Westone, a leader in the IEM market, is bringing some versatility to the table with a new sports-style earphone. Announced earlier last month, the Adventure Series Alpha (ADV for short) comes priced in at $200 and aims to be your “do-it-all” headphone. The main features are as follows:
- Magnesium uni-body construction
- IPX-3 water resistance
- Reflective cable
- MFi in-line controls for volume/playback (for iPhone/iPod/iPad)
- 6.5mm micro driver with PST™ (Precision Surface Tuning)
- 21 ohm impedance
Those are the highlights, but check the full press release below:
Colorado Springs, CO, and Manhattan Beach, CA, June 04, 2013 – Westone, the leader in high performance audio and in-ear monitoring technology, announces the availability of the Adventure Series (ADV) Alpha earphones. The Adventure Series Alpha is the culmination of Westone’s two decades of experience with audio and in-ear musicians’ monitors. Designed for the active user, Adventure Series creates a new category of cross-over earphones that deliver exceptional audio performance, fit and design for use in all environments.
With IPX-3* water resistance, the Adventure Series earphones are protected against spraying water and adverse conditions for everyday use, rain or shine. Westone’s first-ever Adventure Warning and Control System (AWACS Reflective Cable) allows for improved visibility in low-light conditions with a reflective, replaceable cable along with the MFi (Made for iPhone, iPad, iPod) system with three-button volume control and inline microphone. The earphone is constructed from a magnesium uni-body, which allows for durability and unmatched design performance.
Keeping sound quality a priority, Westone integrated their rich heritage of signature driver technologies into the Adventure Series Alpha. A proprietary extended range 6.5mm micro driver with PST™ (Precision Surface Tuning), 20Hz -18kHz frequency response, and impedance of 21 ohms, delivers sonic accuracy with extended bass.
Westone Adventure Series Alpha also features:
- Active Fit System – Up & Over™ cable routing and patented STAR™ Tips ensure superior fit, comfort, and retention for even the toughest adventure.
- Magnesium Uni-body Construction – A Low-profile lightweight magnesium uni-body and aluminum faceplate for strength, durability and style.
- The MFI control allows the listener to rewind, fast-forward, skip songs, play/pause, activate Siri interface and answer/hang-up calls without interruption of the their activity.
“You can see our customer focus in our Adventure Series. Our fans have been asking for Westone products that they can wear during every activity, whether it is travel, workout or play. The ADVs are our first cross-over MFi earphones and the embodiment of ruggedness with exceptional sound,” said John F. Lowrey, Vice President, Audio Group at Westone. “The Adventure Series is a new standalone product line from Westone that will attract listeners who want performance as well as comfort, durability, weather-resistance and the dynamic Westone sound signature.”
Included with Adventure Series Alpha are Westone’s patented STAR™ silicone tips, True-Fit™ foam tips, wax removal tool, and special weather resistant rigid travel case.
Adventure Series Alpha is available with a MSRP of $199.99 through authorized dealers and e-retailers.
*Source: IPX-3 Liquid Ingress Protection Rating
You can grab a pair from one of Westone’s authorized dealers.