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post #1831 of 1926

Congrats, and yes still one of the best closed headphone imo.  Hard to know without hearing them yourself though.  Some newer designs get those jumping on them and making claims but those that stay top and are still produced are a pretty dependable way to go even if owners get tired of posting about them after time.

post #1832 of 1926
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Originally Posted by dallan View Post

Maybe the 650s but the 800s? Wow, I own all thee of those and the 650 is smoother but the 800 needs toning down with equipment whereas th ed8 plays with almost anything very smoothly. Comparing the ed8 to the monument is like comparing the 800 to my grade 225.

Well, that's my opinion when they were plugged in my main rig. If plugged on my portable rig, yes the ED8 would generally fare better. I guess my ears didn't enjoy the S-Logic or something. It was definitely harsh to me.

 

I do miss their shininess though!

 


Edited by dleblanc343 - 7/31/13 at 10:28pm
post #1833 of 1926

I also have to chime in and agree with the 'Ed8 is almost borderline sibilant' talk of the last few posts, however my source sucks _big_ time. 

I've been thinking of spending some $$ on a Meridian Explorer for a while now, as a all-in-one dac+amp solution to pair with my laptop. Moving to a new country has left all the previous gear behind. Has anyone had any luck with the Ed8 and the explorer?

If any soul can recommend a different USB dac+amp combo in the <=$450 range, you have my complete attention. It doesn't have to be portable necessarily, and 24/192 isn't important.


Edited by DoomForce - 8/9/13 at 6:04pm
post #1834 of 1926

I just purchased the Edition 8s and I will say right out of the box they were very bass heavy, and were hard to drive. I had my AK120 at full volume to drive them. I let them burned in for 2 days and now they have come alive, bass is more tamed and sound stage has widened. I like their sound better than my one year old Sig Pros now. Might be putting them (Sig Pros) up for sale.

post #1835 of 1926
Is the Sig Pro easier to drive from a AK120? I mean,both of my Signatures are easy to drive from an IPOD classic if needed. From my Meier Stepdance is much better, but half vol on an Ipod is loud enough.
post #1836 of 1926
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Originally Posted by OddJobs View Post

I just purchased the Edition 8s and I will say right out of the box they were very bass heavy, and were hard to drive. I had my AK120 at full volume to drive them. I let them burned in for 2 days and now they have come alive, bass is more tamed and sound stage has widened. I like their sound better than my one year old Sig Pros now. Might be putting them (Sig Pros) up for sale.

I use the AK120 with volume at #50 usually.  Maybe i listen low but that is comfortable setting for me.  Did that ever change or are you still cranking it all the way up?   Glad to hear you like them, I want to hear the Sig Pro's but not holding my breath that they compete with these wonderful phones.  Anyway hope i can hear them to see if i want a back up at one point that has a different flavor.

post #1837 of 1926
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Originally Posted by dallan View Post

I use the AK120 with volume at #50 usually.  Maybe i listen low but that is comfortable setting for me.  Did that ever change or are you still cranking it all the way up?   Glad to hear you like them, I want to hear the Sig Pro's but not holding my breath that they compete with these wonderful phones.  Anyway hope i can hear them to see if i want a back up at one point that has a different flavor.

Is after I burned them in for a couple of days I now can have volume at around 55 on the AK120 and to get the same level Sig Pros are at 50. Edition 8s are getting better the more they are used so far.

post #1838 of 1926
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Originally Posted by OddJobs View Post

Is after I burned them in for a couple of days I now can have volume at around 55 on the AK120 and to get the same level Sig Pros are at 50. Edition 8s are getting better the more they are used so far.

Regardless of  where one may sit in any burn in debate, it is a bit of a stretch to imply that burn in effects a headphones efficiency. The brain is a complex organ.

post #1839 of 1926
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post #1840 of 1926
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Originally Posted by OddJobs View Post

Is after I burned them in for a couple of days I now can have volume at around 55 on the AK120 and to get the same level Sig Pros are at 50. Edition 8s are getting better the more they are used so far.


I actually looked today after posting, I was going to edit because early morning dog walk with the ed8 and ak120 and vol at 45 sounded as loud as I would want it. Funny the different listening levels that we all have.
post #1841 of 1926

The Ultrasone Edition 8's

 

One of the most underrated "portable" headphones of all time.


Edited by leadbythemelody - 8/30/13 at 1:56pm
post #1842 of 1926
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Originally Posted by leadbythemelody View Post

The Ultrasone Edition 8's

 

One of the most underrated headphones of all time.

 

In terms of on-head looks for a premium headphone, certainly. Most others look like a trying-too-hard anime enthusiast or two coconut halves.

 

 

Soundwise, I would have to say it's definitely not underrated.

post #1843 of 1926
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post

Just got my Edition 8's via UPS from a fellow Head Fier..............first impressions are very positive. Reference point is the Sig Pro I had for a month (traded for a D7000) -

 

Comfort - better than Sig Pro - ears fit in the pads perfectly, great seal and headband is better than the Sig Pro as well

 

Bass - better than Sig Pro by a smidge

 

Soundstage - much better than my Pro900's for some reason and better than Sig Pro. 

 

Looks..............well, if these aren't the best looking headphone on the planet I don't know what is. Low profile, lays on the head nicely - very portable - better than my M-100 (just sold) for sure.

 

I am sooooooooooooo glad I took the plunge. 
 

 

You've got me wanting to "take the plunge" too......regular_smile%20.gif

post #1844 of 1926
When we compare the Inner Fidelity measurements of both the ED8 and the SIG PRO we see a compareable fr response from bass to the mids. But the graphs of the SIG PRO are better regarding square wawes and thd&noise especially in the bass region. So for me the SIG PRO is the better choice, especially because its stealthy looks. And even though my ears are huge the pads fit me nicely. If you want the same good sound quality, a hyper bass, a wider soundstage and some bling bling you'd better walk the SIG DJ route instead. But I must confess, that I never had a listen to the ED8.
Edited by pietcux - 8/29/13 at 7:07am
post #1845 of 1926

anybody has the new version(s)?  the black or the pink one? 

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