Pros: Powerful bass, Impact, Speed, Imaging, Detail, Comfort, Unbelievable with EDM
Cons: Can be bright in the treble, Pretty 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.
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. Highest 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, and they'll sound great. Most of the time I don't even bother using a separate amp, since they sound great without it.
If you're looking for other EDM options, I'd advise you to consider Fostex phones as well. Particularly, the TH-900 and TH-X00 are excellent choices. I've tried them all, looking for the best EDM phones and my favorites are certainly Fostex and Ultrasone. Ultrasone also has cheaper options like the HFI 780, and some other pro-line headphones which are also really good for electronic music if you cannot afford the Pro 900.
Feel free to PM me if you have any questions or want to talk about the best headphones for electronic music (ahem the Ultrasone pro 900)!