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Ultimate Ears 700 Earphones Announced

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By Shane McGlaun

I have tried lots of earphones over the years that are available in the aftermarket to go along with my iPhone. The earphones that came with my iPhone sucked. They were uncomfortable, lacked bass, and generally just irritated me when I tried to use them.

It didn’t take long for me to get myself a decent set of aftermarket headphones. I have used Ultimate Ears earphones before and so far found them to be very good. Logitech owned Ultimate Ears has announced its latest set of earphones called the Ultimate Ears 700 noise isolating earphones.

The earphones block up to 26dB of external noise and include several cushions to allow you to choose the most comfortable for your ears. A hard case is also included with the earphones. The 700 series break music in the frequency response from 10Hz to 16.5kHz into two fidelity channels per ear. I’m not sure what that means, but I do know the 700 series are expensive at $229.99. That makes the earphones more expensive than many of the MP3 players they will be used with.

[ Logitech ]








  • Sean

    Skull candy headphones have a millimeter label on them that tells you just how big (or little) the speaker itself is and therefor tells you hoe much bass the headphones can produce. What I'm wondering is how these guys can charge $230 for their product when Skullcandy has a product for $70 with an 11mm speaker which actually extends past the rubber ear thinggy leading me to believe that the speakers in the 700 series are somewhat smaller? And when it comes to blocking sound the only thing doing that is the rubber ear piece which is offered on both products.

    To sum it up, if you buy this product, you are paying $160 for the ability to produce sound that is 6Hz lower because the only advantage I can see is while the 700 series offers 10Hz to 16.5kHz, the Full Metal Jacket headphones (only) offer 16 Hz – 20K Hz. This I assume would make sense if you're looking to analyze the sounds coming from the ear buds (or you have super ears that can differ between the two) but aside from that just what is it that makes companies like this waste their time making a product that I hope people would be smart enough not to buy?

  • Sean

    Skull candy headphones have a millimeter label on them that tells you just how big (or little) the speaker itself is and therefor tells you hoe much bass the headphones can produce. What I'm wondering is how these guys can charge $230 for their product when Skullcandy has a product for $70 with an 11mm speaker which actually extends past the rubber ear thinggy leading me to believe that the speakers in the 700 series are somewhat smaller? And when it comes to blocking sound the only thing doing that is the rubber ear piece which is offered on both products.

    To sum it up, if you buy this product, you are paying $160 for the ability to produce sound that is 6Hz lower because the only advantage I can see is while the 700 series offers 10Hz to 16.5kHz, the Full Metal Jacket headphones (only) offer 16 Hz – 20K Hz. This I assume would make sense if you're looking to analyze the sounds coming from the ear buds (or you have super ears that can differ between the two) but aside from that just what is it that makes companies like this waste their time making a product that I hope people would be smart enough not to buy?