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post #46 of 5325

I've heard at the Korean forums that Soundcat(the importer of most of the earphones here) is waiting for an announcement from Westone at 14th(so is it today there?).

 

Maybe, this would be the Westone 4.

 

Just guessing. I think it won't be...

post #47 of 5325

Looks like a 4 to me. And the cable looks like it is removeable with swivl! It is kind of hard to see whether it is a prototype or pre-production sample.

 

Great catch Flavio. Now I really have to drop by the Westone booth at CES.


Edited by FrederikS|TPU - 12/14/10 at 5:14am
post #48 of 5325
Thread Starter 

It's official!

 

Just received official Press Release from Westone via email:

 

"Westone Music Products is pleased to announce the release of the Westone 4 True-Fit Earphone. The new pinnacle of the Westone Series, the 4 features four balanced armature drivers with a three-way crossover network for breathtaking clarity and realism. The Westone 4 is the clear choice for the serious audiophile and music enthusiast.

 

The Westone 4 will be revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 6, with product shipping early in the first quarter of 2011."

post #49 of 5325
Thread Starter 

Spec sheet and more here:

 

Westone 4 Earphones Spec Sheet

 

post #50 of 5325

That is excellent news! I'm going to start saving up now! I would like to do a side by side comparison of these with my W3s. Then sell my W3s because the W4s are not going to be cheap! Unless I don't like the sound frown.gif... do you think they would take returns? tongue.gif

 

edit*

Dual bass will be awesome for me! I like having the option of some extra bass. Hope they fare well with EQ.


Edited by Shadow Runner - 12/14/10 at 8:28am
post #51 of 5325
Thread Starter 

Westone 4 price will be $449

post #52 of 5325

I wonder if UM4 will be coming out soon too. normal_smile%20.gif

post #53 of 5325

I will start saving, though I think a nice dark green theme would have been better for the 4... (also I imagine $449 will mean they will be £449 blink.gif)

post #54 of 5325

Oh it's real alright! They will be on display at CES as well...get ready for The Next Level kiddies!!! blink.gif

 

Westone 4

 

post #55 of 5325
So, one question: Where is the best place to sell Westone 3's? How much should I expect to get for them? I really must have the 4's!

Exciting times, I've had my 3's for a year now and have started to crave a little more, I hope the quad drivers will do me proud.

I need a set date!

(",)
post #56 of 5325

Fortunately i had not yet settled on the SE535 or the UM3X yet. Now it looks that i will hold back for a few more weeks. This W4 sure looks promising.

post #57 of 5325

Still not clear on the difference of the sound between the W3 and UM3x? Can someone sum that up for me right quick?


Edited by ericp10 - 12/14/10 at 10:03am
post #58 of 5325

Quote:

Originally Posted by p0wderh0und23 View Post

Oh it's real alright! They will be on display at CES as well...get ready for The Next Level kiddies!!! blink.gif

 

Westone 4

 



Any info on the intended month of release ? I was about to buy a 3 way IEM this week and it seems that i should hold back so it would be nice to know the ETA.

post #59 of 5325

I think the UM3Xs are supposed to be tuned as studio monitors for sound engineers, whereas the W3s are tuned for music enjoyment. So in theory, the UM3Xs are meant to sound 'flat' although they have the same drivers. The W3s are supposed to sound more bass heavy with enhanced treble.
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

Still now clear on the difference of the sound between the W3 and UM3x? Can someone sum that up for me right quick?


Edited by Danz03 - 12/14/10 at 10:03am
post #60 of 5325

Thank you @ Danz03.
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Danz03 View Post

I think the UM3Xs are supposed to be tuned as studio monitors for sound engineers, whereas the W3s are tuned for music enjoyment. So in theory, the UM3Xs are meant to sound 'flat' although they have the same drivers. The W3s are supposed to sound more bass heavy with enhanced treble.
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

Still now clear on the difference of the sound between the W3 and UM3x? Can someone sum that up for me right quick?

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