The Custom UE 11 Pro combines a quad armature speaker configuration with a three-way crossover – an...

UE 11 Pro

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  • The Custom UE 11 Pro combines a quad armature speaker configuration with a three-way crossover – an industry first. The UE 11 Pro features a dual driver subwoofer that tightly and fully details the lows, a dedicated driver for the mid range that is dynamic and clean and a tweeter that produces crystal clear highs. The result is a total acoustic immersion that conveys every detail and emotional nuance to the listener.

    The custom UE 11 Pro is available with the optional ambient feature to allow for stage bleed while controlling the isolation effect.


    Specifications

    Input Sensitivity: 119db @ 1mw
    Frequency Response: 10Hz to 16,500 Hz
    Impedance: 18 Ohms at 1kHz
    Internal Speaker Configuration: Four (4) proprietary balanced armatures with an integrated three way crossover
    Noise Isolation: -26dB
    Input Connector: 1/8" (3.5mm) Gold plated

Recent User Reviews

  1. alpha421
    4.5/5,
    "Outstanding service and product, non-fatiguing, plentiful bass, compliments the UERM"
    Pros - Spacious, lively, full, impactfull, musical
    Cons - Same driver count and similar sound found for less
    This is my second UEpro purchase.  I started with the UERM as I was hoping for an Etymotic ER4S with bass sound signature.  Well, that wasn't found with the UERM.  The diffuse sound field signature of the ER4S is unique and I've accepted the fact that an ER4S sounds like, well, an ER4S.  Back to the UERM, I was very excited to receive it after waiting less than 2 weeks from the time my complimentary impressions were taken by the UE reps, courtesy of Mt. Hood Hearing of Portland, OR.  I paid the extra for custom art and the final product was nothing short of outstanding.  
     
    Long story short, when I received the UERM, I was excited as a candy-deprived kid in a a candy store, but it wasn't the product I had hoped it to be.  The fit was perfect....but the sound signature was slightly different from the that of the universal I heard for only 20 minutes just weeks before.  So, I learned that there can be a degree of differences between universals and the custom made model. And like any purchase close to a grand, you try to convince yourself that it was money well spent with little to no compromises against buyer's remorse.  After a few months with the UERM, I was impressed with the imaging and details that the UERM is known for, but it lacked any musicality that's essential for long term, non-fatiguing listening experience.  I believe if one is searching for the perfect studio monitor sound, the UERMs are for you.  If one is looking for a stage monitor or loud speaker sound, look elsewhere.
     
    Then came the UE11pro.  I have to hand it to UE pro with their direction of manufacturing.  Unlike most custom in-ear companies, UE digitizes the ear impressions as silicone impressions can deform and shrink over time.  Knowing that UE already had my perfect impressions on file was another reason why I returned to UEpro.  The folks at Mt. Hood Hearing hooked me up with a nice discount on the purchase of my UE11pro monitors.  Custom options are the only compromise with UE due to the digitized processing, but I always get clear shells and customized faceplates are the extent for me. Again, less than 2 weeks after my order was placed, I received my UE11pro with translucent royal blue faceplates.  
     
    Since the fit on the UERM was perfect, so was the UE11pro. Its sound is the polarity opposite of the UERM.  Nothing is flat, cold, or analytical.  I have the UE11pro paired with my AK100, and contrary to the overblown belief of high output impedance (22 ohm) being bad, IMO, the sound is just sublime. The bass and mid regions sounds unaffected, but the treble sounds a little enhanced, which is a good thing for my ears.  I don't listen to bass heavy genres, but when there is bass, the UE11pro displays it in all its glory without mud, grain, or seepage in the upper frequencies.  The UE11pro sounds great with everything without fuss.
     
    In the end, if I could do all over again, sure I would have gone with just the UE11pro and saved a lot of dough.  The major difference between the UERM and UE11pro, is that the former is to dissect music, the latter is to enjoy it.  However, my personal experience with Mt. Hood Hearing, UE pro, and the final product, I have no buyer's remorse.  Both are great products, and I'm very happy with my UE11pro. 
     
    The only con I have with the UE11pro is its price.  There's no hiding the fact that it's one of the most expensive quad driver monitor on the market.  Similar products with enhanced low end can be found for hundreds less.  But price shouldn't be the only consideration when buying luxury level products - service, speed, consistency, stream-lined end to end process all has their qualitative value.
     
    Thanks for reading.
  2. melomaniac
    4.5/5,
    "fun and punchy IEMs"
    Pros - great lively sound
    Cons - a bit heavy on the bass
    this is a super high quality IEM, very comfortable and isolating, with sparkly and punchy sound that lends itself best to bass-intensive recordings - whether this means reggae or rock, church organ or rhythm&blues is up to you to decide. it's a little less dependent on amplification in my opinion than the UERM. you'll be surprised to listen to a piano, for instance, on this one: it acquires bigger stomp without being thrown off balance completely. really good also with some classical recordings of big orchestras. watch the volume control, this is a very dynamic IEM!
  3. mCrane
    4.5/5,
    "UE 11 Pro. Extraordinary Clear Sound. Beautiful Sound Stage. Change Cables every 6 months or so for best sound."
    Pros - Clarity. Sound Stage. Comfort. Life like.
    Cons - Cables tend to oxidize over time (turn green). Muffles high-end. I change them every 6 months to a year.
    Previous IEM was the Shure 530, which I'd thought was good. The UE11 Pro was a revelation. Music sounded clearer with a better sound stage. I listen to loss-less digital off my Mac thru an off-board DAC. Base does seem to be heavy directly off of iPad or the Mac.  This goes away with the Off-board DAC revealing deep solid base with tone and pitch. The supplied cables tend to oxidize over time. This tends to muffle the high-end and loses detail. I replace the cables every 6 to 8 months (or when I  realize it needs new cables). I am very happy with these.
     

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