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post #76 of 5883

To clarify, the container is 96'L x 125'W x 96'H. Like this:

 

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It was full, so I had no idea where inside that space it would be, and would basically have to take everything out, in front of the people who had just finished filling it up, to get to find it. The only reason I knew it was inside was because our systems tell us what packages have been scanned into which containers.

 

It just stinks that by the time it's delivered tomorrow, I'll be heading out to work for the most part. Heck, I might even cross paths with the delivery van on the way there. angry_face.gif


Edited by Riku540 - 1/4/11 at 10:22pm
post #77 of 5883

My favorite way of receiving is FedEx, I see there trucks and two things cross my mind.  One is waiting for the mail man after sending all of those box tops for the toy on the back of the cereal box, the other is Santa Claus.normal_smile%20.gif

post #78 of 5883

I deliver (part-time) for FedEx and own the PRO 900.  I suppose I should finally subscribe to this thread. L3000.gif

post #79 of 5883

Wow, wonder how many FedEx employees are Head-Fi'ers as well...

 

I often wondered if I was the only one. tongue_smile.gif

 

I have seen quite a few Beats and Bose come through my location... As bad as they are I am very surprised that they are not shipped in discrete packaging considering the price tag on them...

 

In any case the afternoon couldn't come any slower. angry_face.gif

post #80 of 5883

The one thing about the Pro 900 that delivers.  The Piano.  It sounds AMAZING out of the Pro 900.

A more balanced Pro 900 is just a Keyes mod away.

post #81 of 5883

Initial impressions (few mere minutes out of the box; powered by the FiiO E7/E9):

 

Coming off the DT 880, the sound is extremely different. At first I wasn't sure how to receive it, but then I started off with a rock/electronica song. I switched in to full-fledged electronica and I immediately grinned.

 

You guys weren't kidding about the explosive, but more importantly non-invasive bass. If the DT 880's bass quantity is 7/10, the PRO 900's bass quantity is easily 10/10, but not at all bloated, overpowering, and does not sacrifice the mids or wash down the highs at all. The texture is also accentuated.

 

I can see why people say these cans are unforgiving; you can tell that the highs have very little to no margin of error. Thank goodness I'm a lossless or nothing kind of guy. I will say the highs are very precise and have a very nice sparkle to them.

 

The detachable cables are very cool; the coiled cable doesn't bother me like I thought it would. Perhaps its that it's coiled tightly and for only half of the way instead of those terrible cumbersome fully and loosely coiled cables. The biggest win for me is that these are the first, and only audiophile full-sized headphones that fold. I'm not sure I'll have the guts to take these out of the house, but if I ever did, life would be very easy.

 

Also, these are much lighter than they look, and initially much larger than I had expected as well. Jibbie is right though; these are built like a tank. Very very comfortable.

 

The S-Logic is not obvious, and to be honest I'm still searching for it. If anything, I'm very surprised at the soundstage for these being closed headphones; as others have said, perhaps this is what the S-Logic does. I guess I'm just not sure what to listen for in regards to S-Logic.

 

I'm trying to think of what else I haven't commented on; let me know if you have any other questions. For the record, I'm not a huge believer of burn-in but I will be doing so regardless. I will however, not be Kees modding these. Just my personal preference.

 

Next up, PRO 900 + Astro Mixamp.

 

Also, +1 for buyauthorized, for anyone having doubts about them. Brand new and unused.

 

EDIT: About to head off to work, but I decided to pop in the included demo CD at the last minute. VERY impressed. I'll have to try the demo CD with my other headphones to see if it is either the recordings, or the S-Logic at work. I wouldn't be surprised if the recordings themselves have a lot to do with it, as a lot of music to this day is mastered quite poorly, unfortunately.


Edited by Riku540 - 1/5/11 at 3:36pm
post #82 of 5883
Thread Starter 

Great impressions Riku540.  I'm happy to hear that you are liking them.  Let us know how the change with burn in (if they do).  I'd be interested in a comparison with the DT880 as well! 

 

Congrats on the new toy biggrin.gif
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Riku540 View Post

Initial impressions (few mere minutes out of the box; powered by the FiiO E7/E9):

 

Coming off the DT 880, the sound is extremely different. At first I wasn't sure how to receive it, but then I started off with a rock/electronica song. I switched in to full-fledged electronica and I immediately grinned.

