Westone UM PRO 10 Review

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If we take every possible factor into consideration, we could label the Westone UM Pro 10 as ‘expensive, durable, exceptional sound-wise, and, most importantly, extremely valuable for the money’. The verdict is passed and we’re sure thousands, if not tens of thousands of audiophiles will easily agree on the fact that these headphones are simply doing too good of a job for the buck.

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Westone’s UM Pro series has been the big thing for quite a while now, more precisely, for the past 2 years. The Westone UM Pro 10 specifically has attracted a lot of attention from audiophiles and Hi-Fi lovers worldwide. In fact, these particular headphones are among ‘Amazon’s Choices’ in the in-ear monitor department. We can only say – rightly so.

The Westone UM Pro 10 look very exquisite, urban even, and as much as they excel in aesthetics, they do in terms of sonic performance as well. With a set of phenomenal driver units and a rugged cable, they offer a great, all-around performance both sonically and durability-wise.

Westone Audio Pro X10 IEM Earphones - Single Driver Noise Isolating Professional Musician in-Ear Monitor Wired Earbuds


  • Beautiful aesthetic part
  • Durable construction
  • Comfortable eartips
  • Balanced soundstage
  • Refined bass and plenty of detail in the sound
  • Superb value for the money


  • The bass bleeds out if you don’t seal them properly

Sound Quality

Sound performance is where the Westone UM Pro 10 excels the most, that much is certain. These headphones pack an armature driver unit that delivers a remarkably detailed, dynamic soundstage characterized with plenty of tonal clarity.

First and foremost, in order to fully embrace the majestic sound of these in ear monitors, you’ll need to fit them correctly – better said, tightly. Otherwise, the bass won’t feel so strong and pronounced. Even in the most ideal scenario, the bass isn’t too overwhelming, rather it’s accurate and subtle.

Overall, the soundstage is balanced, or better said as balanced as can be for a pair of in-ear monitors (some sound will eventually bleed in or out, leaving you with a sense of ‘disharmony’ in the soundstage).  You’ll notice that everything is in place as you start to listen to diverse music – nothing is missing, nothing is lacking, and everything just seems to be as and where it was supposed to be.

Lastly, you can’t help but appreciate the clarity these in-ear headphones provide. If it wasn’t for this particular ‘benefit’ of sorts, all the others would’ve somewhat paled and appeared slightly less interesting and amazing.

Build Quality

It’s interesting to see a set of in-ear headphones that can actually be characterized as ‘durable’. The cable is braided and fairly robust, and the heads are made of strong plastic components.

For what it’s worth, these headphones were manufactured in the States, which should be a bit of relief for everyone afraid of getting Chinese-stock headphones with an upgraded cable.

On a side note, the UM Pro 10 comes in several color variations, including black, blue, red, and ‘clear’ (white), although all the other colors aside from black have been discontinued.

Final Tones – So, Is the Westone UM PRO 10 Worth It?

So, if you are considering buying a decent pair of headphones for whatever your needs are, the Westone UM Pro 10 may be the perfect one for you. This is a company that strives for innovation and to improve its existing products. Hence it is definitely a brand worth investing in, and through our review, you can clearly see that. Hopefully, you now have a clearer idea about what set of headphones will be best suited for you. and are ready to make the best choice for your music needs.

By Robert Halvari

My name is Robert Halvari - audio engineer and a total audiophile. I love vinyl because it has that natural character which brings music to life. I've been using and testing vinyl record players for around 15 years and I'm sharing my love and knowledge of vinyl by publishing all I know at Notes On Vinyl

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