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Westone UM Pro50 Signature Series

In-ear monitoring headphones

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Our take on the Westone UM Pro50 Signature Series

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.

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UM Pro50

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.

Product Highlights:

  • in-ear headphones designed for studio and stage monitoring
  • Westone's premier in-ear monitor
  • five balanced-armature driver design for incredibly detailed performance over a wide frequency range
  • passive 3-way crossover
  • Up & Over™ cord routing system keeps headphones secured to ear
  • up to 25dB of ambient noise reduction
  • 50" cable terminated with 3.5mm miniplug
  • includes 5 pairs of silicone tips and 5 pairs of foam tips for a customized, comfortable fit
  • solid carrying vault
  • frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 115 dB
  • impedance: 45 ohms
  • weight: .45 oz.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • In-ear headphones (clear) with attached 50" cable (3.5mm plug)
  • 5 Pairs of STAR Silicone ear tips (one pair installed on headphones)
  • 5 Pairs of True-Fit Foam ear tips
  • Wax removal tool
  • Waterproof travel case
  • Owner's Manual
  • Quick Reference Insertion Guide

I'm not much of an audiophile but I know good sound when I hear it. Let me tell you these are the best earbuds I have ever heard. It's. I've that I can listion to my iPhone with the volume only at 3 or 4 and can hear everything loud and clear.

Anonymous, Rochester hills, MI

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Westone UM Pro50 Signature Series

Anonymous from Rochester hills, MI on 11/1/2016

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I'm not much of an audiophile but I know good sound when I hear it. Let me tell you these are the best earbuds I have ever heard. It's. I've that I can listion to my iPhone with the volume only at 3 or 4 and can hear everything loud and clear.

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Features and Specs

General
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Mic For Taking Calls No
iPhone Control No
Lightning Connector No
Android Control No
Frequency Response 20-20k Hz
Sensitivity 115 dB
Impedance 45 Ohms
Weight 0.445 ounces
Cord Length 50"
1/4-inch Adapter Included No
Volume Control No
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years

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Features

Overview: The Westone UM Pro 50 in-ear monitors are built in Colorado Springs, CO for musicians. Equipped with five high-performance balanced-armature drivers and a 3-way crossover, the premier Signature Series UM Pro 50s deliver clear, detailed sound over the entire frequency range. Ten pairs of ear tips in assorted sizes and materials provide comfort for all-day wear.

Five Balanced Armature Drivers: The UM Pro 50 headphones are equipped with five balanced armature drivers and a passive 3-way crossover to provide high performance over the entire frequency range. These efficient in-ear monitors (115dB sensitivity) deliver more power and control than traditional dynamic drivers. Westone combines multiple balanced armature drivers with sophisticated crossover networks to provide enhanced detail and extended frequency range.

EPIC Cable: The UM Pro 50 has a 50" replaceable braided EPIC cable, made of bifurcated, high-flex, ultra-low resistance tensile wire, and reinforced with a special aramid fiber. The proprietary audiophile connector allows you to easily replace the cable, if necessary.

True-Fit Technology: 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 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. With a proper fit, these in-ear headphones shut out external sounds, boasting a 25dB passive noise attenuation. For convenience, a wax removal tool is included to keep your ear tips clean and working at top efficiency.

Mini-monitor Vault: The UM Pro 50 in-ear monitors come with a waterproof mini-monitor vault to help store and protect your headphones and spare ear tips. The case has two loops that enable you to attach it to a backpack strap or belt loop with a carabiner or other device (not included).

Specifications:

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Sensitivity: 115 dB @ 1 mW
  • Impedance: 45Ω
  • Passive Noise Attenuation: 25dB
  • Driver: 5 Balanced armature drivers with passive 3-way crossover
  • Weight: 0.445 ounces

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Did lots of shopping. Your sales person, Maverick, was very good. Good knowlege, no BS. [ Mark  May 29, 2017 ]
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