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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

I can't believe he didn't go for the TMA-1 if he listens to a lot of EDM. It'd be my go to under $200 for EDM. It's dark as outer space, but I loved it with DnB and Dubstep. 

 


I guess he just wasn't as much of a basshead as he thought.

 

I also had another friend try out my S4i (I wanted him to listen to a certain song, not my equipment, and I'm still not all that comfortable passing around IEMs unless I don't use them much and I really want them to hear something), and he compared them to having subwoofers in his ears. Another hooked.

post #4907 of 6431
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Originally Posted by Rawdawg3234 View Post


Well lets start with s-logic which Ultrasone uses to bounce the "music" off of your outer ear before it enters your ear canal. They claim this produces a 3-D quality and gives it more of a realistic feel since live music is heard this way. I am a believer. However it does take a few listening sessions to get used to this effect. But once I did I loved it.
They are also extremely comfortable and have a rugged quality about them. You feel like these things can take a beating. They employ an ultra plush velvet to cushion the headband and for your ear cups. I also like that they plug into only one side (the left) of your headphone.
Comparing them to the hd650s I'd say they are hands down better but also different completely. I like the hd650s by the way. Where the sens are analytical with an emphasis on mids and soundstage the pro2900s are lively and in your face with excellent, but not overdone, lows that add to the enjoyment of the music.
My opinion is that the hd650s are good for a session of musical reflection and relaxation.
The pro 2900s are for more aggressive moods and while multitasking.
Also Ultrasone claims they shield you from 98% of electromagnetic radiation.
If you want to know more just look for a thread on the subject.

 

You forgot the highs. The Ultrasones are REALLY bright.

post #4908 of 6431
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Originally Posted by macrocheesium View Post

You forgot the highs. The Ultrasones are REALLY bright.
I don't know about low end ultrasones but the 2900s are dark compared to my other ultrasones. Very very dark.
post #4909 of 6431
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I don't know about low end ultrasones but the 2900s are dark compared to my other ultrasones. Very very dark.

 

Dark compared the the HD 650? They're definitely bright compared to everything else I've had (except the DT990; those were about the same).

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Originally Posted by macrocheesium View Post

Dark compared the the HD 650? They're definitely bright compared to everything else I've had (except the DT990; those were about the same).
Dark compared to my other ultrasones. I'd say they're livelier than my hd650s. I wouldn't say they are bright at all.
Edited by Rawdawg3234 - 9/22/12 at 8:28pm
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They usually freak out when they see/hear how many pairs of headphones I've got. I just completed my profile and freaked out a little, too. I mean, and I just added the ones I own right now, not the ones I used to own. I have to control myself once I graduate and get an stable job. 

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Originally Posted by Arkyle View Post

They usually freak out when they see/hear how many pairs of headphones I've got. I just completed my profile and freaked out a little, too. I mean, and I just added the ones I own right now, not the ones I used to own. I have to control myself once I graduate and get an stable job. 

 

Really think that will happen? You are just going to want to upgrade to better models biggrin.gif

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A pair of colleagues were about to listen to some music on youtube through a pair of supermarket quality Phillips headphones. I stopped them just in time and lent them my ATH-ESW9's. Their jaws pretty much hit the floor and they wanted to buy esw9 headphones on the spot. I told them to cool it, take their time and consider other options. There are a lot of good headphones available in the esw9 price band.

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My CEO walked by my desk and saw my Mr Speakers Mad Dogs and Schiit Asgard.  He picked up the cans and told me to play something.  There was some Cannonball (Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderly: "One Man's Dream") on my playlist, so I fired it up.  I didn't really get any comments about the audio quality other that "it sounds damn good".  I did however get a line of "who knew Dave was so classy" about the jazz.  There's a bit of giving me hell for being "sophisticated" going around the office.

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Originally Posted by jazzerdave View Post

My CEO walked by my desk and saw my Mr Speakers Mad Dogs and Schiit Asgard.  He picked up the cans and told me to play something.  There was some Cannonball (Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderly: "One Man's Dream") on my playlist, so I fired it up.  I didn't really get any comments about the audio quality other that "it sounds damn good".  I did however get a line of "who knew Dave was so classy" about the jazz.  There's a bit of giving me hell for being "sophisticated" going around the office.

How do you like that combo? I'm not feeling so hot on it right now. My mad dogs sound great but very flat. Either that or the D5000's 650 and HE-400 next to it are just bright as hell. The bass is very nice in my mad dogs, but is missing a lot compared to all the others.

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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

 

Really think that will happen? You are just going to want to upgrade to better models biggrin.gif

I trust my ability to settle down after getting the Amperior and the Sennheiser HD 700 (I prefer these over the HD 800)...although I want a pair of Sony V6s....and maybe.. maybe a replacement for my retired Etys..and...oh, who am I kidding? 


Edited by Arkyle - 9/24/12 at 9:47pm
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Back to… a place we've never gone, How do you think the "EarPods" will change the audio industry? (with the previous being the "most common" headphones around as of now)

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Originally Posted by DarkSleip View Post

Back to… a place we've never gone, How do you think the "EarPods" will change the audio industry? (with the previous being the "most common" headphones around as of now)

 

If you're referring to those new earbuds (?) Apple's shipping with their new gadgets (e.g. iPhone 5, upcoming iPod Touch, etc.), then I seriously doubt it's going to affect the audio industry very much. Sure, a lot of people will probably take note of the improved SQ over the previous model, but chances are pretty good that they'll just think that these are "the new best earphones in the market, second only to Beats" (ugh).

 

Sorry about that. I'm not necessarily a hater, but I get this humongous urge to act sarcastic whenever people bring up iBuds (sorry— EarPods) or Beats cans in a conversation; the fanaticism they inspire is a bit irritating, not to mention disheartening. 

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Originally Posted by Arkyle View Post

I trust my ability to settle down after getting the Amperior and the Sennheiser HD 700 (I prefer these over the HD 800)...although I want a pair of Sony V6s....and maybe.. maybe a replacement for my retired Etys..and...oh, who am I kidding? 

 

And you might end up like me. I took a hiatus from audio upgrades for about five years ago, then came back and felt I was behind and had to upgrade everything. LOL

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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

And you might end up like me. I took a hiatus from audio upgrades for about five years ago, then came back and felt I was behind and had to upgrade everything. LOL

You guys are scaring me...
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