Excerpt: Ultimate Ears has made many fine universal-fit earphones over the years, but the firm is perhaps even better known for its custom-fit in-ear monitors, which are used by working musicians and other music lovers around the world. About a year ago I visited UE’s factory in Irvine, California to audition and then be fitted for a set of the firm’s then-new custom-fit, in- ear Personal Reference Monitors (PRMs).
Excerpt: Critics of higher end audio say that the further up in the price range you go, you begin chasing demising returns. That is, the more you spend, the less and less of a difference there actually is. But to the most hardcore audiophiles, that pursuit is one worth chasing for ultimate audio nirvana.
Summary: These are of a good value for a set of $400 in-ears, especially considering the massive bundle you get which them. They offer performance that is in the same class as the Westone 4Rs – our benchmark. While the UE900s are not quite as good when it comes to their core sound-quality, they do make up for it with a lower price and a better feature set. The Westone 4Rs will cost way over $500 with a microphone combo.
Pros: Great sound quality, Cable with microphone included, Five sets of silicone tips plus three sets of Comply foam-tips, User replaceable cable, Good sound stage, Price
Cons: Memory wire in the cables, Remote function only for iDevices, Bundle lacks a clam shell or some other small and portable protective-case
Conclusion: The expensive Logitech UE 900 earphones aren't perfect, but balanced audio performance and a generous assortment of accessories sweeten the deal.
Pros: Strong audio performance at moderate listening levels. Built-in controls and microphone for iPhone. Cable is removable, and ships with an extra. Sturdy carrying case includes several extra eartips, ?-inch plug adapter.
Cons: Slightly overpriced. Distorts on deep bass tracks at maximum volume. Can be slightly uncomfortable over long listening periods.
Logitech Ultimate Ears UE 900 Earbuds Review: Mind-Blowing Sound - Less Than Brilliant Ergonomics
1 October 2012
Excerpt: At $400 (I know, I know - stay with me here), the Logitech UE900s are well out of many people's perceived reasonable price range for a set of headphones. Especially earbuds. But I'd like to remind everyone that there is a definitely a market for headphones at this level, and it's not just reserved for the well-to-do and audio geeks. The fact of the matter is, when it comes to sound, you can spend thousands of dollars to find the "ideal" system.
These audiophile in-ear monitors can make your music sound great
Good Gear Guide.au
25 January 2013
Summary: Logitech’s UE 900 in-ear monitor earphones are aimed at the discerning music listener who wants the absolute best detail and widest frequency range. They’re expensive, and their comparatively large outer dimensions may not suit smaller ears, but for most buyers they’ll be perfectly comfortable with excellent sound quality.
Pros: Excellent sound quality, Good isolation with foam tips, Sturdy construction
Cons: Complicated fit process, Can be uncomfortable, Expensive