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Low frequency sound of UFO-112 surprises you! Complete with frequency response of 3-20000Hz and the sound pressure level of 118-120dB in 20Hz, UFO-112 provides personalized and high quality listening.

The UFO-112 named because it pairs one Dynamic and two Balanced Armature driver. The three drivers work in harmony to provide a musical, yet highly ambient experience!

The frequency range of UFOEAR UFO-112 is 3-20000Hz. At 20Hz, the earphone can produce 118-120dB of output, which brings you powerful bass and immerses you into the wonderful music world!




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Headphoneus Supremus
Ufo ear ufo-112
Pros: Digital clarity , imaging
Cons: Bright , thin note weight , price
I would love to thank ufoear for sending me the ufo-112 for review . I got them long ago back when they were released but haven't gotten to reviewing these.

Build :
Plastic build quality with unique ufo shoes housing and design. It's 3d printed and doesn't weigh anything in the ear and the size is small.
Cable is a 4 core spc and the ear mold is ok.

Sound :
Bass: flat bass with subbass and midbass being even , speed is fast and micro detail is apparent . Texture of bass is high.

Mids : the midrange is foward and weight of note is thin and clear , not harsh unless the volume is high. It has 3dness and is open sounding.

Treble : crispy and bright , open and fast . Can be harsh if volume is high . Treble weight is thin and clear.

Deep and wide and tall all at once with the right genre such as AGC music and OST. Other are not to massive feeling and can get harsh and congested.


This iem can be amazing listen at low volume with the right music . Don't buy it if you aren't into those genre of music and definitely not at the $360 .
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Headphoneus Supremus
Pros: Good technicalities, Good imaging and clarity, Very comfortable, Extraterrestrial spacecraft included
Cons: Slightly artificial sound, dry bass, thin mids and timbre, small soundstage, lack of treble sparkle, plastic housing, low price ratio performance


DESIGN: 8/10
VALUE: 6/10

I’m from the generation who look every episode of X-FILE, so i’m use to Unidentified Flying Object from they otherworld.

So when I see the UFOEARS coming to me, i wasn’t afraid, I was ready!


As with any extraterrestrial phenomenon, like Mulder FBI detective will do, I investigate about it and discover this :

‘’UFOEAR is a high-end headphone brand created by Dongguan City Huaxian Industry Co.,Ltd in March 2018. It’s also one of the deepened and expanded projects of Dongguan City Broad 3D Technology Co., Ltd. Taking full advantage of 3D printing, UFOEAR earphones are manufactured by integral moulding. The appearance of UFOEAR earphones is full of sci-fi elements no matter in the earphone design, appearance or packaging. Now its independently R&D products are UFO-112 and UFO-111 and More Limited editions.

As the flagship product, the UFO-112 provides extremely rich music detail, incredibly high seperation of instruments and superrealistic musical instrument junction. Besides, it is perfectly designed for ACG music. The UFO-112 is defined as ‘super reference-class’ earphone, that is produced in a limited run of 2000 units world-wide.’’

Okay, 3D printing, Superrealistic music instrument jonction, Sci-fi, super reference-class. Yeah, we are somewhere strange and intriguing for sure.

And it’s chinese. And it’s flagship. And it’s a Dynamic driver plus 2 balanced armature hybrid with UFO shape housing. Geek Alert!!

While I might be a Sci-Fi fan, i’m not credulous to the point of believing anything i didn’t see or ears, and if an UFO worth alot, i want him to either make me travel far or give me intense sensation.

Priced at 360$, this UFO really need to be something as stated ‘’out of this world’’ in sonority to worth the investment in extremely competitive and down to earth ChiFi high end world. Let’s see what it really worth in this review.

The UFOEARS UFO-112 can be buy for 360$ from official Aliexpress store HERE.

DISCLAIMER : I wanna thanks UFOEARS for sending me this sample free of charge. I’m in no way affiliated to this company and just decide to investigate this UFO case for my personal curiosity.


