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Ultimate Ears 3 Studio User guide
S U P E R . F I 3 S T U D I O user guide
Dear Ultimate Ears Customer,
Thank you for selecting Ultimate Ears (UE) Super.fi 3 earphones for your
discriminating listening pleasure. UE has been providing custom
designed ear monitors to many of your favorite recording artists for more
than a decade. Now we have applied our years of expertise to develop
revolutionary new technologies which allow you to hear music the way it
was meant to be heard.
We have taken all that we have learned about professional ear monitors
and applied it to what we believe is the best family of earphone products
available on the market today: Super.fi 3 from Ultimate Ears.
We hope that you will enjoy your Super.fi 3 earphones and the
professional sounding audio experience. In our industry, where listening
is key, we are committed to providing the ultimate listening experience.
We welcome your feedback and invite you to contact us with your
thoughts and suggestions.
Thank you.
Mindy Harvey, Co-Founder
UE President
Jerry Harvey, Co-Founder
UE Chief Technology Officer
We recommend that you visit our website at www.ultimateears.com and complete
the on-line registration. In addition to establishing your warranty, we will also keep
you informed of any new products and of developments in the sound industry.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safe Listening & Proper Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Earphone Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Special Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Included With Your Purchase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Earphone Components & Accessories . . . . . . . . .
Fitting the Ear Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Attaching the Ear Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Care and Cleaning of Flanged Silicone Ear Tips . . .
Care of Foam Ear Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to a Listening Device . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Earphone Insertion “Rock n’ Roll” . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Proper Earphone Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Earphone Care & Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Cleaning Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sound Level Attenuator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Suggestions for Using Ear Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Optional Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Professional Custom Ear Monitors . . . . . . . . . . . .
Certification for the European Union . . . . . . . . . . .
Limited Product Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What Is Covered by This Limited Warranty . . . . . .
What Is Not Covered by This Limited Warranty . . .
Making a Warranty Claim and Returning a Product
Limitations of Liability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Register Your Product . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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WARNINGS
Be sure to read all warnings and instructions before using your
Super.fi 3 earphones.
To avoid damage to your hearing, we recommend that you do not
exceed 50% of the maximum volume on your audio playing device and
that you limit your use to one hour per day.
Always turn music volume down on your listening device before
inserting Super.fi 3 earphones into your ears. Once earphones are
inserted, gradually increase the volume to a moderate listening level.
Using earphones at high volumes (greater than 85 dB(A)) or for
extended periods of time (more than a one hour period per day) can
permanently damage your ears. Ringing in your ears or other discomfort
can indicate that the music volume is too high.
Hearing damage can be gradual and cumulative. There are
sometimes no obvious warning signs. A hearing test and medical
examination are the only way to accurately diagnose hearing damage.
However, the following symptoms are serious enough to warrant an
appointment with the ear doctor.
• Ringing or buzzing in the ears
• Difficulty in understanding speech.
• Muffling of sounds
LISTEN RESPONSIBLY!
Hearing health is critical to the enjoyment and to the quality of life.
Protect your hearing by listening to your music in a responsible manner
that protects your long term hearing health.
Please review and consider the following Occupational Safety Health
Administration (“OSHA”) guidelines regarding the maximum time
exposure to sound pressure levels before hearing damage may occur.
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OSHA has established the following noise exposure limits:
Sound Pressure Level dB(A)
Permissible Noise Exposure
Duration(Per Day)
90
8 Hours
95
4 Hours
100
2 Hours
105
1 Hour
110
30 Minutes
YOU SHOULD NEVER BE EXPOSED TO SOUND PRESSURE LEVELS ABOVE 115 dB(A).
For more information visit the OSHA website at www.osha.gov.
The foregoing OSHA exposure levels should be considered maximum
limits. Compliance with the OSHA limits will not provide you with
protection from potential hearing loss. Accordingly, we recommend
never exceeding 50% of the permitted volume on your audio playing
device and limiting your use of headphones to durations of one hour or
less per day. Decibel levels of 85 dB(A) are dangerous to your hearing
and may cause hearing loss.
