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post #5866 of 5935
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Originally Posted by 200poundsofamp View Post

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Have you tried pushing them more down and forward on your head, more than you think they should be? Mine have a weird sweet spot around there where the bass opens up, the treble drops a little and they just sound "right", I don't know.



Yep I've tried fiddling with them. I think what it comes down to is that I'm not getting a proper seal. Maybe due to the shape of my head (small and round/oval) vs. the head band. I noticed there's a gap right below my ear and the cup (more so on the left side). I've decided I'll be putting them up for trade for some Phiatons. I think my future Ultrasone venture will be the PRO 900's for home use. Now those, I'm sure I'll love. L3000.gif Thanks for the response btw!

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Anyone recabled their Ultrasones?  The ones with single-sided cable.  Will Switchcraft's threaded mini plug work perfectly with Ultrasones' jacks?

 

Edit: nope it won't  =(  But there's this plug.   Anything else?


Edited by Mad Max - 7/9/11 at 4:36pm
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Anyone recabled their Ultrasones?  The ones with single-sided cable.  Will Switchcraft's threaded mini plug work perfectly with Ultrasones' jacks?

 

Edit: nope it won't  =(  But there's this plug.   Anything else?

You would probably get a bigger change by removing the diode board and using the stock cable...
 

 

post #5869 of 5935

Diode board?  On the back of the drivers?  Don't they need that pcb there, otherwise how would I solder the wires to the drivers?  I'm not looking for change but if I get around to building a cable for my Ultrasones later, especially a shorter one.  What are the diodes for anyway?  I saw two of them, soldered across signal and ground in each side.

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hmm, it's separate on the HFI-780, and removing it changed the sound for the better.  I know I heard what they actually do at some point, but I can't recall.

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Alright, it's between the Pro-DJ's and the Ultrasones. Time to test the Koss's at Best buy and if they aren't to my liking, hunt down a pair of Ultrasone's to try

 

Nice, definitely try an Ultrasone before you buy. After having mine for a while I don't think the sound reproduction is quite up there with an m50 or srh840, there's definitely more coloration and weirdness to them. Very fun cans though!

 

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Yep I've tried fiddling with them. I think what it comes down to is that I'm not getting a proper seal. Maybe due to the shape of my head (small and round/oval) vs. the head band. I noticed there's a gap right below my ear and the cup (more so on the left side). I've decided I'll be putting them up for trade for some Phiatons. I think my future Ultrasone venture will be the PRO 900's for home use. Now those, I'm sure I'll love. L3000.gif Thanks for the response btw!


np dude!

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hmm, it's separate on the HFI-780, and removing it changed the sound for the better.  I know I heard what they actually do at some point, but I can't recall.


A search on the forums turned up that they are for protection in case of a 2V spike or something - at the cost of your amplifier.  =x

 

 

Well, I had no chance of trying an ultrasone before buying, so I bought an HFI2400 off of another head-fier.  Meh.  It is rather colored plus little dips in the FR at 2kHz, 3kHz, and ~7.5kHz.  They give the midrange a mildly weird feel at first until I adjust to it.  Do they go away with burn-in?  It is a lot of fun, but it is no Grado as far as that.

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Yeah, not sure if the diode board removal does anything positive at all - from the old 780 modding threads and this some combination of it plus dampening and a recable tamed the highs and sibilance, but I can't tell what did what, answers seemed pretty inconsistent.  

 

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...okay, I had to look the 2400 up, that is one odd looking frequency response. Seems like they're basing it off of the ED10's weirdness, the lower HFI series look pretty well behaved in comparison.


Edited by 200poundsofamp - 7/10/11 at 5:32pm
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So 2400 wasn't a great choice?  =\

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I don't know, haven't heard it. Just looks weird on paper, if it sounds good to you who cares!

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It does sound good to an extent.  We'll see.

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Has anyone heard both the HFI-580's and the DJ1 PRO models? I'm curious as to what people think between the two. I've read that the DJ1 PRO sounds more refined than the 580's but people seem to rave more about the 580's out of the two.

 

Also, which of their closed (street price below $250) headphones would you recommend if I listen to a lot of vocal pop?

 

 

 

And just FYI, B&H and Amazon.com (USA) have really good deals for the Ultrasone headphones right now for some reason.

 

PRO 900: $373

HFI-580: $137

DJ1: $121

DJ1 PRO: $146

HFI 780: $155

*Prices from Amazon.com (USA)

post #5878 of 5935

Has anyone noticed that Ultrasones really make sounds stand out more, like it's firing them at you with a gun (which is pretty awesome), but that it glosses over a lot of texture doing it? It's especially noticeable to me in very fast sounds like hi hats and cymbals.

Maybe that's just the HFI-680, but it seems like that and a kind of ragged sounding midrange gives them a weird illusion of clarity. Wondering of any 580 or 780 owners notice this or if I'm just crazy.

(and now that I think about it, I think it's that "shooting sound" aspect that reminds me so much of Grados shoutiness... that and the crazy treble)

post #5879 of 5935

I've tried 3 sets of Ultrasone cans, and each experience has been weirder than the one before.  I haven't kept any of them.  Can't say I didn't like the sound.  Can't say I did.  Have never really been able to develop a strong opinion, other than "just plain odd sounding'.  I've got a set of Edition 8's coming in as I type this, and I'm ready to give it another good ol' college try.  We'll see.........

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Originally Posted by 200poundsofamp View Post

Has anyone noticed that Ultrasones really make sounds stand out more, like it's firing them at you with a gun (which is pretty awesome), but that it glosses over a lot of texture doing it? It's especially noticeable to me in very fast sounds like hi hats and cymbals.

Maybe that's just the HFI-680, but it seems like that and a kind of ragged sounding midrange gives them a weird illusion of clarity. Wondering of any 580 or 780 owners notice this or if I'm just crazy.

(and now that I think about it, I think it's that "shooting sound" aspect that reminds me so much of Grados shoutiness... that and the crazy treble)


They have intimacy similar to grados as you are noticing; more "up front sonics" or whatever you want to call it.

Ragged?

 


Edited by Mad Max - 7/18/11 at 11:25am
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