"Affordable, Accurate, and Surprising Monitors"
Pros - Accurate, Excellent Build Quality, Low Distortion, DiscreetCons - Wires are expensive to replace, a little bright (if a proper seal is not made).I'm first going to preface this with, this is my first review and so I'd like to apologize for anything I leave out or if I do a poor job.
At first glance, these appear to be nothing special. They look like cheap plastic earbuds that just so happen to wrap around your ear
. If you're looking for bling factor with your audio gear, this lineup is not for you.
As far as I know, they are hand-made in Colorado, made from cold-poured acrylic. This provides a very strong body, ready for daily use and the wear-and-tear that brings. Since it is not a plastic shell that was fused together and rather a single acrylic body, it is quite water resistant too (I accidentally dropped mine in the sink with water running and there were, luckily, no consequences). The wires have held up quite well so far and overall, I've been very satisfied with how they've held together.
These are incredibly precise. A combination of low distortion and a wide dynamic range allows these to seamlessly transition between stage monitors and personal listening devices. Once a proper seal is made (from the variety of tips provided), it has a surprisingly full sound. The lows are very rich, even punchy at times, though they are never overpowering. The mids are very detailed and full and vocals are very forward. The highs are very precise and, surprisingly, don't hurt your ears, even after long-term listening.
These IEMs are very neutral, and to those who are used to a more bass-heavy environment, such as Bose, Beats, etc., they will come across as bright.
These are really quite comfortable, especially when compared to their Shure competitor. The W20s are incredibly small and they come with 10 different sets of tips (5 foam, 5 silicone) which allows them to comfortably fit in almost any set of ears.
Over the past year and a bit, I must have put at least 2000+ hours, and I've compared these with the Westone UMPro2, Shure se425, among others, and these came out on top with regards to sound quality, comfort, and build quality.
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