Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Logitech UE4000

The folks at Logitech were kind enough to send me a pair of UE4000 for review and while I'm not particularly knowledgeable about the technical specifications(cue gasp!), I do know enough about what I like and don't like. So when the UE4000 arrived, I was quite keen to try out the sound. Unfortunately, it took me a good week before I got my hands on the headphones, not because it the folks were slow in sending it to me but because my brother stole the headphones as soon as they arrived.

Apparently to audiophiles, UE is a pretty good brand and after testing the headphones against his existing UE earphones, Beats earphones and a-JAYS (I'm still not sure how many pairs of earphones a guy needs), he was quite pleased with the sound of these headphones. After wrenching it from his ears and giving it a spin, I can see why. He was using them to play Black Ops 2 and the bass was quite intense via these headphones giving the gameplay a mucho realistic experience. Music wise, the headphones do its job especially with bass heavy songs. However, when I was using these headphones as a mic (note, it's only iPhone compatible and with Samsung Galaxy, the mic doesn't work), the sound was a bit muffled and echo-y.

What I do appreciate about these headphones was that the cable is detachable reducing tangling and friction, a key pet peeve of my headphones. For those who need to know, specs below:

Headphone type: On-ear
Driver diameter: 40mm
Impedance: 32 ohms, 1 kHz
Sensitivity: 92 dB SPL (50 mV, 1 kHz)
Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Connection: 3.5 mm (1/8 inch)
Noise Isolation: 7 dB

Price: HK$889

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