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Ultrasone Edition 9 for rock?

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I'm looking at a pair of UE9s to serve as a more "rock-oriented" 'phone than my R10s. How do you guys think they would serve in that capacity? I've heard that Ultrasones do rock quite well. I certainly do NOT expect the 9s to supplant the R10s, but I would like something that can really SLAM when I choose to crank Thin Lizzy! I'm not a fan of the Grado sound, so those are out. I strongly considered the L3000s, but after reading people's comments and hearing them briefly some time ago, I think I would rather save some cash and opt for something else. Thoughts? :
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Here's a big vote for the Edition 9 for rock. The tight and wicked fast bass is to die for (especially with a proper amp). For reproducing guitar distortion, I can almost imagine where the gain setting was on the guitar amp during recording; it's that revealing. Finally, drums sound just like, well, drums; kind of what you hear at live shows. Involving, natural, resonant.

They also handle high volume levels very well; almost seeming to come more alive with each clockwise twist of the knob. I'm glad they are closed so I don't get the you'll-go-deaf looks as happens when I crank the HE60s.

Whether they are a better rock phone than the R10s; however, cannot help there, as I kept missing them when they went up for sale so the Edition 9 (and RPX-33) was my consolation prize.

This pairing is the best rock rig I've owned. For major/perfect slam, I do think you need an amp that's up to the task. Given that piece, they follow orders perfectly.

ETA - Oh, I see you have a B52. . . guess you kind of have enough juice, given that heaven-on-spikes wonder.
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Here's a big vote for the Edition 9 for rock. The tight and wicked fast bass is to die for (especially with a proper amp). For reproducing guitar distortion, I can almost imagine where the gain setting was on the guitar amp during recording; it's that revealing. Finally, drums sound just like, well, drums; kind of what you hear at live shows. Involving, natural, resonant.

They also handle high volume levels very well; almost seeming to come more alive with each clockwise twist of the knob.

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x2. Definately!
post #4 of 6
never heard an r10, but the 9's rock.
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The UE9 is a killer heapdhone for rock, that is my main heapdhone now, and I only listen rock and jazz/rock.....
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The UE9 is a killer heapdhone for rock, that is my main heapdhone now, and I only listen rock and jazz/rock.....
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Overall, the Edition 9 is an excellent can, but it's most amazing attribute is the kickass bass. You can really feel the bass drum thumping
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