Summary: I had these for about 3 months now. I can say that this is an eye-opener for me. I had lower tier IEMs before, namely Sennheiser CX-300, Beats Tour (aweful build quality), Klipsch II, Brainwavz M3 etc. and I liked the sound of those for their price, except for the Beats. I always saw the higher priced IEMs like the Westone series in stores and always shrugged off the idea of them sounding that much more in relation to the price increase.
Summary: I have had many in ear and,on ear phones over the years.I currently use hd800,and also the 4r. At 72 years old,my hearing has changed,so my thoughts might not be the same as yours.I found these needed burning in to get the best out of.Before burning in,i could not get comfortable with them,because of the plastic sleeve supporting the cable So having (VERY CAREFULLY!.
Pros: Better soundstage than my 530. Mids blend into treble very well. Treble not harsh or sibulant
Cons: Plastic sleeve cut off,leaving about half inch for cable support.
Summary: My score seems negative but do not be put off. I have already sold my pair of westone 4s as I personally do not find them to be particularly enjoyable. However, up till now, they are still the best pair of universal iems I have used. The sound is pretty balanced, though not dead accurate. The mids are slighlty forward and warm, being very enjoyable. The treble is clear and extended yet smooth and the bass is well extended though not the most impactful.
Pros: "Sweet" sound with no seriously over empahsized frequencies
Cons: Overpriced, Poor Warranty, Sound could be better
Summary: hi all first time writing a review.
bought the westone4 2weeks ago, until now i'm still loving it.
No words to describe it, simply amazing
Feels like the band is just infront of me!
Afterall its Westone product!
Summary: I'd bought these from a head-fier. My purchase was off to a rough start unfortunately, The left channel used to die out after half an hour of listening. Luckily, they were covered under warranty and I was able to secure a replacement.
I listen to rock and metal (FLAC lossless) and the Grado SR60 was my choice to listen to them. Using the W4-s is a totally different experience.
Pros: Great fit and comfort, excellent cable and build quality, unmatched details, instrument separation, smooth midrange, SUPERB customer service
Cons: Greatly tip dependent due to short nozzle, tame highs with some tips, Price.
Summary: Just like the title says: What Makes Them So Good? They Don't Do Anything Wrong
The W4s aren't going to blow you away with their treble shimmer or uber-deep bass nor their silky smooth mids. Their just-warm-of-neutral signature isn't going to make you break into song and dance at every available opportunity.
What they will do, however, is everything, pretty dang well. It's like shotgunshane says "The W4’s are supremely balanced and natural.
Summary: I have put the W4 through its paces, and after the first round of extensive testing, here are my impressions.
My main reason for getting the W4 is to hopefully replace the SE535 and W3, since I find them too colored or fatiguing/bright without EQ. Ideally, I wanted a pair of IEM's that I can listen to without any EQ. In a way, the W4 gives me that, but not in the way I had hoped.
Pros: Great fit, nice cable, pleasant sonic signature (non-fatiguing)
Cons: upper/mid bass still bloated, sub-bass not enough, not enough air