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: 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: DISCLAIMER: I am not an audiophile. I am an audio appreciator. I hope.
Overall I'd say that the value for these IEMs is pretty good, given how it sounds and what it does.
Highs - The highs for this is clear, crisp, and it sounds really good. It's not distorted at all no matter how much is going on, and the separation between the highs and mids is clean.
Mids - The mids are full and neutral.
Pros: neautral sound, soundstage, great treble, great mids
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: 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: 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: Bass response doesn't bleed to the vocals or any other frequencies whatsoever, lightweight cable with no microphonics and a narrow plug to connect to portable devices. The Westone has a powerful, detailed and clear sound that does not under or overemphasize anything. A polite sound as another writer described with a mid-bass bump and upper treble elevation without been disturbing. A young-adult/athletic grown-up man sound if I have to describe it.
Pros: Non silibant, not fatiguing, small form factor, comfortable,