Ultimate Ears MetroFi 220 Review

Pros: Lows, L/R indicator, Price
Cons: Mids, isolation, wire, getting them to stay in your ears

Packaging & Accessories: 8/10
Build Quality: 9/10
Design & Look: 9/10
Microphonics (higher ratings means lower cable noise): 6/10
Isolation: 7/10
Comfort: 8/10
Audio Quality: 7/10
Value: 10/10
My final Rating: 8.5/10

Purchase Date: May 2010
Purchase Price: £15

Bought these when they were on a deal on play.com – they were worth it at the time – now looking back, the Denon AH-C260’s and the Sennheiser CX400II’s would beat these, marginally.

-For the price you are paying, you can’t go wrong
-Left and Right indicator by the colour of the phones, you won’t believe how useful that is.
-Good bass response

-Poor isolation of the outside world
-Doesn’t give a good fit, unless you spend extra cash on some comply’s (advised if you want to buy the earphones)
-Lacks clarity, a lot of the sounds are just cut off, and there isn’t as much sound as the other phones, thus you won’t hear the treble as good as you do on the other phones -> thus mids are rolled off
-Sounds very dull -> lacks speed
-Wire quality is poor -> tangles very easily
-Straight 3.5mm jack

Sound Quality Ratings
Lows: 7/10
Mids: 6/10
Highs: 6/10
Soundstage: 5/10

For the price, they are excellent earphones. However, if you pay a little bit more, you could get better. Depends how tight your budget is.

Here is my video review:


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