Westone has been that one brand that has been amazing its customers worldwide with its variety of headsets and dynamic features since its very inception.
And the new Westone W30 Triple-Driver reviewed by Ironhorsetrading under its guide on the 5 of the Best Motorcycle Earbuds is just a new addition to their unbeatable legacy. It’s among the best motorcycle headphones that you can buy today.
Things to Consider Before Buying a Motorcycle Headphone
If you are looking for the best motorcycle headphones, here are a few of the things to consider.
How is the bass? How is the noise cancellation? Does it treble more than it should? It’s just a few of the things that you need to look at.
The Number of Drivers
Westone W20 has dual drivers, while the W30 has three. The more the number of drivers, normally the better the sound.
You would need to take a look at everything from Bluetooth to how easy it is to take calls. You need to see how easy it is to use.
How Light It Is
If you are looking to wear it while riding, you need it to be light and comfortable.
Presenting the Westone W30
Welcome to a great listening experience, with 30 ohms impedance level and 107 dB sensitivity, and a really light one at that.
Since the time of its launch, the product has been a big hit amongst its customers and is much appreciated.
I have been using this for last five months and here is what I love about it.
Things to know about W30
- High-quality build Treble is unnecessarily sharp
- Satisfactory bass Unattractive build quality
- Great mid-range frequency Incompetent battery life for outdoor use
Now let’s have a look at the details of its features.
Top Features and Benefits
Here is what makes the Westone W30 among the best motorcycle headphones in the world.
Design and build:
Speaking of the design, it is not going to give you any good vibes about the product at first sight. The housings of the product are pretty large and heavy that has made the brand sacrifice the ergonomics and light-weight goals.
However, the overall design is good. The switching access, interchangeability of the cables together makes it a good option. I didn’t find any twitchiness while using it even while riding.
While taking the product as a whole, I do not mind to term it as a decent choice for the price it is available. Although not attractive on its looks, it will not disappoint you on its efficiency.
Featuring three balanced-armature drivers with a 3-way crossover, and offering music in just the right balance – from balanced lows, mid-range, with crystal-clear highs, you sure have a winner here.
Expect more natural and lively sound than most of its competitors. However, amidst this perfection, some of you may find the lower notes to be too bassy for you to handle. The overall sound tone is warm and comforting. The tones are highly engaging with a solid mid-range body and extended bass.
You can term the sound produces by the Westone W30 Triple-Driver to be sensitive to low impedance ranging to lamost30 ohms. They do not miss too much.
- Bass performance: The bass of this product is undoubtedly remarkable. It is able to create that depth of sound with an added zing of rumble. When I played vocals from YouTube randomly, the results were just outstanding.
- Mid-performance: The midrange, on the whole, performs pretty well. It successfully erupts the clarity and layering to the vocals that add depth to the audio quality. You may find that the upper mids tend to be scooped; the female vocals are slightly on the thinner voice as compared to competing products.
- High performance: The highs are the most emphasized, enlarged, and glossy audio production of the new Westone W30 Triple-Driver. I have used the model to listen to the audio output of instruments like Cymbals, Trumpets, and guitar, and the results were flattering. The sound was just crystal clear. This is probably the best part that worked for me when it comes to the audio of the model.
Keeping the note of all the low, high and mid ranges performance, I undoubtedly rely on this product when it comes to audio. If you are someone who is ideally searching for a headset for any of those everyday music doses, this might be a good option. It’s among the best motorcycle headphones that you can buy today.
When we speak of compatibility, the device is very much compatible with a wide range of Android devices. There is no scope that it says a no to any Android system. However, some users did report issues when connecting to their iOS device, and you may want to check the connectivity if you own an iOS device.
The battery life forming an integral part of any headset especially when it is a wireless one, the Westone W30 Triple-Driver does an average job. It is not outstanding by any means, I could never stretch it over a continuous period of 9 hours. Sure, there is a beep-up with the alert notifications of low battery, but having to charge my device every day does seem to be a bit of a bother.
The battery life of this product is okay – you could make to your office and back with it. The long road trips? I am not so sure. I am pretty happy with the battery efficiency of the product when it comes to riding in the cities. Outside? Not so much.
Alternatives for this amazing motorcycle earbuds
Westone UM Pro 30
If you are a musician looking for something more from your earphone, this is the choice. With three drivers, expect great sound.
If you are thinking of taking your music experience to the next level, you might want to try out this six driver true-fit earphone.
Sennheiser IE 800
Wired headphones with an oval design to offer the maximum comfort. Misses out on a few things, but overall, one of the better ones out there.
Some customers rued the fact that you cannot purchase an individual piece of the earphone.
Others though just loved the great sound quality, and that it can perform even in crowded, noisy areas with ease.
The Westone 230 seems to work on some levels while failing on others. Sure, it’s an improvement that we see here when we compare it to the Westone W20, but the improvements are perhaps not as much as you would expect it to be.
- As a whole, I would say that it is a fairly good choice especially if you are searching for options that come under $400.
- Do remember though about the sound issue that comes with it – it just doesn’t sound as great when it comes to the lower notes.
- But then, if you are looking for the best motorcycle headphones, we are sure the lower notes wouldn’t be a matter of concern.
Overall though, it is a good cost effective gadget meeting your basic requirements from a headset.