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post #241 of 5880

Scytus-

Something else in the Ultrasone line perhaps? The 780s I have are quite nice, and they run just fine out of any DAP I've used them with. Of course they're not quite up to the level of refinement that the 900s have.

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PRO 900... Space Helmet Mod?

 

Ultrasones have the most unique sound signature that I have heard thus far... Unfortunately there is no perfect headphone so there will always be compromises to be had.

 

I would say look towards Denons.


If there is such a thing..and if it wouldn't affect the sound.

 



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PRO 900... Space Helmet Mod?

 

Ultrasones have the most unique sound signature that I have heard thus far... Unfortunately there is no perfect headphone so there will always be compromises to be had.

 

I would say look towards Denons.

Denons are actually semi-open and reportedly leak a little sound, so i am going to have to disagree.
 


I know the D2000's are considered as such, but I read the D1100's isolate well, and don't leak; or did I probably misunderstand?

 


 

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Scytus-

Something else in the Ultrasone line perhaps? The 780s I have are quite nice, and they run just fine out of any DAP I've used them with. Of course they're not quite up to the level of refinement that the 900s have.



I've actually been considering the HFI-580's (and Denon D1100's) for a while now, I enjoy bass. If I could save up to buy a closed solution (that has no leak problem), sounding comparable to the PRO900's airyness with a nice punchy bass, and no immediate need of an amp, I'd get that.

post #243 of 5880

This headphone continues to impress with each passing day. The bass is just..you gotta hear it :)

 

As a D2000 owner I can confirm they leak and don't isolate well at all. and the build quality sucks. (imo)

post #244 of 5880

Scytus, the Sony  Z1000 looks like they isolate well.

Cn11, how is the bass on the Z1000 compared to the Pro900?

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Scytus, the Sony  Z1000 looks like they isolate well.

Cn11, how is the bass on the Z1000 compared to the Pro900?



They're two very different animals. The Pro 900s have a huge, extended, somewhat round bass... while the Z1K has more of a taut, quick, and definitely much leaner bass. Two opposite flavors for sure. I personally like a really present low end, so I naturally gravitate toward the Ultrasone.... That's not to say that the Z1K is totally anemic, no way. They do represent it pretty nicely when music material calls for deep bass to be there. It's just not in the tactile, air moving sort of way that the Pro 900s can muster.

post #246 of 5880

I also own the ES10 and I'm surprised you found it to have more bass than the Pro900. I use the bass boost on my arrow with the es10 as I think it needs a little more, whereas bass boosting the Pro900 doesn't really feel necessary.
 

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The ES10 I had for a while had more bass than my Pro 900. I thought the Pro 900 was a better headphone overall and the isolation on the ES10 was just too bad to use as a portable so I sold it. The Pro900 was my first full size headphone and I have since collected quite few other cans, which I all enjoy for their different strenghs, but if I had to keep only one it will be the Pro900 without a doubt.

I am still very curious on the DX1000 and keep checking the sale forum but you have to be quick to snatch one.


 
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This headphone continues to impress with each passing day. The bass is just..you gotta hear it :)

 

As a D2000 owner I can confirm they leak and don't isolate well at all. and the build quality sucks. (imo)


I'm surprised you said the build quality sucks.  I'd be hard pressed to find a headphone that's built more solidly than the 900s. In that case, I'm curious which headphone you would consider to have good build quality.

post #248 of 5880
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Scytus, the Sony  Z1000 looks like they isolate well.

Cn11, how is the bass on the Z1000 compared to the Pro900?



They're two very different animals. The Pro 900s have a huge, extended, somewhat round bass... while the Z1K has more of a taut, quick, and definitely much leaner bass. Two opposite flavors for sure. I personally like a really present low end, so I naturally gravitate toward the Ultrasone.... That's not to say that the Z1K is totally anemic, no way. They do represent it pretty nicely when music material calls for deep bass to be there. It's just not in the tactile, air moving sort of way that the Pro 900s can muster.



Blah, any other contenders that have better isolation/leak management?

post #249 of 5880
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He was referring to the D2000's build quality.  While I think they look awesome, they are indeed quite fragile.
 

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This headphone continues to impress with each passing day. The bass is just..you gotta hear it :)

 

As a D2000 owner I can confirm they leak and don't isolate well at all. and the build quality sucks. (imo)


I'm surprised you said the build quality sucks.  I'd be hard pressed to find a headphone that's built more solidly than the 900s. In that case, I'm curious which headphone you would consider to have good build quality.

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sorry about that; my comment was about the D2000s, not the 900s. The 900 build quality is definitely top-notch. My D2000s broke and I treated those things like a newborn.

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This headphone continues to impress with each passing day. The bass is just..you gotta hear it :)

 

As a D2000 owner I can confirm they leak and don't isolate well at all. and the build quality sucks. (imo)


I'm surprised you said the build quality sucks.  I'd be hard pressed to find a headphone that's built more solidly than the 900s. In that case, I'm curious which headphone you would consider to have good build quality.

post #251 of 5880
Thread Starter 

The Pro 900s make long nights of homework and studying such a pleasure.  So easy to put them on, turn up some Trance, and just go to work.

post #252 of 5880

Yep, they sure are amazing headphones. It's funny, but I ordered them pretty much on a whim right on the heels of receiving the Z1000s (which I really liked when I got them), and now I don't want to listen to anything else. Previous to the Z1000 I got the TMA-1, and each phone has been highly enjoyed at first, but now with the Pro 900s things are simply kicked up to a whole new level. They're the first headphone which has satisfied the search on all levels right away. With the TMA-1s I felt they were slightly dark, but didn't realize just how much so until I got the Z1000s. With the Z1K I thought they were incredibly detailed, but had a somewhat narrow soundstage-- again, I had no idea how much until I picked up the Pro 900s. The Ultrasones have every bit of extension and detail that the Z1Ks do, but with a huge and well defined space. Then there's their bass. They seem to do it all so far. I have a feeling it will take quite a large step up to better them. 

post #253 of 5880

Really makes me wonder about the 2900s very_evil_smiley.gif

post #254 of 5880

Yeah, I've wondered about them too, but they're open back. I have to stick to closed back for my listening situations, mainly being at work, and at night later on when I don't want any sound leakage to keep people awake.....

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Thread Starter 

I would love to hear the 2900s, along with a few other Ultrasone models.  Namely the Edition 8s, 9s, Pro 750, and the HFI 580s and 780s.

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