Ultimate Ears Triple.fi 10 Pro Earphones Gun Metal Blue with Roadie Case




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  1. Clay B. Landrum says:
    18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Triple.Fi’s….amazing; Amazon…not so much, March 10, 2007
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    Clay B. Landrum (Gastonia, NC USA) –
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    This review is from: Ultimate Ears Triple.fi 10 Pro Earphones Gun Metal Blue with Roadie Case (Electronics)

    Hi everyone. This is the story of how I came to own the magnificent UE Triple.fi 10 Pro headphones.

    About a year and a half ago, I purchased a pair of Super.fi 5 Pro headphones from Guitar Center; I loved these headphones – They were comfortable and gave me great sound on all types of music. My only complaint about the Super.fi was their build quality – I had to RMA the super.fis after about 6 months and then a year later, I had to call UE back for a second RMA number. When speaking to UE about my 2nd RMA, I mentioned to them that I really wanted to “upgrade” to the triple.fi’s, but the rep told me that this was not possible. A few days later, I called UE back and spoke to the rep again and mentioned that I was not too excited about having my headphones replaced with the same model that had already failed on me twice within a year. She said that the triple.fi were not yet available, but that she could “hold onto” my super.fi’s until they became available…at which time, she would call me back and I could pay the price difference between the super.fi’s and the triple.fi’s. I then asked when the triple.fis would be available and she said sometime in March. I grumbled a little and asked how this was possible considering that the triple.fi’s were showing as “in stock” on amazon. She said that the amazon lot were the only ones left and offered to credit my card once she received my RMA shipment so that I could go ahead and order the triple.fi’s from amazon. I was thrilled…I order the trips from amazon on Monday and opted for 2 day shipping. The package arrived on Wednesday as planned. I opened the package and to my shock and dismay, the Roadie case was empty…no headphones, no accesssories, no owners manual. Based on my previous encounters with UE customer service, I was cool as a cucumber…I knew UE would fix this. So I didn’t even worry about calling amazon customer support. Instead, I phoned up UE directly. Less than 20 hours later, the FedEx guy was knocking on my door with a package. I opened the package and there they were…the Triple.Fi 10 Pros….they were beautiful. UE also went ahead and had my name printed on the Roadie case which I thought was a nice touch. I listened to the phones for about an hour and then hooked them up for another 24 hours of “burn in”.

    I am not going to go on and on about how they sounded since I am not the best at stringing together all those fancy audiophile terms, but let me just say that I cannot imagine a pair of IEMs sounding any better. The bass on these things is not overpowering, but it goes LOW. I was amazed when listening to Bela Fleck’s Flight of the Cosmic Hippo…I thought Vic’s bass solo was going to pop my eardrums…seriously. The mids and treble are even better than the bass; these phones have it all. The phones sound great when run directly out of my 4th Generation B&W iPod, but they sound even better running through my ALO cryo micro dock and Ray Samuels Audio Tomahawk amplifier.

    One thing that is weird is that the black tips that came with the triple.fi’s don’t seem to seal as well as the grey ones that I had on my super.fi’s. It’s a good thing I kept some of the grey tips. They don’t match the color scheme of the rest of the phones, but hey…I can’t argue with what seals better.

    The thing I don’t get is why there is a perception that the triple.fi’s are so hard to find. If amazon is showing them as “in stock”, why aren’t more people ordering them? Granted, my amazon experience was not ideal, but at the end of the day (next day actually), I had the triple.fi’s in hand and they are amazing.

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  2. Nicholas Payton "Nickrp8" says:
    13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    someting byond excelent sound, March 29, 2007
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    Nicholas Payton “Nickrp8” (Redding, CA) –
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    This review is from: Ultimate Ears Triple.fi 10 Pro Earphones Gun Metal Blue with Roadie Case (Electronics)