Do not use these earphones in any environment where a failure to
hear surrounding sounds could be dangerous. In no way should these
earphones be used while driving a car, biking, walking or operating
machinery.
Do not submerge or expose the earphones to water (see page 15 for
Earphone Care and Maintenance).
When using your earphones with an unfamiliar or unstable sound
system (airplane, public access ports, etc…) make sure volume is
low and is kept at a moderate level to prevent “break-in” bursts of
loud sounds.
Keep the Super.fi 3 earphones away from young children. This
product includes small parts and cables that may create a choking
hazard.
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SAFE LISTENING AND PROPER USE
Remove earphones if they cause any ear discomfort or you have
difficulty inserting the ear tips (see page 11 for Fitting Ear Tips or page
17 for Suggestions for Using Ear Tips). Remember, ears are sensitive
and you should never force anything into the ear canal.
Consult regularly with a physician or audiologist if you have problems
hearing, excessive wax build-up, or any discomfort after use.
These Super.fi 3 earphones are intended for your personal use. If you
are sharing your earphones, remove your ear tips, and clean your
earphones with antiseptic wipes before and after sharing.
EARPHONE DESCRIPTION
Super.fi 3 earphones block external sound to offer you the best
listening experience possible.
Super.fi 3 Audio Earphones
Delivers a full spectrum of sound by utilizing a high performance
precision balanced armature in combination with our unique acoustical
cavity design. Ideal for all types of music and settings.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Specification
Speaker Type
Super.fi 3
Precision balanced armature
Input Sensitivity
115dB/mW
Impedance
13ohms (@1kHz)
Cable length
46 inches
Complete Assembly Weight
.5 oz.
Input Connector
1/8” (3.5mm) Gold plated
Noise Isolation
26 dB
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SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE SUPER.FI 3
Feature
Benefit
Durable Construction
Small form factor, lightweight, durable design ideal for
active lifestyles.
Stylish Earphone Design
Intuitive form and stylish design available in selected
colors.
Noise Isolating Components
In-ear fit and customizable ear tips maximize noise
isolation from the environment for the ultimate listening
experience.
Flexible Ear Loops with Low Friction Cables
Flexible ear loops secure earphones in place and guide
cables behind ears: offers maximum comfort and
eliminates tangled cables.
Ear Tips
6 single flange silicone tips (2 small, 2 medium, 2
large), 2 disposable foam tips and 2 dual flange tips.
Hard Metallic Storage Case
Crush-proof metal storage case protects earphones.
Warranty
2 year limited warranty from purchase date.
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INCLUDED WITH YOUR PURCHASE OF THE
Super.fi 3:
• Earphone User Guide
• Earphones (46 inch cord, cable adjuster and gold plated1/8 inch
input plug)
• Ear Tip Kit: 6 single flange silicone ear tips (2 small, 2 medium,
2 large), 2 disposable foam ear tips, and 2 dual flange
ear tips
• Cleaning Tool
• Hard Metallic Storage Case
• Warranty
• Sound Level Attenuator
EARPHONE COMPONENTS
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6.
7.
8.
Earphones
Ear Tips
Ear Conductor (visible only when ear tip is removed)
Ear Loops
Cleaning Tool
Sound Level Attenuator
1/8 Inch Input Plug (not shown)
Cable Adjuster – Y-Junction (see page 14)
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SUPER.FI 3
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Accessories
Metallic Storage Case
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FITTING THE EAR TIPS
Ultimate Ears has included a variety of ear tips for you to choose from to
ensure a good earphone seal for your ears. All ears are unique and you
will need to determine which tips are most comfortable for you.
Most users find that the single flange silicone ear tips provide a good fit
for their ears and are the easiest to use. However those customers who
prefer the “ultimate fit” often select the foam tips for the best seal and
more secure fit (see page 17 for Suggestions for Using Ear Tips).