Brand Name: UFOEAR

  • Control Button: Yes

  • Active Noise-Cancellation: No

  • Style: In-Ear

  • Wireless Type: Bluetooth

  • Connectors: 3.5mm

  • Communication: Wireless+Wired

  • Vocalism Principle: Hybrid technology

  • Volume Control: Yes

  • Frequency Response Range: 3-20000Hz

  • Function: Monitor Headphone

  • Function: for Video Game

  • Function: HiFi Headphone

  • Sensitivity: 109dB

  • Is wireless: Yes

  • Plug Type: Line Type

  • Codecs: Apt-X

  • Support Memory Card: Yes

  • With Microphone: Yes

  • Model Number: UFO-112

  • Resistance: 14Ω

  • Waterproof: No

  • Line Length: 1.2m

  • Support APP: No

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UNBOXING is like no other with the UFO, and I think its perhaps the best part of whole product experience. The UFO sci-fi concept take its full meaning once you see what its hide in the thick cubic box? Nothing less than an extraterrestrial spacecraft! And a beautifull well crafted one too! Made of beautifully polished alloy this act as both a eartips and earphones case, but only the earphones case is meant to be portable. Yes, this make quite an enjoyable surprise and sure will put a big smile on the face of sci-fi geek out there.
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This is a collectable decorative object in its own right and while the practical side of eartips case is questionnable, the eartips case is sturdy and very fancy looky, tough a little small if you plan putting anything more than the iem in there. In term of accessories, thats about it, you got this crazy spacecraft double kind of case, 6 pairs of silicones eartips, 2 pairs of memory foams eartips and a great 8cores spc cable.

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CONSTRUCTION, apart from extraterrestrial spacecraft and cable, is a little underwhelming to be honnest. At 360$, i was expecting an higher quality housing, not an all cheap plastic looking one even if UFOEARS stated as high quality acrylic material it feel fragile in hand and i guess durability isn’t there. The decorative printing on it look easily scratchable too. 2Pin connector are embeded in plastic housing. Nozzle is where the 3D printing machine do good job, as it have 2 holes. Anyway, apart from plastic and cheap look, the built isn’t disastrous, its well polished without any quality check issue and as seen in Design impressions, it have the choice of light material and the shape of the iem have positive purpose.

DESIGN is well thinked and extremely comfortable. As well, you do not have the housing poping out of your ears, thanks to its wisely designed disc-shape, it fit tighly and deeply. Because of this, you can sleep on the UFO-112 without any discomfort, in fact, they are perhaps the very best iem for sleeping purpose. This do great for jogging or any activity that need secure fit too.

ISOLATION is good, not great, and sound leakage occur due to 2 venting hole in back of housing.

DRIVEABILITY is easy and do not really benifit extra amping, at 14ohm impendance and 109db sensitivity, the UFO-112 are easy to drive with any audio source.


OVERALL SUBJECTIVE APPRECIATION is a mitiged one but not a disastrous one as I expected reading some others reviews. As i’m sensible to timbre rendering, the UFO-112 displease me at first with its slighty thin and bright presentation, but high level of transparency compensate the dry timbre to some extend. For a rather neutral soundsignature, the UFO lack spaciousness to take full advantage of the clarity of its imaging, as well, its rather soft in attack wich make it lack energy, especially on top where highs sound a little lifeless. In fact, its bass light too, so without any low and highs excitment where do we find our audio joy? This is hard to tell, as the mid range too have some drawback, being a little unbalanced and most of all too compressed. I think the UFO-112 have been tuned for very specific music genre, because sometime it can sound very good with classical and other time very dull with IDM or Jazz.


SOUNDSTAGE isn’t very impressive for it’s price range, as if it was all about deepnest wich give an intimate rendering with ‘’tunnel like’’ spaciality (without the resonance it should come with).

