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Headfonia Reviews the Westone B30 & B50

Headfonia Reviews the Westone B30 & B50

Colorado Springs, CO – November 21, 2019 - The new Westone B30 & B50 IEM series are the subject for today. They sell for $449 and $699. Let’s have a close look!...
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Audio Reputation Reviews the Westone B50 Earphones

Audio Reputation Reviews the Westone B50

www.audio46.com - Nov 13, 2019 – Westone is one of the most famous names in the audio industry with 60 years of experience in designing and manufacturing earphones and all kinds of earphone accessories....
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Major HiFi - Westone Labs at Can Jam NYC 2019

Westone Labs at Can Jam NYC 2019

Feb 25, 2019 – Westone Labs at Can Jam NYC 2019.

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Best High End Earphones for Audiophiles

Best High End Earphones for Audiophiles

May 25, 2019 – est High End Earbuds. This list is not a TOP. It is a list of the Best High End Earbuds in no particular order.

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Westone at Can Jam London 2019

Westone at Can Jam London 2019

Aug 13, 2019 – Making custom earphones for artists like Katy Perry, Eminen, Avici and Imagine Dragons. Westone's rich history of making the best IEMs for touring artists is steeped with firsts, going all the way back to 1959...

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Westone 2019 Latest Updates

Westone 2019 Latest Updates

Mar 7, 2019 – Westone Audio's whole IEM lineup's been updated from new cable inclusions to total replacements...

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Louis Santana Reviews the Westone Wx

Louis Santana Reviews the Westone Wx

May 22, 2019 – Best Bluetooth? Audiophile? Hi-Fidelity. If you're in the market for truly the best in-ear headphone, search no more! The Westone WX is it! Here's why!

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SoundProof Brothers Unboxing the W40

SoundProof Brothers Unboxing the W40

Jun 6, 2019 – The four balanced-armature driver design of the W40 will take your listening to an entirely new level. The award-winning sound of the W40 features a beautifully-flat frequency response with articulate lows, precise mid-range, sparkling highs, and performance that is perfect for recorded and mastered music...

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Major HiFi Reviews the B50

Major HiFi Reviews the B50

May 10, 2019 – Major HiFi Reviews the B50.

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Audio46 Reviews the B50

Audio46 Reviews the B50

www.audio46.com - Sep 15, 2018 – Fresh from the good folks at Westone, the new B50 offers a refreshed and re-tuned sound built upon the old W50. But at $699, what can you expect from this new IEM?...
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Performer Magazine Reviews the UM Pro 20

Performer Magazine Reviews the UM Pro 20

www.head-fi.com - Jul 15, 2019 – In ear monitors have come a long way, from expensive, “major act only” cost, to something most working bands can afford. But some affordable IEM’s seem to be lacking in overall build and sound quality...
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B&H Reviews the W80

B&H Reviews the W80

www.bhphotovideo.com - Feb 15, 2018 – Westone, well regarded for its earpieces, earphones, and hearing protection—has released several new models of in-ear headphones (a.k.a. earphones) to further broaden its spectrum of personal monitoring solutions...
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Make Life Click Reviews the UM Pro 50

Make Life Click Reviews the UM Pro 50

www.makelifeclick.com - Mar 1, 2019 – Everyone knows we love the Westone UM Pro 30 from the review we did, so it would make sense that we would like the Um Pro 50 even more, right?...
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Sound Maximum Reviews the W80

Sound Maximum Reviews the W80

www.soundmaximum.com - May 20, 2019 – The Westone W80 is a premium in-ear monitor that comes at a premium price. In this review let us take a look whether their monitors are worth the price. I will review every aspect of these earphones, from design, comfort, to the sound quality these earbuds have got to offer...
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Westone W80 Gen2 Review by Major HiFi

Westone W80 Gen2 Review by Major HiFi

www.majorhifi.com - May 18, 2019 – Today I’m reviewing a more premium earphone: the Westone W80 Bluetooth 2nd Gen. Built on the success of the original W80, this refreshed version comes with more accessories – including the Westone V2 Bluetooth cable...
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Westone B30 Review by Major HiFi

Westone B30 Review by Major HiFi

www.majorhifi.com - May 7, 2019 – Having already given a listen to the Westone B50, today I’m more than excited to delve into the new Westone B30. Built on the older W30, the B30 offers a re-tuned sound the promises a little extra low end...
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Canjam London 2018

Canjam London 2018

Aug 9, 2018 – Canjam London 2018 - We had a chat with Michelle Dailey from Westone about the brand, new products like the W-series, UMPro- series and Bluetooth cable, what to look out for and the importance of Canjam.

