Westone ES60 In-Ear Monitor Hyperreality

June 26 2014, 19:27
The ES60 high-performance in-earphones are designed for music professionals and feature Westone’s legendary Custom-Fit technology, providing the musician with earpieces that are cast, sculpted, and finished by hand from impressions of the individual’s ears. This precise customization provides an accurate and comfortable fit and the best possible acoustic seal, resulting in the best audio performance of any in-ear monitor on the market.
The ES60 is handcrafted with six balanced armature drivers in each earphone and a multistage crossover design that yields unrivaled sonic purity. Westone’s Dual Bore technology enables the IEM’s high and low frequency sound components to be channeled through separate passages in the sound port and sum within the user’s ear canal instead of the earpiece. This approach results in a more convincing and transparent transition between frequency ranges.

The ES60 is the ultimate custom in-ear monitor and shares many of the same internal components as the W60, introduced at the CES Show 2014 (see related story here). Other notable features of the ES60 include a two material approach to the monitor design consisting of a flex canal, a body temperature-reactive, and a semisoft earpiece canal additive that offers the user increased comfort and acoustic seal for incredible noise isolation. The cold-pour acrylic earpiece housing provides increased durability and enclosure stability.
Unique custom ES60 options range from real abalone shell to sleek carbon fiber faceplates. Additional materials for the ES60 in-ear monitors include exotic woods, laser engraving, custom art and additional carbon fiber selections. The ES60 faceplates can be customized at www.westoneaudio.com with thousands of new colors, materials and design combinations. Each ES60 is meticulously handcrafted over a period of 7-10 days by a team of artisans and expert technicians at Westone Laboratories in Colorado Springs, CO. Westone combines 55 years of experience with in-ear applications that yield a low-profile, lightweight, universal earpiece which delivers maximum comfort and in-ear coupling for dynamic music monitoring.
Each E-Series in-ear monitor is supplied with a weather-resistant travel case and Westone’s robust EPIC cable constructed of bifurcated, high-flex, ultra-low resistance tinsel wire, reinforced with a special aramid fiber. The new EPIC cable is removable and attached to the IEM by a single connector enabling use with other premium cables from Westone.
The ES60 has a base MSRP of $1499.99 (price varies based on custom materials and configurations selected) through authorized dealers and e-retailers. A portion of ES60 sales will be donated to Hearing Health Foundation as part of Westone’s ongoing support of hearing protection and research.
About Hearing Health Foundation: www.hhf.org
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