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Westone Introduces R-Series Ultra High-Performance Earphones

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  1. btarunr

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    Westone Laboratories, Inc. introduces the Westone 4 R-Series, a new line of ultra high-performance earphones engineered for a new level of in-ear performance.

    The new Westone 4 R-Series builds on Westoneʼs unique four driver balanced armature architecture and introduces exclusive Acoustic Symmetry. Achieving an extremely tight tolerance of +/- 2dB between earpieces, Acoustic Symmetry sets the new standard for an audiophile grade in-ear system. R-Series earphones also add Westoneʼs new EPIC Removable Cable. This high-strength, ultra-low resistance tensile wire design with aramid fiber gives the user the ability to replace cables should they become damaged as well as the option to add the new EPIC MICS smartphone interface cable (coming soon). Additional accessories include an inline volume control, 1/8 to 1/4 adapter and premium fit kit with multiple foam and silicone ear tips.

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    “Our team is constantly pushing the envelope in acoustics, usability and comfort. The Westone 4 R-Series sets a new level of audio performance and packs features aimed at the most sophisticated earphone buyer,” explains David Slepak, Marketing Director.

    In addition, Westone 4 R-Series earphones ship with Westoneʼs new Monitor Vault. Designed specifically for transporting high-end earphones and manufactured in Colorado of a high-impact polymer, itʼs the perfect size for travel and storage. Each Monitor Vault features a protective foam interior and weather resistant design.

    “Set to release in the fourth quarter of 2011, the Westone 4 R-Series has a suggested retail price of $499. With our rapidly expanding network of retailers, the Westone 4 R-Series will be available at e-retailers and retailers worldwide,” explains Jeff Kwiatkowski, Director of Westone Music Products.
  2. AhokZYashA

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    is the sound will be better than the previous W4?
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    Im still more then happy with my Sennheiser CX300's
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    been there (CX300)
    feels to much bass coming, then upgraded directly to ER4's
    which has no bass
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    I love bass... specialy when it comes to double kick drums
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    CX300 is plenty good for that,

    I still miss my first IEM (CX300) even now
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    i am happy with my whatever i have. when needed i can kick back to my philips ear hones.
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    Hmmm.....originally I where looking for Head-Direct´s HiFiMAN RE-242 - after reading the review here on TPU ... but I could´nt find them anywhere ... so I bought the RE-262 instead ..... since then I have never looked back....but this sounds interesting...maybe Frederik S. could make a review?? :) but 499 is a shit lot of potato bananas.....
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    i had those, i upgraded to CX400-II when they broke
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    I have my CX300's longer then 3years - still working good.

    Unlike most people, I dont yank the cable around like im trying to ring a big churchbell. I have heard many complaints about how weak and flimsy the cables are. even on the CX300 II's
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    I doubt it will sound much better than the normal W4. The W4 is a great sounding IEM, shame that the soundstage is not as large as I wanted it to be.
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    My god the price . . . :eek:
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    Hope Frederik S gets a pair for review.
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    I can confirm that he will.
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    Awesome. Thanks for the heads up, bta.
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    if this still sounds the same from the W4.
    then its a big dissapointment.
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    They might be expensive but high end IEMs will last a long time.

    I got a set of Shure 535s last year. including the custom moulds it came to £480 (750$). However the cable hasn't broken yet, although it can be replaced as and when it does, there's kevlar in there apparently. The sound is perfect. You can tell the quality difference between for example the built in creative XFi on the motherboard and the Xonar Essence STX card. I'm stone deaf to other noise when I have them on too, much better than noise cancellation or full ear cups.

    I wear them for anywhere from 4 hours to 16 hours in a day every day of the week, so they're well used.

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