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post #1621 of 2056

Listen to Charnett Moffett Solo Bass Works right now. Sounds fantastic. Every detail is perfectly revealed. I am a big fan of solo bass. Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Renaud Garcia-Fons, SMV and more. They all sound great on the Sig Pro. And female voices like Diana Krall, Celine Dion, Barbara Streisand, Amy MacDonald, Alanis Morissette, Adele, Pink sound fantasic. The voices are prominent, never get lost behind the instruments, like on bass heavy cans. But also male voices sound great.

Bottom line:

 

I love this headphone.

post #1622 of 2056
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Originally Posted by pietcux View Post

Listen to Charnett Moffett Solo Bass Works right now. Sounds fantastic. Every detail is perfectly revealed. I am a big fan of solo bass. Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Renaud Garcia-Fons, SMV and more. They all sound great on the Sig Pro. And female voices like Diana Krall, Celine Dion, Barbara Streisand, Amy MacDonald, Alanis Morissette, Adele, Pink sound fantasic. The voices are prominent, never get lost behind the instruments, like on bass heavy cans. But also male voices sound great.

Bottom line:

 

I love this headphone.


 That Charnett Moffett, what a crazy artist. Never seen somebody using his Bass in so many different ways.

 

I will have to sleep over this, but probably it will be th SP. I would like to give Ultrasone a second chance.

post #1623 of 2056

Try Nik Bärtsch's Ronin Live 2009- 2010 on them or Marcus Miller Redemption title Renaissance or SMV album Thunder title Pendulum.

post #1624 of 2056
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Originally Posted by RAFA View Post

I am considering buying either the Signature Pro or the Fostex TH600.

 

I do not expect that somebody has both at home, but maybe someone could compare the Signatures and the 900 pro for me. As a side note. I did not like the sound signature of the 900 PRO (too sharp highs and too much bass quantity).


I agree with the positive comments regarding the Sig PRO.  If your preferences are toward a bit more emphasis on the low end as you may find with the TH600 (only based on what I have read), then I would also highly recommend the Sig DJ.  AnakChan can assist you with a comparison of those as well.  In fact, he did post a review comparing both and might be one of a handful of people on the planet to have auditioned all three.

 

P.S. In contrast, I think the PRO900 is one of the most offensively harsh headphones I ever had the displeasure of hearing.  Think nails on a chalkboard.......


Edited by Craigster75 - 6/29/13 at 5:26pm
post #1625 of 2056
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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post


I agree with the positive comments regarding the Sig PRO.  If your preferences are toward a bit more emphasis on the low end as you may find with the TH600 (only based on what I have read), then I would also highly recommend the Sig DJ.  AnakChan can assist you with a comparison of those as well.  In fact, he did post a review comparing both and might be one of a handful of people on the planet to have auditioned all three.

 

P.S. In contrast, I think the PRO900 is one of the most offensively harsh headphones I ever had the displeasure of hearing.  Think nails on a chalkboard.......

 

AnakChan's memory is bad :P as he's auditioned many other headphones since then and can't really remember the signature. The one thing I can say more positively is that the TH-600 does have a more open soundstage than the SigPros due to the TH-600's leaky seal. The SigPros isolate more but as a result does have a somewhat more closed soundstage (even with the S-Logic).

 

Edit: I forgot to ask a pretty fundamental question. Is this for going out or use at home? If it's for going out, I think it's without a doubt the SigPros or SigDJs would be the preferred option. The TH-600 uses the same swivel design as the TH-900's of which my TH-900 broke twice.

post #1626 of 2056
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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post


I agree with the positive comments regarding the Sig PRO.  If your preferences are toward a bit more emphasis on the low end as you may find with the TH600 (only based on what I have read), then I would also highly recommend the Sig DJ.  AnakChan can assist you with a comparison of those as well.  In fact, he did post a review comparing both and might be one of a handful of people on the planet to have auditioned all three.

P.S. In contrast, I think the PRO900 is one of the most offensively harsh headphones I ever had the displeasure of hearing.  Think nails on a chalkboard.......

How can Ultrasone sell such a Headphone like the PRO 900. I never wanted to rant about them in the respective forum, because there seems to be a lot people who love that headphone. Or maybe I am just spoiled with the laidback sound of my ATHs.

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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

AnakChan's memory is bad :P as he's auditioned many other headphones since then and can't really remember the signature. The one thing I can say more positively is that the TH-600 does have a more open soundstage than the SigPros due to the TH-600's leaky seal. The SigPros isolate more but as a result does have a somewhat more closed soundstage (even with the S-Logic).

Edit: I forgot to ask a pretty fundamental question. Is this for going out or use at home? If it's for going out, I think it's without a doubt the SigPros or SigDJs would be the preferred option. The TH-600 uses the same swivel design as the TH-900's of which my TH-900 broke twice.

