Yea, Westone is undeniably a leader in the IEM market.
W3 was a breakthrough IEM as first 3 way crossover and the first BIG BASSY balanced armature IEM that also had really good clarity.
6 months later UM3X raised the bar again for musicians's stage monitors. To this date...UM3X (now UMPro 30) still might be THE BEST dedicated universal stage monitor on the market.
Then a short 2 years ago Westone was the first company to come out with a quad-driver for true audiophiles.
All their products are great and well thought out (unlike a UE900 that is already discontinued) and maintain steady sales year after year.
Their patented "star" tips was another breakthrough design in offering more clarity to their IEM's with a great fit.
When you get it right the first time you don't have to keep re-inventing the wheel.
So now that they've spearheaded a few innovations they should stop?
RE Macgirl: What's going on here? You're quite the Westone apologist. When I click on your ID the threads you're active on are mostly Westone related and you're busy defending and promoting them. Do you have a connection with the company?