The packaging on the TripleFi 10vi’s is indeed eye catching and unique. The shininess of the packaging is both attractive and troublesome to photograph for us reviewers. In addition to that, Ultimate Ears has opted for a windowed approach giving you a slight peak into the various things included with the product. In addition to that, it is very sturdy and kept the product safe from any kicks or drops we may have submitted it to.
The front of the box shows you the product as well as gives you a quick bi-lingual explanation of what the product has to offer, not going into too many specific details. The front of the box also gives you a nice peek at the monitors themselves and makes them look very attractive.
The back of the box simply talks about the compatibilities and product features as well as gives you four little windows to view the 4 different sized ear buds that can be used to make the perfect fit. They also note that these monitors/headphones are not compatible with the 3rd generation of the iPod shuffle.
The sides of the box simply list the contents of the box in various languages.
The bottom of the box gives you a barrage of technical information varying from the licenses and patents down to the cable lengths and weight. Overall, we haven’t quite seen such an informative back of the box in quite some time. And if you think about it, it makes sense because most people will grab the box of a product and flip it over for more information if need be. But then again, we don’t think that most stores will have these monitors readily available for handling at their MSRP of $420.
Once the box is opened, there is simple a single multi-layered clamshell that holds everything together.Front side of the clamshell
Back side of the clamshell showing the case and ear cushions.
This, with the exception of the monitors themselves, is really where Ultimate Ears really shines. To put it lightly, they’ve included a ridiculous amount of accessories with these in-ear monitors that really add a lot of value to the product.Pictured above are the extension cable, 3.5 to 7mm jack, cleaning tool, and extra memory foam ear cushions.
First, we have the monitors themselves that come with a pre-installed pair of ear cushions. In addition to those, an additional 5 pairs of ear cushions are included. These pairs include 1 pair of small, 1 pair of medium, 1 pair of large and 2 pairs of memory foam comply cushions. If that’s not enough to get the right fit or have spares, then I don’t know what is. Not to mention, if you somehow lose them all you can still order a replacement pair from UE [we will now on refer to Ultimate Ears as UE for the sake of brevity]. You also get an extension cable to extend the already long [46”/1.16m] headphone cable. There is also the inclusion of a 3.5mm to 7mm jack for plugging into amplifiers.The airline attentuator.
On top of that, there is an airline attenuator for hearing protection when using an unstable sound source which goes in between the headphones and your airline headphone jack. They have also opted to add a very small cleaning tool for cleaning out wax from the channel of the monitors to maintain cleanliness and sound accuracy. And as a bonus, they have included the same small protective metal case that they provide for the custom fit monitors. This isn’t the carrying case, but the little case that the monitors are usually stored in.The included case where the monitors will sit when not being used to keep them protected. Also, note that the inside is lined with felt for extra luxury.
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