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Jerry Raia
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:00 pm    Post subject: Ultimate Ears Review Reply with quote

http://www.twoinchview.com/92-ultim...erfi-headphones

"Headphones are one of the most important parts of any music listening experience Ė together with the audio player itself and the quality of the encoded music Ė but most digital audio players come with extremely cheap headphones. Perhaps itís because the manufacturers know the first thing many people do is discard included headphones, and thus they donít want to invest any significant money in the bundled headphones. Or, perhaps itís because quality headphones cost money (which would raise the cost of the overall product), and a good portion of the public doesnít know how good music can really sound with great headphones."



Our own Jason Dunn has done a nice review Ultimate Ears super.fi headphones over at the Two Inch View. Aren't they really earphones though? When I think of headphones I picture those big clunky things like the ones Koss made. Remember those? One of the first things I did when I got my iPod was to get a new set of earphones and they do indeed make a big difference. If you are in the market for such an item give this a read.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, they call them headphones over on their site, so who am I to argue? Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think they are called headphones everywhere now. Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The two terms have become very interchangable.

Anyway, I'm a big fan of these - the sounds is pretty increbile for such a small thing. I just wish that device manufacturers would go the standard 2.5 or 3.5mm jack so we could enjoy these with any portable device. Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are very similar to design/style of the Sony Ericsson sets provided with their Walkman phones.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mbranscum wrote:
These are very similar to design/style of the Sony Ericsson sets provided with their Walkman phones.


Someone else mentioned that - I'd be very surprised if Sony Ericsson would bundle something as good as these, but I suppose anything is possible. I'll ask Ultimate Ears. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait a second, are these the headphones you're talking about?



Nah, not Ultimate Ears. I suspect nowhere close in terms of quality...
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, those. I have a set that came with my SE w810i. They are very good...maybe not in the same league with your reviewed pair however. I was mainly referring to the similar appearance.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jason,

You mentioned in your review:

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Thereís an optional winding spool for the carrying case thatís sold seperately,


Where?

After reading your review the other day, I went to look but could not find any, at least at the super.fi accessory page .

I do remember seeing a picture of the spooling case at some point (probably in another review) and a spooling case was one of the reasons I decided to purchase my super.fi 5 pro headphones.

I have a lot of headphones for different purposes and convenient transport and storage is important to me, though you wouldn't think I gave a hoot about storage if you see my desk at work Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Kenepp wrote:
I do remember seeing a picture of the spooling case at some point (probably in another review) and a spooling case was one of the reasons I decided to purchase my super.fi 5 pro headphones.


Turns out it's been discontinued (I asked my contact at Ultimate Ears) and is no longer offered - my bad, I saw a photo and assumed it was still available.
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