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HELP identifying in-ear monitors

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

I would appreciate help identifying some earphones. These are the only pics available. Hopefully someone can help :)

 

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post #2 of 13
Thread Starter 

I might purchase these later tonight, so it would be cool if anyone has info on them, but anyways, thanks for looking!

post #3 of 13

westone um1? nope

It's shaped like the shure E1.

 


Edited by Nagasaki_Kid - 5/25/11 at 5:34pm
post #4 of 13

it looks it has a single balanced armature driver, the cable is very similar to the ones used by JH audio (not westone because westone uses the "button" slider and JH audio typically uses the clear tubing slider. maybe a obscure shure headphone?

post #5 of 13

It's not a Shure; I worked there 20 years.

 

It is shaped like the E1, but that had a beige case. And there was never a version with a clear case. Maybe this was Westone's version? (Originally, Westone was the source of, and manufacturer of, Shure's original E1. In fact, you can trace Shure, Westone and Ultimate all back to the same common roots. And by extension, JH, too, come to think of it.)

 

If it's from that E1 family (BTW, I still use my E1s on occasion...), that would make it more than 10 years old - likely closer to 15.

post #6 of 13

Earsonics?

post #7 of 13

this?

West-UM1.jpg

 

Found the picture at this obscure site, on the left end of the page: http://www.pjbox.co.uk/Westone-ES3.htm

post #8 of 13

this?

West-UM1.jpg

 

Found the picture at this obscure site, on the left end of the page: http://www.pjbox.co.uk/Westone-ES3.htm

 

And this:


westone_um1.jpg

even more obscure site: http://www.geluidenlichtshop.nl/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=152=Westone&products_id=2354

 

Thanks Google Image.

 

And some description here (in chinese): http://club.pchome.net/thread_15_180_2036698__.html

It says there are some cable(?) and sound (esp. in highs) differences between Shure E1 and these Westone UM1.  Shure's are made in Mexico, while Westone's are made in Colorado.


Edited by jjmai - 5/25/11 at 6:33pm
post #9 of 13

Interesting. Never knew there was an older version of the UM1.

post #10 of 13

jjmai wins the thread!

post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 

Wow! thanks for that info. I would have never guessed it. I might just give them a go :)

post #12 of 13

that's why I kept thinking um1. It was in the back of my mind till I looked up a picture of the um1 and saw the modern version. I remembered that the original shure e1 and e5 were made by westone.


Edited by Nagasaki_Kid - 5/25/11 at 10:40pm
post #13 of 13

I was gonna say Shure once I saw the disgusting green cable...

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