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RRP for these is apparently £80
Now £17.99
Bit annoyed as i only ordered the UE Metro 220s last week!

Specifications:
Hardware
For iPod and MP3 players.
Technical Specifications
Earphone
Type: In-ear
Frequency response: 20 Hz-15 kHz
Impedance: 29 ohms, 1 kHz
Sensitivity: 105 dB SPL/mW, 1 kHz
Speaker type: Precision, balanced armature
Weight: 16.1 g (0.57 ounces)
Noise isolation: 26 dB
Connection
Cable length: 116.8 cm (46 inches)
Input connector: 3.5 mm (1/8 inch), gold plated
Package Contents
SuperFi 4 earphones
Pocket-ready hard case
Soft, silicone ear-cushions (S,M,L)
Two sets of Comply foam ear cushions
Cleaning tool
Instruction manual
2-year limited warranty
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#1
I'm always curious where play get there RRP's from, lol. Recommended Rip-off Price?

£17.99 is still a good deal though!
#2
A few user reviews on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/dp/B000Y8Y8FG
#3
dufus124
I'm always curious where play get there RRP's from, lol. Recommended Rip-off Price?

£17.99 is still a good deal though!


I know - like anyone is ever going to spend £80 on earphones, unless they're Bose obv.
#4
erics
A few user reviews on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/dp/B000Y8Y8FG


hmm
#5
A13
I know - like anyone is ever going to spend £80 on earphones, unless they're Bose obv.


Was that sarcasm? There are plenty of sets of headphones that are a damn sight more expensive than £80, and plenty of people willing to pay for them. Also Bose have really lost their reputation for great quality in the last few years.

That's not to say Play's RRP for these headphones is realistic, of course.
#6
A13
I know - like anyone is ever going to spend £80 on earphones, unless they're Bose obv.


Shure > Bose
#7
here are some reviews :
http://www.trustedreviews.com/mp3/review/2008/02/13/Ultimate-Ears-Super-fi-4-Canalphones/p1

http://reviews.cnet.com/headphones/ultimate-ears-super-fi/4505-7877_7-33059017-2.html?tag=txt;page

On Amazon they're £44 so that's a good deal really....

don't skim through the reviews...read them thoroughly :)
#8
Personally, I would never pay anything near £80 for a pair of earphones unless they have ANC (active noise cancelling)
And mind you guys that IPod doesn't deliver hi-end quality...it's quite mediocre compared to a cowon or even Sony

I've tested many in-ear sets and at the saturation point , which is not really that high for most of available products, they all sound more or less the same...You can't really be impressed to pay the extra.
#9
H n R added! bargain for the price
#10
These are not bad value, not worth £80 though. Be warned if you like booming bass, these aint for you
#11
chrisjudd
Was that sarcasm? There are plenty of sets of headphones that are a damn sight more expensive than £80, and plenty of people willing to pay for them. Also Bose have really lost their reputation for great quality in the last few years.

That's not to say Play's RRP for these headphones is realistic, of course.


lol not sarcastic..
#12
are thay worth the mony
#13
wnofal
Personally, I would never pay anything near £80 for a pair of earphones unless they have ANC (active noise cancelling)
And mind you guys that IPod doesn't deliver hi-end quality...it's quite mediocre compared to a cowon or even Sony

I've tested many in-ear sets and at the saturation point , which is not really that high for most of available products, they all sound more or less the same...You can't really be impressed to pay the extra.


Even Sony? They have the best audio quality of the better known brands LOL. They suffer a bit if you have your mp3's at a low bitrate but if you stick some 320kbps tracks or lossless on with some decent headphones the sound is incredible. I believe the runner up would be Samsung or maybe some of the later Sandisk models. Ipod would sit just above the cheap unbranded stuff.

These are the in-ear's I use: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Creative-Labs-51MZ-0270-AA00/dp/B000GB8Z6E/ref=sr_1_31?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1274865500&sr=1-31
The bad reviews are probably just people using an Ipod or using 192kbps and under mp3's. They do sound a bit naff at that bitrate but raise it higher and they're incredible.
#14
Maybe it's me - but they dont look too dissimilar (albeit it far better packaging!)to some of the cheapo ones i have bought off dealextreme...