Your Super.fi 3 earphones come with medium single flange silicone ear
tips already attached. Included with your earphones are the following
additional ear tips:
1. Single Flange Silicone Ear Tips – 2 small, 2 medium and 2 large
2. Dual Flange Ear Tips
3. Disposable Foam Ear Tips
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ATTACHING THE EAR TIPS
The ear tips can be attached or removed by using a gentle grasping and
twisting motion. The ear tip should fit securely over the ear conductor and
once the ear tip is in place, the ear conductor should not be exposed.
CARE AND CLEANING OF FLANGED
SILICONE EAR TIPS
The silicone ear tips are reusable and need to be cleaned with an
antiseptic wipe after each use. They should also be removed and
cleaned regularly with mild soap and water. The ear tip should be
completely dry before placing on the ear conductor.
CARE OF FOAM EAR TIPS
The foam ear tips are designed to be used only a few times then should
be disposed of when they appear discolored.
CONNECTING TO A LISTENING DEVICE
Super.fi 3 earphones come with a 1/8 inch input plug that is compatible
with most personal listening devices. In addition, our optional 1/4 inch
adapter will allow you to connect to a variety of other consumer
electronic equipment including your personal monitor.
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EARPHONE INSERTION - “ROCK N’ ROLL”
It is important to get a good ear fit when inserting these earphones to
maximize comfort and optimize the listening experience. A correct seal
will help eliminate background noise and offer the best frequency
response when listening to music.
Go to
www.ultimateears.com/videos
to view the
Earphone Insertion Demonstration
Medium
Low
High
Be sure that the volume is turned down to a
minimum on the device that you will be using.
Next, plug your earphones into the output.
Volume
STEP 1
Identify the left earphone (marked with an “L”) and the
right earphone (marked with an “R”). Holding each
earphone with the cord pointing straight up, gently glide
the ear tip into the ear canal.
STEP 2
Keeping your earphones in the same position, rock your
hands slightly forward to slide the ear tip comfortably
into the ear canal.
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STEP 3
Now, gently roll your earphones back to create the seal
desired. (Note: if you are having difficulty please see
page 17 for Suggestions for Using Ear Tips).
STEP 4
Wrap the ear loops around the top of the ear to secure
the earphones. The cables will hang behind the ears and
either down your back, or in front of your chest. Use the
adjustment slider located near the Y-junction to change
the length of the cables.
Now you are ready to gradually increase the volume on your
listening device and begin your Ultimate Ears experience.
PROPER EARPHONE REMOVAL –
REVERSE “ROCK N’ ROLL”
To remove, grasp the earphone and gradually rock forward to break the
seal. Once the seal is broken gently slide the earphones out of the canal,
clean them for your next use and store them in your storage case.
Remember: never pull on the cables to remove the earphones.
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EARPHONE CARE AND MAINTENENCE
• Keep earphones clean by using a moistened antiseptic wipe after
each use.
• Avoid exposing your earphones to water, extreme temperatures,
high humidity or prolonged exposure to ultraviolet light.
• Use the cleaning tool regularly to keep the ear conductor clear and
unobstructed.
• Clean and change the ear tips regularly.
• Avoid physical abuse of earphones. Dropping or striking the earphones may damage components.
• Do not pull on the cables to remove earphones from your ear.
• Do not pull the cables to remove the input plug from a listening device.
USING THE CLEANING TOOL
1. Remove ear tip and wipe the exterior of the ear conductor with an
antiseptic wipe.
2. Using the cleaning tool, angle into the ear conductor and use a
gentle upward and outward sweeping motion to remove any buildup.
3. Clean the ear conductor again with an antiseptic wipe and attach a
new and clean ear tip.
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SOUND LEVEL ATTENUATOR
When using your earphones with an unfamiliar or unstable sound system
(airplane, public access ports, etc…) make sure volume is low and is
kept at a moderate level to prevent “break-in” bursts of loud sounds. For
these environments, we recommend use of the sound level attenuator to
aid in buffering unusually high sound output.
To use the sound level attenuator, insert the 1/8 inch input plug at the end
of your earphone cable into the sound level attenuator and then plug the
attenuator into the listening device.
