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A Review On: Ultimate Ears 3 Studio - Headphones ( in-ear ear-bud ) - black

Ultimate Ears 3 Studio - Headphones ( in-ear ear-bud ) - black

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Pros: Accessories included,

Cons: Weak bass, rolled-off highs,

These earphones have been on the market for a long time now and as such, good though i'm sure they were when first released, things have moved on a bit since. They are a single BA driver iem which on first sight are very good with an impressive array of accessories, the hard case, in particular, is very nice.


They use a memory wire over the ear system to achieve their fit which I found to be ok though it's down to personal preference. Micro-phonics are low as a result and isolation once a good fit is achieved is also good. I can wear these for several hours before they start to really annoy. The problem is that comfort I get is overshadowed by the awkwardness of the system when you move.


On to the sound. The word I use to describe their sound most often is constrained. They produce sound, and that sound is better than stock ear-buds, but bass is lacking in presence and focus which shifts all the focus of the listener onto the mids/highs which are not the best and rolled off at the top end. It's like watching the world outside through your letter box, you just know that you have missed something important and it's not nearly as much fun as going outside. The letterbox (sound stage) is just too narrow to make you forget that you're sitting on a cobbled floor with pins & needles in your foot.


As a result I find it impossible to recommend these earphones, even ultimate ears have all but replaced them now so your money is better off elsewhere.


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