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Old 10-08-2012, 07:57 PM   #1
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Westone UM1

Hey guys, can anybody give me a brief overview of the Westone UM1 on the sound quality/build quality/durability/comfort/suitable for running? Also, how do these compare to the Shure SE215?

Btw, are the red/blue/orange sets limited edition? Available in SG?

Thanks for clarifications!
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:00 PM   #2
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I was once in your shoes...i both looked at UM1 and SE215. Price wise they are the same. Build wise, i vote for the SE215,the cable is much thicker, the driver housing is more durable if i recall. Sound wise, the UM1 tends to do better on the highs but lacks the lows, imho, the SE215 is better balanced on both high and low sounds. As for fit, i don't have any issues wearing both, although with the SE215, you kinda need to get used to putting them on simply because the driver housing rotates while you're trying to wear them. Hope this helps
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:03 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply. Are the Shure SE215's hard to put on? It looks a bit big. Will it feel and look awkward in the ears?
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:24 PM   #4
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Westones definitely gives one of the best fit but Shure fits pretty well too. Feel free to drop by our stores to try out and see which suits you more.

UM1 and Shure SE215 is at the same price whereas the Westone 1 is at 219
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:33 PM   #5
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Do you have stocks for the Team Edition Corsa/Monitor? I read from the Stereo website that the UM1's come together with the Westone Monitor Vault after 7/7/12. Is this still applicable? Thanks for help.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:46 PM   #6
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Still available at both stores Do call and check before heading down again unless if you are heading down now
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:19 PM   #7
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se215 vs um1 vs w1, i went with w1. liked the sound signature more

i believe sound is more important than colour of casing, although orange looks cooler
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:42 PM   #8
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Thanks for the replies! Yeah I agree the orange one looks cool. I'm not really worried about the sound quality tho, my primary concern would be comfort and isolation as I'm not really gonna use these at home, mainly in buses/mrts - I have the m50s to use at home.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:44 AM   #9
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I had um1, somehow I like the highs and clarity. I haven't tried se215 and w1 before but um1 is comfortable and easy to wear. The cable is definitely durable and easy to keep in box.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:18 AM   #10
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Shure cables will be thicker thus harder to store as compared to the Westone braided cables =)

If you want better low frequencies the SE215 performs better in that
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Old 18-03-2013, 04:30 PM   #11
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Anyone can recommend amps that goes well with westone um1? Tks
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Old 18-03-2013, 05:01 PM   #12
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Anyone can recommend amps that goes well with westone um1? Tks
The UM1 is very efficient to drive and dun really require any amping..
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Old 18-03-2013, 06:38 PM   #13
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Oh coz my previous was a creative aurvana and jaben have me a fiio e1 I think and the sound sounded better. That's why was wondering if you guys know any amps
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it may be because of the amp colouring the sound. you might be better off upgrading your iem
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Old 19-03-2013, 12:07 AM   #15
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Well my gf is actually stucked in between UM1 and the SE215.

Since im the owner of Westone 3 i would say that the Westone series has more bass to it compared with the UM series. UM trebles are smoother and clearer. For Westone series is more of a quantity bass imo. Since the day my Westone 3 was stolen, i couldn't find anything similar to the Westone 3, and ended up buy back Westone 3. If this wires were to fail then it could be reshelling for me. As the Westone 3 sig really appeals me most.

Nuff said. Anyway im not a fan of Shure though. Cause i had a bad experience with the demos from Stereo and Jaben before. I had no idea why does it has a connector issues. Must twitch a bit in order for it to sound as it suppose to be.

Anyway for sound wise, SE215 has more bass compared to the UM1. Deeper also.

UM1 wont have a very deep bass compared to the SE215LTD.

Overall my gf went for SE215 is because she prefer the "boomz" in it.
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