Before I start every headphone/earphone review, I must say that I am not an audiophile and hence for this review, so pardon me if I do not focus on audio quality.
The Logitech UE 6000 is retailing for S$319 in Singapore and it comes in two colors, black or white. The Logitech UE 6000 is in the middle of the Logitech UE Headphone series. The Logitech UE 4000 (S$159) is the lower one while the Logitech UE 9000 (S$599) is the higher one.
I was using the Nokia Purity HD Stereo Headset by Monster and it spoilt after more than a year of usage at work. The audio jack to the headphone was loose and because of that, the audio keep flickering.
I was looking around for slightly better headsets with a budget of about S$300, even though I am not an audiophile, I can hear the difference in clarity and bass between a cheaper headphone and a slightly better one.
- Type: Around-the-ear
- Driver Diameter: 40mm
- Impedance: 50 Ohms DCR Powered Off, 1K Ohms Powered On
- Sensitivity: 97 dB SPL/mW Powered Off, 99 dB SPL/mW Powered On, 1KHz
- Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz
- Connection: 3.5mm
- Noise Isolation: 10dB
- Battery Type: 2x AAA
- Battery Life: 40 hours of listening on average
- Logitech UE 6000 Headphones
- Cable with On-cord Mic & Controls
- Zippered Travel Case
- 2-Person Sharing Splitter
- 2x AAA Batteries
- User Guide & Warranty
The cable itself has a rubber coating which prevents it from getting entangled easily. On the cable itself, houses the mic and controls (volume up, volume down & play/pause buttons). The controls works well on an iOS device running iOS6 and even the upcoming iOS7 while only the play/pause button works on an Android device.
My only complaint of the cable is that the mic/controls are too high up in the cable which makes it difficult to see the buttons. But I guess Logitech wants to place the mic as close to the mouth as possible.
The headphone itself weighs about 300g, and personally I think the weight is just right. The Nokia Purity HD is too light because when I tilt my head backwards, the headphones tend to fall off, but with the Logitech UE 6000 I do not face this problem.
One of the complains about using a headphone, is that for prolong usage, your ears tends to get warm. I have that experience with the Logitech G930 Wireless Gaming Headset but for the Logitech UE 6000, I do not face this issue. According to Logitech website, the paddings on the headphone is made up of plush memory foam cushions which is breathable and soft-as-leather.
Two AAA batteries is needed to get the active noise cancellation to work, this is the first time I have tried active noise cancellation headphones and I must say I am not that impressed by it because I still can hear the engine sound when I am in the bus or traffic sound when I am by the roadside. I heard from my boss that the Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones does a very good job at noise cancellation and upon some Googling, it seems that the QC15 is the best noise cancellation headphones out there in the market right now.
Besides needing the power for active noise cancellation, by having the UE6000 powered on, it seems that the audio quality has also improved (especially the bass part).
Sometimes I do forget to switch off the power after I got home. I wish it had some sort of auto-off feature where it will auto off once it detects there is no music playing after a certain number of minutes.
According to the specifications, 2 AAA batteries should give you about 40 hours of listening. I have not been able to keep track very well because as mentioned in the previous paragraph, I keep forgetting to switch it off when I stop listening.
The Logitech UE 6000 has clear audio with heavy bass (not many people will like it, but I love heavy bass). Priced at S$319, it is still reasonable for an active noise cancellation headphones compared to the Bose Bose QuietComfort 15 (S$599). To be honest, I do not know other alternatives out there that are within this price range for active noise cancellation headphones. I am pretty sure Sennheiser or Shure will have one. If you come across any alternatives, be sure to leave it in the comments.
- Tangle-free cable
- Heavy bass
- Comfortable paddings on the headphones
- Noise cancellation does not totally isolate common noises
- The mic & controls are too high up on the cable