 

You guys weren't kidding about the explosive, but more importantly non-invasive bass. If the DT 880's bass quantity is 7/10, the PRO 900's bass quantity is easily 10/10, but not at all bloated, overpowering, and does not sacrifice the mids or wash down the highs at all. The texture is also accentuated.

 

I can see why people say these cans are unforgiving; you can tell that the highs have very little to no margin of error. Thank goodness I'm a lossless or nothing kind of guy. I will say the highs are very precise and have a very nice sparkle to them.

 

The detachable cables are very cool; the coiled cable doesn't bother me like I thought it would. Perhaps its that it's coiled tightly and for only half of the way instead of those terrible cumbersome fully and loosely coiled cables. The biggest win for me is that these are the first, and only audiophile full-sized headphones that fold. I'm not sure I'll have the guts to take these out of the house, but if I ever did, life would be very easy.

 

Also, these are much lighter than they look, and initially much larger than I had expected as well. Jibbie is right though; these are built like a tank. Very very comfortable.

 

The S-Logic is not obvious, and to be honest I'm still searching for it. If anything, I'm very surprised at the soundstage for these being closed headphones; as others have said, perhaps this is what the S-Logic does. I guess I'm just not sure what to listen for in regards to S-Logic.

 

I'm trying to think of what else I haven't commented on; let me know if you have any other questions. For the record, I'm not a huge believer of burn-in but I will be doing so regardless. I will however, not be Kees modding these. Just my personal preference.

 

Next up, PRO 900 + Astro Mixamp.

 

Also, +1 for buyauthorized, for anyone having doubts about them. Brand new and unused.

 

EDIT: About to head off to work, but I decided to pop in the included demo CD at the last minute. VERY impressed. I'll have to try the demo CD with my other headphones to see if it is either the recordings, or the S-Logic at work. I wouldn't be surprised if the recordings themselves have a lot to do with it, as a lot of music to this day is mastered quite poorly, unfortunately.

post #83 of 5883

Any ideas on how the 900s would sound out of a millet hybrid tube amp? 

post #84 of 5883

i think it's the recording, since it opened up the soundstage of my brother's ibuds when I tried it.

post #85 of 5883
Quote:
Originally Posted by Riku540 View Post
The S-Logic is not obvious, and to be honest I'm still searching for it. If anything, I'm very surprised at the soundstage for these being closed headphones; as others have said, perhaps this is what the S-Logic does. I guess I'm just not sure what to listen for in regards to S-Logic.

 


The most obvious should be the sound pressure removal.

Its also not sounding so funneled into the ears it much more speaker like.

You could try wearing them backwards left on right ear right on left ear then properly wear them you can obviously hear if you wear Ultrasone's incorrectly how much the sound changes.

The S-logic is a cool thing but can be flawed if they don't fit right.

 

The Pro 900 has the new s-logic plus. I only have the pro 2500 which is s-logic.So I don't know how much its changed.

 

Burn in is real with the Pro 2500's.

Around the 15 hour mark the first huge change happened.

 

 


Edited by mibutenma - 1/5/11 at 5:21pm
post #86 of 5883

They sound great when I listen.
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by dirkpitt45 View Post

Any ideas on how the 900s would sound out of a millet hybrid tube amp? 

post #87 of 5883
Quote:
Originally Posted by Riku540 View Post

Initial impressions (few mere minutes out of the box; powered by the FiiO E7/E9):

 

Coming off the DT 880, the sound is extremely different. At first I wasn't sure how to receive it, but then I started off with a rock/electronica song. I switched in to full-fledged electronica and I immediately grinned.

 

You guys weren't kidding about the explosive, but more importantly non-invasive bass. If the DT 880's bass quantity is 7/10, the PRO 900's bass quantity is easily 10/10, but not at all bloated, overpowering, and does not sacrifice the mids or wash down the highs at all. The texture is also accentuated.

 

I can see why people say these cans are unforgiving; you can tell that the highs have very little to no margin of error. Thank goodness I'm a lossless or nothing kind of guy. I will say the highs are very precise and have a very nice sparkle to them.

