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Need Help - ID for an old set of Ultimate Ears

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I purchased these back in 2006-2007, cant find any docs from the purchase that would state the model number. Had them since, use them everyday and love them. Just wanted to see what the difference between these and the TripleFi 10's were and i kinda need a model number to do that .Any info would be great. 

 

Here is a pic of the UE's in question ... 

 

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Thanks in advance for the help ! 

 

Mr.White 

post #2 of 7

SuperFi 5EB, dual driver, one balanced armature, one dynamic for each earpiece.

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Originally Posted by Dobber65 View Post

SuperFi 5EB, dual driver, one balanced armature, one dynamic for each earpiece.



sweet thanks ... so im guessing the UE SF10's are a big step up ? like night and day ? 


Edited by MrWhite1015 - 5/19/11 at 8:50am
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I have the regular (and discontinued) SF5 Pro (dual-BA) and the TripleFi Pro, but not the EBs.  The SF5 was/is a good IEM to me, and the TFP is a big step up in clarity and bass.  The EB was a very unique IEM when it was on the market, with those who loved it (mainly bassheads, but not only bassheads) and those who couldn't stand it.  I can't give a personal opinion on the EB, but the TFP still holds its own in today's market, 5 years after release.

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wow didn't realize that the TFP was 5 years old as well ! Just received them today. Highs and Mids are definitely much better than they were on the SF5EB, but lows... well kinda feel like they are lacking.... although i heard you need to run them for around 150 hours before they sound their best ? 

post #6 of 7

BAs don't really need to be burned in (I'm undecided on dynamics).  The bass may not be what you expected, but it is there in spades and it is high quality.  You may need to adjust your expectations, possibly redefining what is good bass vs. loud or accentuated bass.  I have many tracks that can produce very low rumbles from these, and they hold it together.

 

I enjoy my TFPs, and as I said, they remain competitive today.  Even the Shure 500/530, designed and released around the same time, is competitive.  At these levels, it really depends on the sound signature you are looking for.

 

I have become more interested in dynamics over the past two years, possibly because of their improved quality, and possibly because they don't require a crossover which may affect the signal phase.  The better dynamics (Sennheiser, Monster) sound more cohesive to me, and the bass extends a bit deeper than most of my BAs (admittedly not of recent vintage).  That said, the TFPs also possess a treble extension that is incredibly unique and airy, and go as low, but maybe not as loud, as my dynamics.  As I noted, at this level, they are all very good, but do things differently.  It depends on your preferences.

 

Hope this helps.


Edited by Dobber65 - 5/20/11 at 1:23pm
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I am honestly not on the same level terminology wise as you, but i think i got the basic understanding of what you said .... kinda stumbled onto this site trying to figure out what model UE's i had.... thanks for the help and input

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