Review: Ultimate Ears 5 EB | iLounge


Review: Ultimate Ears 5 EB

Highly Recommended

Company: Ultimate Ears


Model: Ultimate Ears 5 EB

Price: $199.99

Compatible: iPod 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G/color/photo, mini, 5G, nano, shuffle

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Jeremy Horwitz

This review was originally published in the iLounge Holiday Buyers’ Guide 2005-2006. Please download the Buyers’ Guide for additional photographs.

Affordable Ultimate Ears? We almost couldn’t believe it, either, but that’s what the series offers, depending on your definition of “affordable.” The 5 EB model ($200) is made for extended bass, and delivers. By comparison with the 5 Pro (iLounge rating: A-), which we’ve reviewed separately, you’ll take a hit on detail with the EB version, and also find their bigger bodies impossible to hide in your ears, but if you’re looking for thump, they’re superb - noticeably better than the FS1s or iM716s.


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