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I feel like I have a tendency to just spam in discussions so I tried not to comment. But really, the UE900 is far from reference flat. With 100 Ohm adapter and pinholes blocked it is pretty flat, it measures well. But stock UE900 is no way reference flat. Boring? That depends on your preference. I find modded UE900 to be insanely boring, in a good way.
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Originally Posted by MoonYeol View Post

I feel like I have a tendency to just spam in discussions so I tried not to comment. But really, the UE900 is far from reference flat. With 100 Ohm adapter and pinholes blocked it is pretty flat, it measures well. But stock UE900 is no way reference flat. Boring? That depends on your preference. I find modded UE900 to be insanely boring, in a good way.

Quick question: is the 100 ohm adapter the thing that came with the UE900s?

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I'm using a different one because I lost mine but the included one should be 100 Ohm as well.

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Thanks MoonYeol
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quote name="Spyro" url="/t/624973/ultimate-ears-ue-900-discussion-and-appreciation-thread/2355#post_9942397"]Basically much less exciting and kind of boring.  UE900 is flat and reference level neutral in it's presentation where TF10 and W3 (especially W3) are much more robust, colorful and slamming.
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You really think that ue900 are boring?

Relative to the other two, yes.  For a quad driver I expect a lot more.  For example the bass is light and soft, the highs are rolled off and the midrange is average sounding.  It's just kind of blah sounding to me.  For  a single driver I would give it more praise but for a 4 -driver IEM I think my 2-driver JH5 mops the floor with it.

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More drivers =/= better sound. Has been proven before. But I can see your point in the tuning of these. I never use my UE900 unmodded.
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Originally Posted by Spyro View Post

Relative to the other two, yes.  For a quad driver I expect a lot more.  For example the bass is light and soft, the highs are rolled off and the midrange is average sounding.  It's just kind of blah sounding to me.  For  a single driver I would give it more praise but for a 4 -driver IEM I think my 2-driver JH5 mops the floor with it.

Of course man, JH is more expensive than UE universal IEM :-)
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Can anyone lend an insight to how the UE900 compare to the Shure SE215? Contemplating whether or not it's worth the upgrade at the discounted price. Details on treble presence would be really appreciated!

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The discounted price is quite insane. If you mean the 50% off on UE900.

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Can anyone lend an insight to how the UE900 compare to the Shure SE215? Contemplating whether or not it's worth the upgrade at the discounted price. Details on treble presence would be really appreciated!

 

I have the UE900, SE215 and SE535 and had the Triple-Fi 10.

 

The SE215 sounds veiled at the higher frequencies and the bass is less "tight" compared to the UE900, but the SE215 has the typical prominent Shure midrange.

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JohnSantana the JH5 is same cost as the UE900

post #2382 of 3636

Hey guys 

 

Just did a quick google but couldnt seem to find the answer. 

 

Is the batch number the first 4 digit of the serial number on the box?

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Originally Posted by sibilantz View Post
 

Hey guys

 

Just did a quick google but couldnt seem to find the answer.

 

Is the batch number the first 4 digit of the serial number on the box?

No I don't think they correlate.  It's stamped on the source end of your cable.  Pretty hard to see but it's there.

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No I don't think they correlate.  It's stamped on the source end of your cable.  Pretty hard to see but it's there.

Ah thank you. Just got my replacements so was checking if it is one of the newer batches. Previous one died after several weeks, rather disappointing.

Having said that I have to EQ alot to get it to the sound I prefer, do you guys mainly use no EQ with decent source and hq files?

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Originally Posted by Gofre View Post
 

Can anyone lend an insight to how the UE900 compare to the Shure SE215? Contemplating whether or not it's worth the upgrade at the discounted price. Details on treble presence would be really appreciated!


If money matters then short answer is no. Consider that Shure SE215 is $99, UE900 is $400. 

You may ask if UE900 is 4 times better ? IMO no, I will say twice better, I really don't think UE900 doesn't worth that much, same goes all other high-end IEMs,

At $1000+ price point, just get portable headphone with a good portable amp. 

 

And I warn you that UE900 cable will not last long, my blue cable lasted about 1 month and black one is about to die.

 

If you use this for traveling, you better spend money on Ultrasone Edition 8, (if you can get it for $999).

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