TOMORROW, OCTOBER 4
PRICE WILL CHANGE TO $349!
Earphone solutions :o. still cheap, but extra
I actually sold my Westone 4R's 3-4 months ago to try out new headphones. I owned everything from the HIFIMAN HE-500's to the Ultrasone Edition 8's to the Momentums to the Sennheiser HD800's and etc. (check my lengthy list on my profile if ur curious) during that period. What I'm trying to say is that the Westone 4R's are a true gem with unique and detailed mids and a awesome balanced sound you cannot get from any other headphone/IEM. The fullness and control you get from the sound is very impeccable and IMO is worth $500 and a steal at $300. If you decide to sell them and get another headphone after another and another... you'll soon begin to realize all headphones have a unique sound signature and major strengths that you cannot start ranking (accept for regards to technicalities such as imaging). I do agree with you though that the bass is really anemic. But I just love the full/balanced mids and tight and controlled bass the 4R's have, it is awesome for rock/metal music!!
And for music for where I REALLY want to feel DA BASS I just listen to a subwoofer to feel the powuh!!! Headphone's can never reproduce powerful music with authority like full sized speakers! :D
And speakers cannot be as portable or intimate as headphones... :)
Thanks to folks on this forum, I saw this deal and jumped on it yesterday. I've never owned IEM's really, so I'm looking forward to giving them a try. I assume there will be some mental break-in time, while I get used to having them in my ears, plus whatever break-in they might need themselves.
I'll be using them for travel primarily, either straight through my iPod or amped with my Dragonfly, coming from a Macbook Pro with JRiver Media Center for software.
Thanks to everyone who has posted thoughts on these... much appreciated.
Well, it's definitely worth testing all the tips and giving it some time. Some of my favorite all time IEMS sounded pretty bad to me at first. Then again, maybe you just like more bassy earphones. The W4R are not quite neutral, but not bass monsters either. They also aren't typically known as a 'wow' pair. They do everything well but they don't really make you go "omg this is so amazing."