Sound Level Attenuator
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SUGGESTIONS FOR USING EAR TIPS
If the ear tips on the earphones don’t seal well or are uncomfortable, try
some alternate ear tips until the best fit for your ear is achieved.
If you are using a flanged silicone ear tip then try using a disposable foam
tip for the “ultimate fit”.
FLANGED SILICONE EAR TIP NOT SEALING WELL
For best results, moisten the external surface of the flanged silicone
ear tip before insertion into ear canal. This will allow the ear tip to slide
more easily into place and create a good seal.
DIFFICULTY INSERTING INTO THE EAR CANAL
Identify the left earphone (marked with an “L”) and the right earphone
(marked with an “R”). Inserting one earphone at a time, gently grasp
the top ridge of your ear and extend the ear upward and outward to
open up the ear canal while you rock the earphone forward and then
roll it back into your ear canal.
DISPOSABLE FOAM EAR TIPS
Compress the foam at the end of the earphone by pressing it between
your thumb and forefinger before inserting it into the ear canal. Hold
the earphone in place for five seconds while the foam expands to
create a tight seal in the ear canal.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
DIMINISHED SOUND OVER TIME
If you experience lower performance over time, use the cleaning tool
to make certain that the ear conductor is unobstructed.
NO SOUND
If you are not receiving any sound, make certain that the jack is
properly attached to your listening device and that the volume has
been gradually increased. If you are still not receiving sound, confirm
that the connections between the cable and your earphones are
secure.
If the suggestions listed above do not solve your problem,
please contact one of our customer service representatives.
CUSTOMER SERVICE HELP LINE
(866) 837-7734
www.ultimateears.com
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PROFESSIONAL CUSTOM EAR MONITORS
UE provides many of your favorite professional musicians with custom
molded professional ear monitors used on stages around the world. For
over 10 years, UE has been an industry leader in providing custom ear
monitors to professional musicians and currently is the recognized leader
with a majority of professionals choosing UE to meet their needs.
If music is important to you and only the best custom ear monitors will do,
please visit www.ultimateears.com to preview our professional product
portfolio. You choose the professional product that fits your music genre
and stylize the product with your favorite color scheme. Then visit an
audiologist to take impressions of your inner ear. In less than two weeks,
you will receive a set of professional ear monitors made for your ears
only.
Ultimate Ears, LLC.
5 Jenner Street • Suite 100 • Irvine, CA 92618
www.ultimateears.com
CERTIFICATION FOR THE EUROPEAN UNION
This product conforms to European EMC Directive 89/336/EEC. Meets
applicable tests and performance criteria in European Standard EN
55103 (1996) Parts 1 and 2, for residential (E1) and light industrial (E2)
environments.
The exclamation mark symbol shown on the left is designed to
draw the attention of the reader to the need to consult this
Instruction Manual.
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Super.fi 3
LIMITED PRODUCT WARRANTY
WHAT IS COVERED BY THIS LIMITED WARRANTY
UE Consumer, LLC (the “Company”) warrants this super.fi™ product (the
“Product”) against defects in material or workmanship in the Product’s earphone
for a period of two (2) years from the date of original retail purchase. If this
Product is determined to be defective during the warranty period, the Company
will, at its sole option, (1) exchange the defective Product with a Company product
that is new or that has been manufactured from new or serviceable used parts and
that is at least functionally equivalent to the original Product, or (2) if the product
was purchased directly from the Company, refund the original purchase price paid
by you for the Product. When a Product or part thereof is exchanged, any
replacement item becomes your property and the replaced item becomes the
Company’s property. When a refund is given, your Product becomes the
Company’s property. THIS PARAGRAPH SETS FORTH THE SOLE AND
EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR BREACH OF WARRANTY WITH RESPECT TO THE
PRODUCT.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED BY THIS LIMITED WARRANTY
As indicated above, only the Product’s earphone external shell and earphone
internal components are covered by this limited warranty. The Product’s other
components or accessories may include, among other things, an adapter jack, an
attenuator, additional ear tips, a cleaning tool, a carrying case, and an input plug.
