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- Overview of Westone MACH 70
- Features of Westone MACH 70
- Build quality
- Sound quality
- Sound quality features
- General comment
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- No remuneration or compensation, such as a manuscript fee, has been received for publishing this, and it is an honest evaluation based on measurement data from personal testing and personal opinion.
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- People who like the sound of depth
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Overview of Westone MACH 70
This review will give an overview of Westone MACH 70. A complete review of this product can be found here.
- Total Score: 8.3 / 10.0
- Package: 8.5 / 10.0
- Build quality: 8.5 / 10.0
- Fitment: 9.0 / 10.0
- High range: 8.0 / 10.0
- Mid range: 7.5 / 10.0
- Low range: 8.5 / 10.0
- Less distortion: 8.0 / 10.0
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- Frequency response: 5Hz to 22kHz
- Impedance: 42Ω
- Sensitivity: 110dB
- Connector: T2
Features of Westone MACH 70
3-way / 7 balanced armature drivers
1 low frequency, 2 mid frequency, 4 high frequency
The MACH 70 offers well-balanced tuning with an emphasis on low frequencies and a natural, detailed sound. Sound image localization is of the highest resolution in the world, and the soundstage is vast, wide, deep, and three-dimensional. It is ideal for all musicians, DJs, gamers, and music fans seeking rich bass without sacrificing resolution or detail.
The shell is made of strong and lightweight polycarbonate material. The faceplate is made of bead-blasted and anodised aluminium. Ergonomic design reduces fatigue even after prolonged use.
Linum UltlaBax T2 cable
Linum UltlaBax T2 cables have a four-core construction and a low impedance of 0.6 Ω. It brings out the full appeal of the music without altering or colouring the sound.
Full range of accessories
Includes a shockproof and water-resistant pelican case for product storage and protection. Also included are five sizes each of TRUE-FIT foam eartips for high sealing and patented STAR silicone eartips for superior durability.
The package meets the price standard. Contents vary widely. The unpacking experience is quite enjoyable.
- Westone MACH 70
- Carrying cases
- Carrying pouch
- Cleaning tools
Build quality meets the price standard.
The fit is good.
REW Frequency Response
Sound quality description
In this review, I use the standard eartips size L and drive it with the FiiO M15.
The Westone MACH 70 has a neutral-conscious, full midrange signature.
Please see here for detailed reviews on sound quality.
Lows / Bass
The low frequencies of the Westone MACH 70 are somewhat expansive, but linear enough and extend fairly deep.
Bass drums have weight and depth, but lack tightness and tend to sound bright. Rhythms are easy to understand and have a good sense of perspective, but the rawness seems to be lacking.
The electric bass is also not bad in terms of blackness, but again the sink is sweet and lacks depth.
In terms of quantity, it has the potential to satisfy bass lovers, but in terms of quality, it just doesn't seem to be good enough.
The midrange of the Westone MACH 70 is relatively frontal and sounds bright. It is gently backward leaning, which emphasizes a sense of depth.
The midrange has a slightly cramped and distant sounding feel to it, and the texture is not very accurate. The overall feel is dry and bulky, and vocals tend to sound thin.
Consonants are heard quite clearly and articulation is not bad, but there is a slight sting. Sibilance and stabs are not as strong, but they lack smoothness and tend to sound artificial and loudspeaker-enhanced.
The brass and piano are also easily heard with a ginormous sound and are a bit strong on the ear.
Highs / Treble
The high frequency range has been adjusted with an eye toward definition, and while detail is not bad, it lacks extension and tends to have a strong ceiling feel.
Linearity is a bit lacking, but it has been improved over the MACH 80, so the sense of localization is much easier to understand. The hi-hats have a strong glare, but the spread is poor and unexciting, and the violins and woodwinds are not as spacious as they should be.
Sound quality general comment
- Original Sound Fidelity: B+
- Recommendation: D-
- Personal preference: D-
The Westone MACH 70 has improved linearity and range from the higher-end MACH 80, and at least sounds much better than the MACH 80. Still, given the cramped soundstage and unnatural, hard-to-hear midrange, it is unlikely that many people would be willing to pay more than $1,000 for these earphones, even if they would save some money over the MACH 80. Well, it is much better than buying MACH 80, even if only to save some money.
Sound quality features
- Sound field with a sense of depth
- Bright midrange
- Good localization
- Lacks high-frequency extension
- Inaccurate texture
- Uncomfortable vocals, as if emphasized by a loudspeaker
- Exorbitant price for sound quality
The Westone MACH 70 offers more depth and heft than the higher-end MACH 80, improved localization, better linearity, and generally better sound quality than the MACH 80. However, it has little to offer in terms of price, and there is not much to recommend it except that it is better than the MACH 80.
Westone MACH 70