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Logitech UE4000: Sensible design, congested sound.

A Review On: Ultimate Ears UE4000 Headphones

Ultimate Ears UE4000 Headphones

Rated # 43 in On-Ear
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Review Details:
Audio Quality
Comfort
Design
Value
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Price paid: $97.00
a_recording
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Pros: Great build quality, comfortable design, 3.5mm detachable cable

Cons: Congested sound quality, doesn't fold up, earpads not replaceable

Along with the summary below, I have posted a Youtube video review of the UE4000. If you like the video, check out my channel for more reviews :)

 

 

Summary

 

BUILD

 

The UE4000, like all the new Logitech UE headphones, has some really nice build quality for the price. Solid feeling headband with metal parts, supple synthetic leather earpads. The detachable cable with iPhone remote is a great touch because it terminates in a 3.5mm jack and can be replaced with any off-the-shelf cable. The earcups pivot in all directions which makes getting a good fit easy. Unfortunately the ear pads are not replaceable and the UE 4000 does not fold up into a more compact shape.

 

SOUND

 

The UE 4000 has a bassy, rich sound, but they have quite rolled off highs. They don't completely lack energy in vocals but overall the sound is quite congested and separation / layering really suffers. This kind of signature is good for a noisy commute (you don't have to turn up the volume as high to get a decent sound) but is just not a great balance otherwise. The UE 4000 is less balanced than the UE 6000 (which I liked).

 

OVERALL

 

These would make a good headphone for people on frequent noisy commutes, or a nice little package for someone for whom sound quality is not the top priority. They aren't terrible sounding, but the congested signature really isn't my thing.

2 Comments:

My V-moda M80 probably sound a lot better
I bought a pair just now after checking out your video.
I figured it was a steal after they dropped the prices significantly on catchoftheday.
With a drop in price and having a spare Bluetooth adapter lying around, I think this will make a nice poor mans BT throw-away headphones.
 
Thanks for the review, much appreciated.
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