updated 01:50 pm EST, Thu December 11, 2008
Ulti Ears Triple Fi 10vi
Ultimate Ears has quietly added a new range-topping in-canal earbud set. The Triple.Fi 10vi earns its name from its three separate drivers and is claimed to have the same sound characteristics as the company's studio and concert monitors but without the customization that adds to the cost; frequency response ranges as low as 10Hz and as high as 17kHz. As an in-canal set, the 10vi provides passive noise canceling and eliminates about 26dB of outside sound.
The unit is also Ultimate Ears' highest-end model to carry a built-in microphone and has a single-button control to take calls and navigate tracks on iPhones, BlackBerries, and other phones that support such input. Ultimate Ears offers the new set in a single color and sells them for $420.