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post #2956 of 5807

Wait for the drop my friends, then you shall see.

 

YOUR WELCOME FOR FINDING THE 1080p version.

 

post #2957 of 5807
Well. I recently got a nice job (IE: non-minimum wage and a lot of hours. Hey I'm a college student) and got my first paycheck today. I had purchased a pair of FA-011s to replace my M50s, but their open design didn't agree with my roommates. Apparently I went insane at some point today and ordered a pair of PRO 900s as replacements. I just wanted to say that I hate this site. redface.gif

Lets do a quick rundown of how much money this site has cost me:
-Etymotic ER-6 (AKA the gateway drug) = $90
-Ultimate Ears Super.fi Pro 5 = $150
-Etymotic ER-4P = $170
-CMOY amp off of eBay (long dead) = $50
-JVC FX500 = $130
-ATH-M50s (full-sized gateway drug) $80 (got a good price)
-Fischer Audio FA-011 = $120
-Ultrasone Pro 900s = $300

Total: $1090

A websites slogan has never been so true. biggrin.gif

Anyway, is there anything I should know about these? Being that they are obscenely expensive to me, I'd like to be armed with knowledge.
post #2958 of 5807

It's probably linked to the amount of tax we have to pay for bums to leech on our splendid social care... rolleyes.gif

 

Disclaimer: Saying that doesn't make me a capitalist. Every system has its flaws...

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Originally Posted by Digital-Pride View Post





I'm curious, just why are products made in Europe more expensive for Europeans versus the North American market?  I guess there's no such thing as a hometown discount?tongue_smile.gif



 


Edited by Leander7777 - 9/16/11 at 4:32pm
post #2959 of 5807
Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Blood_Raven View Post

Well. I recently got a nice job (IE: non-minimum wage and a lot of hours. Hey I'm a college student) and got my first paycheck today. I had purchased a pair of FA-011s to replace my M50s, but their open design didn't agree with my roommates. Apparently I went insane at some point today and ordered a pair of PRO 900s as replacements. I just wanted to say that I hate this site. redface.gif

Lets do a quick rundown of how much money this site has cost me:
-Etymotic ER-6 (AKA the gateway drug) = $90
-Ultimate Ears Super.fi Pro 5 = $150
-Etymotic ER-4P = $170
-CMOY amp off of eBay (long dead) = $50
-JVC FX500 = $130
-ATH-M50s (full-sized gateway drug) $80 (got a good price)
-Fischer Audio FA-011 = $120
-Ultrasone Pro 900s = $300

Total: $1090

A websites slogan has never been so true. biggrin.gif

Anyway, is there anything I should know about these? Being that they are obscenely expensive to me, I'd like to be armed with knowledge.


Sorry for your wallet man,i know because i also feel sorry for mine...tongue.gif

Can you be more specific?

We can talk for hours and hours otherwise...

 

post #2960 of 5807
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Originally Posted by Optimus Praim View Post




Sorry for your wallet man,i know because i also feel sorry for mine...tongue.gif

Can you be more specific?

We can talk for hours and hours otherwise...

 

you bought a 300 dollar amp to drive a 40 ohm headphone.
 

 

post #2961 of 5807
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Originally Posted by SkinnyPuppy View Post



you bought a 300 dollar amp to drive a 40 ohm headphone.
 

 


Oh yes....

But i have earned a place in Guinness World Records...biggrin.gif

Btw the amp is awesome,i don't regret it...

 

post #2962 of 5807
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Originally Posted by Optimus Praim View Post




Sorry for your wallet man,i know because i also feel sorry for mine...tongue.gif

Can you be more specific?

We can talk for hours and hours otherwise...

 


Sure. I heard that the pads need frequent washing? My FA-011s have valour (spelling?) pads too, and I just heard a passing reference. My M50s broke from fairly flimsy plastic and my own stupidity, so I would like to know if there are any parts of the PRO 900s that I need to be especially careful with.

Another question: Do the PRO 900s come with 1 or 2 cables? I believe the cable is user replaceable, and I'd prefer a less RIDICULOUSLY long cable like my FA-011s (they come with an extension) as opposed to my M50s. If not, what is a decent, more portable sized cable to buy?

I read that these do benefit from amping, but they don't require much power. Since I've obliterated the budget, would a Fiio E7 do well? I need a DAC too since I have crappy onboard audio at the moment. I was looking into the iBasso Boa DB2+, but its a bit expensive, and I'd like to keep it under $100. Any suggestions?

Lastly, feel free to throw in any advice that you think is prudent.

Thanks, man.
post #2963 of 5807


 

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Originally Posted by Optimus Praim View Post




Oh yes....

But i have earned a place in Guinness World Records...biggrin.gif

Btw the amp is awesome,i don't regret it...

 


I'm sure it is awesome, but i'm gonna bust you for it until I get a chance to hear it.

 

post #2964 of 5807
Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Blood_Raven View Post



Sure. I heard that the pads need frequent washing? My FA-011s have valour (spelling?) pads too, and I just heard a passing reference. My M50s broke from fairly flimsy plastic and my own stupidity, so I would like to know if there are any parts of the PRO 900s that I need to be especially careful with.

Another question: Do the PRO 900s come with 1 or 2 cables? I believe the cable is user replaceable, and I'd prefer a less RIDICULOUSLY long cable like my FA-011s (they come with an extension) as opposed to my M50s. If not, what is a decent, more portable sized cable to buy?