IMAGING is excellent even if presented in a slightly intimate, compact way. Layering is well done and instrument placement is impressively clear and with clean space between them. Its a mix of transparence and brightness that tend to be very addictive once you get use to it due to its highly revealing (and particular) presentation.

CLARITY is sure head and shoulder above most of any sub-350$ iem I try, but not all, and the way its presented will perhaps be hit or miss depending of your taste. Anyway, even if sometime a little grainy, i find it very sharp and transparent, delivering high level of definition from 500hz to 10khz, wich can be very eye (ears) opening for complex music like concerto and roch orchestra.

TONALITY is slightly bright but smooth, dry and thin, a little clinical and artificial in its color and struggle to offer naturally harmonious presentation.

TIMBRE is flat, textured, sometime grainy but with above average transparency. It’s lack body to it and mix of thinnest and texture give a rather agressive coldnest to it.

BASS is slightly roll off in sub bass region, followed by a very linear presentation that make mid bass more present even if rather restrain in weight and body. In fact, mid bass is agressive and shouty at time, as if the punch did not hit properly. Cello have too much texture and not enough body, making it sound artificial….more similar to a badly tuned violin than real cello. Acoustic bass have same treatment while Slap bass can sound more accurate even if dryish like all bass instrument. This do okay for rock, folk or some classical, but isn’t suggested for anything that need bass body or sub presence, like electronic, pop or rap, even Jazz lover will be underwhelmed.

MID RANGE is very particular with the UFO…perhaps it’s mean only for extraterrestrial music with very unique otherwordly instruments? In some sens it’s quite fowards, with thin timbre and good transparence, but a little unbalanced and spiky, especially in upper mids where it tend to give more presence to female vocal but to the cost of some sibilance. While i consider the imaging excellent, overall mid range sound claustrophobic due to very intimate presentation were all instrument sound too near each other. As well, the attack isn’t the fastest for dual BA’s hybrid wich suggest an average transient response that affect snapiness of notes impact. Agnes Obel singer wich have extra presence of her lush vocal in how her music is mastered sound quite distant compared to any other iem i use, her voice sound too compartmented wich only benifit imaging, not cohesion of musicality.

TREBLE is quite sharp, with excellent clarity and soft decay. It have serious emphasis in lower-mid treble wich make it near analytical, pushing percussions and micro details fowards as well as different texture of instrument. Yep, it make the UFO a little bright but not particularly trebly as their no sudden peak after 10khz, in fact its a drop surely because while you have sparkle and brillianc in highs, the decay is cut off wich affect rendering of acoustic guitar or harpsichord but not electric guitar or violin. Highs are crunchy, with good bite, but not very versatile with music genre as if it was tuned for classical (quartet or orchestra) and rock rather than electronic and jazz. Again, it not the most natural sounding treble here.

LOWER BASS : 6.5/10
MID BASS : 7.5/10
MID RANGE : 8/10
TREBLE : 7/10
TIMBRE : 6.5/10
CLARITY : 8/10
IMAGING : 8/10


VS FINAL AUDIO B2 (300$) :

The B2 is ‘’just’’ a single balanced armature iemthat take full advantage of the acoustic potential of its uniquely shaped housing. Will it can feel unfair to compare a tripe drivers hybrid to a single BA, final result of this battle can be surprising….or not?

CONSTRUCTION from the B2 is high end looking, extremely sturdy and will certainly have long lifespan compared to cheapish plastic housing of the UFO. Both have great cable, but again, I prefer the one from Final Audio. I cannot underline how much the B2 look like to worth way more in term of luxurious feel and appearance than the UFO, just for construction alone the B2 already win this battle in term of price value.

