Living the music since 1995

The beginning of Ultimate Ears

Ultimate Ears began because Alex Van Halen and his monitor engineer were tired of having things get between them and their music. So they took matters into their own hands and changed music forever.

After working on prototypes for the band, they started sharing the first Custom In-Ear Monitors with other people as dedicated to music as they were. Selling them out of the back of their tour bus, word started spreading immediately.

As soon as musicians tried them, they understood that UE gave them something amazing – a way to protect their hearing while allowing them to perform better.

They weren’t fashion statements. They weren’t a trend. UE had planted a flag in the ground for people who lived for music. And everyone who put them on wanted to be a part of it.

The revolution catches fire

In 2005, we introduced our first universal-fit earphones – giving emerging artists the ability to perform like pros, and discerning listeners the chance to connect with music like never before.

In 2008, Ultimate Ears teamed with Logitech, a company as passionate about connecting people through technology as Ultimate Ears is about changing the way you hear music.

After all these years—it’s still all about the music

Today – countless rave reviews and industry awards later – we continue to stand by our original beliefs. Anyone who loves music deserves the best listening experience possible. That’s why we’re taking our passion beyond earphones and headphones--and expanding our expertise into speakers and other products.

At the end of the day, we’re not doing this for everyone. We’re not doing this to blend in. or fit a lifestyle. Unless that lifestyle is music—pure, unadulterated music. Because everything else is noise. And noise distracts us from what really matters. Call us obsessed. Single-minded. And you’re right. Because all we see is music.

Power to the music.