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Check my post as I have updated what I have been able to do.

 

In summary:

After I placed a replacement order, I phoned them, and what would have taken weeks to get a new set, I will get the replacements sometime next week with Amazon paying for First Class delivery (and paying to have my defective product back, using a courier service to come to my house and pick them up)! eek.gif

This was fluke, hopefully not a batch error (in which my Triple.Fi came from), and I do not think badly at UE or Amazon. I'm just pissed and still depressed that I cannot use or listen to the Triple.Fi Pro's right now, and have to wait. Again.

 

Oh, and btw, the UK website still list the Triple.Fi's on the website universal product page, but the US one does not. I therefore agree with many on this forum that this might be the last we see of the Triple.Fi's. Jerry Harvey, your workmanship still lives within our hearts (and within my replacement Triple.Fi's), and your new venture is a rousing success; you sir are one AWESOME dude! wink_face.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post


Amazon should sort you out ok.  Been umming and ahhing about reordering this to tide me over for my reshells to come back, this might well have put me off.  Wonder if you got a customer returned one.

 


By all means, order them from Amazon, as their customer service, returns policy (pre-paid return labels or alternative, refundable return shipping costs options), and general help is simply AMAZING! Though yes it sucks to have a defective product, I am happy that I have great support from a great retailer who will do a huge amount of leg-work just to make sure the customer is happy. And the UE Triple.Fi 10 Pro's at the current discount price is WORTH IT!!! You wallet knows it, and so do you! tongue.gif

 


Edited by TheOneInYellow - 12/31/11 at 9:50am
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Originally Posted by TheOneInYellow View Post

Jerry Harvey, your workmanship still lives within our hearts (and within my replacement Triple.Fi's), and your new venture is a rousing success; you sir are one AWESOME dude! wink_face.gif

 

 

 


It sucks that he was forced out because of the business side of things.  The TF10's were the last thing he did for UE/Logitech and since then they really haven't done much imo.

 

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Originally Posted by TheOneInYellow View Post

Just posted in my thread, but I shall copy and paste in here as well:

 

"Oh man, seriously, this morning at 7:44 am (UK time), a post man came bearing a gift, an Ultimate Ears Triple.Fi 10 Pro IEM!!! bigsmile_face.gif

I had been busy since then, but now that I am at home, I can try out these baby's with some lossless records I have; I have selected for today:

 

  • Nine Inch Nails- The Downward Spiral 2CD and The Slip (at 96 kHz/24 bit) (possibly Ghosts I-IV too),
  • Daft Punk- Alive 2007 2CD,
  • Massive Attack- Mezzanine and Heligoland (possibly others),
  • Metallica- Metallica and Nirvana- Nevermind (96 kHz/24 bit from HDTracks.com),
  • Shimomura Yōko- Drammatica,
  • Kanno Yoko- Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Solid State Society, and finally,
  • Symphonic Fantasies and Symphonic Odysseys- Tribute to Nobuo Uematsu by WDR Rundfunkorchester Köln/WDR Rundfunkchor Köln and Arnie Roth.
  • wink.gif

 

It is a bit odd, however, that neither my new shoes nor my Comply TX-500 foam tips have come yet, but there is still time for deliveries to be made; I shall be using my last, unopened, Comply T500 foam tips for now.

 

Going to be an awesome day, and btw, Happy New Years to budding Head-Fi'ers! <3 beerchug.gif".

 

Update:

Nope, not going to be an awesome day. AT ALL. My new Triple.Fi 10 Pro's are already broken. eek.gif

After I opened the packaging, the left earpiece connector was loose, and just gently tugging it revealed that the connector housing was broken. Indeed, I could lift the connector housing of the left earpiece, and there were internal wires attached. Seriously, this is a VERY BAD DAY!!! I am going to have to ask Amazon.co.uk for a replacement set and will have to wait again. I am very disappointed a depressed right now. frown.gif


Her Majesty's mail service love morning deliveries before new years, don't they? 8 o'clock this morning, I was like WTF, man, new year eve day....&^%*&%%&....and thought about if it was going to be my new triple fi's, got kind of excited...then..it turned out to be my girlfriend's new boots from miss sixty....looked at watch again, 8:10....&&%$$**(&()(^()*......biggrin.gif

 

post #5329 of 9562
These have become easily my favorite set of headphones. I think that an EQ and an amp are a must, though. I cannot stress how weird the treble is on this set before EQ'd downwards. To my ears it just sounds poor and overtly in your face compared to the rest of the mix. In some situations I guess it is a good combo but overall I find the heart of my midrange sitting far apart. I wouldn't amp these at all without a good 10 band EQ. My Ety ER4P are much more balanced for the listener.

Of course when you EQ the hump in these and find the sweetspot my god do they sing. It took about 10-12 solid hours of listening to finally get close to the spot I wanted for these, taking into account their limits in the frequency range. Of course all our ears are different. I used dozens of high end recordings.

These are better than the ER4P in almost all ways when EQ'd for the mids to be the driving force as they naturally are accustomed to be. Too much low and high end do not make balanced recordings. Still, who even cares as long as you have a computer OS with EQ or a separate preamp selection? Not me. And that means these were a true steal at 150 I cannot believe some people got them for 99. Insanity. These are honestly among the best headphones I have heard in the 400 range and compete with higher stuff as well.