Ok, I should have read your post in the thread first smily_headphones1.gif I will use them mainly at home, eventually at work, if my boss is ok with it and on train-trips.

While walking, I would still use the ATH-ES10 blinbling "swag".

Braking TH600 is a no-go for me, as I would have to send them back to Japan, wich would be costly. Also replacement parts seem not to be around.
post #1627 of 2056
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Originally Posted by RAFA View Post

 

Are the SP forgiving, when it comes to bad recordings? Also how do female voices sound with the SP? How about jazz?

 

IMO SP is not forgiving AT ALL. Garbage in garbage out. 

 

For vocals: SP renders perfectly well vocals without any added colour and I really appreciate this point For example Youn Sun Nah sounds amazingly well through my SP But give SP's Utrasone nature , mids aren't as proheminent as for example with The Sennheiser HD600  so  when Vocals are mixed with many others instruments , ther're not forward. I don't know if I'm entirely understable . I apologize for my deficient english redface.gif.

 

For Jazz , especially instrumental and modern one. Ultrasone SP is a king . Jazz is my favorite music besides Classical and some Electro  . In contrast I think SP is not the best option for Rock ( vocals and guitars don't shine enough to be fully enjoyable) .

 

Until now I didn't meet any headphone (but I didn't try other top guns like Senn HD800 ou Beryerdynamic T1 for example) which sounded as "right" and as respectful for Instruments real sound as my Signature pro.   I'd just switched from my K501 ou my SP while listening to Bill Evans "Waltz for Debby" and even if K501 is really a good headphone , SP is several notches above . Details, intimacy with instruments are impressive. 

 

The last point that impress me every times is the fact I really can see instruments when I Listen to music. It seems I really can imagine precisely Scott Lafaro's fingers on his doublebass strings while I'm listening to his Chorus.  

 

Ultrasone Signature pro is definitely an headphone designed for serious listening L3000.gif


Edited by Sorrodje - 6/30/13 at 5:20am
post #1628 of 2056
Your English is for sure better than my French!
post #1629 of 2056
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Originally Posted by RAFA View Post


How can Ultrasone sell such a Headphone like the PRO 900. I never wanted to rant about them in the respective forum, because there seems to be a lot people who love that headphone. Or maybe I am just spoiled with the laidback sound of my ATHs.

lol, And I really like the 900's AND the SP's. I think that probably says something about the versatility of the SP's, how such a wide variety of people with different preferences enjoy them.

post #1630 of 2056

I thought the 900's were possibly the worst purchase I ever made. The high end was absolutely searing. I thought the top of my head might actually separate from the rest of my skull and the much vaunted bass was flabby and diffuse. Fortunately that did not stop me from exploring the Sig PRO and then the Sig DJ's and they are absolutely my two favorite phones. Different from each other yet both absolutely sonically exquisite.

post #1631 of 2056

Agree 100% !  I have the ED8 and the SP.  Can't listen to the ED8 anymore.

post #1632 of 2056

That is exactly what I think.  The vocals could be a bit more forward such as the HD 600/ 650.

For jazz the SP is very good.  For rock it depends much on the record.  The bass can be a bit overwhelming. 

 

The SP does very well with the Meier Corda Classic !  A wonderful amp.

post #1633 of 2056

Sorry didn't know how to quote....

First reply in regards to Ahzari page 104.

Second reply for Sorrodje this page.

post #1634 of 2056
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Originally Posted by Levaix View Post

lol, And I really like the 900's AND the SP's. I think that probably says something about the versatility of the SP's, how such a wide variety of people with different preferences enjoy them.
Quite interesting to hear smily_headphones1.gif Did you ever mod your 900?


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Originally Posted by raelamb View Post

I thought the 900's were possibly the worst purchase I ever made. The high end was absolutely searing. I thought the top of my head might actually separate from the rest of my skull and the much vaunted bass was flabby and diffuse. Fortunately that did not stop me from exploring the Sig PRO and then the Sig DJ's and they are absolutely my two favorite phones. Different from each other yet both absolutely sonically exquisite.

This is exactly how I felt with the 900s.

I missed a chance to buy the SP for a good price over ebay this weekend, now I am waiting for another good offer...
post #1635 of 2056
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Originally Posted by RAFA View Post

Quite interesting to hear smily_headphones1.gif Did you ever mod your 900?
This is exactly how I felt with the 900s.

I missed a chance to buy the SP for a good price over ebay this weekend, now I am waiting for another good offer...

Amazing how we all hear differently. I love the Pro900 and liked the Sig Pro EXCEPT for long term comfort. I did the HD650 headband mod to BOTH phones, put Alpha pads on the Pro900 and it is just perfect now. Wish I could have figured out how to swap pads on the Sig Pro. I may get a Sig DJ in the future.
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