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Originally Posted by Dexdexter View Post

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

 

 

 

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?).


The clear coating in only on the wooden inlay. It gives it a really nice almost glass-like finish. The ruthenium on the other hand almost looks like it was buffed to get that velvety look. I'm pretty sure there isn't any extra coating on the ruthenium compared to the other Ed. 8s though.

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The clear coating in only on the wooden inlay. It gives it a really nice almost glass-like finish. The ruthenium on the other hand almost looks like it was buffed to get that velvety look. I'm pretty sure there isn't any extra coating on the ruthenium compared to the other Ed. 8s though.

 

Cool, thanks for clearing that up. Choosing between the LE and Palladium is not gonna be easy...
 

post #123 of 450

Hard choice, i just had to make it too, LE won.


Edited by dallan - 10/15/10 at 5:16pm
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Hard choice, i just had to make it too, LE won.

 

Indeed, I've been leaning toward the Palladium, since it would match up perfectly with my iQube & iPhone 4 in a portable rig, but this thread is causing me to reconsider.
 

post #125 of 450

I just ordered my pair yesterday and they should hopefully arrive tomorrow (I'm looking at you FedEx ). I recently sold off my Denon D7000s to help "subsidize" the Edition 8s mainly because as closed headphones, the D7000s isolate as well as open headphones (and leak sound too). The Denons are incredibly comfortable with sub-woofer like bass, but I get better/truer bass from my LCD-2s, so with similar noise isolation/leaking properties, there is no real reason to own both.

 

They look incredible and the new storage case is the best I've seen. I'm also heartened to hear that they are also a sonic improvement over my now sold D7000s (but for more than 2x the price, I would hope so).

 

post #126 of 450

I will be looking forward to your impressions on them as they could be the perfect upgrade for my pro900's. 
 

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They look incredible and the new storage case is the best I've seen. I'm also heartened to hear that they are also a sonic improvement over my now sold D7000s (but for more than 2x the price, I would hope so).

 

post #127 of 450

I find the LCD-2/ED 8 complementing eachother superbly. DX 1000 got back in the picture again with the Ref9 though. It´s like a Venom suite it conspires against me when I want to get rid of it to ease my wallet frown.gif

post #128 of 450

I second the LCD-2 / Edition 8 combo. They both do different things very well. A perfect compliment.


Edited by MuppetFace - 10/27/10 at 10:02am
post #129 of 450

Indeed - the LCD-2 and Ed 8 are a great pairing.

post #130 of 450

Mine just arrived! Hats off to FedEx for overnight delivery from Knoxville, TN to Toronto!

 

Right off the bat...I'm thinking wow...what bling bling. As nice as the Rutheniums looked...these are outstanding. I love the leather box (best storage box yet (compared to HD800, T1, D7000, LCD-2 storage boxes).

 

Just gave them a quick listen as I'm working right now and they maintain that fabulous D7000 subwoofer-like deep bass (a very good thing). And from what I remember when I last heard the standard Ed. 8s, the noise isolation is simply outstanding. Better than my previous favourite SRH840s/DT770s in that regard.

 

Also, very light and quite comfortable.

 

Can't wait to give them a run after work!

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Mine just arrived! Hats off to FedEx for overnight delivery from Knoxville, TN to Toronto!

 

Right off the bat...I'm thinking wow...what bling bling. As nice as the Rutheniums looked...these are outstanding. I love the leather box (best storage box yet (compared to HD800, T1, D7000, LCD-2 storage boxes).

 

Just gave them a quick listen as I'm working right now and they maintain that fabulous D7000 subwoofer-like deep bass (a very good thing). And from what I remember when I last heard the standard Ed. 8s, the noise isolation is simply outstanding. Better than my previous favourite SRH840s/DT770s in that regard.

 

Also, very light and quite comfortable.

 

Can't wait to give them a run after work!

Congrats! Do let us know how they perform against your other high end phones.

Cheers!


 

post #132 of 450

So I've had the better part of my afternoon at work and a little break tonight after dinner with the Ed. 8s and so far I am very happy with my purchase. Although the price is a bit nuts, they are excellent sonically. They retain the subwoofer like bass presence/impact of the D7000s, though it seems more controlled on the Ed. 8s. The mids seem more forward (early on though) and the treble goes up pretty well (though I think I prefer the D7000s' treble presentation a bit more at this time). The sound stage for a closed headphone is pretty remarkable and better than most closed headphones I've tried/owned.

 

Isolation wise they do isolate better than any closed can I've heard (and the leakage is minimal). So far, it's worked out, I've purchased a closed headphone that isolates very well (and leaks very little) and sonically a nice bump up in improvement over the D7000s (isolation/leakage wise a HUGE improvement over the Denons).

 

The construction of the Limited Edition is simply breath taking (including the leather box)....it is the best looking headphone (or bling bling) I've owned to date. It's the Bugati of the headphone world...no doubt.

 

Comfortwise, they are very light with a medium clamp (not bad at all with my large melon) and sit nicely on my head with no issues whatsoever. The Denons were still more comfortable though (one of the three best headphones IMO for comfort).

 

Tried it with both my Concerto and MAD tube amp and both sound really good, though I'm preferring my MAD tube amp (you called this one Rob ).  I preferred the D7000s by a good margin with my Concerto as stark contrast.

 

More to come later this weekend!

post #133 of 450

Nice thanks for the impressions MacedonianHero

post #134 of 450


 

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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

So I've had the better part of my afternoon at work and a little break tonight after dinner with the Ed. 8s and so far I am very happy with my purchase. Although the price is a bit nuts, they are excellent sonically. They retain the subwoofer like bass presence/impact of the D7000s, though it seems more controlled on the Ed. 8s. The mids seem more forward (early on though) and the treble goes up pretty well (though I think I prefer the D7000s' treble presentation a bit more at this time). The sound stage for a closed headphone is pretty remarkable and better than most closed headphones I've tried/owned.

 

Isolation wise they do isolate better than any closed can I've heard (and the leakage is minimal). So far, it's worked out, I've purchased a closed headphone that isolates very well (and leaks very little) and sonically a nice bump up in improvement over the D7000s (isolation/leakage wise a HUGE improvement over the Denons).

 

The construction of the Limited Edition is simply breath taking (including the leather box)....it is the best looking headphone (or bling bling) I've owned to date. It's the Bugati of the headphone world...no doubt.

 

Comfortwise, they are very light with a medium clamp (not bad at all with my large melon) and sit nicely on my head with no issues whatsoever. The Denons were still more comfortable though (one of the three best headphones IMO for comfort).

 

Tried it with both my Concerto and MAD tube amp and both sound really good, though I'm preferring my MAD tube amp (you called this one Rob ).  I preferred the D7000s by a good margin with my Concerto as stark contrast.

 

More to come later this weekend!


LOL I guess you took tomorrow off Peter.

post #135 of 450

glad to hear they are keepers right out of the box, peter.

the good news:  they just keep getting better.  (whether that's psychological burn-in or mechanical burn-in).

 

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