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post #16 of 44
nice pay off for the U.E. guys at the top!

maybe we will get a free mouse with an order of $1000+ iems? lol
post #17 of 44
I haven't been interested in UE's stuff so far because I've always been using full sized phones, so I know little about how well they're built.
But Logitech's name behind them can only be a seal of quality for their future products, at least as far as the build is concerned. I've had A LOT of Logitech peripherals for my PC over the years and they've all been built like tanks. I'm pretty sure they can outlive me

Also, Logitech's speakers are pretty decent sounding stuff, considering the prices.
post #18 of 44
haha I guess only time will tell what will happen to their line. hopefully they won't change much.
post #19 of 44
Maybe now theyll come in more designer colors with cool cases with bling on them!!!

Move over SkullCandy!!!
post #20 of 44
only 34 mil?
post #21 of 44
Did all Logitech employees purchase a set of Ultimate Ears IEM's and the grand total was $34 million? Nice
post #22 of 44
Now you can get a rebate on those IEM's
post #23 of 44
I think the new name will be Logitech Ears and the new technology quad-cell drivers, only avalible on their $1999 Custom Molded IEM's.

I hope not, for the sake that we need more IEM producers.

If Logitech is smart, they will leave UE alone like Slim Devices.
post #24 of 44
Why is everyone upset? It will give Logitech some good technology and UE will get a big infusion of cash and resources to make their business even better than it is. Win Win.
post #25 of 44
Let's hope they drop those prices and modify that absurd non returning policy, that at least in Europe they were forced to offer, not sure why here they are still playing rough...
post #26 of 44
Well, logitech is smart, very good quality peripherals. I doubt there should be any concern that suddenly the UE11 will sound crap because logitech went and fiddled.

The benefit is that UE now has such huge distribution channels that their products (maybe with logitech branding) will be available at almost any shop that stocks electronics and peripherals. I can buy Shure iems (and mics too) in middle-of-nowhere, saskatchewan, but not UE.
post #27 of 44
This means that the UE name will be used to push a lot of lower end products that will likely all be dynamic drivers instead of armatures and have sub-par sound quality....

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post #28 of 44
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Originally Posted by -=Germania=- View Post
This means that the UE name will be used to push a lot of lower end products that will likely all be dynamic drivers instead of armatures and have sub-par sound quality....

*Avalable at a WAL-MART Near You!*
Well do not be so sure the dynamic drivers are all worst than the armatures, they are not so bad, and there are dynamic drivers very good, the bigger the better. Also the freq response in dynamic drivers is far better than any armature I know off, I do not know of any single armature that goes beyond 16KHz in a decent way yet, maybe I'm wrong, but honestly I would like to find one....FreQ claimed to me, that they use the best armatures available in the market, and my FreQ were returned....

Now JVC recently released a new dynamic IEM that seems to be very promising...
post #29 of 44
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Originally Posted by -=Germania=- View Post
This means that the UE name will be used to push a lot of lower end products that will likely all be dynamic drivers instead of armatures and have sub-par sound quality....

*Avalable at a WAL-MART Near You!*
IMO the lower end products will be marketed under the Logitech name and They will want to protect the UE reputation. The purchase brings technology to logitech not the other way around. I also second the idea that Logitech distribution channels will make finding UE products as easy as going to Best Buy and I would think in the long run bigger production runs would enable them to sell UE products with the same quality at lower prices. Under cut Shure and get some competition going. That very competition will also require maintaining quality and good sounding headphones if they stand a chance of competeing with Shure and the others.
post #30 of 44
I feel sad for the UE workers that didn't have a say in the matter.
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