Pros: Powerful bass, Impact, Speed, Imaging, Detail, Comfort
Cons: Too bright in the treble, Recessed Midrange
I've owned this headphone for years, and I cannot say that about any other headphone. I've compared it to headphones costing multiple times its cost, other "supposed" EDM cans, and other Ultrasone headphones.
The Pro 900 is special. It's the bass, which goes very deep, very low, and sounds powerful. This headphone also has some very good impact, slamming nice and hard on electro house tracks. The bass goes deep, but it doesn't sound too uncontrolled or boomy.
Okay, so it has great bass. What else?
These also have great detail. If you've never heard Ultrasones before, it's a safe bet you will hear things in your music you haven't heard before with their extended highs and very clear sound.
Now the mids. They are pretty recessed, meaning they sound further back (quieter). Even though this is true, it is obvious... If you're going to boost the low end and the high end, the middle part is going to sound less "boosted". The mids are still very detailed, just not emphasized much in the overall sound signature. That's okay. You don't need forward mids for EDM.
These are very comfortable. As the pads break in, they soften. The pad on top is very comfortable as well. I can wear them for hours with no problems at all. I actually love their design.
Furthermore, these are built like tanks. You'd have to try really hard to damage these.
Positioning? You want the back of your ears just grazing the back of the ear pads. That's what works for me, at least. It's effortless to get a good fit, once you adjust the size to fit your head comfortably.
These have nice imaging when you get them positioned right. You can hear sounds from lower left, upper right, etc. It's a very interesting experience and something I have found the Ultrasones to excel at versus other brands I have tried.
Highs can be perfect at times, and a little too much at other times. I wish these had just a slightly more tamed treble. It leans right on the borderline of being too much, and wish we could get away from that border, to a slightly more comfortable place. Using a "warmer" sounding amp will help greatly in this area. The M1HPA pairs wonderfully!
I think that's about it. These headphones have given me probably 1,000's of hours of listening enjoyment. I love them. Though they aren't perfect, they offer a unique sound signature that no one else seems to offer. And if you love it like me, that makes them very special. High recommendations if you are an EDM listener.
Don't hesitate to add a comment if you love your 900's like me, or if you have any comments or questions!
These can be run without an amp, but you lose some of the magic in the bass department. The M1HPA is an excellent amp which makes these things thump, and tames the treble. I originally used a matrix m stage HPA-2, but it really spiked the treble. The M1HPA smooths things out very well, as well as being an awesome amp in general. It makes for a great pairing.
Also, the Pro 750's are excellent as well. They offer similar overall sound, but I find the 750's more balanced with a more forward midrange and slightly less strong bass thump and treble. The 900 is clearly the EDM specialist, while the 750's can offer more versatility with its more balanced sound.