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Ultimate Ears, which is known for the in-ear monitors your favorite musicians wear during performances, has launched a new product that’s a stab at the “ultimate listening machine,” says Philippe Depallens, the product’s general manager. The UE Premier earbuds, which require professional fitting, pack an unprecedented 21 drivers (the tech that converts electrical signals into sound) into each side, for an immersive, detail-rich listening experience. The company hopes it will attract not only performers but audiophiles as well. “You will hear things in a recording that you’ve never heard before,” says Depallens.

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