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post #1546 of 2064
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Originally Posted by BoxBoxBox View Post

I bought this because I couldn't find edition 9s (if you've got one I'll buy from you).knowing it has the same driver, it does sound like an edition 9 in many ways. It is missing some of its clarity and impact and soundstage though.

 

As for ed8, Sig Pro is more enjoyable to listen to than edition 8s... but I find edition 8s to have more of a balanced sound across the spectrum. I find edition 8 more of an audiophile headphones, they're like really great speakers on your head. sig pro are warmer, both are very musical in their own way, as is the whole point of the ultrasone line...but right now I can't take sig pros off my head. 

That's the first time I've read anyone say the Ed 8 are more balanced sounding than the Signature Pro.. In my experience its the exact opposite in terms of balanced sound. The Ed 8 have more bass and more treble, where the Sig Pros are more neutral in both spectrums. As far as enjoyability I preferred the SP since the Ed 8's treble sounded peaky and sibilant with electronic music.

post #1547 of 2064
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Originally Posted by Ahzari View Post

That's the first time I've read anyone say the Ed 8 are more balanced sounding than the Signature Pro.. In my experience its the exact opposite in terms of balanced sound. The Ed 8 have more bass and more treble, where the Sig Pros are more neutral in both spectrums.

 

^ What he said.

post #1548 of 2064
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Originally Posted by Ahzari View Post

That's the first time I've read anyone say the Ed 8 are more balanced sounding than the Signature Pro.. In my experience its the exact opposite in terms of balanced sound. The Ed 8 have more bass and more treble, where the Sig Pros are more neutral in both spectrums. As far as enjoyability I preferred the SP since the Ed 8's treble sounded peaky and sibilant with electronic music.

 

Remember Ultrasone headphones are a highly subjective business because of the S-logic wizardry. The size and location of the openings in the metal plate are different from headphone to headphone so different models will work differently for different ear shapes. 

post #1549 of 2064
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Originally Posted by revenge View Post

 

Remember Ultrasone headphones are a highly subjective business because of the S-logic wizardry. The size and location of the openings in the metal plate are different from headphone to headphone so different models will work differently for different ear shapes. 

while I agree that ear shape and size does work diff with the S-Logic, the comparison to the Ed8 being more balanced than the Sig Pro is the first time I have read such comments, and there was a time when I was actively reading the Ed8 and SP comparisons. So I was really just stating how odd that comment sounded based on my personal experience and the research I have done on both headphones through head-fi and external reviews.. Of course there will always be outliers on how they hear certain headphones (I may have been just that with the very well regarded HE500).

post #1550 of 2064

I got a pair of Fostex TH900, which I absolutely love. The problem is that they leak sound as hell, and I must be in a total quiet environment to really enjoy the details the TH900 brings. I´v read almost every post in this thread and it seems to me the Sig Pros are the perfect portable high end headphones. So far I´ve brought my TH900 with me everywhere. (The Hifiman case fits TH900 perfectly) But the TH900 seems very fragile. (I´m on my secon pair. The first had a loose screw and one of the cups fell off.) 

 

Living in Norway, I won´t get a chance to listen to the Sig Pros before I buy them. I worry a bit that the SQ is too far behind the TH900. I also use a Fostex HP-P1 as my main amp/dac. The user "justanut" wrote in his review that HP-P1 didn´t drive the Sig Pros very well. That also worries me a bit, since I like the HP-P1 so much paired with the TH900.

 

If you guys know any other headphones I should check out as "the ultimate, well sealed, audiophile headphone", please let me know.

post #1551 of 2064
Have the Sig Pro. Some compare the Sig DJ to the Fostex that you have. Looks like the DJs have a similar bass to your Fostex. I am very satified with my Sig Pro though. Have not owned a better phone before. Neutal in all aspects an very powerfull. Silken heights, absolute no sibilance. Perfect for female and male voices. And of course a very well presented bass. And they are very sturdy an portable. Take them in my backpack to work every day and they show no sign of wear after 3 month of straight usage.
Edited by pietcux - 4/13/13 at 3:00pm
post #1552 of 2064

I don't have the TH-900s (I want to try them someday though) but I have both the Sig DJs and Sig Pros. I love the sound quality on both! My take on their differences here:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/623238/ultrasone-signature-dj/675#post_9300553

 

Also, I know that some other members here have listened and/or owned both the Fostex and Ultrasones and basically prefer the Fostex BUT if the need for portability arises, the Ultrasone Signature line is of course preferred.

 

For more views:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/623238/ultrasone-signature-dj/705 (check comments after this post)

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/ultrasone-signature-dj/reviews/7773 (check comments as well).

 

 

Good luck!

post #1553 of 2064
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Originally Posted by Eide View Post

I got a pair of Fostex TH900, which I absolutely love. The problem is that they leak sound as hell, and I must be in a total quiet environment to really enjoy the details the TH900 brings. I´v read almost every post in this thread and it seems to me the Sig Pros are the perfect portable high end headphones. So far I´ve brought my TH900 with me everywhere. (The Hifiman case fits TH900 perfectly) But the TH900 seems very fragile. (I´m on my secon pair. The first had a loose screw and one of the cups fell off.) 

 

Living in Norway, I won´t get a chance to listen to the Sig Pros before I buy them. I worry a bit that the SQ is too far behind the TH900. I also use a Fostex HP-P1 as my main amp/dac. The user "justanut" wrote in his review that HP-P1 didn´t drive the Sig Pros very well. That also worries me a bit, since I like the HP-P1 so much paired with the TH900.

 

If you guys know any other headphones I should check out as "the ultimate, well sealed, audiophile headphone", please let me know.

+1

What the heck use is a closed phone that leaks sound? You just killed my interest in the Fostex stone dead :)

post #1554 of 2064

Thanks for the links gelocks! You had a nice write up of their differences. But I really need to listen to both cans myself. I thought the Sig DJ was alot cheaper, but both costs about the same. I found a dealer an hour drive from where I live. I think it´s worth the trip. 

post #1555 of 2064
I have the Signature Pro's and I also love the sound quality, but would prefer a little more punch with EDM. I should have gone with the DJ's.
post #1556 of 2064
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Originally Posted by Eide View Post

Thanks for the links gelocks! You had a nice write up of their differences. But I really need to listen to both cans myself. I thought the Sig DJ was alot cheaper, but both costs about the same. I found a dealer an hour drive from where I live. I think it´s worth the trip. 

 

Then by all means do it! You will benefit from the hands-on a whole lot and also test how they fit and the comfort factor as well! Let us know if you do and post any impressions. ;-)

 

Thanks.

post #1557 of 2064
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Originally Posted by avl06 View Post

+1

What the heck use is a closed phone that leaks sound? You just killed my interest in the Fostex stone dead :)


Because it enables a very punchy bass while sounding somewhat open, that's why.

post #1558 of 2064
@hekeli and @avl06 That's exactly why I bought the Fostex TH900. Love them, and don't regret my purchase. They do isolate a bit better than a complete open HP, but not by much. I have a couple of Grados, and they definately leak much more. But I sometimes need good HPs in a noisy environment, and TH900 falls short there. I've actually tried listening to them both on a plane and a train. (Not recommendable.) I hope Sig Pro will cover those needs.
post #1559 of 2064

The Ultrasone Signature pro definitely associates very good isolation and a very high level of sound quality with a quite neutral signature (slightly warm side of neutrality though ) ;)  

post #1560 of 2064
My Ultrasone Sig Pro unboxing from amazon Japan











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