Ultimate Ears UE-7 Pro Custom IEM Review

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Ultimate Ears UE-7 Pro Custom IEM 

Church Use:  Custom In Ear Monitor

 

Introduction:  As a musician and engineer, I’ve been hearing great things about Ultimate Ears for years.  In fact, it’s hard to have a conversation about custom in ear monitors without hearing the name Ultimate Ears somewhere in the mix, so you can imagine my excitement when the crew at UE offered to let me review a pair of the UE7s, a triple driver custom in ear monitor specifically recommended for keyboards (my main instrument).  The process was quite simple, I found an audiologist (a comprehensive list by location is located on Ultimate Ears website) a few miles from my house visited and got impressions made of my ears so the folks at UE would have the detail they needed to complete my molds.  After filling out a brief order form and picking my colors, I sent my impressions to Ultimate Ears headquarters where they constructed my custom IEM and specifically molded them for my ears.  The turnaround was very quick, a little over three weeks from their receipt of my impressions.

 

Features:  The UE7s are a dual low/single high triple driver custom IEM, which basically means there are three speakers in the earpiece, two for bass and one for treble.  Made of a hard plastic, they actually fit quite comfortably into the ears to deliver the sound directly into eardrums and block outside noise almost entirely.  The UE7s come in a heavy-duty, solid box to protect them while they’re not in my ears and include a cleaning tool to keep the earwax from building up in the canals.  I was very impressed with the packaging and they even included a custom engraving on the box with my name on them.  Inside the box were my UE7s and a black cable with a right angle 1/8” plug on the end.  An ambient port option (which I decided not to get) allows controlled stage bleed into your ears if the idea of complete isolation doesn’t appeal to you.  The fit was simply perfect, the best I’ve ever had in a pair of custom IEMs, not too tight but they stay firmly planted in my ears no matter where I move my head.  A good fit is one of the most important things in a custom IEM and I was quite impressed with this little attention to detail.

 

Sound:  The sound of the UE7s is wonderfully open and balanced.  The highs are incredibly clear without being overly bright while the lows are powerful and punchy.  The frequency range is quite balanced; the kick and bass don’t overpower vocal clarity and listening to music, especially pop, is a ton of fun.  Solo piano was one of my favorite instruments to hear through the UE7s.  You can really feel the power of the low notes as well as get the midrange punch of each note’s attack.  After listening for an extended period of time, I would describe the UE7s fine tuned and refined, with no obvious frequency spikes, boomy bass or harsh midrange.  Of all the custom IEMs I’ve used, the UE7s provide the best music listening experience and fit my ears the best.  The price of UE7s may be slightly higher than other custom IEMs on the market, but when you purchase a pair of Ultimate Ears you pay for attention to detail that goes above and beyond in every step of the order process, from years of fine tuning their product, to communication with the customer, to the custom engraving on your personal box.

 

More:  Great sounding custom IEM with incredible attention to detail every step of the way

Less:  Custom IEMs are molded for each individual, so only one person can wear them.

Price: $850

 

Visit ultimateears.logitech.com for more info and to see all color and custom artwork options available for your personal IEM.

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