The Ultimate Ears 700 Noise-Isolating Earphones are the latest upscale earbuds to hit the market for your listening pleasure. What sets the new headset apart from previous Ultimate Ears models is that each bud includes two separate channels--one for high and midrange frequencies, the other for lows. (By comparison, the almost twice as expensive and considerably larger Shure SE530s cram three drivers into each earbud.) Other niceties included are five extra pairs of ear tips, so you can customize the fit to the size of your ear canal (small, medium, or large), as well as an airline attenuator (to tap down those stridently loud pilot announcements), and a pocket case to carry everything.
The Ultimate Ears 700s are currently available; list price is $229, though early online pricing is running $20 to $30 higher. They'll compete with a long and growing list of great in-ear headphones, including models from Shure, Etymotic, Klipsch, Denon--and Ultimate Ears itself.