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 super.fi series offers, depending on your definition of “affordable.” The super.fi 5 EB model ($200) is made for extended bass, and delivers. By comparison with the super.fi 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.
Company and Price
Company: Ultimate Ears
Model: Ultimate Ears super.fi 5 EB
Compatible: iPod 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G/color/photo, mini, 5G, nano, shuffle