I read that these do benefit from amping, but they don't require much power. Since I've obliterated the budget, would a Fiio E7 do well? I need a DAC too since I have crappy onboard audio at the moment. I was looking into the iBasso Boa DB2+, but its a bit expensive, and I'd like to keep it under $100. Any suggestions?

Lastly, feel free to throw in any advice that you think is prudent.

Thanks, man.


FiiO E7 is a solid, solid decision. I'm sure others will agree with me that you can't go wrong with this combo. Factor in the DAC functionality and you got a no-brainer. In the future you can add in the E9 for extra juice. I'm certain an E9 can power any Ultrasone can (except maybe the Editions) to 99.5% of their potential.

 

post #2965 of 5807
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Originally Posted by The_Blood_Raven View Post



 

Quote:
Sure. I heard that the pads need frequent washing? My FA-011s have valour (spelling?) pads too, and I just heard a passing reference. My M50s broke from fairly flimsy plastic and my own stupidity, so I would like to know if there are any parts of the PRO 900s that I need to be especially careful with.

 

Yeah they catch dust very quickly but with a soft tooth brush you can easily wipe them...

How on earth you did that?

M50 is a freaking tank...

Pro 900 is also well build and feel solid in all areas..

 

Quote:
Another question: Do the PRO 900s come with 1 or 2 cables? I believe the cable is user replaceable, and I'd prefer a less RIDICULOUSLY long cable like my FA-011s (they come with an extension) as opposed to my M50s. If not, what is a decent, more portable sized cable to buy?

 

2 cables and both of them are replaceable.

One coiled,the other one straight..

The coiled one is not so long.

1.5m is the length i think but it ends in a 1/4 neutrik adaptor jack.

If you don't like to staff it in your pocket then you should get a shorter one,less than 1m should be fine if you can find any...

Or you can twist your straight cord like the one in the link...wink.gif

http://theclosetentrepreneur.com/cable-decluttering-with-a-twist


 

Quote:
I read that these do benefit from amping, but they don't require much power. Since I've obliterated the budget, would a Fiio E7 do well? I need a DAC too since I have crappy onboard audio at the moment. I was looking into the iBasso Boa DB2+, but its a bit expensive, and I'd like to keep it under $100. Any suggestions?

 

True and falce...

They don't require an amp but they sure benefit if having one...

I can't suggest a DAC as i don't have too much experience with them....

But i do own a Fiio E7 which i tested with my nephew laptop and it sounded better than the onboard..

 


 


Edited by Optimus Praim - 9/16/11 at 5:13pm
post #2966 of 5807
Thanks guys, that helped a lot!
post #2967 of 5807

If any of you could recommend a headphone that takes the pro900 sound, tightens up the bass and smooths out the highs, what headphone would you pick? I just got my 900s today and it's fun to hop around blasting metal, but the bass even with an amp feels a bit bloated/uncontrolled and the sibilance on vocals/cymbals is hard on the ears. My ultimate goal would be to find cans/IEMs that take the Etymotic ER4 sound and fill out the bottom end with some tight controlled punch. I have a feeling I might need to spend a fortune to get there but I think it might be worth it.

 

I'd like to mention that as other have said in this thread, I feel that amping these really does help to tighten up the bass. It's not just an issue of volume.

 

I'm also confused about placement of the phones on my head. Pushing the cups from touching the back of my ears to touching the front changes the sound dramatically. The holes in the metal plate that covers the drivers are towards the front of the cup. Should the holes be placed over the middle of my ear? I'm trying to figure out how the guys at Ultrasone want these headphones to sound.

 

Thanks!


Edited by mrip541 - 9/16/11 at 7:29pm
post #2968 of 5807
How about the PRO 2900, I only listen to metal really, and that are about as smooth as you can get without taking away from the music. You are supposed to listen with the headphone centered over your ears, but you can tone down the highs by pushing them forward a little.

Also try to wear them like in this pic from headroom

350
You get the best effect from the S-Logic this way.
post #2969 of 5807

I think I just found the ultimate band for these headphones: Skindred.

post #2970 of 5807

The pro900 change quite a bit with burn-in. They never become quite as smooth and tight as the pro2900, but I think you should give them time, before drawing any conclusions.
 

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Originally Posted by mrip541 View Post

If any of you could recommend a headphone that takes the pro900 sound, tightens up the bass and smooths out the highs, what headphone would you pick? I just got my 900s today and it's fun to hop around blasting metal, but the bass even with an amp feels a bit bloated/uncontrolled and the sibilance on vocals/cymbals is hard on the ears. My ultimate goal would be to find cans/IEMs that take the Etymotic ER4 sound and fill out the bottom end with some tight controlled punch. I have a feeling I might need to spend a fortune to get there but I think it might be worth it.

 

I'd like to mention that as other have said in this thread, I feel that amping these really does help to tighten up the bass. It's not just an issue of volume.

 

I'm also confused about placement of the phones on my head. Pushing the cups from touching the back of my ears to touching the front changes the sound dramatically. The holes in the metal plate that covers the drivers are towards the front of the cup. Should the holes be placed over the middle of my ear? I'm trying to figure out how the guys at Ultrasone want these headphones to sound.

 

Thanks!



 

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