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post #211 of 5883

Using a different earpad on a Ultrasone will change the sound for the bad.

I've tried out the Pro 550/650 pad on the Ultrasone Pro 2500.

I assume it will cause the same or similar problems for the Pro 900.

 

Even though the HFI 2200,2400, and Pro 750,900,2500,2900 all use velour pads they all have their own pads.

I think the Pro 2500 and 2900 might be the same just the silver/grey has become black. Ultrasone moved the blue and silver/grey color scheme to black and silver/grey

The HFI 2400 I'm sure uses the same pad style of HFI 2200 just went from orange to black.

 

 

The only place I know of to get Ultrasone replacement pads from is Ultrasone's own website Germany and USA webstore.

 

post #212 of 5883
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Originally Posted by mibutenma View Post

Using a different earpad on a Ultrasone will change the sound for the bad.

I've tried out the Pro 550/650 pad on the Ultrasone Pro 2500.

I assume it will cause the same or similar problems for the Pro 900.

 

Even though the HFI 2200,2400, and Pro 750,900,2500,2900 all use velour pads they all have their own pads.

I think the Pro 2500 and 2900 might be the same just the silver/grey has become black. Ultrasone moved the blue and silver/grey color scheme to black and silver/grey

The HFI 2400 I'm sure uses the same pad style of HFI 2200 just went from orange to black.

 

 

The only place I know of to get Ultrasone replacement pads from is Ultrasone's own website Germany and USA webstore.

 


 

Thanks for the info. Great to know, being a new Pro 900 user. 

 

 

Shamrock134-

I agree about the velour.... the skin just around my ears gets a bit itchy and irritated sometimes. But after a while of the awesome sound, I am completely distracted and forget about it!   o2smile.gif

post #213 of 5883

Yeah it is bareable and I do soon forget about it. It's just when it rubs against my skin/hair I get that same sensation as somebody rubbing their feet on carpet where it sends shivers down my spine!frown.gif

 

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Originally Posted by cn11 View Post

 

Thanks for the info. Great to know, being a new Pro 900 user. 

 

 

Shamrock134-

I agree about the velour.... the skin just around my ears gets a bit itchy and irritated sometimes. But after a while of the awesome sound, I am completely distracted and forget about it!   o2smile.gif

post #214 of 5883

Just got my Pro900s today.  First impressions are awesome.  I love my DT880/600s but listening to songs with the Pro900s shows me how much bass I really have been missing.  The depth of the bass is fantastic.  Treble is nice, the detail is there and I don't hear any sibilance.  

 

I also don't have any issues with the earpads, I prefer the felt type pads to pleather anyway.  I do notice some clamping with the Pro900s but I am sure that will relax a bit.

 

Back to listening...

 

post #215 of 5883
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Originally Posted by draven5494 View Post

Just got my Pro900s today.  First impressions are awesome.  I love my DT880/600s but listening to songs with the Pro900s shows me how much bass I really have been missing.  The depth of the bass is fantastic.  Treble is nice, the detail is there and I don't hear any sibilance.  

 

I also don't have any issues with the earpads, I prefer the felt type pads to pleather anyway.  I do notice some clamping with the Pro900s but I am sure that will relax a bit.

 

Back to listening...

 


Cool, glad to hear you are enjoying them right away... sounds just like my impressions as soon as I got mine and plugged them into my Arrow amp. I was super paranoid about hearing bright metallic highs after some of the impressions which warn against harshness/sibiliance, but thankfully I really don't find that to be the case. I'm actually quite pleased with the quality of the treble, and the detail/layering/resolution. I honestly expected them to only be a small increase in SQ over the recabled 780s, but right away found them to be a pretty significant jump. Much more refined, detailed, and encompassing of a sound.

 

Yes, back to listening! 

post #216 of 5883
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Originally Posted by draven5494 View Post

Just got my Pro900s today.  First impressions are awesome.  I love my DT880/600s but listening to songs with the Pro900s shows me how much bass I really have been missing.  The depth of the bass is fantastic.  Treble is nice, the detail is there and I don't hear any sibilance.  

 

I also don't have any issues with the earpads, I prefer the felt type pads to pleather anyway.  I do notice some clamping with the Pro900s but I am sure that will relax a bit.

 

Back to listening...

