Ultimate Ears 350 Noise-Isolating Earphones
With smart phones becoming an integral part
of our lives, listening to our own personal soundtracks has never been
easier. However the only downside to listening to music on smart phones
is the audio quality and of course outside noise. I'm sure world
deafness rates have increased as a result!
Thankfully our friends at Logitech have
addressed both these issues with their range of Ultimate Ears
Noise-Isolating Earphones. The premise behind these earphones is not
only to reduce background sound but also to produce some exceptional
sound quality. Does it work? You betcha!
So how is this possible? Thanks to the
unique soft ear cushions that attach to the earphones, this creates a
snug fit with your ears and as a result, reduces background sound. It
does take a little in getting use to these cushions in your ears but the
end result is rather impressive.
ear cushions that come with this product come in five different sizes,
ensuring that people with a wide variety of ears can use this product
comfortably. By fitting them correctly and comfortably with your ear,
the noise isolation as stated by Logitech is -22 dB which dramatically
reduces outside sound. It's perfect for being in the gym, especially
with exercise machines and the gym's music playing in the background.
Earphone Type: In-ear
Driver type: Diaphragm
Frequency response: 20
Hz – 20 kHz
Impedance: 16 ohms, 1
Sensitivity: 105 dB SPL/mW,
Noise isolation: -22 dB
Weight: 14 g
Warranty: 2 years
Once you have found the ear cushion that
fits you, you simply attach them to the ends of the
earphones and presto, noise cancellation is activated. Another great
feature is that the cushions are quite durable and best of all, sweat
resistant. Perfect for those that want to run or perform other sports.
They are also very light which is another bonus!
Smartphones: iPhone, Blackberry
and other phones with standard 3.5 mm
Portable media players:
iPod and MP3, video, and DVD players
with standard 3.5 mm jack
Laptops and computers:
Laptops and computers with standard 3.5
Home audio: Home audio
systems with standard 3.5 mm jack
Gaming consoles: Gaming
consoles with standard 3.5 mm jack
I compared these earphones with my
authentic Apple iPhone earphones and there was a huge difference. The
first thing you notice is that outside sound is greatly reduced. Then
you have the music quality which produces a wide range of levels with
some decent use of bass. I also found that I could listen to my music
considerably lower than with my Apple earphones. Hopefully this prevent
any more hearing damage. Another good aspect about the earphones is that
the cable is longer than my iPhone earphones which does make using them
a little easier in certain situations.
45 inches (115 cm)
Input type: Angled
Input connector: 1/8 inch (3.5mm)
The product also comes with a protective
carry box so when you're not using your earphones, you can simply put
them in the box. What I didn't like about the Ultimate Ears 350's was
the lack of a volume switch on the earphones or a microphone ability for
smart phones. However this option is available for the next model up.
All in all, the Ultimate Ears 350
Noise-Isolating Earphones are a brilliant product from Logitech that not
only reduces background sound but creates some exceptionally clear audio
that has been unheard of with earphones so small. These are awesomely
good and quite affordably priced!