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Westone 1 or...

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Hello Head-fi,

I've been lurking in this websites for weeks now reading people reviews on different headphones/IEMs. And just few days ago I decided to get out of my comfort zone and looked for high-end IEM (for starter) that suits me. I am more into hip-hop/R&B songs but I am an occasional pop/rock listener as well.

Now my question is, will Westone 1 be a right choice for me? Or do you guys have better recommendation? My budget stretches from usd$100 - $250

Your help will be much appreciated.
post #2 of 16
You can get the Westone 2 for $214.
post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 
I see your westone 2 is on the way. Would be great if you can share your impression or perhaps mini-review here when you get them.
post #4 of 16
The Westone 1's may be a bit light on the low end for Rap and R&B. I suppose it depends on your tastes however.
post #5 of 16
neither the W1 or W2's would be any good for hip hop, they are both somewhat bass light.

update later, I just had a brain fart.
post #6 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by ben4345 View Post
neither the W1 or W2's would be any good for hip hop, they are both somewhat bass light.

update later, I just had a brain fart.
W2 hits hard enough on most rap songs, badly compressed ones don't go that low but on most hip hop/RNB songs I thought the bass was fine. Now they are not the bass monster like the Westone 3 or the Beats by Dr. Dre(friend broke down and bought them, they are super nice!) that makes non-bassy songs sounds bassy, but from the little rap I listened to, the W2 bass hits decently hard. Let's not group them in with the RE0
post #7 of 16
wow.. i would definitely disagree with the opinions here that the w1 are bass light.. i listen to a good amount of hip hop also and found the W1's, for my tastes anyways, to have just the right amount of bass - not too overwhelming but not lacking either. I ended up going with the ie7 over the w1 though just because overall sound i preferred from the ie7. but i would definitely say that unless you are a basshead, imo - the w1 are great for rap and hip hop.. and if your budget can stretch, i would go for the ie7's.
post #8 of 16
Agreed with bik (bought his w1) they are not bass light at all. It might not extend down to the sub bass region but thats the limitation of most single BA.
post #9 of 16
As soon as I get my W1's again, I can triple check.
post #10 of 16
Would the W1's be ok for rock music?

Cheers
post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 
I didn't know choosing high end IEM can be this stressful LOL.

Which one is more comfortable, W1 or IE7? And in terms of durability, which one do you guys prefer?
post #12 of 16
both are very comfortable and both well built..although for me, i think the ie7 are slightly more comfortable.
post #13 of 16
I got the W1s for their comfort and I have to say I am not disappointed, I don't have the IE7 but compared to all the other IEMs I have (Q-jays, RE2, Superfi 3) it is the most comfortable for the longest period of time.

I listen to mostly rock and I cannot complain about the sound.
post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post
Would the W1's be ok for rock music?

Cheers
Try Grado
post #15 of 16

I like the w1's for all genres, but i havent heard anything else to compare it to for bass. And would anyone happen to know of a good amp for the w1s.

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