ultimate ears

  • Review Round-up: Custom in-ear headphones

    Review Round-up: Custom in-ear headphones

    There are a few ways to to get excellent audio out of a pair of headphones. You can have excellent components or a tight, close fit or special electronics. Or, better yet, you can have all three. I was lucky enough to be able to try three types of custom earphones/earbuds and am please to report that if you have the cash they’re definitely a great way to listen to music. I tested… Read More

  • Fancy musicians may enjoy the $1350+ Ultimate Ears 18 earbuds

    Fancy musicians may enjoy the $1350+ Ultimate Ears 18 earbuds

    Please indulge me as I begin this post with a quote from the Ultimate Ears 18 press release: “The Ultimate Ears 18 Pro Custom Monitors are expected to be available beginning in February for a suggested retail price of $1350 (U.S.). (The price of the Ultimate Ears 18 Pro Custom Monitors does not include the initial cost to have a qualified audiologist create your ear impressions.) The… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Ultimate Ears TripleFi earphones for $100 (today only)

    CrunchDeals: Ultimate Ears TripleFi earphones for $100 (today only)

    Wow. Announced about a year ago at a price of over $400, the Ultimate Ears TripleFi 10 and TripleFi 10vi “Noise Isolating Earphones” are going for just $99.99 each on Amazon today, down from yesterday’s (and presumably tomorrow’s) price of $328. Read More

  • Ultimate Ears now offering affordable custom monitors, UE 4 Pro

    Ultimate Ears now offering affordable custom monitors, UE 4 Pro

    I’m still pining for a pair of custom personal monitors and I just might pull the trigger on Ultimate Ears latest offering, the UE 4 Pro Custom Monitors. The benefits of having custom made monitors are pretty obvious so I don’t need to expand on that. An optional ambient feature can be had for $50, but that’s more or less for professionals to use when switching between… Read More

  • Logitech Ultimate Ears 700 bust out

    Logitech Ultimate Ears 700 bust out

    Listen, if Peter Wentz of Fall Out Boy loves Ultimate Ears, then you will too. “Ultimate Ears…I love ‘em. They block out all outside noise so all I hear is beautiful music.” Yeah, beautiful music, that’s what you have been missing with lesser quality earphones. The latest ‘phones from Logitech’s Ultimate Ears sports two hi-fi channels per ear, which… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 35% off Shure headphones at Earphone Solutions

    CrunchDeals: 35% off Shure headphones at Earphone Solutions

    Here’s a random CrunchDeal for y’all. Earphone Solutions, a fine Web site, has a bunch of Shure headphones (except the i2CM, SE110 and SE-110-K) for 35 percent off the regular price. That means you could walk away with, say, $150 SE210 for just $97. Read More

  • Ultimate Ears pushes out economical noise-isolating in-ears, Metro.fi 170 and 220

    Ultimate Ears pushes out economical noise-isolating in-ears, Metro.fi 170 and 220


    Like the Metro.fi 2s that Mike reviewed way back when, the Metro.fi 170 (pictured above) and 220s appear to be great alternatives to the overpriced earbuds that everyone and their mother seems to hocking these days. Each provides 16 dBs of noise isolation with the packaged silicone tips. If they’re anything like the ones that come with the higher-end models like the Triple.fi 10vi… Read More

  • Ultimate Ears announces the Triple.Fi 10vi in-ear monitors

    Ultimate Ears announces the Triple.Fi 10vi in-ear monitors

    Today, Ultimate Ears updated their top of the line in-ear monitors for use with your iPhone and/or BlackBerry. According to UE, the Triple.Fi 10vi monitors are the closest things on a performance level to their custom monitors. *I can’t stop drooling* With a triple speaker configuration that delivers a full range of crisp audio you’ll hear every single note clearly and… Read More

  • Review: Ultimate Ears Super.Fi 5

    Review: Ultimate Ears Super.Fi 5

    Having recently been exposed to all sorts of high-end in-ear monitors from the likes of Shure and Etymotic, my ears are quite sensitive to craptacular headphones and low grade MP3s. The recently announced Super.Fi 5s from Ultimate Ears have been my weapon of choice the last two weeks in a variety of environments that include the streets of Manhattan, on multiple planes, working out and around… Read More

  • Ultimate Ears bulks up the Super.Fi series with the Super.Fi 5, Super.Fi 5vi

    Ultimate Ears bulks up the Super.Fi series with the Super.Fi 5, Super.Fi 5vi

    If you’re in the market for a pair of excellent in-ears then take a gander at the Ultimate Ears Super.Fi 5 or Super.Fi 5vis. The latest entries to the Super.Fi series are aimed at the fashion conscience folk, but don’t skimp on the superb audio quality that UE is known for. Top-firing design is a fancy way of describing the single driver that pumps the audio into your noggin across… Read More

