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What is similar to...Westone 4?

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

I'm in the market for some new portable IEM's and I was wondering what comes very close in terms of sound quality to the Westone 4s?

 

I recently got the westone 4, but for some reason I feel guilty about paying so much for them...I always wonder if there is something that's cheaper that is similar to what I purchased...

 

I have tried the IE80 and don't really like the sound signature...so don't mention these if you were going to!

 

Anyway, thanks for the help!

post #2 of 15
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Originally Posted by K-MONEY View Post

I'm in the market for some new portable IEM's and I was wondering what comes very close in terms of sound quality to the Westone 4s?

 

I recently got the westone 4, but for some reason I feel guilty about paying so much for them...I always wonder if there is something that's cheaper that is similar to what I purchased...

 

I have tried the IE80 and don't really like the sound signature...so don't mention these if you were going to!

 

Anyway, thanks for the help!

Aren't the IE80s more expensive than the W4s? 

 

The W4s are $318 on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Westone-WST-WESTONE4-W4/dp/B004M4RTUY/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1374002346&sr=1-1&keywords=westone+4

post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
I got the 4R for $408 with tax.

I like them a lot, but I don't feel as if their price point really justifies everything about them.
post #4 of 15

If you haven't already, you should give take a look in joker's guide: http://www.head-fi.org/t/478568/multi-iem-review-289-iems-compared-t-peos-h-100-added-07-14-13-p-730

post #5 of 15
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I got the 4R for $408 with tax.

I like them a lot, but I don't feel as if their price point really justifies everything about them.

what is your source? ipod? what dac are you using ect ect.

 

the w4r have a ton of potential that imo surpass justification for the price. however it depends on the sources, quality of music lossless/320kbps dac/ect ect

post #6 of 15
Thread Starter 
Just iphone and PC. Creative zxr.

What is your opinion?
post #7 of 15
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Just iphone and PC. Creative zxr.

What is your opinion?

The W4R has a very warm even sound, so Sennheiser will be your best bet.

post #8 of 15
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IT sounds like I should keep the Westone 4...

post #9 of 15
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IT sounds like I should keep the Westone 4...

Yep, and trust me, you paid a fair price, and it is expensive for a very good reason.  Any other IEMs that sounds similar to the W4R will only be more expensive.

post #10 of 15
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True...thanks for helping me make up my mind! I'm satisfied now :)

post #11 of 15
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I got the 4R for $408 with tax.

 

May I ask from where?

post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by DrSheep View Post

Yep, and trust me, you paid a fair price, and it is expensive for a very good reason.  Any other IEMs that sounds similar to the W4R will only be more expensive.

 

the sound signature of the w4r can greatly change with amplifiers,DACS,cables AND interconnects. for instance my w4r with my setup sounds nothing like they did out of the box. it just goes to show they have ALOT of potential. esp when you pair then with the right source equipment.

 

i also agree. they are expensive for a reason and its definitly going to cost you more than you paid for the w4r to gain a sound from a universal that is near the w4r.

post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by g33k girl View Post

 

May I ask from where?

 

Amazon. It says they don't have it in stock. I ordered it when it said that and they shipped it out about two days later. It's $375 without tax.

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0064ACZ9O/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new&qid=1374071958&sr=8-2

post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by K-MONEY View Post

 

Amazon. It says they don't have it in stock. I ordered it when it said that and they shipped it out about two days later. It's $375 without tax.

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0064ACZ9O/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new&qid=1374071958&sr=8-2

 

Thanks. About to order myself a pair. :)

post #15 of 15
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They had about 20+ in stock three days ago and now they are all gone!

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Thanks. About to order myself a pair. :)

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