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Westone-um2.6929690
7.0 out of 10

Westone UM2

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Overall 5
5.0

User Review

Checkbox G, head-fi.org
24 November 2012
  • Summary: Disclaimer I bought these about 3 years ago, used them a lot and got to "know" them well. The (sort of a) good thing is: They still perform as good as they did when I first tried them on. But that was not too good. Back then I felt disenchanted: they somehow sounded unimpressive, which left me confused. I mean, I based my decision to buy the most expensive earphones I had ever owned solely on praises found online.
  • Pros: Loud, excellent noise isolation, highly detailed midrange
  • Cons: Poor bass response, cheap "boxy" bass, "pointy" overall sound
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Vanquishman11, head-fi.org
30 June 2012
  • Summary: This is my first review and I'm not an audiophile so bear with me. And due to my incredibly bad writing, this could be short. I had this earphone for about 2 weeks now. And during those 2 weeks, I've been listening to Jazz, Rock, Pop, Indie, Techno, and a little Dubstep via a ROTEL CD Player to a PIONEER A400 AMP.   Design Ok, the design is a love it or hate it thing (In my opinion). They were meant for the Studio use. Its a clear shell and with the driver exposed.
  • Pros: Great sounding, Variety of tips, Removable Cable, Fantastic Isolation (Up to 25 DB)
  • Cons: Incredibly dodgy build quality
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Vanquishman11, head-fi.org
30 June 2012
  • Summary: This is my first review and I'm not an audiophile so bear with me. And due to my incredibly bad writing, this could be short. I had this earphone for about 2 weeks now. And during those 2 weeks, I've been listening to Jazz, Rock, Pop, Indie, Techno, and a little Dubstep via a ROTEL CD Player to a PIONEER A400AMP.   Design Ok, the design is a love it or hate it thing (In my opinion). They were meant for the Studio use. Its a clear shell and with the driver exposed.
  • Pros: Great sounding, Variety of tips, Removable Cable, Fantastic Isolation (Up to 25 dB)
  • Cons: Incredibly dodgy build quality
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

TheOak, head-fi.org
16 June 2011
  • Summary: I upgraded from a pair of UM1s because they didn't deliver the bass I wanted.  I used these while practicing the bass and listening to my iPOD.  The dual drivers really deliver a high fidelity sound with hard to believe bass for the size.  Warning: if you don't want to hear loud and clear bass that stands up in your ears, don't buy these headphones! or use an EQ.
  • Pros: Great bass, dual drivers
  • Cons: A little bulky, not cheap
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

paddy567, head-fi.org
6 May 2010
  • Summary: I lost these on the train, and boy was I sad.   UM2 are good phones, the best thing about Westone is their almost legendary build quality. Make no mistake, these puppies are built to last: strain relief out the woozah, and a thick plastic housing that looks and feels tough. Westone's braided cables are also the best cables I've used; low microphonic and very tangle free.
  • Pros: built like a brick shithouse, good soundstage
  • Cons: isolation, price
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Overall 10
10

User Review

kite7, head-fi.org
20 July 2007
  • Summary: Intro: I must say the UM2 sounds better than the UM3x which I sold shortly after few months. In short; it sounds more articulate,airy and more expansive. The UM3x sounded too bloated,closed in and collapsed to me; the soundstage was too narrow and the UM2 doesn't share the same trait which is great. The mids were too forward and the bass was too much, the highs are too soft and delicate on the UM3x; it didn't have the balance the Westone 2 does.
  • Pros: Good separation, pleasing midrange. Airy and engaging
  • Cons: Highs roll off
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Overall 5
5.2
Value for money 4
4.0
Sound quality 9
9.0
Comfort 4
4.0
Durability 4
4.0
Bass quality 4
4.0

User Review

CraneyR, Headphone Reviews
5 March 2007
  • Summary: I bought Westone IEMs in Hearing Aids Center. It came with its own traveling bag, tiny brush, headphone cable holder, and many cushions. In the first days of my use Westone UM2, I used soft rubber cushions. Later on, I switched to silica cushions which definitely improved comfort and overall appearance of IEMs. In addition, it made sound a little bit clearer than with rubber cushions.
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Overall 5
4.9
Value for money 4
4.0
Sound quality 4
4.0
Comfort 8
8.0
Durability 8
8.0
Bass quality 3
3.0

User Review

chunkage, Headphone Reviews
5 March 2007
  • Summary: The Westone UM2 can lead you on a long journey to find the perfect way to augment the sound, whether through amps or equailzation. The warm bass comes close to sounding like "bass-boost," even when indiviidual songs give you hope for a more accurate sound. I suffered severe tinnitus using these for the first time; I can only hope this was an isolated incident.
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Overall 7
6.8
Value for money 7
7.0
Sound quality 5
5.0
Comfort 8
8.0
Durability 8
8.0
Bass quality 6
6.0

User Review

audiomagnate, Headphone Reviews
5 March 2007
  • Summary: I had the UM1s, which I used with the long Complys for about seven months before I upgraded to the the UM2s which I used with the same tips. Everything the UM1s do well, the UM2s do significantly better. They have more extended highs, cleaner mids, more extended bass, and most importantly, they are simply more dynamic and involving than the UM1s. About three months ago I upgraded to custom tips, the UM56s.
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Overall 6
6.2
Value for money 4
4.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Comfort 8
8.0
Durability 7
7.0
Bass quality 6
6.0

User Review

CookieFactory, Headphone Reviews
5 March 2007
  • Summary: The UM2s are very much a "fun" sound when compared to some of its immediate competitors the Etymotic ER4P and Shure E4c. The bass is very present, and the impact rivals some full-sized cans. All IEMs I've owned have had some fatal flaw (ER4P with thin sound, E4c with flat, 2D sound) and the UM2 is no exception. Musical notes are a bit fuzzy around the edges, and lack sharpness (though to many this is a positive attribute). The main problem I had with my UM2s was the fit.
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