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post #3586 of 3629
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Originally Posted by twister6 View Post
 

Just got UE900s; unfortunately my UE900 is on loan so will have to do sound comparison by memory whenever I get around to write a review, but right out of the box - the sound is warmer and bass is slightly deeper.  For me, UE900 was more mid-centric, while this one is not as much.  Will have to burn in for awhile to see what settles down or up.  Btw, HOLLY collection of foam eartips!!!!!!  Unfortunately, my favorite UE900 single flange silicon tips are not there...

Unibody shell or the blue and black? If the later, according to Logitech they are identical to the 900 and what you're hearing could be the case of an unclogged pinhole bore.

post #3587 of 3629
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Originally Posted by Tommy C View Post
 

Unibody shell or the blue and black? If the later, according to Logitech they are identical to the 900 and what you're hearing could be the case of an unclogged pinhole bore.

 

Oh, my original pinholes were clean as a whistle.

 

The shell of UE900s I received is blue/black.  From a quick visual observation, over-ear memory wire is shorter and earpieces rotate more freely around mmcx connector.  Also, braided cable seems to be more durable, at least the shielding.  And did a mention a gazillion of foam eartips?!?  Not too crazy about the new case...

post #3588 of 3629
I'm starting to wonder if the real reason the 900 is getting so much hate is because of how quickly it got outclassed by the newer quads and even the newer dynamics. Yes the 900 have construction faults big ones at that, but I also believe that what I stated above plays a role
post #3589 of 3629

A lotta people (me included) never even considered it an upgrade to the TF10.   UE900 had a clearer midrange but treble and bass is superior on TF10.  Soundstage is about the same on both.

post #3590 of 3629
I wouldn't call the bass and high on the triple fi 10 superior, I think different would be more appropriate. But overall the ue900 is not a significant upgrade from the triple fi 10, its more of a refinement
post #3591 of 3629
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Originally Posted by Spyro View Post

A lotta people (me included) never even considered it an upgrade to the TF10.   UE900 had a clearer midrange but treble and bass is superior on TF10.  Soundstage is about the same on both.
I must admit, I thought the same when I first upgraded because the triple Fi are so upfront and "in your face". However, now I find the ue900 a much nicer listen. I think "more refined" is a perfect description. Comparing the two now the treble can sound a bit grainy on the triple fi. The comfort and look of the ue900 is also a million times better than the triple fi, which is arguably, the best, and most needed improvement, between them. The bass is definitely more present and has greater attack on the triple fi.
Edited by lawrecedent - 8/7/14 at 2:39am
post #3592 of 3629
My 900 is starting to have driver flex on the left side. Anybody knows the reason for this or how to fixs this problem. I tried looking it up but I'm still not clear I fully understand what this is
post #3593 of 3629
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Originally Posted by jayaudio116 View Post

My 900 is starting to have driver flex on the left side. Anybody knows the reason for this or how to fixs this problem. I tried looking it up but I'm still not clear I fully understand what this is
Can you even get driver flex with ba drivers? Certainly never experienced it myself.
post #3594 of 3629
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
post #3595 of 3629

Who have the cutting in and out sound problem, are you tried to use any aftermarket cables with gold plated connectors?
I also have the same issue with original cables, but never faced out with that problem with aftermarket cables.

post #3596 of 3629
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Originally Posted by jayaudio116 View Post

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?
post #3597 of 3629

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. 

post #3598 of 3629
Well my USB cable for the uS is giving out; any recommendations on an affordable replacement? I'm interested in low price, high durability; those with recommendations based on sound are welcome but I'm not spending more than $20 on a USB cable.

Same size as the original (1 ft I think? Maybe 10 inches?) would be nice, but I'd like something more durable.
post #3599 of 3629

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.

post #3600 of 3629

In general Ultimate Ears had some nice earphones and headphones until Logitech decided to kill their line which is a shame. QA was more of an issue since Logitech took over imo. 

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