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Westone Labs at Can Jam NYC 2018

Westone Labs at Can Jam NYC 2018

Feb 27, 2018 – Westone Labs at Can Jam NYC 2018

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HiFi Headphones Reviews the W80

HiFi Headphones Reviews the W80

Feb 23, 2018 – Here's our pick of our best headphones, earphones, amplifiers, DACs and DAPs money can buy.

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10BestOnes Reviews the Westone W40

65 Drums  Reviews the UM Pro 30

Jun 28, 2018 – Which Are The Best Earbuds?

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TechGuru BEST 5: Professional in Ear Monitors

TechGuru BEST 5: Professional in Ear Monitors

Feb 7, 2018 – Top 5 Professional in Ear Monitors.

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The 10 Best In-Ear Stage Monitors

The 10 Best In-Ear Stage Monitors

www.wiki.ezvid.com - Jun 28, 2018 – Have you recently been hunting for that elusive perfect pair of in ear monitors? Yes, the ordinary earbuds simply don’t cut it when it comes to isolating the noise around you...
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65 Drums Reviews the UM Pro 30

65 Drums  Reviews the UM Pro 30

Nov 7, 2018 – This is my updated review of the Westone UM-Pro 30 (From a drummers perspective!).

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Musicoomph.com 9 Best In Ear Monitors for Drummers

Musicoomph.com 9 Best In Ear Monitors for Drummers

www.musicoomph.com - Nov 7, 2018 – Have you recently been hunting for that elusive perfect pair of in ear monitors? Yes, the ordinary earbuds simply don’t cut it when it comes to isolating the noise around you...
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Audio64 W40 vs AK-JH Michelle

Audio64 W40 vs AK-JH Michelle

www.audio46.com - Feb 16, 2018 – Both, Astell&Kern and Westone make great earphones with their own distinct styles in sound. The 4 driver, Westone W40 is a hundred dollars more expensive than Astell&Kern’s Michelle Limited. But is it worth the higher price tag? Here’s a comparison across the board...
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Bass Gear Magazine Reviews the Westone AM Pro 30

Bass Gear Magazine Reviews the Westone AM Pro 30

www.bassgearmag.com - Jul 19, 2018 – When we think of professional grade IEMs, we almost exclusively think of the custom-molded variety that fully fill the voids of the middle and outer ear; the assumption that I’d always made being that this design was necessary for complete occlusion...
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Westone UM Pro Gen 2 Series Review by Twister6

Westone UM Pro Gen 2 Series Review by Twister6

www.twister6.com - Jan 20, 2018 – When I received the new UM Pro 50 v2 for testing, I quickly realized it was more than just a little update and it deserves more attention. I already shared my first impressions about New vs Old UM Pro 50 in a detailed comparison...
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Westone W60 Review by Headphonia

Westone W60 Review by Headphonia

www.headfonia.com - Nov 7, 2017 – Even though we never covered Westone, I’m convinced everyone knows the Colorado based company. Westone isn’t only well known for their earphones, they actually also are famous for their hearing protection, hearing healthcare and military products and all that since 1959...
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Major HiFi W30 vs UM Pro 30

Major HiFi W30 vs UM Pro 30

www.head-fi.com - Sep 15, 2018 – But as a proud owner of the Westone W40, I feel it is my duty to remind audiophiles what a great sound signature Westone produces, especially for the price. But as much as I know and love the W series, I was curious to hear how different it sounded from the UM Pro series...
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HiFi Best In-Ear Headphones

HiFi Best In-ear Headphones

Colorado Springs, CO – August 27, 2019 - Watch HiFi Headphones video about the Best in-ear headphones of 2018 and check out how Westone's new products fare.

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The 10 Best Earplugs For Musicians

The 10 Best Earplugs For Musicians

Colorado Springs, CO – May 10, 2018 - These lightweight and comfortable earplugs will filter harmful, excessive noise, while still allowing you to hear instruments and vocals clearly...
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Westone - Westone’s Musician-Ready AM Pro 20 Dual-Driver Earphones

Westone’s Musician-Ready AM Pro 20 Dual-Driver Earphones

Colorado Springs, CO – March 28, 2017 - If you test out a lot of audio gear, you’ll start to notice similarities cropping up- a lot of companies use ‘off-the-shelf’ drivers, and a lot of earbuds aim to be fully isolating, which can separate any musician from the very thing they are trying to listen to or perform...
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Westone - Headphone.guru Reviews the Westone W60 with Bluetooth Cable

