For digital music lovers who want a professional-quality listening experience, the Ultimate Ears Super.Fi 5 earphones deliver rich, detailed sound in a comfortable, compact shape. Featuring an innovative in-ear design, the Super.Fi 5 earphones offer Ultimate Ears’ award-winning speaker technologies, originally designed for musicians, to anyone who loves to listen to music on their iPod or other portable music device.
Founded in 1995 by Van Halen’s sound engineer, Ultimate Ears created the world’s first in-ear speaker system and commands approximately 75 percent of the professional in-ear monitor market. In 2005, Ultimate Ears began offering in-ear monitors for MP3 players, creating a universal-fit design that incorporated the sophisticated technology of its custom models.
The Super.Fi 5 earphones’ top-fire design employs a single, wideband driver to create an exceptionally accurate sound tuned for a wide range of musical genres. With a frequency response range of 15 Hz to 15 kHz and a top sound pressure level (SPL) of 115 dB, the Super.Fi 5 earphones accurately reproduce bass-thumping hip hop, the lush timbres of jazz vocals as well as the rich palette of symphonic music. The custom armature houses a proprietary tuned filter that shapes the sound for maximum effect, delivering detailed bass and crisp, clean mids and highs.
An in-ear speaker, the Super.Fi 5 earphones’ machined liquid-silver plastic housing provides an exceptionally comfortable fit for long listening sessions. To give people the flexibility to choose the right fit, the Super.Fi 5 earphones include three interchangeable soft-silicone ear tips and two Comply foam ear tips. Selecting the appropriately sized ear tip helps create a tight seal and allows people to tune out the world – enjoying noise isolation of up to 26 dBs – and tune into the music they love.
With its low-profile design, the Super.Fi 5 earphones are easy to take out and about or to wear at the office. People can wear the earphone cables over the ear, which is ideal for use when exercising, or let the cables hang down for casual listening. The gold-plated 3.5 mm jack can connect to most MP3 players, stereos and laptops. And when it’s time to stow the headphones, you simply wrap the cord in a compact bundle around the fingers and place inside the included carrying case.
Pricing and availability
The Ultimate Ears Super.Fi 5 earphones will be available before Christmas at a suggested retail price of $329.95 in GST. Also available is Ultimate Ears Super.Fi 5vi which features a multifunction button that answers/ends phone calls and controls music/video on iPhone at a suggested retail price of $379.95.