Ultimate Ears UE 4 Pro in-ear monitors music gear review

Music Gear Review: Ultimate Ears UE 4 Pro In-Ear Monitors

The UE 4 Pro in-ear monitors are Ultimate Ears Pro's affordable yet customizable, molded in-ears for any musician or music lover. At $399 MSRP, the UE 4 Pros are dual-driver models with two proprietary balanced armatures that use dual-bore canals to keep the high, mid-range and low frequencies correctly phase aligned. They use a two-way passive crossover and offer up to -26dB of external noise isolation when properly fitted.

Ultimate Ears Pro has pioneered their in-ear laser measurement system and, at their website, there is a complete list of audiologists and locations throughout the world to provide that service.

You get your choice of four different carry cases with your name monogrammed on it and you can order them with either a 64- or 48- inch black or silver cable. You can also get them with the iOS remote cable w/mic for your phone—I have this cable and love it!

Lastly, for $50 extra, you can order the ambient option that allows for stage bleed for using your UE 4 Pros in combination with stage floor wedges with some loss of low frequencies however.

I’ve been wearing my UE 4 Pros nearly every day and I love the fit, the look and most of all the great sound.


BARRY RUDOLPH is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. barryrudolph.com