Headphone.guru Reviews the Westone W60 with Bluetooth Cable

Colorado Springs, CO – February 20, 2017 - The W60’s feature six balanced armature drivers and a 3-way crossover. The driver compliment includes dual low’s, mid’s and high’s. This combination creates a seamless presentation from 20 Hz to 20 kHz...
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Westone - Westone W80 - The Musical Reference Enigma - Review by earphonia.com

Westone W80 - The Musical Reference Enigma - Review by earphonia.com

Colorado Springs, CO – January 25, 2017 - Westone set the bar pretty high with their previous W60 flagship universal earphone, also reviewed previously on earphonia.com. Lucky for us the OCD Westone Labs engineers and audio visionary Karl Cartwright really felt that they could do better, so set upon the task of adding 2 more drivers and tuning the signature to create a new bar for the industry to aspire to...
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Westone - Westone W30 Special Edition Massdrop Edition

Westone 30 Special Edition Massdrop

Colorado Springs, CO – January 17, 2016 - Val here, stopping by real quick to write my quick review of these affordable IEM's W30 SE Massdrop edition. They are indeed as good as I hoped and more, let me tell you why. The presentation of the box alone you can tell Westone means business, very classy and refined great first impression...
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Westone - Westone W80 Review by Twister 6

Westone W80 Review by Twister 6

Colorado Springs, CO – December 9, 2016 - It’s not uncommon for manufacturers to introduce new earphone models or to refresh their current lineup at least once a year. But this doesn’t always apply to TOTL flagships where sometimes on the surface it might not even look like a big update, but under the hood you will find years of research and development...
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Westone - Westone AM Pro Series Review by Recording Magazine

AM Pro Series Review by Recording Magazine Dec 2016

Colorado Springs, CO – December 8, 2016 - These days, Westone is one of the most respected inear monitor companies in the world, with its products used by touring professionals the world over. This month we are looking at all 3 models in the new AM Pro Series...
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Westone - Westone Bluetooth Cable Review by Twister 6

Westone Bluetooth Cable Review

Colorado Springs, CO – August 23, 2016 - Even so Bluetooth wireless protocol has been around for many years, it constantly evolves and makes its way into new applications. In early days we were perfectly fine with a bandwidth-limited, compressed, and down-sampled audio transmitted to a single headset for a wireless use with a phone because it felt liberating talking on a flip-phone without holding it next to our ear...
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Westone - The sound from outside to within!

The sound from outside to within!

Colorado Springs, CO – August 4, 2016 - Who said you can’t teach old dog new tricks? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not referring to Westone as “old dog”, though they have been around since 1959 and contributed immensely to evolution of multi-driver earphones. I’m talking about the IEM in general and new tricks manufacturers are trying to come up with in order to reinvent the design....
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Westone - Precise, Airy sound with Great Isolation and Thought-out Design

UMPro10

www.head-fi.org - Dec 29, 2015 – These monitors come in a really nice box with some graphics and details about the monitor. This sleeve slides off and reveals a soft-ish grey inner-box, which has the Westone logo and a "Established in 1959" stamp. Pulling on the orange tab reveals the IEM's, a Quick Guide card, and a durable orange case which they call the "Monitor Vault"...
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Westone - Westone Elite CIEM flagship

ES60

www.head-fi.org - Nov 9, 2015 – After my review of W60 UIEM and a follow up review of UM56 custom eartips, I received a number of questions asking me if W60+UM56 would be an equivalent of ES60 “custom” experience. If you think about it, you are still dealing with the same 6 driver configuration and multistage crossover where drivers are partitioned in pairs of lows, mids, and highs...
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Westone - Great clarity and fit for a (relatively) lower priced IEM at the expense of bass

UMPro60

www.head-fi.com - Sep 1, 2015 – For the price they offer great clarity, but I cannot reccomend these to people who mainly listen to bass heavy music. I still use my UM Pro10's regularly (I also have a pair of Audio Technica ATH-IM02 which have a lot more bass) and they IMO they are fine for EDM and pop although it sounds slightly flat and not very vibrant because of the lack of punchy bass...
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Westone - The "fun" of balanced armatures

Westone W30

www.head-fi.com - Aug 17, 2015 – These are just my thoughts of the W30 after over a year of listening. I dont have too much experience with other mid range IEMs, or HI-fi IEMs for that matter. Also, I had originally purchased the predecessor the W3 for $160 off of Amazon, however those broke after a little bit of use...
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Westone - A dark horse of an earphone that is certain to polarize listeners

Westone W60

www.head-fi.com - Jul 15, 2015 – I’ve been listening to the Westone W50 for a couple weeks now, and I still don’t know if I love them. When opening the box, you are greeted with a beautiful IEM, multiple plates, and many options for eartips...
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Westone - Smooth, clear and warm, the most comfortable IEM ever

