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Westone 4R with Removable Cables Reviews


Effortless sound with a pleasant signature


Pros: Non silibant, not fatiguing,

Cons: Price,

Bass response doesn't bleed to the vocals or any other frequency whatsoever, thin lightweight cable with no microphonics and small plug to connect to portable devices.  Some people called holographic sound but I would say it's more like a de-phase between armature drivers.  Westone star tips are excellent, I use them for almost all my IEMs, I think the 

Warm sounding , Good fitting earphones


Pros: Nice Punchy Bass, Wide U Shaped soundstage

Cons: Mids not as engaging as id like them to be.

So when I got the earphones my expactations where really high. These were to be my best and last earphones I'll have but it didn't happen. Overall the sound is warm and smooth . It is balanced and nothing really jumps out at you. The bass is as fast and snappy as I've ever heard , the midrange was sweet and nice and the treble quantity was just perfect.    Unfortunately I love Vocals to be more up front so I can enjoy them and have the rest of the music seperated and moved to the background and as i heard that the Westones are Mid-centric , thats what I expected to happen, but no. They treat all frequencies more or less equally.    All in all these are fantastic...
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Good fit & cable. Balanced, but veiled sound


Pros: Cable, fit, looks, balanced sound

Cons: Veiled sound

*I listened to the Westone 4Rs using iPhone 4S and the latest iPod Classic (6th Generation). The below sums up my listening experience from these sources only.*   The Westone 4Rs fit my ears better than any other earphones. With good tips, like Shure’s Grey Flex or ‘Olive’ tips, they feel snug without causing any discomfort. The nozzles on the 4R are shorter than that of Shure SE535 so the sound isolation isn’t quite as good, though they still do a reasonable job of blocking out external noise. As explained in the user manual, pulling your ears up and back helps to get a deeper fit when inserting.   The excellent cable is a sensible length (unlike the too-long Shure’s),...
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Extremely astounded


Pros: Awesome sound quality and highly comfortable

Cons: Price

Westone W4R, is my most favourite IEM so far, probably one of the best that I have ever tried and worth listening to. I'm a music lover and been listening to music with earphone and headphone for more than 20 years, to this point, only Westone W4 and W4R truly fascinates me with the performance to play musics beautifully without the ear fatigue. Combined with the latest STAR tips, this Westone W4R sounds very great for me listening without amplifier (or even with Fiio E11) to MP3 320 kbps and FLAC musics and also Audio CD. I'm listening to guitar centric music and orchestral musics (Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal and Unplugged musics), this IEM is truly fantastic. the only downside is...
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A fantastic overall balance,very comfortable


Pros: Better soundstage than my 530. Mids blend into treble very well. Treble not harsh or sibulant

Cons: Plastic sleeve cut off,leaving about half inch for cable support.

I have had many in ear and,on ear phones over the years.I currently use hd800,and also the 4r. At 72 years old,my hearing has changed,so my thoughts might not be the same as yours.I found these needed burning in to get the best out of.Before burning in,i could not get comfortable with them,because of the plastic sleeve supporting the cable So having (VERY CAREFULLY!.) removed the sleeve,leaving about half inch for support,they are now,the most comfortable in ears ive ever had.The bass at first,seemed a little lacking,but blends very well into the mids without any noticeable overhang. The mids again blend well into the treble without any bleed. Having used a few different buds,i...
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W4R: An Eye opener


Pros: Awesome sound quality, excellent isolation

I had these for about 3 months now.  I can say that this is an eye-opener for me.  I had lower tier IEMs before, namely Sennheiser CX-300, Beats Tour (aweful build quality), Klipsch II, Brainwavz M3 etc.  and I liked the sound of those for their price, except for the Beats.  I always saw the higher priced IEMs like the Westone series in stores and always shrugged off the idea of them sounding that much more in relation to the price increase.  That was until I caved in and bought a UM3X. Honestly, I was disappointed with the sound because I felt it was congested and has too boomy bass, that was until I got my brain wrapped around the sound and it became awesome,...
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Westone 4R


Pros: Great detail, balanced sound

Cons: Bass roll off @ 40 Hz and HF roll off >16 kHz

Great universal IEM. Highly recommended.

Great IEM for neutral listening


Pros: neautral sound, soundstage, great treble, great mids

Cons: bass can lack punch, poor sound isolation

DISCLAIMER: I am not an audiophile. I am an audio appreciator. I hope.   VALUE: Overall I'd say that the value for these IEMs is pretty good, given how it sounds and what it does.   AUDIO QUALITY: Highs - The highs for this is clear, crisp, and it sounds really good. It's not distorted at all no matter how much is going on, and the separation between the highs and mids is clean. Mids - The mids are full and neutral. Its detailed without being flat, but there doesn't seem to be much coloration to it either. Bass - It's there, but it's not in your face. If you are wanting "boom boom" or like to 'feel it' then these will be lacking in the bass department for you....
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W4 Details at its Finest


Cons: bass may be lacking a bit

Amazingly detailed and never fatiguing *sweet highs intimate and detailed mids bass is excellent for me but mostly may not be for some but amp will help
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