Bottom line if you have good hearing you'll love em, they are extremely detailed.
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8/14/09 at 10:14pm
I love both the Zino and HFI-780.
I've asked the chief physician of the ENT department about the reduced pressure on the eardrum.
He said that loudness does not necessarily mean that you have more pressure on your eardrum (so it's true what Ultrasone says in contrast to what the review on anythingbutipod says), but that hardly matters at all as headphones don't damage the eardrum in the first place but they're only a threat for the middle ear.
Meaning from a medical point of view Ultrasones aren't (much) healthier than other headphones.
Thanks a lot for the feedback guys.
I am into New Age and Indian Instrumental music as well as artists like Enigma and Loreena McKennitt. One thing is for sure, to me these genres require powerful bass and clear highs in order to sound great.
One thing I must mention though my ONLY use for headphones are on my computer speakers. I am not into the professional aspect of music nor do I desire to purchase an amp however I do need above average quality sound when listening to my music.
I am a kind of guy that cannot get through a day without listening to at least an hour of music as weird as that may sound....
they do not require an amp. they sound better, but not by a huge amount. i own an ibasso D10 and although it improves bass and detail my ipod classic is a plenty good enough source. so long as your source is good, (a good DAC is important, D10 rocks for this!) you should have no trouble powering them.
now the down sides. they are very heavy which makes them uncomfortable after a while, and the headband digs into your head from the weight. the flip side is that they are built like tanks. they are most certainly not portable. the huge size, weight, and the 14 foot cable are not pocket friendly.
|my Zero Amp/DAC improves these tenfold compared to plugged directly into the computers sound card or ipod/Zune...|