ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Westone Um2

Updated on June 16, 2010

Westone Um2 Review

Introduction to UM2
This earphone is basically a professionalaudio earpiece, and makes its mark as UM2 mainly due to its dual drivers. It has a sensitivity of 119 decibels, and has two balancedarmature, which basically does something similar to multi core processing like in CPU chips, except here it is for sound. Should you chose to buy it, the package includes a few replaceable Comply Foam tips, plus a wax loop used forcleaning the phones, as well as a small but hard zipper pouch and a controller. Thespecifications are similar to most high quality IEMs with dual drivers.

Looks and feel
Thefirst time you lay your eyes upon it, you will see that it is quitenoticeably different from any other pair of earphones that you have everseen before. Firstly, you can see that the ear tips are huge anduniquely shaped, in a transparent casing where you can see theparts, if you have ever wondered what goes inside, now you know. Its quirky lookdoes not end there, it actually goes down even to the wires thatit comes in, there are two wires twisted and braided and intertwinedfrom the top down all the way. It is meant to improve the durability ofthe cord. Such a look is generally ahit or a miss with people, and depends on your personal preference.

Sound Range
Probablyone of the best sounds you can get from a noise isolating earphone inthis price range, which would be $200+ to $300. The sound quality sounds incredible. It covers all the highs and lows andtreble well. It is in their words "the earpiece of choice for performers desiring high-end Westone sound quality at an affordable price"

Fit of the ear phone
Dueto the weird or unconventional design, it actually turns out to be arather good fit, coupled with the soft and mouldable earplug-ish eartips as well as the technique by which you are supposed to place itinto your ear. It takes quite a while to get it in as compared to otherearphones, but once its in it stays there very nicely.

Thispair is probably great for the health conscious. It comes withreplacements for the eartips, which you can use to change out dirtytips as time passes, as well as a wax loop to clean out the ear waxfrom the IEM.

As mentioned earlier, as it is 300 USD, it has to hold its own against other brands to fight for its price tag. With the twin drivers, it definitely is worth it if you are feeling rather affluent. Itskey feature is actually not say spectacular sound quality but its noiseisolation power.

Noise Isolation/Noise reduction
Take note that this differs from noise canceling, which is more complicated.
Westone probably comes in as the most price to quality ratio earplugs which streams music, blocking up to 25 decibels of unwanted noise.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)