmabo wrote:In what way are you more pleased with the 3 than the 5? 5 has extended treble response and a more refined sound. Both 10 and 20 builds upon this and gives more details. Since you like the 3 better than the 5 I'm not convinced you would like the 10 or the 20, but both offers an improvement in details over the 5. I had them all, but I wouldn't call them warm. They gives a clean, clear and quite accurate sound, quite smooth and easy on the ear. The higher up the number you goes, the more details are revealed also shortcomings in recordings and the shape of the vinyl... You could try something completely different, like the Grado Black 2 or Blue 2 or Gold 2, The Vessel A3SA or Nagaoka MP110, then you will get a warmer sound.
What type of music do you like to spin on your Pro-Ject?
Thanks for the input. Regarding the question of raphaelmabo, curiously, I find, when I swap the om3e for the om5e stylus, that the om3e plays actually louder, and has a more crisp and clear sound, generally speaking. The underside of it is that the "s" sounds, specially in voices, are more sybilant. The om5e is more balanced, but a tad less clear sounding in highs.
I listen to jazz and classical, mostly... some pop and rock'n roll too.