Flagship monitor headphones from the in-ear pros
Adding Westone to our headphone mix was pretty exciting, and getting our hands on the UM Pro50's made us downright stoked. It's the top-of-the-line universal-sized monitor from the highly-regarded Colorado-based company. Our musician colleagues couldn't wait to see how they managed to fit five balanced armature drivers into each tiny, lightweight earpiece. Luckily, the stylish clear shell allows a glimpse into the driver array. You can watch the magic at work in these exceptional earbuds.
The headphones produce a realistic soundstage with uncanny instrument separation and a bit of bottom-end boost. Elevated bass may sound like a red flag to some, but it actually helps level out the sound in noisy environments. For live music and worship — which is what they're designed for — the UM Pro50s deliver the desired flat response in crystal-clear detail.
Professional-level isolation for live sound
Things get loud on-stage, and it's crucial to be able to focus on your specific instrument or vocal. Westone has spent decades making custom in-ear monitors so professional musicians can do just that. They've used that knowledge to create the UM series of universal earpieces, which provide terrific noise isolation for live music events and church services. With the ten included eartip options — five foam and five silicone — you should find a comfortable, secure fit that can block out up to 25dB of external noise while providing clear, detailed sound.
Detachable, wrap-around cable
These earbuds may be lightweight, but the included cable is heavy duty. It's a thin yet durable braided cord that detaches from the earpieces. Coil the stiff top part of the cable around your ear for a snug fit. This keeps the cord out of your way as you perform and stops sound from escaping and being picked up by live mics.