Summary: The Westone 4R does exactly the same as the original 4 model, but has a few extra tricks up its sleeves. The user replaceable cable is definitely interesting for all performers and audiophiles. Besides that the inclusion of a hard carrying case is definitely a nice addition.
Pros: Excellent performance across the board, Exchangeable cable, Small for a quad driver in-ear, Good fit, Very detailed sound, Great sound stage performance, Superb bundle, Memory wire (preference)
Cons: Price ($50 more expensive than the Westone 4s), Memory wire (preference)
Excerpt: ), but we also understand that some music lovers would prefer to go with universal-fit in-ear ‘phones rather than going down the custom-fit path. Part of this has to do, we think, with some listeners’ reluctance to have custom ear-mold impressions taken (a process that admittedly looks a bit scary...
Excerpt: When I first saw the press release announcing the Westone 4 , my first thought was, “OK, now, it’s getting a bit silly.” After all, I’ve owned the Westone 3 for a year now and I love them. The bass is a little forward, but so what? The mids and highs are comfortable.
Pros: One of the best soundings earphones available, Very comfortable, Almost totally isolating, Microphonics-free cable
Cons: This kind of isolation can be dangerous on the street, Can be a hassle inserting and removing in an office setting, Pricey
Summary: Westone have struck gold with the Westone 4 design. It corrects the main deficits of the Westone 3s' design both sonically and durability wise. The price of $449 is a bit on the high side for many.
Pros: Sound stage, Tight bass with good extension, Treble extension and detail, Excellent bundle, Comfortable to wear, Sound great with a multitude of tips, Excellent cable, Very neutral presentation (preference)
Cons: Expensive, Not the most musical in-ears out there (preference)
Conclusion: My scalp starts to itch when I’ve nothing negative to say about an earphone. But in the Westone 4’s case, I’ll have to contend myself with scratching and scratching. Detailed, well made, well accessorised, and good sounding, it is an excellent earphone for the audiophile and the consumer alike.
Summary: There are not many renowned brands in the earphone category yet there remain a few who are trying their best to come up with innovative and proper earphones. One such name is Westone. The company lacks proper recognition but makes up for the same in terms of quality.
Westone 4: další krok v evoluci? (test High-End špuntů)
15 February 2012
Summary: Westony 4 se prodávají za cenu lehce pod deset tisíc korun, což je i na vrcholové in-eary poměrně hodně. Za tuto sumu ale dostanete excelentní zvuk bez výraznější vady, jenž poráží naprostou většinu konkurenčních in-earů a snese porovnání s podobně drahými customy.