Summary: Logitech's UE 4000 headphones are another respectable pair of cans in the style sector, but these don't just offer good looks, but a decent quality of sound for your cash too. If you're not wanting to fork out a ton of money for the more expensive Beats by Dre range, these might just be what you're after: they're comfortable, lightweight and won't fall off during a jog.
Summary: We weren't quite sure what to expect out of this set of headphones, with their simple design and overall look, but you shouldn't be too quick to judge by appearance. The 4000's are very portable and thanks to the included splitter, we were able to make an otherwise long road trip a little easier between some young siblings by allowing them to share the audio of their favorite movie.
Excerpt: Not that long, Logitech has introduced a new joint line of headphones and portable speakers with Ultimate Ears under the new Logitech UE brand name. Apparently the new brand boasts some extraordinary technology, research and development to back up its new line of audio gear. While Logitech joined forces with Ultimate Ears a few years ago, the brand is most known for creating some of the best custom made in-ear monitors for professional musicians.
Summary: The basics Logitech is known for making PC accessories, including a wide range of speakers that don't totally break the bank, but since the company bought boutique headphone and earphone maker Ultimate Ears, its been looking to get more serious about sound. We took a look at the Ultimate Ears UE 4000 headphones, a set of stylish looking cans, giving them a thorough testing on the streets and on the train as we looked to see if they really live up to the Ultimate Ears...
Pros: Logitech has created a distinctive pair of lightweight headphones that sit comfortably on your head and come in a rainbow of different colours, including basic black and white versions as well as a striking purple that will surely get you noticed on the street. Whether you go for the bold or the subtle, you'll be treated to the same sturdy, plastic construction with synthetic leather ear pads on them. You might not notice at first as it matches the rest of the headban...
Cons: Logitech has focused on the basics with this model, and we can't fault it for making a simple pair of headphones, but we do wish that they could fold up when stashing them in a bag. While there's an included travel bag, we feel it doesn't provide adequate protection, and when you're spending £80 on a pair of headphones, you want to make sure they'll be well protected, even in the depths of your bag. While we're a fan of the detachable cable with an in-line mic and con...
Summary: The Logitech Ultimate Ears 4000 headphones look superb, like some sort of sci-fi movie prop, without ever verging into outlandish territory. They also sound great considering their price and are comfortable to wear over long periods. While we’d have liked audio to sound a little more expansive (and with clearer highs), even the most aurally picky could do far, far worse than these. They definitely come recommended by Tech Digest.
Excerpt: The Ultimate Ears brand lineage can be traced back to Eddie Van Halen’s sound engineer in the 1990s but, since 2008, its adoptive home has been Logitech . Known originally for its custom and high-end in-ear monitors, Ultimate Ears now offers a full line of earphones and headphones. The UE 4000 is the only on-ear (supra-aural) model in the company’s line-up, and its list price of $149.95 also makes it the company’s lowest-priced headphone.
Pros: Quality sound for low price; comfortable for long listening sessions; rich sound, Good sound; comfortable and well-made; noise-cancellation enhances dynamic ranges; folds for portability
Cons: Heavy on the bass; may need to use equalisation, Noise-cancellation doesn’t actually cancel noise that well; like the UE 4000 heavy on the bass
Summary: Wil je graag met een hippe koptelefoon a la Beats By Dre over straat, maar wil je hier niet de hoofdprijs voor betalen? De UE 4000 van Logitech is een uitstekend alternatief. Sterker nog, voor de 100 euro die je hiervoor neertelt krijgt je een koptelefoon die steviger is gebouwd en een aanzienlijk mooier geluid produceert dan menig Beats-setje. De UE 4000 dingt absoluut mee naar de titel ‘beste headset onder de 100 euro’.