LOGITECH UE 6000
- Pros: The headphone Logitech UE 6000 provides the best sound performance of the market for headphones with active noise reduction as well as a robust and modern design, all at a relatively affordable price.
- Cons: The active isolation is not the most effective that could be tested, the padding of the arch is a little limited.
- Briefly: Logitech’s new headset offers a well-balanced and detailed sound, but its noise reducer is not yet as effective as some competitors. However, at this rate, it remains a very good alternative to the more expensive models.
- Active Noise Reduction
- Loudspeakers 40mm
Logitech UE 6000 Review
Available since last year, the range of headphones developed by Logitech and UE now includes three models, including the very good UE 9000 already reviewed, this model 6000 thus presents itself as circumaural headphones at a reasonable price, embarking an Active noise reducer.
On the test, you quickly realize the efforts done by both companies since their merger. The sound is particularly detailed and open, and the performance is high.
Design and Features
The headset is solid and rather well designed, with exteriors in shiny and matte plastic, while maintaining a metallic structure giving it a certain robustness. In practice, the UE 6000 is, therefore, a bit heavy with its 292g, counting the two AAA batteries for the noise reducer. It is not yet as hefty as the weight of a Klipsch Mode M40, and the Bluetooth headset remains quite bearable even during extended listening.
The headset remains quite comfortable on ears with large memory headphones that can easily be swiveled to fit the shape of your head. It is regrettable however that Logitech has not been as generous on the padding of the arch which would have brought additional comfort especially when exceeding 200g.
As on the M40, the headphones are foldable inward. Therefore, they become relatively compact and can be stored in its protective case that is provided in the package. The cable is detachable and incorporates a remote control and microphone compatible with iOS devices. So, if you are using an Android device or any other Smartphones than iPhones, you can easily replace the cable with one without remote control.
It works like most of its competitors, i.e. it is possible to change the volume and playback of tracks, to switch from one song to another, or to pick up phone calls.
The look in itself is rather successful, it is very close to the UE9000 and gives a more modern appearance than on some competitors like the Bose QuietComfort 15 or the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9. It is available in black (be careful of traces of fingerprints that appear quickly) and in white.
It is recommended to activate its active noise reducer to take full advantage of the power of the Logitech UE 6000. After all, the headset is thought to be used in noisy situations, and as is often the case, passive performance with this kind of model is often a little lower.
Even if the gearbox is deactivated, the audio quality remains correct, with a well-balanced and smooth sound. It probably lacks a little dynamism, but it is particularly suitable for all styles of music.
Once the reduction is activated (or the system “anti-parasite” as Logitech names it), the headphones show us a completely different side. The bass becomes powerful and deep, with mediums that remain very clear and treble that do the job as well. Listening is a pleasure if you are a little fond of bass. The sound signature gains in dynamism, but it loses a little in detail.
If the audio quality is to go without the noise reduction functionality, here is a little trouble. While large pads eliminate much of the external noise passively, the active reduction is below certain models such as the QC 15 or the AKG K 490 NC from Bose. Note that you may hear a slight blast when you activate the functionality, even if it is clearly less audible than on a Sony MDR-NC200D for example.
If for you, active isolation is a priority, do not hesitate to consult our file on the subject.
The Logitech 6000 is a good headset and represents a very good alternative to more expensive models like Bose or Beats Studio for example. The audio performance is more than correct, and the comfort is also good even if it could be improved at the level of the arch. Not much to say about the look that is superb, but we regret that the noise reducer is not so effective. Anyway, if you are looking for a good thick circum-aural headphone with active noise reduction, this is a great choice, especially at this price! Though this one is proposed to 199 € tariff builder, but on sale on Amazon for about 100 €, a bargain.