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Westone UM2
6.9 out of 10

Westone UM2

List Price: $420.00 Sensitivity: 119 dB SPL/mW Frequency r Read more

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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 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 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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Overall 5
5.0
Sound quality 4
4.0
Comfort 8
8.0
Durability 8
8.0
Bass quality 3
3.0

User Review

chunkage, Headphone Reviews
30 January 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
6.5
Sound quality 8
8.0
Comfort 8
8.0
Durability 7
7.0
Bass quality 6
6.0

User Review

CookieFactory, Headphone Reviews
7 April 2006
  • 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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Overall 6
6.0

Excellent sound

DCH "DCH", Amazon
11 January 2010
  • Summary: Great headphones I bought them as replacements for my Etymotic ER6 headphones which were stolen. I have to say they are fantastic, comfortable to wear and better than the Etymotics, however the ear pieces do fall apart quite easily. I've had mine replace twice in less than 18 months and it looks like they are going again which is disappointing considering the cost.
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