COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. and ANAHEIM, Calif., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NAMM -- Westone, the leader in high performance audio and in-ear monitoring technology, will unveil the much-anticipated Elite Series ES60 for the first time at NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants trade show.) The ES60 is the newest in-ear monitor in the Elite Series of high performance earphones designed by musicians specifically for music professionals and audiophiles. The ES60 features Westone's legendary custom True-Fit technology, providing the musician with earpieces that are cast, sculpted and polished by hand from actual impressions of the individual's ears. This precise customization provides the world's most accurate and comfortable fit and acoustic seal possible for the musician, 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 allows for 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.
Other notable features of the ES60 custom in-ear monitor include a two material approach to the monitor design consisting of a flex canal, a body temperature-reactive, 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. The ES60 is the ultimate custom in-ear monitor, exceeding even W60, the Westone audiophile earphone that shares many of the same internal components and was named Digital Trends' CES 2014 "Best in Show" headphone winner.
Unique custom ES60 options range from real abalone shell to sleek carbon fiber faceplates. Additional materials for the ES60 in-ear monitor faceplates include exotic woods, laser engraving and additional carbon fiber selections. The Elite Series faceplates can be customized with thousands of new colors, materials and design combinations through Westone's online Customizer.
Each Elite Series in-ear monitor is supplied with 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 allowing for use with other premium cables from Westone. Additional cables include Apple MFI control and Android control cables.
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 ES60 is meticulously custom-built by a staff of dedicated artisans and lab technicians who ensure that every set of custom in-ear monitors exemplify the best in sound and fit available on the market today.
Westone ES60 In-Ear Monitor Features:
- Designed with six individual balanced armature drivers and multistage crossover designs
- Dual driver for the tweeters, mid-ranges and bass for a powerful yet balanced sound that offers great detail and high energy output
- Flex canal and cold-pour acrylic earpiece for durability and enclosure stability
- EPIC replaceable cable with Up & Over™ cable routing helps prevent microphonics and keeps the earphone securely in place.
- Executive monitor vault – weather resistant travel case
"The ES60 is the ultimate in-ear monitor for the serious musician," said John F. Lowrey, Vice President, Audio Group at Westone. "Westone Audio created the first in-ear monitors for Rush and Def Leppard, and we're honored and humbled to work with the talented artists who today use our products and trust us for providing top-rated monitors. The ES60 was created and designed by musicians for musicians, and we are elated to be part of the on-stage presentation of music, the one art form that's universally appreciated."
The ES60 is available with a base MSRP of $1299.99 (price varies based on custom materials and configurations selected) through authorized dealers and e-retailers.
A portion of sales of the ES60 will be donated to Hearing Health Foundation as part of Westone's ongoing support of music, hearing protection and research.
Founded in 1959 and celebrating 55 years of audio excellence in 2014, Westone is the world's premier manufacturer of high performance in-ear musician's monitors, earphones and innovative speaker technology. After five decades of in-ear and acoustic innovation, Westone has developed a sizable portfolio of exclusive technologies, which incorporate only the most premium materials and optimal processes into all its products. Westone continues to pioneer new innovation into the world of audio and hearing. Their in-ear earphone product lines are actively endorsed by musicians and have won acclaim in countless reviews among audiophiles and artists worldwide. Westone is also committed to the prevention and cure of hearing loss and will donate a portion of every audio product sold through 2014 to the Hearing Health Foundation (www.hhf.org). Find out why Westone is Pure Music. For more information, please visit www.westoneaudio.com or call 800-525-5071.
About Hearing Health Foundation
Hearing Health Foundation is the largest private funder of hearing research, with a mission to prevent and cure hearing loss through groundbreaking research. Since 1958 Hearing Health Foundation has given away millions of dollars to hearing and balance research, including work that led to cochlear implant technology and now through the Hearing Restoration Project is working on a cure for hearing loss. Hearing Health Foundation also publishes Hearing Health magazine, a free consumer resource on hearing loss and related technology, research, and products. For more information, please visit Hearing Health Foundation at www.hhf.org or call 212-257-6140.