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Ultimate Ears UE 900 Discussion and Impressions Thread - Page 240
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Edited by lawrecedent - 8/7/14 at 2:39am
I Guss you can, it started hopping about a week ago and I notice the left side sound lower then the right and if I open my mouth and close it will go back to normal for a sec, then I tried moving the left side around and no sound came out and I heard rapid clicking sound or taping. And went back to be lowering then the right side when I stop moving them around. The past few days it would go back to normal but then back to doing what I describe above after maybe 45 mim to 6o min
I'd be tempted to detach the cables and give the connections a really good clean on both cables and buds with something like a toothbrush with a tiny amount of rubbing alcohol on it as first port of call. Just to make sure its not a connection issue. Does it do the same with the black and blue cables? Do you wear them for sports, could sweat have got into them?
At this point with how things are going I would contact Logitech rather sooner than later. The UE 900/ 900s are no longer available; it says Sold Out on their websites. I am really starting to doubt if we are going to see the 900/ 900s line again.
I have random issues with the connectors and after someone posted here that he was told by customer service that they can't replace his earphones and was offered the UE Boom instead it's just sad altogether.
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Same size as the original (1 ft I think? Maybe 10 inches?) would be nice, but I'd like something more durable.
i had the ue900 and sold them, i didnt experience any problems with mine except the unbearable distortion at high volume, replaced them with westone w40 and much prefer the fit and cable, the ue900 has slightly better highs as the westone can be sharp, kind of on the lines of sony ex1000 sharp at times, it is detailed and clean most of the time but the ue900 was smoother and never spiked. the bass tho, the westone have the ue900 beaten here for sure. its clean, and displays more bass, certainly a warmer headphone and about the same extension as the ue900, both dont extend as well as the ex1000 but the westone has the most quantity of bass of these and its perfectly to my taste so im very happy with these now. besides the fit and finish of the westone is first class. i had reservations about the epic cable because it seemed so thin but its brilliant, the ue900 has thicker braiding but it tangles like hell, the westone hardly tangles at all and is so comfortable even more so as it has no ear hooks or guides.
anyway ill save my westone w40 review for another page.
the ue900 was a nice set of in ears but looking back they are clearly not the best made, i mean those non gold plated connectors have been telling a story for some time now, not a good one. i liked the cables but they were tangle prone, the case was nice but not terribly secure, the westone case as reference is much more secure but not as pretty and a bit small.
the biggest flaw for the ue for me was they just couldnt be driven very hard, again in comparison the westone are blisteringly loud and clean at any volume and its just nice to know that in your mind the drivers can handle whatever you throw at them, the ue900 just didnt fill me with that confidence and i just knew the bass drivers just couldnt take it, is this the housing, the drivers, the cables blah blah who knows. it just wasnt great.
its a shame because a bit more time spent on quality checking these could have been excellent.
yeh i think thats the gist of it to be honest. i mean you have to remember Ultimate Ears started off relatively small and so you can imagine the expertise that was hired to engineer their highest quality in ear monitors, it wasnt any old tom dick and harry thats for sure, logitech is obviously much more a worldwide brand in which headphones is not all they produce and will be producing these earphones at a much larger and quicker rate. i dont imagine somebody at the head of logitech deliberately hiring a select few people who have expertise in this regard to design and produce these monitors for example. this is the impression that is given when its clear not enough testing time has been given.
then again i could be completely wrong. which would be suprising.