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: 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: W4R is an amazing earphone for it's price, excellent choice for the ones looking to upgrade to a multi drivered earphone.
[Without DAP]: It sounds dull and boring at first , but as you listened more deeply, I've never came across an IEM with such a balanced and controlled sound, the sound it produces isn't fatiguing, just that I've always find the bass lacking.
Pros: Balanced sound, clarity, comfortable, good fit
Cons: lack of bass if played without a good DAP/amp, Sounds miles better with a DAP/amp
Summary: I was blown away by sound quality of these when I first listened. Yes, these are one of the great universals, but after some time I noticed their flaws day by day.
The bass is weak and unnatural, sound is sibilant with FiiO X5. Some instruments are not in natural tone.
Everything else was great (especially mids and treble) but those flaws led me to selling them.
Comfort is great and isolation is enough for a Universal IEM.
Summary: Westone W4R, is my most favourite IEM so far, probably one of the best that I have ever tried and worth listening to.
I'm a music lover and been listening to music with earphone and headphone for more than 20 years, to this point, only Westone W4 and W4R truly fascinates me with the performance to play musics beautifully without the ear fatigue.
Pros: Awesome sound quality and highly comfortable