It all began at a Van Halen concert over 25 years ago when Alex, the drummer, needed to hear better. Sure, in-ear monitors as a concept existed before Ultimate Ears but it was the creation of the original dual-driver UE 5 PRO in 1993 that allowed in-ears to flourish. The UE 5 was vibrant musical. It was fun and punchy. It sounded like a club PA in your head; and it was good enough to get all the top-touring musicians to want to ditch the wedge and to try in-ears.
After all these years and all of the sonic innovations since, the UE 5 sounds just as good today as it did back then. Sometimes you can’t over-engineer greatness! So, we keep on offering it — just as it was. A true industry classic, the original dual-driver custom in-ear. Its sound will remind you of your first band and of your first show. It’s raw and full of unpolished energy.
It is handcrafted in our lab in Irvine, California by a team of technicians who passionately care about design & sound. the UE 5 comes with our exclusive sweat-proof & road-ready IPX cable and connection system. It offers -26dB of passive noise isolation which lets you listen to your mix at a significantly reduced volume level; and most importantly, it is backed by our legendary customer service and tour support.
We are so confident that these will revolutionize how you rehearse and perform, that we’ll give you your money back if you don’t absolutely love them within the first 30 days.
Let’s talk about financing options and ear impressions. We can have you up and running in time for your next big show.