I will choose this over Shure. I have 2 Shure IEM that had cables broken. This UM1's thin cables are virtually indestructible under abuse. The sound quality is probably the best for a 1 driver monitor. Lacking bass but the clarity is supreme.
Westone UM1 Orange Earphones Team Edition In-Ear Headphones
Professional In-Ear Dynamic Team Edition Balanced Armature Earbuds/Ear Buds In-Ear Monitors
Westone True-Fit Technology
Fifty years experience with in-ear applications has produced a compact and light universal earpiece with premium sound and fitment. The True-Fit sound port guarantees maximum comfort and unparalleled sound reproduction. Westone takes pride in assuring that your audio experience is not only good, but one of the greatest.
Operating on different terms than traditional drivers, balanced armature drivers are significantly more compact and efficient. This allows for a lustrous comfort and a precise end result. Westone implements sophisticated 2-way and 3-way multi-BA driver configurations to further improve sound detail and expand to a full and rich frequency response.
Constructed of bifurcated, high-flexibility, ultra-low resistance tinsel wire coupled with a special aramid fiber usually used for ballistic-rated body armor, Westone's EPIC (Earphone Precision Interface Cable) cabling is the cream of the crop in audio quality, comfort, and durability. The rugged, braided design resists tangles, while the included slider keeps your earphones in place during vigorous activity. EPIC's over-the-ear cable design also offers superior in-ear comfort and isolation from mechanical cable noise.
Made in the USA
Only the best musical instruments are those constructed by hand, so are the best earphones which reproduce your music. Westone Monitors are built by a dedicated staff of lab technicians and artist. Westone's USA products are always given the utmost attention to detail and manufacturing which reflects the rich and diverse country in which they are made in.
- In-Ear Dynamic Team Edition Monitor
- Micro-Driver Balanced Armature Technology
- Ultra-accurate driver for full frequency response
- Ultra supple braided design ensures comfort and resists tangles
- Designed with a snug fit for active people
- Over-the-ear cable design offers superior in-ear comfort and isolation from mechanical cable noise
- Includes different size tips for added comfort
- Color: Orange
- Also available in: Red , and Yellow
- Authorized Internet Dealer
- 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty
- Frequency Response: 20-16,000 Hz
- Sensitivity: 114dB
- Nominal Impedance: 25 Ohms
(newest, current model)
(previous model, replaced by Westone UM1 Orange Earphones Professional In-Ear Monitor Headphones)
Sonic Electronix Insights (Scale from 1-5, 5 Being the Best)
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.
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.
This is the application that the headphones are designed for. Each application has unique features that make it perfect for particular uses.
DJ: These headphones are durable, loud, and will often allow for one ear listening.
Gaming Delivers explosive sound and allows you to communicate with others.
Home Hi-Fi: These audiophile headphones are engineered to produce high fidelity and accurate audio.
Home/Office: These headphones are designed to produce rich, brilliant sounds that the artists would appreciate.
Sports: Designed for active use. These headphones are made to stay in (or on) the ear during workouts.
Kids: Feature noise limiting technology so that your little ones don't damage their ears listening to music too loud.
On-the-Go: On-the-go headphones are lightweight and often fold up for easy storage and portability.
Student: Compact and rugged enough to survive life in a backpack; inexpensive enough to not hurt the wallet of a student.
Studio: Reproduce music perfectly without any coloration. Look here for reference quality studio monitoring headphones.
Traveler/Airplane: These headphones are compact, lightweight, and have a portable design.
Corded means that the headphones use a cord to transfer the audio signal.
Bluetooth means that the audio signal is transmitted from your device to the headphones via a Bluetooth connection.
Corded or Bluetooth means that the headphones can be used as corded headphones or as Bluetooth headphones. They have an input in one or both earcups for use as a corded headphone while they also have a built-in battery for use as Bluetooth wireless headphones.
Wireless means that the audio signal is transmitted wirelessly to the headphones.
The Jack Angle refers to the angle of the input jack on the headphone cable.
Straight Jack: Straight plug with no angle.
Angled Jack: Angled plug, usually a 90 degree angle.
Swivel Jack: A swivel jack is able to swivel between a straight plug and an angled plug.
Home Wireless Headphones
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".
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January 18, 2014
22 of 26 found this helpful
January 13, 2014
Tried these out, and liked them. They don't have any of that exaggerated bass or hyperextended high frequencies. They do shine in the midrange, especially with vocals. Overall a better choice than those "artist endorsed" monitors. They come with many different adaptors for a custom fit and a carrying case. Good bang for the buck!
18 of 21 found this helpful
January 18, 2014
I have used the shure in ears for years and always the same problem, they don't stay in my ears well. However,the braided cable on these westones are light and feel like air behind your ears, you'll never know it's there! The drivers performance is on point with the lower level shure products (scl2, 215's, ect) but the price is considerably lower. I'm a drummer, and a very active one at that, if these in ears please me, they should not disappoint anyone. They are a great product. The amount of low end they'll handle with surprise you. They come with some great tips as well, I love mine and may even buy one of westones upper end products because I'm so impressed by these =)
15 of 20 found this helpful
October 10, 2012
Excellent sound, amazing sound resolution, neutral tonal balance, good noise isolation, braided cord is not twisted and almost no microphonics, comfortable fit, decent carrying case.
7 of 9 found this helpful
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