Westone 4 Headphones Announced, Cost $449

Evan Selleck - Dec 22, 2010
Westone 4 Headphones Announced, Cost $449

If you listen to music a lot, and you mainly do so with headphones in (or on) your ears, then you probably take your ‘phones pretty seriously. Because of that, you can generally justify spending quite a bit of money on your next pair, just as long as the feature list matches what you’re willing to shell out. If you’re looking for a pair of advanced in-ear buds, which feature the world’s first four-driver universal fit earphones, then hopefully you’re willing to look at them now, but wait until early 2011 to get them.

Westone Laboratories has just announced their latest and greatest in the headphone department. The Westone 4 are designed specifically for audiophiles, and anyone else who might call themselves an enthusiast when it comes to music. The Westone 4 feature an EPIC cable, four balanced armature drivers, and a three-way crossover. Westone Laboratories are planning on showing off their glowing achievement at CES 2011 in January. And if you think they’re nice enough to buy, the company says they should be ready to go by some time in the first quarter of 2011. Check out the full press release below for more information.

Press Release

Westone 4 the World’s First Four Driver Universal Fit Earphone

Westone Laboratories, Inc. Introduces the World’s First Universal Fit Earphone With Four Balanced Armature Drivers

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO–(Marketwire – December 14, 2010) – Westone Laboratories, Inc. introduces the Westone 4, the world’s first four driver balanced armature universal fit earphone designed specifically for the serious audiophile and music enthusiast.

“The earphone market has become quite crowded in the last several years with lots of ‘me too’ types of products. Westone was an early pioneer back in the early 90’s working with bands like Def Leppard and Rush to develop an in-ear monitoring solution to combat excessive stage noise,” explains Lynn Kehler, President & CEO, Westone. “Developing the first universal four driver product is a statement of our commitment to leading the market with products that are superior in both sound and quality.”

Pushing the limits of both technology and ergonomics, the Westone 4 uses a four driver balanced armature design with 3-way crossover to achieve breathtaking clarity and realism. The EPIC Cable (Earphone Precision Interconnect Cable) is both durable and guards against microphonics. Westone’s exclusive True-Fit technology, based on over 50 years of experience with in-ear applications, results in an earphone that is extremely comfortable, lightweight and compact.

“A Westone customer expects a truly engaging music experience. Not only does the Westone 4 take the experience to the next level, but these earphones can lend themselves to so many applications due to their compact size and sound signature,” describes David Slepak, Manager of Marketing. “For the audiophile it’s pure heaven, gamers will feel like the action is surrounding them, we’ve even had exceptional feedback from the home and field recording community as an alternative to bulky over-the-ear headphones and difficult to use near field monitors.”

The Westone 4 will be revealed to the world in Westone’s exhibit located within the iLounge Pavillion at the Consumer Electronics Show January 6th in Las Vegas. The world’s first four driver universal fit earphone will carry a suggested retail price of $449 and start shipping early in the first quarter of 2011.

Westone, The In-Ear Experts since 1959, has been at the forefront of in-ear monitoring technology since the early 1990’s. Offering a wide range of custom and universal-fit products for music lovers and musicians the world over, Westone musicians’ monitors are used by acts ranging from Third Day and Playing for Change to Flyleaf and Nine Inch Nails. Westone is committed to superior customer service, with musicians on the development team, experienced audiologists on staff and knowledgeable technical support personnel available to answer any questions.

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