But now for sound we know outside construction do just a very little part in audio rendering and limite of a single armature against 1DD+2BA’S configuration is impossible to hide because even if SOUNDSTAGE is barely wider than the UFO, B2 do not have as much tallnest and deepnest to it, as well, it feel less holographic and way more intimate.
IMAGING is reallyn where the B2 is put to shame against more resolved and sharper presentation of UFO wich have high level of accuracy in instrument separation wich benifit from more space between each of them making against the B2 feel very intimate and even congested.
BASS is more extended with UFO even if mid bass is less thick than B2, here B2 give all it got and offer impressive weight and natural timbre but its warmer than UFO, less controled and textured. As well, UFO tend to keep midrange clean in bassy track where the B2 will struggle and veil lower mids.
MID RANGE sound more natural with the B2, timbre is fuller and thicker and vocal are less prompt to sibilance, sure imaging of this range with the UFO is from another level and offer better definition and details as well as more accuracy in crowded music tracks, but instrument sound less natural and cohesion isn’t as organic than the B2. Here, I would tend to prefer B2 in minimalist music while everything else go to UFO, wich offer more spectacular technicalies (everything but timbre and transient response in fact)
TREBLE is more extended too with UFO, digging more microdetails than softer B2, but this do not mean the quality of it is better, quite the opposite in fact as it can sound a little artificial and unbalanced while the B2 sound always natural and never trebly. But still, sharper clarity while sounding time to time a little clinical, give more brilliance and presence to highs.

All in all, while B2 exploit perfectly its technicalities and UFO exploit imperfeclty his, the overall more vivid and revealing sound make the UFO more impressive and immersive.

VS VSONIC VS9 (300$) :


SOUNDSTAGE is wider and taller with the VS9, while the more intimate UFO have extra deepnest to it. IMAGING is sharper with UFO, but have a more intimate presentation wich make instrument sound nearer to each other than VS9. TONALITY of VS9 is warmer and more natural, while UFO is a little dry and cold. TIMBRE is thicker and more opaque with the VS9, UFO is more textured, transparent and thinner. BASS have more rumble and slam, its weightier and thicker with VS9, we have more sub bass quantity too while the UFO is flatter, dryier, more textured and less weighty. MID RANGE is fuller sounding with VS9, vocal have great wide presence while they are very centered and intimate with the UFO wich permit clearer separation but in a sometime unbalanced way that give a clinical and sometime artificial musicality. TREBLE have more emphasis in lower highs with the UFO, while the VS9 extend further in a smooth way, highs have more sparkle-decay with VS9 and dig more micro details, without making it feel unbalanced or too fowards. UFO in other end have thin highs that lack decay, making acoustic guitar sounding dull.
ALL in all, VS9 is slightly more U shape with lusher mids and highs and a more balanced tuning, giving a natural musicality compared to colder, thinner and more unbalanced UFO.

VS AUDIOSENSE T800 (300$) :


The T800 are incredible 8 knowles BA’s that represent the very best iembuy you can make under 500$...will the UF)-112 will stole it’s place? (spoiler alert : Don’t think so)

Construction is quite underwhelming for this price range, just a full plastic housing one would expect from a 50$ iem. The cable is a nice 8cores SPC, really similar to the one included with the BQEYZ Spring1, but that cannot compete with top notch construction of T800 that have high quality resin body as well as a nice 8cores OCC cable. Again, no surprise, the fit is more natural with UFO and will not encounter perfect sealing research as I have with T800 to get the most out if it.

Now, for the SOUND, well, let’s say the UFO is K.O in every aspect. SOUNDSTAGE is more intimate, less wide but about same deepnest. IMAGING is more about upper range and lack precision and definition in mid range compared to extremely accurate T800. BASS is thinner in lower end with UFO, have less body in mid bass but fowards punch, T800 is thicker, fuller sounding but less textured and dryish. MID RANGE is more recessed with UFO as well as brighter, thinner and more artificial sounding than more present, wider, lusher and more bodied mids from T800, vocal lack body with the UFO wich make them lifeless compared to superb T800 that show what it can do when big bass do not occur. TREBLE is more coloured and peaky with the UFO, wich do not mean it dig more microdetails, just that highs have more decay wich can benifit classical guitar but only in solo if you want it to sound right, otherwise it sound unbalanced opposite to full treble coverage of T800.

