Review: Logitech Ultimate Ears 350vi

All we see these days, are branded overpriced headphones and earphones, which doesn’t always deliver quality sound (IMO) and not forgetting, the annoying pack-in earphones… which proves to be a pain, not to us but fellow passengers on public transportation.

For not wanting to ever be part of the annoying bunch again, I jumped at the chance to test/review the Logitech Ultimate Ears 350vi (iPhone compatible).

Comes in that small packaging (first photo) and accessories are as per shown in following photos (second and third).

First thought:
Light, fuss free and packs nicely in the mini case / box provided.

Design wise:
Usual design, in black  but with a touch of silver finishing. And a

On the left of the last photo, are different sizes of ear cushions to change and enhance user comfort. It does makes easier for us, since not everyone uses the same size and might need to buy specific ones. I ended up using the smallest (or XXS) but it wasn’t a perfect fit.

Maybe I need customized cushions, hmm.

The noise isolation bit, it will probably work well if the user is wearing a nicely fit ear cushion.
Since mine didn’t fit that nicely, I managed to hear slight muffled conversations and music from other passengers, on the same bus.

Music and comfort wise:
Since I’m no audiophile like my friends, I can’t give you a clear insight or good comparison or what’s really missing. In my honest opinion, I appreciated the clarity and balanced sounds (or so my ears gathered), no aching pain (which i usually do from pack-ins and substandard earphones) after wearing it for more than an hour. As for its known enhanced bass performance, it was okay… a little weak, definitely could do better.

Since it’s iPhone compatible, no review is complete without a phone conversation, right? 😛
During 3 different phone conversations,  only the first call had the static interference (or sound cuts) and the rest, were clear. So I’m guessing it might be due to the area I was in, not directly due to the earphones.

As for the carrying case / box, the sturdy hard shell case protects the earphones and helps to ensure it doesn’t end up too curly or tangled.

*****

Personal thought:
After having it for a week, it felt odd and uncomfortable to go back to my old ones.
It’s a decent mid range earphones that delivers and reasonably priced, unlike others (hint: awfully red ones).

As for its price, it’s retailing at SGD$79.

*****

Specification (as obtained from Logitech):
Type: In-ear
Driver type: Diaphragm
Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Impedance: 16 ohms, 1 kHz
Sensitivity: 105 dB SPL/mW, 1 kHz
Noise isolation: -22 dB
Microphone frequency response: 200 Hz – 10 kHz
Microphone sensitivity: -58 dBV/Pa
Warranty: 2 years