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Ultimate Ears launches triple-driver earphones


Ultimate Ears has released the triple.fi 10 Pro earphones (iLounge Rating: A-) featuring three individually balanced armature speakers per ear, customizable ear tips, noise isolation, flexible ear loops, low friction cable, sound attenuator, earphone cleaning tool and metallic travel case. The triple.fi 10 Pro comes in blue metallic, with a 2 year warranty and costs $399.

The first 1,000 Ultimate Ears triple.fi 10 Pro earphones will come in a Collector’s Edition kit and can be pre-ordered immediately for shipping in late October. Each collectors pair will come in an engraved mini-travel case marked with the limited edition number and also ships with a larger engraved metal case that can also hold an iPod. Each of the first 1,000 units will also come with a certificate of authenticity and a limited-edition poster, with accessories including a five-piece fit kit to adapt the earphones to different ear shapes, 1/4-inch adapter jack, cleaning tool and attenuator.

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I’m going to wait until I can hear a few customer reviews and then if they are favorable I’m so picking these up :). It’s either these or the Shure E500’s

Posted by Glorybox3737 in Irvine, CA on October 4, 2006 at 2:54 PM (CDT)


Sheesh…  And I thought my E3c’s were expensive!

Posted by Chahk in Irvine, CA on October 4, 2006 at 3:24 PM (CDT)


honestly- i work for a guitar magazine and we get to test out all these in ear buds…. for the money, etymotic is the best…hands down

Posted by Larry in Irvine, CA on October 4, 2006 at 4:28 PM (CDT)


Ok could anybody compare these(tf 10pro) to sf 5pro especialy in bass region(amount and richness)

Posted by Eskay in Irvine, CA on October 4, 2006 at 8:04 PM (CDT)


Etymotic has no bass.

Posted by asdfasdf in Irvine, CA on October 5, 2006 at 4:31 AM (CDT)


asdfasdf, Etys do have bass. It’s dry, it’s deep, it’s plenty. It’s neither loud nor overblown.

You on the contrary have
- an idea about bass that does no match the idea of Etymotic Research
- improper amplification
- a bad seal
- music that just has no bass
in this order of likelyhood, or several of the above.

Posted by Bad Beaver in Irvine, CA on October 5, 2006 at 5:46 AM (CDT)


I agree with Larry. Etymotics are the most accurate transducers of the bunch. I have heard them all, and own several. I think people have lost what true deep, dry , accurate bass really is, because they are so exposed to the fake over blown boom they hear coming from the car four lanes over, and five lanes back. Sorry , but Etymotic got it right.

Posted by Tony in Irvine, CA on October 5, 2006 at 8:02 AM (CDT)


i’m afraid i have a hard time understanding what is “right” in this instance.

purists do as you will, but the fact that consumers will buy what they want, and if they want bass accentuated music, then apparently ety isn’t what they’re looking for; how is this a simple right/wrong equation??

Posted by OnlyShawn in Irvine, CA on October 5, 2006 at 9:03 AM (CDT)


I have never heard the Etymonics, but from specs they are more for studio, not for using with your basic MP3 player, unless you have a headphone amp.  These on the other hand with 117dB rating seem to be going after more of the MP3 market. 

And even though I might not be an audiophile, I do know good bass from bad boomy sounds like crap bass that just over takes the music even when its all gerenes of techno music which just doesn’t work without that heavy thump and I goto certain clubs and they have an awsome sound system, then goto others where you get that just boomy bass that over takes the music, and the only way I have found with any of the in-ear models to get that is using the foam inserts, atleast for me the silicone just doesn’t seal the ear off well enough.

Posted by Joe in Irvine, CA on October 6, 2006 at 3:55 PM (CDT)

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