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Ultimate Ears 5 EB

alaTest has collected and analyzed 865 reviews of Ultimate Ears 5 EB. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviews about the usability and comfort are on the whole positive. The price and bass quality are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the portability. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Ultimate Ears 5 EB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 user reviews of Ultimate Ears 5 EB from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Opinions about the usability and bass quality are on the whole positive. The comfort and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the portability, and there are some less positive comments about the reliability.

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65% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Ultimate Ears SuperFi 5vi EarphonesUltimate Ears 5 - High Quality In Ear Headphones With Extended Bass - WhiteUltimate Ears Super fi 5 silver earphones

Nov, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 478 user reviews of Ultimate Ears 5 EB from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Reviewers really like the usability and price. The comfort and bass quality also get good feedback, but there are some negative views about the portability and reliability.

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80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Ultimate Ears SuperFi 5vi Noise Isolating Earphones with Microphone (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Ultimate Ears SuperFi 5 Extended Bass Noise Isolating Earphones (Black)Ultimate Ears SuperFi 5vi Noise Isolating Earphones w/ Microphone

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: aaroncolter (

Ultimate Ears 5


Recently purchased by computer peripherals giant Logitech, Ultimate Ears has been at the forefront of the in-ear headphone revolution for years, especially with their forays in to earbuds with 2, 3, and 4 microspeakers per bud. The 5 — not to...

Good sound; cables can be worn in various ways; comfortable

Mediocre isolation; expensive

The 5's are a good-looking set of headphones best-suited to casual listening...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (

Ultimate Ears 5


Ultimate Ears adds to its affordable earphone line-up with the $169.99 5. Well, they're inexpensive when compared with, say, the company's custom fit, $1,150 UE 11 Pro. The typical Ultimate Ears sound can be found in these 'phones: some extra...

Quality audio performance. Several earpiece options, including new foam eartips. Some passive noise reduction.

Considerable cable thumpnot a great choice for exercise.

Ultimate Ears' 5 earphones deliver strong audio performance and they fit wellthanks to an abundance of tip optionsbut they're not for the gym.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (

Ultimate Ears 5 EB review: Ultimate Ears 5 EB


Ultimate Ears 5EB Ultimate Ears, maker of the custom-molded in-ear monitors you see bands such as U2 and Radiohead wearing onstage, decided a few years back to make commercial earphones, and the results have been overwhelming. The...

The Ultimate Ears 5 EB features an excellent design, as well as a booming low end that doesn't completely wipe out the high frequencies.

The cable for the Ultimate Ears 5 EB is on the short side, and the bass response is too heavy for folk, jazz, and classical music.

Bass addicts with a desire to maintain an articulate high end in their music will enjoy the quality Ultimate Ears 5 EB in-ear set, while purists who prefer flat EQ should steer clear.

Feb, 2006

Expert review by: Nir Schneider (

Ultimate Ears SuperFi 5vi


The SuperFi 5vi are a great sounding pair of in-ears. They deliver very detailed and clear sound for all music genres but they do lack a bit of bass. Those of you who need punchy and deep bass, the SuperFi 5vi will most likely not feed your hunger and...

The SuperFi 5vi are one of the most clearest sounding pair Iv'e listend to. This allows for very detailed and undistorted or muffled sound. While they do lack in deep bass, I would highly recommend them. With the SuperFi 5vi included are: a hard carry...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Adam Berger (

Gadgetell Review: Ultimate Ears SuperFi 5vi earphones


I was excited when i received the Ultimate Ears SuperFi 5vi. Knowing that Ultimate Ears are used by some of the top musical artists globally, my expectations were set very high from the onset. Of course the ones I have been using are not the same as...

May, 2010

Expert review by: Nik Kastrantas (

Ultimate Ears Super.Fi 5vi Earphones


How many times have you bought a portable media player to find soon afterwards that the earphones that came along were of poor quality? Personally i remember myself coming to the same conclusion over and over ever since i bought my first Walkman...

