UE LIVE Sound Signature Deep Dive

UE LIVE Sound Signature Deep Dive

Learn more about UE LIVE and discover what makes it the ultimate solution for performing and listening.

UE LIVE is the best-in-class listening solution for musicians, studio engineers and audiophiles who want a big, full sound. 
From deep lows to beautiful highs, UE LIVE will give you everything you want to hear—and more. Musicians love UE LIVE for its high headroom and faithful reproduction of music, whether they’re performing in a live venue or recording at the studio. For a detailed monitoring experience, you can’t go wrong with UE LIVE.  In this article, we’ll give you more detail about UE LIVE and discuss what makes it a great sound signature for performing and critical listening. 
The UE LIVE Story
Experience the culmination of 25 years of groundbreaking design and technology. We designed our original UE 5 sound signature for Alex Van Halen in the back of a tour bus. Since then, we’ve added other unique sound signatures to the lineup. Our flagship UE LIVE reflects a relentless pursuit for innovation and an undying devotion to music professionals around the world. 


World-Class Engineering and Sound
UE LIVE delivers the perfect blend of detail and musicality whether you’re on stage, in the studio or anywhere in between. Featuring eight dynamic drivers and a 5-way crossover that reproduces sound from 5Hz to 40kHz, UE LIVE delivers highly accurate sound. This level of detail creates an immersive audio experience on stage and allows you to hear it all. “UE LIVE is boosted across the board to give you extra everything,” says Service Manager John Talley. “In addition to a full sound signature, you get great headroom, fullness, clarity and detail.” Choose the UE LIVE sound signature for the most realistic listening experience. Even the most discerning audiophiles gravitate towards the rich audible presence of UE LIVE—if you want to hear what it was like to be in the studio with your favorite artists, you can’t go wrong with this sound signature.
Superior Acoustic Isolation
To create an immersive listening experience, the UE LIVE rejects up to -26db of noise to eliminate distracting sounds, whether you’re performing on stage or mixing in the studio.  All UE earphones and IEMs block outside sound using passive noise isolation, which most audiophiles prefer over active noise cancellation, or ANC. What’s the difference between passive noise isolation and ANC? Passive noise isolation blocks sound naturally, whereas ANC is known to cause ear fatigue because of its distorted sound quality.  Worried about feeling too isolated on stage? UE PRO models have an optional ambient port that allows stage ambiance to reach your eardrum through a -12dB filter. When the ports are closed, you’ll experience the full -26dB of noise isolation. This feature is great for casual listeners who don’t want to feel disconnected from everything around them. 

On-Stage or Off
Take UE LIVE with you, whether you’re on stage or at home. We offer two types of cables to accommodate different applications—wireless Bluetooth and wired SuperBax.  For performing live, choose our SuperBax cable for a road-ready connection built to withstand heavy use. If you’re listening at home or traveling, connect the Bluetooth cable and pair your earphones with a mobile device. With two connection options, you get the flexibility to use your earphones or IEMs in any setting. Both are rated sweat resistant, so you can go hard in your UE PROs.

Personalize Your Ears

No more limiting yourself to just one faceplate design—now you can have as many as you like and swap them out any time. Customize your design with a variety of colors, materials and decorative details, or even use your own custom artwork. A simple twist-lock mechanism makes swapping styles easy. The UE SWITCH option is available for all models, as well as any existing pair via mail-in upgrade.

Choose Your Fit
Ultimate Ears designs products with musicians in mind, but anybody can experience the legendary sound of UE LIVE. There are multiple way to get a custom fit. Your choice of fit depends on personal preference.  Using an audiologist option for fit creates an in-ear monitor that reaches the second bend of the ear canal for the ultimate fit. We use the impressions taken from an audiologist to create an accurate fit shaped to your exact earprint. This fit is popular among performers and musicians who are constantly moving on stage. The other fit option is the at-home FitKit option which creates an earphone that reaches the first bend of the ear canal. To create this fit, we ship to you our convenient at-home FitKit to make your ear impressions. We find that audiophiles and music lovers prefer the ease of the FitKit, but these high-quality earphones are great for critical listening in the studio and the stage, too. A universal fit option is also available. 

Handcrafted for Your Ears Only
After we receive your ear impressions via FitKit or your audiologist, we handcraft your earphones or IEMs to perfection using over 100 touchpoints. Whatever fit option you choose, you’ll get a comfortable, secure fit that never falls out. Concerned about your fit? No worries at all. We offer industry-leading white glove customer service to ensure you get the fit you deserve. Our Perfect Fit Guarantee covers repairs and adjustments within the first 90 days after purchase. If any questions arise, just ask! We’ll guide you through the ordering process or clarify the difference between the sound signatures we have available. 


Find Your Perfect Pair
UE LIVE is an excellent choice, but we encourage you to check out the other sound signatures we have available. If you’re still unsure which pair is best for you, take our quiz to get a recommendation.  We’d love to hear from you! If you have any questions, contact us to get advice from our experts. 
Email: uehelp@ultimateears.com
Phone: (800) 589-6531


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