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ULTIMATE EARS 4vi Earphones

alaTest has collected and analyzed 501 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and value for money. The bass quality and comfort are also appreciated, whereas the build quality and reliability get less positive reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headsets the ULTIMATE EARS 4vi Earphones is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Ultimate Ears MetroFi 170vi


Logitech recently acquired Ultimate ears, a very well known and respected professional brand that manufactures earphones and in ear monitors. New in India, we have received one of their in-ears to review, called the MetroFi 170Vi—a plug that can be...

Once in perfectly we realized that the earphones are definitely loud, and meant for outside commutes. The mid frequencies are a little forward and spikey, which is good for phone conversation but not good for music listeners, at least for audiophiles....

Editor's Choice!

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Ultimate Ears 4vi


An excellent pair of headphones that also features an in-line mic for making phone calls.

Exceptional sound quality ; Good hands-free functionality ; Attractive design ; Included attenuator tempers sudden changes in volume

Adjusting to ear buds takes time ; Answer/End call button too small

Ultimate Ears' 4vi earbuds are a solid investment for audiophiles on a budget and iPhone fans who want excellent sound quality combined with hands-free functionality.

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Ultimate Ears SuperFi 4


Ultimate Ears has been a familiar name to musicians and other audio professionals for a decade, but the company has gained quite a following with its consumer line as well. Earphones in its,, and lines range in affordability...

The Ultimate Ears 4 earphones offer clear sound and good noise isolation for those who can get a proper fit. They also feature a sleek, low-profile design and include a case and other handy accessories.

The Ultimate Ears 4 earphones won't fit all users, and the large aperture can cause discomfort during wear.

The Ultimate Ears 4 earphones offer a stylish design, clean audio quality, and some useful extras, but the largish aperture might cause some fit and comfort issues for certain users.


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Ultimate Ears 4


Ultimate Ears, manufacturers of the fantastic (and at $1,150, fantastically expensive) UE 11 custom-molded in-canal earphones, has been producing more affordable earphones for a few years now. Granted, for some earphone customers anything more than $20...

Strong audio performance for the price. Decent bass with beautiful highs. iPhone-friendly connector.

Getting a good fit is sometimes difficult. Flimsy design. Significant microphonics (cable thump).

The 4 may not have the best fit, but when the earphones are firmly lodged in place, you get fine audio performance with strong bass and a clear high end.

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Review: Ultimate Ears 4vi


And once you try the Ultimate Ears 4vi earbuds the stock earphones that shipped with your mp3 player will be collecting dust in the drawer.

They retail for $149.99 and come with a 1 year warranty.

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Ultimate Ears 4


Ultimate Ears includes five pairs of silicone eartips: four pairs of traditional canalbud tips in different sizes and one pair of dual-flange tips. I found the dual-flange tips to provide the best seal, which also meant the best noise isolation and...

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Ultimate Ears 4vi


Ultimate Ears includes five pairs of silicone eartips: four pairs of traditional canalbud tips in different sizes and one pair of dual-flange tips. I found the dual-flange tips to provide the best seal, which also meant the best noise isolation and...

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Reviews: Ultimate Ears 4vi Sound Isolating Headset for iPhone


Metal has recently become the go-to material for premium earphones, and like V-Moda's $100 Vibe Duo and Maximo's $70 iP-HS2, 4vi's earpieces are made entirely from metal-here, machined aluminum that's been dual-finished with a matte body and a...

There is a lot to like about 4vi: Ultimate Ears has improved on its past products in both industrial design and comfort, and assembled a package that delivers both nicely balanced sound and strong outgoing voice quality for cell phone use....

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Ultimate Ears 4vi: the review AND the giveaway (YES THAT MEANS FREE STUFF)


While the device has its problems, for the sake of this review, we're only going to focus on one: Apple's crazy decision to use a recessed headphone jack; a decision that, without a clunky adapter, rendered useless every decent set of headphones out...

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"Great headphones but not durable enough for me."


These headphones are very good sound quality for the price. And keep in mind I used these headphones a lot, but they broke after only two weeks, of course like I said keep in mind that I used them a lot (about 6 hours a day), but I had expected them to...

Great sound quality, Great bass response although not booming enough for some hip-hop and rap in my opinion, the Mid's and High's are very, Very crisp and clear and you will hear notes you have never heard before even in your most popular songs.

Cable was too short (barely reached my pocket), cable was to thin, all in all the cable was not up to par with the construction level of the headphones themselves.

Product Specifications

The 4vi incorporates the same speaker technology and sound signatures used in Ultimate Ears custom personal monitors, featuring detailed bass with crisp and clean mids and highs. In addition, the noise isolating design reduces ambient interference and enhances sound quality. The ultra compact and lightweight housing makes for a comfortable fit and is perfect for the active, fashion minded consumer. The machined aluminum housing compliments the sophisticated look and feel of the iPhone. An inline control button allows you to answer/end phone calls and control music/video playback functions.

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:In-ear ear-bud
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:20 - 15000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System


Dimensions & Weight



Manufacturer:Ultimate Ears
Model:4/4 vi
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Ultimate Ears / Ultimate Ears SuperFi

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty