|Logitech has completed its purchase of Ultimate Ears and is launching the company's earphones locally in December.
Ultimate Ears, of California, made its name with custom in-ear monitors for professional musicians and sound engineers.
The company was founded in 1995 by Van Halen's sound engineer to address the on-stage sound-monitoring needs of the band's drummer. An estimated 75% of today’s top touring rock musicians now use the Ultimate Ears custom-fit in-ear monitor while performing.
The Super.Fi 5 model pictured here employs a single, wideband driver with a frequency
response range of 15 Hz to 15 kHz and a top sound pressure level (SPL) of 115 dB. A custom armature houses a proprietary tuned filter that shapes to deliver detailed bass and crisp, clean mids and highs.
The Super.Fi 5 earphones will be available before Xmas for a suggested retail price of $299.90 inc GST. Also available is Ultimate Ears Super.Fi 5vi which features a multi-function button that answers/ends phone calls and controls music/video on iPhone for a suggested retail price of $329.90 inc GST.