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PRESS RELEASE: Westone announces Adventure Series Alpha earphones

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WESTONE BRINGS PREMIER SOUND TO THE ACTIVE LISTENER WITH ADVENTURE SERIES ALPHA EARPHONES

 

            

 

 

 

Colorado Springs, CO, and Manhattan Beach, CA, June 04, 2013 – Westone, the leader in high performance audio and in-ear monitoring technology, announces the availability of the Adventure Series (ADV) Alpha earphones. The Adventure Series Alpha is the culmination of Westone's two decades of experience with audio and in-ear musicians' monitors. Designed for the active user, Adventure Series creates a new category of cross-over earphones that deliver exceptional audio performance, fit and design for use in all environments.

 

With IPX-3* water resistance, the Adventure Series earphones are protected against spraying water and adverse conditions for everyday use, rain or shine. Westone's first-ever Adventure Warning and Control System (AWACS Reflective Cable) allows for improved visibility in low-light conditions with a reflective, replaceable cable along with the MFi (Made for iPhone, iPad, iPod) system with three-button volume control and inline microphone. The earphone is constructed from a magnesium uni-body, which allows for durability and unmatched design performance.

 

Keeping sound quality a priority, Westone integrated their rich heritage of signature driver technologies into the Adventure Series Alpha. A proprietary extended range 6.5mm micro driver with PST™ (Precision Surface Tuning), 20Hz -18kHz frequency response, and impedance of 21 ohms, delivers sonic accuracy with extended bass.

 

Westone Adventure Series Alpha also features:

  • Active Fit System - Up & Over™ cable routing and patented STAR™ Tips ensure superior fit, comfort, and retention for even the toughest adventure.
  • Magnesium Uni-body Construction – A Low-profile lightweight magnesium uni-body and aluminum faceplate for strength, durability and style.
  • The MFI control allows the listener to rewind, fast-forward, skip songs, play/pause, activate Siri interface and answer/hang-up calls without interruption of the their activity.

 

"You can see our customer focus in our Adventure Series. Our fans have been asking for Westone products that they can wear during every activity, whether it is travel, workout or play. The ADVs are our first cross-over MFi earphones and the embodiment of ruggedness with exceptional sound," said John F. Lowrey, Vice President, Audio Group at Westone. "The Adventure Series is a new standalone product line from Westone that will attract listeners who want performance as well as comfort, durability, weather-resistance and the dynamic Westone sound signature."

 

Included with Adventure Series Alpha are Westone's patented STAR™ silicone tips, True-Fit™ foam tips, wax removal tool, and special weather resistant rigid travel case.

 

Adventure Series Alpha is available with a MSRP of $199.99 through authorized dealers and e-retailers.

*Source: IPX-3 Liquid Ingress Protection Rating

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Nice price, if they sound good too, they can be killers.

post #3 of 34
Is this a dynamic? Never seen a company list driver size for a ba before. Never mind the description of extended bass.
post #4 of 34

These might get me to exercise or climb mountains or something.

post #5 of 34
I don't feel like I'm browsing on Head-Fi. Only $200 for brand new in-ears? Madness!
post #6 of 34

Shure se215,meet your rival now!

post #7 of 34
It is a dynamic driver.
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Pfftt, no true headfier would be seen dead in a gym in anything less than a set of $1000 CIEM :-P
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Originally Posted by mrinspire View Post

Shure se215,meet your rival now!

 

If it's anything like the Yamaha EPH-100 w/ a nice sprinkle of the HiFiman RE272, I'd see it more like outmatched x3.

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Originally Posted by FieldingMellish View Post

These might get me to exercise or climb mountains or something.

 

Yup. I finally found IEMs that are suitable for exercising, without sacrificing excellent sound quality.

post #11 of 34

pretty cool features smile.gif     

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Originally Posted by YoengJyh View Post

It is a dynamic driver.

6.5mm micro dynamic driver

post #13 of 34

Welp, you had me at magnesium.

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Originally Posted by gikigill View Post

Pfftt, no true headfier would be seen dead in a gym in anything less than a set of $1000 CIEM :-P

I wouldn't risk it honestly, humidity can kill them easily biggrin.gif For gym, my limit is around 300-400 € ciem with 2 BA are enough usually.

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Originally Posted by Niyologist View Post

 

If it's anything like the Yamaha EPH-100 w/ a nice sprinkle of the HiFiman RE272, I'd see it more like outmatched x3.

Take it more realistic, main goal of these iems is to be suitable for "extreme" environment. So I think most money in R&D went to new housing and cable, I would be surprised, if their sound quality would be on same level as 100$ Hfiiman Re-400.

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