Westone UMPro 10

www.head-fi.com - Jul 6, 2015 – Westone needs no introduction, they are one of the industry leaders for professional monitors as well as consumer earphones. The UM PRO line is the newest member of a long line of IEM’s that have be very successful. This review is for the UM PRO 10, the entry model for this line...
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Westone - Westone UM Pro 10 In Ear Monitor Review

UMPro60

www.headspacereviews.com - Jul 1, 2015 – The UM PRO 10 comes packaged nicely in a bright orange hard case. With the earphones, you get a huge range of ear tips, 10 to be exact, 5 pairs of silicone and 5 pairs of foam tips, as well as a wax cleaning tool. All in all, a nice range to find the perfect fit. The UM Pro 10 comes with a detachable EPIC braided cable, which is made from low-resistance tensile wire. This provide durability for demanding live environments and also has little microphonics...
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Westone - Excellent sound and Isolation for wherever you go!

Westone W40

www.head-fi.com - Jun 29, 2015 – Westone is definitely not new in the audiophile world; they have a large range of quality IEM’s that have been praised time and time again. Among these are the W40, a quad (balanced armature) driver IEM with a 3 way crossover. For anyone new to the concept of multi-driver in ear monitors, each driver focuses on a specific part of the frequency range...
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Westone - Takes your IEM to CIEM level!

Westone ES Series

www.head-fi.com - Jun 9, 2015 – As I have mentioned in most of my IEM reviews, eartips selection plays the most crucial role in getting the best sound out of your in-ear headphones. Some people mistake this process, also known as tip rolling, thinking it's only necessary in order to find a better fitment, and they are right to a degree. The fitment will also control a seal which has a direct impact on the amount of bass and high frequencies...
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Westone - Underappreciated

Westone W30

www.head-fi.com - May 5, 2015 – The Westone W30 is one of several IEMs in Westone's newly revamped universal IEM collection, intended as a removable-cable replacement to the older W3. For those of you who are unfamiliar, the W3 was, to the best of my knowledge, the first 3-way universal in-ear monitor, and had a sound that many loved and that many others hated...
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Westone - Works For Me

Westone W30

www.head-fi.com - Apr 28, 2015 – First things first: this is my first review on Head-Fi. I purchased these a couple of weeks ago, and it was quickly apparent that they needed to burn-in. I don't know who said that BA's don't need the burn in time, but whoever said that never owned a pair of Westone W30's. So definitely give these at least 30 hours of burn-in before even listening to them...
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Westone - BassBrilliant

Westone UMPro 50

www.head-fi.com - Feb 17, 2015 – I was looking for an in ear monitor and have done research and testing on selected In Ear Monitors over the past few months, I’ve audited a small group of IEMs around my S$1000 budget, such as the Shure SE , Westone W, Sennheiser , Unique Melody , JH Audio, etc . Similarly, every one of these iems showcased very different sound signatures and built quality...
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Westone - Westone UM Pro 10 Review, A Capable Single Armature Driver Set!

UMPro60

www.geekypinas.com - Feb 14, 2015 – As we all know Westone always strives for excellence in their releases and this IEM is a clear testament to that. The UM Pro 10 is the revamped version of the non detachable and limited UM1. The UM Pro 10 now has a detachable Shure like connectors) soft flexible braided cables, the highly comfortable startips / westone foamies and an improved single armature driver...
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Westone - Best in ear I ever heard. Just sounds so good. Really worth the money paid for

Westone UMPro 50

www.head-fi.com - Jan 19, 2015 – Bought these headphone a month ago. Open it, and I tried it on. After 15-30 minutes of listening, I was amazed! These sound better than any IEM I ever came across. And I tried Klipsh s2, Logitech Ultimate ears, Westone 4r, Shure 425, and Hifiman re-400...
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Westone - Warm detailed 5-BA driver IEM with a legendary Westone performance!

Westone UMPRo 30

www.head-fi.com - Jan 11, 2015 – Gotta be honest with you that I didn’t even realize the level of popularity and respect earned by UM Pro line of Westone IEMs until I had a chance to review their UM Pro 30 triple BA driver headphones and afterwards received a number of questions about comparison to their other models. Westone has a very logical way of partitioning their IEMs, with UM Pro series for musicians and W series for consumers being the most popular in their catalog...
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Westone - Excellent BA driver performance with "dynamic driver" bass quality!

Westone W40

www.head-fi.com - Dec 12, 2014 – After my Westone W40 review I received a number of questions from people inquiring about differences between W and UM Pro series, and also sound signature difference when you go up or down in a number of drivers from quad BA config of W40. The main point of that concern was if price difference justifies sound improvement benefit...
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