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Ultimate Ears SuperFi 5vi Noise Isolating Earphones w/ Microphone Reviews

Voyageur

A good surprise, but...

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Pros: Warm and clean sound; detailed; comfortable

Cons: Poor built quality

Design/durability: The earpieces' finish is good, and they do look stylish. However the built quality of the cable is very disappointing. I've successively had 3 early models of the SuperFi 5 (which all broke after a year of careful use), and although the cable doesn't tangle, it is very poorly made and cracks easily, leading to faulty contacts. Not built to last. At all.   Fit/comfort: Overall the SuperFi 5 are quite comfortable. The Comply foams are easier to use, since it is quite tricky to reach a good seal with the silicone tips. They are small and hold in the ear very well. Only downside is microphonics, unless worn over the ear.   Isolation: Very good, not much to...
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julian67

Designed by people who prefer decaf coffee, lite beer, skimmed milk, safe sex and blank ammunition.

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Pros: Cheap. Nice looking. Can be made to sound very, very good.

Cons: Cable too short. Sound totally dependent on precise fit and an equaliser. Hopeless with some common hardware.

Reason for choosing these: I bought these as my Shure SE215 were stolen. I prefer an earphone which fits within the shell of the ear, which has good isolation and which is designed to allow the cable to route up and over the ears. This is for comfort, convenience while active, and to avoid or minimise conduction of noise via the cable "microphonics". I want to be able to walk and listen without hearing my footsteps thudding and the wind swirling around the earphones, and at home I want to be able to put my head down and not have the earphones snag or cause pressure. I also want enjoyable sound of course. Mostly I use IEMs with Rockboxed portable players (Sansa Fuze+, iRiver H140,...
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elmonster

UE 600vi

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Pros: Very light,good sound,comfort,packaging is great!

Cons: Cable is thin.

This review is for the Ultimate Ears 600vi which is the same as the superfi5 just slightly different design  . If you wear these with the cable going around your ears you will forget you even have them on they are that comfy ! they also come 5 sized tips (xxs,xs,x,m,l,xl) and also 2 sets of comply foam tips which are amazing, could wear them all day!packaging is top notch no annoying insanely hard to open plastic ,just a very classy package all and all !   Sound is good best iv heard from a IEM so far ! comparable to my bose ae2 but not quite as good! For what i use these for I'm not urging at all for better sound these get the job done well!the in line mic works well...
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