Logitech buys UE and launches earphones in New Zealand
Logitech has completed its purchase of Ultimate Ears and is launching the company's earphones locally in December.
Ultimate Ears, of California, made its name with custom in-ear monitors for professional musicians and sound engineers.
The company was founded in 1995 by Van Halen's sound engineer to address the on-stage sound-monitoring needs of the band's drummer. An estimated 75% of today’s top touring rock musicians now use the Ultimate Ears custom-fit in-ear monitor while performing.
The Super.Fi 5 model pictured here employs a single, wideband driver with a frequency
response range of 15 Hz to 15 kHz and a top sound pressure level (SPL) of 115 dB. A custom armature houses a proprietary tuned filter that shapes to deliver detailed bass and crisp, clean mids and highs.
The Super.Fi 5 earphones will be available before Xmas for a suggested retail price of $299.90 inc GST. Also available is Ultimate Ears Super.Fi 5vi which features a multi-function button that answers/ends phone calls and controls music/video on iPhone for a suggested retail price of $329.90 inc GST.