All in all, UFO is overpriced while T800 is underpriced.


The UFO-112 have a unique sound, unique look and unique spacecraft metal case.

I enjoy the product concept, while I find the sound and construction underwhelming for asking price.

Even at half 360$ price, I would still find the sound average and lacking bass weight, timbre thickness, and treble naturalness as well as soundstage size. Sure, clarity is rather good, and imaging is well articulate and do not tend to be messy like inferior iem, but this isn’t mind blowing either.

The highlight of UFO-112 is comfort and that’s about it.

But hey, you got a sci-fi spacecraft with it too!


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Dobrescu George

Reviewer: AudiophileHeaven
Pros: + Good ergonomics and build quality
+ Birght, sparkly sound with a lot of detail and good revealing abilities
+ Clean built construction and good cable included in the package
+ Easy To Drive, Easy to pair
+ Good overall clarity
Cons: - Prone to Sibilance, very easy to overdrive if listened at very loud volumes
- The UFO and Alien parts may be a bit gimmicky for some
- A tad expensive at 350 USD
Music From The Outer Space - UFO EAR 112 IEMs Review

UFO Ear is a new company from China, with good experience, creating IEMs that are in the midrange price range, with a unique design, almost like they're from another planet. The 112 from UFO Ear should be tested against other IEMs from this planet, and we'll see how it stands its ground.


UFO Ear is a pretty new company from China, and the main person behind them, David, is quite a fine gentleman, who will take care of things for you, if anything bad is to happen. So far, the build quality on my sample of 112 has been pretty much excellent, so I don't expect there to be issues, but if there will be, you know you have your back covered with UFO Ear.

It should be noted that I have absolutely no affiliation with UFO EAR, I am not receiving any incentive for this review or to sweeten things out. This review is not sponsored nor has been paid for by UFO EAR or anyone else. I'd like to thank David and UFO Ear for providing the sample for this review. The sample was provided along with UFO EAR's request for an honest and unbiased review. This review reflects my personal experience with UFO EAR 112. Every opinion expressed is mine and I stand by it, the purpose of this review is to help those interested in UFO EAR 112 find their next music companion.

About me



First things first, let's get the packaging out of the way:

For the first time in a long while I can talk a bit about the package, because 112 comes in a rather unique and excellent package.

Beneath the larger cardboard packaging, you will find what I can basically describe as a spaceship. I'm not even joking, it is a real spaceship! For all I can tell, this is one of the most ingenious packages a company has ever created so far.

It even serves a useful purpose, it acts as a tip holder. If this isn't one of the most fancy things one has ever seen, I'm not sure what is.

The center part is a rounded metallic case that screws in, and it is the main transport solution for 112.

They come with a cable, high quality, 2-Pin, Single Ended, and with a large selection of tips. There are also manuals included in the package.

Overall, UFO Ear 112 has a really excellent package and goes beyond my typical limit for reaching a golden level for packaging.

What to look in when purchasing a high-end In-Ear Monitor


Build Quality/Aesthetics/Fit/Comfort

Starting with the build quality, UFO EAR 112 is a plastic IEM, with a plastic shell, hiding two Balanced Armatures and one Dynamic Driver beneath. The cable is a Silver Plated Copper cable. The IEMs themselves are very round, very ergonomic, basically being two little spherical surfaces with nothing else but the bore and their connection to the ear, and on the other hand, the connection to the cable.

They have two sonic tubes inside the bore.

The very ergonomic overall design brings a smile to my face, because I could wear them for long periods of time without fatigue, they simply sit well in my ears. The large selection of tips also helps with this.

One thing I do not fully understand though, is why they'd 3D print them, when it would probably be less expensive to acquire them mass produced, but either way, the plastic on the outside feels nice, feels pretty high-quality.

