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Altec Lansing UHP336 In-Ear Earphones

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:17 am

Altec Lansing UHP336 In-Ear Earphones

Designed to fit securely in the ear in order to improve comfort and enhance sound, the Altec Lansing UHP336 ear phones feature vented armature speakers for incredibly accurate, high-fidelity sound reproduction. Legit Reviews takes a pair of the Altec Lansing UHP336 ear phones and figures out how they stack up compared to the V-Moda Vibe and Maximo iM-490S ear phones, which we recently reviewed. Read on to see which is right for you!

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Re: Altec Lansing UHP336 In-Ear Earphones

Postby martini161 » Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:19 am

seem abit expensive for my tastes, and i dont know much about headphones, but only up to 15khz response? just doesnt sound right to me as i know i can hear a lot higher than that. nice review, im in the market for a new set of earbuds
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Re: Altec Lansing UHP336 In-Ear Earphones

Postby Digital Puppy » Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:28 pm

martini161 wrote:seem abit expensive for my tastes, and i dont know much about headphones, but only up to 15khz response? just doesnt sound right to me as i know i can hear a lot higher than that. nice review, im in the market for a new set of earbuds

I agree with you about the freq. response. For this price point, I would have liked to seen the specs a bit more robust. BUT, the headphones do sound really nice when listening to tracks with bunch of highs (Timbaland - Apologize, Nickelback - Rockstar). I just find them lacking in the bass response (20kHz) that doesn't translate into the pumping bass others seem to be able to reproduce better like the Vibe.

Are they worth $90? Probably. Cause they sound better than a lot of headphones out there...just not better than the Vibes for the approximately the same cost. IMO.
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Re: Altec Lansing UHP336 In-Ear Earphones

Postby dicecca112 » Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:23 pm

I was just gonna ask if the Vibes you recommended me were better or worse. I love my Vibes
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Re: Altec Lansing UHP336 In-Ear Earphones

Postby martini161 » Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:37 pm

Digital Puppy wrote:
martini161 wrote:seem abit expensive for my tastes, and i dont know much about headphones, but only up to 15khz response? just doesnt sound right to me as i know i can hear a lot higher than that. nice review, im in the market for a new set of earbuds

I agree with you about the freq. response. For this price point, I would have liked to seen the specs a bit more robust. BUT, the headphones do sound really nice when listening to tracks with bunch of highs (Timbaland - Apologize, Nickelback - Rockstar). I just find them lacking in the bass response (20kHz) that doesn't translate into the pumping bass others seem to be able to reproduce better like the Vibe.

Are they worth $90? Probably. Cause they sound better than a lot of headphones out there...just not better than the Vibes for the approximately the same cost. IMO.

while i do agree with you, im pretty sure that the higher the frequency, the higher the noise. 20khz is just about as high as human hearing can detect, i think we hear (more like feel) as low as 30 or 40hz
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Re: Altec Lansing UHP336 In-Ear Earphones

Postby Digital Puppy » Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:31 pm

martini161 wrote:while i do agree with you, im pretty sure that the higher the frequency, the higher the noise. 20khz is just about as high as human hearing can detect, i think we hear (more like feel) as low as 30 or 40hz

Sorry, I meant 20Hz as a frequency response on the low end. The Altec Lansing's are from 20Hz to 15kHz, while the V-Moda Vibes are 12Hz to 22kHz.

The point that I was trying to make was that I thought the highs on the UHP336's were fine, but the lows were lacking. Moreover, the fit and the noise isolation weren't as good as I thought they should have been.
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Re: Altec Lansing UHP336 In-Ear Earphones

Postby martini161 » Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:07 pm

yea that makes more sense now. i think that anyone looking for decent base in a headphone has no choice than to go with large dj style headphones. it just doesnt make any sense to expect good base from such a small driver
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Re: Altec Lansing UHP336 In-Ear Earphones

Postby Digital Puppy » Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:30 pm

martini161 wrote:yea that makes more sense now. i think that anyone looking for decent base in a headphone has no choice than to go with large dj style headphones. it just doesnt make any sense to expect good base from such a small driver

Which is why I was so hyped about how the Vibe and the iMetal headsets performed. Let me repeat: The Altec Lansing UHP336 isn't a bad set....It just wasn't as good as the Vibes. These headsets still are recommended.
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