Originally Posted by donunus
What is it with these ultrasones? Its the most controversial brand ive ever encountered. Its really a love/hate thing and nothing in between.
I was curious too, so when a local head-fi'er offered to trade me my old APS V3 sennheiser cable and his Pro 750 for a few weeks, I bit to find out what the fuss was.
...and look where it got me. My wallet hates you, Ross!
|I'll take a photo soon of the proper way to pack them in the flight case - they do fit properly if done right! (but no photo at 1AM here)
That'd be awesome if you could Larry, that flight case is too nice to not put it to use
Ergonomics is much improved. The oval, smaller earcups make for a much snugger fit, I'm not constantly fiddling and adjusting like I was with the Pro 750. The leather is definitely a luxury feeling too, very nice compared to that itchy velour. Clamping force is a bit too high for comfort at the moment though, but I expect that to relax over time. And yay for dual-entry cable, no more bumping into that damn Pro 750 cord with my shoulder!
The first thing I noticed audially is an increase in clarity and resolution over the Pro 750. Problems with my source material that the Pro's glossed over have become more audible, and really well recorded material leaps out at me with remarkable clarity. Its like I was previously peering through a slightly misted window, and now someone's come along and removed the window panes.
There seems to be a deeper, weightier bass response than the Pro's as well. The overall coherence of the headphone is slightly lacking at the moment though, images and attacks are a little diffuse.
These are brand new though, and still in their first few hours of burn in. More impressions to come later