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ibelite
Jul 10, 2007, 05:25 PM
The cable obviously doesnt fit well and the belkin converter is just too big and long. The ultimate ears are detachable from the actual cord. Does anyone know if ultimate ears started selling compatible cords for the iphone?

Thank you



chriswheat
Jul 11, 2007, 02:21 PM
I just cut the cable on my UE10-Pros. I do want to see them release a cable for the iPhone and think it would be super cool if they had a mic/button built into it so I can use my earpieces to talk on the phone.

loudestnoise
Jul 11, 2007, 03:41 PM
I created my own DIY adapter for my Shure e2s by buying an L-Shaped 3.5mm headphone adapter @ Radio Shack and trimming the outer rubber thus allowing it to fit securly into iPhone's recessed jack. Photos here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/loudestnoise/tags/adapter/) and my blog post exclaiming my joy in doing so here (http://loudestnoise.com/2007/07/11/victory-is-mine/). Best part is it only cost $3.99 and doesn't extend my already long e2 cable.

Goldenbear
Jul 12, 2007, 11:56 PM
I just cut the cable on my UE10-Pros. I do want to see them release a cable for the iPhone and think it would be super cool if they had a mic/button built into it so I can use my earpieces to talk on the phone.

Well, I guess using UE10-Pros with a $600 iPhone makes more sense than with a $200 iPod :D

Those are absolutely the best headphones I've ever heard!

ctakim
Jul 15, 2007, 01:31 AM
Has anybody tried to take an xacto knife to this plug to see if it can be shaved down enough to work with the iPhone without using an adapter. I'm looking for some advice and support before I try this myself.

TIA:)

ElmoH8sU2
Jul 16, 2007, 12:19 PM
Well as far as getting your Ue's to work, just get a spare cable, old set of ipod earphones, a soldering iron, and a bit of white heat shrink, and swap the plug. It still doesn't solve the mic problem but at least some quiet on the plane :eek:

iRx7fani
Jul 17, 2007, 01:19 PM
I have the same problem with my Shure and UE IEMs, the easy solution is to use the SHURE PTH module that is sold separately (or with the E500), cut the tip a little bit, then you're done. I kinda like using the PTH because I don't have to take off my customs all the time, I'd just use the Push-To-Hear function.


-Andy

ctakim
Aug 4, 2007, 03:06 PM
So flying back home yesterday on the plane, I was trying to watch a movie on the iPhone using the stock earbuds and it was a big problem. It was a noisy flight and I just could not hear a thing. Therefore, I went to the Apple store to get an adapter that I could use with my Ultimate Ears Super.fi 5 Pro Earphones, but the Belkin was sold out. The reviews on Amazon blasted the form factor of the adapter (which does suck) and recommended just shaving down the bottom of the plug of your current headphones.

Out of desperation, I decided to go for it so I took a sharp knife and just slowly and carefully started to shave away the plastic at the bottom of the plug. It was a lot easier than I expected and just the 2mm removal of the fat soft plastic base was enough to allow for a near perfect fit into the iPhone! The plug does not even look altered.

If you were at all hesitant, go for it! It is a great no cost solution to a frustrating problem.:)

hmp
Aug 5, 2007, 03:20 PM
Out of desperation, I decided to go for it so I took a sharp knife and just slowly and carefully started to shave away the plastic at the bottom of the plug. It was a lot easier than I expected and just the 2mm removal of the fat soft plastic base was enough to allow for a near perfect fit into the iPhone! The plug does not even look altered.

If you were at all hesitant, go for it! It is a great no cost solution to a frustrating problem.:)

Could you please take some pics? I was hoping to do this as well with my UE's, but was curious how it will look/how much to shave off.

ctakim
Aug 5, 2007, 09:36 PM
I will post some pics, but I'm traveling (again!) so it won't be until later this week.:)

Big-TDI-Guy
Aug 7, 2007, 12:13 AM
On the second photo, UE uses some damn good glue / bonding to affix the rubber - I cleaned it up better so it looked nice, but then I threw the cable away entirely. So sadly, no "nice" photo.

FYI, I soldered the mic/button to my UEs so didn't need the old cable at all.

I'm a crazy one, eh?

ctakim
Aug 7, 2007, 08:12 PM
Here are a couple of shots of my handiwork. I actually used the edge of some very sharp paper scissors, but any sharp knife will do. I did not use an Xacto knife or surgical scalpel!:D

DarkIpsum
Oct 22, 2007, 01:22 PM
I contacted the customer service of UE about making a cable design for Iphone and this was their reply. (I deleted the name of the representative for security purposes). Hope This helps.


"We are in fact designing a new cable specifically for the iphone for the custom products and it will have the correct recessed plug and a built in mic.
This should be available in December.

Best regards,

Sales /Customer Service Specialist

Ultimate Ears

5 Jenner St. Suite 100

Irvine, CA 92618

(949) 502-8349
"

hotsauce
Oct 22, 2007, 08:35 PM
I contacted the customer service of UE about making a cable design for Iphone and this was their reply. (I deleted the name of the representative for security purposes). Hope This helps.


"We are in fact designing a new cable specifically for the iphone for the custom products and it will have the correct recessed plug and a built in mic.
This should be available in December.

Best regards,

Sales /Customer Service Specialist

Ultimate Ears

5 Jenner St. Suite 100

Irvine, CA 92618

(949) 502-8349
"

That is great news. I hope it has a button like the stock Apple headphones.

Performa
Nov 26, 2007, 08:42 PM
The cable obviously doesnt fit well and the belkin converter is just too big and long. The ultimate ears are detachable from the actual cord. Does anyone know if ultimate ears started selling compatible cords for the iphone?

Thank you

I was emailed by someone at Ultimate Ears and he said that they are coming out with an iPhone cable that will have the little squeeze box speaker built in just like Apple's cord, but it will be compatible with the Ultimate ears and you can unplug it. He said the target date is sometime in December '07.

thegoldenmackid
Dec 1, 2007, 02:18 PM
or you could buy the Shure adapter (with the MIC) or the belkin one (with no mic). $40 and $15 respectively

mugwump
Dec 3, 2007, 12:15 PM
Can't wait for this cord replacement!

rablat
Dec 4, 2007, 09:04 AM
They are also releasing these
http://www.earphonesolutions.com/uleasu4vieaf.html

Superman07
Jan 16, 2008, 08:20 PM
Does anybody know where this cable is?

Even if you could buy a "replacement", for this cable, it doesn't appear it would work with the 3 and 5 series.

http://www.ultimateears.com/_ultimateears/products/superfi/superfi4vi_description.php

My only other guess is the tool kit adaptor?

http://www.ultimateears.com/_ultimateears/products/accessories/universal.php

trcwest
Apr 17, 2009, 09:42 AM
heres the link

http://www.ultimateears.com/_ultimateears/products/accessories/universal.php

i think its $20

does any one know where i could get one in the UK

If not im going to do this cutting alteration

just would be nice if they sold it with this cable