Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Westone 1 announced, but no splash in the water.

Westone announced a new entry for their 'Westone' series, the Westone 1. While the new IEM is also a single transducer IEM, Westone has made it clear that this new model will not replace the current UM1.

At this point it is easy to see Westone intention to separate their older professional 'UM' series from the more consumer orientated 'Westone' series. Personally, I don't see the big deal between the two series - in fact, as my recent brief audition of Westone 3 and UM3X, I can hardly convince myself W3 really worths the money it asked for compared to UM3X. Well, whether W1 will be better than UM1 or not is yet to be heard, so fingers crossed. ETA is early next month with a expected price tag of $139 - the slightly higher price seems to be a big reason why this IEM received very little attention from the public (consider that you can get a single balanced armature for as little as US$55 these day).

Speaker Type: 1 Balanced Armature Driver, full range
Cable Length: 50” / 128 cm
Weight: 0.445 ounces / 12.7 grams
Input Connector: 1/8 inch / 3.5 mm, Stereo
Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 16 kHz
Input Sensitivity: 122 dB SPL @ 1 kHz
Input Impedance: 27 ohm @ 1 kHz
Passive Noise Attenuation: 25 dB

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