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It comes with two cables, one a big quarter inch plug, the other the smaller 1/8th inch plug that fits into DAPs, computers, and the like. Whether it fits in an Iphone, I don't know. If it is that annoying highly recessed version, probably not.
I've had a pair since about July, and absolutely love them. They are massively good for drum & bass, dubstep.. infact electronic music in general.
I got them from the same place (buy authorised on ebay for $320)
There are probably not the best headphones to go for if you listen to alot of classical or jazz, as there is a bit of a hole in the midrange (as other posts have pointed out, its just slightly recessed). Mine have got way over 200 hours on them now though, so I'm not sure weather its the burn in, or just my ears getting used to the sound, but I cant notice recessed mids nearly as much as when I first got them.
The other thing that really sorts itself out with burn in is the sibilance, to begin with, I actually equalised 7-10hz down a bit just because the highs on some tracks tended to be a bit sibilant for my liking. much better now though :-)
The other thing is. A load of people complain about the top of the headband being uncomfortable where the pad rests on their head. I've never even noticed this, and I use them for gaming as well, so have them on for hours at a time... find them really comfortable.
At some stage I am going to do Kee's mod on them, just haven't gotten around to it yet.... eventually it will happen ;-)
Also. Pindi, the short cable 3.5mm jack fits into my ipod, but then its not one of the recessed ones. Ive just measured it, and the plastic sleve has a 9mm diameter. at worst I guess you'd have to buy an adapter for it.
I use my Pro900 for gaming, combined with my Essence STX set to 8 channels and Dolby Headphone enabled.
They are amazing! They are like aural wallhacks.
You can pretty much locate any nearby enemies by the sound of their movement/footsteps and track them through the wall by sound until they are in front of your gun barrel. Boom headshot! :)
Sad to say, as much as I love my PRO 900, I'm on the verge of letting it go. I am using my UM3X more often since I don't stay in my dorm much. Can't justify bringing a huge headphones in the library. :( Someone convince me from selling it.
I'm in the same situation man. I have some headphones I use on the go, but I always have the Pro900s waiting on me when I get back in my dorm. I'll never sell them though; they sound much better than the ones I carry everywhere. Unless you prefer the UM3X sound more than the 900s, don't sell 'em. Just my two cents.
I've updated the original post (at the bottom) to reflect some changes from burn in and the one small nitpick I have about these headphones. It is such a small gripe, but it can be noticeable and since I haven't really said anything negative about them, I figured I might as well share one, even if it is so small.
EDIT: Since I wrote this review, the Pro 900s have been becoming more and more refined. The bass still hits hard, but they sound good with every genre I throw at them. Metal, Electronic, Acoustic, Classical, etc all sound just great on these headphones. I've come to recognize the Ultrasones as some of the finest gaming and movie cans I've ever heard. They really need to be heard to be believed, as its so rare to find headphones that provide great bass while maintaining some of the best positional cues I've experienced.
I 100% agree, especially about the gaming. I just finished up with my last extensive comparison of the D2000 and Pro 900 today. All I'll say now is, it takes one heck of a headphone to eat the D2000 like the Pro 900 did...
If I had to throw out one negative about these headphones, it is that their left/right channel separation can be a bit pronounced sometimes. Some notes can sound like they are coming from quite an extreme left or right position. This makes the soundstage feel a little less cohesive at times. This rarely happens however, and it is such a small gripe that it almost isn't worth mentioning.
Hmm, I think I've only had an issue with that one time. But after I tried the same song with the D2000, I came to a conclusion it was the song itself. But that was just one case. Other than that, haven't noticed that yet.
I used to own a pair of D2000s. I sold them after I got the Pro 2500s which I auditioned for only about a week. Were not burned it yet either. I have to say that my 2500s have transformed quite substantially after the number of hours I put into them up to this date. For the past couple weeks I just keep saying WOW when I have these on. They definitely have "blossomed."
I kinda wish I went closed instead of open; noisy roommates. So now I'm eying the 900s to replace my 2500s. I'd expect them to sound even better!