WESTONE ANNOUNCES SECOND GENERATION ADVENTURE SERIES BETA EARPHONES, BRINGING PREMIUM SOUND TO THE ACTIVE LISTENER

The same sonic excellence with a new precision-crafted Zinc unibody and aluminum faceplate built for strength, durability and style.

Colorado Springs, CO and (CES) Las Vegas, NV - January 7, 2014 - Westone, LVCC, South Hall 1 - 21148, the leader in high performance audio and in-ear monitoring technology, announces the availability of the Adventure Series (ADV) Beta earphones. The Adventure Series Beta is the second generation to the critically acclaimed Adventure Series Alpha. The ADV Beta offers the same sonic excellence with a new precision-crafted Zinc unibody and aluminum faceplate built for strength, durability and style. Created for the active user, Beta continues to exceed the expectations of earphones that can be enjoyed in any environment.


The ADV Beta is the first earbud design that features selectable cable routing. The Beta allows the user to select between the typical straight down cable routing or select the cable to go up and over the ear for a more secure headphone. The up and over option allows for the cable to be diverted behind the ear and creates additional stability and reduced cable noise. Additionally the Beta includes custom-made cable guides for additional cable management and comfort.

With IPX-3* water resistance, the Adventure Series earphones are protected against spraying water and adverse conditions for never-miss-a-day use, rain or shine. Westone's Adventure Warning and Control System (AWACS Reflective Cable) allows for improved visibility in low-light conditions with a reflective, replaceable cable along with the MFi (Made for iPhone, iPad, iPod) system with three-button volume control and inline microphone. The earphone is constructed from a zinc uni-body, which allows for durability and unmatched design performance.

Keeping sound quality a priority, Westone integrated their rich heritage of signature driver technologies into the Adventure Series Beta. A proprietary extended range 6.5mm micro driver with PST™ (Precision Surface Tuning), 20Hz -18kHz frequency response, and impedance of 21 ohms, delivers sonic accuracy with extended detailed bass.

Westone Adventure Series Beta also features:

*Active Fit System - Up & Over™ cable routing and five sizes of both the patented STAR™ Tips and True-Fit™ Foam Tips to ensure superior fit, comfort, and retention for even the toughest adventure.

*Zinc Uni-body Construction - A low-profile lightweight Zinc uni-body and aluminum faceplate for strength, durability and style.

*The MFi control allows the listener to rewind, fast-forward, skip songs, play/pause, activate Siri interface and answer/hang-up calls without interruption of the their activity.

"The Adventure Series Alpha has been a hit with our customers; the active user, the traveler, and the music enthusiast,"said John F. Lowrey, Vice President, Audio Group at Westone. "We thought about how could we improve on an award winning great product and we took all the feedback we've received and went to the drawing board to design the 2nd generation Beta to be even more detailed and match the warm, rich sound signature Westone earphones are known for. Beta builds upon the solid Alpha foundation and adds a new zinc uni-body which is longer lasting material, new selectable cable routing and improved musicality which making it a very unique product that can be used and enjoyed as anyone as their premier headphone for active use."

Included with Adventure Series Beta are Westone's patented STAR™ silicone tips, True-Fit™ foam tips, wax removal tool, and special weather resistant rigid travel case.

Westone is a proud supporter of Hearing Health Foundation and has committed to donate a portion of every earphone sold through 2014 to this organization dedicated to the prevention and cure of hearing loss. Adventure Series Beta is available now with a MSRP of $179.99 through authorized dealers and e-retailers.

*Source: IPX-3 Liquid Ingress Protection Rating

About Westone
Founded in 1959, Westone is the world's premier manufacturer of high performance in-ear musician's monitors, earphones and innovative speaker technology. After five decades of in-ear and acoustic innovation, Westone has developed a sizable portfolio of exclusive technologies, which incorporate only the most premium materials and optimal processes into all its products. Westone continues to pioneer new innovation into the world of audio and hearing. Their in-ear earphone product lines are actively endorsed by musicians and have won acclaim in countless reviews among audiophiles and artist worldwide. Westone is also committed to the prevention and cure of hearing loss and will donate a portion of every audio product sold through 2014 to the Hearing Health Foundation (www.hhf.org). Find out why Westone is Pure Music. For more information, please visit www.westoneaudio.com or call 800-525-5071.

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