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post #5821 of 5935
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Originally Posted by jaechung253 View Post

I think he meant that the HFi 2400 was identical to the HFi 2200. The PRO 2900 is DEFINITELY NOT identical to the lower end HFi 2400. I was just wondering if the PRO 2500 and the 2900 were practically the same... just like how the HFi 2400 and the HFi 2200 are the same.


The 2500 is not the same as the 2900 and the 750 is not the same as the 900.  

 

On a side note, if you consider the 2500 let me just say those velour pads are the most uncomfortable pads I have ever tried.  I seriously wanted to kill myself.  If you can't handle Grado pads forget about it.

 

post #5822 of 5935

Alright. Then I will not get the PRO 2500... I will just settle for either the HFi 2400 or the HFi 2200. Yeah judging from the pictures... the PRO 2500 does not really look that comfortable... and they look sort of the same compared to the other models but I have been reading that the HFi models are comfortable.

post #5823 of 5935
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Originally Posted by hellomoto170 View Post

hey guys, not sure if this thread is still live, but...


If I were to listen mainly from my PC with an average at best sound card, and also my iPhone 3G, would I be better off getting the HFI 2200's or the PRO 2500's?

And also if I were to buy the E9 and E7 Fiio amps, which would be better?

 

Thanks.

 

Also, how do they compare to the Sennheiser HD650's?


Well, the Pro 2500 will have a little brighter treble and less midrange presence, and out of the box the bass will be more; however by 250 hours or more the bass might be slightly less although still pretty good.  I thought they sounded a little like a cross between a Sennheiser HD600 and a Grado HF-1.  They are a good bit easier to drive unamped, while the HD650 unamped from an iPhone are a joke.  I haven't heard the Fiio amps or the HFI2200, sorry.

 

Strangely, the ultrasone headphone change more with burn-in than any other phone that I've bought new; and they tend to sound good out of the box, get worse by 70-100 hours, then get better again but continue to change through 250-350 hours.  (can't recall exactly the hours, but I've posted it in here before).

 

Also, the Pro 2500 sounded best with a warm tubey amp, something like a TTVJ portable Millett Hybrid amp was perfect.


Edited by HeadphoneAddict - 3/10/11 at 1:27am
post #5824 of 5935

Thanks for that, sorry guys I have another question.

Does anyone know where I can buy the 2500's in the UK? I can only find them on a website called simply electronics which I am a little skeptical about as I have never bought from them before.

 

Can anyone give me any websites, shops etc that sell them in the UK? Or some trustable websites? They're not on amazon.

Thanks very much.

post #5825 of 5935

I think I asked this before but can't find the response...

 

If I want the PRO 2500 sound but in a closed model, which one would it be?

 

750? 900?

 

 

post #5826 of 5935

I've never heard an Ultrasone but I am curious. To avoid reading 5000 posts, could an Ultrasone fan please say what their favorite Ultrasone is and why (regardless of cost)?

(And also describe the comfort?) Thanks in advance.

If you could point out some particular enlightening posts on headfi on this issue, that would be great.

post #5827 of 5935

^Edition 8, best closed phone in production that i have heard.  Trumps my DX1000 even.  

post #5828 of 5935

OK, thanks!

post #5829 of 5935

dallan-- thanks for the advice! 'got the ed8's and have to say they're at the top of my heap, I think beating out 800s, he6s, lcd2s, T1s, and more.

So crazy natural with my B52.

post #5830 of 5935

They are my most used headphones in my current listening situation.  If i really had to just have only one pair of headphones, these would be it.  The cover all the bases, closed for when needed, portable when needed, comfortable,  and easily driven even though higher end amps help with different aspects, they still sound good with even a little portable like the Pico and i have even used them just straight out of the HM-801 dap at times.

post #5831 of 5935
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post

 

Strangely, the ultrasone headphone change more with burn-in than any other phone that I've bought new


I had the exact same experience w/ the 2500.  I was never able to get rid of the plasticky snare drums though.  Plus the velour pads were murderous on my ears.  Freaking aural genocide.  Plus they look like the official headphones of the Smurfs. 

 

post #5832 of 5935
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Originally Posted by dallan View Post

They are my most used headphones in my current listening situation.  If i really had to just have only one pair of headphones, these would be it.  The cover all the bases, closed for when needed, portable when needed, comfortable,  and easily driven even though higher end amps help with different aspects, they still sound good with even a little portable like the Pico and i have even used them just straight out of the HM-801 dap at times.


Hmm, I think you should come down to the SD meet w/ the Ed.8s.  wink_face.gif

 

post #5833 of 5935

Do the top of the line Ultrasones sound less 'digital' like the cheaper range HFI and PRO series do? I love the look of the wooden Ed8s (Not so much the price) but would have to audition them first...

post #5834 of 5935

Ed 8 is not the slow and lush type like the DX 1000. I would look for that for maximum anti digitis. It appears most headphones with wooden reverb is good at this but the DX 1000 takes the price in this regard for me so far :) LCD-2 with copper cable is also good at always sounding natural and down to earth.

 

As for Pro 900 vs ED 8 the ED 8 is better damped so you get less resonances. It also sound moremore closed in. I can´t use it out of my Ipod it´s just so stinky it´s unbelievable but great on my tube amp.  But dunno if it sound less digital then KeeS modded Pro 900s. Certainly not out of my Ipod touch 3G. I don´t really find them sounding that digital on my home system either though they certainly has a brighter tonal balance and is not really that warm or lush.

post #5835 of 5935

The Ed 8's have never sounded the least bit digital to me.  

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