 

The detachable cables are very cool; the coiled cable doesn't bother me like I thought it would. Perhaps its that it's coiled tightly and for only half of the way instead of those terrible cumbersome fully and loosely coiled cables. The biggest win for me is that these are the first, and only audiophile full-sized headphones that fold. I'm not sure I'll have the guts to take these out of the house, but if I ever did, life would be very easy.

 

Also, these are much lighter than they look, and initially much larger than I had expected as well. Jibbie is right though; these are built like a tank. Very very comfortable.

 

The S-Logic is not obvious, and to be honest I'm still searching for it. If anything, I'm very surprised at the soundstage for these being closed headphones; as others have said, perhaps this is what the S-Logic does. I guess I'm just not sure what to listen for in regards to S-Logic.

 

I'm trying to think of what else I haven't commented on; let me know if you have any other questions. For the record, I'm not a huge believer of burn-in but I will be doing so regardless. I will however, not be Kees modding these. Just my personal preference.

 

Next up, PRO 900 + Astro Mixamp.

 

Also, +1 for buyauthorized, for anyone having doubts about them. Brand new and unused.

 

EDIT: About to head off to work, but I decided to pop in the included demo CD at the last minute. VERY impressed. I'll have to try the demo CD with my other headphones to see if it is either the recordings, or the S-Logic at work. I wouldn't be surprised if the recordings themselves have a lot to do with it, as a lot of music to this day is mastered quite poorly, unfortunately.


Great first impressions. I keep getting more and more excited about these! biggrin.gif

 

I'm glad you have praise for BuyAuthorized, since that's who I bought mine from. He actually shipped mine yesterday, so if it's with FedEx 2 day shipping, then I'll be getting them tomorrow! I really don't know why, but I haven't been this excited for a headphone in a very, very long time. Thanks to all who keep me wishing and wanting! Many of you right here in this thread.

 

There is, um, a possible chance the, um, D2000 will be leaving as well. We will see how much butt the Pro 900's can kick! cool.gif

post #88 of 5883

Some more comments to add: One thing I really like about the 900s' bass is its linear response. A lot of headphones have a strong mid-bass boost, which bothers me as a kick drum can end up significantly softer than a bass guitar, and bass guitar can sound strangely strong on some notes and then weak on others. I don't get any of that on these headphones, which is great and makes the bass, as Riku540 said, 'non-invasive.'

post #89 of 5883
Quote:
Originally Posted by mibutenma View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Riku540 View Post
The S-Logic is not obvious, and to be honest I'm still searching for it. If anything, I'm very surprised at the soundstage for these being closed headphones; as others have said, perhaps this is what the S-Logic does. I guess I'm just not sure what to listen for in regards to S-Logic.


The most obvious should be the sound pressure removal.

Its also not sounding so funneled into the ears it much more speaker like.

You could try wearing them backwards left on right ear right on left ear then properly wear them you can obviously hear if you wear Ultrasone's incorrectly how much the sound changes.

The S-logic is a cool thing but can be flawed if they don't fit right.

 

The Pro 900 has the new s-logic plus. I only have the pro 2500 which is s-logic.So I don't know how much its changed.

 

Burn in is real with the Pro 2500's.

Around the 15 hour mark the first huge change happened.


Wow you're right! Putting them on backwards really sounds way different, and not in a good way.

 

I guess it's harder to listen for new technology in a headphone who's sound signature and characteristics are completely different from what you're used to. I'm sure the difference would be much easier to discern if it could be applied to headphones you already have, or if there was an on/off switch.

 

In any case, today and tomorrow are my days off. I doubt these will come off my head much; I'll do some more thorough listening/burn-in and return with more comments.

 

EDIT: I keep forgetting these are closed headphones. The soundstage is so spacious and not at all claustrophobic; very close to the DT 880's soundstage if I dare say so.

 

EDIT 2: Now that I've had a good session going (and still going), I am definitely noticing the lessened sound pressure. Far less fatiguing to listen to, and very pleasant!


Edited by Riku540 - 1/6/11 at 12:18am
post #90 of 5883

My Pro 900 arrived today. And indeed, it was shipped FedEx 2 day.

 

I will say one thing only. For now. My D2000's are in some serious trouble...

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