Originally Posted by namaiki
Question! Looking at your signature and profile, it would seem that you like the W1000X more than the Ultrasone Signature Pro? How do/did they fare against one another?
Unfortunately I didn't get the chance to do an a b between them but I did get the W1000X within a few days of the Sig Pro's so them memory was very fresh. When I got the Sig Pro I was instantly floored by them and imo light years ahead of anything I had previously heard, but as time went on I found a few things lacking, firstly I couldn't get a comfy fit and never felt that disappearing feeling which for me is very important to getting immersed in the music, and by the end I just found them purely uncomfortable. secondly the bass is just lacking, maybe coming from neutral cans it wouldn't be a problem but their just wasn't enough for me especially in the mid bass. Finally I started having times when the S - logic plus just simply didn't work for me and times that it did which got pretty annoying, and when it didn't work the soundstage was very closed and left and right. Now onto the W1000X at first listen I was impressed but not wowed as with the Pro's but the first thing that hit me is the comfort, In another league to the Pro's and I didn't expect them to be as light as they were either, I also far prefer the larger cups on the at's. Next was the soundstage which although not huge just feels more natural than the S -logic, again it could be that fact that I felt less claustrophobic because of the bigger cups. Vocals on both are rich and lush but I preferred the slightly less forward vocals on the Pro's, but I'm usually very intolerant of forward upper mids but the at's still keep it soft and rich unlike many others ( especially iem's ) with forward upper mids that just sound like harsh screeching imo. The highs on both are sparkly but never harsh and I find both equally enjoyable in that respect. The biggest plus for the at's was the bass, instantly I felt at home, all the woodies I've ever tried have had this natural, pure timbre to the bass and these were no exception, slightly boomy on certain tracks but I quite like that. I was also pleased that they have a pretty big hump in the mid bass which again I really like although I know many don't, but it never felt so heavy that the mids were swamped. The sheer quantity and timbre and naturalness of the bass is what is really swinging it in favour of the W1000X at the moment.Edited by noxa - 9/26/12 at 1:00pm