    I do not actually own these headphones, however I am currently at war with myself about spending $400, which I can not afford, on new IEM’s. The reason for this battle is my trip to MacWorld in January. I was able to spend some serious time traveling from booth to booth, listening to various headphones. I have owned a pair of etymotic 6i’s for almost 2 years, and have been pleased with their sound quality, I tried several Shure models and some of the lower UE models as-well, and concluded that they are all among the best sounding headphones I have ever used. but then I had the opportunity to listen to the UE 10’s. There is no way to describe the difference in sound other than space. Every IEM I have tried sounds like a good pair of headphones except the UE 10’s which sound like something else entirely. Standing in that noisy room, with my eyes closed listening to Bramfatura on my friends ipod. I felt separate from the world in a way that I have never before experienced. It was almost as if it were just me and the guitar player in a small sound studio. I have no delusions about the quality of an iPod amplifier, and i can only imagine what a airhead or other quality amp would do with these. But they talk about being able to hear the musician breath, the fingers move on the fret-board, and the foot tap in the back of the studio. You can, even with the cheep iPod amp, you hear every nuance and the sound fills a space that as of yet only these headphones have been able to create for me. So I debate, pondering weather spending that $400 dollars is worth owning the nearly religious experience these cans deliver. If you can afford them get them, and if you can’t afford them, try anyway. It is worth it.

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  3. R. M. Jones "Headphone Junkie" says:
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The absolute best, February 2, 2008
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    R. M. Jones “Headphone Junkie” (Flower Mound, TX) –
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    This review is from: Ultimate Ears Triple.fi 10 Pro Earphones Gun Metal Blue with Roadie Case (Electronics)

    I’m a self-professed headphone junkie. And, while I wouldn’t consider myself an audiophile, I do have a BFA in music so I have a pretty well-developed ear. That being said, these earphones reveal details I’ve never heard in songs I’ve listened to a thousand times.

    Before buying these, I used the Super.Fi 5 Pros for about two years and I loved them. Then, I bought the Shure SE530 based on all the glowing reviews I had read. They were very comfortable and cooler looking that the phones from Ultimate Ears, but their rolled-off highs (or as some like to say, their “warm” sound) just made me long for the sparkle of my trusty Super.Fis. The Triple.Fis are a huge step-up from either–you get the sparkling highs of the Super.Fis and the clean, enhanced bass of the Shures.

    To my ear, these provide the best sound I’ve ever heard from a headphone–period. I would have bought these at twice the price. Highly recommended!!!

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  4. DiscriminaTor "iHuman" says:
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent for fine-tuning the sound, variable center frequency, two inputs., April 8, 2012
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    This review is from: Kicker 03KQ5 5-Band Parametric Equalizer (Electronics)

    After installing nearly a $1000 worth of Infinity Kappa amp and speakers in my Mazda 3, I still wasn’t happy with the sound. Unfortunately I kept factory head-unit (complete junk), which didn’t help.
    So instead of ripping out and replacing the head unit, I decided to add parametric equalizer to get a better control of the sound.

    My main criteria was the ability to choose the center frequency for each gain/cut level knob.
    Most parametric equalizer have pre-set frequency for each knob or worse yet values like “low”, “mid”, “high” instead of actual frequency values. Kicker KQ5 was one of the few EQs I found to do just that- for each of the 5 bands, a user can select the actual frequency that will be boosted/cut. Now I can make precise adjustments to my liking.

    A huge added benefit of KQ5 is two inputs, which allowed me to connect my iPod directly to the EQ, thus bypassing the head-unit (and its crappy amp) altogether. The resulted in much better low-end output, which otherwise was getting cut and “muddied” by the head unit’s amp. Of course, I have to use the input selector switch on the EQ every time I want to switch between the radio and iPod, so make sure to mount it in an easily accessible location if you do the same.

    In addition, the front panel illumination can be switched between amber and green to better match your car illumination (or just for fun)- a very nice touch !

    Everything works and sounds well so far- I don’t experience any clicking, humming, ground noise, etc that I hear frequently accompany EQ setups.

    A very worthwhile investment. My only wish would be to have separate EQ presets for each of the inputs, but that probably wouldn’t be possible unless it had electronic controls (as opposed to mechanical knobs) or by doubling the number of knobs- a set for each input.

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  5. jeff251 says:
    1 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    crummy eq, April 28, 2011
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    jeff251

    This review is from: Kicker 03KQ5 5-Band Parametric Equalizer (Electronics)

    this eq is garbage i had one 2 years it quit working one me my first issue i had with it with engine noise going through the rca which the eq been in 2 different cars so both cars i had a issue with engine noise then my volume nob broke and so did the fader and the fader is right behind the volume and in the 2nd car it started clipping allot which i know which it did not had to do with the head unit cause i have that same head unit as long as i had the eq and it did not do that in the first car and not to mention they do sub input by phone cord so you have to get a kicker crossover so i replaced it with a different brand eq and crossover which is better and the engine noise went away so i do not recommend buying this and i know another few people who had the same issue

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