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Westone Adventure Series ALPHA

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Overview

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On a tough trail or punishing path, the percussive pulse of a powerful playlist can propel you that extra mile. Westone's Adventure Series ALPHA earbuds are rugged, lightweight, and stay put as you move. Ten different eartip options ensure a secure fit.

Serious sound for your next excursion

In outdoor setting

Durable, lightweight, and water-resistant, the Westone ALPHA earbuds work well in the elements.

On a tough trail or punishing path, the percussive pulse of a powerful playlist can propel you that extra mile. Westone's Adventure Series ALPHA earbuds are rugged, lightweight, and stay put as you move. Ten different eartip options ensure a secure fit.

Just like you, the ALPHA headphones don't let a little rain, snow, and sweat slow them down. The IPX3 water-resistant 'phones can take a lickin' and keep on kickin'.

A rich reputation for in-ear audio

Based in Colorado, Westone understands the active "rough on headphones" crowd. The company has spent decades mastering in-ear audio technology and design. For the rugged ALPHA earbuds, Westone included many of the sound characteristics found in their professional on-stage monitors and reference headphones.

So how do the ALPHA's sound? The soundstage is wide and the bass is impressively detailed, particularly for headphones built to brave the elements. Who knows, you might even use them when you're kicking back — not that you'd ever be caught relaxing!

Durable, reflective cable — with an iOS® remote

Coil the Westone ALPHA's cable around your ear for a snug fit. The tangle-resistant cord has a braided, reflective surface for visibility in low-light or bad weather. A rubberized three-button remote on the cord gives you convenient iPhone® control — play and pause music, skip forward and back, and adjust the volume. The built-in microphone also lets you take calls, easily controlled with the remote.

Product Highlights:

  • 6.5mm dynamic drivers with precision tuning for accurate sound with deep, detailed bass
  • includes 5 pairs of silicone tips and 5 pairs of foam tips for a customized, comfortable fit
  • Up & Over™ cord routing system keeps headphones secured to ear
  • durable magnesium unibody design
  • IPX3-rated sweat and water resistant
  • 52" reflective detachable cable
  • in-line remote and microphone for controlling music and taking calls with an iPhone®
  • ear wax cleaning tool
  • rugged travel case
  • frequency response: 20-18,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 98 dB
  • impedance: 21 ohms
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • In-ear headphones with attached 53" cable and in-line remote/mic (3.5mm plug)
  • 5 Pairs of Star Silicone ear tips (one pair installed on headphones)
  • 5 Pairs of True-Fit Foam tips
  • Clothing clip
  • Wax removal tool
  • Waterproof travel case
  • Owner's Manual
  • Welcome Card/Quick Reference Insertion Guide

Met all of my expectations. Very satisfied. I found it to be as advertised. Also rated very high from other reliable review sources.

Cdb, Michigan

Reviews

Westone Adventure Series ALPHA Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(3 Reviews)

Very Satisfied

Cdb from Michigan on 8/16/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Met all of my expectations. Very satisfied. I found it to be as advertised. Also rated very high from other reliable review sources.

Pros: Can be rewired

Cons: The storage container could be a 1/4 deeper.

Not perfect

Dan B from New York on 8/1/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The sound is great. I wear it while running. I'm still trying to get the ear fit just right even though several sizes & types of ear pieces are included. The sound unit is large and the cable doesn't want to neatly wrap around behind my ear.

Pros: Great sound.

Cons: Tricky to neatly fit into ear comfortably.

Both rugged and refined

J. Altimira from San Juan, PR on 6/16/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Quite possibly the best in-ear headphones I ever owned, this particular model offers durability (or at least the illusion of durability) and very good sound. You'll find it rather boomy if you mostly listen to pop music. I normally listen to classical and I don't find the bass to be excessive at all. These headphones may seem a little pricey, but as I use them I realize it was money well spent.

Pros: High quality (seems quite resilient), many earbud sizes to choose from, nice case.

Cons: Might take a little time to learn how to wear them correctly. No big deal, though.

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Features and Specs

General
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Mic For Taking Calls Yes
iPhone Control Yes
Lightning Connector No
Android Control No
Frequency Response 20-18k Hz
Sensitivity 97 dB
Impedance 21 Ohms
Weight 0.7 ounces
Cord Length 52"
1/4-inch Adapter Included No
Volume Control Yes
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years

Product Research

Features

Overview: The Westone Adventure Series Alpha in-ear headphones feature rugged construction that can withstand adverse conditions. Alpha has a magnesium unibody design with an IPX-3 weather-resistant rating. The headphones come with an in-line 3-button remote and microphone to allow you to control your music, and take phone calls from your smartphone. Ten pairs of ear tips of assorted sizes and materials provide comfort for all-day wear.

Magnesium Body: The Adventure Series Alpha has a low-profile, lightweight magnesium unibody with an aluminum faceplate, giving it strength and durability.

Drivers: The ADV Alpha headphones are equipped with proprietary, extended range 6.5mm micro drivers with PST (Precision Surface Tuning). The drivers deliver accurate, audiophile-quality sound with extended bass response.

Cable/Remote: The Adventure Series Alpha has a 52" detachable cable with an in-line AWACS (Adventure Warning and Control System) remote control and microphone. The cable and remote feature a reflective surface to give you added visibility when you're working out. The 3-buttom control system is compatible with iPhone/iPad/iPod touch for phone and music control, and will operate some features with other smart devices. A clothing clip is included in the box to help keep the cable out of your way as you listen and exercise.

Active Fit System: Five pairs of patented STAR Silicone Tips and five pairs of True-Fit Foam Tips are included with the headphones. The Up & Over cable routing system helps keep the ear buds in the proper place and prevents the headphones from falling out. The STAR Silicone Tips and the True-Fit Foam Tips come in five sizes each, ensuring a superior fit and maximum comfort. For convenience, a wax removal tool is included to keep your ear tips clean and working at top efficiency.

Travel Case: The Adventure Series Alpha headphones come with a waterproof travel case with a screw-on top to help store and protect your headphones and spare ear tips. The case has a 1" wide loop that enables you to attach it to a backpack strap or belt loop.

Specifications:

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 18kHz
  • Sensitivity: 97 dB @ 1 mW
  • Impedance: 21Ω
  • Driver: 6.5mm Dynamic Driver
  • Weight: 0.7 ounces

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