Summary: Westone ES5
Disclaimer: This review is just a reflection of my opinions and experience.
Sensitivity: 120 dB SPL/mW
Frequency response: 8 Hz - 20 kHz
Impedance: 20 ohm
Speaker Technology: Five balanced armature drivers with a passive three-way crossover
Features : Replaceable cable, one year parts and labor warranty on internal components, 25 dB average noise attenuation, user manual and deluxe carrying case
Equipment Used In This Review:
Pros: Breathtaking Sound Quality, Perfect Fit, Superb Noise Isolation, Top Notch Build Quality and Removable Cables!
Summary: Please excuse my inexperience in reviewing audio gear - however I wish to contribute what I can to information on this product.
First a bit of background - I previously came from sony ex700, earsonics sm3, and HifiMan reZERO. es5 is my first custom, and the closest earphone I have heard to it is the earsonics SM3 which I will be using as the basis for comparison in many areas.
Summary: These are my initial impressions after a week of use, with a 2011 Macbook Air & RSA Shadow.
Value: 5/5 Value is relative, so I'm defining this value as relative to the top end IEM market. I don't have any experience with other top end IEM such as the JH13/16 or UE11/18 so I can only compare price. In that case the ES5 has the lowest price for a top end, brand-name IEM at $900-950.