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post #2071 of 3601
Hi all,

New to the party but have owned dozens of different items at various price points. Recently traded my collection for a pair of Shure 535s & a pair if UE900s... I just don't get the fuss about the UE 900s - they're really not top tier next to 535s with the right tips. Are there many UE900 fakes about cos mine're really lame for the money?
post #2072 of 3601
There no fakes. The ue 900 sound vary depending on source. Some sorce make them sound ok but you feel like something missing other bring it to life and they sound amazing but there no real wow factor with them everything for the most part is subtil also maybe your pin hole size bore needs to fill up a little before they sound good, the sound changes when this happens
post #2073 of 3601
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Originally Posted by theUKMrT View Post

Hi all,

New to the party but have owned dozens of different items at various price points. Recently traded my collection for a pair of Shure 535s & a pair if UE900s... I just don't get the fuss about the UE 900s - they're really not top tier next to 535s with the right tips. Are there many UE900 fakes about cos mine're really lame for the money?

I don't think you can really say that either outclasses the other in general. One is more technically superior while the other is great if you like a thick, gooey sound and love forward mids. Many would consider the UE900 leaps and bounds ahead of the dated SE535 with its very colorfully tilted sound signature. Some people just like one sound better than another... the UE900 are top tier, but maybe not to your taste. 

post #2074 of 3601
Hello everyone.

I am a new ue900 owner and a new headfier.

Registered the account so I could type this.

I believe that listening preference is subjective. I see this statement repeatedly as I was lurking in the forums trying to decide which phones to purchase.

Someone close to me, advice me to do blind test.

Un-Ashamed I went to the local store and told them what I planned to do. They obliged with a smile. Claiming I wasn't the first to ask for a blind test.

I told them the 4 phones I intended to audition.
1. Shure 535
2. Ue900
3. Westones 4
4. Seinheiser 8i

So they brought me to a corner of the shop and I put on the sleeping eye patch you get on overnight long distance flights.

With the help of my wife who placed the earphones over my ear I tested 2 of my favourite songs.
a. The calling from the final fantasy soundtrack
b. Let down from Radiohead OK Computer.

I walked out of the shop with the UE900

Why? Because I like how it sounded the most.

According to my wife. I had tested the Seinheiser and didnt want to hear it again.

I tested the 535 once but found the westone 4 and ue900 better.

I went back and forth between the westone 4 and ue900, 3 times over. Alternating between them across the 2 songs.

The final 2 phones were number 2 and number 3.

I eventually chose phone number 2. Which was the ue900.

Why? It was how I preferred my song to sound like. As simple as that.

Sorry I could not lay it down for you as well and as technical as some of you have.

Test it for yourself. It is a preference thing.


Salut.


*edit , I spelled simple as sinple - on the phone. Corrected it on the desktop.
Edited by anggarda - 7/4/13 at 4:46am
post #2075 of 3601
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Originally Posted by loxxrider View Post

I don't think you can really say that either outclasses the other in general. One is more technically superior while the other is great if you like a thick, gooey sound and love forward mids. Many would consider the UE900 leaps and bounds ahead of the dated SE535 with its very colorfully tilted sound signature. Some people just like one sound better than another... the UE900 are top tier, but maybe not to your taste. 

As with all things audio, any assessment is entirely subjective, so of course - like any other comments on the forum - mine above are based on my own perception of the two phones. There're no absolutes.

To me, the UE900s have a vastly more coloured signature than the Shures... & UE's own literature suggests this is true... "with an added bass kick" as they say. I would suggest their adding bass to the tuning is to the detriment of everything else making it glutinous, congested & overly dark... Not at all to my taste as you rightly say - give me open, spacious & detailed every time. Newer doesn't automatically mean better.

Have just bought a pair of Ortophon eQ5's from a fellow Headfier & they too shame the UE900s into a dark & cluttered sounding corner - for considerably less cash. Stunning.

If anyone wants a pair of mint UE900s, feel free to make me an offer.
post #2076 of 3601
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Originally Posted by jayaudio116 View Post

Just like everything else sound is something that acquired from experience in order to fully appreciate it. You just can't jump from 1 doller headphone to 400. It the same when it comes to food,wine,theater,literature ECT...

very good point. 

post #2077 of 3601

The Null Audio Lune MKIII + UE900 with the pinhole blocked, the sound is CRAZY. I've tried with the pinhole opened but I don't know why the Lune seems to bring out too much bass, its overwhelming. The pinhole blocked brings the neutral sound of the UE900 + the great bass that the cable provides. It's unbelievable what a cable can do. It's completely a different iem in my opinion: the best that I can bring out of these. The only thing is that the cable is a bit fragile... Not really well made but still I wouldn't go to stock cable again!!!
 

post #2078 of 3601
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Originally Posted by Kressel View Post

The Null Audio Lune MKIII + UE900 with the pinhole blocked, the sound is CRAZY. I've tried with the pinhole opened but I don't know why the Lune seems to bring out too much bass, its overwhelming. The pinhole blocked brings the neutral sound of the UE900 + the great bass that the cable provides. It's unbelievable what a cable can do. It's completely a different iem in my opinion: the best that I can bring out of these. The only thing is that the cable is a bit fragile... Not really well made but still I wouldn't go to stock cable again!!!
 

you think its worth the $150? im thinking of getting that fiio cable.. 

post #2079 of 3601
Just wanna share with you guys. The black paint on mine start peeling off. It's getting annoying everyday. Today I pick up some wire brush and start scrubbing, end up with the steel brush effect. Audio quality is still awesome tho!

post #2080 of 3601
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Originally Posted by fjeena View Post

you think its worth the $150? im thinking of getting that fiio cable.. 

I was curious and bought the Fiio cable too. The sound is very clean and the bass is tight (still not low enough for me): it brings the sound much more balanced, but the Lune gives another level of details, depth and bass that I've never heard of with these iem. 

post #2081 of 3601

I bought a Ultimate ears cable with mic from the official website, after 1 month I still don't received anything and I tried to contact them, there is no reply for email at all, then I switch to phone call. They just transfer me over and over again, but no one is willing to handle my issue. Anyone coming accross the inability to customer serivice of Ultimate Ears? 

post #2082 of 3601
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Originally Posted by beraken View Post

I bought a Ultimate ears cable with mic from the official website, after 1 month I still don't received anything and I tried to contact them, there is no reply for email at all, then I switch to phone call. They just transfer me over and over again, but no one is willing to handle my issue. Anyone coming accross the inability to customer serivice of Ultimate Ears? 

Try Logitech instead, as they own UE now.

post #2083 of 3601
I didn't have an issue with UE customer service
post #2084 of 3601
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Originally Posted by tannerbnd View Post

I didn't have an issue with UE customer service
which phone number or email address didi you use ?
post #2085 of 3601
Hello all, first time poster long time reader.

I have just bought myself a pair of these IEM's and I have to say I am very impressed and delighted with the sound quality.
I have upgraded from some Senheiser cx95 which I used exclusively in the gym and Beyer Dynamic DT1350. I'm sure the latter will surprise a lot of people considering how highly people on here rate the DT1350 but I have to say I prefer them. I still have the Beyers but cant see them getting much use from now.

Hyp
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