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.4319 - definitely worth a punt if you're looking for a cheap set to get you through 6 months or so. Audio quality is generally good - but maybe not for audio purists
#15
Ichi
Even Sony? They have the best audio quality of the better known brands LOL. They suffer a bit if you have your mp3's at a low bitrate but if you stick some 320kbps tracks or lossless on with some decent headphones the sound is incredible. I believe the runner up would be Samsung or maybe some of the later Sandisk models. Ipod would sit just above the cheap unbranded stuff.

These are the in-ear's I use: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Creative-Labs-51MZ-0270-AA00/dp/B000GB8Z6E/ref=sr_1_31?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1274865500&sr=1-31
The bad reviews are probably just people using an Ipod or using 192kbps and under mp3's. They do sound a bit naff at that bitrate but raise it higher and they're incredible.


LOL, I'm not dissing Sony, I'm using sony player and in-ears...
NWZ-S618 that's served under extreme conditions, and a pair of MDR-EX75 which in my opinion surpass Sennheisers and Kandy and all these brands....
IPod ain't cheap though..it's way over-priced compared to Sandisk, creative or Sony.
All my tracks are either hi-end VBR or 256/320, and my music varies from classical through jazz and ultimately progressive metal ( Dream Theater)..can sometimes put a bit of dull trance or techno for dull repetitive activities that require a steady tempo...

I've been recording for a while and can get a lil bit too /\ N /\ |_ about quality/clarity and detail...
#16
Hmmm these earphones don't have a very good frequency response - although I'm not sure what the limits are for my ears anyhow!

But who are Ultimate ears? I thought they were a website that sold earphones? Have they now commisioned someone to make them some earphones?
#17
Bigfootpete

But who are Ultimate ears? I thought they were a website that sold earphones? Have they now commisioned someone to make them some earphones?


No! UE have been around a long time and have a good rep.

As for the discussion re. ipod quality (or lack of) I've tried one next to a Cowon D2 after loading up the same mp3 file and using the same in-ear phones (shure se210) and the ipod sounded cheap and shoddy in comparison. But hey, looks good, and what a lovely interface - if that's what you buy one for then great...

Also, a point in noise-cancelling 'phones as opposed to sound-isolating - the former can only lead to a degradation in the sound coming out of the source. A good set of isolating earphones is the way to go - personally moulded ear buds if you're really really into your sounds.
#18
Bigfootpete
Hmmm these earphones don't have a very good frequency response - although I'm not sure what the limits are for my ears anyhow!

But who are Ultimate ears? I thought they were a website that sold earphones? Have they now commisioned someone to make them some earphones?


No clue to be honest...that was my first encounter with them...but they seem to have acceptable reviews...

they only provide 20 to 15k hz ...

but can't really judge until I've tried them...so I can't say anything now :)
#19
JayDubya
No! UE have been around a long time and have a good rep.

As for the discussion re. ipod quality (or lack of) I've tried one next to a Cowon D2 after loading up the same mp3 file and using the same in-ear phones (shure se210) and the ipod sounded cheap and shoddy in comparison. But hey, looks good, and what a lovely interface - if that's what you buy one for then great...

Also, a point in noise-cancelling 'phones as opposed to sound-isolating - the former can only lead to a degradation in the sound coming out of the source. A good set of isolating earphones is the way to go - personally moulded ear buds if you're really really into your sounds.


been saying same stuff about I-RIP-off for ages, but you can't really reach the masses if the media's got to them first :)

ANC sounds like a great finding by mankind, fighting fire with fire :)but for all the complicated circuitry and cost.... they'll probably stay off my reach for god knows how long.

my current sony pair seems to do a good job tackling noise on train but the tube is the ultimate sound-killer...
#20
same here the metrofi 220 arrived today but still buying the superfi4 as most reviews comment on them having reduced base and more treble/clarity which I prefer, just wish I hadn't bought the metrofi's but then they are not that expensive as far as headphones go.
#21
A13
I know - like anyone is ever going to spend £80 on earphones, unless they're Bose obv.


was that a joke??

I had a set of bose and they were awful! got some ultimate ear superfi pro 5s and they were well worth the money
#22
Not great reviews at all
#23
Funny thing is that I would never buy Bang & Olufsen or Bose in the real world of proper hifi because it's style over substance. However, I've owned a set of both B&O A1's and Bose Triports and thought both were amazing. Much better than my Etypotics and Shures.

I now own the ultimate earphones. The Shure SE530's which I'm struggling to see how I'll ever beat them.

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