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post #1486 of 2063
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Originally Posted by chuckle490 View Post

I shall take your word for it and purchase the 750s then, thank you very much for the help!
Edit: Might I ask how long of a burn in period do they need and what way I should burn them in? Could I just put an iPod on shuffle with them at normal listening level or should I put em in an amp?

 

About burn-in, you should get stable results after 60-100 hours.

 

While many Ultrasones already sound acceptable without additional amplification, I strongly recommend you to get a headphone amp, like a PA2V2 or a Fiio E11. I recommend the PA2V2 over the E11, it has more driving power, the battery runtime is 10 times longer (100h on the PA2V2 vs ~10h on the E11), and the PA2V2 signature pairs up nicely with Ultrasones.

 

EDIT: Basically, Ultrasones can sound ok without additional amplification, but they scale up very well with better gear, both better sources and amps making them sound much better.


Edited by Roller - 12/6/12 at 2:37pm
post #1487 of 2063
That's exactly the amp I was getting for Christmas! Haha! And the 750s will be a gift to myself around that time!
post #1488 of 2063

Forgot to add something rather important, IMO. The E11 can't be used while charging, the PA2V2 can.

post #1489 of 2063
Thanks, I think I'll stick with the Fiio E11 though, because I have already ordered it..! Haha I wish I would've known that there was something with 10x the battery life. What's the price difference between the PA2V2? Also I've decided to go with the pro 550, because with them being my first set cans, I'll probably want the little bit of extra bass. And the extra $100 to put towards a good CD player and DAC/Amp! Haha

Anyways does anyone else thing that the Romeo and Julia edition 8s are kind of a cool idea?
post #1490 of 2063
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Originally Posted by chuckle490 View Post

Anyways does anyone else thing that the Romeo and Julia edition 8s are kind of a cool idea?

 

   

 

 

That is an expensive way to show love for each other.  Matching premium Ultrasone headphones. 

post #1491 of 2063
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Originally Posted by MegaMushroom View Post

 

   

 

 

That is an expensive way to show love for each other.  Matching premium Ultrasone headphones. 

 

My gf is into headphone/audio as well, and has better ears than I (or she imagines things, far out I swear I'm the golden ear!). Always wanted her to get a headfi account; but now I'm glad she didn't...

post #1492 of 2063
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Originally Posted by mrAdrian View Post

 

My gf is into headphone/audio as well, and has better ears than I (or she imagines things, far out I swear I'm the golden ear!). Always wanted her to get a headfi account; but now I'm glad she didn't...

 

lol bullet = dodged!

post #1493 of 2063
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Originally Posted by SkitZ0 View Post

 

lol bullet = dodged!

I don't mind a bullet or two at max but Ed.8 x2 is like a freaggin atomic bomb on my financial life!

post #1494 of 2063
They are absolutely beautiful though. My girlfriend is also into headphones! I spent $100 on her this Christmas, I can't even buying two of those edition 8s. That would be a lot of hours at work for me! Haha
post #1495 of 2063
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Originally Posted by mrAdrian View Post

I don't mind a bullet or two at max but Ed.8 x2 is like a freaggin atomic bomb on my financial life!

 

It's a black hole in mine XD

I actually heard those don't sound anywhere near what they're worth.....if that made any sense.

post #1496 of 2063

Maybe we can try buy the UE9000 @@

 

Looks quite close to each other, seriously!

post #1497 of 2063
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Originally Posted by SkitZ0 View Post

It's a black hole in mine XD
I actually heard those don't sound anywhere near what they're worth.....if that made any sense.
I think they are be advertised mostly as fashion headphones that sound good too.. But for that price you can get headphones that would sound way better!
Edited by chuckle490 - 12/7/12 at 10:09am
post #1498 of 2063
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Originally Posted by pietcux View Post

Hi Sorrodje, could yu please measure the inner diameter and depht of the earcups for us, that would be very interesting besides your sound imprssions.L3000.gif

 

Here's what I measured ( inner side of the cups) on my Sig pro :

 

Depth: 17mm

Width: 42mm

length: 54mm

 

 

I had listened to many different music through My Sig pro since I received it and it's time to give a few impressions.

 

I'm not really experienced in audio stuff , espacially in Hi-end one but I really like to listen to my music many hour per day so quality is important to my ear :) . Morevover , I'm french so i haven't all good words to describe my feeling.

 

The Ultrasone Sig pro amazed me each time I put it on my head. It's from far the clearest and purest sound I've heard from a pair of cans until my life. What's is really impressive is the overail detail and fairness produced.  I can't notice any flaw in the way to reproduce music. I can listen quietly to my music, it never comes to my mind that something could be wrong. What I like is when I use it , I'm sure I will have a good experience.  I guess that is something that characterizes such a flagship. it's never go wrong . I can hear vocals , classical , Dubstep or downtempo , blues , Metal , Bach or Burial , Norah Jones or Sting, Schubert and Tool .. all this stuff sounds amazingly good, clear  through my sig pro. I'm happy.

 

Moreover: i can't sware because I'm used to Ultrasone signature but sig pro sounds near neutral to my hears . What's sure is that vocals and guitar are far less laid-back than in my HFI-2400 , bass are far more refined and trebles are both more bodied and smoother.

 

If i really have to find flaws I can say that everything which comes from my sig pro is so managed, controled ... it's both impressive and .. a bit cold. It's like sharing a perfect wine in a crystal glass with Kate Moss  .. sometimes we enjoy a simple beer while watching TV with friends too.  it seems the Sig pro gives you a perfect job but...no more . I really enjoy that because it's what I expect from a "pro flagship" . Don't misunderstand me : I really enjoy listening Music through this Signature pro.

 

Another "flaw" could be related to the closeback nature of the Sig pro. Sometimes my ears would appreciate a bit more airiness and a bit wider soundstage.

 

In a few words : I don't ever regret any Euro spend to buy it.

 

And what about HFI-2400 finally ?  The first thing i  want to say about it is how good it sounds for "only"  200 Euros . if the sig pro is IMO a close to neutral headphone and maybe a "moderate" Ultrasone ( moderate comparatively to the "pro" line which have more specfic both bright and bassy personality) , HFI-2400 is maybe a mid-fi little brother of the sig pro : balanced, good all-rounder and versatile with very good overall sound quality . but there's  really a world between these two models. I don't known if this world worth a thousand bucks but the gap is large. 

 

My conclusion: my HFI-2400 is ready to find a new proprietary.

 

I hope what I wrote is understandable. redface.gif

post #1499 of 2063
Sorrodje - thanks for the impressions!

On the Ed8 Romeo/Julia - I think the Romeo looks nice, but the Julia's pads are just...yuck. I like the pearl inlay and the general idea, I just can't get over the fuschia pads. Also iirc they cost considerably more than the normal Edition 8, and are just cosmetic changes (I want to say they price out like the Ed8LTD, something like $1700-$1800/ea, vs the ~$1000-$1200/ea that the Edition 8 tend to run - at leats this is what I remember hearing when they were announced). Again, it's a nice idea, I think it's just too expensive and too constrained (the fuschia...); hopefully Ultrasone (or someone else) continues to run with the idea though (like maybe "his and hers" HFI-780s).
post #1500 of 2063
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post

Sorrodje - thanks for the impressions!
 

 

Now I'm still curious about pro2900 ... It's a shame you're a bit far to organize a temporary trade of our cans rolleyes.gif

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