UFO 112 isolates fairly well from the outside noise, but they don't have any driver flex, indicating a good amount of venting. I like this, and feel happy that a new company managed to get no driver flex on a newly released IEM. There is some hiss with hissy sources, and since they have BA drivers and an extremely low impedance, of just 14 OHMs, there will be some changes in sound with high output impedance sources.

The comfort in practice is very good, they are a good walking and even running IEM, the cable has springy rubbery parts that go around the ear. The fact that those aren't hard wired means that they will adapt to your ear's shape without worries, and that they won't get uncomfortable.

The aesthetic that reminds of a spaceship stays true to the original design of 112, and I feel like on an overall level, they are a pretty cool-looking, comfortable, well built IEMs that do reach the golden levels of comfort and build quality.

Sound Quality

The sound of UFO 112 is one of a kind, almost like it didn't come from this planet at all. They are an extremely bright, slightly sibilant IEM, with a high affinity for detail and clarity, and with a really awoken presentation of micro details and textures. UFO 112 was tuned for an Asian public, and more especially for Anime-related music, Gaming, Soundtracks, and as such, it should present music pretty wide, with a good amount of brightness, a sweet voicing, and with a more neutral bass.

The bass is pretty neutral, and while it can be felt where it should be felt, it tends to favor Metal music over electronic or rap music, especially when you consider that a bass guitar should sound like this, while electronic music bass, or that found in EDM is more favored by higher quantity. The bass texture is clean, and although it isn't quite the most textured bass to ever exist, the detail is good for the price range of 350 USD, being about as detailed as its competitors.

The midrange is slightly pushed back compared to the bass, and very recessed when compared to the treble. The midrange is very clear, has a great amount of detail to it, and is very well separated, with the soundstage width being really really huge, and with the instrument separation being quite excellent. There isn't a lot of depth, but the wide and well separated sound comes through as very holographic, and very pleasing for progressive rock, rock in general, metal, and symphonic metal. Orchestral music as well as lively classical is also presented wide, and although it doesn't have a lot of warmth or body, given the more neutral bass, it has a nice separation, detail and refinement, thanks to the pretty excellent soundstage and detail.

I keep talking about the detail and the micro detail, but basically, there is a nice bump in the upper midrange, and another one in the 7-9kHz in the treble, which gives extra air and detail to the music, pushes forward female vocals to be sweet, but also very emotional and dramatic, everything having a good amount of emotion and impact.

Now, the treble is the best part, UFO 112 is very well extended in the upper treble, they have a very airy and clean sound, and you can feel the textures of stringed instruments through and through. There are traces of sibilance, and especially music that was recorded with a touch of sibilance or which was recorded very bright, will be sibilant, so I could say that they reveal sibilance quite well. Due to their revealing nature, they pair poorly with older and poorly mastered recordings, but do favor to music that is mastered really well.

Paired with the right music, and maybe with a warmer and smoother source, like Shanling M0, they shine like a true diamond, especially with their really cool aesthetic and actually interesting package.

Overall, UFO 112 is one of the bright, happy, open-sounding IEMs that you should totally check out if you're into this type of signature, and if you're not afraid of them revealing the mistakes in the songs you like, like sibilance.

Portable Usage

Portably speaking, UFO 112 is quite excellent. They are a comfortable pair of IEMs that will sit in your ears, even if you're running. UFO Ears also claim that they're protected from water and sweat, so you don't have to sweat it if you're sweating a bit.

Furthermore, they have a very low impedance, but a very high sensitivity, so they are quite easy to drive from a smartphone, sounding quite good actually, from my rather poor xiaomi mi max 3.

Other things to keep in mind, are that they isolate very well, so you may want to not wear them if you'll be away in a rather dangerous environment, I always advice people to not wear fully closed back or very isolating IEMs if they're walking on the street and are a bit careless of their surroundings.

