NAMM 2010 at the Anaheim Convention Center was to be a real treat for me.The last time I attended one was many blue moons ago.
I was ready to reinstate myself as a music technology geek, and for my hidden agenda – to start a wish list for my 2010 Christmas stocking!
Westone, manufacturers of in-ear products, were 1st to catch my attention.
In the business that began in the hearing health industry, Westone has been manufacturing in-ear products for 50 years, with IEMâ€™s since the early 1990â€™s. They have fitted artists such as Nine Inch Nails, Babyface, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Michael W Smith, Woody Lee, Cirque Du Soleil and more, and have made IEM systems for some of the top companies in the industry.
As you all know, I have braved all kinds of weather and types of environment in my quest to go wherever my theremin takes me. I also lost my hearing as a teenager for a short period of time to a middle-ear infection.
Paramount to me is good ‘healthy’ hearing; a requirement for live performance and maintenance of my valuable asset.
In searching for that perfect IEM, how good they look and work are as important as how well they fit; if fit is about well-being as well as comfort. Westone has not compromised on the look either, making sure that a â€˜coolâ€™ array of colours and custom artwork are available to the consumer.
After trying out their display IEMs, I am looking forward to receiving my custom pair of purple IEMs that resemble a clear gummy-bear!
A must to check out is their ES3X 3-way monitor with separate low, midrange and high frequency drivers that are supposed to deliver smooth response across all frequencies, and cut ambient noise by 25dB. Thank you Westone!
Video Clip : Product Specialist and Audiologist at Westone
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