 


I also find there to be a little clamping on the PRO 900s. Sometimes I notice it, sometimes I don't. It also ends up hurting my ears after having them on for a long duration of time, but I only really notice it if I move them or take them off my ears.

post #217 of 5883

Another thing I noticed, the placement of the Pro900s is crucial.  Sliding them forward will decrease detail and increase bass, sliding them backwards will increase the treble and the bass starts dropping off.  It all comes together though when they are placed in the Goldilocks zone... so to speak.  biggrin.gif

post #218 of 5883
Thread Starter 

Because of the offset drivers, positioning is indeed important.  I don't find that the sound changes to drastically, but there is definitely a "sweet spot" where you can tell the soundstage is at its best.  As a general rule, you're ears should be pretty much positioned in the dead center of the ear cup.  This was hard to get used to at first, as the K701 sounded its best with my ears almost as far back as they could go.

post #219 of 5883

I think most of the sound leakage from the PRO 900 is through the cups, not from the pads.

post #220 of 5883
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Originally Posted by cn11 View Post



Quote:
Originally Posted by draven5494 View Post

Just got my Pro900s today.  First impressions are awesome.  I love my DT880/600s but listening to songs with the Pro900s shows me how much bass I really have been missing.  The depth of the bass is fantastic.  Treble is nice, the detail is there and I don't hear any sibilance.  

 

I also don't have any issues with the earpads, I prefer the felt type pads to pleather anyway.  I do notice some clamping with the Pro900s but I am sure that will relax a bit.

 

Back to listening...

 


Cool, glad to hear you are enjoying them right away... sounds just like my impressions as soon as I got mine and plugged them into my Arrow amp. I was super paranoid about hearing bright metallic highs after some of the impressions which warn against harshness/sibiliance, but thankfully I really don't find that to be the case. I'm actually quite pleased with the quality of the treble, and the detail/layering/resolution. I honestly expected them to only be a small increase in SQ over the recabled 780s, but right away found them to be a pretty significant jump. Much more refined, detailed, and encompassing of a sound.

 

Yes, back to listening! 


Are you planning to recable these ever? Maybe even balance them? That is what I will probably do eventually. Haloxt recommends Black Dragon, but also says balanced helps just with decent grade large gauge cable.

post #221 of 5883
Thread Starter 

If I audition the D7000s and find out I like the Pro 900 better, I would definitely considered balancing them with Black Dragon and buying a hi-end balanced amp for them.  The Pro 900s have made me realize how much I love bass, and I think the D7000 are the only other hi-end cans that would have the bass I crave.

post #222 of 5883
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Originally Posted by Coupe View Post

I think most of the sound leakage from the PRO 900 is through the cups, not from the pads.



When I had the PRO550's, I always suspected it was the part in between the cup and the pad.

post #223 of 5883
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Originally Posted by Jibbie View Post

If I audition the D7000s and find out I like the Pro 900 better, I would definitely considered balancing them with Black Dragon and buying a hi-end balanced amp for them.  The Pro 900s have made me realize how much I love bass, and I think the D7000 are the only other hi-end cans that would have the bass I crave.


That is not exactly true. The Kenwood DX1000 gets good reviews for bass, as does the LCD-2 and the Smeggy Thunderpants. I may get a pair of Thunderpants, and if I do, I will keep you posted.  

 

Haloxt says balancing the Pro 900s improves speed, control, and channel separation. 

post #224 of 5883
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Originally Posted by GeorgeGoodman View Post



Quote:
Originally Posted by Jibbie View Post

If I audition the D7000s and find out I like the Pro 900 better, I would definitely considered balancing them with Black Dragon and buying a hi-end balanced amp for them.  The Pro 900s have made me realize how much I love bass, and I think the D7000 are the only other hi-end cans that would have the bass I crave.


That is not exactly true. The Kenwood DX1000 gets good reviews for bass, as does the LCD-2 and the Smeggy Thunderpants. I may get a pair of Thunderpants, and if I do, I will keep you posted.  

 

Haloxt says balancing the Pro 900s improves speed, control, and channel separation. 


I compared the bass of the LCD-2 vs the PRO 900. The PRO 900 has more quantity, though less controlled and extends less than the LCD-2.

post #225 of 5883



 

Check out the JVC DX1000. They had the most mindblowing bass out of any headphone I've heard.



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Originally Posted by Jibbie View Post

If I audition the D7000s and find out I like the Pro 900 better, I would definitely considered balancing them with Black Dragon and buying a hi-end balanced amp for them.  The Pro 900s have made me realize how much I love bass, and I think the D7000 are the only other hi-end cans that would have the bass I crave.

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