In all honesty, with the rounded and fully metallic carrying case, good comfort, and easy to drive nature, UFO 112 is a very portable IEM.


UFO 112 is priced around 350 USD at the moment of writing this review. This means that the direct competitors are FLC 8N, Periodic Audio Be and Final E5000.

UFO 112 vs Final Audio E5000 - Now, here's an interesting one, because E5000 is pretty much at the direct opposite end of the spectrum, with a really thick, really lush and really laid back sound, that rolls off the treble quite early, and instead of brightness can be characterized by fullness, although they are fairly crisp, and E5000 is a really really really thick-sounding IEM. Both IEMs come with good cables, good ergonomics, and good carrying cases, although the case of 112 is made of metal, while the case of E5000 is made of rubber. The build quality is excellent on both, both are vented and both are very comfortable, although they are worn differently, e5000 straight down, while 112 is over-the-ear, and E5000 requires to be listened very loud to truly shine, and leaks a lot, while 112 sounds best and low and moderate volumes, and doesn't leak one bit, but also isolates quite well, although E5000 also isolates fairly well. Overall, if you're looking for a thick, lush, full and deep IEM, E5000 is the clear choice here, while if you prefer a more bright, analytical, clear, clean, and revealing sound, UFO 112 is the one for you.

UFO 112 vs FLC 8N - FLC8N is also a IEM that can seem gimmicky before you spent a while with it, since a single IEM with over 36 signatures surely sounds pretty amazing, but a bit iffy at the same time. All in all, both are comfortable IEMs, with FLC8N being quite a bit more generic sounding, and UFO 112 having a better fit overall, with better comfort, but one thing to notice is that FLC 8N does actually have a large number of tunings, but none isn't quite as bright and as revealing as UFO 112, although FLC8N sounds extremely wide and clear as well. Overall, UFO 112 brings a bit more detail forward, but is more prone to sibilance, is more comfortable, and is easier to use, while 8N is more complicated to use, but still an amazing IEM easy to recommend if you're not one to like a very bright sound.

UFO 112 vs Periodic Audio BE - This one is interesting, because the two are actually quite different in both tuning and principle, being a IEM that is supposed to look as minimalistic as possible, without a detachable cable, and with a very simple aesthetic. This being said, the metallic carrying case of Be is very flashy. On the other hand, both are really comfortable IEMs, but 112 is more comfortable, and is built to last more, with its detachable cables. The sound is very different, with 112 being much brighter, with much more focus on the treble, a less warm bass, a more wide soundstage and with more emphasis on detail and its revealing ability, than Periodic Audio Be, which is focused on romance, musicality, euphonics, and a more mellow, more gentle, more acoustic and more warm sound, making older music much easier to listen to than UFO 112, which reveals maybe a touch too much detail for older music, or for poorly mastered music.

Recommended Pairings

UFO 112 is easy to pair with many portables, but it loves a better Player or DAC/AMP, and will sound better with a better source. This being said, their really easy to drive nature means that they are really easy to pair with ultraportables, and given that UFO EARs were planning on including a bluetooth cable at some point, it is quite clear that this is part of the reason they have such low impedance and high efficiency.

UFO 112 + Shanling M0 - Shanling M0 is actually a really good pair for 112 because it mellows them out, calms down the treble and thickens the bass a bit, making them more versatile and more universal. If there's any really small ultraportable that I could easily recommend with 112, M0 would be it. Count in the excellent Hiby software magic and support and you're in for a lot of fun with M0.

UFO 112 + FiiO M3K - M3K is a colder, more neutral, brighter device compared to M0 and most devices, making it one of the best reference ultraportables. This means that you'll hear the 112's signature untainted by any colored source, basically their huge might of treble brightness, linear bass, and their entire huge soundstage, M3K being larger sounding compared to typical warmer ultraportables.

