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post #166 of 2085

Pics & impressions after 200hrs of burn-in please!

 

Also, what amp & source are you using?

post #167 of 2085

new flagship from ultrasone?

 

amazing

post #168 of 2085
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Originally Posted by jpelg View Post

Pics & impressions after 200hrs of burn-in please!

 

Also, what amp & source are you using?


 

Cambridge 840C --> Zana Deux SE as well as straight from my MacBook Pro sans amp / DAC. I think these are a better portable alternative to the Edition 8 given their rugged design. They sound pretty good even without an amp.

post #169 of 2085

My ears don't fit into earcups from Ultrasone Pro2900. Tell us  how good/bad is it with Signature Pro? I wish more space like on Sennheiser HD600... to  my next headphone. 

post #170 of 2085
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Originally Posted by gouvernator View Post

My ears don't fit into earcups from Ultrasone Pro2900. Tell us  how good/bad is it with Signature Pro? I wish more space like on Sennheiser HD600... to  my next headphone. 



The shape is more ovoid than circular as in the PRO 2900, similar to the HFI or older Editions. It may be a little smaller than the HD650 from memory though. The clamping force is pretty strong however, just like the Edition 9s.

post #171 of 2085

Thanks! Good to know that is less circular...

post #172 of 2085

I'm wondering if the bass on the Signature Pro is going to start growing with "burn-in." Was this the experience people had with the PRO 900? Or was it the reverse, with the bass tightening?

 

Right now, the Signature Pro has a pretty even-handed sound signature to my ears. This may sound trite, but it's sounding like a midway point between the Edition 9 and Edition 8. It lacks the huge, cavernous bass and cocooning effect of the Edition 9, with a more punchy and precise bass presence similar to the Edition 8. However it definitely lacks the hotter top end of the Edition 8 which can sound a bit strident on certain recordings. The mids have a slightly forward, more aggressive character right now.

 

I'm liking it. They rugged construction makes them easier to use and handle like the PRO series, but they definitely sound better than any PRO series I've heard. Overall in terms of practicality and performance, I personally think these are Ultrasone's best effort in a while.

 

Grain of salt, etc.

post #173 of 2085

Oh, and just to clarify: these are by no means bass shy. I'd put them around the level of the Edition 8 thus far, perhaps even more so.

 

It's just the Edition 9 were ridiculous. The bass on them was practically weaponized.

post #174 of 2085

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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

I'm wondering if the bass on the Signature Pro is going to start growing with "burn-in." Was this the experience people had with the PRO 900? Or was it the reverse, with the bass tightening?


I don't remember any real difference on the bass over time with the PRO 900.

 

post #175 of 2085
The first image... wtf, it's an M50 housing...
post #176 of 2085

Any updates? Any one else buying a pair? I can't buy one right now, but I liked my Ed 8 when I had it.

post #177 of 2085
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The first image... wtf, it's an M50 housing...


Oh god, OH JESUS.

post #178 of 2085

 

Wonder if they will sell really well ~ they're very pricey, but I would choose them over an Edition 8 too.

 

Better build quality for sure, and at least they have a niche ~ electronica and hip hop. The Edition 8 is

a bit of 'bit of this and that'.

 

How are female vocals coming along Muppetface? I should give them another try at the store.

post #179 of 2085

I have to say, I'm finding the Signature Pro to be a pleasant surprise from Ultrasone. I'd like to think they've learned from the blunder of the Edition 10 and decided to rethink a few things. I'd like to think that. But I suppose we'll see.

 

To that end, the Signature PRO is not a glamorous looking headphone like the newer Editions. The shape is actually a very common OEM design that Ultrasone has been using for quite a while, and aside from the headband, there's nothing new really. It's the same shape that's been used with the Edition 7, Edition 9, and the HFI series, albeit beefed up in certain spots and sporting a more rugged plastic from the PRO series.

 

It seems Ultrasone is putting sound quality and usability first ahead of "luxury" for the Signature PRO.

 

I'm definitely preferring these to the Edition 8 so far.

post #180 of 2085

Great that they sound good, but for $1300 I think the design ought to be a little more distinctive.  I'm guessing the headband and earpads are leather Ethiopian sheepskin, though.

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