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Yeah...I owned a pair of these. For being quad armatures they were far from impressive. Would definitely look for something else, especially for the price.
what do you recommend then?
Oh man...it's a can of worms out there in the audio world. <br /><br />The UE 900 get good reviews, but in my time spent with them (before I went with custom molded ear buds [actually molded from your ears] with six drivers per side...cost me a grand, but awesome) I can say that as a whole, for the price and specs, they sounded no better than buds I've owned in the ~$100 price range. <br /><br />To me the UE 900's had great bass but the midrange was very drowned out and vocals I thought didn't sound that good, both male and female. Highs we OK but nothing special. <br /><br />I'd say to look at something like the Westone UM3X or EarSonics SM64 (v2). That is if you don't want to just jump the gun and go all out with a custom pair! I can tell you that $1,000 sounds crazy for ear buds but man...toootally worth it if you have it to spend. You simply can't do better. However, not all customs cost that much. Check out Unique Melodies or 1964 Ears and check out their cheaper custom fitters. <br /><br />Like I said, it's a crazy world out there with, some would say, TOO many choices and definitely too many variables. Some headphones that I thought didn't sound that impressive to down right crappy would sound excellent to others. Just get the BEST you can and call it a day. I've owned at least 50+ pairs of buds over the years and wish I had just gone with the $1,000 custom ones in the beginning...would have saved me a TON of time and honestly $1,000's of dollars. I don't know how you are but I know that once I got a legitimately nice pair of headphones (always used $10 buds before) it became a never ending game of always wanting better. That's why I say if you go all out from the get go you can skip all the money and time spent. <br /><br />That is if you really get into it...I definitely know at one point in time I didn't care and never had any intentions to do so. Now look at me.<br /><br />Either way, any more questions just ask. Good luck!
thanks for sharing your experiences!