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post #91 of 5883
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Haha can't wait to see how the D2000 - Pro 900 battle turns out for you very_evil_smiley.gif
 

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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...

post #92 of 5883

This is going to be awesome, with Katun's brutally honest way of things. We are discussing in another thread how music should sound, and this headphone sounds really good for electronic, rock, and metal. 

post #93 of 5883
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Yeah those genres definitely seem to be the Pro 900s strong suit, however as burn in has been happening, the overall sound signature has become considerably more refined such that now, they sound quite good with just about every genre.  The bass is still just as strong, but the mids have shown a bit more and the highs have smoothed a little.  Obviously, these things still amaze me with electronica, but I've been listening to more genres lately and they still find ways of impressing me.
 

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This is going to be awesome, with Katun's brutally honest way of things. We are discussing in another thread how music should sound, and this headphone sounds really good for electronic, rock, and metal. 

post #94 of 5883

These definitely deserve a full review from me. But that won't be happening for quite a while...

 

I have new respect for Ultrasone. I've underestimated them all this time. Not anymore. Not ever again.

post #95 of 5883
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X2, and glad to hear it biggrin.gif

I think more people would feel that way too if they gave Ultrasone a listen.
 

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These definitely deserve a full review from me. But that won't be happening for quite a while...

 

I have new respect for Ultrasone. I've underestimated them all this time. Not anymore. Not ever again.

post #96 of 5883

I have an ultrasone Ican. To me these are good looking but sound varies wildly between different tracks. does the higher end ones have the same problems?

post #97 of 5883
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The Pro 900, to me, retains its sound signature on each track, so it sounds very consistent.  And since I love its sound signature, this is a very good thing wink_face.gif
 

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I have an ultrasone Ican. To me these are good looking but sound varies wildly between different tracks. does the higher end ones have the same problems?


Edited by Jibbie - 1/7/11 at 1:58pm
post #98 of 5883

PRO 900 is the best all-rounder colored can I've heard.

post #99 of 5883

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.

post #100 of 5883
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Originally Posted by GeorgeGoodman View Post

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.

post #101 of 5883
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Tonight I've been using the Pro 900s for some rounds of Black Ops and Bad Company 2, and they blew me away.  Positional audio is top notch, easily besting the K701 and DT990, and the bass is loud and thunderous, giving explosions and gunfire incredible impact.  The once "toy gun" feeling that all silenced weapons in Call of Duty had is now replaced with an incredibly satisfying "Oomph."  Bad Company 2, which already had great audio quality, sounds even more realistic.  

 

Some headphones do positional audio well and consequently lack bass, while other do the opposite, making explosions LOUD but sacrificing positioning.  Its impressive to find a 'phone that can do both, and the Pro 900s are one of those.

 

Oh man, I cannot WAIT to try these with Bad Company 2. I've tried nearly every headphone I've owned since the M50 with that game, and I'm left with the impression of bass takes priority. It just makes the game come alive so much more! So, I need to get around to doing that sometime, but for now, mainly just movies. Already have had them on my head for 7 hours total since yesterday -- as I plan in doing every minute of burn in on my head. But like mentioned before, as soon as I give these enough time, and I have some fun comparing them with my D2000, I'll write up a review. Because ANY headphone that threatens to dethrone my D2000 needs special attention...
 

post #102 of 5883

@Kees,

Thanks for chiming in! You pioneered the most popular mod for this phone, after all. I tried the HD800s and didn't really like them, so I could see how they would fail on piano. These are definitely my next phone that are going to hold me a while, it just depends when I get them. I can't wait to hear them, from all the great descriptions of the sound.

 

 

@Katun,

Don't go deaf! I am looking forward to your review, no matter how long it takes. I don't play video games, but I do watch movies. I was watching the Inception special features the other day in my Fostexes, and the sound was very instant and involving, unlike a movie but fun in a different way.

post #103 of 5883
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@Katun,

Don't go deaf! I am looking forward to your review, no matter how long it takes. I don't play video games, but I do watch movies. I was watching the Inception special features the other day in my Fostexes, and the sound was very instant and involving, unlike a movie but fun in a different way.


Well, I mainly bought them for music, which is the main reason I buy most headphones. But recently I started getting into movies, so why not use awesome headphones? I honestly didn't even think about using these for games when I bought them -- I mainly just knew they would be used for music. Movies are movies, I really don't need exceptional sound, but it's nice to have. Games are a bit of a step up, and need something decent to enable the full experience. But music is where it all comes together, and is why I began this headphone journey in the first place. But no matter the reason I buy a headphone for, it's nice to use it with music, games, and movies.

 

Don't worry, I will definitely write a review. Most definitely within this month. And boy, do I have some things to say! I'll make sure I strike a nerve with the "bass section", as that is definitely the signature attraction of this headphone. In fact, why do I have a feeling at least half the review will be entirely on the bass alone? Oh well, regardless, I'll be doing some comparisons with the D2000's bass as well, just to make sure everyone knows what they are getting into...

 

But in a word, the Pro 900's bass is simply phenomenal. And I hope I entice people into this headphone just by having them read my signature "bass section" in my upcoming review. This will be good.

post #104 of 5883
Thread Starter 

Haha can't wait to read it Katun.  The bass on the Pro 900s is indeed something special.  It can go so deep and hit so hard but somehow it manages to leave the rest of the spectrum alone.  Bad Company 2 sounds ridiculous through these cans.  Sometimes I forget I'm just playing a game and have a moment of "OH S**T" when an explosion goes off near me.  I then remember its just Bad Company 2 and laugh.  Good times.
 

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Originally Posted by GeorgeGoodman View Post

@Katun,

Don't go deaf! I am looking forward to your review, no matter how long it takes. I don't play video games, but I do watch movies. I was watching the Inception special features the other day in my Fostexes, and the sound was very instant and involving, unlike a movie but fun in a different way.


Well, I mainly bought them for music, which is the main reason I buy most headphones. But recently I started getting into movies, so why not use awesome headphones? I honestly didn't even think about using these for games when I bought them -- I mainly just knew they would be used for music. Movies are movies, I really don't need exceptional sound, but it's nice to have. Games are a bit of a step up, and need something decent to enable the full experience. But music is where it all comes together, and is why I began this headphone journey in the first place. But no matter the reason I buy a headphone for, it's nice to use it with music, games, and movies.

 

Don't worry, I will definitely write a review. Most definitely within this month. And boy, do I have some things to say! I'll make sure I strike a nerve with the "bass section", as that is definitely the signature attraction of this headphone. In fact, why do I have a feeling at least half the review will be entirely on the bass alone? Oh well, regardless, I'll be doing some comparisons with the D2000's bass as well, just to make sure everyone knows what they are getting into...

 

But in a word, the Pro 900's bass is simply phenomenal. And I hope I entice people into this headphone just by having them read my signature "bass section" in my upcoming review. This will be good.

post #105 of 5883

as a fellow d2000 owner, I await your review of the pro 900 Katun :)    (my wallet, however, does NOT await the review :P)

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