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post #151 of 206
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Originally Posted by Eddy Flycatcher View Post
I do own both the Pro900 and the HD650 (also the ie8) I trading my Pro900 because the mod doesn´t really help my problem with the highs, I can live with the amount of bass, but the Ultrasone highs are too unnatural for me.
I have tried to enhance the sound by adding a Silverdragon cable (I bought from Kees) but it didn´t help the highs, it only tightened up the bass.

The HD650 is a very good headphone I would never sell....
I´ve heard the Grado RS1 and 2 and I didn´t like those either (again the treble was too much for me)

...hope that helps?
Judging from your signature, I guess that you're using Pro 900 with Graham Slee Solo?
Maybe it's just that the two doesn't got good synergy together.
I've used Pro 900 with a 6p13p tube amplifier, and it's good combination.
But well, the amplifier does smooth down the treble a lot.
post #152 of 206
Nothings wrong with it, I just want to keep 2 cans (grado included) and the hd600 seems to fit so many peoples' bills when it comes to an all around headphone.

Nah I haven't tried kees mod.
post #153 of 206
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Originally Posted by BabyPig View Post
Judging from your signature, I guess that you're using Pro 900 with Graham Slee Solo?
Maybe it's just that the two doesn't got good synergy together.
I've used Pro 900 with a 6p13p tube amplifier, and it's good combination.
But well, the amplifier does smooth down the treble a lot.
I have the Slee Solo and apart from a bit non existing soundstage on it compared to the Heed I was used to it works really well for me with the Pro 900.

I have owned the HD 650 as well and not really liked it but it was way better on the Slee Solo then on other amps I tried on it .
My suspicion is that he is just a guy who want rolled off treble and headphones that smoothen out recordings a bit more. HD 650 is a way more forgiving headphone then the Pro 900 so just makes sense that people complain about harsh treble since you do loose a bit of detail with it. The design goal seem to be to remove all faults on the recordings whereas on the Ultrasones bring out every little detail on them.

It just make sense people tend to preferr one over the other. I don´t expect many to love both the HD 650 and the Pro 900. Despite they are actually quite similar in many ways. I felt right at home with the HD 650 at the beginning so thought I would love them but no
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post #155 of 206
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Originally Posted by Eddy Flycatcher View Post
I don´t want to buy an amp that´s going to change the sound signature of all my headphones, I like the clean sound of the Solo. All my headphones sound wonderful through it....except Ultrasones, I have tried the Pro700, I do still have the 2500 and then I bought the 900, but I just don´t like Ultrasone highs.
I do not want rolled of treble, I liked the treble on the K701, and that´s not rolled off I presume? alas, the bass was not enough for me on the K701.
If you like the K701, you can try the Pro-650. 80% of the K701 sound stage, just with more bass, and not the annoying highs of the titanium drivers. The Pro-900 have better highs then the 750/2500.
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post #157 of 206
Funny how subjective this issue is. I just partially de-modded my Pro 900 by taking off the adhesive piece covering the middle hole of the plate holding the driver since it was smoothening the highs too much for my preference. Full details are now back on and I love it!
post #158 of 206
Me and ogvist (if I remember right) noticed that too s_nyc, how you mod the Pro 900 is your own choice and there can be many different sounds you can get with different amount of cotton for adjusting bass and making mids more forward and different amounts of felt pads for adjusting vibration dampening and covering middle hole for more or less highs.
post #159 of 206
Agreed - you guys should volunteer for a review of the different combinations! :-)
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post #161 of 206
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Originally Posted by Eddy Flycatcher View Post
Is it just me (I suppose it is ) but I expect a headphone in the price range of the Pro900 should sound good without having to go through all the trouble of stuffing it with cotton wool and felt pads, if that is the way to make them sound good than why didn´t Ultrasone do that in the first place?
I don´t like mods

I am thinking about recabling my Edition 9. We are all crazy!
post #162 of 206
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Originally Posted by Eddy Flycatcher View Post
Is it just me (I suppose it is ) but I expect a headphone in the price range of the Pro900 should sound good without having to go through all the trouble of stuffing it with cotton wool and felt pads, if that is the way to make them sound good than why didn´t Ultrasone do that in the first place?
I don´t like mods
Well no headphone are perfect not even the Pro 900 . KeeS modding in this case just let you tune the headphone more to your preferences what you think is right or good sounding. As mentioned we doesn´t all run the KeeS configuration but it´s a good starting point. You don´t have to do it but it´s a big plus having an option to mod a headphone for 20$ instead of the 500$ the full markl mod cost or something. That requires more skill to do yourself too I assume. It´s so ridiculously easy to open up the driver shell and put some cotton wool and stuff underneith.

There is some comments if not here so in there is something about Ultrasone thread. To go more in depth I don´t know if it would help much since as mentioned you may want it slightly different
post #163 of 206
I think the Pro 900 is perfect for its intended task, critical listening or studio application. That means presenting things very neutrally and in a serious manner and revealing microdetails and flaws. I think most modding is to alter the original function of the Pro 900.

There might be a "real" flaw in the Pro 900 though, in the past I've heard a couple of people say they suspected the circuit board in Ultrasone headphones of having a detrimental effect on the sound quality. I recently changed to balanced and hardwired a new blue dragon cable (same as last cable) and noticed the vocals were noticeably more intimate which I kind of doubt going balanced could've been the reason. Going balanced made many things different but at the same time I also removed the circuit board to hardwire my Pro 900 so I have no clue what caused what. But if anyone is pro at soldering and wants to see if removing the circuit board improves sq, the circuit board comes out with just two tiny screws and then can be lifted out easily, and then maybe one can temporarily resolder the internal wiring to the detachable cable to see if there's a difference. Someday I might get a male 1/4" connector to finish my balanced to SE adapter to test if that is true or not.
post #164 of 206
For me the Pro900 is as close to perfection as I need. Very full bodied well balanced sound. Excellent detail and instrument separation, powerfull bass when required, sweet mid range and extended but not sibilant highs. I have simply placed felt strips on the external metal housing (without covering any holes), which helped with condensation issues and I think improved the sound. Not sure about the sound improvement as I couldn't be bothered taking the felt off to compare. They sound perfect, so I am not going to "tweak" them any more at all. Simply a beautiful sounding headphone, suitable for almost all genres, well all that I listen to anyways.
post #165 of 206
Anyone ever compared these to an Edition 9?
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