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Westone UM1 Reviews

4.5 stars based on 5 customer reviews
  • from April 24, 2013

    great stuff

    great in ear monitors! I love the personal touch by the Sweetwater folks! I have recommended ya'll to many other musicians out here on west coast. Keep up the great customer service.

  • from Kansas January 1, 2013Music Background:
    Contemporary Christian

    Great value and great sound

    A couple of musicians on our church worship team have tried these and liked them very much. We by no means pros, so we are all relatively new to in-ears, but we can definitely tell when headphones just won't work. These work well and they are a great price.

  • from Tallahassee, FL April 9, 2013Music Background:
    Live sound engineer, Percussionist, Student, Recording Enthusiast

    They get the job done!

    This is my very first pair of IEM's. The sound quality is very clear, and the isolation level is great! I use these for playing drum set with my church's worship band, and for general practicing with a metronome. The low end isn't too hot, but for the $ you can't do much better.

  • from Washington, IL November 8, 2012Music Background:
    Guitar, Bass, Drums, & Keyboards

    Very good in-ear monitors for Aviom systems!

    My trusty Shure E2C's died after 4+ years of weekly use so I was considering the Shure SE215's or the Westone UM1's for a replacement. I emailed Ted Hunter and he recommended the UM1's. After reading multiple reviews on both products, I settled on the Westone UM1's.

    The thing I like most about the UM1's is their comfort. Sometimes I forget that I even have them in. They are very light weight and seal the ears very well. They are however, quite different from the E2C's that I had been using so I wanted to use them a few weeks before I wrote a review.

    The biggest noticeable difference for me is the top and bottom end roll off. That is not necessarily a bad thing but it took a bit of getting use to after using the E2C'2 for so long. There is definitely a more defined mid-range in comparison to the E2C's also.

    I am using these through an Aviom system for praise and worship so for that application these work very well. If I were to buy in-ear monitors for the sole purpose of listening to music through an MP3 player, or other media device, I would probably go a different direction.

    Over all a very good product for live music monitoring!

  • from Houston, TX October 12, 2012Music Background:
    Worship Leader

    Great Sound on a Budget

    I was using sure E-2's which gave up the ghost. I persistently had them breaking the seal in my ear and were bulky.

    i called Mac at Sweetwater and he recommended the Westone UM-1's on a budget. I took a chance thinking the bottom end was too light, based on other reviews.

    They have a full, warm sound. Like the lower end shures, they have a slightly muted top which for my taste, prevents piercing sounds. They would not be my choice based on listening use but for monitor use, they will do a fine job. They also seal better, are much lighter and are easy to deal with as the cable is not stiff like the shures.

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