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post #106 of 450

Cool, not for use with v200 probably. Will use with Hifiman 801 or Pico dac either feeding a pico amp/hornet/or Lisa lll. May use macbook pro at times to the dac. I am surprised that the v200 would't work though.


Edited by dallan - 9/27/10 at 3:44pm
post #107 of 450

Work it does though I am not finding any synergy with it I suspect :)

post #108 of 450

I am looking at them for a portable upgrade to my esw-9.  With the JH13s the footfall noise is a huge problem for me in all but sitting or very little walking type situations.  The ED-8 is a strong possibility and the limited are beautiful.  For out and about i may just go for a used pair of the black and silver instead even though i like the limiteds.  Options are open for now though i guess.  Thanks.

post #109 of 450
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I am looking at them for a portable upgrade to my esw-9.  With the JH13s the footfall noise is a huge problem for me in all but sitting or very little walking type situations.  The ED-8 is a strong possibility and the limited are beautiful.  For out and about i may just go for a used pair of the black and silver instead even though i like the limiteds.  Options are open for now though i guess.  Thanks.


If you like the ESW-9 I think you need to take a look at the ESW10-JPN. IMO are the best sounding Audio Technica cans. I used to one the W11JPN full size cans and the ESW10-JPN killed them. I have nor heard the W5000 but for what I have read the ESW10-JPN have a more balanced sound and are perfect size for portable. I actually use them almost every night. they are in my night stand with an Ipod dock feeding a Violectric V200. They just sound great and at half the price or less of the Edition 8 depending on the model.
 

post #110 of 450

Thanks for the feedback but it looks like i am jumping on the limited.......scary though.

 

Edit-shipped and in transit


Edited by dallan - 10/6/10 at 7:53pm
post #111 of 450

Arrived, Wow! Bass huh?

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post #112 of 450

Hey dallan, welcome to the club! How do you like 'em?

post #113 of 450

Only had a couple of chances to listen so far.  They are beautiful though and  a definite keeper.  The bass is strong on my main low impedance amp and the soundstage is less than my DX1000s but in a direct comparison that i did quickly, i could tell that the Ed 8  was superior to them right away.  A good addition for my collection for sure.  I was mainly buying them for portable but they shine in the home rig quite a bit more.  Now the question is the amp.  I have really only done a preliminary check on my v200 and the Zana Duex.  With the Zana Duex the soundstage is bigger but they seem a bit thin.  With the v200 they are authoritative but maybe the bass is a bit intense.  Haven't tried the xcan v3 with its external power supply or the Lisa lll. 

 

I auditioned the ED 8 before it was released at a meet in Los Angeles.  Ultrasone sent a pair to preview.  I thought it was pretty good and thought maybe someday.  To tell you the truth it was mainly your comments and then Skylab as well that lead me in this direction.  I was having an issue with my portable set up and was trying to find a high end solution.  Originally i was going for the LCD-2 but i have had very little chance to use open headphones over here due to background noise lately so I decided against it when my place came up.  I also had a little issue with the sound integrity on the LCD-2, the mental burn in.  I don't know if having to adapt to headphones presentation so much is good and the sound for a while is disjointed with those.

 

Gotta say that as opposed to some impressions, I thought these sounded good right out of the box. 

 

Oh well there is the long winded answer, thanks for the welcome and your passion that helped me in this direction.  Once i get to listen more and on the other amps maybe i will add to what I am hearing.

 

Oh yeah, works well out of the pico amp being fed by the HM-801 and even directly out with the upgraded game internal amp.....but the phones almost seem too good for the portable scenario.

post #114 of 450

My Ipod touch 3G/ED 8 combo is pretty horrendous. I preferr the Porta Pro over it. Not to be dramatic I truly preferr the Porta Pro over it tongue.gif

 

On my Audio GD DAC19 based home system I enjoy it as much as my LCD-2 honestly. It may eat it ev like it did to my T1 and Pro 900. The Sabre 32DAC in my oppo also plays beautifully with it.  I have a bit fun trying to decide if the ED 8 do better on my Head one or my GHP. DX 1000 is the only headphone where I am really biased for the tube. I rediscovered this gem now since the LCD-2 really hurt my neck frown.gif

 

post #115 of 450

Yes this sound is so much more cohesive than the LCD-2s to me.  It just sounds right.  

post #116 of 450

Ed 8's take forever to break in.  I bought mine used with 500 hours of use, they have continued to open up a lot with several hundred hours more, I have no idea when the end point will occur.  Mine are amazing with ipod, great with Manley neo 300b preamp.

post #117 of 450
Well I probably have about an hour on mine.
post #118 of 450

Out of all the headphones I own, the Edition 8 is to me the most agreeable all around of the lot. They fit me just right, not too snug and not too loose. Their sound signature is just completely pleasant, a brilliant mixture of analytic and smoothness. Their top end is sparkly and the bottom end packs a punch. The soundstage is open and breathes, and yet they are intimate sounding at the same time.

 

Really the perfect balanced to my ears. Do other cans do things better? Sure, but few do everything at once as well as the Edition 8.

post #119 of 450

So far I think I agree with your whole statement except soundstage. The intimacy is nice but not as open and clear as my Zana Duex-HD800. Very well balanced and lovely though and the bass impact is good.

Edit-My fit is perfect too, fits my ears perfectly and the pressure is just right.  Like Goldielocks, just right.


Edited by dallan - 10/11/10 at 10:16pm
post #120 of 450

Here's a description of the Ed8LE from the Ultrasone US shop (haphazard spelling theirs):

 

 

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Matt Ruthenium Finish

Same specs ad Edition 8. Only 888 units built, Wooden wlnut inlay handcrafed with 7 layers of clear coating to protect from scratches. Brown leather from the Ethiopian sheep

 

So I can well imagine that the "foggy glow" that MuppetFace described is down to all those extra layers of clear-coat (not found on the other Ed8s?).


Edited by Dexdexter - 10/15/10 at 3:18pm
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