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post #1921 of 1931
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Originally Posted by dallan View Post

I find the sq scales up more with the ed8 then the Sig pro when upgrading source. That said, I haven't used the headphone out from an iPod or iPhone in years. Just my experience with different sources.


You should try that from time to time, is does not hurt you...:ph34r:

post #1922 of 1931

I just received my ed8 romeo today. Apparently the 2 tin or metal piece attached to the connector fell off at the moment I unpack the box. I've contacted the ultrasone in Australia but they are on a exhibition, so they will be back to the office later this month and then sort out my problem. :(

 

Anyway, I've been listened to the phones for 2 hours. I am actually very impressive with this phone. I am using the ibasso d6 which is an amp/dac and my macbook pro as the source. At first, I didnt know what's the best genre or strength in terms of sound. So I was put up some soundtracks by two steps from hell and shiita to panzu by Joe Hisaishi. Comparing it with my t5p, t90 and hd650, I was kinda disappointed at that moment. ed8 romeo sounds very aggressive, not as musical or analytical compared to other three. But when at put up some Frank Sinatra, I was amazed. The vocal is very front, powerful and influential while the low and high is also well covered. Celine Dion's "My heart will go on" is so stunning with ed8 romeo, it feels like after she finished singing each line, your ear can still feel the impact of it. Man, English is my second language, I really dont know how to express that feeling.

 

P.s. I agree that the stock cable is pretty ****ty, any recommendation for a good after-market cable? Moon-audio recommends the silver dragon v3 which is 400 something USD, has anyone tried that and recon it's worth the price or if there is a better one?   

post #1923 of 1931

Oh yah, I can tell there is a difference between my "macbook pro -> ibasso d6 -> ed8 romeo" and "mackbook pro -> ed8 romeo" which I believe the set up with dac/amp has more micro-details. So I think using a DAP would make the sound better than the iproduct maybe?

post #1924 of 1931

Just received my Ultrasone Ed 8.

I know that these phones are either hated or loved... 

I've read about how bright they sound out of the box and various other things like muddy etc.

 

With all that in mind i was expecting to be a bit disappointed during my first listen to them fresh out of the box.

However...

I'm positively surprised!

Comparing to my Sony EX1000 i've been using with my Hugo, the bass has more impact, the details ARE there and the highs are not making my ears hurt..

So far really like listening to Muse and similar music, compared to my EX1000 that never was this  fun. 
Perhaps it's the Hugo working it's magics or i had low expectations :-)

 

Anyways, very happy so far, this will be a great portable setup.

post #1925 of 1931
The EX1000 trained you ears for the ED8 treble....
post #1926 of 1931
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Originally Posted by thebratts View Post
 

Just received my Ultrasone Ed 8.

I know that these phones are either hated or loved... 

I've read about how bright they sound out of the box and various other things like muddy etc.

 

With all that in mind i was expecting to be a bit disappointed during my first listen to them fresh out of the box.

However...

I'm positively surprised!

Comparing to my Sony EX1000 i've been using with my Hugo, the bass has more impact, the details ARE there and the highs are not making my ears hurt..

So far really like listening to Muse and similar music, compared to my EX1000 that never was this  fun. 
Perhaps it's the Hugo working it's magics or i had low expectations :-)

 

Anyways, very happy so far, this will be a great portable setup.

The first time i put them on my head i loved them. At that time, when they we're released, people were saying they trumped the the HD800s. Still one of my favorite and most versatile headphones and the sound always pleases. FWIW i think the sound of the Ed8 is more audiophile than the SigPros. I like the Sigpro, same sound signature and maybe more balanced but as people who compared them at the last meet said, the Ed8 did sound higher quality. more detailed and nice low bass impact. That said, the Sigpro is newer and has it's proponents who are very vocal. I do like them both either way.


Edited by dallan - 6/26/14 at 11:20am
post #1927 of 1931

pietcux, I'm seriously tempted to join you as an owner of both SigDJs and SigPros someday (loving my SigDJs) :)

 

Only thing is the comfort as a glasses wearer, its OK but even after months of use, in order to wear the Sigs for a long period of time (2-4 or more hours) I need to adjust my glasses frames up to thetop of the pads (or above) which means they're on an awkward angle. Could be my metal-frame glasses too though...

 

Anyway seeing the Ed8s have such a different shape and look awesome, and are supposedly so similar in sound (some people who prefer one or the other or love both equally), how does the comfort compare with SP vs Ed8?

 

Also the SP I think is actually a better portable due to being more rugged, more understated in appearance (I think Ed8 Ruthenium black is the only one I like and its still very shiny), plus detachable cables are a big plus I think. Apart from the Limited Edition Ed8s which are way more $$$. I think maybe a kind of neutral response (SP) might be a good thing as compliment to the SDJs too... I think I've answered my own questions really... but still interested in the comfort comparison

post #1928 of 1931
I also wear a titanium frame with round tube earpieces. Diameter is 2mm. Not very nice with cans. Had the Beyer DT1350 for some time. It is on ear, with those glasses it was simply painfull.. My next frame will be much more headphone friendly I guess. I have no clue about the comfort or sound of thr ED8 because I never had it. But maybe a different set of glasses would be much more efficient. We should start a thread on cans and glasses.
post #1929 of 1931

are there any better portable or transportable headphones better than ultrasone edition 8? or more specifically editioin 8 romoe?

post #1930 of 1931

not sure.

personally, my ED8 sounds like crap when powered by iphone....

They need at least my RPX-35 to get the proper sound out.

 

Hence not sure you can say they are truly portable.

I think CIEMs or IEMs are better fit as portables compare to full size cans.

They just sounded better due to better isolation.

 

Out of my portable player, every phone can be somewhat portable, so they is no comparison here.

If you mean closed phone, I think LCD-XC maybe better? Or even the ATH-W3000ANS?


Edited by AlanHell - 7/27/14 at 8:04am
post #1931 of 1931
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Originally Posted by AlanHell View Post
 

not sure.

personally, my ED8 sounds like crap when powered by iphone....

They need at least my RPX-35 to get the proper sound out.

 

Hence not sure you can say they are truly portable.

I think CIEMs or IEMs are better fit as portables compare to full size cans.

They just sounded better due to better isolation.

 

Out of my portable player, every phone can be somewhat portable, so they is no comparison here.

If you mean closed phone, I think LCD-XC maybe better? Or even the ATH-W3000ANS?

hm-901 powers the ed8 pretty well!

No idevice tho, just noooooooo...nooooo...noo...

 

Due to the size of LCD-XC and w3000ANS, they don't seem to be as portable, but the sound quality is likely to be better than ed8 with the right source even I have not heard any of these :0

 

I'll probably just go for the CIEM then

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