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Westone UM1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews of Westone UM1. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Opinions about the durability and design are overall positive. The comfort and price also get good views, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the reliability and treble quality. The mids quality and bass quality get mixed views.

sound, price, comfort, design, durability

portability, treble quality, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Westone UM1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Westone UM1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Westone UM1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design and price. The durability and sound also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative opinions about the portability.

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portability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Westone UM1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Westone UM1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the noise isolation and design. The bass quality and comfort also get good feedback, but there are some critical reviews about the reliability and treble quality. There are some mixed views about the price.

sound, comfort, bass quality, design, noise isolation

portability, mids quality, treble quality, reliability

57% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Howard (technoodling.net)

Westone UM1 review (redux)

 

Westone is finally getting serious!

I heartily gave my recommendation of the Westone UM1 a year ago, and flash forward to today, I still think it’s one of the best music headphones in my collection. The new color variants and cheaper price serves to make the UM1 even more attractive to...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Howard (technoodling.net)

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 (techpowerup.com)

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 : CDRinfo (cdrinfo.com)

Expert Review

 

Beautiful sound, comfortable, incredible sound isolation

Expensive (UM2's)

First of all, these two Earphones produce vastly different, yet similar quality sound. There is no question that the UM2's produced consistently richer, fuller, more pronounced, cleaner sound with incredibly deep bass in every category tested. We have...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

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.

Above average sound

Doesn’t really keep pace with the competition

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (cnet.com.au)

Westone UM1 Single Driver True Fit Earphones

 

Westone's UM1 earphones offer excellent sound quality and noise isolation--and all for just $100.

The Westone UM1 Single Driver True Fit Earphones offer excellent clarity and ample low-end response. The headphones are also attractively designed.

The Westone UM1's earpiece covers aren't always as secure as they should be.

Westone's UM1 Single Driver True Fit Earphones are a fantastic set of in-ear headphones for audiophiles who lack the money (or desire) to buy an ultra-high-end model.

Mar, 2006

Consumer review (headphonereviews.org)

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 (headphonereviews.org)

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

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