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Ultimate Ears triple.fi 10 Pro Earphones - Ultimate Ears triple.fi 10 Pro
The cable is 46in long, which is just about perfect for the majority of situations. However, if you do need a longer cable, there’s also a 26in extension bundled in the box. There’s also a sound attenuator supplied. If you’ve ever plugged your headphones into a plane’s sound system, you’ve probably found yourself almost deafened by a cabin announcement – the attenuator will save you that pain. There’s also 3.5mm to full size headphone adapter and a tool to help with the pleasant job of cleaning wax from your earphones.
You get three pairs of single flange silicone ear tips – in small, medium and large sizes – along with a single pair double flange silicone tips and a pair of disposable foam tips. The medium silicone tips provided a perfect, airtight fit for my ears, while also proving to be very comfortable. The foam tips don’t feel anywhere near as comfortable as the new tapered foam tips that Shure uses, but I guess that there’s a level of subjectivity here.
Of course no amount of design or bundled accessories will make up for poor sound quality, so the important question is whether the triple.fi 10 Pros sound good. Unsurprisingly, the answer to that question is a resounding yes!
What better way to kick off the testing than with a woman who has her finger on the pulse of the current social climate, the ability to create wonderfully opinionated, personal lyrics and the voice of an angel. Lily Allen’s debut album, "Alright, Still" represents one of those rare occasions where a new artist creates something truly different and gets just about everything right first time. Obviously we feel for her ex-boyfriend, trying to avoid anyone who may have heard Not Big. For us though, the best track on the album is Everything’s Just Wonderful, with its cheesy 60s elevator music hook and angelic harmonies. The triple.fi 10 Pros did an amazing job with Lily’s vocals – every word just flowed through my head, lapping gently over my ear drums like warm waves on a tropical beach. The cheesy electric piano sounds were easily discernable, despite sitting a way back from the main vocals, while the backing vocal effects were audible enough to add the right atmosphere without distracting from the main theme.