IS EARPHONES SOLUTIONS BIASED?
Is Earphone Solutions biased towards Westone?
Why Westone earphones are rated highest on almost every rank?
From Wikipedia: "Bias is a term used to describe a tendency or preference towards a particular perspective, ideology or result, when the tendency interferes with the ability to be impartial, unprejudiced, or objective.. In other words, bias is generally seen as a 'one-sided' perspective. Having a bias is part of a normal development."
We understand that for some visitors of Earphone Solutions, our rankings may sound biased towards Westone, however to give a simple explanation, we do test all the models we sell (and a bunch of other models that got Xed - we receive a ton of unsolicited samples from various manufacturers) and we do prefer the Westone earphones for most music style, activities, noise isolation, overall sound quality, durability, comfort, fit, cable design, and Westone customer support which is an extension of our service.
It's hard to choose some other brand just to look unbiased. We will stay true to our preference. It's our honest opinion. Almost every customer I speak with on the phone that have owned more than one brand, including Westone, prefers Westone as well.
Some models we tested sounded great out of the box only to fail within 2 weeks. It happens. So we always try a second and sometimes a third set. If we see a pattern of premature failure, we have no choice but to downgrade the earphones.
This is not rocket science. It's our simple, honest opinion. If / when, something else comes along, with better sound quality, better warranty, better cable design, better customer support, better comfort, better fit, better durability, better value, we will be the first ones to point them out. Until then, Westone is indeed our favorite earphones among all the models we tested for almost all situations.