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post #2251 of 2260

its just the spinfits as is i recomend them but my earholes are to big for the largest size so i stick with the grey shure silicones for the best seal

post #2252 of 2260
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Seems like Westone is launching a new UM1..
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/westone-set-to-launch-new-product-the-um1-300443514.html
Naming sounds weird though.. Totally new product from ground up but utilizes an old name..
post #2253 of 2260
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Originally Posted by xaddictionx View Post

Seems like Westone is launching a new UM1..
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/westone-set-to-launch-new-product-the-um1-300443514.html
Naming sounds weird though.. Totally new product from ground up but utilizes an old name..

We are launching new UM. 

 

I knew the name would throw some people off but frankly speaking it was at the request of the Cartwright brothers who engineer all of our earphones. They have been asking to do a sub $100 earphone for a very long time and I approved the product development last year. 

 

They wanted to go back to the old UM1 naming because their goal was the same as the original UM1 and that is to get a great tool in the hands of as many musicians to help them make better music. 

 

The body of this is the same as the UM Pro 10 but everything else is different. Different Driver, different cable and different sound signature. It is a little warmer than the UM Pro 10. 

 

All in all, we are really excited to create a product more accessible to more people. 

 

I am the guy quoted in that press release...

post #2254 of 2260

its a dynamic?

post #2255 of 2260
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Originally Posted by damobananna View Post
 

its a dynamic?

 

From the announcement:

 

"This state-of-the-art, universal-fit in-ear monitor uses a specially engineered proprietary single balanced armature driver that has been tuned to give listeners a fresh new sound while effortlessly reproducing today's music regardless of the genre. The new UM1 features a completely redesigned removable round cable that incorporates Westone's MMCX Audio™ connection, to ensure a secure and reliable connection every time. Also included with the UM1 will be the complete compliment of high-quality foam and silicone ear tips that come with all flagship Westone music products, and give users the ability to find the perfect fit."

 

For $99, this looks like the cheapest Westone single BA driver IEM.  Not bad considering the same design ergonomics, custom eartips, and removable cable with an updated mmcx connector.

post #2256 of 2260

my humble opinion - put two more 0's and a pro on the end of the model name and cram in another 9 drivers . yay fun


Edited by damobananna - 4/21/17 at 11:23am
post #2257 of 2260
UM1 was my first 'good' IEM after playing aournd with Sleek Audio SA1s.
I loved the sound, there's a coherence in a single driver that is lacking in almost every multi-driver IEM I've
heard since.
in fact my old UM1s are out to PETERK to be reshelled / recabled, they're my go to exercise and walking IEMs
Looking forward to hearing this new version
post #2258 of 2260
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Originally Posted by lotech View Post

UM1 was my first 'good' IEM after playing aournd with Sleek Audio SA1s.
I loved the sound, there's a coherence in a single driver that is lacking in almost every multi-driver IEM I've
heard since.
in fact my old UM1s are out to PETERK to be reshelled / recabled, they're my go to exercise and walking IEMs
Looking forward to hearing this new version

 

I assume the original UM1 didn't have a detachable cable?  Just curious, are you reshelling it to add detachable cable or just changing the cable?

 

Either way, would be cool if you can compare these.  And indeed, you can't beat the coherency of a single BA driver, but it also a challenge to cover the entire FR spectrum.  So, will be interesting to hear what Westone came up with.

post #2259 of 2260
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Originally Posted by BKG22 View Post

We are launching new UM. 

I knew the name would throw some people off but frankly speaking it was at the request of the Cartwright brothers who engineer all of our earphones. They have been asking to do a sub $100 earphone for a very long time and I approved the product development last year. 

They wanted to go back to the old UM1 naming because their goal was the same as the original UM1 and that is to get a great tool in the hands of as many musicians to help them make better music. 

The body of this is the same as the UM Pro 10 but everything else is different. Different Driver, different cable and different sound signature. It is a little warmer than the UM Pro 10. 

All in all, we are really excited to create a product more accessible to more people. 

I am the guy quoted in that press release...
Thanks for giving more insights to the new product!

With the new UM line, will the UM Pro series be discontinued? Is the sound signature of the new UM totally different from the UM Pro series?

Looking forward to your new release! Hopefully it does entails a new epic cable. The old cable that came with the UM Pro 50 is good ergonomically but i felt it's restraining the sound quite a fair bit. Just my thoughts..
post #2260 of 2260
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Originally Posted by twister6 View Post

I assume the original UM1 didn't have a detachable cable?  Just curious, are you reshelling it to add detachable cable or just changing the cable?

Either way, would be cool if you can compare these.  And indeed, you can't beat the coherency of a single BA driver, but it also a challenge to cover the entire FR spectrum.  So, will be interesting to hear what Westone came up with.
I sent them to Peterk because the non detachable cables were frayed, as I said they are my walking,
exercise IEMs.nI didn't want to just toss them so I was going to have them recalled.
There was an issue with the shell so we decided To use sure 215 type shells.
Wesrone replacement shells aren't available. I'm going to talk to Brandon aboutdetachable cables
Just to avoid having to do this all over again.
I'd love to do side by side compare and see how westone changed from the original UM1.
I'm not sure how the reshelling will change the sound I'm hoping it doesn't negatively affect the sound.

As for the frequency, I notice it most on the low end, I'm decidedly not a bass head
so I can live with the loss of the bottom most octave for the coherency.
I will definitely report back when I get my old ones back.
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