Westone, a provider of high performance audio, in-ear monitoring technology and hearing protection, has announced that the company will be unveiling a new in-ear monitor (IEM) at the NAMM 2017 show, held January 19-22, in Anaheim, Calif. The new ES80 is the latest innovation of Westone’s custom-fit Elite Series, and an evolution of Westone’s W80 Universal in-ear monitors.

According to the company, there are a number of unique features to the ES80 in-ear monitor, including maximum noise isolation up to 37dB; superior comfort and fit; decreased canal resonance and insertion loss, and full customization and design.

ES60 in-ear monitors

Westone’s ES60 in-ear monitors, a predecessor of their new ES80 IEMs.

Westone reports that it will also be exhibiting its new Elite Ambient Series, or EAS, at NAMM. The EAS are custom in-ear monitors that deliver the same ambient benefits of the AM Pro universal fit earphones. Available as a single (EAS10), double (EAS20), and triple (EAS30) driver configuration, the EAS custom monitors allow users to select the ambient filter best suited for their needs with 12dB, 16dB, and 22dB options without any degradation to the monitor signal or the low end. The ES80 and the EAS models will be available in Q1 2017, with specific dates to be announced following NAMM 2017.

These products will be showcased at Westone’s booth #5712 in B hall at the Anaheim Convention Center. All NAMM attendees are encouraged to come experience these new products firsthand by using them to hear some of NAMM’s live onstage performances. Featured artists performing at Westone’s NAMM booth this year will include: funk/rock band The JDS, country singers Rick Monroe, Karen Waldrup, Chase Martin, and loop artist Just Alliance.

Established in 1959, Westone Laboratories has more than 55 years of experience delivering premium custom-fit solutions for critical listening applications. Westone is the largest manufacturer of custom ear pieces in the world and was the first to design and manufacture a balanced armature driver earphone. With hearing healthcare and music specialists on the company’s research and production teams, Westone invented an ergonomic monitor design that provides the utmost noise isolation, comfort, and best fitting earphones. The largest names in music turn to Westone in-ear monitors for onstage use, just as US Air Force fighter pilots depend on Westone’s ACCES® in-ear communications system for mission-critical noise isolation, hearing protection, and two-way communication.

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry. NAMM is comprised of approximately 10,300 members located in 104 countries and regions. NAMM events and members fund The NAMM Foundation’s efforts to promote the pleasures and benefits of music, and advance active participation in music making across the lifespan.

Source: Westone; NAMM