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Westone Three-Driver Universal Fit Earphone, Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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Three-driver
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  • Ultra-accurate three-driver system for the most dynamic sound available in a universal fit earphone
  • Westone's Epic Cable provides ultra supple braided design insures comfort and resists tangles
  • Over-the-ear cable design offers superior in-ear comfort and isolation from mechanical cable noise
  • True -Fit sound port delivers maximum comfort and in-ear coupling for dynamic transfer of sound
  • Includes: Premium comfort tips, travel case and cleaning tool
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Technical Details

Style: Three-driver | Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
  • Noise-Isolation

Product Details

Style: Three-driver | Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 1.5 x 5 inches ; 2.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001MBLBXQ
  • Item model number: Westone 3
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (205 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 26, 2008

Product Description

Style: Three-driver | Product Packaging: Standard Packaging

The Westone Series of earphones will take your personal listening to new levels. The Westone Series of universal fit earphones offers ergonomically designed earphones with high end sound. Designed for the serious audiophile, the Westone 3 uses separate bass, mid range and high frequency drivers in conjunction with an advanced 3 way crossover for a truly engaging listening experience. True Fit design technology keeps things comfortable and offers superior noise isolation. The Westone 3 will bring you closer to your music than ever before. Equipped with a 3.5 mm stereo plug, the Westone 3 is compatible with virtually any personal listening device. What's in the box: Westone 3 earphones, Premium comfort tips, travel case and cleaning tool, 2 Year warranty.

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Customer Reviews

The sound quality is great and I haven't had any problems with them.
Carlos Barba
I can say that they are simply the best sound I have ever experienced from any headphone or in-ear monitor.
L. Coltman
Bass response extends very low, mids are smooth and present, and the highs sparkle when they should.
Jeffrey Chandler

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

137 of 156 people found the following review helpful By Paul Tashman on January 29, 2009
Style Name: Three-driverProduct Packaging: Standard Packaging
When I decided to purchase my first pair of pristine-quality headphones, I tried the Shure SE310s, Shure SE530s, and these Westone 3s. The first and primary thing I noticed was that both of the Shures were focused on clarity and precision with defined mids and medium highs and lows. When you hear a voice with the Shures, it's like the singer is right there singing to you, but the basses and highs are there, but not as focused. The Westone 3s on the other hand have a very sensational sound with very clear highs and lots of bass. The focus on these headphones are the ups and downs of the music. They make the listening experience a roller coaster ride of "wow". In my opinion, if you are listening to rock or pop, then get these. If you are listening to jazz, classical guitar, or musicals, get the Shures. These Westones and the Shure 530s are of comparable quality, but with different focuses.
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50 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Gaseous Clay on October 9, 2009
Style Name: Three-driverProduct Packaging: Standard Packaging
After the novelty of the Shure SE530s wore off on me, I began to realize that their sound was very consistent, but rarely did I find myself wanting to sing/rap along or dance uncontrollably. In other words, the sound of the 530s was smooth and rich, almost to a fault. I listen to a lot of house and hip-hop music, and the bass frequencies were there, but lacked any visceral impact. With rock music, the cymbal crashes were muffled and the drums didn't resonate or slam like I thought they should.

So while I would have been content to live with the Shures and assume that they were the best, I started reading user impressions on [...] about other high-end universal earphones, namely the Westone 3, Westone UM3x, Sennheiser IE8, and Ultimate Ears Triple.fi. Most users seem to agree that these models have surpassed the 530s. I read that the Westone 3s, Sennheiser IE8s and Triple.fis offered what I was looking for: a more "U"-shaped sound, with the treble and bass accentuated.

After a few months, I gave in and got a pair of the Westone 3s ("W3"), and after 3 days of near non-stop listening, I know I have stepped up in class. The W3 don't get marketed as heavily as the Shures, which in my view is unfortunate because they are of exceptionally high quality and Westone offers great customer service.

Build Quality and Comfort:
The Shure 530s, while well-built, always stuck out of my ears even with the deepest insertion of tips. I haven't had problems with the cable fraying after 3 months of use, but the cable's thickness produced microphonics whenever the cable brushed up against my shirt or hit my chest. These problems are things of the past now that I have the W3. The thin cable is light and hardly makes any noise even when I run.
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27 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Demon3 on February 23, 2009
Style Name: Three-driverProduct Packaging: Standard Packaging Verified Purchase
I also own the Shure SE530 in ear headphones. I never found the Shures to be enjoyable to listen to and these Westones certainly are. The bass is astounding driving the songs along and the treble is satisfying. The big downfall of these headphones is the midrange. I play only lossless files through a Mac laptop, an iPhone and though a Pico Headphone DAC/amp. I have a wide range of music with huge presence such as Mary Chain Carpenter, Jennifer Warnes, Eurythmics and many more. Not once have I heard any presense through the Westones. The midrange is recessed and if you turn up the volume to hear the midrange then the bass pounds your skull into smithereens. I hope that Westone can adjust the voicing or choose another midrange driver for the next incarnation of this product. If you have the money I recommend the product but it's not perfect.

Update:

Now that these headphones have worn in and I have experimented finding the optimal inserts I now get that presence I was missing before. Very impressive.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Gaseous Clay on January 5, 2010
Style Name: Three-driverProduct Packaging: Standard Packaging
I posted my original review of the Westone 3 ("W3") in Amazon's other product listing (why are there 2 listings for 1 product, Amazon?), but the listing is very difficult to find or has disappeared. In any event, I have somewhat revised and more detailed thoughts to add now that I've owned the W3 for a few months.

I have owned the Shure SE530 and I currently own the Ultimate Ears Triple.Fi, and I've listened to the Westone UM3x. It seems that the designers of the top-tier in-ear monitors (IEMs) are basically shooting for one of two sound signatures: Rich, prominent mid-range, OR a more bass and treble-centric sound. The SE530 and Um3x fall in the former category, while the W3 and Triple.Fi have a more U-shaped sound. I haven't heard the other top tier universal-fit IEMs, namely the Sennheiser IE8, Klipsch X10, Phonak Audeo PFE, Etymotic ER-4P and Head-Direct Re0, but everything I've read about them places them in one of the two categories (although perhaps the latter 3 are the most treble-centric).

Your choice between these sound signatures will probably come down to the genres of music you prefer, as well as how sensitive you are to treble and bass. I tend to listen to high-energy music like hard rock, trance, house, and hip-hop, so I need crisp cymbal crashes and thumping bass that really reverberates like a subwoofer. But I also listen to vocal-centric music that is more toned down, like jazz, indie rock and classic rock. At times I wish I could have the best of both the mid-range and U-shaped sound signatures, but I find that the Westone 3 strikes a fun balance.

With the right source and equalization (I have to boost the mid-range and treble a bit), I find the W3s very balanced, detailed, and engaging. The Triple.
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