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Westone UM1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of Westone UM1. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the mids quality and design. The comfort and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the usability and bass quality. There are some mixed comments about the treble quality.

sound, price, comfort, design, mids quality

bass quality, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Westone UM1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Westone UM1 from The average user rating for this product is 2.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Comments about the noise isolation and design are overall positive. The price and sound are also appreciated. The usability and bass quality get negative opinions.

sound, price, design, noise isolation

comfort, bass quality, usability

31% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Westone UM1 Team Edition Corsa Earphones - (Red/Black)Westone - Um1 Team Edition Monitor - Earphones - (Orange/black Only)Westone -UM1 Single-Driver Monitor Earphone - Blue - FREE Monitor Vault

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Howard (

Westone UM1 In-Ear Monitors review


After having been impressed with the Westone 4, we continue the pursuit for audio excellence but focusing this time on more affordable fare. After all, not everyone is willing to shell out Php 20,000 for a pair of in-ear headphones. The Westone UM1...

Good, balanced sound output, a huge upgrade from ordinary earphones ; Comes with a bunch of ear tips which makes it impossible not to find one that perfectly fits ; Tangle-less cord ; Stylish and fits the ear perfectly

Cord a bit short ; The rubber near the earphone jack is a bit too thick, a bit hard to insert with some iPhone 4S cases

If you were to ask me if the Westone UM1 is worth the Php 4,790 price it commands, I’ll answer with a resounding yes.

Dec, 2011

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Frederik S (

Westone UM1 Earphones


The Westone UM1 in-ear-monitors are aimed at people wanting good sound quality on the move without having to spend several hundreds of dollars. With a price of $109 they are Westone's contribution to a highly competitive price segment.

Excellent fit, Superb comfort, Balanced mids, 50" cable, Copes well with micro phonics, Well suited sound signature for most music genres, Open sound, Bang for the buck, Detailed sound, Barely enough bass for most music types

Bass extension, Amount of bass, Treble detail

There is no doubt about it, the Westone UM1s are a great pair of earphones for the price. With an estimated retail price of only $109 these headphones are well suited to take on the competition in this price segment. Their balanced warm sound signature...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: Andrew Kliem (

Westone UM1


We've had a lot of IEMs (In Ear Monitors) come through the office recently. Westone's UM2s were a bit of a surprise packet and wound up as one of our...

Above average sound

Doesn't really keep pace with the competition

A decent IEM choice, but we’d recommend the Etymotic or Shure entry level models over the UM1 if you're looking in this price bracket.

Mar, 2006

Consumer review by: mattie1972 (

Westone UM1 Headphone


I moved onto these from a pair of Sony EX81's and I have not been completely happy. The plus points for me are definitely their comfort and isolation. I can happily wear them all day, and I felt they are a much better fit than UE Super.Fi 5 pro's. As...

Apr, 2006

Consumer review by: mattie1972 (

Westone UM1 Headphone Reviews


I moved onto these from a pair of Sony EX81's and I have not been completely happy. The plus points for me are definitely their comfort and isolation. I can happily wear them all day, and I felt they are a much better fit than UE Super.Fi 5 pro's.

Apr, 2006

Product Specifications

The UM1 is a single balanced armature driver universal-fit earphone offering excellent sound at an entry-level price. With comfortable Comply tips, the UM1 provides hours of fatigue free listening with up to 25 dB of ambient noise reduction. The UM1 is the perfect entry-level earpiece for performing and personal listening. Equipped with a durable 50" stereo "Y" cord and a 3.5mm stereo jack, the UM1 is also perfect for personal audio devices such as MP3s, CD players, and laptop computers.

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:In-ear ear-bud
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:40 - 16000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Digital player / Notebook


Manufacturer:Westone Laboratories
Model:UM1 True-Fit Single-Driver Earphones
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Westone

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty