- noise reduction
Altec Lansing UHP336 Snugfit In-ear Earphone (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Snug Fit design delivers passive noise reduction and high fidelity at lower listening levels
- Silicone tips rest comfortably in-ear
- Neoprene Carry Case
- Gold-plated Plug
- Crisp highs and bass you can feel
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I've had these for almost a year now and was initially quite frustrated with them with the uncomfortable eartips that kept falling out at the slightest movement of the head. A few months back I saw on the internet that you can use the Shure triple flange eartips with small modification on these. That helped with the falling out part but was again not the most comfortable option.
Then on the Ultimate Ears website I found these foam eartips from Comply Foam. I decided to give these a shot before dumping these in the trash. Once I put on the Comply Foam eartips, these earphones went through a complete transformation. The fit was perfect and very comfortable. They don't fall out anymore and the sound isolation is incredible. And because the seal is proper, the bass is also much better (If you prefer higher bass, you could also use the equalizers on your mp3 player). Now I actually enjoy these earphones and yes, you can hear stuff that you never heard before on songs you thought you knew like the back of your hand.
The price that amazon or [...] are selling them for now is a steal and I would definitely suggest getting these and the comply foam eartips.
My research was targeted originally to a $100 budget. I purchased Bose Tri Port and Creative Labs Zen, but, to be honest, the sound was awful. Bose lacks everything (very poor sound, I prefer the original earbuds that come with the Ipod) and Creative has no highs. I return them both to the store, frustrated.
Then, I decided to expand my budget a little more, now around $130-150 (at this time, Altec's at Amazon cost 40% less than the price I paid a few months ago at other store). I bought the 336's and my surprise was that the highs, instruments and vocal sounded incredibly natural. The bass was a little soft, but, because the superb sound at highs and mids, I decided to keep them. Then I did the experiment (this is recommended for other types of headphones and speakers, bigger ones) to have them connected for four days at a high power headphone output from my receiver at high volume, with a loop of Shakira's song "Hips don't lie" (you know this song is rich in percussions, bass, vocal), and I did not touch or hear the headphones during these days. Then I connected them to my Ipod, and my big surprise was that the bass, now is as natural as I want it to be. Big sound change.
Now I have everything, very comfortable headphones with excellent sound. The price that is now published at Amazon is a real bargain, I really will not hesitate to purchase them, because compared to others that cost as 200% more, this will, by far, sound better.
Firstly, as with all in ears, you have to get the right fit: I thought the double flange ear pieces would be the ones for me, because I use similar style ear-plugs for playing drums but I couldn't get a good fit with any of the rubber pieces.Read more ›
Don't get me wrong, these aren't anemic or anything. They put out some bass. The bass is just more natural and doesn't drown out everything else. To my ears, these are a full, rich sounding pair of phones with a nice balance between the bass, mid-range, and treble.
These come with several different tips. You'll have to try them all out to establish the best seal and most comfortable fit for your ears. I'm rocking the medium sized, single flange tips right now. I think I'll be sticking with this set-up.
The cord seems durable enough on these IEM's. I don't think it will wear out prematurely. It is nice to know that it is replaceable in case a mishap occurs though. I'm getting some microphonics, but definitely less than what I was experiencing with my CX300's.
Overall, I'd say these are a good buy. Definitely a worthy upgrade if you've been using the stock buds that came with your DAP.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Long and clumsy. Sound is generic. You can get a $5 pair of earphone, if not the free one, that fits better and have better sound than this one.Published 12 months ago by Ralph 965
I loved the clean clear sound these produced. With the comply tips and the great seal they provide, they could hit fairly deep! Read morePublished on March 7, 2014 by Cole K.
most earpieces fit me just fine but these did not. They are not only painful to wear but the sound qualify has much to be desired in my opinion.Published on July 24, 2013 by Video Flyer
The sound quality on these earphones is amazing - much better than any other earphones I have ever owned, although this is the only high quality pair of earphones I have bought so... Read morePublished on October 23, 2012 by Izzy Brick
I know these are becoming hard to find since both Altec Lansing and Ultimate Ears (these are rebranded UE Super.Fi 3's) have discontinued them. Read morePublished on August 14, 2012 by Mark C. Cromwell
I'm not an audio nut, but these sound great to me. I've had them for about 2 years now and they still rock. Read morePublished on January 9, 2012 by A. McGee