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post #61 of 123
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Originally Posted by 12thgear View Post
By the way, why isn't there more love for the HFI-680 'round these parts? They offer plenty of deep bass, and this is coming from a Denon AH-D2000 owner. The HFI-780 must be bass monsters.

The HFI-680s are a bit underrated. Most folks just jump to the 780s. When Scott (S2) re-cabled my 680s, he said the same thing- "these sound pretty darn good, but not much popularity"...


post #62 of 123
Because more people have tried out the HFI-780 than HFI-680 . If I blow up my pro 900 I'd definitely get the HFI-680 though.

Also you can reduce teh clamping force of Ultrasones

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/2821957-post2902.html
post #63 of 123
Beyer DT-250 pads have been recommended to make the Ultrasone *80s more comfortable. Mine arrive today.
post #64 of 123
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The HFI-680s are a bit underrated. Most folks just jump to the 780s. When Scott (S2) re-cabled my 680s, he said the same thing- "these sound pretty darn good, but not much popularity"...


Understandable. Who wants a 680 when there is a 780.

I always wanted to hear the 780 but if the 680 is cheaper I may afford it. But I burned this months saving on a goldpoint headphone pro and I pretty much promised I would get out of this expensive hobby not long ago... but after this amp I am done unless you evil tongues continue your evil quest
post #65 of 123
Why do you want to get the HFI-680 when you have the pro 900? Kees modding the pro 900 makes it about as musical as the HFI-2200 but with like 3x more detail. I avoid doing the Kees mod only because I'm still enjoying the pro 900 vibrating.
post #66 of 123
You might want to check out this other thread:

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/ult...al-not-382287/
post #67 of 123
I would just want to hear every headphone in the world .
post #68 of 123
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I would just want to hear every headphone in the world .
That doesn't even sound remotely fun.
post #69 of 123
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Why do you want to get the HFI-680 when you have the pro 900? Kees modding the pro 900 makes it about as musical as the HFI-2200 but with like 3x more detail. I avoid doing the Kees mod only because I'm still enjoying the pro 900 vibrating.
Does it lost some vibrating/bass after mod?
post #70 of 123
I think too many people are getting caught up in the model numbers. The HFI-780 isn't better than the 680, just different (more bass). They really should have called it the "HFI-680B" or similar.

FYI I haven't heard the 780s, but my opinions are based upon the reviews of others that have heard both and Ultrasone's own descriptions.
post #71 of 123
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Originally Posted by TopPop View Post
That doesn't even sound remotely fun.
What is not fun listening to new headphones
post #72 of 123
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Does it lost some vibrating/bass after mod?
Yes, cotton+felt pads dampens the vibration, allows you to focus on the normal sound more.

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Originally Posted by MCC View Post
I think too many people are getting caught up in the model numbers. The HFI-780 isn't better than the 680, just different (more bass). They really should have called it the "HFI-680B" or similar.

FYI I haven't heard the 780s, but my opinions are based upon the reviews of others that have heard both and Ultrasone's own descriptions.
I would think the 780 has more detailed highs also since it has freq response up to 26khz instead of 25khz of the 680. More resolving highs and lows are probably better for gaming and movies than music, very often with music you want less detail and more smoothness.
post #73 of 123
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Originally Posted by MCC View Post
I think too many people are getting caught up in the model numbers. The HFI-780 isn't better than the 680, just different (more bass). They really should have called it the "HFI-680B" or similar.

FYI I haven't heard the 780s, but my opinions are based upon the reviews of others that have heard both and Ultrasone's own descriptions.

This is true. Each Ultrasone has its own unique sound. Some may be better, given certain model #s, some are personal preference.

I own the HFI-580, 680 and 780 (2 pairs). The 580s have more bass than the 680s but less than the 780s and are not as detailed as the 680s or 780s. Still a fun can. The most balanced sound among the three is the 680.
I also own the HFI-700 and it too is balanced in the spectrum, with more bass than the 680 but less than the 780.

IMO, all Ultrasones have bass, that is not their weakness. The 780s also have very piercing highs that make your eyes water, out of the box, along with great deeeeeep bass. The highs and lows seemed detached from each other while still being prominent. Burn-in and a re-cable took care of that.
post #74 of 123
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Originally Posted by oqvist View Post
What is not fun listening to new headphones
Yeah... but... all of them?
post #75 of 123
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Originally Posted by 12thgear View Post
The HFI-780 must be bass monsters.
Actually, not bass monsters per se -- but they DO get the bass RIGHT.

I had (and sold) Denon D5000 and D2000 -- but I now own Ultrasone HFI-780. PRO 900 and PRO 750.

Each is similar to the other, but still a slightly-different SQ from each other, so I rotate them -- just can't decide a favorite!
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