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post #61 of 450

Actually yes; I have the 650 cord which really makes the bass and drums come forward on the Sennheisers, whereas even though there is not a bass deficiency on the Ed-8's, it's just too balanced and I think I really prefer more upfront slam that I get on the 25-1's. For example I like to listen to the first two songs on the Jeff Healy "A Mess of Blues" album, and I just don't get the same feeling that like, I have to stop what I'm doing and just listen to the music because it sounds so good, like I feel with the 25-1's.

 

I'm on the fence on whether to keep or return the Edition 8's because I'm not sure how much I will prefer to listen to them. But they are the most comfortable set that don't press my glasses against my head. Like I said, I need encouragement to keep them. I did a search last week but didn't notice any review from you (I did think I found one short review from someone), although I did notice your comment that you think they are your best closed headphone (hope I got that right!).

post #62 of 450

Yep - they are my second favorite of all the headphones I currently own, second only to the Beyer T1.  I personally think they are light years ahead of the 25-1 (which I owned for years).  But that is JMO - YMMV.  The key is to listen to what YOU enjoy - who cares what anyone else thinks.  If you prefer the 25-1 - sell the Ed 8!

post #63 of 450

Wow, those look freakin awesome indeed!

I wonder how they sound...

 

Any news on a price yet?

post #64 of 450

Probably the same as the other 2 models which means very, very good. Price translated from yen comes to about $2,300

post #65 of 450

The real question for me is - will it even be offered in the USA?  They are not for sale on Ultrasone's Germany e-store (just the existing 2 Ed 8's).


Edited by Skylab - 5/15/10 at 9:30pm
post #66 of 450

I don't think they are on sale now. They said it will be released in summer.


Edited by Jian - 5/17/10 at 12:41am
post #67 of 450

Ahhhh...OK, thanks.  So I will cool my jets and save my nickles

post #68 of 450

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Edited by Hypernova16 - 5/18/10 at 4:54pm
post #69 of 450

Can you link to that?

post #70 of 450

See if this link works... 

 

See? I told everyone electronics cost more in Japan.  But it's still 2 T1's at US pricing I understand 

post #71 of 450

My ALO cabled received this morning, guess wouldn't buy the limited ed8 in quite a while. Will start to burn them in now.

post #72 of 450

You know that headphones for outdoor use are fashion accessories, right?
 

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That's just silly.  First they raise the MSRP by $200 for a "special edition" Palladium version.  Now they decide to raise it by a whopping $800 simply because they title it "limited edition", give it a different color leather, and engrave the word limited inside the ear cup swivel piece where no one will ever see it?  I honestly despise companies that engage in practices like this to sell their regular products at inflated prices.  No changes where it counts sonically, just externally, and you want an additional $800 for them?

 

I'm sure there is no coincidence with the price hike either.  Edition 8, 888 units, $800 in crease in MSRP.  Yawn.

 

edit: Timbre, keep your HD25s. They sound great, they're more durable and not prone to fingerprints or scratches. They're the type of headphone that lasts a decade, while the Ed.8 will look like sh*t within a year or two.


Edited by anetode - 5/17/10 at 1:16am
post #73 of 450

I've never tried an Ultrasone 8...but somehow, I don't think we'll be seeing obscenely gorgeous, extinct hardwoods or pads made with alpaca scrotal sacs. 

 

And too bad that Ultrasone uses wood for accents alone; they've always prided themselves on using molded plastic everywhere - especially when it comes to showing off their logo.


Edited by poikkeus - 5/17/10 at 1:32am
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See if this link works... 

 

See? I told everyone electronics cost more in Japan.  But it's still 2 T1's at US pricing I understand 


It did, thanks.  Still not sure if I will jump or not...

post #75 of 450

Skylab, if you will, I call dibs on your current ed. 8 
 

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It did, thanks.  Still not sure if I will jump or not...

Edited by carm - 5/17/10 at 12:37pm
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