My reviews of the Ultimate Buds ( Future Sonics FS1 ) for the iphone

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by antmay, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. antmay macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2007
    Just like many of you searching for that perfect iphone case and accessories, I was looking for that perfect earphone for my iphone 3g. I wanted good sound reproduction as well as a integrated mic. And lastly I wanted to spend around $150

    After much research on forums, I went with a company based in Tennessee called Ultimate Buds. They have the Future Sonics FS1 with a modified iphone cable with mic. I paid $157.98 with shipping included.

    Here is my review compared to my existing Bose in-ear earphone.

    The very first time I put it in, I was very disappointed as it has no bass at all. But after properly insert the earphone a little deeper, I can hear the bass.

    The FS1 has a very good sound reproduction in all volume. I'm very impressed with the mids and highs. The bass might be lacking a little for some. For me its good enough.

    I can hear all instruments in the song that I could not hear before. Even when the song is ending and fading away, I can still distinctively hear the instruments.

    Sound isolation is good but you need to find the right ear buds for your ears and insert it correctly into the ear canal.

    The package comes with different size of ear buds and foam. You have to find the right one for yourselves. For more bass, I find the foam better than the silicone earbuds.

    Compared to my Bose, I find the Bose's bass to be more "warm" Mids and highs are not as good as the FS1. And of course the Bose does not have the mic to receive phone call.

    The in-ear earphone is not for everyone as it has to be inserted a little deep into the ear canal. This may be a discomfort for some. I have listened to these earphone for 2 days now and I have to admit that my right ear is a little sore. Might just need time to adjust.

    The other thing is that the cable used is a little thinner than my 3g cable. It can be easily pinched if you are not careful. I emailed them about this and they told me that a thinner cable is used so it can be easily feed into the ear monitor. BUT I was also told that if I want, I can send in my 3g cable for them to do it. They said its more difficult but do-able.

    The company has a 30 days return policy if you decided that this is not the right earphone.

    All in all, I'm happy with this purchase. Now on to find the ultimate case....I'm leaning toward the incase white slider...

  2. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

    Aug 25, 2008
    Los Angeles
  3. iBrody macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2008
    Does anyone with earphone knowledge know which makes/models can't be modified with the 3G cable?

    My Sennheiser CX300's look like the plastic shell on the phones is stuck together rigid and won't come apart to allow any modification.
  4. antmay thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2007
    Hi shenaniganz08,
    Only if I knew you could do it, I would probably get myself a dual driver earphone and let you modify for me.

  5. App1€ macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2008
    Why not stick with the ink'd ones? it has a mic build in. The sound is amazing considering they are only 14.99.
  6. edrex macrumors member

    Sep 6, 2008
    Are there any tutorials on how to mod the headphones?
    EDIT: Nevermind. Google is my friend. One question though...
    Instead of going through the trouble of taking apart the Apple ear buds and desoldering the wires, couldn't you just clip the wires from the bud and strip the ends a little? Seems like that would make the job easier.

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