- Frequency range: 10-22,000 Hz
- Impedance: 64 Ohms
- Sound pressure level: 102 dB
- Driver: 50 mm Mylar
- Weight: 10 ounces (without cord)
- Cord: One 39" coiled cord and one 39" straight cord
-Meier Audio HeadSix amp
-NookColor/Home pc foobar 2000
I have eyed this set for years, pondering heavily how it might actually sound compared to the Pro 750 model and other similar dj cans.
I'm going to keep this short so lets start off with the big questions. First:
How does it compare to the Shure 750 DJ.
The answer is: it sounds like the more forgiving version of the Shure model with loads more bass. It does not have the slam or punchy sound the Shure 750 DJ had, ( even though the shure didnt have a lot of punch compared to many other cans, it still had far more than this ultrasone ). Overall sound quality is good, nothing special. Slightly above the level of the Shure 750Dj. Separation is excellent and much nicer than any DJ set I have ever used to date. Due to the S logic I suppose, its a love / hate thing. It takes some getting used to, but the stage is size is vast and spacious, however it is not at all immersive. It is not that forward either, so immersive qualities are thrown out the window.
How does it compare to the Ultrasone Pro 750?
It doesnt. Everything is inferior except the bass which is insanely large, clean and able to reach deeper than any set I have ever used besides the pro 750. If you are a bass junky, you literally can't do better than this.
Overall, the set is a godsend to me. I prefer vast spacious stage size over audio quality any day. I was surprised to find that this set isnt really that forward at all. Immersion is poor but the stage width height and depth are extremely large, among the largest I've ever used in a full sized set.
For the price, the sound quality and overall value gets a solid 8/10 and falls into the excellent range, what is stopping it from being a truly "insane" value would be the comfort. It certainly has a bit of clamp but the real problem in this set is the weight in the headband, it suffers from the Shure 840 syndrome as do most of the Ultrasone models. They use heavy materials and are top heavy, the set is not good for extended listening periods. Its just too dang heavy. It makes absolutely no sense to call this a DJ set when it couldnt be further from what it really is. No real dj would ever wear this, the set is bulky, huge, and one of the heaviest sets ive ever used at close to a whopping 300 grams. The pictures are deceptive, as you often see them from a side angle or on a doll head where it conforms nicely. But in reality the set does not conform to any human head and there are HUGE gaps between your head and the headband, enough for me to stick my entire arm right through it! I have no idea how anyone could call this a DJ set, this is the biggest, fattest and most heavy set I've ever used in the past 15 years of my audiophile-hood.
having said that...they sure sound great lol. I was very unhappy with them only for their lack of comfort, but that sound. OH that sound was lovely, and was a sound I wanted in 'my portable" set.
Comparison for size between the Dj1 Pro and JVC HARX700...THEY ARE BIG!
The earpads are more than big enough to fully envelope my ears even though they are circular shaped, unlike the original DJ1 ( non pro ) model with had ovals. They tend to get hot really quick as they are made of pleather.
They look damned sexy, one of the best looking sets and believe it or not they are a very streamlined set in terms of thickness. They are low profile, but large in diameter. The Shure 840/440/M50 and alike are all a lot thicker and jet out more. The set came with a beautiful hard case with a fish net area inside, 2 cables, one of which I had no clue was meant for portable use, its very short and I planned on using one of my own cables to replace the stock ones...i was happily surprised to find the straight cable included was short, a manual and a CD
Edited by swbf2cheater - 2/1/11 at 4:00pm