#43: Ultimate Ears to visit Microsoft/Bellevue

Ken Levy invited the Ultimate Ears folks to Microsoft’s campus in Redmond tomorrow. They’ll also have an open-to-the-public meeting on Saturday. Ken’s blog has all the details.

These headphones are — by far — the best I’ve ever heard. If you travel a lot you should check them out. I’ve had babies crying next to me in the airplane and with these on you can hardly even hear them. Their top of the line pairs are very expensive at $900 (they are custom made for your ears specifically) but they have a new pair that Ken tells me are almost as good for less than 1/3 the price.

Anyway, you can always drop by and hang out with the geeks in the mall.

Comments

  1. it’s not scoble, it’s skobee

    Ever been mistaken for Robert Scoble? Try telling someone you work for Skobee.
    Expect a response like “What? Huh? Scoble? You work for Microsoft?”
    Our name also sounds a lot like scabies or scurvy, but thankfully those things have nothi…

  2. How do these compare to the Etymotic in ear headphones? I’ve had the ety’s for quite a while and I love ‘em, though if someone figured out how to get rid of the horrible noise you get when you bump the cord against something, I’d be very interested.

  3. How do these compare to the Etymotic in ear headphones? I’ve had the ety’s for quite a while and I love ‘em, though if someone figured out how to get rid of the horrible noise you get when you bump the cord against something, I’d be very interested.

  4. Will: my promise wasn’t to never print Microsoft’s name, just not to talk about Microsoft.

    Ben: I have Etymotics. They blow them away. But not sure how the lower cost ones compare.

  5. Will: my promise wasn’t to never print Microsoft’s name, just not to talk about Microsoft.

    Ben: I have Etymotics. They blow them away. But not sure how the lower cost ones compare.

  6. [...] Robert Scoble says: These headphones are — by far — the best I’ve ever heard. If you travel a lot you should check them out. I’ve had babies crying next to me in the airplane and with these on you can hardly even hear them. Their top of the line pairs are very expensive at $900 (they are custom made for your ears specifically) but they have a new pair that Ken tells me are almost as good for less than 1/3 the price. [...]

  7. Robert: interesting and thanks! I ordered a set of the super.fi 5 pro’s from Amazon (much cheaper than from UltimateEars.com for us non-Microsoft folks). Should be here on Monday, and I’ll post back on here how they compare. Thanks for pointing these out!

  8. Robert: interesting and thanks! I ordered a set of the super.fi 5 pro’s from Amazon (much cheaper than from UltimateEars.com for us non-Microsoft folks). Should be here on Monday, and I’ll post back on here how they compare. Thanks for pointing these out!