I used a lot of high end test discs like: SACD The Downward Spiral,The Fragile, SACD CCR, Midnite Vultures, Mozart symphonies, Pink Floyd Rem., etc. I totally feel like the highs on these hang way too high in the mix and will need to be drastically reduced for people to get a true balanced sound that you can amp way up. I could not quite hone on things until I took the 12-16kHz region down 4-9 decibels (depending on taste) below the top of the midrange at 1kHz.

Otherwise they just sounded ill to me and that is coming from the ER4P on the same amps. Now though, whoa, these things are starting to rock. They have the Ety's in all categories notably space and soundstage separation not to mention the depth of the bass.

Don't think I could ever go back to a single armature design.
Edited by swarthy - 1/2/12 at 4:54am
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ER4's are excellent for long term listening by people who are more experienced and enjoy a more "purists" sound. When I popped them in I thought they really sucked but it takes a long time to really enjoy them... I don't even let people listen to my Ety's anymore just because they wonder where the bass is. 

 

If I had to pick 3 IEM's, it'd be the SM3, TF10, and ER4 and all of them have the same weight with me due to price/performance haha.

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After doing more tinkering with the treble, moving it up a bit, I am starting to hear where I want the cymbals and high hats to be in the mix. Anyway, I have been listening to ER4P/S for 8 years and I think these are better in just about every way.

My ER4Ps have broke or had problems with distortion a couple times and I just find the single armature very lacking in soundstage. But that is why I EQ these to mimic their sound in the mids and treble just more stable at higher levels.

Single armature is just not up to the task of reproducing all frequencies at high volumes imo considering both are made of the high quality materials. That and I am just sick of Ety's after all this time.

I also do not believe that Ety as truth motto that they reproduce everything so much clearer and accurate. I don't totally buy this at all. They have a weak soundstage and weak overall character of sound without the bass. And they must also go farther in your ear which after so long I was just sick of having to do. These are still better headphones in just about every way after tweaking. I like the midrange on the Ety a lot but....
Edited by swarthy - 1/2/12 at 5:04am
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i see the triple fi tens are off the UE website and looks like Logitech has discontinued the better IEM for less expensive ones. Another company gets bit in the butt and looks like UE will be a much different company under Logitech and probably worse then before. The TF10 is a great IEM and glad I have one.

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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

i see the triple fi tens are off the UE website and looks like Logitech has discontinued the better IEM for less expensive ones. Another company gets bit in the butt and looks like UE will be a much different company under Logitech and probably worse then before. The TF10 is a great IEM and glad I have one.


well i hear the UE700 is quite good despite some build problems so hopefully logitech can release a UE800 that is comprable to the TF10s with good build quality and form factor similar to the 700

 

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Originally Posted by jaqueh View Post


well i hear the UE700 is quite good despite some build problems so hopefully logitech can release a UE800 that is comprable to the TF10s with good build quality and form factor similar to the 700

 



only one thing no Jerry Harvey to design them.

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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post



only one thing no Jerry Harvey to design them.



True but doesn't Logitech own UE which has a quite a few good offerings? Were all of these designs also made by Jeff Harvey (UE18?). I figure if they own a successful Custom IEM business then it really should be no issue for them to design a Hi-end Flagship Universal, if they truly intend to compete in this segment.

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Originally Posted by jiff View Post



Are you talking about the TF10's because they haven't been on their website for a few weeks now and they where out of them for months before that.



http://www.logitech.com/de-de/ue/ue-earphones

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They've been removed from Logitech's US site.

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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post



True but doesn't Logitech own UE which has a quite a few good offerings? Were all of these designs also made by Jeff Harvey (UE18?). I figure if they own a successful Custom IEM business then it really should be no issue for them to design a Hi-end Flagship Universal, if they truly intend to compete in this segment.



I believe the UE11 was and not sure about the others but JH audio is better with prices . I have seen this in the past with companies like AKG being not the same since Harmon bought them so if they are discontinuing their Triple Fui10 and not replacing it what it appears they are going to less expensive and that usually means poor sound and build quality. Hope it does not happen But caution is what I would use. The TF10 was their top of the line non custom

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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post



I believe the UE11 was and not sure about the others but JH audio is better with prices . I have seen this in the past with companies like AKG being not the same since Harmon bought them so if they are discontinuing their Triple Fui10 and not replacing it what it appears they are going to less expensive and that usually means poor sound and build quality. Hope it does not happen But caution is what I would use. The TF10 was their top of the line non custom


Triple fi 15vm, maybe it will replace the triple fi 10

 

http://www.squidoo.com/the-newest-earplug-ue-triplefi-15vm-review

 

 

 


Edited by btinc - 1/2/12 at 1:11pm
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I used a US parcel forwarding company to get in on the BF deal for the TF10. Shipping to Australia set me back an extra $50 but overall the deal was still very good.

 

My unit came in the eco-friendly packaging and straight out of the box I noticed a significant channel imbalance. The loss of bass and overall volume in the left channel was intermittent so I figured it may have been poor placement, though I was getting a tight seal.

 

The left channel imbalance is now permanent. The only option for me is to send it back to Amazon for a refund at my expense. $70 out of pocket to trial dud earphones. mad.gif

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