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In-Ear/Ear/Bud Monitors with Single Balanced Armature Driver and Comply Eartips


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Westone UM1 Teal Earphones In-Ear Monitor Headphones/Earbuds

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UM1 In-Ear Monitors

Ideal for capturing nuanced musical detail, the UM1 in-ear headphones are ideal for leisurely listening, critical production, or live performance. Completely handmade in the United States, the UM1 deliver remarkable build quality and comfort that makes them a pleasure to use for extended sessions. Utilizing a balanced armature driver design, the UM1 provides crisp and clear reproduction throughout its frequency range. The carefully braided cables of these earbuds prevent tangles and the around-the-ear design limits the potential of cable noise and pull on the ear. Lastly, each hand-crafted set of earphones is designed for an ergonomic fit that attenuates environmental noise while maintaining a rich sound signature.

Product Features:

  • Universal Fit In-Ear Headphones
  • Deliver excellent and precise reproductions with a balanced armature driver
  • EPIC cable fabricated from flexible and low-resistance tinsel wire for reliable signal transfer with utmost fidelity
  • Braided cable design limits and prevents tangles
  • True-Fit technology ensures a comfortable and personalized fit that limits ambient noise
  • Lightweight design for minimal user fatigue over extended periods of use
  • Crafted in the United States with handmade precision and artisan-like attention to detail
  • Primary Color Tone: Blue
  • Manufacturer Model Number: Westone UM1 Blue
  • Manufacturer Part Number: 79506
  • Also available in Clear and Red models

Technical Specifications:

  • Sensitivity: 114 dB
  • Frequency Response: 20-16,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 25 Ohms
  • Balanced Armature Drivers
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
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(previous model, replaced by Westone UM1 Teal Earphones In-Ear Monitor Headphones/Earbuds)

Headphone Design

Headphone Type

Headphone type refers to the construction of the headphones.

Around the Ear means that the headphones wrap around the ear to provide a secure fit. This is most often seen in active and sports headphones.

Around the Neck means that the headphones wrap around the neck. This is also seen in active and sports headphones.

Earbuds means that the right and left sides of the headphones are separated and will fit securely into the ear. These are small, compact, and user friendly.

Over the Head headphones mean that the right and left speakers are connected with a support that goes over the head and rests on top. This is the typical headphone type.

Earpiece Design

This is the design of the earpieces on the headphones. Some headphones go inside the ear, while others rest on the outside of the ear. This helps you know exactly what type of headphones you will be receiving.

In-Ear: The ear buds go into the ear. Most often, the right and left ear buds are two separate pieces.

Enclosed-Ear: Usually are found on the larger headphones. They rest on top of the ear and have padding for comfort, as well as enclosing the ear to the speaker. This type of headphone helps to filter out surrounding noise.

On-Ear: This type of headphone involves the speaker sitting gently on the ear without going in the ear or sealing it off.

Specifically For
Some headphones can use an IR Transmitter in your vehicle, while some can be plugged into your media device and be used on the go or at home.

This is the lifestyle that the headphones are designed for. Each style has unique features that make it perfect for particular people.

Designed for those that are active. These headphones are made to stay in the ear during workouts. Whether you frequent the gym a lot or go running outside in the fresh air, these active style headphones will be your best friend.

For those that need the best in music quality. These audiophile headphones are engineered to produce high fidelity and accurate audio replication.

Disc Jockeys (DJs) require a special type of headphone that can meet their professional needs. These headphones are durable, loud, and will often allow for one ear listening.

Fashion Enthusiast:
For those that want to make a fashion statement with their headphones. Not only are these headphones designed with great sound quality in mind, but also great looks!

This lifestyle speaks for itself! If you love video games and want a pair of headphones that will deliver explosive sound and allow you to communicate with others, this is where you need to shop!

Music Lover:
These headphones are made to sound great. They are designed to produce rich, brilliant sounds that will play your music in a manner that the artists would appreciate. These headphones are for those that love music.

Musical Production / Recording Artists:
You're a music creator. Whether you're producing and mixing it down or in the studio recording yourself, you need a pair of headphones that will reproduce the music perfectly without any coloration. Look here for reference quality studio monitoring headphones.

