Originally Posted by Deviltooth
If they were just 'enhancing the product' they'd have no need to change the name/model designation or they would do so in the same way they denoted the difference between the Westone 4 and 4R. The current releases have been treated like new products so once again I will reiterate proof in the hope that if you see it a second time you might actually read what I've typed.
Evidence: Please note the separate reviews of the ES5 and the ES50 in the Head-Fi gift guide. Also reference the many new threads (such as this one) that have sprung up in the wake of Westone's announcements.
At no point did I say they should raise the price 30% and I have no idea where you got this ridiculous idea. Please don't imply I've said something that I have not. Aside from your sentence being patently false you also state that a price increase would 'have eased confusion'. Sorry, I don't follow the logic here.
What does Westone have to do with Head-Fi putting reviews of both ES5 and ES50 in the gift guide? They are probably scratching their heads too if they saw that. Sounds like somebody jumping the gun before they knew what the hell they were doing (or reviewing). How about at least comparing identical specs? Is it that hard? LOL....Go figure.....
W4 and W4R are identical everything in every regard except the cable connection area, period, where a W3 and a W30 have completely different housings, completely different cables and a different cable connection technology. Of course it's a different model #.
Quality control 101: You must have a revision or new model number to a new product otherwise you will have a lot control nightmare on their hands.
You're just pissed off because they cost more but sound the same and I am trying to point out other than the sound they ARE completely different products.
I'm thankful that Westone has NOT stated any sound enhancements and that I can easily see the newer versions are the same specs so I will simply pass on purchasing any of these and wait for the next new sounding product but some people are too dumb to realize this. Anyone that would deduce that the new one's sound different on their own is a moron. Just don't buy it! Westone surely is not trying to "fool" people to buying a W3 and a W30. They want new buyers that DON'T have W3 to buy the newer version W30 that has more up to date cabling and ergonomics.
Your logic would state that if Logitech came up with a TF10 (exact same drivers and spec) but with a different cable and better form fitting housing (maybe like UE900) and called it TF100....would you really be ticked off and say the same things you saying about Westone? I doubt it....
Edited by Spyro - 12/20/13 at 5:28pm