  • Back to School: In-ear 'phones

    Back to School: In-ear 'phones

    I think it’s safe to say that 90 percent of you Collegians have iPods and 100 percent of you probably use those eardrum-popping white earbuds. Get rid of those immediately because I doubt you’ll want to trade them in for hearing aids in a few years. As I’ve said in the past, in-ears are where it’s at, so you better jump on the wagon. And we’re not going to… Read More

  • Logitech gobbling up Ultimate Ears

    Logitech gobbling up Ultimate Ears

    Looks like Logitech wants some of the consumer and professional headphone pie. The ware maker is already one of the top dogs in the accessory biz, but with the now-upcoming acquiation of Ultimate Ears for $34 million cash, Logitech is going to be able to have their pie and eat it too. This expansion seems like a great fit for Logitech’s lackluster headphone… Read More

  • Ultimate Ears Super.fi 4vi: the review AND the giveaway (YES THAT MEANS FREE STUFF)

    Ultimate Ears Super.fi 4vi: the review AND the giveaway (YES THAT MEANS FREE STUFF)


    If you’re the owner of an iPhone, then you’ve no doubt begrudged the stupid recessed headphone jack and spent many a night lying awake, hoping for a resolution to come swiftly in the night. If you don’t own an iPhone, you probably have no idea what I’m talking about, so move along. There’s nothing to see here. Read More

  • Take Out A Loan: Ultimate Ears 11 Pro Earphones Cost $1,150

    Take Out A Loan: Ultimate Ears 11 Pro Earphones Cost $1,150

    OK Mister I-spend-over-$1K-on-headphones, here’s a fancy pair to rub in your poor friends’ faces. The Ultimate Ears 11 Pro—the company’s “best custom monitors yet”—have four (!) individual speakers inside each bud, in addition to a dual-driver subwoofer and magic pixie dust. Like most UE earphones, the UE 11s can be custom made to fit the exact shape… Read More

  • Ultimate Ears metro.fi 2 Review

    Ultimate Ears metro.fi 2 Review


    Ultimate Ears continues to make a very strong push into the consumer headphone market. The company’s most aggressively priced and most compact in-ear headphones yet, the UE metro.fi 2, are a very good buy at just $79.99. If you’re looking to save a few bucks over pricier models like the UE super.fi 3 Studio or Creative Zen Aurvana, these are highly recommended, with great comfort… Read More

  • History Changing Ultimate Ears Headphones On The Way?

    History Changing Ultimate Ears Headphones On The Way?

    Bravo to iLounge, which, apparently, has a pair of super top secret Ultimate Ears headphones. The Web site’s lead editor is having a real tough time keeping this info to himself, but says that the headphones are “seriously impressive” and a “true killer product.” The headphones seem to focus more on accurately reproducing mids and highs at the expense of… Read More

  • Reader Response: Holiday SPECTACULAR Days 04/05

    Reader Response: Holiday SPECTACULAR Days 04/05


    I’ve been jamming out to Man Man and doing nothing productive today, because let’s face it, there isn’t really anything to report today. We almost nothing. We do still have two more winners for our Reader Response Holiday SPECTACULAR. So let’s get right to that. Read More

  • Reader Response: Holiday SPECTACULAR Day 03

    Reader Response: Holiday SPECTACULAR Day 03

    It’s a good thing this is a slow week, because I don’t think I’d be able to hang otherwise. I think I overdosed on tryptophan at some point Monday evening and my body has been reeling to reachieve equilibrium. In the meantime, I’m in slow motion along with the week. But that didn’t stop me from finding a winner for day three of our Holiday SPECTACULAR. He is the… Read More

  • Reader Response: Holiday SPECTACULAR Days 01/02

    Reader Response: Holiday SPECTACULAR Days 01/02


    So I totally intended to post an ifrogz winner yesterday, but it just didn’t happen. Bit too much Maker’s and too many distractions. In fact, I’m still hung over. I’ve been gorging myself on leftovers all day hoping to make myself feel better, but it seems to be having the opposite effect so far. That does, however, mean that today I owe you two winners. The comments… Read More

  • Reader Response: Holiday SPECTACULAR

    Reader Response: Holiday SPECTACULAR


    Oh sleepy day. I’ve been cleaning my house half-awake, listening to downtempo. I hope you all are more prepared for the holiday onslaught than myself. So before everything hits, I wanted to take advantage of the Christmas Eve lull to formally announce the next installment of Reader Response, our Holiday SPECTACULAR edition. We’ve got a lot of good stuff for you all this week. Read More