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post #106 of 5909

I have a question for all Pro 900 owners.

 

Alright, so I've always wondered about that really beefy 1/4 plug on the coiled cable. Well, yesterday I twisted that and found it can actually screw apart. But the things is, when you unscrew it, it literally falls apart and you can see all the wires and connections inside the jack itself. Has anyone ever noticed this? Why on earth can users unscrew this in the first place?

 

Thanks for anyone's help in the matter.

post #107 of 5909
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I've never attempted that, but will do so once I get back on campus from Winter break.  Weird.

post #108 of 5909

Have not noticed this and I really don't want to try.

 

I'm sure it wasn't meant to do this?

post #109 of 5909

My cheap Monoprice coaxial cable does this if I twist it the wrong way. I wouldn't expect something from Ultrasone to do it though.

post #110 of 5909

The jack used is made by Neutrik, and is commonly used for DIY applications, which is why it comes apart so easily. I think some Beyerdynamic headphones use it as well. I personally don't think it's a big deal that it comes apart.

post #111 of 5909
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The jack used is made by Neutrik, and is commonly used for DIY applications, which is why it comes apart so easily. I think some Beyerdynamic headphones use it as well. I personally don't think it's a big deal that it comes apart.


Thank you for that clarification. I am entirely new to the concept of DIY jacks, so I was a bit nervous when I first made the discovery. But now I can rest assured knowing this is perfectly fine and normal. I find it quite interesting actually that they would allow you such customization. I was just in initial shock at first thinking I did something to screw up the cable...

post #112 of 5909
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There is definitely some weird bias against Ultrasone on this site. I want the Pro 900s really badly now, but am also thinking about getting an amp for my balanced DT880s. I have to decide what to do. I know you guys will probably push me in the direction of the Pro 900s, and you are probably in the right. From what I have heard, the Pro 900s can do things that the DT880s cannot dream of, and are closed which is a plus for me. I could go that route and get an amp later, which is probably what I will do. If I get the pro 900s, I will let you guys know and will post a review here and in the reviews sections.

 

One thing that piqued my interest was one guy mentioning the Pro 900s ability with piano. I have this really cool album by Christopher O'Riley called Out of My Hands and he does piano interpretations of popular songs such as Us and Them by Pink Floyd and mother by Tori Amos, as well as All I Need by Radiohead.


The PRO900 are incredibly good with piano. Without doubt the best I ever heard and that includes K1000 and O2. The HD800 also failed miserably here compared to the PRO900.


Could you compare the Pro 900 to your Magnums?  Specifically in terms of speed on fast metal/rock if at all possible.  Unless I misunderstood what I read in the Magnum thread these are both supposed to be strong in this area and I am curious which comes out on top.  My interest in the Pro 900 comes from seeing someone mention that they are good for fast metal and I was already considering the Magnum for the same thing. 

post #113 of 5909

How big is this phones?

 

Should I get this or HD650? Haven't been seeing a nice deal on it :s

post #114 of 5909

anyone interested in getting the PRO900 or PRO2900 for $430 + shipping? local store sells them for this price and seems cheaper than amazon or ebay prices

post #115 of 5909
Hi,

How are the pro 900s when unamped and used with an iPhone 4? Do they retain their crazy bass?

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Edited by Pindi - 1/12/11 at 7:10am
post #116 of 5909

Yes. The amped sounds is a bit better and more defined, but even straight out from an iPhone 4 sound is very much acceptable. Just tried it! :)
 

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Hi,

How are the pro 900s when unamped and used with an iPhone 4? Do they retain their crazy bass?

Thanks
post #117 of 5909
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anyone interested in getting the PRO900 or PRO2900 for $430 + shipping? local store sells them for this price and seems cheaper than amazon or ebay prices

 

Sorry, the PRO 900 is easily had for $320 on eBay via buyauthorized. Seems like a decent price for the PRO 2900 though.

post #118 of 5909

i am interested to get the PRO2900 myself, just seeing if anyone else thinks its a good price

post #119 of 5909

I think it is a good price for the Pro 900. I really want closed cans though, so I have no interest in the 2900s, only the 900s. If you get them, be sure to tell us what you think. I have never seen such an absence of reviews for a headphone. I think I only know one person who has them, Muppetface.

post #120 of 5909

i've tried the pro2900 on a few occasions, i like the open soundstage, bass is nice (not too overblown), treble is ok (not too much sibilance), only issue i have with it is that the singer/voice seem a bit distant, as if u were sitting a few rows back

 

however, overall i enjoy the details, speed, and coolness of the 2900

 

i've also tried the PRO900, but once only, it wasnt pleasant, the treble was too sharp to be enjoyed, probably need more hours to burn in, whereas the PRO2900 would sound reasonable even when brand new out of box

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