Ultimate Ears 18+ Pro Universal Fit IEMs
Ultimate Ears 18+ Pro Universal Fit IEMs
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The third generation of the Ultimate Ears UE 18+, the UE 18+ Pro is great for music enjoyment, stage performances, and music monitoring.  It boasts the same great sound with even more headroom, thanks to the addition of the company's latest True Tone Plus high-output drivers, originally developed for the UE LIVE ... Read More

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rantng
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Jun 5, 2018
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Got my shipping notification!
Received them today 6/8. Estimated ship date was June 26 so these actually shipped 3 weeks early. Aces!
I opted for the black faceplate version. On first inspection under light, I thought there were marks on the faceplate as I noticed very fine striations, barely noticeable, but this just looks to be a normal part of the 3d printing process; I'm just anal like that.
Jun 5, 2018
FOBean
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May 21, 2018
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I love that these come with the Linum G2 SuperBax cable! I have the Linum G2 SuperBax MMCX Cable for my Westone UM Pro 30 IEM's, and it seriously takes them to a whole nother level IMO! I also have a Linum G2 Bax MMCX Cable, and it's also very impressive! But the SuperBax cable is the cat's meow and you definitely can't go wrong with it!!!!!!!
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May 21, 2018
FrostyP
484
May 23, 2018
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Do be aware there is no balanced cable compatible with this version of the UE line on the market yet. It feels way more durable than MMCX and UE previous 2pin
May 23, 2018
rantng
669
May 20, 2018
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Curious how these compare to the previous generation UE 18+ with non-plus True Tone drivers. The linked Sound & Vision review is for the previous gen not the 3rd gen offered in this drop. The True Tone Plus drivers were only announced just a little over a month ago. I haven't been able to find any comparisons yet.
Also, wish there were more faceplate choices available.
May 20, 2018
FrostyP
484
May 23, 2018
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When I asked about it when I was at UE HQ I was told it that it's just louder because musicians are going deaf :/
May 23, 2018
rantng
669
May 24, 2018
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I love the walnut burl on my UE 18+. Really bummed other faceplate options weren't offered.
May 24, 2018
Rosiebar
122
May 18, 2018
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The pinnacle of non-electrostatic IEMs. It would be an opportunity to listen to these in length.
May 18, 2018
joemou
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May 18, 2018
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How about compared with Nobel k10
May 18, 2018
Rosiebar
122
May 18, 2018
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Yes, an objective in depth comparison comparing the two would be great.
May 18, 2018
jaydunndiddit
2153
May 21, 2018
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Here's one: https://parttimeaudiophile.com/2014/11/22/flagship-custom-in-ear-monitors-from-noble-audio-ultimate-ears-and-jh-audio/ and another https://www.theverge.com/2016/7/28/12309948/noble-audio-k10-ultimate-ears-18-pro-in-ear-monitors-review.
In general, they're saying the Noble was preferred as it was just a smidgen better in detail and more dynamic. However, it's not night and day and will still really boil down to personal preference as you can't really go wrong with either.
May 21, 2018
Surgical
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May 17, 2018
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What a huge ripoff.
May 17, 2018
JW1991
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Jun 3, 2018
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Why would you be crazy to use IEMs for long periods of time? They're discrete, isolate well and are very comfortable. I think you're projecting your preferences here, we use IEMs for hours and hours at our work for the isolation and we don't find them uncomfortable at all. For a lot of people. they're better than headphones since they don't mess up your hair.
You can use "mid-fi" closed backed headphones in the office but a lot of people don't see the justification to carry a pair around nor do they isolate as well as IEMs that seal properly. I'm not carrying a pair of closed backs *and* a pair of Etymotics whenever I go to work, the sort of "audiophile" that carries multiple pieces of audio hardware are not common.
