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  • Price: USD 699 for UE 6 Pro, USD 2.199 for UE Live
  • Manufacturer: Ultimate Ears
  • More InfoUltimate Ears in-ear monitors product page
  • Availability: Both will be available early May 2018, UE 6 Pro at USD 699 and UE Live at USD 2.199

 

Our good friends at Ultimate Ears have introduced new professional in-ear monitors, and one model is particularly interesting for DJ’s.

In-ear monitors have become a thing over the last few years with DJ’s, as many from the old generation suffer from hearing damage and the new kids on the block are more conscious about it. I reviewed the Ultimate Ears UE 11 Pro model a few years ago and was very impressed with the overall sound quality and comfort. The production process starts with creating a digital mold of your inner and outer ear, and based on that UE will create your custom monitor.

The new model interesting for DJ’s is the UE 6 Pro, costing USD 699. In their words:

With 2 dynamic 6mm neodymium drivers for the punch and our True Tone balanced armature for the sizzle, the UE 6 is the most natural sounding in-ear monitor for rhythm & percussion.

Since the UE 6 Pro is tuned for percussion and rhythm, it makes a perfect match for DJ’s as well. I will be doing a full review of the UE 6 Pro as soon as mine arrives!

There is also the UE Live, which is their top of the line model and is intended for professional live performance. the price? A staggering USD 2.199.

Finally, Ultimate Ears is also improving their cable technology and called it the Ultimate Ears IPX Connection System. The new cables are super resistant to dirt, humidity and all that other stuff that live performances can bring. Again, in their words:

This new system, co-created with estron a/s, provides a lightweight, IP67 certified sweat-proof, durable connection between cable and connector, allowing for easy swapping between different cable types. The Ultimate Ears SuperBax is a road-worthy cable, strong enough to hold a 12-pound barbell, yet so lightweight and transparent that it becomes virtually invisible. With significant reliability improvement, this new system can handle thousands of cycles of connect-disconnects.The new UE IPX Connection System can be plugged into any audio interface with a ⅛” (3.5mm) headphone jack.

Key Features

UE 6 Pro

  • Input sensitivity: 102.5 dB @ 1 kHz, 1mW
  • Frequency response: 5 Hz – 22 kHz
  • Noise Isolation: -26 decibels of ambient stage noise.
  • Impedance: 12.5 Ohms @ 1 kHz
  • Internal speaker configuration: 2 6mm neodymium dynamic speakers with 1 True Tune balanced armature. 3-way crossover.Input connector:
  • 1/8” headphone jack; compatible with all systems
  • Warranty: 1-year

UE Live

  • Input sensitivity: 105 dB @ 1 kHz, 1mW
  • Frequency response: 5 Hz – 22 kHz
  • Noise Isolation: -26 decibels of ambient stage noise.
  • Impedance: 10 Ohms @ 1 kHz
  • Internal speaker configuration: 6 balanced armatures, 1 True Tone Plus driver & 1 6mm neodymium dynamic speaker
  • Input connector: 1/8” headphone jack; compatible with all systems
  • Warranty: 1-year

Pricing and Availability

Both will be available early May 2018, UE 6 Pro at USD 699 and UE Live at USD 2.199

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