Summary: Mate these with the Shure"olive" ear tips (Shure PA910S, Shure PA910M Shure PA910L -- small, medium, large respectively). It's a match made in heaven. No attenuation of the higs and good seal so the low end is properly loaded. Better than the Comfy or silicone tips.
They're a tight fit on the westones so take your time when installing and especially when removing--it's worth the effort.
Pros: Very balanced and detailed frequency response. non-fatiguing
Cons: nozzles are a bit brittle. use grear care installing or removing ear tips.
Summary: I have both the Westone 4R and Shure SE535. I prefer the sound, comfort, and thinner cables of the Westone 4R over the Shure SE535. However, one earpiece keeps going bad (no sound). I had the earphones replaced once and 2 months later one of the earpieces has gone bad again. I think its sensitive to sweat. I've never had this problem with any of the Shure earphones (have had several).
Pros: Sound over Shure SE535, Comfort over Shure SE535, Cables are more manageable than the thick Shure SE535 cables.
Summary: What I hear now through these earphones is very fluid and well balanced, very musical. The bass does not thump away as some might want, but it is solid and rich and well balanced with the rest of the music. There are no weird peaks or harshnesses in the sound, and the soundstage is satisfyingly wide with instruments clearly positioned. The mids are warm enough without being over-egged, and the treble is refined and clear with no harshness.
Pros: Musical and satisfying sound. Replaceable cables. Comfortable fit. Reasonable isolation.
Summary: i live in Australia and to by these IEM's locally would have cost $700 or more! so i placed my order through earphone solutions. postage was free, which was nice! and they didn't just use the cheapest slowest postage either, they put it through international express! these little things make me want to shop from here again in the future.
as for the product, Awesome!
Summary: I'm something of a newbie to fine audio. Thus far, my purchases have included:
Bang and Olufsen Earset 3i
Bowers and Wilkins P5
Bowers and Wilkins C5
Basically a long and expensive path from popular audio to true bliss, with bliss occurring at the last two waypoints.
Yes, both of them. The UM3X and 4R are both amazing headphones, with the kind of sound I had only dreamed of years before.
Summary: I have had a number of Iem's in the past few years..but the Westone 3 and now the Westone 4r are at the top of my list. I love the bass of the W3 but the now the artticuate bass plus the sweet mids and treble of the W4r are the best of the best in my opinion. I am thrilled with every aspect of the W4r. Earphonesolutions.com are top notch as well... kudos to you earphonesolutions..!!!
Summary: Fantastic. Plenty of in-ear comfort options (triple flange all the way). You can hear all th lows and all the highs. mid range is full. Messing with EQ's actually achives the purpose now instead of levelling out the sound. The only 'issue' is that you really feel like using the EQ; most high CBR MP3 files sound extra flat because of the clarity.
Makes me want to try out the other high end in ears though.
Pros: Comfort, fit, high end, low end, response to tuning., Clarity. Everything.
Summary: Balanced sounding and allows you to hear the various instruments in a song without accentuating any particular range. Potential to portray separation of instruments is good (depends on how good is the recording and your source). You hear the songs the way they are recorded.
It is important to have a good seal to hear the best of any song and thanks to the wide range of eartips that comes with the earphones, it is hard not to find one that fits you.
Pros: Sound quality, Isolation, Solid cables that are replaceable
Summary: Personally, it was a toss up between these earphones and the Shure SE535 (I can't be the only one in this camp) and I finally decided upon these for the simple fact of better portability. I find that the thinner cords on the Westone 4Rs, in my opinion, are quite durable and easier to manage than the Shure SE535s thicker cabling.
Pros: Replaceable cabling, Sound quality, Durability, Comfort/Size, Solid case a nice extra
Cons: Pricey, Takes me a little while to get the perfect fit but quickly getting used to it