Westone 4

87
Global
Score
87

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Westone 4 earphones review

Summary

Pros
  • Incredible sound qualityGreat ear tip selectionRemarkably good seal
Cons
  • PriceyNon-flexible cablingLarge driver modules
Westone 4 earphones review

Westone isn't exactly a household name, even in the earphone universe. But what the company lacks in recognition, it more than makes up for in quality. If you'll recall, we had a listen to its ES5 custom in-ear monitors earlier in the year, and while they cost a staggering $950, they also managed to melt our brain and thoroughly spoil us in the process. Thankfully, there's a budget alternative: the Westone 4. Granted, even 50 percent off still lands you right around $449, but many audiophiles would argue that said price is a small one to pay when looking at a quad-driver setup, a three-way crossover network and an insanely robust set of earbud tips. There's no question that these guys are aimed at the professionals in the crowd, and if you're interested in seriously stepping up your mobile listening game, you owe it to yourself to peek our full review. It's after the break, per usual.

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Breakdown

Design and form factor
8.0
Sound quality
9.0
Comfort
10.0
Noise isolation
9.0
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Specs

4

Type
In-ear / canalphones
Channels
Stereo
Drivers per ear
4
Inline controls
no
Noise isolation
yes
Active noise cancellation
no
Connections
3.5mm stereo, 6.25mm stereo
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Specs

4

Type
In-ear / canalphones
Channels
Stereo
Drivers per ear
4
Inline controls
no
Noise isolation
yes
Active noise cancellation
no
Connections
3.5mm stereo, 6.25mm stereo
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