UE’s new headphones use an app and LEDs to create a truly custom fit

For years, Ultimate Ears has offered high-end in-ear headphones (known as monitors) that provide pristine audio playback thanks to a super-snug custom fitting process that requires a trip to an audiologist. UE typically crafts its in-ear monitors from a professional mold of your ear canal, which is part of why its products come with price tags that climb up over $1,000. That makes sense for professional musicians and people with audio systems at home that cost three times more than my car, but it’s not practical for the average person.



The gel forms to your ear and then hardens after it's subjected to LED lights built into the headphones.


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The gel forms to your ear and then hardens after it’s subjected to LED lights built into the headphones.

Today, Ultimate Ears announced the new $249 UE Fits, which promise to create a perfect mold of your ear during a fitting process that you execute using a phone app.

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