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311 Unveils Custom Headphone Collaboration Inspired by Their Most Popular Albums

UE 311 Faceplates – Credit: Ultimate Ears

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311 partners with audio brand Ultimate Ears for the “ultimate” fan collaboration. The rockers have unveiled a new collection of faceplates for the Ultimate Ears CSX headphones, inspired by some of the band’s most iconic albums.

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The collection appropriately dropped on March 11 (aka “311 Day”) and includes six specially designed faceplates that “snap” onto select Ultimate Ears headphones, to create a colorful new look.

Fans can choose from designs inspired by popular 311 albums such as Grassroots, Transistor, Soundsystem, Musique, From Chaos and Blue (the name commonly given to 311’s self-titled third studio album). Each faceplate features artwork taken from the album along with new details, allowing fans to listen to their favorite music from the band in matching custom headphones.

Credit: Ultimate Ears

Credit: Ultimate Ears

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The guys at 311 say they’ve been wearing Ultimate Ears in-ear headphones for recordings and live performances since 2000, so it was a no-brainer to team up with the band on this collab.

“We’ve been with UE for so long, I think we’ve gone through almost every model,” the group said in a statement. “Now we use EU 18+ [earbuds]. They have an uncompromising bottom while maintaining a blend of presence and shine that is comfortable for any length.

As for the new fronts, “These are all original album covers with a fresh perspective,” says bassist P-Nut. “Seeing something familiar in a new light.” And, with the Ultimate Ear Custom headphones, P-Nut says 311 Nation will have the ability to “hear something with new ears.”

That’s because Ultimate Ears aren’t like other standard headphones. UE’s custom earbuds are designed for your ears only, as the company builds them specifically to the shape of your ears, from a mold that can be made at home or by an audiologist. The result is the most perfect fit possible, delivering sound isolated from outside distractions and ideal for everyone, whether you’re a musician or a music lover. You can even select which of their seven sound signatures you prefer, depending on what you’ll be playing, recording and what you’ll be listening to.

The UE Custom Headphones go one step further for fans, with the option to select your favorite faceplate with the 311-inspired artwork of your choice, or other non-band related colors.

For over 30 years, 311 has toured the globe, earning a devoted fan base proudly calling itself 311 Nation. While 311 may be known for hits like “Amber” and “All Mixed Up,” the band has recorded 13 studio albums over the years and are still going strong. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the band’s hit album, Transistor.

Ultimate Ears is also an established brand in the market, handcrafting custom headphones and monitors for over two decades. If you already have a set of UEs, check out their collection of 311 faceplates here, or start designing your own custom pair here.

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