Westone announced their Signature W-Series in-ear headphones for audiophiles with deep pockets. The new W50 ($749.99) and W60 ($999) combine state-of-the-art design with elite performance drivers and crossovers, along with superior design for improved comfort and fit.
The Signature W-Series features Westone’s proprietary balanced armature drivers and advanced crossover designs. The W50 features our industry leading balanced armature drivers that deliver outstanding performance and output. The W50 features 5 individual drivers in each earphone with a state of the art 3 way crossover. The W60 features 6 balanced armature drivers and multistage crossover designs that yield sonic purity that is unrivaled in universal monitors at any price level. Both the 5 driver and 6 driver products are firsts for Westone in universal earphones.
The W-Series is supplied two replaceable cables, the EPIC cable for easy replacement or custom cable selection as well as an Apple MFi cable with 3-button controls and integrated microphone. An Android control cable is available as an accessory. The new connector is compatible with all the new Westone cables including the ADV reflective cable and the new UM Pro cable. The EPIC replaceable cable is constructed of high-flex, ultra-low resistance tensile wire, reinforced with a special aramid fiber, and braided for ultimate durability, acoustic transparency, and isolation from mechanical cable noise. The new audiophile connector makes this cable solution conveniently user-removable, upgradeable and replaceable.
The W-Series features interchangeable anodized aluminum faceplates (red, blue and charcoal included), straight EPIC replaceable cable, replaceable MFi cable and MIC, Executive Monitor Vault, weather resistant travel case, and five sizes of patented STAR and True-Fit Tips. With Westone True-Fit technology, Westone combines 50+ years experience with in-ear applications that has yielded a low-profile, lightweight, universal earpiece which delivers maximum comfort and in-ear coupling for dynamic music listening.
- W50: 5-driver system with unmatched sound signature tuned by artists; the three-way crossover is matched to individual low, mid, and high frequency drivers to make the sound mix smooth and balanced across all frequencies.
- W60: The premier 6-driver system with 3-way crossover that yields the finest audio available today from any earphone. The W60 features dual driver for the tweeters, mid ranges and bass for a powerful yet balance sound that offers great detail and high energy output.
Price and Availability
- The Westone W50 will be available Q1 2014 for $750.
- The Westone W60 will be available Q1 2014 for $999.