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post #1576 of 2068
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I was a non-believer in burn-in until I received my first pair of Ultrasones. It's been my experience that Ultrasones don't follow the traditional burn-in agenda whereas things start to tighten up as time goes along. The 'Sones go in waves. It gets to a point that you don't want them to change and just stay put because they sound good at certain points.
I documented the whole process after 20 hour increments and was taken back by the up and down changes? After I received my second pair, I listened for an hour and put them down to rock and roll and only peeked in every 20 hours. For me the magic number was between 200-250 hours to level out. The HFI-780, PRO2500 and HFI-2200 went through the most significant "waves" during the process.

Of course YMMV, but most importantly if you don't like the base signature of the phone, burn-in will not transform them into something else, just refine them when it's all said and done.

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post #1577 of 2068
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Originally Posted by HeatFan12 View Post

I was a non-believer in burn-in until I received my first pair of Ultrasones.

I was a non-believer until I got my carbon nanotube JVC HA-S500. Like you say, not a drastic change in sound, but noticeable to my skeptical ears....I checked it at about 25-30 hour increments, and after a little over 100 hours, the sound seemed to have stabilized.

 

My HFI-780s came to me in a trade from a friend, so they already had been used enough to settle in. With velour pads, and my E11 bass boost engaged, these things sound fantastic.L3000.gif

post #1578 of 2068

Hey guys,

 

With my PRO 900 out of a Fiio E11 at louder volumes, they distort.... Is this normal, or should I just turn down the volume? 

post #1579 of 2068
Not sure if I ever replied to this, but I have owned a pair of Ultrasone Edition 8's in Ruthenium for a couple years. Love them - although I regret selling my Sony CD3000's, the UE8's are a better headphone in my opinion. I do not remember getting as fatigued listening to them as I did the CD3000's...
post #1580 of 2068
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Originally Posted by LazBro123 View Post

Hey guys,

With my PRO 900 out of a Fiio E11 at louder volumes, they distort.... Is this normal, or should I just turn down the volume? 

Haven't we had this discussion before (or am I feeling deja vu?)? redface.gif
post #1581 of 2068
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post


Haven't we had this discussion before (or am I feeling deja vu?)? redface.gif

yes, we did... But last time it was unamped. This time it's out of an E11 biggrin.gif

post #1582 of 2068
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yes, we did... But last time it was unamped. This time it's out of an E11 biggrin.gif

So I'm going to say what I said last time - you're probably listening way too loud. I'd have to hear the distortion to better answer your question though.

Okay unrelated question for my fellow Ultrasone fans:

Just saw the HFI-580 measurements posted on GE, and thought "wow, that looks pretty good" - went onto Amazon to see what they cost, and they cost more (???) than the HFI-680 or HFI-780; I don't get it. Are the others just being massively reduced or am I missing something? (if all of the brochures I've gotten from Ultrasone over the years are to be believed (okay maybe this is my first mistake) the bigger the model # the higher up the headphones are meant to be positioned)

Also, more Amazon browsing yields these:
http://www.amazon.com/Swarovski-Ultrasone-Pro-750-Headphones/dp/B00ANA5ZGG/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1356589569&sr=8-6&keywords=ultrasone+pro750
http://www.amazon.com/Swarovski-Ultrasone-Pro-750-Headphones/dp/B00AN9QEW6/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1356589569&sr=8-9&keywords=ultrasone+pro750

For when Edition is not expensive enough I guess.
Edited by obobskivich - 12/26/12 at 10:28pm
post #1583 of 2068

Wow. The price definitely skyrocketed on the 580s. They have been down around $120 for the past 6 months. Maybe it has something to do with them upgrading the 580 model to the shorter headphone cord with extension, just like the 780s. Temporary price jump because of that. 

post #1584 of 2068
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Originally Posted by LazBro123 View Post

Hey guys,

 

With my PRO 900 out of a Fiio E11 at louder volumes, they distort.... Is this normal, or should I just turn down the volume? 

You might want to send those for service. Check if there are hairs in there first. Those titanium drivers should never distort under typical circumstances.

post #1585 of 2068

Are any of the below particularly any good or specialize with mainstream R&B, Hip-Hop and Country? Are they comfortable/isolate well? And is there any point in getting a HP like these if I just listen to MP3 files on the go?

 

HFI-780

HFI-680-

HFI-580

DJ1

post #1586 of 2068
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Originally Posted by LazBro123 View Post

Hey guys,

 

With my PRO 900 out of a Fiio E11 at louder volumes, they distort.... Is this normal, or should I just turn down the volume? 

 

My PRO 750s don't distort. I can turn them up much louder than anyone would ever listen at and there's still no distortion. I would email or call Ultrasone and ask them about it. Everything I've read has said that Ultrasones are particularly good with low distortion and they are the go-to cans for people looking for something that won't distort at high volumes. Maybe you've got a bad pair or a hair stuck in the driver...

post #1587 of 2068
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post


Okay unrelated question for my fellow Ultrasone fans:
Just saw the HFI-580 measurements posted on GE, and thought "wow, that looks pretty good" - went onto Amazon to see what they cost, and they cost more (???) than the HFI-680 or HFI-780; I don't get it. Are the others just being massively reduced or am I missing something? (if all of the brochures I've gotten from Ultrasone over the years are to be believed (okay maybe this is my first mistake) the bigger the model # the higher up the headphones are meant to be positioned)

 

That doesn't surprise me at all; the Amazon price for the HFI-580 has always been extremely unstable. I've seen them at that price a couple of times before.

post #1588 of 2068
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Originally Posted by macrocheesium View Post

That doesn't surprise me at all; the Amazon price for the HFI-580 has always been extremely unstable. I've seen them at that price a couple of times before.

So it's Amazon, not Ultrasone, and they're either meant to cost less or the others are meant to cost more...gotcha!

Dev,

So Ultrasones can also get the "grattle" then? Honestly defect is not off the table, but we'd have to know what volume the guy is listening at to say for certain - he might just like it at 11. Now the 900 should do that, but maybe his idea of 11 is actually closer to (dare I say it)...12. eek.gif
post #1589 of 2068
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post
So it's Amazon, not Ultrasone, and they're either meant to cost less or the others are meant to cost more...gotcha!
Dev,
So Ultrasones can also get the "grattle" then? Honestly defect is not off the table, but we'd have to know what volume the guy is listening at to say for certain - he might just like it at 11. Now the 900 should do that, but maybe his idea of 11 is actually closer to (dare I say it)...12. eek.gif

 

Possible. I've just done a test of 30hz and 50hz signals to the PRO 750 through my Lake People G109, which is geared toward 600 ohm cans and gets crazy loud. At 50 hz it never distorts. And I mean never. There's no way the E11 could get anywhere near as loud as the level I've tested it at. At 30hz there is distortion but it occurs at the 2 o'clock position on the G109 which is probably still quite a bit louder than the E11 could ever get them.

 

However, the PRO 750 is 40 ohm / 94db and the PRO 900 is 40 ohm / 96db... not sure if that small difference could have an effect.

 

Also, I suppose he could be talking about other frequencies but AFAIK distortion tends to happen in the low end first.


Edited by devhen - 12/27/12 at 3:01pm
post #1590 of 2068

FYI, here's the price history of the HFI-580 on Amazon. You can set a reminder based on how low it gets.

 

http://camelcamelcamel.com/Ultrasone-HFI-580-Surround-Professional-Headphones/product/B00101UHS8

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