Ultimate Ears debuts UE-11 Pro earphones (updated) | iLounge News


Ultimate Ears debuts UE-11 Pro earphones (updated)


Ultimate Ears has introduced its UE-11 Pro earphones, a new flagship model replacing the UE-10 Pro and featuring a quad armature speaker configuration. The UE-11 Pro features a custom shell with the quad speaker configuration inside, a dual driver subwoofer for more clear low-end performance, a dedicated midrange and separate tweeter, and an electrically and acoustically tuned three-way crossover. Specifications include a frequency response of 10Hz to 16,500 Hz, -26dB of noise isolation, and input sensitivity of 119dB at 1mW.

The Ultimate Ears UE-11 Pro earphones will be available in a variety of colors with individual artwork and will be priced at $1150 when they go on sale August 1. iLounge’s initial impressions can be found here.

Updated: Ultimate Ears notes that it will offer the user’s choice of custom colors and artwork for the UE-11 Pro—typically costing up to $200 above the price of its standard custom earphones—at no additional charge for the first 60 days of the product’s launch, ending September 30, 2007. Customers should expect a three-week lead time for color- and art-customized UE-11 Pros, versus two weeks for standard ones.

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Could not agree with you more.

It is only that given this is an iPod site, I assume this is what people are wanting to do with their earphones.

Posted by Boca on August 3, 2007 at 2:04 PM (CDT)


FWIW I’ve owned a pair of Ultimate Ears UE5c for three and a half years now and they sound fantastic with the Ipod.  I have no doubts that the new UE11Pro will sound even better since it has twice the number of drivers.

It is simply not true that the Ipod does not benefit from higher end headphones and earpieces.  Just go to head-fi.com and you’ll find many thousands of headphone enthusiasts who are pairing very expensive ‘phones with their Ipods with terrific results.  Naturally, your mileage (and your wallet) may vary.  But returning to the wine analogy, just because you personally might not want to try that $150 bottle (and might not taste the difference between that one and a much cheaper bottle) does not mean that a wine enthusiast is wasting his money if he enjoys the difference in quality.  We all choose different things to spend our money on, and that’s fine.

Ultimate Ears is a great company with fantastic customer service and a history of innovation in audio products.  If you haven’t heard their products, you deserve to—they have a full range of products to try.  And spoken by someone who has actually owned them, they do sound great wtih an Ipod.  I could never go back.

My order for the UE11pro goes in on Tuesday once I get new impressions made.  Some might call me crazy but really I am just very very lucky!!!!

Enjoy your music, regardless of how you choose to get there.

Posted by random person on August 3, 2007 at 5:56 PM (CDT)


I have the UE 10pros currently and almost ready for the 11pros based simply that the bass part of the curve is amazing.

After looking at the posting above, I see a common question about how good the iPod sounds and if its worth using as an “audiophile” source. Well the simple anwser is yes.

I listen to mostly SACD which in my mind, one of the best sources out there with the convenience factor of having a small cd sounding source instead of a LP (which is still heaven). I use my iPod classic with silver cab cables (silver wire interconnects with WBT connectors and a ipod conector on the other side) hooked up to my Headroom portable desktop amp. Headrooms’ damn good power supply and my UE 10 pros.

Its sounds amazing!!!! There is no one out there that understands sounds that can say this path should not be taken when they hear this. Yes, its nice to use SACD as my source which does sounds better, however given the portability factor this make it so attractive.

I will buy the 11 pros and since I’m a hugh fan of custom molds, and UE can use my previous molds, there is noting stopping me from buying these puppies.

Listen to your ipod with whatever headphones you desire. If it sounds good to you, then the case is closed and have a nice day…..

Posted by SACD-Man on October 5, 2007 at 1:53 AM (CDT)

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