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post #2056 of 2067
Play my Ultrasones 5 days a week for over 2 hours each day.

They get the most run compared to my open headphones at home.

It's amazing how your lifestyle dictates your headphone listening.
post #2057 of 2067

These headphones have the most incredible bass I have ever heard, beats all headphones I've tried. It's tight, impactful as hell, fun, punchy, deep, all of it. I can't believe more isn't spoken on how amazing the bass is on the Edition 8.

post #2058 of 2067
Edition 8 will always be one of the top portables ever.

Hard to dethrone.
Maybe the ed5, but I found the ed8 more satisfying in tonality, while the ed5 was surely more refined, the ed8 was a bit more alive to me, maybe due to the less neutral signature then the ed5.

While the ed5 had bigger stage,
But with my ED8 mod,
It was more panoramic and fun.

Scroll back to the mod post in this thread if your curious.
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Edited by Maxx134 - 9/1/16 at 11:47am
post #2059 of 2067
Agreed. The quality of sound on them is terrific and took me by surprise. In addition, they are fun as heck. Those two traits are very hard to find in the world of high end headphones. They are the whole package. Some of the most beautiful and comfortable headphones I've used and they sound terrific without need for lots of expensive add on gear.
post #2060 of 2067

Hey guys, I just got my Ed 8s, and wanted to ask you guys why I'm having some reservation about them.  I'm not a very experienced audiophile, but I'm a musician and enjoy great detail, which these phones have.  But, I find the highhat and snare very harsh.  I'm not sure what "bright" sound means, but I'm thinking that my disapproval of the very high range being harsh means that it is "bright"?  I love the vocals and mids.  My other qualm is with the bass that everyone here seems to love.  I like very deep rumbling bass that resonates deep within, but not muddy bass.  I have Denon AH-D7100s and I LOVE the bass of those cans, I actually prefer the sound of my denons to these Ed 8s.  Denons seem fuller, warmer.  Do you think my reservation has to do with the fact that I haven't burned in the Ed 8s yet?   Please help, I want to love these because they fit me so well and are more portable.

 

Cheers you all!

post #2061 of 2067
E8 needs a long burn in - at least 400 hours. Then you begin to appreciate what they can offer.
post #2062 of 2067
I have also noticed a difference between the older units seemed more v shaped in signature while the new units seemed more flat .

Also there is a difference in the cups with will also impart a different tonality.
Of you get the newer fancy wood grain, it will be a flatter softer sound.
If you get the old shiny cups , they have a more vivid bassy sound.
When you tap in the cup with your nails you will note a difference in tonality of the cup.
Stiffer= more vivid

If you have an issue with the trebles, you can either get another ed8 version or mod them like I did a few pages back..
Edited by Maxx134 - 9/12/16 at 1:42pm
post #2063 of 2067

I own a pair in the 300's, and I must say it sounds pretty V shaped to my ears, so maybe there is something to your theory (although I have not tried a newer pair). The bass is extremely impressive (up there with the best of them) and it is, overall, a very exciting headphone with great detail. It has an exceptional design to boot. Vocals are crisp and clear.

 

The ear-pads are also great, provide a great seal and isolation without getting really hot like most leather/pleather pads get.

 

Has anyone with a pair of these heard better bass on a headphone? I think these (along with Pro 900) are right at the top.


Edited by TWerk - 9/13/16 at 8:12am
post #2064 of 2067
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Originally Posted by gfunk4698844 View Post
 

Hey guys, I just got my Ed 8s, and wanted to ask you guys why I'm having some reservation about them.  I'm not a very experienced audiophile, but I'm a musician and enjoy great detail, which these phones have.  But, I find the highhat and snare very harsh.  I'm not sure what "bright" sound means, but I'm thinking that my disapproval of the very high range being harsh means that it is "bright"?  I love the vocals and mids.  My other qualm is with the bass that everyone here seems to love.  I like very deep rumbling bass that resonates deep within, but not muddy bass.  I have Denon AH-D7100s and I LOVE the bass of those cans, I actually prefer the sound of my denons to these Ed 8s.  Denons seem fuller, warmer.  Do you think my reservation has to do with the fact that I haven't burned in the Ed 8s yet?   Please help, I want to love these because they fit me so well and are more portable.

 

Cheers you all!

 

 

Hey there! 

 

The "brightness" you are referring to is called sibilance. You'll notice it a lot when you hear high hats or "s" sounds in vocals. Unfortunately just about every ultrasone tends to be that way. It's also the reason the somewhat falsely sound really detailed. 

 

 

If you're coming from a Denon D7100 I doubt you'll get more bass from just about any headphone without major sound EQ. The D7100 have almost no damping so the sound resonates in the cup. Gives it that odd punchiness in the bass. 

post #2065 of 2067

The brightness is not simply "sibilance". Yes it has some of that, but it also has air and treble extension as well. Sibilance is in the 7-9 k region, and while they might have it, the brightness is not limited to and only because of sibilance. I actually think for me, it's the higher highs that tend to cause fatigue. (10K+)

 

I do think these are a very aggresive headphone, with sharp highs and the impactful bass. V shape for sure.

 

Another quality that is amazing to me (besides the awesome bass) of the edition 8, is the speed of the headphone. It is incredibly fast sounding. I like listening to electronic music, and it just sounds so speedy in attack. They are really dynamic and quick.

 

Mine is re-cabled, i don't know how much this improved it over a stock, but they sound as fast as heck.


Edited by TWerk - 9/15/16 at 9:43pm
post #2066 of 2067
Hey guys thanks a lot for the explanations. I even learned about sibilance which is exactly what I'm hearing and I don't like it. Also I think the earlier poster is right about the newer phones being flatter (less v) because the low end really isn't there for me. Too bad because these are great phones, I love the build and sound isolation, there is some real detail but the highs arw just too hard on my ears and the lows are too absent. Thanks again everyone!

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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post


Hey there! 

The "brightness" you are referring to is called sibilance. You'll notice it a lot when you hear high hats or "s" sounds in vocals. Unfortunately just about every ultrasone tends to be that way. It's also the reason the somewhat falsely sound really detailed. 


If you're coming from a Denon D7100 I doubt you'll get more bass from just about any headphone without major sound EQ. The D7100 have almost no damping so the sound resonates in the cup. Gives it that odd punchiness in the bass. 
post #2067 of 2067

Hi!  I listen to a lot of music.  Mostly various Rock, Pop, and Metal.  I listen to a lot of Sammy Hagar, Van Halen, Montrose, Chickenfoot, Tool, A Perfect Circle, Pusicfer, The Birthday Massacre, And various Power Metal and Symphonic Metal as well as getting into some different Black Metal.  Would the Edition 8 be good for me?  I have a Fiio X5 and am planning to get an Onkyo DP-X1.  Would those drive the Edition 8 well enough?  What version of the Edition 8 would be the best?  I do not need a microphone or controls for an Iphone at all.  I would prefer not to have to purchase a non mic cable additionally.  Thanks!

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