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Ultimate Ears Super Fi 5vi review

Far better then other in-ears we've seen by the same manufacturer, these headphones are simply brilliant Tested at £110.00

Our Verdict

Far better then other in-ears we've seen by the same manufacturer, these headphones are simply brilliant

For

  • Rhythmic
  • fast paced
  • tons of excitement and attack

Against

  • Similar looks to other models
  • only adequate call quality

What Hi-Fi? Verdict

Far better then other in-ears we've seen by the same manufacturer, these headphones are simply brilliant

Pros

  • + Rhythmic
  • + fast paced
  • + tons of excitement and attack

Cons

  • - Similar looks to other models
  • - only adequate call quality

These Ultimate Ears in-ears are a heck of a lot better then other offerings we've seen from this company.

Not where call quality is concerned, mind you: the cable looks identical to other models, and calls are similarly adequate.

But play music and these prove to be toe-tappingly rhythmic and fast-paced, creating bags of attack and excitement.

Dynamics are similarly impressive – they can do the low-level stuff that makes vocals sound more emotive, as well as the bigger shifts that make an orchestral score sound more epic. In short, brilliant.

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