The super.fi Pros ship with a pretty good bundle. As well as the headphones themselves you get mini-jack to full size headphone converter, a tool to clean anything nasty out of the headphones and a sound level attenuator. The latter is a surprising useful bit of kit that can potentially save your hearing by limiting the volume getting to the headphones. This is ideal if you decide to use the super.fi Pros on a plane, where those annoying cabin crew announcements can often be far louder than the film you were watching. There’s a solid metal case which holds the super.fi Pros and all the above kit – not only does this look good, but it keeps everything safe and in one place.
For the times when you don’t want to carry the metal case, there’s a real leather carry case that slips easily into a pocket – Ultimate Ears really has got all the bases covered. There’s even a full colour, paper manual in the box – now that’s something that’s a real rarity these days.
By now you’re probably assuming that the super.fi Pros aren’t cheap and you’d be right. After a bit of searching around the web I found that you can pay over £200 for these babies, but digging a little deeper I found that www.handheldaudio.co.uk is selling them for only £141. Of course that’s still a lot of money for a set of headphones, more in fact than an iPod nano. It comes down to how important audio quality is to you. If you’re happy with the headphones that came with your MP3 player, then the thought of spending this kind of money on headphones will seem insane, but if you want to truly get the best out of your player the super.fi Pros will be a very sound investment – no pun intended.
The super.fi Pros are the best in-ear headphones I have ever listened to, by a significant margin. The sound quality is quite simply staggering – if you think your iPod sounds good now, just wait until you plug these headphones in. £141 may seem like a great deal of money for a set of in-ear headphones, but if you really want the best possible sound on the move without massive cans on your ears, you want the super.fi Pros.