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post #31 of 44
BTW there is another thread here, why not merging both:

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f103/l...teears-353395/
post #32 of 44
Really interesting.

It seems to be a fair valuation and have serious upside for both (complementary markets, IP, etc.)

Kind of surprising if there is no stock component though.

BTW have you heard about Monster looking at Sennheiser?
post #33 of 44
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Originally Posted by jrosenth View Post
Really interesting.

It seems to be a fair valuation and have serious upside for both (complementary markets, IP, etc.)

Kind of surprising if there is no stock component though.

BTW have you heard about Monster looking at Sennheiser?
The world would lose a very potent headphone producer.

The Monster HD-650. With the new cable, we have made the headphones sound blacker than black! It also reduces static and makes your music more vivid!
post #34 of 44
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Originally Posted by Akabeth View Post
E.P.I.C !!!!!

I know it's not comparable in scale by any stretch, but lets hope this merger does more good to Logitech in the short term compared to the ATi<->AMD merger. Congrats!
This did start out bad, but AMD is seemingly getting better, and ATI has reproven themselves with their new HD 4xxx series.

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Hmm...not sure how to take this. Might be good in certain ways, but also quite a few negatives. Logitech can make UE go mainstream and pose them as high end, and end up making a Bose out of them, lets wait and see.
That was my exact thought. I hope this doesn't turn out to be a dissapointment. Don't get me wrong, I like logitech, but they should definitely stick to what I like about them: Computer Mouses, Keyboards, and gaming headsets.
post #35 of 44
I dislike logitech. Everyone I know has a fetish for buying their fancy ass 6-piece surround sound systems... and always end up putting all 5 speakers in front of them. I think their overkillness is what sells their products.... $90 mice, keyboards with screens, sound systems with screens, etc.

I don't see how the purchase could benefit UE. They seem to have great R&D, a well ranged yet compact product line, reasonable prices... I can only see it going down from here. Hopefully Logitech purchased them to own the intellectual property.
Oh, and I just found out Logitech is pronounced 'low-gee-tech'. lol, i've been saying 'lodge-e-tech' all this time.
post #36 of 44
I can agree with the speakers being overkill, but when you're gaming, that screen comes in handy on the g15. It might just be a little thing I'm nitpicky about, but when I'm listening to an awesome song and I want to remember the name to 5-star it later, I don't want to have to minimize, when I can just look down. I've also owned a Logitech MX518 for the last 2 years w/o any problems. Even the keyboard I had for 3 years from logitech survived through even at least 4 drink spills.
post #37 of 44
Logitech gear is good. I'm not into IEMs so the UE buy won't interest me. I have a keyboard, a mouse and a steering wheel by Logitech. They're pure quality.
post #38 of 44
Logitech has became a housebrand name not too long ago. Their products are nothing short of practical and durable. However, where they will be taking UE is totally beyond what they can even imagine.
post #39 of 44
Hmm. It might be a while before we know if the impact of this is for the good. I don't particularly like where Logitech is taking Slim Devices - the latest Squeezecentre is hugely bloated compared to 6.x. Hopefully UE gets to keep it's brand identity in the same way and keep innovating.
post #40 of 44
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My heart sank a little when I found out about this. Why would a good company like UE want sell out to Logitech? What will happen to their great IEM lineup? Bleh!
Money? $34 million is a lot of money, and I'll bet a part of that is in Logitech stock. UE is a great product, but it's not a a mass market product. Logitech is more interested in their universal iems and their technology than their custom iems which are too expensive and difficult to manufacture for the mass market. The big question is whether they will continue to manufacture custom iems in the future or whether they will only be manufacturing the universal iems -- which will probably maintain the same quality.
post #41 of 44
Good for Logitech. They make quality peripherals and input devices as well as decent PC speakers. Pretty sure they stand behind their product nicely too, never had to deal with them personally though.
post #42 of 44
Congratulations UE!

Logitech makes some amazingly solid products, I don't know why people are moaning so much.

Also, the people who buy 5.1 speaker systems and put all 5 speakers in front of them are just stupid. That's not logitech's fault, and for 80 dollar computer speakers you can't really get much better.
post #43 of 44
ultimate ears mousepads and gaming mice.
post #44 of 44
I hope this means that they'll make quality gaming headsets now.
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