Jun 3, 2018
jaydunndiddit
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Jun 3, 2018
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Yup. Had to look again but it was in the Noble k10 thread just a couple months ago:
Uzuzu - "Iems cause me pain because my left ear was ruptured. I sparingly use a pair called the philips tx2, they're like 30 bucks otherwise I use some vintage earbuds, used to own westone um-p 3. I've demo'd 64's best and the shure 846, I know there is better but, difference wasn't worth it not even close. Right now I've been using the Monoprice Retro as an over-ear and they cost 18 dollars, 23 dollars shipped to my door. I put dampening in the housing and modded it to have a detachable cable for the cost of approximately 2 dollars. I'm enjoying it a lot more than my Ether Flow C's I happened to sell off and have used it almost exclusively for 2 weeks. It stomps on the 598cs, easily. I know that isn't IEM talk, but detail isn't everything or worth it, always. I just happen to enjoy the music when it sounds good, not when it costs the most. IEMs hit the wall much quicker than headphones do. Personally my favorite headphone I've heard is the Amiron, unrelated but I can't not mention that gem."
I dunno, I guess I can understand it from his perspective that if he has a physical issue that prevents him from using a certain piece of equipment. But all the hate and generalizations is what seems rather misguided to me. It would be easy to say, they're just not for me, but he constantly denigrates the item and users as if it's their shortcoming as well. That projection just rubs me the wrong way.
Jun 3, 2018
Pinkyusaf
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May 15, 2018
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Nothing like these baby. I heard them one in a Convention change the way I tough what music was. Too bad I will never be able to afford a pair. But if you are lucky enough buy them!
May 15, 2018
Gilliamwibson
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May 19, 2018
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Steal them for the love of music
May 19, 2018
Pinkyusaf
53
May 19, 2018
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I would accept donations lol. But I wouldn't steal them.
May 19, 2018
nyu3
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May 15, 2018
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Any chance of getting custom version of this drop?
May 15, 2018
malvinvnv
74
May 18, 2018
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Probably not happening. IMO the uni shell is a little too big and long. The CIEM shell of it is much, much better (I'm using it right now as we speak), and it sits much more flush, and hecking comfy as well
May 18, 2018
Led_Mirage
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May 14, 2018
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I have UE 18+ custom. I wouldn't get these in universal. As a matter of fact, after I went custom, I don't want to go back to universal and deal with less than ideal fit and foam tips (silicone just doesn't cut it, especially when you're using a $1,200 a pair IEM?!) BUT I can say my 18+ is awesome. I have a pair of 90S (?) and that convinced me to go big. I love the UE sound. Natural, resolving, detailed. If you're bass head, look elsewhere, though. I think their new hybrid should give plenty of bass. I'm not really liking hybrids or dynamic drivers in IEMs.
May 14, 2018
koolpep
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May 15, 2018
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Well. I didn’t hear them that way. Thankfully my local UE dealer has all models as universals so essy to switch between them. I liked the UE11PRO the best. But again that is personal preference. They have the UE6 as universal now too. So I shall give it a try soon. i guess the one that comes closest for me to the UE11PRO from an enjoyment standpoint would be the Live.....
May 15, 2018
Toxic
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May 18, 2018
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I also have UE11Pro and I like their bass. Also have JHA Roxanne customs with adjustable bass. And while Roxanne overall sounds better, I couldn't tune it to match UE11's bass - adjustable band is just too wide.
May 18, 2018
OneLove
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May 14, 2018
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Decisions, decisions. 😅
I already have U8s (love them, deep bass), I also purchased Custom Art Ei.XX (very sexy, great bass) and x Noble Kaiser 10 universals are comin soon (still waiting) but ...
I've always wanted to try UEs. I've read some many reviews about how great they sound but never actually heard one.
Some of these iems will be going to Ebay after I find out which one sounds the best. (Most Bass)
*Although, that Custom Art iem is too beautiful to part with. A work of art indeed.
But $1200? 🤔
May 14, 2018
koolpep
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May 15, 2018
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I have these two too In a drawer, thanks for remind8ng me of them, have to give them a spin again.
May 15, 2018
malvinvnv
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May 18, 2018
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Totally worth it m8, IMO it sounds almost as close as a Focal Utopia
So, think of it as this, you're getting miniaturized Focal Utopia at a fraction of MSRP!
May 18, 2018
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