Sound Quality ; Good Bass ; Comfortable ; Build Quality ; Design


The Super.Fi 5vi is light years in front from the inexpensive earphones we find bundled inside portable devices and a lot better than other solutions that cost just about the same. Their build quality is superb and at the same time they can playback...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: dgoldring (

Review: Ultimate Ears 5 Noise Isolating Earphones


Not long ago, I had the opportunity to review the Ultimate Ears 3 headphones.  Now, I have reviewed quite a few higher end headphones, and I still wasted almost no time declaring the 3 the best I had ever used.  In facts, at the time,...

What Needs Improvement:  There were two small things which I did not have time to mention in the main body of the review.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Martin Sägmüller (

Ultimate Ears Super.Fi 5 Review [New Version v2]


Enter the Super.Fi 5, the newest (and cheapest) member in Ultimate Ear's series of medium-priced earphones. The name couldn't be any more confusing, considering there are two other phones from the same range available, the Super.Fi 5 Pro and Super.Fi 5...

So… who are the Super.Fi 5 actually made for? Ultimate Ears' claim of the SF5 being made for "fashion minded consumers who listen to a variety of music genres" seems about right. In my opinion the SF5 are a good upgrade for people who used some of the...

Dec, 2008

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Expert review by: Frederik S (

Ultimate Ears 5 Earphones


Ultimate Ears just released a completely new earphone dubbed the 5. It is aimed at budget conscious earphone users looking for a good sounding, decent looking set of in-ears. The new radical design is a major leap forward compared to the old...

Excellent Price / performance ratio, Easy to insert, Tip selection, Build quality, Handles microphonic noise very well, Attractive design, Comfort, Good bundle, Excellent sound stage, Bass performance good for the price

At $169 they are not exactly cheap, Cable is not replaceable

Ultimate Ears have struck gold with this new design and I am sure that they will get many praises for moving away from the old more rectangular design. Sound wise these earphones do an excellent job compared to the cost of them. The official price is...

Sep, 2008


Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (

Ultimate Ears Super.Fi 5vi


Recently acquired by Logitech, Ultimate Ears has a long history of producing in-ear monitors (IEMs). It has now brought tailored Super.Fi 5 IEMs to ma...

In-line microphone and call-handling button, cord length, stylish design, range of rubber and foam tips included, excellent sound quality

In-line microphone and call-handling button separated, call-handling button too low on cord, bass isn't outstanding

For the average consumer, spending this much on a set of headphones will probably seem ridiculous. For the price, though, these IEMs will completely rejuvenate your music listening experience.

Dec, 2008

Product Specifications

For the last ten years, Ultimate Ears has been designing custom ear monitor products for your favorite professional musicians for use on stage and in the studio. Musicians put their hearts, their souls, their breakups, their memories and their passions into every song and they count on Ultimate Ears products to get the most of out of their music. The products were developed so that you too can hear music the way it is meant to be heard! If professional studio quality sound is what you are after and only the best earphones will do, then you need the 5 Pro dual speaker professional quality earphones. The 5 Pro earphones offer the most accurate experience when listening to any style of music with your iPod. The 5 Pro has the best quality in-ear, acoustic technology available making this premiere dual speaker professional earphone product. These earphones also incorporate all the best features that products have to offer including pro-style ear loops that secure your earphones in place and a universal fit kit with ear tips that maximize your comfort and increase noise isolation from the sounds around you. Two travel cases are also included, a protective metallic travel case with cable management and a stylish, leather carrying case. Now your head is a concert hall. Hear the difference!

Audio Input

Microphone Form Factor:Built-in

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud/In-ear ear-bud
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:15 - 15000Hz/20 - 16000Hz/30 - 18500Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Cellular phone / Portable audio system/Digital player / Notebook/Portable audio system

Dimensions & Weight

Weight:0.5oz/0.6oz/0.6oz / 0.7oz/0.7oz/0.7oz / 0.6oz/0.9oz


Manufacturer:Apple/Ultimate Ears
Model:150 Noise Isolating Earphones/5/5 EB/5 Pro/5EB/5Pro/5vi
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Ultimate Ears Ears / Ultimate Ears MetroFi/Ultimate Ears Ears / Ultimate Ears SuperFi

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty