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post #1381 of 2064
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Originally Posted by Jwm48324 View Post

I posted on another thread, but I will ask here. I just got the Ultrasone Sig. Pro's and I find them a little bright in the top end. Do these improve much with break in.

Give them some time, probably 100 hrs or so (not a scientifically proven number biggrin.gif).  Personally I found them warm out of the box,  then again I was a Grado lover at one time also (still enjoy them).

 

Besides the whole burn in thing,  give your ears some time to adjust the new sound.

 

Enjoy them, congrats !


Edited by Mortalcoil - 11/6/12 at 11:51pm
post #1382 of 2064

Where is online warranty registration?

post #1383 of 2064
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post #1384 of 2064
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Originally Posted by BrainFood View Post

 

Gelocks, any further thoughts on your Mad Dog v Sig Pro comparison, purely from a SQ perspective?  

SigPro has better detail, resolution and clarity.

 

If anyone has any comfort issue with the SigPro, especially on the ear,I suffered a great deal until I discovered I didn't position the cups properly. Basically I often put the cups too forward (towards the eyes), resulting in the cups pressing hard on my ear lobes. Once I realised to move the cup further towards the back of my head, my ear lobes sit much more comfortable.

post #1385 of 2064

These are seriously some amazing headphones. I am nearly becoming a fanboy. I can't think of a better, portable, isolating can in existence. These are something special. I almost want to buy a second pair for backup. They're just such a sold all-rounder headphone. They do all genres very well. Fantastic bass, slightly warm mids, and a smooth high end. Ultrasone nailed this for what it is. 

post #1386 of 2064

SoundFreaq, I will have 100 hours break in on the AT W3000ANV I bought off of amazon. I still think I like my Ultrasone Sig. Pro's better and I have not even broken those in yet. I need to decide on the AT as I have 30 days to return them.

post #1387 of 2064

Very interesting. I am interested in those cans. Let me know how it turns out, and if you care to elaborate on the differences, that would be awesome. 

post #1388 of 2064
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Originally Posted by Jwm48324 View Post

SoundFreaq, I will have 100 hours break in on the AT W3000ANV I bought off of amazon. I still think I like my Ultrasone Sig. Pro's better and I have not even broken those in yet. I need to decide on the AT as I have 30 days to return them.

 

I dunno the break in time for W3k, but the Signature Pro would sound softer after a month (600-700hours) of break in

to me it's just the time I start to enjoy this can, and it'll sound more neutral after that

well IMO a month is far not enough for this can to break in, and the break in time depends on how you drive them

the data 600-700 is when it's proper amped, not directly from ipod/ laptop...

post #1389 of 2064
I just bought the signature pro headphones in these forums, and wow am I amazed at the detail. I've never been one to try multiple expensive things, just do a ton of research and make the best purchase I can. I have a pair of Sennheiser HD650s (had for over 8 years), an AudioEngine D1 dac, and now these with a Nuforce Icon HDP (which I like better than the D1). They sound amazing, but like Jwm48324 and some others have said, they sound a little too bright to me. I'm definitely keeping them, but what are all of you using to drive/amp them? I'm wondering if the HDP wasn't the best match for these.
post #1390 of 2064

I can say your amp has alot to do with how they sound. I can't tell you specifically what to try, but I can tell you there will be something out there that works. With my Liquid Fire there is not a hint of brightness that I get on my other amps. The low end is a dream on that thing too. 

post #1391 of 2064
WOW. Are you talking about the Cavalli Audio Liquid Fire? I'm receptive to all input, but that's way outside of my price range. Do you think I'd be better with another amp then? Going off of what other people say can help, but I admit it's far from ideal. For instance, I've read that some people praise the dac in the HDP, but don't really like the amp, and vice versa. So if something isn't paired well with these headphones, I'm not really sure which part to change. I did have a Yulong D100 at one point, but one day I couldn't get it to turn on anymore. I wish I still had it, and it worked, so I could try these headphones on it.
post #1392 of 2064

Yes, I do mean the Cavalli Liquid Fire. The Sig Pro is sweet on that thing. I realize that may be alot to spend on audio, but my point is, there are amps out there that will work to tame the brightness. What is your budget?

 

Bottom line, the Sig Pro likes something a little warmer. Try something with tubes in it. There are tube amps at all budget levels. It brings out a goodness in the lows, and a taming of the highs while leaving the mids nive and liquid. 

post #1393 of 2064
Ideally, I try for $1000 or less for each component. There is a little flexibility, but I've found it to work well with most things, particularly computers. I've thought about a tube amp, but am not too excited about replacing tubes. It wouldn't be uncommon for me to listen to it close to 12 hours a day, so I'd be worried about them expiring pretty quickly. Maybe I'm wrong? What do you use for a dac?
post #1394 of 2064

I've heard great things about the synergy with the Woo WA6. And tubes last quite a while... up to a couple thousand hours. That's 5 and a half months of listening every single day for 12 hours. That would't be a factor for me. 

 

I am in the middle of upgrading my source. Currently I'm running an Audiophilleo2 via my computer to a modified Musical Fidelity V-DAC. I'm looking at the Calyx DAC, Metrum Octave, and Cambridge 851C CDP/DAC. 

 

EDIT: That's the WA6SE to be exact


Edited by SoundFreaq - 11/9/12 at 3:22pm
post #1395 of 2064
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Originally Posted by amvolante View Post

I just bought the signature pro headphones in these forums, and wow am I amazed at the detail. I've never been one to try multiple expensive things, just do a ton of research and make the best purchase I can. I have a pair of Sennheiser HD650s (had for over 8 years), an AudioEngine D1 dac, and now these with a Nuforce Icon HDP (which I like better than the D1). They sound amazing, but like Jwm48324 and some others have said, they sound a little too bright to me. I'm definitely keeping them, but what are all of you using to drive/amp them? I'm wondering if the HDP wasn't the best match for these.

The HDP has a very cold sounding amplification - hence the brightness. I think the Signature Pros pair well with tubes because it adds a bit of warmth and lushness to the sound - which I think it lacks when paired with the HDP or even hybrid amps like the MusicHall 25.3.

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