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post #31 of 343

The um pro 30s plastic is the same matriel as the old ums so I pretty sure the w series should be at least the same quality or better material as the old w series. I think worse case scenario is both the new lines sound the same just with  minor cosmetic changes.

post #32 of 343
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Originally Posted by squallkiercosa View Post
 

The w1, w2, w3, w4 UM1,2,3x are also made of plastic. No difference whatsoever.

Absolutely there's a difference.  "Plastic" is made up from resin pellets of a variety of different grades, densities, durability, etc. 

 

While there is not enough impact or bass to rattle the interchanging plastic loose, it is a totally lame concept reserved for Target and Walmart $20 earphones IMHO.

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post #34 of 343

So talking to Westone, the only difference between the W1 and the W10 is the cable and the casing style, but the price difference is 100 dollars.  Does that seem worth it?

post #35 of 343
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Originally Posted by mackworth View Post
 

So talking to Westone, the only difference between the W1 and the W10 is the cable and the casing style, but the price difference is 100 dollars.  Does that seem worth it?

No i dont think its worth it.

post #36 of 343

False advertising to call these 'all new'. 

post #37 of 343

"New and Improved" is used constantly in "new" products.  There is tons of latitude for the manufacturer .  Westone could probably change the EPIC cable from black to dark grey and make the nozzle 1mm longer, do nothing else and call it new and improved.

 

Buyer beware.  But yes...a little dissapointing for those of us that have been around the original models since inception.

post #38 of 343
Its quite sad seeing westone like this...hopefully it changes the next time the release a new series, although thats not gonna happen in awhile, seeing how long it took them to refresh their previous lines
post #39 of 343

There isn't much hype about these, so that's a good sign at least. Maybe Westone will refrain from this kind of thing in the future. Can't believe they tricked me into buying a UM1 for $150.

post #40 of 343

Wow I was so excited when I saw the title for this..

post #41 of 343
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Originally Posted by aristo View Post

Wow I was so excited when I saw the title for this..
Change it to 'rebooted w series' instead
Sounds more suited to it
post #42 of 343
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Originally Posted by fluffyberry View Post


Change it to 'rebooted w series' instead
Sounds more suited to it

haha sounds about right

post #43 of 343

It seems that new W line is already out, there are over fourty rates of W40 on westone website but I can't find any review or even short opinion about it in the web. Has someone heard it and can type few words about its sound? I'm waiting for my delivery to Europe... so big apetite and hope that there are some tiny improvements as in um30 and es50 (reviews of which are already on the web).

post #44 of 343

This leads me to believe there will be NO MORE Westone offerings for a long time EXCEPT possibly a real high end $1000 universal to compete with SE846.  But it would seem straight up....some might still prefer the W4 for more balance and better treble extension.


Edited by Spyro - 12/14/13 at 3:42pm
post #45 of 343
Don't think Westone will come up with another high end IEM to compete anytime soon. Probably next year. Was waiting for Westone to have another breakthrough as well. Really like the Westone house sound.
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