UFO 112 + iBasso DX120 - DX120 is like a dream companion with 112, and I've been using this pairing quite a bit, due to DX120's excellent sonic characteristics, two microSD slots, and the multiple music modes. You can make DX120 and UFO 112 sound as you like to, DX120 has an excellent EQ implementation as well, and with 1 TB of music at your fingertips, or even more, you're set for fun.

Value and Conclusion

UFO 112 has been a true delight to review, and one from another planet at that.

It is quite clear that if you're looking for a IEM that simply sounds out of this world, you should consider UFO 112, but for its 350 USD price point, it has a lot to answer to, before you can make a decision, but it seems to hold its ground quite well.

Starting with the build quality, it is made quite well, it has ventilation, so it isn't prone to driver flex, and it didn't get a single scratch during my tests and usage, which means that it will last well for most people. The cables are also based on the 2-Pin connector standard, so you can easily exchange them if they'd be to get broken.

The isolation is very good, and so is the comfort, but you'll have to take care of your surroundings if you'll be walking while wearing them, as otherwise I'd be quite concerned about your well-being, and so should you.

The sound of UFO 112 is also quite unique, very bright, yet finely detailed, the emphasis in the treble surely makes them sound very wide and well expanded in width, and although they don't have a lot of depth, they surely know how to sound pretty holographic. The dynamics are also pretty nice, and so is the impact, although for such a bright IEM, you should make sure you're looking for this type of sound before getting one, it surely is an acquired taste.

At the end of the day, if you're looking for a fairly comfortable, well made IEM, with an interesting presentation, that comes with a high-quality cable, and with a nice carrying case, and with a bright, energetic, lively, forward, detailed and clean sound, you should totally consider UFO 112, and let them take you to the outer space.

Full Playlist used for this review

While we listened to considerably more songs than those named in this playlist, those are excellent for identifying certain aspects of the sound, like PRaT, Texturization, Detail, Resolution, Dynamics, Impact, and overall tonality. We recommend trying most of the songs from this playlist, especially if you're searching for new most, most of them being rather catchy.

Bats - Gamma Ray Burst: Second Date

Eskimo Callboy - Frances
Incubus - Summer Romance
Electric Six - Dager! High Voltage
Kishida Cult - High School Of The Dead
Dimmu Borgir - Dimmu Borgir
Breaking Benjamin - I Will Not Bow
Thousand Foot Krutch - The Flame In All Of Us
Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc.
Infected Mushroom - Song Pong
Attack Attack - Kissed A Girl
Doctor P - Bulletproof
Maximum The Hormone - Rock n Roll Chainsaw
Rob Zombie - Werewolf, Baby!
Escape The Fate - Gorgeous Nightmare
SOAD - Chop Suey
Ken Ashcorp - Absolute Territory
Machinae Supremacy - Need For Steve
Ozzy Osbourne - I Don't Wanna Stop
Crow'sclaw - Loudness War
Eminem - Rap God
Stromae - Humain À L'eau
Sonata Arctica - My Selene
Justin Timberlake - Sexy Back
Metallica - Fuel
Veil Of Maya - Unbreakable
Masa Works - Golden Japang
REOL - Luvoratorrrrry
Korn - Word Up!
Papa Roach - ... To be Loved
Fever The Ghost - Source
Fall Out Boy - Immortals
Green Day - Know The Enemy
Mindless Self Indulgence - London Bridge
A static Lullaby - Toxic
Royal Republic - Addictive
Astronautalis - The River, The Woods
We Came As Romans - My Love
Skillet - What I Believe
Man With A Mission - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Yasuda Rei - Mirror
Mojo Juju - Must Be Desire
Falling Up - Falling In Love
Manafest - Retro Love
Rodrigo Y Grabriela - Paris
Zomboy - Lights Out
Muse - Resistance
T.A.T.U & Rammstein - Mosaku
Grey Daze - Anything, Anything
Katy Perry - Who Am I Living For
Maroon 5 - Lucky Strike
Machinae Supremacy - Killer Instinct
Pendulum - Propane Nightmares

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