No such other components of or accessories to the Product are covered by this
limited warranty. In addition, this limited warranty does not apply to any nonCompany hardware product or any software, even if packaged or sold with the
Product.
This limited warranty does not apply: (1) to damage caused by accident, abuse,
misuse, negligence, acts of God, misapplication, or any non-Company product; (2)
to damage caused by service performed by anyone other than the Company; (3)
to a product or a part that has been modified or altered without the written
permission of the Company; or (4) with respect to any defect which is attributable
to any failure or damage which is beyond the reasonable control of the Company.
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This limited warranty applies only to new Products purchased from Ultimate Ears
or through authorized retail sellers. Warranty coverage will be provided only to the
original retail purchaser. Transfer of any Product through any unauthorized
distributor or retail seller renders this limited warranty null and void. Any Product
sold by a private party or unauthorized distributor or retail seller is sold on an “as
is” and “with all faults” basis, and as such the entire risk as to the quality and
performance of such Product will be with the buyer.
MAKING A WARRANTY CLAIM AND RETURNING A PRODUCT
If you desire to make a warranty claim, you must first obtain an RMA (a return
merchandise authorization number) from the Company. You must obtain an RMA
before the two (2) year warranty period expires. To obtain an RMA, you should
use the online customer support tab on the Company’s website. This process is
fully automated and will give you an RMA number after you complete the
necessary information fields accurately and the Company determines the defect
falls within this limited warranty.
Once you have obtained an RMA, you should return to the Company the Product
for which you are seeking warranty coverage within fifteen (15) days after the date
we issue or provide you with that RMA. Please return the Product in its original
packaging (or affording an equal degree of protection) with the following: (1) RMA
ship ticket (2) a receipt or bill of sale showing proof of purchase from an authorized
retail seller. The product should be returned to the following address:
UE Consumer, LLC.
Attention: Customer Service
5 Jenner Street, Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92618
You are solely responsible for all shipping and insurance costs of returning the
Product to the Company, and the Company will not reimburse you or compensate
you for any such costs however, the Company will ship the replacement product
without additional charges.
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After you have received an RMA from the Company and you have returned the
Product to the Company for warranty service, the Company will determine if the
Product is defective and whether it meets the warranty requirements of this limited
warranty. If the Product does not meet such requirements, then warranty service
will not be provided and the Company will return such Product to you at your cost.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THIS LIMITED WARRANTY
AND THE REMEDIES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF
ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, REMEDIES AND CONDITIONS, WHETHER ORAL
OR WRITTEN, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. THE COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES,
PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES AND SUPPLIERS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY
AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION,
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE. IF SUCH IMPLIED WARRANTIES CANNOT LAWFULLY BE
DISCLAIMED OR EXCLUDED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, THEN TO THE
EXTENT POSSIBLE ANY CLAIMS UNDER SUCH IMPLIED WARRANTIES SHALL
EXPIRE ON EXPIRATION OF THE WARRANTY PERIOD.
NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, PARENTS,
SUBSIDIARIES OR SUPPLIERS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE USE OR
MISUSE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE PRODUCT, OR ARISING FROM ANY
BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY, REGARDLESS OF THE
LEGAL THEORY ON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED, AND EVEN IF THE
COMPANY OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES OR
SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, or allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above
limitations may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and
you may have other rights which vary from state to state.
No person or entity, other than the Company through its authorized officers, is
authorized to make any modification, extension, or addition to this warranty.
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www.UltimateEars.com/Register
Thank you for aiding us in the continual development of quality products.
If you are unable to register, please submit your name, address, email
address, the product model number and the date you purchased the
product by mail to:
Ultimate Ears, LLC.
Attn: Product Registration Dept.
5 Jenner Street, Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92618
UE®, Ultimate Ears® and SUPER.FI®
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an affiliate of UE Consumer, LLC.
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