Westone is well known for their incredible sounding in-ear monitors for musicians. Nowadays, audiophiles and everyday listeners are finding Westone earphones excellent for everyday music enjoyment. And now Westone has crossed into a new realm of wireless listening. The Westone Wx Wireless Earphone is a single balanced armature MMCX style in-ear headphone that’s supposed to be better than you’re average earphone. Let’s take a look at the specs and give the Westone Wx Wireless a listen to find out how good it really is.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
- Westone Wx In-Ear Monitors
- Removable MMCX Audio Bluetooth Cable
- 5 silicone eartips
- 5 foam eartips
- Carrying case
GETTING STARTED / FEATURES
Getting started with the Westone Wx, it’s good to know a little about the powerful features. Here’s just a few.
Customize Your Sound
The Westone Wx wireless earphone comes with 10 different eartips for a reason. Getting the right fit and a good seal means everything. You’ll also find that different materials like foam and silicone make a huge difference in the sound. For example silicone tips will give you a more balanced sound while foam tips tend to absorb some of the higher frequencies and boosts the bass. Depending on your ears and your music choices, you can find the right eartips to totally customize your sound.
Bluetooth and Connectivity
Connecting to the Westone Wx is fairly easy. By holding down the middle button on the inline controls you’ll engage Bluetooth pairing mode. Simply find it in your Bluetooth section of your smartphone or player and select Westone Wx.
All Bluetooth headphones and earphones experience some sort of signal dropouts from time to time. We found the Westone Wx did stay solidly connected most of the time with only a few times due to RF interference around town.
The Westone Wx wireless earphone will get you about 30-feet range from the source Bluetooth device. This turns out to be pretty accurate as we tested it with an iPhone 6S and got to about 30-feet before the audio experienced any dropouts.
Removable MMCX Cable
One of the best features of the Westone Wx wireless earphone is the removable MMCX cable. This means you can replace it with any suitable MMCX style cable including a standard 3.5mm wire.
Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX
Built-in to the Bluetooth standard is a protocol for Hi-Res audio called the aptX audio codec. The aptX codec allows lossless and Hi-Res players to stream audio via Bluetooth without compromising the sound. The result is crystal clear audio because the signal sent is exactly the same audio you’ll receive with the Westone Wx wireless earphone.
The Westone Wx promises up to 8-hours of continuous battery before it needs to be charged. This is about the average for earphones and it’s definitely a plus for a high quality IEM like this.
HOW DOES IT SOUND?
So far we can see that the Westone Wx wireless earphone features a single balanced armature design, a frequency range of 20Hz to 16kHz, an 8-hour battery life and a range of up to 30-feet. So the real question now is… How does it sound? Let’s dig in and find out.
Listening from a smartphone
Listening to standard streaming files from Spotify the Westone Wx wireless earphone is a significant improvement to the average wireless in-ear headphone. The bass is tight and well defined. The mids and high frequencies are crystal clear and bring out elements of the music you don’t always hear with most headphones. Overall the separation and definition of the music is what we notice most and it’s definitely miles ahead of most wireless earphones.
Listening from an aptX player
The new Fiio X7 Mark II features the aptX audio codec via Bluetooth so it makes for a perfect way to sample the Bluetooth capabilities of the Westone Wx. Once connected via Bluetooth the Westone Wx wireless earphone had even more definition and clarity than before. Playing Hi-Res lossless files from the internal SD card revealed a new level of wireless sound. Again as before, the bass was tight and balanced. And the mids and high frequencies flowed freely through the balanced armature drivers.
The volume on the Westone Wx wirelss earphone was exceptional. With a relatively balanced output there weren’t any frequencies fighting for space in the audio spectrum.
THE FINAL REVIEW
The Westone Wx wireless earphone is an IEM quality headphone designed to give you incredible sound on the go. It connects easily to any Bluetooth capable smartphone or player and features a priceless removable MMCX cable. Priced at just under $180 this Westone Bluetooth in-ear headphone is a game changer in the world of Bluetooth headphones. Get the best price on the Westone Wx Wireless Earphone from Audio46 Headphone Store because it’s time to “listen like a pro”.
Sensitivity: 114dB @ 1mW
Frequency Response: 20Hz – 16kHz
Impedance: 19 Ohms
Driver: Single Balanced Armature (Full-Range)
Bluetooth: v4.0 with aptX
Battery Life: Up to 8-hours
Wireless Range: 10M
Warranty: 1-Year Limited Warranty