As I have been reporting and reviewing - the new headphone season is upon us. I am truly impressed by much of what I have reviewed with regards to this year's new models. Two manufacturers that have consistently impressed me over the years are Altec Lansing and Ultimate Ears. I was very excited when I saw that these two power-houses had actually combined forces in Altec Lansing's new "Upgrader" Series - specifically the UHP 306 and the UHP 336. At $89.95 and $129.95 respectively, these two units were certainly priced right - but how was the sound?
Altec Lansing Technologies, Inc. has designed and manufactured high-quality consumer and professional speaker systems for more than 75 years. A market leader in digital audio, Altec Lansing makes a wide range of audio systems for the home and office; a line of headsets and headphones for personal listening; and the popular line of inMotion speaker systems for portable digital players. The company’s Professional division manufactures speakers for the fixed installation market.
Altec Lansing always designs its speakers with the diverse needs of the listener in mind. Whether a music lover, gamer, student, parent, musician or professional, Altec Lansing owners can be sure their listening experience was designed with their lifestyle in mind.
Ultimate Ears makes some of the highest quality Earphones available - for musicians and consumers. They have lent their superior technology to these two new models from Altec Lansing.
First up is the Altec Lansing UHP 336 - which is Altec's version of the popular Super.Fi 3 design from Ultimate Ears.
Here is the official line:
- Precision armature driver for studio quality sound.
- Vented receiver provides optimum acoustical space for warm and exciting low frequencies.
- Moldable over-the-ear loops keep earphones securely in place.
- Comfort-fit earplug design blocks out external sounds . . . and captures detailed clarity of audio within the ear, including phenomenal bass.
- Detachable cable for easy replacement.
- Includes Universal Fit Kit, providing choice of five different eartips for personalized user comfort.
- Gold plated plug increases conductivity of audio signal, assuring the purest sound.
Designed to fit securely in the ear in order to improve comfort and enhance sound, UHP336 ear phones feature vented armature speakers for incredibly accurate, high-fidelity sound reproduction. These in Ear earphones are so small, light and comfortable, you might forget you're wearing them.
On to the review.....