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post #1561 of 2067

Since nobody answered my thread, I'll post this again. Hopefully, somebody will see it this time. I really need your help!

 

 

 

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In an incredibly lucky event, i stumbled upon the official ultrasone importer for my country. The HFI 550 is 73 euros, the HFI 650 is 77 euros and the Proline 550 (this is an old model from what i've read) is 106 euros. I also sent an email to them asking about the prices of the HFI-580 and the HFI-680, but i doubt i'll get them for less than 130 euros.

 

I already did some digging and I found out that for my needs (hip-hop /electronica/ some gaming) and specs (xonar DG), the hfi-580 would be ideal. But iirc the HFI-550 should be very simillar sound-wise.

 

Now for my question:  Should i try and gather some more money for the 580/680 or should i buy one of the ones already available? I'm on a pretty tight budget, but if it is worth it, i won't cheap out.

 

For referece, the HFI-580 runs at ~150 euros in my country.

post #1562 of 2067
Thread Starter 
Hello geo,
I would go with HFI-650. I liked them when I had 'em and that's a good price. In reference to the PROline (older) series, there were some issues about paint cracking on some headbands but can't remember the models.

Cheers!


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post #1563 of 2067

Got my DJ1's back from RMA. They sound completely different than I remember. They sound like they have a much warmer midrange now and the bass feels seismic.

post #1564 of 2067

@HeatFan12: Thanks a lot! I also found out they have the DJ1 Pro's at 97 euros. Would they be a better choice than the HFI 650?

post #1565 of 2067
The DJ PRO are like the PRO-550, but wit a more dj like colour on the outside. Since I own the PRO-550 Ican only recommend them. I wear them for gaming. They are very engaging and very comfortable for long hours of listening.
post #1566 of 2067
Thanks. Too bad I can't listen to then beforehand. Do they need amping to sound good?
Edited by geo2160 - 12/20/12 at 1:44am
post #1567 of 2067
They sound very good straight out of a ipod or walkman. But they improve when properly amped. But honestly I run my cans mostly unamped, because it is good enough for me to enjoy the music. I am more concerned about the music as about the last bit of technology. But that is only me.
Edited by pietcux - 12/20/12 at 5:27am
post #1568 of 2067

Well I'm now officially part of the Ultrasone fan club. I just got some PRO 750s on Amazon for $161 which is an absolute steal IMO. I'm really liking them.

post #1569 of 2067
Thread Starter 
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Well I'm now officially part of the Ultrasone fan club. I just got some PRO 750s on Amazon for $161 which is an absolute steal IMO. I'm really liking them.


Congratz dev and welcome.

That is an outstanding price indeed. Glad you are enjoying them.

Cheers!!!


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post #1570 of 2067
I'm still enjoying the HFI-450 after 1 year.
post #1571 of 2067

Interesting thing with my new PRO 750s... maybe its my ears playing tricks on me but I'm almost certain they sounded quite different straight out of the box, for about the first 4 - 8 hours of playtime. The bass was insane, even songs with very little bass were rumbling my head, and the highs weren't overly bright. My initial thought was that the highs were sparkly but not nearly as bright as I expected them to be based on what others have said. Now the bass seems to be calmed down a bit and the highs are brighter. They are now the level of brightness that I had expected originally. I actually really liked the highs for the first few hours. Hopefully a long, full burn-in will bring them back down to those levels. They were sparkly but not overly bright or sibilant.

post #1572 of 2067
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Interesting thing with my new PRO 750s... maybe its my ears playing tricks on me but I'm almost certain they sounded quite different straight out of the box, for about the first 4 - 8 hours of playtime. The bass was insane, even songs with very little bass were rumbling my head, and the highs weren't overly bright. My initial thought was that the highs were sparkly but not nearly as bright as I expected them to be based on what others have said. Now the bass seems to be calmed down a bit and the highs are brighter. They are now the level of brightness that I had expected originally. I actually really liked the highs for the first few hours. Hopefully a long, full burn-in will bring them back down to those levels. They were sparkly but not overly bright or sibilant.


They probably won't, if it's anything like my past experiences with Ultrasone. Have you ever heard the DT990?

post #1573 of 2067
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They probably won't, if it's anything like my past experiences with Ultrasone. Have you ever heard the DT990?

 

No I haven't but I've had two 600 ohm DT770 Premiums which are notorious for their manufacturing variances and sure enough one was somewhat bass-light with sibilant highs and the other was pretty bassy and much less sibilant. I kept the bassier one which I really like and gave the brighter one to my dad.

 

Anyway, I'm thinking the brighter 770 might have been similar to a 990 as far as the highs go. The first thing I noticed about the PRO 750's highs was that they were less bright compared to that 770, which surprised me. But now they are starting to sound real close to as bright as the 770s did. I'm hoping they tone down a bit after a full burn in.

 

I've heard that burn-in does exist with the Ultrasones and that the brightness eventually calms down a bit and the bass cleans up slightly. Is that your experience?


Edited by devhen - 12/23/12 at 4:34pm
post #1574 of 2067

Holy I had the Pro 750s then the 900s around a year ago and decided to go back to Ultrasone with some Edition 8s. These things are beyond my wildest expectations. I'm listening to Strobe by Deadmau5 and I'm actually getting goosebumps. The clarity, the separation, the power.. mmm.

 

So basically, hey, I'm back!

post #1575 of 2067
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No I haven't but I've had two 600 ohm DT770 Premiums which are notorious for their manufacturing variances and sure enough one was somewhat bass-light with sibilant highs and the other was pretty bassy and much less sibilant. I kept the bassier one which I really like and gave the brighter one to my dad.

 

Anyway, I'm thinking the brighter 770 might have been similar to a 990 as far as the highs go. The first thing I noticed about the PRO 750's highs was that they were less bright compared to that 770, which surprised me. But now they are starting to sound real close to as bright as the 770s did. I'm hoping they tone down a bit after a full burn in.

 

I've heard that burn-in does exist with the Ultrasones and that the brightness eventually calms down a bit and the bass cleans up slightly. Is that your experience?


The amount of sibilance with the DT990 just comes down to recording quality. They sound great with good recordings, but they are absolutely brutal on poor recordings, and by far the worst that I've heard. If the 750 doesn't change back you might also find the PRO 900 more to your taste.

 

I noticed very little burn-in effect with mine but that's pretty much what happened. The bass and treble both eased up slightly within the first 100 hours, and that was it. It was so slight I might have imagined it, though. Keep in mind that it's totally possible the changes are just in your head.

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