Headphones need to be affordable and durable to keep up with the student lifestyle. A variety of styles can be considered a pair of student headphones.

Those that often find themselves on planes or on the road a lot. These headphones are compact, lightweight, and have a portable design. Some of the headphones in this lifestyle will feature noise cancellation technology that will help shut out outside noise.

Music Lover
Acoustic Principle
The basic design of the headphones. There are 3 different types: Open: Have ports that allow air through the back of the diaphragms, enabling the headphones to sound like the music is coming from an outside source. Closed: Completely sealed and have no air passing through the diaphragms. Sounds like you are in a closed off room. Semi-open: Have slots or ports in the back of the cup and are partially open. This allows for a mixed sound between an open and closed headphone.

General Features

Noise Reduction technology removes unwanted noise from a signal. Background or ambient noise can be removed to produce clearer speech and enhanced hearing. Typically these Active Noise Canceling (ANC) headphones are powered and use batteries to activate the noise canceling technology. Also referred to as Noise Reduction or Noise Cancellation.
Headphone Connection
This is how the headphones connect to the audio source.

Corded means that the headphones use a cord to transfer the audio signal.

Wireless means that the audio signal is transmitted wirelessly to the headphones.

1/4" Stereo Jack Adapter
Some headphones will come with a 1/4" stereo jack adapter to connect the usual 3.5mm jack to a 1/4" stereo plug.

1/4" Stereo jack is a larger audio jack that select electronics have.

Volume Adjustment
Volume Adjustment means that the headphone (independent of the source) can adjust the playback volume. Many headphones and ear buds have in-line volume control, which allows adjusting the audible volume from a switch on the headphones cord. Other headphones have a volume knob on the headphone can.
Built-In Microphone
This means that the headphones or earbuds have a built-in microphone. This can be a microphone on the cord, built into the headphone, or even a boom microphone. These mics can be used for music devices like iPods, for Smartphones to make and receive calls, or for gaming purposes.
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
20 - 16000 Hz
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
114 dB
Driver Type
The physical design of the driver in the headphones.
Balanced Armature
The opposition to electric current, a higher impedance means a higher electrical resistance. This is measured in ohms.
25 ohms
Primary Color
This is the main color of the item.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Great product. Great price

June 2, 2014

Got these for IEM's for church. So far I love them. Don't have as much low end as I would like but I've read they will get better. Super comfortable. I would recommend these for a good start up IEM

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Great value for a great earpiece

June 13, 2014

Received the earpiece timely and enjoy it high quality sound quality

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Allen and Stacie

Newport Beach, CA

Excellent Choice! The Balanced Armature is Superp!

July 9, 2012

I purchased 2 of These headphones, one in red (for my wife) and one in blue (for myself).

Anyways, I have been doing some research on some good, in ear headphones, that arent designed for bass heads, but instead for great detail and imagery. I wanted them to be honest, and natural sounding, and all the people I had heard from seemed to agree on getting a balanced armature headphone. Westone was by far was the unanimous winner when i would inquire about a good brand for such a technology. These are a pricey line, so my wife and I agreed on these. Both of us are thrilled with the choice. These fit VERY snug in our ears, and come with the right size tips to hold them in our ear, and provide us with enough sound isolation to block out the outside noises. When i first got them, and tried them on, the fit was VERY awkward, but when I changed out the tips to the comply size that fits me, it was the most secure fit I have ever had with earbuds. They do not create any pressure on my inner ear, and I do not feel any fatigue when wearing them over time. I noticed immediately when i saw my wife wearing hers, that this is the exact style we see musicians wearing when we go to live shows and concerts. So I think we are on the right track. I like the cable wrapping over my ear, as does my wife. It gives it the sport style fit, and keeps them nice and snug, but they feel just as good with the cable going down instead. Overall, Very satisfied with these headphones. They are worth every penny. And the hype is actually for a good reason on these. I would like to save up and get the UMX3! I can only imagine the improved sound quality with 3 drivers. If mine sound this good, with a single driver, the 3 drivers must sound ridiculous.

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Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

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