|Logitech UE 6000|
So why was I so skeptical to begin with? It lies mainly in the fact many companies have recently entered into the so called "high end" consumer headphone market in recent years, most likely trying to capitalize on the success of the horrendous Beats by Dre headphones. Unfortunately, many of these headphone companies (like Sleek audio, and Soul by Ludacris) have also followed the Beats tradition of terrible products for insane prices. Logitech has now become a gleaming light to people looking for a combination of good looks, build quality, sound quality and headphones that still sound great despite being active noise canceling.
I was very impressed with the Logitech UE 6000's aesthetic appearance to begin with. I was happy to see them not follow the Beats aesthetic like so many other headphone companies have been doing lately. They do have that slightly annoying finger print magnet high gloss plastic, but the overall build of the headphones is sturdy and tight. No creaking plastic joints here. I found the ear pads to be surprisingly soft and very comfortable, and the clamping pressure of the headphones was just right. Not to much to hurt the ears, and not too little so that the headphones feel loose. Even before taking a listen, I was highly impressed.
|UE 6000's come in white and black|
Some other things I truly love about these headphones is the fact that the active noise cancellation technology does not significantly hamper the sound quality. Of course, the UE 6000's don't cancel sound as well as the Bose Quiet Comfort series, but they do a sufficient job without significant audio degradation. They also have the option to turn off the active noise cancellation and the user is still able to listen to the headphones with the noise cancellation off. Better yet, the sound quality actually increases slightly with the noise cancellation off and the headphones are still able to be sufficiently powered by modest sources such as portable MP3 players and iPods.
|UE 6000's in folded configuration|
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