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Ultrasone Zino

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #1314 in Headphones

Posted

Pros: sound quality, looks

Cons: build quality

These are pretty nice portables, but not for use on anything but computers and portable players. The S-Logic sound takes a little getting used to until they're burned in, after that they're just fine. They can sound artificial though, and I 'm glad I didn't pay any more for these (they MSRP'd at $100).

 

They've taken a hit in reviews for build quality, due to the cable connection, I can verify this. However, Ultrasone has 5 YEAR warranty on this product, so I simply sent it back and got repaired with a better connection than I originally received it.

 

Ultrasone has discontinued this model. If you were looking for an open-back on the ear portable at the time I was, I think this was the pair to get -- now I'm not so sure.

Ultrasone Zino
Description:

Music lovers, concerned about the effects that ear buds have on their hearing, will be glad to know a safer and better sounding headphone solution is here. Ultrasone introduces a new portable headphone called Zino. Designed for use with iPods, MP3 players and other portable music players, Ultrasone’s Zino features the company’s patented S-Logic™ and ULE™ safe listening technologies in an ultra-mobile design. Ultrasone has given the Zino a sleek, modern look with gunmetal black, brushed aluminum ear cups and silver colored diamond-cut aluminum nameplates. Even though the Zino was designed for mobile applications, it features two powerful 40mm gold plated drivers, which most commonly are found in full-sized studio headphones. The Zino’s foldable design allows for easy storage and safe transportation in the included hard carrying case. Despite its small size, the Zino utilizes Ultrasone’s patented S-Logic™ technology. Rather than directing the sound to the listener’s ear canal, as most conventional headphones do, S-Logic technology employs decentralized drivers that direct audio to the listener’s outer ear. This technology not only gives the user a natural surround experience in a stereo headphone by utilizing the ear’s anatonomy, but it also reduces sound pressure on the eardrums by an astonishing 40%. Additionally, the Zino features MU-Metal shielding (ULE technology) that reduces the amount of radiation directed to the listener by up to 98%, as compared to conventional headphones.

Details:
DetailValue
BindingElectronics
BrandUltrasone
ColorBlack
EAN4043941021006
FeatureImpedance 35 Ohm
Height0.32 inches
Length0.99 inches
Weight0.88 pounds
Width0.93 inches
LabelUltrasone Inc.
List Price$129.00
ManufacturerUltrasone Inc.
Material TypePlastic
Material Type Set ElementPlastic
ModelZINO
MPNZINO
Package Quantity1
Product GroupCE
Product Type NameHEADPHONES
PublisherUltrasone Inc.
StudioUltrasone Inc.
TitleUltrasone Zino S-Logic Natural Surround Sound Portable Headphone
Batteries Included1
Is Autographed0
Is Memorabilia0
Special FeaturesUltrasone's Zino headphones for the iPod and other MP3 players features the companys patented S-Logic and ULE safe listening technologies that is supposed to direct sound to the listeners outer ears rather than into the ear canal, giving the company what it calls a natural surround experience but reducing sound pressure to the ear drums by 40 percent. Designed for mobile applications such as a replacement to your iPod earbuds, the Zino's feature 40mm gold plated drivers, a frequency range of 2
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